Ms Aileen Tan joined PIPS Kowloon in 2007 as a Pre-Nursery English teacher and taught 2 year olds for 7 years in a class setting of 28 students. Before moving to Hong Kong, she taught young children between the ages of 2 to 5 years. She also did volunteer work for the disabled, special needs kids, and the elderly. Ms. Aileen contributes toward the school’s various yearly functions and activities. She has emceed 2 years in a row for PIPS’s year-end graduation ceremony. Ms Aileen is interested in reading and doing charity works.
Alexandra grew up in Hong Kong and has been working with children for the past 3 years in various roles including private piano teaching. She obtained a BMus ( Bachelor of Music) from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of music and dance, London and also obtained her PGCE in the early years through the University of Sunderland. Alexandra feels her experiences as a teacher has improved her ability to communicate and connect with her students. Having a fuller understanding of each student’s capabilities and creating a strong bond with each individual is incredibly important, and she believes she is now better equipped to help others reach their maximum potential. In her spare time, she enjoys performing on the piano, sing, spending time with family and socialize with others.
Aren graduated with a degree in Business Communication and Public Relations. She also holds qualifications in Early Child Care and Education.
Aren has a strong passion for educating and nurturing young minds. She believes that every child is unique in their way of learning and does her best to accommodate all her students. Her career as an educator began in 2009 where she first worked as a nursery class teacher. She later gained further teaching experience in both international and local schools in Hong Kong.
Aren truly enjoys watching all of her students achieve their goals, and she feels very privileged to have the opportunity to be part of each and every one of her students’ learning journey.
Christine Leung is from New York, U.S.A. She obtained a BS (Hons) in Economics from St. John’s University (New York), Master’s Degree in Finance (The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong), CERTesol (Trinity College London) and a PGDE in early childhood (HKU). She is currently taking the Principalship course at CUHK to gain further insights of the Education field. Christine began her career in an international kindergarten in Hong Kong where she was the class teacher for different levels. In 2017, she joined another school that focuses on play-based learning where she gained experiences for inquiry-based and social-emotional learning. Christine believes that every child is unique and has his own talents. In her spare time, Christine likes to spend time with her children.
Originally from Toronto, Canada, Connie has been in the early childhood field for ten years in kindergarten classrooms and received her post graduate diploma in Early Childhood Education after she obtained her Bachelor of Commerce Degree. Connie is motivated, caring and enthusiastic about learning various teaching methods. She has developed a passion for inquiry-based learning and believes that every child is competent and full of potential. She is passionate about teaching because she loves seeing smiles on their children’s faces when they learn something new and watch them grow. In her spare time, Connie enjoys cooking, decorating her home, spending time with her family and friends and exploring new restaurants in Hong Kong.
Don began his career in the music industry before becoming a full-time teacher with a Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education. He has 18 years of experience, from working in primary schools briefly before mainly teaching in kindergartens in Hong Kong. Don grew up in Hong Kong as a child who studied in ESF international schools and believes that quality early childhood learning experiences shape children to be positive learners in their future. He enjoys incorporating the Arts and IT with classroom activities to help children further express their learning comfortably and confidently. In his spare time, Don continues to produce music and occasionally collaborates with other artists.
Emma grew up in South Africa and has been working with children for the past 15 years in various roles. After gaining an honours degree in Marketing and Communication management she decided to follow her true passion, teaching. Emma obtained her PGCE through the University of Sunderland and has been working in the early years setting in Hong Kong for the past four years. She has a strong passion for mindfulness in the classroom and children’s emotional wellbeing. She believes that no two children are the same and that each child has a different way of learning and understanding. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, spending time with family, traveling and being outdoors.
Jasmine Sou is from Vancouver, Canada. She obtained a PGDE qualification in Baptist University after finishing her university degree in University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Jasmine has been teaching for more than nine years now in kindergartens with various teaching methods. She believes that every child is unique with different learning style and pace. Everyone has their own talents and potentials. She enjoys interacting with children and actually learning from them. In her spare time, Jasmine enjoys spending time in the kitchen experimenting with baking recipes.
Jeshica is from Nepal, but calls Hong Kong home having lived here most of her life. Since her very first experience working in a kindergarten she knew in her heart that she would pursue her career in early childhood education. In her eighteen years of experience as an early childhood educator, she has taught children from diverse backgrounds, which has been rewarding and inspirational. She obtained her Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education in Hong Kong and has attended PYP training locally, as well as internationally. She has been with PIPS Kowloon for nine years. She believes in providing a safe and engaging environment for young leaners, and is passionate about guiding and facilitating them throughout their learning journey. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, traveling, exploring different cultures and learning languages.
Mr Josh grew up in the United Kingdom. After teaching in a primary school in London, he moved to Hong Kong in 2013 and began focusing on Early Childhood Education. He earned his PGDE at the University of Hong Kong. He hopes to inspire each and every child to develop a love of learning and personal development that will last throughout their lives. In his spare time he likes drawing, playing piano, and observing nature with his 1-year-old son.
Lin Chan has been living and teaching in Hong Kong since 2007. Her parents are from Hong Kong but emigrated to the UK where Lin and her two siblings were born and raised. Lin has always been passionate about teaching and enjoys spending time nurturing and developing each child’s individual abilities. Her area of experience primarily lies with the Pre-Nursery age group and she loves establishing a strong communicative relationship with the parents of her students and her colleagues in the school environment. Lin attained her PGDE (ECE) at the Hong Kong Baptist University after coming from a design-related educational background in the UK. In her free time, Lin enjoys traveling and exploring new cultures, hiking in Hong Kong and going to karaoke with her friends to work on her singing voice in the classroom!
Liz is originally from South Africa but spent several years in New York before settling in Hong Kong 4 years ago. Education has always been at the heart of her career, with time spent completing her studies in healthcare and physical education. Liz has a lengthy background in competitive pool & open-water swimming, which has allowed her to teach and practice Junior lifesaving and swimming for children. She has a passion for early childhood education and moved to Hong Kong to pursue her career in education.
Liz has spent four successful and rewarding years teaching at leading international Kindergartens and has now obtained her PGCE from the University of Sunderland. In her spare time, she loves to tire her dogs out by hiking or spending afternoons on the beach.
Preeti has lived in Hong Kong for over 35 years and has been with PIPS for 13 years. She has an extensive background in child care having worked in the field for over 20 years. Preeti started teaching at the YMCA where her expertise was in the Stepping Stones program. This was followed by 4 years teaching at various kindergartens covering playgroup and K1 to K3, as an English class teacher. The experience she accumulated from the years as an English class teacher equipped her with knowledge and proficiency in meticulous classroom management and managing young children to learn at their optimal levels using fun and games as well as an educational curriculum. In her spare time, Preeti enjoys reading, shopping and spending time with her family.
Rajveer Bhatti obtained her education from India and Hong Kong. She has been working in the early childhood setting for over 15 years and it is her eighth year at PIPS. In the beginning of her career, she worked in a local preschool for three years and subsequently changed to an international kindergarten which offered British National Curriculum and had staff and children from diverse backgrounds. She was involved in our school’s process of IB authorization and has attended various IB workshops within our school and outside.
Rajveer is passionate about working with pre-schoolers and forms close relationships with them. She is interested in setting up inspiring classroom environments for children to explore, provides them opportunities to interact with each other and facilitates them to reach their full potential. In her spare time, she likes to rest and relax at home, engage in deep conversations with her family and friends and read books.
Tina is from the U.K., where she qualified as a Nursery Nurse (N.N.E.B.). Prior to teaching, she worked as a nanny, and in the marketing and Human Resources industry. Her teaching career began in Hong Kong, working in international kindergartens with students aged from one to five years old. In 2013, Tina joined PIPS Kowloon, and has been teaching children aged one to two years old in the playgroup class. As a parent and Early Years educator, Tina values an inclusive classroom that provides opportunities for young children to learn through play-based learning, inquiry and meaningful experiences. She looks forward to creating an active community of learners, in an environment that fosters growth and independence. Outside of school, Tina's interests include reading (James Baldwin), watching foreign films, nature and culture documentaries, travel and yoga.
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Veronica is from Sydney, Australia. She obtained a BMusBEd (Bachelor of Music and Music Education) for primary and secondary Music Education from The University of New South Wales and an AMusA (Diploma of Piano) from The Australian Music Examination Board, both in 2008. Veronica then pursued her studies and obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in TESOL in 2012. She taught in secondary schools in Sydney before moving to Hong Kong in 2013. Veronica believes music is an enjoyable subject to learn and to teach across various age groups. She loves to travel and enjoys taking landscape photography.