Before deciding on a career in teaching Harrie studied Sport and Exercise Science at Liverpool John Moores University and played 1st team rugby. After graduating he was employed by Charters Sports College in the UK who sponsored him during his initial teacher training and offered him a position on completion. His teaching philosophy is student centred. He aims to instil a belief in students that qualities can be improved through effort, challenge and experience. Harrie has had experience teaching all age groups KS1-5, organising various expeditions and sports tours internationally, additionally he has coached teams in various sports. His desire was always to teach internationally and when an opportunity presented itself at BSKL he jumped at the chance. He has been at the British International School Kuala Lumpur for 4 years and is currently Director of Physical Education and Sport. In his spare time he enjoys playing competitive rugby, football and participating in various forms of fitness training.