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    We provide international education to over 1,100 students ages 1-18. We are at the heart of our community, a hub for many expat families in living Beijing.

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    Through the Nord Anglia University we focus our teachers professional development to ensure that your child receives high quality teaching experience.

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    You will immediately recognise one of our students when you meet them by their evident respect for others, their intellectual and social confidence.

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    We are a high achieving school with excellent academic success. We believe in bringing out the best in every student of all abilities.

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    Through our News & Insights section you can find out the latest from our school and from other schools in the Nord Anglia Education global family.

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    We teach the English National Curriculum, offer a German curriculum at primary level and IB Diploma for Years 12 & 13 students.

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Nonie Adams

Nonie Adams a

Head of Primary School


Joining BSB Shunyi in August 2016 marked my fourth international posting, having been a teacher and leader in international education for many years now. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Master of Education in Language and Literacy both from Macquarie University. I have a Diploma of Teaching in Primary Education and a Graduate Diploma in Gifted and Talented Education.

Having qualified as a teacher in Australia, I soon moved to Bangkok to teach at Bangkok Patana school for ten years. I then spent six wonderful years living in Tokyo and working as the Director of Studies at the British School in Tokyo. After ten years as the Head of Primary at Regents International School, Pattaya (a FOBISIA and NAE school), I am now delighted to be living and working in Beijing, China. As a Head of Primary I feel very privileged to be leading a school such as this Primary school where the students are delightful, staff hard-working and committed educationalists and parents supportive and engaged.

My son thoroughly enjoys the challenging and exciting learning offered in the Secondary school here at BSB Shunyi. As a family – with my husband Geoff – we have enjoyed exploring many interesting and beautiful parts of China.  We are all originally from Sydney, Australia and as a family we like to be active outdoors and enjoy skiing, hiking, trekking, kayaking, bike-riding etc on our holidays. My husband and I also enjoy wine tasting when possible and have visited many fine wineries in Australia to indulge this hobby. We hope to do the same in France one day!