THE

NEXUS WAY

Nexus International Schools’ learners have an open and creative mindset for better critical thinking skills; learning how to build strong supportive relationships, understanding their own impulses, and developing empathy for others. Encouraging them to see the world from a global perspective, our learners are taught to become independent through experiences within and beyond the classroom, whilst technology is embedded in the learning process to enhance creativity. In order to achieve this, The Nexus Way was developed as our guiding philosophy, adopting the key elements of Mindsets, Relationships, Inclusion, and Innovation.

  • Mindsets

    Nexus learners demonstrate an open and creative mindset that encourages deep inquiry and critical thinking. By investigating concepts, learners develop a growing understanding that enables them to explore interconnected ideas.

  • Relationships

    Nexus learners thrive through effective learning-focused relationships in an ambitious and collaborative community. A restorative culture of respect and high expectations drives all that we do.

  • Inclusion

    Nexus learners develop a strong understanding of themselves and a true empathy for others. They benefit from a world-class, learner-centred education that empowers them to discover their passions and achieve personal excellence.

  • Innovation

    Nexus learners are challenged through authentic, technology-rich and transformative learning experiences. Our innovative learning environments, together with our dynamic approaches to learning, put us at the forefront of global educational practices.

To educate the youth of the world to take their productive place as leaders in the global community
Respecting and Caring for each other  Being Dedicated to a Culture of Excellence  Openness in Communication  Acting with Integrity  Being Passionate in What We Do  Creating Enjoyable Environments

OUR

people

Inspired learning starts with highly motivated and professional teachers. All our teachers are internationally qualified and experienced but the learning doesn't stop there. We invest in continuous staff training, from programmes such as our own in-house professional development, to coaching, to hosting guest speakers and sharing best practice with other international schools. Nexus encourages personal development, with 35% of teachers holding a Masters Degree, and with many more currently studying at postgraduate level. We also ensure our support staff are experienced; 61% of our classroom assistants have degrees. Language is very important; as an international school this is often the first time children experience a language that may not be their mother tongue. At Nexus we deliberately employ staff from across the globe who are able to speak a range of languages to help children communicate and build confidence.

  • Judy Cooper is an educational leader with over twenty years' experience in the UK and Hong Kong. As a leader, she believes in the importance of authenticity and is passionate about coaching in education as a means to create a learning culture across the organisation. She believes that students learn best in an environment of high trust where they own their learning and have a sense of belonging to the learning community.

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    Mrs Judy Cooper

    Principal

  • Paul Beach comes with over ten years of experience as educational leader, including leadership of large Primary schools and confederations of schools, and has collaborated with the UK Government in redesigning the English National Primary Curriculum and school inspections.

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    Paul Beach

    Head of Primary School

  • Peter Hart began his career in education in London where he became a Senior Leader and key driver of pedagogical improvement and the implementation of bespoke Assessment, Recording and Reporting systems across schools. Following successful service at large Secondary Schools, Peter was then recruited into the field of School Improvement and worked across 83 schools to improve standards and learner outcomes. During this time, he was also asked to work with the UK government on the delivery of the English National Curriculum.

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    Peter Hart

    Head of Secondary School

  • Mark has over 14 years of teaching experience both within the UK and internationally. Mark has moved laterally into the Business Manager role of Nexus and is truly excited by the move to Aljunied and the unrivaled facilities that the Nexus community will soon enjoy.

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    Mark Preece

    Head of Operations

  • Paul Rimmer

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    Paul Rimmer

    Deputy Head of School - Primary & PYP Coordinator

  • With over twelve years education sector experience in the UK and Singapore, Stephanie Hughes is our key driver for the Education Outside The Classroom Programme and the development of the school's relationships with charities, businesses and corporations.

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    Stephanie Hughes

    Deputy Head of School - Academic Support; EOTC Co-ordinator & Health & Physical Education Teacher

  • Paula Kennedy-Wingate

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    Paula Kennedy-Wingate

    Deputy Head of Secondary

  • Fiona Lewis, our Deputy Head of School, is passionate about the quality and vigor of teaching and learning across Nexus International School (Singapore). She believes that at the center of excellent teaching and learning lies the power of the relationship between teacher and learner. Fiona has worked in education for over 18 years in the UK, New Zealand and Singapore. Nexus is a family affair for Fiona, with 3 children of her own attending.

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    Fiona Lewis

    Deputy Head of School - Teaching and Learning & Year 2 Homeroom Teacher

  • Paul Beach comes with over ten years of experience as educational leader, including leadership of large Primary schools and confederations of schools, and has collaborated with the UK Government in redesigning the English National Primary Curriculum and school inspections.

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    Paul Beach

    Head of Primary School

  • Fiona Lewis, our Deputy Head of School, is passionate about the quality and vigor of teaching and learning across Nexus International School (Singapore). She believes that at the center of excellent teaching and learning lies the power of the relationship between teacher and learner. Fiona has worked in education for over 18 years in the UK, New Zealand and Singapore. Nexus is a family affair for Fiona, with 3 children of her own attending.

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    Fiona Lewis

    Deputy Head of School - Teaching and Learning & Year 2 Homeroom Teacher

  • Coach Ivan Bunakov joined Nexus in 2014, aiming to build the strongest competitive swimming community in Singapore. Combining his decade worth of experience in teaching and competitive coaching in various countries and his background as a programme developer, they have provided Nexus with a successful and vibrant swimming curriculum. In a short time, the program has produced many Singapore National Age Group (SNAG) medalists, ACSIS medalists and record holders, and has ranked Nexus in the top division of international schools. Coach Bunakov has also extended the Elite Swim Programme that has grown impressively and delivered many high performance athletes.

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    Ivan Bunakov

    Aquatics Director & Swim Coach

  • Having grown up as a Third Culture Kid herself, this experience has provided Deborah a keen interest in working with bilingual learners, as she understands the challenges and joys of living and studying in various countries. Deborah's background in counselling also helps her to see learners in a holistic way, and she aims to support them not just academically, but emotionally as well.

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    Deborah Uy

    Bilingual and Multilingual Learning Specialist

  • Paul Rimmer

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    Paul Rimmer

    Deputy Head of School - Primary & PYP Coordinator

  • With her extensive qualifications from linguistics, languages and teaching, Hannah Swinbourne is passionate in the psychological and social aspects of language acquisition, particularly in multilingual environments. She believes in establishing meaningful relationships with learners and creating an engaging and relaxed learning environment to help them connect language knowledge to real-life application.

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    Hannah Swinbourne

    Bilingual and Multilingual Learning Specialist & Subject Leader

  • Paula Kennedy-Wingate

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    Paula Kennedy-Wingate

    Deputy Head of Secondary

  • Jenny Gong has a Master’s degree in Asian language and literature from the University of Washington, U.S.A. and a B.A. in Chinese language and literature from Shandong University, China. She brings with her over twenty years of teaching experience from the primary level to the university level. She has a passion in encouraging students to appreciate Chinese literature and poetry, and enjoy the unique subtlety of the language.

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    Jenny Gong

    Chinese First Language: Specialist Teacher & Subject Leader

  • Bruce was born into a family of teachers. After completing his higher education in Singapore, he found his own passion in training and teaching and decided to further his education in linguistics at University of Tasmania (Australia). With his Chinese cultural background, comprehensive knowledge of the Chinese language and professional exploration towards the impact cultural influence has on learning styles, he uses them to his advantage and enjoys working with his team everyday to develop a comprehensive language programme for their learners.

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    Bruce Luo

    Chinese Teacher

  • Originally from Taiwan, Ivy Chang joined Nexus in 2012. She completed her education in the United States of America training to teach Chinese as a foreign language at the National Taiwan University. She also has had teaching experience in both Chinese language immersion and teaching Chinese as an additional language programs in USA and Singapore for many years. She strongly believes the best way to learn a new language is through meaningful conversations.

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    Ivy Chang

    Chinese Teacher

  • Yijie is a professional teacher who has more than twenty years experience in teaching Chinese. Her perspective towards teaching is that the role of a teacher goes both ways; that the teacher learns from learners just as much as the latter do from the former. She enjoys teaching various creative projects to learners through singing, arts and storytelling.

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    Yi Jie Ge

    Chinese Teacher

  • Zoe Zhou came to Singapore from China at 2010 and has worked as an international school teacher since. She is an experienced language teacher who has worked with learners of various levels and also taught the bilingual program.

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    Zoe Zhou

    Chinese Teacher

  • Liu Ning is originally from China and comes with nineteen years of teaching experience. Specialising in teaching the IGCSE and IBDP programs, she strives to provide them the ability to understand and respect one another through multicultural learning, educating them to be global citizens of today.

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    Ning Liu

    Chinese Teacher

  • Gabrielle Zhou was born and raised in Shanghai and moved to Singapore in 2006 with her family. She brings with her many years of work experience teaching Chinese as an additional language in international schools and has just recently joined the Nexus family in 2018.

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    Gabrielle Zhou

    Chinese Teacher & Subject Leader

  • With big goals in mind, Andy is in the midst of working towards achieving three major milestones here at Nexus - preparing for the National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership, developing and embedding the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and further developing the Mother Tongue Programme for the school. He is committed to motivating learners of all ages to develop their confidence and interest in both their existing and new language(s)

    read more

    Andy Jefferson

    European Languages Teacher & Subject Leader

  • Claire Jefferson was born and raised in the UK, where she began her teaching career in a wide range of schools, both State and Private. She joined Nexus in 2013 and since then, loves being part of the Nexus community, especially working with a diverse age range of learners and sharing new experiences with her home room.

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    Claire Jefferson

    French Teacher

  • Graeme Massey is a teacher with an immense passion for physical activity and educating young people who leads the Health and Physical Education department across the school. Arriving in Singapore from New Zealand in 2011, he has been a part of Nexus International School (Singapore) since its beginnings in 2. Graeme thrives on new and exciting challenges, especially leadership opportunities, ultimately aiming to motivate the involvement of others.

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    Graeme Massey

    Health & Physical Education Teacher & Learning Area Leader

  • Prior to joining Nexus in 2016, Lyn Hart was awarded the AGS NEiTA (National Excellence in Teaching Award) in Australia, being recognised as one of the most outstanding teachers in the country for her creativity, dedication and innovation. She aims to create a community of young learners, where each child values the importance of their own education.

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    Lyn Hart

    Kindergarten Homeroom Teacher

  • Inspired from the teaching philosophy of Reggio Emilia, Lisa Cheyne believes that the learning environment for children should invite wonder and curiosity, providing them with challenge and promoting independence. She has eleven years of experience leading Early Years practitioners in various schools, and is now in her fifth year teaching at Nexus.

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    Lisa Cheyne

    Kindergarten Homeroom Teacher & Phase Leader (Nursery and Kindergarten)

  • Julie Smith grew up in Zambia, Botswana, the Transkei and Hong Kong before making New Zealand home. It was her initial career in Social Work, arranging permanent placements for children with special needs, that made her realise she has a passion and determination to see children with learning challenges fully included in classroom environments and achieving their best. This experience sparked her first foray into the education field.

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    Julie Smith

    Learning Support Integrator

  • Christopher Jung is a music specialist who graduated with a PGCE from University of Nottingham and a BMus from Berklee College of Music. He seeks to provide engaging and creative music lessons for young children in hopes of instilling a love for music in them, by incorporating the Kodály approach with music and movement.

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    Christopher Jung

    Music Teacher

  • At the age of 7, Andrew Fordham was a chorister at Chichester Cathedral, England, and later a music scholar at King’s School Canterbury. Being a teacher now, Andrew is fully committed to engaging learners of all ages and abilities, with whom he looks forward to fostering strong, supportive learning relationships built on trust and shared commitment.

    read more

    Andrew Fordham

    Music Teacher

  • Deeply passionate for music, Clare Lambert has always been involved in a music-related role growing up. Her work experience has seen her being the previous Head of Music, Head of the Arts, Faculty Leader and Co-Chair of FOBISIA Music. Currently she is the Subject Leader for music at NISS after a career in teaching music across Asia in Hong Kong and Singapore.

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    Clare Lambert

    Music Teacher & Subject Leader

  • Coach Larisa is one of Nexus' key contributors to the school's rapidly growing swimming programme and is currently leading the Primary swimming curriculum. Her energy and background as a former national swimmer have inspired many young learners to pursue the sport. Her accreditation with American Swimming Coaches Association provides her with a clear understanding of the LTAD (Long Term Athlete Development) standards and the importance of being passionate for the sport.

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    Larisa Mogutova

    Swim Coach

  • Originally from New Zealand, Monica Picard moved to Singapore with her family in 2005 and joined Nexus in 2015. She enjoys promoting a love for reading with the learners and has created an engaging learning environment in the library focusing on media and information literacy.

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    Monica Picard

    Teacher Librarian

  • With seventeen years of teaching experience, Meher Verghese believes in creating an environment where learners can successfully develop their ideas through research, exploration and reflection. She strives to evoke interest in Visual Art among her learners and deepen their thinking towards the subject.

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    Meher Verghese

    Visual Arts Teacher

  • Joanna teaches across both Primary and Secondary in her role as a specialist Visual Arts teacher. She also has a keen interest in the IBDP years through her role as the CAS Coordinator and as a teacher of TOK. Her approach in the classroom encompasses her belief of developing each child as an individual whilst fostering an appetite for learning. Her own passion for exploring and making the most of all opportunities that are offered, is evident in her enthusiasm for the CAS program.

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    Joanna Bevan

    Visual Arts Teacher & CAS Co-ordinator

  •     Aaron Dustow

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    Aaron Dustow

    Year 5 Homeroom Teacher

  • A graduate of the University of the Arts London, Aletia began her teaching career in the UK before moving to Singapore in 2007. She passionately believes in the importance of bringing outside influences and experiences into the Art classroom, striving to integrate emerging media into the curriculum where appropriate. Aletia is committed to supporting our learners and equipping them with the skills required to make independent creative choices.

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    Aletia Aston-Soards

    Visual Arts Teacher & Subject Leader

  • Andrea Webb

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    Andrea Webb

    Health & Physical Education Teacher

  • Katrina Jones is a passionate and enthusiastic educator who believes in giving every child the best opportunity to develop their curiosity for learning. A Primary teacher who specialises in Early Years education, she has extensive knowledge and understanding that brings insightful and creative practices to the Phase 2 team. Katrina has almost twenty years experience in the education field across the UK and SE Asia; starting from nursery teaching work experience, managing a daycare centre and graduating with a Masters in International Education.

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    Katrina Jones

    Year 1 Homeroom Teacher

  • Bianca Kelly

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    Bianca Kelly

    Counsellor and Psychologist

  • With her passion for teaching, Zehra Shariff has been teaching in international schools in Singapore for the past seven years across a wide range of age groups and abilities. Her teaching philosophy is to facilitate curoisity for learning while building confidence and independence amongst her learners.

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    Zehra Shariff

    Year 1 Homeroom Teacher

  • Chantal Williams

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    Chantal Williams

    Year 2 Homeroom Teacher

  • Since arriving at Nexus Singapore in 2011, Bhavana Nair has enjoyed being involved in the development of the learning environment and other aspects of the Nexus curriculum, and teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to her learners. She is a committed Early Childhood teacher who believes every child can succeed when presented with the right learning opportunities, and continues to be in awe of their ability to teach as well as to learn.

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    Bhavana Nair-Msimanga

    Year 1 Homeroom Teacher & Phase Leader (Year 1 and Year 2)

  • Gerry Thomson

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    Gerry Thomson

    Year 4 Homeroom Teacher

  • Originally from Singapore, Michelle started her education journey as a third-culture kid, having experienced an extensive range of curriculum during her formative years. Michelle finally settled back in Singapore after further studies in Australia and has taught in multiple international schools across the Early Years and Primary.

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    Michelle Lim

    Kindergarten Homeroom Teacher

  • Harpreet Gandhi

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    Harpreet Gandhi

    Bilingual and Multilingual Specialist

  • After completing her PGCE, Rachael left the north of England in 2000 for a career in international teaching and has never looked back. Having worked in various schools, with a range of curricula, she is passionate about developing children's creativity through the use of drama pedagogy and a play-based approach to learning.

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    Rachael Mweti

    Year 2 Homeroom Teacher

  • Jonathan Chatters

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    Jonathan Chatters

    Bilingual and Multilingual Specialist

  • Sophie Ussher began her career in her home country of New Zealand teaching Year 2 and 3 classes, planning and implementing learning programmes for diverse learners. Since then, she has worked in the United Kingdom, Doha, and now Singapore.

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    Sophie Ussher

    Year 2 Homeroom Teacher

  • Kathy Wong

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    Kathy Wong

    Chinese Teacher

  • Susan Sanderson has taught primary in international schools in China, Egypt, Kuwait and Dubai, developing a strong interest in the special requirements of bilingual classrooms. This led her to pursue and complete a Master of Education in Bilingualism in Education from Birmingham University. Susan joins the Year 2 team as Assistant Phase Leader after having taught Year 1 since joining Nexus in 2012.

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    Susan Sanderson

    Year 2 Homeroom Teacher

  • Katie Mack

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    Katie Mack

    Kindergarten Homeroom Teacher

  • Andrew Pearce is a passionate educator and a lifelong learner with over 5 years of experience teaching internationally in Singapore and China. He believes in the importance of learner-focused relationships and strives to make the classroom a collaborative space in which all learners can reach their full potential.

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    Andrew Pearce

    Year 3 Homeroom Teacher

  • Leanne Yun

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    Leanne Yun

    Chinese Teacher

  • James Atkins has achieved an impressive number of degrees from universities around the world. He is originally from Canada and has been working overseas for the last thirteen years. This year marks his fourth year at Nexus and tenth year in Singapore.

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    James Atkins

    Year 3 Homeroom Teacher

  • Pippa is a Year 3 teacher from Canada. She has extensive experience developing and teaching lessons in the Primary Years Programme and strives to create an environment where students engage in authentic inquiry and are supported and challenged to become independent and self-aware learners.

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    Pippa Thomson

    Year 3 Homeroom Teacher

  • Susan Kelly trained at Westminster College, Oxford and enjoyed teaching in schools in London for several years before moving overseas. Having taught at a wide range of schools, she optimises her extensive experience and knowledge by catering to how children learn best, in different situations.

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    Susan Kelly

    Year 3 Homeroom Teacher & Phase Leader (Year 3 and Year 4)

  • Originally from New Zealand, Peter Derrick used to teach in the local and international schools in New Zealand and Shanghai (China) respectively before his current position in Nexus. In the classroom, Peter is dedicated to his learners, striving to lift the level of achievement for every individual.

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    Peter Derrick

    Year 4 Homeroom Teacher

  • Although originally from the UK, Rachel Malster spent her childhood in Brunei and has been living and working in North Africa, Asia and Europe, particularly Spain, for more than twenty years. Rachel believes that learning should be inclusive and child-centred, and strives to ensure all learners develop a love of learning.

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    Rachel Malster

    Year 4 Homeroom Teacher

  • With the pursuit of truth being the basis of his commitment to educate the youth of today, Stephen Bolton is someone who believes teaching and learning are best served through evidence-based practices. He uses the research he has amassed on Innovative Learning Environments to create learning spaces with his colleagues that provide opportunities for learners to grow as unique individuals.

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    Stephen Bolton

    Year 4 Homeroom Teacher

  • Originally from New Zealand, Anna Shaw has taught internationally in countries such as Kazakhstan, Thailand and now Singapore. She joined Nexus in 2014 as a homeroom teacher in Elementary School and has loved the experience of working with children in the school's unique innovative learning environment.

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    Anna Shaw

    Year 5 Homeroom Teacher

  • Realising that she has a passion for Education for Sustainability and Global Citizenship, Emma Rossita started pursuing a Masters degree at London South Bank University, which she is now completing her dissertation on Sustainable Development Goals within the Primary Curriculum. Her previous teaching experience in internatiol schools in Singapore, Scotland and Abu Dhabi, has taught her to incorporate a collaborative and inquiry approach towards learning and empower her learners towards being agencies of their own learning journies.

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    Emma Rossiter

    Year 5 Homeroom Teacher

  • Sonya Thompson joined our Nexus community in 2016. Her teaching experience includes her home country of New Zealand, as well as England and Switzerland. She is passionate about providing opportunities for learners to develop and apply a growth mindset.

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    Sonya Thompson

    Year 5 Homeroom Teacher

  • Stephanie Thompson joined Nexus in 2014 and is a passionate advocate for making learning powerful, authentic and engaging. She has been recognised for her work in supporting the use of technology in learning as an Apple Distingushed Educator and Google Certified Innovator.

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    Stephanie Thompson

    Year 6 Homeroom Teacher

  • Originally from Australia, Zach Myers came to Singapore and joined Nexus in 2013 after working stints in South Korea, India and China. He firmly believes that learning (and school) should be fun, and people learn more if they are enjoying themselves. He achieves this by focusing on developing a positive learning relationship with his learners, where they feel supported and are not afraid of failure.

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    Zach Myers

    Year 6 Homeroom Teacher

  • A keen sportsman in both basketball and swimming when he was younger, coaching others served as a springboard for Allan Bilney's career into education. Sixteen years later, Allan has worked in a diverse range of subjects and schools, in Australia, England, Thailand and Singapore. He is highly passionate to make curriculum links to physical and outdoor education, supporting learners to push themselves outside of their comfort zone to succeed.

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    Allan Bilney

    Year 6 Homeroom Teacher & Phase Leader (Year 5 and Year 6)

  • Lindsay Clements

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    Lindsay Clements

    Visual Arts Teacher

  • Kerstin Stark moved from Scotland to Singapore with her family in 2008. She has taught both adults and children in a variety of

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    Kerstin Stark

    Nursery Homeroom Teacher

  • Peter Hart began his career in education in London where he became a Senior Leader and key driver of pedagogical improvement and the implementation of bespoke Assessment, Recording and Reporting systems across schools. Following successful service at large Secondary Schools, Peter was then recruited into the field of School Improvement and worked across 83 schools to improve standards and learner outcomes. During this time, he was also asked to work with the UK government on the delivery of the English National Curriculum.

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    Peter Hart

    Head of Secondary School

  • Coach Ivan Bunakov joined Nexus in 2014, aiming to build the strongest competitive swimming community in Singapore. Combining his decade worth of experience in teaching and competitive coaching in various countries and his background as a programme developer, they have provided Nexus with a successful and vibrant swimming curriculum. In a short time, the program has produced many Singapore National Age Group (SNAG) medalists, ACSIS medalists and record holders, and has ranked Nexus in the top division of international schools. Coach Bunakov has also extended the Elite Swim Programme that has grown impressively and delivered many high performance athletes.

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    Ivan Bunakov

    Aquatics Director & Swim Coach

  • Having grown up as a Third Culture Kid herself, this experience has provided Deborah a keen interest in working with bilingual learners, as she understands the challenges and joys of living and studying in various countries. Deborah's background in counselling also helps her to see learners in a holistic way, and she aims to support them not just academically, but emotionally as well.

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    Deborah Uy

    Bilingual and Multilingual Learning Specialist

  • With over twelve years education sector experience in the UK and Singapore, Stephanie Hughes is our key driver for the Education Outside The Classroom Programme and the development of the school's relationships with charities, businesses and corporations.

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    Stephanie Hughes

    Deputy Head of School - Academic Support; EOTC Co-ordinator & Health & Physical Education Teacher

  • With her extensive qualifications from linguistics, languages and teaching, Hannah Swinbourne is passionate in the psychological and social aspects of language acquisition, particularly in multilingual environments. She believes in establishing meaningful relationships with learners and creating an engaging and relaxed learning environment to help them connect language knowledge to real-life application.

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    Hannah Swinbourne

    Bilingual and Multilingual Learning Specialist & Subject Leader

  • Paula Kennedy-Wingate

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    Paula Kennedy-Wingate

    Deputy Head of Secondary

  • Jenny Gong has a Master’s degree in Asian language and literature from the University of Washington, U.S.A. and a B.A. in Chinese language and literature from Shandong University, China. She brings with her over twenty years of teaching experience from the primary level to the university level. She has a passion in encouraging students to appreciate Chinese literature and poetry, and enjoy the unique subtlety of the language.

    read more

    Jenny Gong

    Chinese First Language: Specialist Teacher & Subject Leader

  • Bruce was born into a family of teachers. After completing his higher education in Singapore, he found his own passion in training and teaching and decided to further his education in linguistics at University of Tasmania (Australia). With his Chinese cultural background, comprehensive knowledge of the Chinese language and professional exploration towards the impact cultural influence has on learning styles, he uses them to his advantage and enjoys working with his team everyday to develop a comprehensive language programme for their learners.

    read more

    Bruce Luo

    Chinese Teacher

  • Liu Ning is originally from China and comes with nineteen years of teaching experience. Specialising in teaching the IGCSE and IBDP programs, she strives to provide them the ability to understand and respect one another through multicultural learning, educating them to be global citizens of today.

    read more

    Ning Liu

    Chinese Teacher

  • Gabrielle Zhou was born and raised in Shanghai and moved to Singapore in 2006 with her family. She brings with her many years of work experience teaching Chinese as an additional language in international schools and has just recently joined the Nexus family in 2018.

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    Gabrielle Zhou

    Chinese Teacher & Subject Leader

  • With big goals in mind, Andy is in the midst of working towards achieving three major milestones here at Nexus - preparing for the National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership, developing and embedding the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and further developing the Mother Tongue Programme for the school. He is committed to motivating learners of all ages to develop their confidence and interest in both their existing and new language(s)

    read more

    Andy Jefferson

    European Languages Teacher & Subject Leader

  • Claire Jefferson was born and raised in the UK, where she began her teaching career in a wide range of schools, both State and Private. She joined Nexus in 2013 and since then, loves being part of the Nexus community, especially working with a diverse age range of learners and sharing new experiences with her home room.

    read more

    Claire Jefferson

    French Teacher

  • Graeme Massey is a teacher with an immense passion for physical activity and educating young people who leads the Health and Physical Education department across the school. Arriving in Singapore from New Zealand in 2011, he has been a part of Nexus International School (Singapore) since its beginnings in 2. Graeme thrives on new and exciting challenges, especially leadership opportunities, ultimately aiming to motivate the involvement of others.

    read more

    Graeme Massey

    Health & Physical Education Teacher & Learning Area Leader

  • At the age of 7, Andrew Fordham was a chorister at Chichester Cathedral, England, and later a music scholar at King’s School Canterbury. Being a teacher now, Andrew is fully committed to engaging learners of all ages and abilities, with whom he looks forward to fostering strong, supportive learning relationships built on trust and shared commitment.

    read more

    Andrew Fordham

    Music Teacher

  • Christine is passionate about teaching and believes that positive self-directed motivation and resilience are vital ingredients for today’s learners, who have educational opportunities across global communities. Her professional experience has seen her teaching in an international school and university in her hometown and has also led the English component in a bilingual French School in Malaysia. Christine's professional development lies in positive education for character development, cognitive learning and cross-cultural counselling.

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    Christine Luo

    Bilingual and Multilingual Learning Specialist & EE Co-ordinator

  • Deeply passionate for music, Clare Lambert has always been involved in a music-related role growing up. Her work experience has seen her being the previous Head of Music, Head of the Arts, Faculty Leader and Co-Chair of FOBISIA Music. Currently she is the Subject Leader for music at NISS after a career in teaching music across Asia in Hong Kong and Singapore.

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    Clare Lambert

    Music Teacher & Subject Leader

  • Being the Learning Area Leader for the BML (Bilingual and Multilingual Learning) Specialist team, Suzanne Kamal collaborates with teachers and parents at Nexus to effectively support bilingual learners. Her first-hand experience in growing up in a bilingual home has helped grow her passion (and geekiness) for language learning. Suzanne enjoys the challenge of making learning meaningful to learners of all abilities and backgrounds.

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    Suzanne Kamal

    Bilingual and Multilingual Learning Specialist & Subject Leader

  • Michael is a Malaysian Chinese who has been teaching in Singapore for more than eleven years. As a teacher, he stresses on the importance of true understanding and the ability to make meaningful connections between different topics within the subject and seeing the big picture.

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    Michael Wong

    Business and Economics Teacher & IGCSE Exams Officer

  • Jim Bevan comes with many years of pastoral experience at The British School Kathmandu as well as in a large comprehensive school in Bath, UK. Since joining Nexus in 2014, he has enjoyed introducing learners to fantastic opportunities such as’ Junior Achievement - Company of the Year’ and ‘Young Founders School’ as he has a passion for enterprise outside the classroom.

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    Jim Bevan

    Business and Economics Teacher & Phase Leader (Year 12 and Year 13)

  • Coach Larisa is one of Nexus' key contributors to the school's rapidly growing swimming programme and is currently leading the Primary swimming curriculum. Her energy and background as a former national swimmer have inspired many young learners to pursue the sport. Her accreditation with American Swimming Coaches Association provides her with a clear understanding of the LTAD (Long Term Athlete Development) standards and the importance of being passionate for the sport.

    read more

    Larisa Mogutova

    Swim Coach

  • Prior to joining Nexus in August 2013, Caroline de Kock was working in the private sector where she was in various profit and non-profit organisations, doing marketing and administrative roles. This includes running her own successful fair trade food manufacturing and export business. In her current role as a teacher of business, Caroline brings a wealth of real-life experience and knowledge to her lessons which she enjoys sharing with her learners.

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    Caroline de Kock

    Business and Economics Teacher & Subject Leader

  • In his role as Digital Learning Coach (DLC) and Apple Distinguished Educator, Ed Bailey facilitates innovative learning experiences using the latest technologies across both the Primary and Secondary schools. In addition to his DLC role, he also leads the designing and operating the Nexus Makerspace to share his passion for Digital Design and Fabrication and hands-on experiential learning.

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    Edward Bailey

    Digital Coach

  • With seventeen years of teaching experience, Meher Verghese believes in creating an environment where learners can successfully develop their ideas through research, exploration and reflection. She strives to evoke interest in Visual Art among her learners and deepen their thinking towards the subject.

    read more

    Meher Verghese

    Visual Arts Teacher

  • Joanna teaches across both Primary and Secondary in her role as a specialist Visual Arts teacher. She also has a keen interest in the IBDP years through her role as the CAS Coordinator and as a teacher of TOK. Her approach in the classroom encompasses her belief of developing each child as an individual whilst fostering an appetite for learning. Her own passion for exploring and making the most of all opportunities that are offered, is evident in her enthusiasm for the CAS program.

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    Joanna Bevan

    Visual Arts Teacher & CAS Co-ordinator

  • Aysha Long

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    Aysha Long

    Bilingual and Multilingual Specialist

  • A graduate of the University of the Arts London, Aletia began her teaching career in the UK before moving to Singapore in 2007. She passionately believes in the importance of bringing outside influences and experiences into the Art classroom, striving to integrate emerging media into the curriculum where appropriate. Aletia is committed to supporting our learners and equipping them with the skills required to make independent creative choices.

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    Aletia Aston-Soards

    Visual Arts Teacher & Subject Leader

  • Bianca Kelly

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    Bianca Kelly

    Counsellor and Psychologist

  • An enthusiastic member of the Secondary English department and teacher in charge of the IB School Supported Self Taught Literature course (SSST), Kate Ellicott is an experienced teacher of the IGCSE and IB, as well as KS3. Originally from New Zealand, Kate has been teaching English for fourteen years, with international experience in Sri Lanka and Thailand prior to Singapore.

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    Kate Ellicott

    English Teacher

  • Hailing from Co Donegal, Ireland, Aine Gibbons is a passionate educator who believes in the importance of innovation and inclusion within the classroom as well as building positive relationships between all members of the Nexus community. When pursuing her Postgraduate Diploma in Education, she took it a step further by completing it through the medium of the Gaelic language, at NUIG, Galway.

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    Aine Gibbons

    English Teacher

  • Eletia Thomas

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    Eletia Thomas

    Mathematics Teacher

  • Victoria Sargent is originally from East Sussex, England and has been living in Singapore for more than eight years. She is a dedicated English teacher who believes in helping learners to achieve their full potential and sharing her passion for reading.

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    Victoria Sargent

    English Teacher

  • Jenny Murray is passionate about the power of the written word and loves sharing her enthusiasm for this with Nexus learners, encouraging them to read more widely themselves. Jenny has taught in London, Dubai and Singapore, following a previous life in Public Relations. She has held various roles both as a curriculum and pastoral leader in previous schools and has many years of experience delivering IB and IGCSE programmes.

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    Jenny Murray

    English Teacher & Learning Area Leader

  • Delphine Touron brings with her an eighteen year wealth of experience in teaching the French and Spanish languages in Secondary schools, in various countries; namely England, Egypt, Mexico, India, Brunei and Singapore. She has a passion for education and believes that it is one of the strongest means to unite people from different countries and cultures for a more peaceful world and sustainable future.

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    Delphine Touron

    French Teacher

  • Bevan Moriaty is the school's Director of Sport and Health and Physical Education teacher, having brought with him a wealth of knowledge and experience from his proud home in New Zealand. He oversees the organising and directing of our Nexus representative sport programme and is the Head Coach of our girls' Volleyball programme and the Chairperson of ACSIS Volleyball in Singapore.

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    Bevan Moriarty

    Health & Physical Education Teacher & Director of Sports

  • Kathy Wong

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    Kathy Wong

    Chinese Teacher

  • Matthew Tipton

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    Matthew Tipton

    Learning Area Leader of Learning Technologies

  • Fairly new to the Nexus family, Sarah Baldock arrived in Singapore in 2018 with her family from the UK. She comes with fifteen years of teaching experience, specialising in both Pastoral Care and Curriculum Leadership. In the classroom, Sarah is passionate about focusing on personalising the needs of the individual learner, and raising aspirations, expectations and achievements.

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    Sarah Baldock

    Humanities Teacher

  • Nicola Harte

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    Nicola Harte

    English Teacher

  • Originally from Australia, Tony Hall used to live in Japan, Thailand and New Zealand, before arriving in his current city of Singapore. He was previously an ESL/EFL instructor alongside being CELTA-certified, before training as a teacher. His lessons are inquiry-driven with a focus on helping learners develop skills that will enable them to take ownership of their learning.

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    Tony Hall

    Humanities Teacher

  • Leanne Yun

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    Leanne Yun

    Chinese Teacher

  • Rohit Kishor

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    Rohit Kishor

    Science Teacher

  • Ronan Dockrell

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    Ronan Dockrell

    Humanities Teacher

  • From the UK, Libby Ince' first overseas post was in Madrid, Spain where she taught English as a Foreign Language to children and adults. Since then, she has had 20 years experience teaching Diploma History and Humanities, working in many different countries, including Mexico, Sri Lanka, China and Singapore.

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    Libby Ince

    Humanities Teacher & Phase Leader (Year 7 to Year 9)

  • Stephen Hensman

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    Stephen Hensman

    Bilingual and Multilingual Learning Specialist

  • Vicky Holdcroft is an experienced and dedicated educator who has been teaching for over twenty years. Originally from the UK, she has also taught in Brazil and the Netherlands. Vicky enjoys encouraging her learners to think for themselves and question the world around them. She is also a Principal Examiner and Lead Author for the IBO and is passionate about improving the quality and consistency of international exams.

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    Vicky Holdcroft

    Humanities Teacher, Learning Area Leader & TOK Co-ordinator

  • Susan Lussenhop

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    Susan Lussenhop

    Librarian

  • Melanie Brown is an experienced international educator having lived and worked in Japan, Thailand, China, New Zealand and Singapore. She particularly loves the challenge of helping learners unlock their perspective of the world and how it works, while assisting them in achieving the path they wish to take in life.

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    Melanie Brown

    IBDP Co-ordinator & Humanities Teacher

  • Wendy Ng

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    Wendy Ng

    Subject Leader, Drama Teacher

  • Clive Nicholas came to teaching after spending ten years as a Policeman in New Zealand. He has a vast amount of experience working with learners, teachers and their families to unlock the vast potential of each child. Clive is passionate about ensuring all members of the school community feel inclusive and feel they have their voice heard.

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    Clive Nicholas

    Learning Support Integrator

  • Chris Tanner is an ex-Mechanical Engineer who went on to further his studies by completing his Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia. Since then, he has taught Maths in the Canadian public system and overseas for international schools. Chris is passionate about bringing STEM into the classroom through the use of robotics, 3D printers, laser cutters and 3D design software.

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    Chris Tanner

    Mathematics Teacher & Learning Area Leader

  • With previous work experience as a commodity trader, Steve Hardy pursued his BEd in Maths in 1994. Since then, he has expertise teaching across a wide variety of age ranges and has been a Pastoral and Curriculum Leader in two large UK Secondary Schools. In 2016, he moved abroad to realise new goals in Singapore after working as a maths adviser and financial consultant to a nationally recognised Charity.

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    Steve Hardy

    Mathematics Teacher

  • Lisa Smith was born in the UK where she spent a decade working in various schools and colleges after graduation. After taking a gap period of extensive travelling, she then worked in various countries in Asia as a teacher, such as Shanghai (China) and Ho Chi Minh Vity (Vietnam), and now Singapore, where she has been since 2013.

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    Lisa Smith

    Mathematics Teacher

  • Sonny Feng works with a dedicated team of tutors to support our IGCSE learners in this critical stage of their education. With fourteen years of teaching experience under his belt, he recently became an examiner for IBO.

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    Sonny Feng

    Mathematics Teacher & Phase Leader (Year 10 and Year 11)

  • With her strong interest in medical biology, it was through Nika Kuncewicz's professional stints in the medical and media industries that made her realise her passion towards teaching. Since graduating from the University of Leeds with a professional certification in Education, she has went on to work in outstanding schools in London and Warsaw, and now Singapore.

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    Nika Kuncewicz

    Science Teacher

  • Sean McGeough is originally from Ireland and has been living in Singapore for almost five years, after graduating from Liverpool (UK). He believes in creating strong, learning-focused relationships with all learners and is passionate about putting Science into context.

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    Sean McGeough

    Science Teacher

  • Sylvia Klinzing was born in the Philippines and moved to the US to take her Masters degree after a year of working as a research assistant at the Marine Science Institute. Since graduating, she has enjoyed teaching Science for more than twenty years and has served as a Head of Science in two schools, as well as a consultant at Sun Associates, an educational technology evaluation and integration company.

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    Sylvia Klinzing

    Science Teacher

  • Jozef left his country of Slovakia almost 20 years ago to become an international teacher. Jozef has taught IBDP Biology, Psychology and Environmental Science in England, Romania, China, Vietnam and now in Singapore. Currently, he is an IBDP examiner and the co-author of online content platform for DP Psychology students. Jozef consistently strives to keep up a positive relationship with his learners, by understanding them as individuals and what their behaviour motivators are.

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    Jozef Bendik

    Science Teacher

  • A recent graduate of MSc in Leadership in Professional Contexts, Anne Cain is a STEM teacher who is originally from Scotland. In her teaching career spanning over twenty years, she has taught in the UK, USA and now Singapore.

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    Anne Cain

    Science Teacher & Learning Area Leader

  • Lindsay Clements

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    Lindsay Clements

    Visual Arts Teacher

  • Ioana Badicioiu joined Nexus in 2018. Her teaching journey started in her home country, Romania, and continued in Czech Republic

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    Ioana Badicioiu

    English Teacher

GOVERNANCE

The following are members of the Board of Directors that oversee governance of NEXUS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD. Company Registration No. 201009668C:

Dato’ Loy Teik Ngan (Chairman)
Mrs. Abby Loy
Mr. BK Gan
Mr. John Lim
Mr. Thomas Yeoh Eng Leong
Mr. Karl Engkvist

The Academic Board has the following members:

Mrs. Judy Cooper (Chair)
Mr. BK Gan
Mr. Mark Preece
Mr. Peter Hart
Mr. Paul Beach

The Examination Board has the following members:

Mrs. Judy Cooper (Chair)
Mr. Mark Preece
Mr. Peter Hart

OUR

FACILITIES

We have been very fortunate to work alongside our architects to design our dream school. Our whole school has been involved - teachers have helped to design the innovative learning spaces; our Aquatics Director, Ivan Bunakov, designed an amazing Aquatics centre with an Olympic sized pool and state-of-the-art touchpads so his squad can get accurate recordings; our Director of Sports, Bevan Moriarty, designed the field; and Head of HPE, Graeme Massey, designed the Gym halls.

Our staff know what spaces they need to teach in but also what spaces our children need to thrive in - right down to the spaces they need their parents to support them from. Our Music department collaborated on the recording studios, Jam rooms and mixing room so children can work on complete projects. Our Art department has enough space to allow for exhibitions, in between the design & technology room, kiln, and teaching spaces.

This school has been designed for children, by the people that spend their days working with them.

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NEXUS

Walking around Nexus you are surrounded by big green open spaces with plenty of opportunities for your child to run, jump, play and explore.

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Our classrooms are designed as open learning spaces for students to gain independence, collaborate with their peers and learn individually.

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We have all the latest digital technologies on offer and embedded throughout the curriculum, helping to enrich your child’s education.

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NEXUS

In January 2020 we are moving to our new school campus in Aljunied.

FACILITIES

NEXUS

We have designed and built our new school based on innovative and flexible spaces that enhance a child’s learning experience.

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NEXUS

Our new school offers state of the art facilities, like a double storey treehouse, an Olympic sized swimming pool, a theatre and a competition-sized artificial turf pitch.