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Jennifer Ly

Science
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My name is Jennifer Ly and I am originally from Australia. Though I may not look typically Australian, Melbourne has been my home since I was born. My background is Chinese/Vietnamese and I come from a family who love to cook, travel and sing. Last year in July, I made the bold decision to live and teach abroad, but my only question was where. Being one of my favourite destinations for its beautiful wildlife and humble lifestyle, Thailand, was an easy choice for me. My passion for Science has led me to study and graduate at Monash University, Victoria, with a Bachelor of Science. Shortly after, I began working in the Veterinary Industry with a keen interest in Animal Biology. For the next 4 years, I continued to study and gained a Certificate in Veterinary Nursing. Working at a reputable vet clinic, I was given the opportunity to run information seminars for our clients and it was during this time that I discovered my passion for teaching. I returned to Monash University and completed my Diploma in Secondary Education specialising in Biology. Since then I have taught at a number of schools with students of varying background, ethnicity and abilities. For the last 4 years, I have worked at a successful inner city school, as a Year 9 Science/Geography Curriculum Coordinator and Senior Science Teacher. I am deeply committed to the philosophy of providing a safe and caring environment that fosters high performing learners that feel supported and connected with the community. As an educator, I want to help each individual recognise their strengths and guide them to reach their full potential in the path of their choosing. I want to make learning meaningful to students by personalising their learning course and providing opportunities to challenge and extend their skills. I believe this promotes engaged learners that are self motivated and take responsibility for their own learning. I am extremely excited about beginning my journey teaching at Headstart International and working with staff and students from all around the world.

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Simon Lowcock

Geography
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My name is Simon Lowcock, and I am from Leeds, England. I completed my BA (Hons) degree at De Montfort University, Leicester and my PGCE at the University of London. It is with great enthusiasm that I join the HeadStart teaching team as the Secondary School Geography Teacher. I am a highly compassionate, motivated and innovative teaching professional, with over 18 years of hands-on teaching experience. Previously I have taught at International Schools in Oman, Qatar, Malaysia and Koh Samui, Thailand. I believe that High School is a truly defining experience and vitally important for growth, learning and understanding. I have a proven track record of inspiring a passion for learning in my students; to surpass their educational expectations and to take their learning opportunities beyond the classroom. I thoroughly appreciate that Phuket is truly a great location for teaching Geography. I plan to actively encouraging my students to develop and apply their practical geographical enquiry skills to the real world through fieldwork studies and investigations! Besides my passions for teaching and travel, I am a keen sports enthusiast. I relish the opportunities presented on Phuket such as mountain biking, water sports (especially snorkeling, kayaking and SUP) and Muay Thai boxing. (I also have a love of Thai food!) I am very much looking forward to creating active, enjoyable and educational experiences at HeadStart that will enable me to make a valuable contribution to your prestigious school!

Homeroom Teacher Introduction

My name is Simon Lowcock, and I am from Leeds, England. I completed my BA (Hons) degree at De Montfort University, Leicester and my PGCE at the University of London.

It is with great enthusiasm that I join the HeadStart teaching team as the Secondary School Geography Teacher. I am a highly compassionate, motivated and innovative teaching professional, with over 18 years of hands-on teaching experience. Previously I have taught at International Schools in Oman, Qatar, Malaysia and Koh Samui, Thailand.

I believe that High School is a truly defining experience and vitally important for growth, learning and understanding. I have a proven track record of inspiring a passion for learning in my students; to surpass their educational expectations and to take their learning opportunities beyond the classroom. I thoroughly appreciate that Phuket is truly a great location for teaching Geography. I plan to actively encouraging my students to develop and apply their practical geographical enquiry skills to the real world through fieldwork studies and investigations!

Besides my passions for teaching and travel, I am a keen sports enthusiast. I relish the opportunities presented on Phuket such as mountain biking, water sports (especially snorkeling, kayaking and SUP) and Muay Thai boxing. (I also have a love of Thai food!)

I am very much looking forward to creating active, enjoyable and educational experiences at HeadStart that will enable me to make a valuable contribution to your prestigious school!

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