Pleased to Meet You...Marie Monro
13 January 2014
This week we are pleased to meet Marie Monro, Head of Key Stage 1.
- How long have you been at BISS Puxi? This is my 6th year at BISS Puxi.
- What do you enjoy most about teaching at our school? I really enjoy teaching children from different nationalities, cultures and backgrounds. It is brilliant talking to children about their home countries and how they learn things differently or similarly to the way that we do at BISS Puxi. I love discussing travel and experiences with the children here. Teachers at BISS Puxi try very hard to make all of the learning that children do here relevant to the life that they are living in Shanghai and to the experiences that they are having outside of school.
- What ECAs do you run? I coach the SISAC girls’ basketball team. We are currently number 2 in the city as we came second at the SISAC end of season tournament at SAS Pudong this past Saturday. We beat all of the schools that we played in our West league this season so we are the best in the West! The girls are currently preparing for our ACAMIS tournament this week where we will be competing with 4 other schools from around China. Next week I will start training the girls that are going to the U11 FOBISIA tournament in March which I am also very excited about. It is very fulfilling training the girls in new skills and bringing together a team that enjoy playing sport together.
- What is your favourite thing about living in China? I enjoy living in China mainly because of the amazing travel opportunities that it offers. Travelling within China is very easy and there is so much to see. I have been to all of the major tourist attractions during my time here but there are always lots of places to go and see on the weekend or during school holidays. Next weekend I am going to Harbin’s Ice Festival which I am very excited about! China is an incredible country with lots to see and experience! I also love fried dumplings, they are one of the best things about China!
- What do you miss most from home? The only thing I really miss about being in the UK is my friends and family (and prawn cocktail crisps and Cadbury’s chocolate). I really miss my parents and sister but Skype means that I can still see them and we email and text regularly. I really look forward to the summer and Christmas though when I always go home to see them all!