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Patrick O'Neill

Patrick O

Primary Assistant Head - Student Wellbeing

Patrick joined the school in 2011 and leads on many elements of the Primary school, particularly pastoral care of our student body. 

Before moving to the British International School, I worked in London for 7 years. I was born in the Midlands, but spent a large proportion of my teens and early twenties in South Wales, where I obtained my Primary teaching degree, before moving to London.

Prior to teaching I worked in France for a number of years and it was there, whilst working with children from all over Europe, that I made the decision to begin teaching.

I am thoroughly enjoying being part of this dynamic and ambitious team. Year on year the school is improving and being part of a team responsible for those improvements continues to give me great motivation and job satisfaction.

I am a sport fiend. Playing it, watching it or buying the equipment to help me play it better; l love to take part in all things sport related. My particular favourites would be football and rugby, however since injuries have stopped me playing contact sports l have developed a love for my bicycles. During my time in the UAE l have cycled in the Dubai 92 road race, to the top of Jebel Hafeet – never again – and the top of Wadi B twice. I’m currently on the lookout for my next challenge!

What do students say?

"Mr. O’Neill is the best teacher in the world because he makes every lesson fun and funny."

"Mr. O’Neill is sometimes funny and makes jokes I learn so much from him and l want to be in his class every year."

"Mr. O’Neill is kind and helpful and the funniest teacher in the world."