Hello! My name is Saki and I have been teaching at HeadStart International School since April 2017. I am originally from Japan, however I have been fortunate enough to grow up in Thailand and New Zealand. I studied at St Mary’s Twickenham University in South West London, gaining a degree in Primary Education (specialising in Early Years). During my time in England, I was fortunate enough to teach across all primary key stages, as well as the Early Years Foundation Stage, and work with children from different backgrounds. As an Early Years practitioner, I believe that an engaging environment is key. Through this, we are able to see the children’s uniqueness and their interest in areas across the curriculum, to help further their development in every way possible. I also believe that having a positive relationship with parents, guardians and children makes for fantastic progress in the children’s lives, both at home and at school. Thus, I am very much looking forward to working with you all to make this happen! Outside of the classroom, I enjoy reading, playing and watching basketball, travelling and eating. If there are any restaurants you would recommend in Phuket, especially for Japanese food, please let me know! Thank you very much; I am looking forward to a brilliant year ahead.