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Teaching and Specialist Team

   

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Emma Dean

Forest-Beach School Leader (Coronation Circle and Island West)

Emma is originally from Twickenham, England, and draws upon 10 years of classroom and outdoor teaching experience in the UK and Thailand. She started her career in Central London where she identified the need for children to have access to nature. Taking lessons outside, Emma created valuable outdoor learning opportunities for her pupils including allotments, a Science Garden and Forest School.
Emma studied Geography at the University of Southampton and completed her Primary PGCE at St Mary’s University Twickenham. She strongly believes that a school should ignite curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with children for the rest of their lives. Emma loves the outdoors and the benefits it provides for the physical and mental health of children – and adults! In her free time, she likes to go hiking, surfing, surf skating, sailing and SUP boarding.

Heidi Luk

Music Teacher (Coronation Circle and Island West)

Heidi Luk grew up in a musical family and started to play violin at the age of five. In 2012, she was awarded a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship and was sponsored to study at the Royal College of Music where she obtained a Master of Music majoring in violin performance under the supervision of Professor Radu Blidar. In addition, she has received several awards, including the Hong Kong Outstanding Students Award, The King’s School Canterbury Music and Academic Scholar, The King’s School Canterbury Musician of the Year as well as Runner-up of the HK School Music Festival. Heidi has also completed her Early Childhood Education studies at the University of Hong Kong. She has been teaching music for more than 10 years in Hong Kong and the UK, working at various international schools. Her teaching philosophy is to create a happy learning environment that can enhance pupils’ engagement in music education with an aim to promote lifelong music learning from early childhood.