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Catherine Farquharson

Catherine Farquharson

Lower Key Stage 2 Academic Leader, Global Campus Leader, Be Ambitious Leader, Year 4 Kingfishers Class Teacher

Choosing to become a primary school teacher is the best decision I have ever made. I can’t imagine having any other job. Every day is different, every child is unique and you embark together on a learning journey of discovery with lots of laughs and smiles along the way. At the beginning of my career, three years were spent in Scotland gaining experience in all stages of Primary. My first year of teaching was spent on Isle of Islay, a beautiful remote island off the west coast of Scotland. Before moving to Beijing I spent four years teaching on the sunny island of Cyprus.

I was positively delighted to begin the next chapter of my career at The British School of Beijing, Sanlitun back in 2016.

The school’s focus on a nurturing environment for all children to be ambitious academically, socially and personally resonates with my own teaching philosophy. This will be my third year teaching at BSB Sanlitun and I am very much looking forward to another exciting year ahead.

Outside of school I like to spend time travelling and exploring new places, capturing it all with my camera. During my spare time I love being outdoors, horse riding, going for long walks, yoga and relaxing with a good book. Fashion and shopping are a slight obsession of mine. I am a certified shopaholic!