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Sam Gipson


Head of Secondary / Head of Humanities

Sam holds a Masters in Teaching and is currently completing his PhD through the University of New England, Australia, investigating organizational and collaborative culture in Schools. Sam also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (majoring in History and International Politics) and a Master of Islamic Studies (School of Social & Political Inquiry). Sam has completed both the Nord Anglia University 'Middle Leadership Programme' and 'Senior Leadership Programme' as well as his NPQSL (National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership). He has worked in Australia, England and now the Philippines.

I have always wanted to be a teacher and absolutely love my job. I find every day rewarding and thoroughly enjoy the challenge of working with students from different backgrounds and cultures. I am passionate about establish inclusive classrooms and developing positive school culture, community and identity. Throughout my career I have worked in a range of school settings, teaching pupils from the first year of Secondary School right through to Year 13 A-Level and IBDP. I have taught across the Humanities; teaching Geography, History, Religious Education, PSHE, and Theory of Knowledge. However my real passion is History. 

In my spare time I enjoy playing Australian Rules Football and play in the Philippine Australian Football League here in Manila representing the mighty Manila Dingoes. I also love the gym, cooking and venturing out to explore one of the many thousands of islands that make up the Philippines on weekends.