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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

Primary School Teachers - Years 1 & 2

Our dedicated team of Primary School teachers are highly experienced at delivering the English National Curriculum in an international setting.

  • Collette Bowness

    Collette Bowness

    Year 1 Teacher & Learning Leader

    Collette Bowness

    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.

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  • Jessica Viljoen

    Jessica Viljoen

    Year 1 Teacher

    Jessica Viljoen

    I graduated from Stellenbosch University in South Africa in 2014.  I have a bachelor’s degree with a major in English, History and Psychology and a PGCE. I taught English for 2 years in Secondary School and then moved to China in 2016. This is my fifth teaching year in China. I taught Pre-Kindergarten at an International School in Guangzhou and am now a Year 1 teacher at BSG.

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  • Tracy Peralta

    Tracy Peralta

    Year 1 Teacher

    Tracy Peralta

    After working as a Nursery Nurse in various settings, I completed a four year BA (Hons) degree in Primary Education with qualified teacher status (QTS) in the UK. I have now been teaching for over 20 years and have taught across all key stages (EYFS, KS1 and KS2).  I have completed the Leadership Pathways Programme and have experience of leading in several areas including: school SENCo, Literacy and Reading Leader / Read Write Inc Leader. 

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  • Catherine Hathaway

    Catherine Hathaway

    Year 1 Teacher

    Catherine Hathaway

    After completing a BSc in Ecology and then an MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation at the University of Leeds, I followed my passions for the outdoors and education to become a Field Studies Instructor on the Isle of Wight, UK. This is where I met Kieren McGill, my husband. 

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  • Early Years Teacher - Matthew McLaughlin

    Matthew McLaughlin

    Year 1 Teacher

    Matthew McLaughlin

    I first qualified in Wales, completing my bachelor degree in Joint Honours in Biology and Forensic Science.   I then moved to London where I completed my PGCE in Forensic Science and Biology.  I have been teaching in London for four years and have taught children of all age groups in Primary school but mainly in Reception and Year 1.  

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  • David Healey

    David Healey

    Year 2 Teacher & Learning Leader

    David Healey

    Before beginning my degree, I spent a year working as a Teaching Assistant in Beijing. I had always wanted to be a teacher, but it was my year here that really affirmed my desire to work with, educate and inspire young minds. This was also where I developed my love of travelling! Upon returning to the UK, I completed my undergraduate degree in Literature and Philosophy at the University of East Anglia before moving on to complete a PGCE at the same university.

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  • Profile - Prerna Nankani

    Prerna Nankani

    Reception Teacher

    Prerna Nankani

    I have a Bachelor of Commerce degree specialising in Accounts and Banking. I also completed my CertTESOL course from Trinity College, London, before migrating to Guangzhou ten years ago. I worked in a trading company in Hong Kong as an accountant and never thought I would be a teacher someday. Becoming a teacher has been like a calling for me and that’s when I joined BSG five years ago.

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  • BSG teacher

    Clare Levy

    Year 2 Teacher

    Clare Levy

    I have been teaching for five years. I have previously taught for four years at a Nord Anglia School in Qatar in the Middle East. There I taught a year in Reception, two years in Year 1 and a year in Year 2. Teaching in the Middle East has given me a lot of experience in teaching English Second Language learners and has made teaching Literacy a passion of mine. Doing this creatively and in a way that children find enjoyable is something I strive for in my lessons.

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