Departing Teachers from the Junior Campus
At this time of the year, we have to bid farewell to some staff and below we would like to let you know who is leaving us this year.
From Year 6 we bid farewell to Ms Deborah Spencer and Mr Tom Furniss. Debs, having been here for 6 years is heading to Beijing to take up the position of Assistant Head at our sister NAE school. We are very happy for her and her family and know she will be a wonderful asset to the school.
Tom is heading back to Europe where he and his partner, Ms Emily Hilton from Year 3 will join the British School of the Netherlands for their next adventure. Although they have only been with us for short while, we are delighted for both and excited to hear how they too will make a great impact on their new school.
In Year 5 we say a semi goodbye to Mr Greg Wilde, Ms Kirstine Sargent and a more permanent goodbye to Mr Gary Fyles. All have given so much to the school with 17 years of amazing leadership and teaching between them here at BIS. Greg, who has been with us for 5 years has decided to take a year out from full time teaching and do some travelling but he will remain in Vietnam. We very much hope to see Greg on campus in the coming year and remain as part of the BIS community.
Similarly, Kirstine having taught at BIS for 6 years, will also take a year away from the classroom to be a stay at home Mum to the lovely Sienna. Remaining in Vietnam, Kirstine too, we hope will be a regular visitor to our campus.
Gary returns to the UK having completed 6 years at BIS. He is keeping all options open at the moment and we are excited for him and to see what his next adventure might be. Watch this space!
From our specialist departments in Music, our Performing Arts Leader, Ms Beth Bown, having been part of BIS for 7 years, is also off to pastures new. Not too far away and staying within the Nord Anglia Family, Beth will join Dovercourt School in Singapore, as their new Primary Music Leader. We know she will be a wonderful asset just as she has been here in building the Music and Performing Arts including choirs and orchestras.
The PE department will see Ms Lindsey Shuttleworth and Mr Richard Soriano leave us. Lindsey joined BIS 5 years ago and as Assistant PE leader has helped to shape and drive the school’s provision forward. Lindsey will return to the UK and we look forward to hearing about her next adventure!
Mr Richard has been working across all three campuses with the students at BIS since August 2012. His enthusiasm for teaching the younger children has been an inspiration for many to go on to achieve great things in PE. When conditions allow, he will be heading back to the Philippines to begin his own coaching business to support children in his home country.
From Early Years and Infant Campus, we will also be saying farewell to Ms Jessica Miller and Ms Leanne Rees.
To all our departing teachers, we wish them well and every success as they begin their new adventures.
Next week, we will begin to introduce our new staff joining us. Coming from various locations around the globe, they bring a wealth of knowledge, talent and experience to further improve and enhance our school.