Hello and Sawadee ka! My name is Kathryn Parkin. I am originally from England and grew up in Windsor, Berkshire. At the age of eight, my family immigrated to Johannesburg, South Africa, and after finishing my high school education, I studied Business Science at the University of Cape Town majoring in Organisational Psychology. I started my teaching journey after arriving in Thailand in 2013. I have worked in several schools in Phuket, mainly working as an upper primary homeroom teacher and completed my Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International) through the University of Nottingham in 2016. In my classroom, I strive to create a positive, safe and supportive learning environment that not only helps students grow but also encourages them to flourish both academically and holistically. I believe this is best achieved by establishing, at the outset, positive relationships with each child and using this to tailor lessons that are relatable, engaging, and meet their individual learning needs. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, running, and spending time with my family exploring all that Phuket has to offer. I am really looking forward to the year ahead and am excited to get to know all of my students in Year 5 and their families.