Our People

Welcome to the passionate, engaging and effervescent Summerhill International School.

A true measure of a school is not what its students are doing when they are 18: it is what have they have done when they are 80.

—Anita Sutton, School Director

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from the Director

So welcome to the passionate, engaging, and effervescent Summerhill International School. Please do stop reading if you’re looking for a one-dimensional exam factory, a by-the-numbers international school, or a quiet escape from the world.

There is no flag over our door. We are an unsectarian community of 16 nationalities, crackling and fizzing with life, with no time for the narrow education offered by those living in fear of pie charts, graphs and tables.

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Our teachers

Our educators at Summerhill International School hail from a range of countries, which further enhances our international community and approach to learning. We draw from a range of experiences, curriculums, and educational philosophies, which encourage a range of learning experiences in our school. Our educators have taught in Japan, Australia, Singapore, China, Russia, Vietnam, the UK, the UAE, and Portugal, which informs our practice and approach to learning.

Rija

My main inspiration for teaching is my love for children. I enjoy seeing the look on the children’s faces when they learn something new.
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Haruna

I believe that children learn through play, building on their curiosity.
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Hana

I think being internationally minded means that you are open-minded to differences and you have the ability to accept ideas that are different from yours.
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Heather

I believe the early years are some of the most influential years.
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Pedro

I love to expand my students’ horizons by sharing knowledge about our world with them.
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Ayako

All of the students inspire me with their curiosity, uniqueness, enthusiasm, and how they express themselves in many interesting ways.
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Rie

Children constantly impress me with their unique way of thinking and being, and all of their love and innocence gives me so much happiness in my life.
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Karen

Nothing inspires me more than seeing children's eyes light up when they experience or learn something new!
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Cathy

I will implement in a child-centered approach where my role is to facilitate and cultivate the children’s interests and curiosity.
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Mark

I have found that children can teach me too—about different cultures, abilities, and perspectives.
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Analene

There is so much respect for everyone’s differences—whether they are related to culture, language, religion, belief, or race.
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Jenny

Always looking for inspiration from the children in her classes to facilitate learning communities that spark curiosity and invite learners to explore possibilities.
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