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

Collette Bowness

Collette Bowness

Assistant Head of Primary

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.

During an action-packed 3 years I helped lead Key Stage 2 through their successful CIS accreditation and further developed my own teaching practice within a truly international setting. The Middle East was my next calling where I spent the following 10 years teaching and leading at Doha College in Qatar before moving to Compass International School. This was my first taste of the Nord Anglia Family and I was given the exciting opportunity of further developing my leadership skills by taking part in their Senior Leaders Programme.

During my teaching career, I have held numerous leadership positions, including Year Leader, Key Stage Leader, English Leader and Assistant Head positions. When I received the offer to become part of the Year 2 team at BSG, I was delighted to accept. My students’ progression and enjoyment of their lessons is my utmost priority as a class teacher and a leader. Developing children's global awareness, their self confidence and the ability to thrive in a constantly changing environment is something I am passionate about. I feel priviliged to be a part of your child's learning journey and hopefully, along the way, we'll enjoy many good stories.

I originally come from Northern Ireland and although I love travelling, it's always good to go home and see my family.  My husband, Dean, our two children, Kieran in Year 10, Kayla in Year 7 and our little dog, Pebbles will be accompanying me to Guangzhou. We are very excited about the opportunities to travel within South China and the chance to introduce our children to the joys of this part of Asia. Travelling allows me to experiment with my camera and sample the many different foods that can be found in this part of the world. When not working or travelling, there's nothing I love more than curling up and getting lost in a good book.