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Teaching Team in Island West Campus

Staff Members

Bree Ashton

Early Years Teacher – English (Island West)

Bree comes from Australia and has been living in Hong Kong for the past ten years. She has obtained her Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) specialising in Early Years through the University of Sunderland with a focus on the EYFS curriculum. Both of her practicums were completed at the Island West campus of Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong, followed by a teaching position at Coronation Circle in Pre-Nursery. Bree is passionate about the Early Years as these are a crucial time window for building the foundation for learning. In her classroom, she creates meaningful experiences to motivate children to develop a lifelong love of learning. In her spare time, you can find Bree sipping on a flat white in a coffee shop or spending time with her family which usually consists of finding the best place to scooter or to catch any type of public transport with her train, bus and tram-fascinated children!

Emma Webber-Wong

Early Years Teacher – English (Island West)

Emma is South African and has been working with children for the past 17 years in various roles. After gaining an honours degree in Marketing and Communication Management, she decided to follow her true passion, teaching. She obtained her PGCE through the University of Sunderland and has been working in Early Years settings in Hong Kong for the past seven years. She is now pursuing a master’s degree in Education through the University of Sunderland. Emma has a strong passion for mindfulness in the classroom and for ensuring children’s emotional wellbeing. She believes that no two children are the same and that each child has a unique way of learning and understanding.

Nicki Hao

Early Years Teacher – Mandarin (Island West)

Nicki Hao is a resident of Hong Kong, as well as the United States and draws upon eight years of experience in teaching early childhood education to multicultural pupils. She is a strong advocate for child-centric learning and believes that it is essential to empower young children to be creative and critical learners. Niki obtained her master’s degree in Education at the University of Hong Kong. During this time, she completed internships at various international schools , gaining insight into different teaching practises. In her free time, Nicki enjoys reading, hiking and taking trips to explore diverse areas and unique cultures.

Jackie Cheung

Early Years Teacher – Mandarin (Island West)

Jackie was born in China but raised in Hong Kong where she completed her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She is a seasoned kindergarten teacher with ten years’ experience teaching children from a variety of backgrounds and she believes that early childhood is a pivotal stage of developing a child’s personality and hobbies. Jackie enjoys the serenity of nature and loves trekking and camping. She has hiked in many countries including New Zealand, Norway, and Indonesia and once spent 13 days hiking a 5,500m high mountain in Nepal. Jackie’s outgoing and proactive personality brings children a delightful and energetic learning experience.

Emma Wang

Early Years Teacher – Mandarin (Island West)

Emma Wang has been working in Shanghai for four years as an English teacher for Early Childhood. In 2014, she came to Hong Kong and completed a master’s degree at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Emma has been teaching Early Years for five years in Hong Kong and her experience has been in teaching both native and non-native speakers. She believes children form their own personality during the early years of development and that they are endowed with “a hundred languages”, through which they can express their ideas. To be a teacher is to teach children how to use these symbolic languages in everyday life.

Christine Chen

Early Years Teacher – Mandarin (Island West)

Christine is from Mainland China and moved to Hong Kong after her graduation. She has dedicated herself to the early childhood education field and found that she has a great passion in this area. Seeing children’s improvements in different areas brings her joy. Christine has been teaching in traditional kindergartens and international pre-schools for ten years. Firmly believing that children learn best through playing, she creates imaginative and engaging learning environments, incorporating diverse materials and toys in her teaching, including songs, puppets, stories, exciting games and art activities. Christine likes to use a variety of ways to stimulate pupils’ interest to learn. In her spare time, Christine enjoys painting, crafting and spending time with her husband and young baby.

Mary Chu

Early Years Teacher Assistant (Island West)

Mary completed her Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). She has two years’ experience leading summer holiday activities with young children, which she enjoyed a lot. She enjoys working with young children. She believes that each child is unique and inspiring. Mary enjoys drawing, walking, and cycling. Also, She takes pleasure in learning new languages and meeting new people.

Karen Ng

Early Years Teacher Assistant (Island West)

Karen is a fully qualified teacher and has four years’ experience leading summer holiday activities with young children. She completed her Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education at HKCT Institute of Higher Education (CTIHE), graduating with a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education from Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education. Karen has participated in placement experiences in both local and international kindergartens. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, jogging, and cooking.

Betsy Cheung

Early Years Teacher Assistant (Island West)

Betsy is a fully qualified teacher and has four years’ experience leading summer holiday activities with young children. She completed her Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) and will be studying further with a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education at The Education University of Hong Kong. Betsy has participated in placement experiences in both local and international kindergartens. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, drawing, and singing. Moreover, she loves to play basketball.

Billie Chan

Early Years Teacher Assistant (Island West)

Billie completed her Bachelor of Arts in Visual Studies at Hong Kong Lingnan University and her Postgraduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education at The Education University of Hong Kong. Furthermore, she finished her in-service Diploma in Special Child Care Work at Hong Kong Baptist University. She has experience in working with children of different ages during her studies. She has been working in both local and international kindergarten settings for 6 years. In her spare time, she enjoys watching films, drawing and listening to music.

Charlotte Tse

Early Years Teachers Assistant (Island West)

Charlotte Tse graduated with a Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education from Yew Chung College. She is eager to learn from senior teachers and growing by immersing herself in a practical setting. Charlotte is also continuing her further studies to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English. Charlotte is very excited about working at Malvern College Pre-School and is looking forward to seeing the children growing, day by day, and mastering new skills and knowledge.

Starry Yip

Early Years Teachers Assistant (Island West)

Starry completed her Higher Diploma at Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education. She has previously worked as a tutor for kindergarten and primary school children. She believes strongly that learning through play stimulates children’s creativity, imagination, and their curiosity about their surroundings. She also thinks that when children take the initiative in their learning path, they enrich their learning experiences.

Milo Tsang

Early Years Teachers Assistant (Island West)

Mr Tsang is a fully qualified teacher who completed his Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education in Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education. Milo first realised his passion for teaching after volunteering at a summer holiday camp for children from different backgrounds several years ago. He has been working towards his goal of becoming a teacher ever since and has several years’ experience as a personal tutor and as a youth leader at The Vine’s Youth Group.

Ariel Lee

Early Years Teachers Assistant (Island West)

After obtaining a Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Ms. Lee completed a bachelor’s degree in Special Needs Education. She is also a fully qualified Kindergarten Teacher, Child Care Worker and Child Care Supervisor. Ariel is passionate about teaching and has previously worked in various school settings gaining experience of dealing with children of different ages, needs and abilities. As an educator, she always ensures the safety and well-being of her pupils and believes that every child should grow in an environment which is full of love. She thinks it is important to be a positive role model and to show how we care for others and the things that surround us. She also believes that, with her encouragement, pupils can explore the environment, even the entire world, autonomously!

Natalie Lau

Early Years Teachers Assistant (Island West)

Ms. Lau obtained a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and worked in the airline and hospitality industry for 13 years before deciding to become a teacher. She completed her Diploma in Early Childhood Education at The Open University of Hong Kong where she received an ‘Outstanding Student Award’ As a fully qualified Teacher, Child Care Worker and Child Care Supervisor, Natalie has worked in the nursery section of a local kindergarten for the past 3 years. She has also had numerous opportunities to support children from different backgrounds through her many volunteering activities and firmly believes that Early Years education is vital for a child’s future development as it provides a strong base for lifelong learning.