Wendy joined CIS in 2016, following on from her role as Assistant Head at Dulwich College Suzhou, China. Previous to that she worked at St Michael’s International School, Kobe, Japan for 5 years. She has also had the opportunity to teach in America, where she was selected to participate in the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship Programme. Wendy believes that it was this opportunity that inspired her to work internationally.
Wendy began her teaching career in a small primary school in Leeds, England. Having worked closely with inspiring teachers, she soon realised that her vocation in life was to become an educator. She gained her BA Honours degree in Childhood and Education studies, shortly followed by a Post Graduate Certificate in Education.
For Wendy, teaching provides an opportunity for continued growth and learning. Her role as a teacher is to give students’ practical tools that are aimed at enhancing students’ confidence and capacity as learners, both within the school and beyond. One of her hopes as an educator is to instil a love of learning in all her students, as she shares her own passion for learning with them. Wendy believes that in our competitive society it is important for students to not only receive a solid education but to learn with someone who is aware of and sensitive to their individual needs. Wendy is such a person and will always strive to be the best educator that she can be.
Wendy has travelled the world with her husband Brent. They both enjoy experiencing new cultures and are excited to explore more of Russia.
This year’s Russian week coincided with the 250th birthday of great Russian writer Ivan Andreevich Krylov.
There is an Oxford in New Zealand, an Oxford in Canada, 21 Oxfords in the United States, besides a Mount Oxford, two Lake Oxfords and Oxford County, Maine (whose capital is South Paris)
Winter Sports Day in Moscow campus was a huge success! Students of Y5 – Y9 took part in a biathlon competition in the Olympic Sports Center.
Our students visited a lot of interesting places during school trips week. Early Years and Year 1 went to the Exotarium and saw animals from the hot savannas, deserts, and rainforests.
No matter how effective a lesson is, information learnt can be forgotten unless the topic is revisited several times. This is why, at school, we revise topics to check a child has absorbed the information taught.
The Girl with the Lost Smile is written by Miranda Hart. It was first published in Great Britain in 2017. It is a fantasy book, and it is written about a girl who always tries to smile.
Normally, when we mention courage, people think of great acts of heroism: such as rescuing people trapped in a burning building; fighting lions, tigers, alligators with your bare hands...
In September 2019, the new campus will open in Tashkent (Uzbekistan).