Recently, the announcement of the “Three-Child Policy” drew a heated discussion. Whether their children can enjoy a good education is, of course, one of the most important issues that parents consider before having a baby. Their immediate priority is to choose a school where children’s talents can be fully developed in a free and joyful learning environment.
When children are in school, the people they come into contact with most are the teachers. Therefore, it is probably right to say that “choosing a school is actually choosing the teachers”. The enrollment for 2021-2022 academic year at Pre-Prep in The King’s School Shenzhen International is already open. Let’s get acquainted with our management team and some of our specialist teachers now. Please also stay tuned for more information about our academic teachers.
Sian has dedicated herself to the education of young children for 25 years. She has a vast amount of experience in Primary and Early Years from previous leadership roles in Malaysia and Beijing, as well as teaching in Canada and the UK. She was brought up in a family of educators. Her first degree was in Primary Education from the UK which she supplemented with further teaching and leadership qualifications from both the UK and Canada. She is currently studying for a Master’s degree in mental health and well-being of children. Her educational pedagogy focuses on individual children and brings with it what she calls the "super curriculum" which contains surprises for everyone.
“Each and every child is unique with a particular style of learning, meriting personalised nurturing and teaching.”
Ms Yang is a member of the founding team with 32 years of educational experience in early years. She is humble, pragmatic, open and forgiving, always upholding the educational management philosophy of "respect, gentleness, and fulfilment" by insisting on safeguarding children’s happy childhood with love and professionalism. She has received many awards and honours including the excellent kindergarten Principal of Guangdong Province; the first preschool nursery project Principal of Shenzhen preschool education; the outstanding supervisor of Shenzhen, and the off-campus tutor of Shenzhen University.
“Respect the nature of children, provide considerate support, and enjoy a heart-warming learning environment.”
Danielle Curran, Deputy Head: Danielle is a founding member of staff. She graduated from University in the UK with a degree in English Language, before embarking on her PGCE to begin a career in education. Since then Danielle has completed an MA in Education Leadership and Management and is currently completing a MA in Special Educational Needs. During her twelve years of teaching she has worked at schools in Dubai, Kenya and the UK. As a qualified mindfulness instructor Danielle plays a tremendous part in promoting health and well-being of the children in the school by encouraging and helping students to develop mindful habits which can bring them life-long benefits.
“If I can install joy and laughter into any child I teach, I know I have completed my job.”
Maria graduated with an MPhil Practice-based Research from Chelsea College of Arts (UK) and an MA in Painting from Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London (UK). Maria joins King’s as Lead Teacher of Art with ten years' teaching experience, qualified as a teacher from the Department of Education in the UK and has a PGCE in Secondary Education from Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA), Greece. She also has an Integrated Masters and BA (Hons) in Fine Arts (Painting, Sculpture, Multimedia) from Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA). She has worked in Primary and Secondary schools, at the Tate Galleries, at the University of the Arts London, at Britannica International School and ROSSO Arts College in Shanghai. Her work has been exhibited in museums, galleries, and biennials worldwide and awarded academic scholarships. She has taught at numerous conferences on Art teaching and run workshops for teachers and artists. She will combine her Art teaching in the Pre-Prep, and guide the children to experience the beauty of art, create their own works of art, and form their own artistic style.
“I have always had a love for creating, designing and studying art, a desire to pass on the joy and passion to others. The excitement that goes hand in hand when discovering new ways that art can be produced and can be integrated with other courses of study is something that I am driven by and wholeheartedly enthusiastic about.”
（Swipe left for English）
● ●● ｜Mr. Frank
Frank 老师为香港浸会大学硕⼠，同时持有中国大陆幼儿园和高级中学音乐教师资格证书，曾在深港两地从事双语音乐教学工作，所教学段跨度从幼儿园至大学。在他的音乐课上，他会使用国际化教学方法，将全球音乐史对比融合讲授。Frank 老师的教学理念是：从玩中学，在活动情境中获得“活”知识；帮助学生找到自己的学习方法比学习内容更重要；先培养出有学习兴趣的种子，才会收获一棵会终身自我汲取养分的树。
Frank - What out because the Frank div as printed has a paragraph repeated – use this text below
Frank gained a Master of Arts in Music at Hong Kong Baptist University and holds a teaching qualification that enables him to teach music in kindergartens alongside senior and middle schools in Mainland. As a qualified teacher he has taught bilingual music in both Shenzhen and Hong Kong to various age groups, ranging from early years to higher education. He integrates German teaching methods with global music history.
Frank’s teaching philosophy is that children learn from being active; they gain "fresh" knowledge through musical activities which help them to find their own musicality. In this way he aims to cultivate the seeds of an interest in learning which will enable the students to learn by themselves and which will last a lifetime.
first cultivate the seeds of interest in learning, and then harvest a tree that will last a lifetime Self-absorbed tree.
“As a teacher, I believe we are the facilitator along the way as students explore the endless joy of learning journey.”
Ben has been working with us since 2019. He comes from the South East of England and studied at the University of Gloucestershire graduating with a degree in Sports Development. With a strong background in developing sporting skills in young people, he has taught PE and sport at a number of different Primary Schools in the UK. He is very good at helping children to fall in love with sports and enjoy the health and happiness brought by sports in a fun and challenging way.
“I wanted to make a positive impact on young children's well-being and development as well as opening their minds to new concepts and ideas on a daily basis.”
Our teachers are passionate about teaching and always prioritise the care of children, ensuring their happiness and safety; they work together to identify each child’s uniqueness and discover their very special abilities,.
Parents who would like to enrol their children to KSS are encouraged to make an appointment now. Enrolment this year is as popular as ever and our Pre-K and K3 classes are already full; however, parents who wish to apply can sign up for the waiting list. We have only a few places in K1 and K2 classes, so we warmly welcome parents to apply.
（Swipe left for English）
Date of Birth
1st Sep. 2018
– 31st Aug 2019
1st Sep. 2017
– 31st Aug 2018
1st Sep. 2016
– 31st Aug 2017
1st Sep. 2015
– 31st Aug 2016
Teachers are ready to welcome children happily to this September’s golden autumn season; these are children who will start their journey of learning and growing up with The King’s School Shenzhen International very soon!
If you have three children, would you like them to study in the same school and why?
Share your thoughts on “if I have three children…” and leave a comment below.