• A Warm Welcome

    Situated in the heart of a thriving expat community, our school is home to families from all over the world

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  • Academic Success

    Delivering oustanding results at every level in our school

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  • Helping Others Thrive

    We believe passionately in learning, and our modern approach to education continues to help our students shine

  • Be Ambitious

    Inspiring academic success & developing social, intellectual and confident children

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  • Support & Guidance

    We look forward to seeing you at the British International School, Puxi and welcoming you and your family to our special community

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  • News & Views

    Stay in touch with all that is taking place in our school and our community

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  • Get in Touch

    We like talking about education and children. You can get in touch with our admissions team by phone,skype or e-mail, or by calling in to see us

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Katie Riordan


Pre-Nursery Teacher

Katie’s broad experience in education takes her from early years right through to tertiary, where she spent a few years lecturing student teachers on her specialist area of early childhood education and development. With a Diploma of Teaching from the New Zealand College of Early Childhood Education, and a Bachelor of Education from Massey University, NZ, early years education has always been her passion.  Katie enjoys guiding the youngest learners to drive their own learning through rich exciting experiences of exploration, discovery and play. Katie also has a passion for writing, and has published a resource book for early years teachers as well as numerous magazine articles and columns on parenting and related issues.

Katie came to Shanghai from her home country of New Zealand, and is joined with her Aircraft Engineer husband, Ross, and their three teenagers, Olivia, Leo and Zoe who are all students in the secondary school at BISS. Katie loves travel, writing and spending time with her family.

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