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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

Gareth Hill, Teacher at British School of Guangzhou

5 Questions with Gareth Hill

Teaching has taken Gareth from China to Brazil and back again, and as an experienced international teacher, he's dedicated the last 4 years to The British School of Guangzhou and become a valued member of the Year 1 team.

  • Gareth Hill

1. What were your first impressions of BSG?

The school felt enormous when I first arrived. I remember feeling quite lost for those first few days, trying to find my way around to various training sessions during the introduction days. However, once I had met lots of the friendly faces of our staff and our students around the school, it made me feel incredibly welcome and didn’t take long to settle in to the BSG community.

I remember being very impressed by the facilities and resources available to us at the school and feeling excited about the prospect of teaching here.

2. What is it like to be a teacher at BSG?

I feel very proud to work at BSG. The environment I work in provides me with everything I need to be an effective teacher and also the opportunities to constantly challenge myself and develop my own practice.

I work amongst an excellent team of practitioners who share and develop ideas and are very supportive. It is impossible not to enjoy this job when you meet the children that we teach. They come into school every day with enthusiasm, smiles and so many stories to tell. It has genuinely been such a pleasure getting to know our amazing students and families at BSG during my five years of teaching here.

I feel very proud to work at BSG. The environment I work in provides me with everything I need to be an effective teacher, and also the opportunities to constantly challenge myself and develop my own practice. Gareth Hill, Year 1 Teacher

3. How does our ‘be ambitious’ philosophy help our students and staff?

Ambition is what drives high achievement and success. When we are ambitious with everything we do, the students we teach are constantly challenged and achieve beyond expectations. Their ambition gets bigger and their dreams become achievable. This philosophy applies to staff as well; we are ambitious in every aspect of our practice, whether that’s delivering inspiring units and lessons, constantly reflecting and learning about our own practice or seeking professional development to ensure we are providing the best for the children in our care.

4. Do you have a particular highlight or favourite memory from your time here?

This is not a specific memory, but reflecting on the years spent at BSG, how can International Day not be up there. Every year, a huge community come together to celebrate all that’s amazing about the international setting we teach in. Our parents, children and staff all put in a huge amount of effort to make the day work and every year it does not disappoint.

5. What do you do with your spare time in Guangzhou?

In my spare time I love spending quality time with my friends and family. Last year my wife and I had a baby girl in Guangzhou and it’s great to get home and spend evenings out and about exploring the city, or even just playing with toys and playdough at home. We also have our dogs which keep us busy; we often take long walks around Guangzhou with them. Aside from this, I try to keep healthy by running and I love cooking (and eating) delicious food.

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