Our People

Primary School Teachers

Click on the email to contact the teacher and on the name for full qualifications and CPE registration.
All our teachers are employed on a full-­time basis unless otherwise stated.

Polin Persad
Phase Leader and Year 6 Class Teacher
MEd (Framingham, USA), BA (West Indies, JM)
persad.p@nexus.edu.sg


Full Qualifications
Master of Education - Framingham State College
Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature with Education - University of the West Indies





Full CPE Course Registration


Course and Subject
International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Nursery: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Kindergarten: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 1: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 2: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 3: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 4: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 5: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 6: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts


James Atkins
Year 6 Class Teacher
MBA (Cal State, USA), MGuidCouns (James Cook, Aus), BEd (York, UK)
atkins.j@nexus.edu.sg


Full Qualifications
Master of Business Admin - California State University, Sacramento
Master of Guidance and Counselling - James Cook
University
Bachelor of Education - York University







Full CPE Course Registration


Course and Subject
International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Nursery: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Kindergarten: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 1: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 2: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 3: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 4: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 5: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 6: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB-DP) - Year 12: Business Management

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB-DP) - Year 13: Business Management
 


Sonya Thompson
Year 6 Class Teacher
BEd (Waikato, NZ), Dip Teaching (Waikato, NZ)
thompson.so@nexus.edu.sg


Full Qualifications
Bachelor of Education - The University of Waikato, New Zealand
Diploma of Teaching - The University of Waikato, New Zealand






Full CPE Course Registration


Course and Subject
International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Nursery: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts 

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Kindergarten: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 1: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 2: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 3: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 4: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 5: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 6: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts
 


Bhavana Nair-Msimanga (Part-time)
Class Teacher
BA (Hons) (Greenwich, UK)
nair.b@nexus.edu.sg


Full Qualifications
Bachelor of Arts in Primary Education (Hons) - University of Greenwich




Full CPE Course Registration


Course and Subject
International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Nursery: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Kindergarten: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 1: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 2: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 3: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 4: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 5: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 6: Health and Physical Education (HPE), Language Arts, Mathematics, Music, Unit of Inquiry and Visual Arts
 


Vanessa Merchadier
Specialist Teacher: French
BA (Toulouse III, France)
merchadier.v@nexus.edu.sg


Full Qualifications
Bachelor of English - University of Toulouse-Le Mirail




Full CPE Course Registration


Course and Subject
International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Nursery: French - Additional Language, French - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Kindergarten: French - Additional Language, French - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 1: French - Additional Language, French - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 2: French - Additional Language, French - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 3: French - Additional Language, French - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 4: French - Additional Language, French - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 5: French - Additional Language, French - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 6: French - Additional Language, French - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

English National Curriculum - Year 7:  French - Additional Language and French - First Language

English National Curriculum - Year 8:  French - Additional Language and French - First Language

English National Curriculum - Year 9:  French - Additional Language and French - First Language

Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary
Education (IGCSE) - Year 10: French (Foreign Language)

Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary
Education (IGCSE) - Year 11: French (Foreign Language)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB-DP) - Year 12: French B

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB-DP) - Year 13: French B
 


Claire Jefferson
Specialist Teacher: French
BA (Hons) (Bradford, UK), PGCE (Oxford Brookes, UK)
jefferson.c@nexus.edu.sg


Full Qualifications
Bachelor of Arts in International Management and French (Hons) - University of Bradford
Postgraduate Certificate in Education Secondary - French - Oxford Brookes University






Full CPE Course Registration


Course and Subject
International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Nursery: French - Additional Language, French - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Kindergarten: French - Additional Language, French - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 1: French - Additional Language, French - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 2: French - Additional Language, French - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 3: French - Additional Language, French - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 4: French - Additional Language, French - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 5: French - Additional Language, French - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 6: French - Additional Language, French - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

English National Curriculum - Year 7: French - Additional Language and French - First Language

English National Curriculum - Year 8: French - Additional Language and French - First Language

English National Curriculum - Year 9: French - Additional Language and French - First Language

Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) - Year 10: French (Foreign Language)

Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) - Year 11: French (Foreign Language)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB-DP) - Year 12: French B

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB-DP) - Year 13: French B
 

Hadjera Behilil
Specialist Teacher: French
MA (Hons) (University François Rabelais, France), BA (University François Rabelais, France), PGCE (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK)
behilil.h@nexus.edu.sg


Full Qualifications
Master in Eugenics and Demographic Changes in 19th C Britain (Hons) - University Francois Rabelais
Bachelor Degree in British & American History and Literature - University Francois Rabelais
PGCE in Education - Canterbury Christ Church University




Full CPE Course Registration


Course and Subject
International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Nursery: French - Additional Language, French - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Kindergarten: French - Additional Language, French - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 1: French - Additional Language, French - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 2: French - Additional Language, French - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 3: French - Additional Language, French - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 4: French - Additional Language, French - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 5: French - Additional Language, French - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 6: French - Additional Language, French - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

English National Curriculum - Year 7: French - Additional Language and French - First Language

English National Curriculum - Year 8: French - Additional Language and French - First Language

English National Curriculum - Year 9: French - Additional Language and French - First Language

Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) - Year 10: French (Foreign Language)

Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) - Year 11: French (Foreign Language)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB-DP) - Year 12: French B

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB-DP) - Year 13: French B

Bruce Luo
Subject Leader: Chinese
MEd (Tasmania, Aus), BA (Tasmania, Aus)
luo.b@nexus.edu.sg


Full Qualifications
Master of Education - University of Tasmania




Full CPE Course Registration


Course and Subject
International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Nursery: Chinese - Additional Language, Chinese - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Kindergarten: Chinese - Additional Language, Chinese - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 1: Chinese - Additional Language, Chinese - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 2: Chinese - Additional Language, Chinese - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 3: Chinese - Additional Language, Chinese - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 4: Chinese - Additional Language, Chinese - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 5: Chinese - Additional Language, Chinese - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 6: Chinese - Additional Language, Chinese - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

English National Curriculum - Year 7: Chinese - Additional Language and Chinese - First Language

English National Curriculum - Year 8: Chinese - Additional Language and Chinese - First Language

English National Curriculum - Year 9: Chinese - Additional Language and Chinese - First Language

Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) - Year 10: First Language Chinese, Chinese as a Second Language and Mandarin Chinese

Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) - Year 11: First Language Chinese, Chinese as a Second Language and Mandarin Chinese

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB-DP) - Year 12: Chinese A: Literature, Chinese (Mandarin) ab initio and Chinese B (Mandarin)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB-DP) - Year 13: Chinese A: Literature, Chinese (Mandarin) ab initio and Chinese B (Mandarin)
 
 

Zoe Zhou
Specialist Teacher: Chinese
BEd (Hunan, China)
zhou.z@nexus.edu.sg


Full Qualifications
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) - Hunan Normal University, China





Full CPE Course Registration
 

Course and Subject

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Nursery: Chinese - Additional Language, Chinese - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Kindergarten: Chinese - Additional Language, Chinese - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 1: Chinese - Additional Language, Chinese - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 2: Chinese - Additional Language, Chinese - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 3: Chinese - Additional Language, Chinese - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 4: Chinese - Additional Language, Chinese - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 5: Chinese - Additional Language, Chinese - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 6: Chinese - Additional Language, Chinese - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

English National Curriculum - Year 7: Chinese - Additional Language and Chinese - First Language

English National Curriculum - Year 8: Chinese - Additional Language and Chinese - First Language

English National Curriculum - Year 9: Chinese - Additional Language and Chinese - First Language

Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) - Year 10: First Language Chinese, Chinese as a Second Language and Mandarin Chinese

Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) - Year 11: First Language Chinese, Chinese as a Second Language and Mandarin Chinese

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB-DP) - Year 12: Chinese (Mandarin) ab initio, Chinese A: Literature and Chinese B (Mandarin)
 
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB-DP) - Year 13: Chinese (Mandarin) ab initio, Chinese A: Literature and Chinese B (Mandarin)
 

Ivy Chang
Specialist Teacher: Chinese
BSc (Grand Canyon, USA)
chang.i@nexus.edu.sg


Full Qualifications
Bachelor of Science - Grand Canyon University
Certificate in Teaching Chinese as Second Language - National Taiwan University Language Centre





Full CPE Course Registration


Course and Subject
International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Nursery: Chinese - Additional Language, Chinese - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Kindergarten: Chinese - Additional Language, Chinese - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 1: Chinese - Additional Language, Chinese - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 2: Chinese - Additional Language, Chinese - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 3: Chinese - Additional Language, Chinese - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 4: Chinese - Additional Language, Chinese - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 5: Chinese - Additional Language, Chinese - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) - Year 6: Chinese - Additional Language, Chinese - First Language and Unit of Inquiry

English National Curriculum - Year 7: Chinese - Additional Language and Chinese - First Language

English National Curriculum - Year 8: Chinese - Additional Language and Chinese - First Language

English National Curriculum - Year 9: Chinese - Additional Language and Chinese - First Language

Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) - Year 10: First Language Chinese, Chinese as a Second Language and Mandarin Chinese

Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) - Year 11: First Language Chinese, Chinese as a Second Language and Mandarin Chinese

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB-DP) - Year 12: Chinese A: Literature, Chinese (Mandarin) ab initio and Chinese B (Mandarin)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB-DP) - Year 13: Chinese A: Literature, Chinese (Mandarin) ab initio and Chinese B (Mandarin)