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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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    We have a dedicated team waiting to hear from you and ready to put you in touch with others whom you may wish or need to speak to.

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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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Primary - Year 5 Teachers

  • Joseph Paul O'Donnell (1)

    Joe O'Donnell

    Year 5 Teacher, Head of Year 5

    Joe O'Donnell

    I joined the British School of Beijing in August 2016 after I decided to take on a new challenge working in an international school. I come from Galway City in the Republic of Ireland where I completed a 3 year Bachelor of Arts at the National University of Ireland, Galway. I then moved to London in September 2011 where I completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Education at St. Mary’s University in Twickenham.

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  • Gemma Louise Robinson (3)

    Gemma Robinson

    Year 5 Teacher, Primary Performing Arts Coordinator

    Gemma Robinson

    I qualified as a teacher in 2013 at Edge Hill University with a BA in Primary Education and Performing Arts. I have worked internationally for 5 years in both Qatar and Brazil. During this time, I have experienced both Key Stages, teaching in Year 1 and Year 6. Throughout my teaching career, I have shared a love of drama with children and teachers alike, directing a number of school musicals and productions as well as running drama based ASA’s for children of all year groups. China’s vast culture and BSB’s great reputation helped me to make the decision to move my ever-changing adventure to Beijing.

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  • Inkie Van Niekerk

    Inkie van Niekerk

    Year 5 Teacher

    Inkie van Niekerk

    After completing my schooling, I registered at the University of Pretoria (RSA), where I read for a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Psychology and Political Sciences. I then proceeded to post graduate studies at the University of Pretoria (RSA) focusing on International Relations and Political Sciences. After completing my university degrees, I started working for the Council of Europe as the Liaison Officer for the Venice Commission, where my main focus was on educational study and exchange programmes.

    After my marriage and the birth of my son, I completed studies in fitness courses which enabled me to run classes for adults. This gave me flexibility to look after my family while pursuing part-time work. When my husband was transferred to East London, I was employed at the Carel du Toit Centre in a post encompassing fundraising and teaching young deaf children to speak using the auditory verbal method. I became inspired to work with children and grew to realize that this is where my future lay. I loved both the children and the teaching.

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  • Stephen Casey (3)

    Stephen Casey

    Year 5 Teacher

    Stephen Casey

    I joined the the Year 4 team in August 2015. I come from Leeds in the North of England. I completed a 4-year Bachelor of Education degree at Moray house Institute of Education that is part of the University of Edinburgh. We had a wonderful college campus on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh just down the old cobbled street from the famous castle.

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