Head of Years 5 and 6 Mr Andrew Reade
Mr Andrew joins GIS from Ascension Island, a small and remote volcanic island situated in the South Atlantic Ocean, where he worked for two years before joining GIS. Prior to that he lived a short time in Cyprus but mostly in the United Kingdom, where he taught in a range of schools for 26 years. After the isolation of Ascension, Mr Andrew is excited about his move to Thailand and the more cosmopolitan area of Ban Chang and is looking forward to exploring Thai cuisine, history and culture.
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Ms Laurence Cabanne
Ms Laurence joined GIS in 2011. She holds a Master’s degree in International Finance and Business Management and a PGCE from Sunderland University, UK. Ms Laurence has actively participated in the development of the Primary school curriculum by taking on the role of Mathematics’ Coordinator for the past four years. Outside of school, she practises yoga and spends as much time she can with her family.
Mr Mark Holmes
Mr Mark joined GIS from Shanghai in 2016, where he worked for two years. Prior to that he taught in Canada and Egypt. Before becoming a teacher he ran his own business in Vancouver and worked as an aircraft technician for British Airways in London. He is joined by his wife, Ms Christina (a Year 3 Teacher) and his two children. Mr Mark runs the Primary Has Talent show and is working with the students to create a school vegetable garden. Outside of school he likes to play guitar, cook and ride his bicycle down little back roads.
Mr Jonathan Burnill
Mr Jon joined GIS from the UK (Brighton) in 2017. He has previously taught in Years 5 to 8. Before becoming a teacher, Mr Jon ran his own ambulance company in the UK and he also worked as a financial analyst for BP in London. He is joined in Ban Chang by his wife and two young children. Out of school, he likes to play team sports and is a keen cyclist. He is enjoying life on the Eastern Seaboard so far and loves the food as well as the friendly nature of the people!
K.Tim has been working at GIS since 2009. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology and is a certified professional caregiver. Before joining GIS, K.Tim taught English to Grades 1 to 6 at Maneewan Vittaya School in Maptaput for four years. Since joining GIS, K.Tim has broadened her professional experience. She has worked in Early Years, ELS and TAL and has supported Years 3 and 4 for the past three years. She has also successfully completed all the Singapore Mathematics’ training sessions organised by the school. During her free time, K.Tim loves to listen to Gospel music, enjoys watching football and basketball matches and plays the guitar.