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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

Terese Francis

Terese Francis

EAL Teacher


Bachelor of Business Management and a Bachelor of Marketing from Monash University. I started my career by tutoring high school students, training staff for the head office of one of Australia’s leading retailers, and later moving on to manage a family business. It was at that stage of my life that I realised my passion for helping people to learn, and as a result I was compelled to complete my TESOL Certificate and Diploma to begin my formal teaching profession. 

Moving to Guangzhou with my husband over 10 years ago, I proudly worked at one of the world’s largest English training institution as a Foreign Teacher.  My love for teaching allowed me to achieve the teacher of the year award at my centre in the first year of working with the organisation. I left that teaching position after giving birth to my first daughter.

I started working with BSG as an Admissions Officer, a substitute EAL Teacher, and as a Charity Coordinator, before becoming an Early Years Teacher. I spent most of my school life in private schooling just like our students at BSG. Being in such an environment and having such support helped me achieve a top 10 percentile score in the state of Victoria for my final year at school. 

Witnessing my students’ grow and develop in a similar environment is a very comforting and rewarding feeling. In my spare time, I enjoy having fun with my family, friends and especially with my two young active daughters. I also use this time to complete my Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Education to acquire the latest insight on how to shape and create a positive impact on young minds. Chinese language and culture are also very interesting to us as a family. We try to immerse ourselves as much as we can, and I am proud that my daughters are fluent in Mandarin.