• A Global Family

    The world is full of opportunities. We give your child a place to grow so they can reach out and grab them.

    Our School

  • Learning for Everyone

    Whatever your child needs, our curriculum inspires them to reach their full potential.

    Academic Success: individualised instruction

  • Building The Whole Child

    Our students have the confidence to achieve, but also the character and values to become valued members of society.

    Student Life

  • Teachers Who Care

    Our experienced teaching staff care about the education of their students, and are always prepared to go one step further.

    Our Staff

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    Our close-knit community of parents, teachers and students is our pride and joy. We hope you can be a part of it.

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  • A World of Excitement

    Our packed calendar of events and activities will make each day special.

    Les Martinets Trip

  • Helping Children Grow

    Your child can go anywhere. We aim to give them the confidence to get there.

    DCIS Proms 2016

Emilie McKernan

Emilie McKernan

10D Form Tutor/Secondary School Business and L & T Teacher/Red Dot Radio Lead

Emilie holds a BA in Geography and Economics and an MA in Planning and Sustainable Development from University College Cork, Ireland. She then went on to complete a Professional Diploma in Education from the University of Limerick. 

Emilie's teaching career began in Ireland and a desire for challenge and to broaden her experience led her to look further afield. She arrived in Singapore in 2013, first teaching Humanities in a local school before having the opportunity to join the wonderful school community at Dover Court. She was attracted to this school because of its emphasis on the importance of every student that enters its doors and the focus on quality teaching and learning.

She has worked in Ireland and London, in public and private Planning, as well as freelancing. While working on community projects and with schools in London, she came to realize her true passion was working with students. She returned to University to complete her PDip.Ed and have never looked back. She has been fortunate to have gained a broad range of experience in mainstream, learning support and further education environments. She enjoys new challenges and roles, in particular supporting students in projects that develop their leadership, performance, communication and athletics skills. She believes in discovery based learning - to develop students’ thinking, reflection and communication skills, to enable them to become passionate, independent life-long learners.

She is passionate about health and wellbeing, previously acting in Health Ambassador and Welfare Officer roles. She enjoys keeping fit by playing tennis, running, yoga and joining the staff for cross-fit at Dover Court. She is fortunate to have joined a team of like-minded colleagues. In her free time she enjoys cooking, and have completed introductory courses at Darina Allen’s famous Ballymaloe Cookery School. While travelling she also completed a Vietnamese and Thai cooking course.

She loves living in Singapore and the professional, travel and adventure opportunities available here. This year she hopes to complete her first half marathon.

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