Bronwen has spent 10 years in schools after completing her PGCE with Middlesex University in 2009. Prior to this, she was an insurance underwriter in London. Since teacher training, Bronwen has worked at schools both in the UK and abroad. Having previously taught at Dulwich College Beijing, she is excited to be moving back to China and is keen to improve her somewhat rusty Chinese.
Most recently based at The British School Kathmandu, Bronwen has taught Year 6 and Year 2, as well as working with the library to improve its curriculum and layout. She was running a popular Junior Librarians club last year, whose members enjoyed learning about the inner workings of the library and how to engage others in reading.
In addition to supporting students, Bronwen enjoys helping guide colleagues through their studies for distance learning master’s degrees and other courses. This includes both the research and the writing processes. Teaching information literacy to children and adults is very satisfying for Bronwen, and it puts her experience with research to good use.
Bronwen believes that a library should be the heart of a school, and so provide the whole community with rich and varied resources that enlighten and inspire. She looks forward to developing the library collection to include a wealth of both English and Chinese language texts, in addition to digital services and other resources. Furthermore, Bronwen is excited to develop and introduce a library curriculum designed around 21st Century skills for all students.
Outside of work, Bronwen enjoys playing board games, baking, cooking and attempting to keep plants alive. She also has a passion for playing Dungeons and Dragons, which inspired her MRes dissertation. Using common elements from role-play games, Bronwen designed and ran an adventure that focused on developing the language skills of students learning English. In addition to these activities, Bronwen is completing an MSc in Library and Information Science, and she is hoping to focus her thesis on bilingual libraries within international schools.
Bethan was born in Canada, then moved to Nigeria before settling in the UK as a child. She loves travel, history, theatre and of course, reading! She has moved to China with her husband, Darren who is a Primary School Teacher and their two children. She feels that she has a natural ability to build rapport with people and has a caring and supportive nature. She has always been surrounded by books, her parents owned a bookshop for 10 years where she spent many happy hours working.
Bethan has a degree in Social Policy and worked for Social Services for many years in the UK and Canada. She also spent 8 years working for the Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) in the UK. More recently, she spent 2 years as a Community Governor for the Vale of Evesham School and gained a CELTA – Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language qualification.
She thoroughly enjoys being part of the school community and in the past has helped raise money for schools and other charitable groups, including securing a GBP 20,000 grant for a local special needs school in the UK. She believes that it is so important for children to enjoy books, whatever their reading level and this helps them discover the hidden treasures and worlds that can only be discovered inside the pages of a book!
Iris Chen is a woman of energy and motivation. Her six-month internship at a Private Kindergarten vested her with cherished experiences that she feels made her more caring and more patient. She is a team player and a fast leaner with good social skills. . Iris joined Huili Nursery Hangzhou in July 2018 as Library Assistant and has been deeply involved in the Nursery since that time.
She graduated from Qingdao Technical College in 2017. Her versatility can be shown by her many awards and achievements, such as Preschool Teacher Qualification Certificate, Piano Grade 8 Certificate, and Vocal Music Grade 8 Certificate. She likes listening to music, playing the piano, painting and travelling.
Eric Wang graduated from the University of Science & Technology in Beijing with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and was also educated at Jining Normal University, majoring in musicology. He has a primary school music teacher qualification certificate, theater management and stage related technology qualification certificate. He loves education and is willing to devote himself to it. He has more than 12 years working experience in stage operation management and arts operation management. Before Eric joined the Wellington family, he worked at Suzhou Culture and Art Center .
As an enthusiast of arts, Eric has had global footprints in many famous theaters around the world, including the United Kingdom, Singapore, Poland, Taiwan China and Mainland China.. After joining theHuili School Hangzhou family, he has been determined to make great contributions in improving the school theatre processes. He believes that perfect technological equipment is educational, and will provide pupils with guidance in future studies, which will be a great help to make pupils positive, confident and happy.