Hello my name is Kirstie Melville and I am from Salisbury in the UK. I was fortunate enough to start my career as Head of Girls games at a prep school in Salisbury. I took on many other roles during this time including, House Co-coordinator and Boarding House assistant. I loved prep school life, but there was always something pulling me towards teaching internationally. After 9 years in the UK I felt ready to challenge myself further and took a position in the UAE teaching Junior PE followed by my current role as Junior PE teacher and House Co-coordinator in 2019. I love that PE allows students the opportunity to participate in a range of sports and I hold passion and enthusiasm for all popular sports. It is my belief that through sport, each pupil can be outstanding at something and successful on many different levels. Physical success is important, but I believe that through sport many lifelong lessons and values can be taught and this is something that is central to my teaching ethos in this subject. Outside of school Netball is my first love, but I also enjoy running and cycling. Taking part in these activities throughout my life has kept me healthy, motivated and positive and I am looking forward to sharing these passions with the students at HeadStart.