New Staff Profiles
We would like to introduce a few more staff to you this week that have joined our school. Do read on!
Mr Tom White
Hello to all the parents and students at BIS. My name is Tom and I am teaching in year 5. I am from a small town in the north of England called Doncaster. However, when anyone ever asks where I’m from I usually say near Manchester or Leeds because not many people in other countries have heard of Doncaster. I don’t know why though because there is a lot to love, such as the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, the fantastic Doncaster Racecourse and my favourite football team Doncaster Rovers!
However, there are many things you won’t find in Doncaster:
- Thousands and thousands of motorbikes!
- Banh mi and pho, morning glory and spring rolls!
- Big smiles wherever you go!
I have grown up with my mum, dad and brother and we are a close family however I feel like I am settling into life in Ho Chi Minh really well. Thank you to everyone that I have met because you have been so welcoming. I’ve only been living here for a couple of months but I already love Vietnam and my only regret is that I didn’t come sooner.
Ms Suzannah Breen
Here in Saigon, the children and families in 4I have immediately made me feel at home. The children welcomed me into their school with silliness, kindness and creativity (we laugh a lot!). I’ve only previously visited the North of Vietnam and look forward to exploring more. I’m always on the lookout for amazing destinations which are off the beaten track, so let me know if you have any recommendations!
I grew up in Nottingham, England, where I also trained to be a teacher. Before that, I worked as a teaching assistant in Special Needs schools and Secondary schools. Although I miss my home and my family, it’s so important to gain new experiences, get to know unfamiliar cultures and learn about different histories.
I then moved to Yangon, Myanmar, to work at the Nord Anglia school there. The experience was amazing: mountains, pagodas, noodles, fresh salads, festivals, language learning, beaches, beeping taxis, power cuts, floods, kayaking, biking, climbing… the list goes on!
I’m really grateful to the whole community here at BIS. Thanks for a lovely start.