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 3-year-old son.
Joshua Hunter PYP Coordinator
Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, Yi Lao Shi holds a Master of International Negotiation
in France and obtained PGDE in Hong Kong. She also obtained Grade One in National
Putonghua Proficiency Test. She is passionate about teaching and has been working
with PIPS for 10 years as Putonghua teacher. Yi Lao Shi believes in a child-center
approach, that play should be the foundational basis of learning since children learn
best by doing. In her free time, Yi Lao Shi enjoys reading, traveling and spending time
with her friends and family.
Gabrielle Yi Chinese Coordinator
Miss Tracy was born and raised in Hong Kong before moving to the UK to complete her secondary and tertiary education. She has a background in Environmental Science and holds a Master of Science degree from University College London.
Miss Tracy has a passion for teaching and especially in early childhood education. She strives to provide a fun and inspiring learning environment for young children. She is a registered teacher in HK and holds a PGCE in early years with a UK university. Before joining PIPS, she has worked at various British international schools in Hong Kong for 6 years.
When she is not teaching, Miss Tracy likes rock climbing and explore Hong Kong with her friends.
Anna is from the UK and has been living in Hong Kong for the last 8 years. She has studied a BTEC in National Early Years when in the UK and has worked in various British International playgroups and schools across Hong Kong.
Anna has vast experience in the British Curriculum (Early Years Foundation Stage) and her passion is in early childhood education. She is a strong believer in play-based learning where she loves to create fun, engaging, stimulating and a safe learning environment for the children under her care.
In Anna’s spare time, she likes to explore the beautiful sights of Hong Kong and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Kathy is from Hong Kong. She obtained a secondary F.5 from Literary College in 1976. Kathy began her career in preschool in the HK where she led literacy in the kindergarten while teaching Nursery. Since 1991, she has taught in PIPS, where she had developed a passion for inquiry-based learning. She believes that every child is competent and full of potential and loves working in an international setting with children and educators from around the world. Now she is the floating and garden part time teacher at PIPS. In her spare time, Kathy enjoys spending time with her family and friends and exploring new places and of course she enjoys planting in her little garden at home.
Shirley Cheung is from China, she holds a Master of Education in teaching Chinese as a Second Language from Beijing Language and Culture University, and holds a Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education in Hong Kong. She has also obtained the Certificate with Grade One in National Putonghua Proficiency Test. Shirley is very passionate about teaching, after graduating from Shanghai Normal University, she has been teaching over 20 years. She believes each child is unique; children are capable of becoming independent individuals and should be encouraged to do so. They should be respected as individuals and be given appropriate guidance and support to grow. Outside of school, Shirley likes to explore new places, travel and read.
Ms Lily was born in Malaysia. She read Law (LLB-Hons) at the University of Sheffield, UK and lived in London for many years where she had a career in the legal field for over 11 years. She moved to Hong Kong with her husband and son in 2012, where she pursued a second career as an Early Years educator. Ms Lily obtained her Post-graduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education) at the University of Hong Kong and this is her fifth-year teaching at PIPS, Hong Kong.
Ms Lily believes in whole-child development – that children need to be nourished and given the time to grow in all aspects including emotional, social, physical and cognitive; at their individual paces. Children are natural inquisitors and play is an integral part of their development. Given the right support and environment, learning will flourish, and children will achieve their fullest potential.
When she has the time, Ms Lily enjoys doing craftwork and cooking and baking for families and friends.
Ms Dou is from Taiwan. She obtained her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Taiwan. She also studied Mandarin Teacher Training Program at Shanghai East China Normal University. She has taught as a qualified kindergarten teacher in Taipei, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Ms Dou believes that every child has different talents and has different learning path. She hopes to develop children's abilities to think independently, solve problems, seek knowledge, and love people. On their learning journey, they can love and realize themselves, achieve their goals.
In her spare time, Ms Dou enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Rebecca is from England and Hong Kong. She graduated with a Bachelor degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Education with a specialism in Psychological Studies in Education.
Since 2017, she has taught English to native and non-native English speakers aged 2 to 14 and has found immense joy in seeing students grow and build confidence as they develop new skills. She has a passion to help children to develop independence through interacting and playing with others, to allow them to be creative and fluent users of English.
In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys painting, reading, baking, and visiting cafes.
Mr. Joms was born and raised in Manila Philippines, and has been living and working in Hong Kong for 9 years. He has been a teacher here for almost 8 years, teaching children ranging from 1 year to 5 years old. He taught Drama and English in his first year of teaching and has been a Kindergarten and Playgroup Teacher for the last 7 years. PIPS has been his home since 2016.
Besides being a teacher, he has also been a theatre performer and aficionado, and has performed musical shows and dramas for both children and adults the past 14 years. He came to Hong Kong when he was accepted as a vocalist in Hong Kong Disneyland for the show “The Golden Mickeys” back in October 2010, and haa been doing a lot of different shows since.
Yan has a Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education, a BA in Early Childhood Education and holds a Master of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. She has over 10 years of experience teaching Putonghua to children. She likes to use a variety of methods in teaching children of different nationalities. These methods have encouraged the children to learn Putonghua in a fun and interesting atmosphere. When she is not working, she likes to go hiking with her friends. Hiking helps her relieve stress through relaxation.
Since a young age, music has been an integral part of Xavier's life.
With a passion for flute and singing, Xavier has a string of accolades including grade 8 in singing and flute with further qualifications in theory of music.
Xavier has sung professionally in choirs around the world, from singing in the Vatican city for the Pope's inauguration to singing in the world famous King's College Chapel in Cambridge.
Xavier has always dreamed of sharing his love of music with the future generation and came to Hong Kong to pursue this dream teaching in some of the city's most prestigious schools.
Xavier strives to inspire his students to appreciate music in a fun and inspiring environment. He believes that the immeasurable reach and influence of a teacher develops a passion for learning that changes the world for the better, one life at a time.
Iris is from Yunnan province of China. After completing a Master Degree in Education she has worked as a professional Mandarin Teacher in different international kindergartens of HK for five years, where she taught different levels of class from Year 1 to 6. She is currently completing her post-graduate degree in Early Childhood Education at the Education University of Hong Kong. Iris is passionate about meaningful teaching and learning. She believes that each child is unique and has potential, and teachers need to encourage and support them to explore the world by inquiring, observing, listening and communicating with others. In her spare time, Iris enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, fishing and playing household games.