An opportunity to explore what a British education looks like for students aged 1-18 on our South Lake Campus, with a range of activities led by our teachers. Register your interest today!

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  • Outstanding Location

    Located directly on the shores of the scenic South Lake (Nan Hu), we offer your child a respite from busy city life each day.

    South Lake Campus

  • A World-Class Curriculum

    We are the only school in Guangzhou to offer your child premium access to the English National Curriculum.

    VSE - Secondary

  • Activity & Responsibility

    Your child will be offered world-class opportunities designed to develop confidence, skill and responsibility.

    Graduation 2020

  • Highest Quality Staff

    Our teaching staff are the finest in Guangzhou. All are police verified and fully qualified with UK or international teaching experience.

    Monika Howes

  • Welcome to Guangzhou

    You won't just receive an excellent education for your child, you'll also be joining our growing international community.

    Nursery class at BSG

  • New Opportunities

    From our choir to our sports teams, every day something wonderful happens at The British School of Guangzhou.

    Students playing basketball

  • Tell us about your child

    Your child is our focus. Tell us about them and we'll help you make the right choices.

    Nursery class at BSG

Primary School Teachers - Years 1 & 2

Our dedicated team of Primary School teachers are highly experienced at delivering the English National Curriculum in an international setting.

  • Collette Bowness

    Collette Bowness

    Assistant Head of Primary

    Collette Bowness

    BA (hons), PGCE

    I trained and qualified as a Primary School teacher from Trinity College, Carmarthen, University of Wales. Initially I worked in Key Stage 2 at a Junior school in South London. During my 9 years in London, I had the opportunity to lead year group teams, develop numeracy and ICT programmes and undertook action research projects on reading development. I got married in 2001 and decided to follow my dream of teaching overseas and moved to Garden International School in Kuala Lumpur to join their Senior Leadership Team.

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  • Jessica Viljoen

    Jessica Viljoen

    Year 1 Teacher

    Jessica Viljoen

    BA (hons), PGCE

    I graduated from Stellenbosch University in South Africa in 2014. I taught English for 2 years in Secondary School and then moved to China in 2016. This is my fifth teaching year in China. I taught Pre-Kindergarten at an International School in Guangzhou and am now a Year 1 teacher at BSG.

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  • Matthew McLaughlin

    Matthew McLaughlin

    Year 1 Teacher

    Matthew McLaughlin

    BSc, PGCE

    I first qualified in Wales, completing my bachelor degree. I then moved to London where I completed my PGCE in Forensic Science and Biology.  I have been teaching in London for four years and have taught children of all age groups in Primary school but mainly in Reception and Year 1. 

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  • Christina Landrum

    Christina Landrum

    Year 2 Teacher

    Christina Landrum

    BA (hons), ABCTE

    After graduating from the University of South Carolina, I went on to study acting and drama at the Stella Adler Studio in New York.  My experience there enhanced my desire to travel further a field and discover more of the incredible and diverse world we live in.  I began this journey with a one-way ticket to Guangzhou, which I must confess, I knew little about at the time.  Since arriving here I have completed my ABCTE (American Board of Certification of Teacher Excellence) qualification.

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  • David Healey

    David Healey

    Year 2 Teacher & Learning Leader

    David Healey

    BA (hons), PGCE

    Before beginning my degree, I spent a year working as a Teaching Assistant in Beijing. I had always wanted to be a teacher, but it was my year here that really affirmed my desire to work with, educate and inspire young minds. This was also where I developed my love of travelling! Upon returning to the UK, I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of East Anglia before moving on to complete a PGCE at the same university.

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  • Profile - Prerna Nankani

    Prerna Nankani

    Reception Teacher

    Prerna Nankani

    BA (hons), PGCE

    After achieving my degree, I completed a CertTESOL course from Trinity College, London, before migrating to Guangzhou more than ten years ago. I worked in a trading company in Hong Kong as an accountant, and never thought I would be a teacher someday. Becoming a teacher has been like a calling for me and that’s when I joined BSG five years ago.

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  • Jenny Lim

    Jenny Lim

    Year 2 Teacher

    Jenny Lim

    MA, PGCE

    I have been teaching for 4 years in various International schools (Middle East and East Asia) and Australian Public Primary school. I have experience in ranges of year groups, however, mostly experienced in KS1. Majority of the children I taught had diverse cultural backgrounds, some were culturally sensitive and challenging to adapt to English / American education. Therefore, I had to personalise the learning contexts to ensure their culture was respected and inclusive at all times but also support them to be open-minded learners to other communities. Furthermore, I also had success in supporting students to become independent and responsible learners from young age.

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  • Mary Emmerton

    Mary Emmerton

    Year 2 Teacher

    Mary Emmerton

    BA, ACCA, IPGCE

    I discovered my passion for teaching 12 years ago, at BSG, where my husband was a Science teacher, when my two sons were in year 1 and pre-nursery. I became immersed in their early education through my involvement with the school as a parent-representative and volunteer. Learning from, and being supported by, a team of dedicated, caring, and passionate teachers ensured my sons were always excited to go to school. My time as a volunteer at BSG gave me the fulfilment lacking in my original profession as an accountant; it sparked a personal desire to contribute to the development and shaping of young minds.

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