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The Supervisor of the school, Serge Berthier, actively promotes the concept of team-teaching. All educational matters within the classroom are handled by the teacher in charge. In order to maintain a consistent high level of teaching during the school year, the teacher may suggest to the Principal to promote or demote pupils according to their academic performance in the class. Such a suggestion is always reviewed by the entire team and the Principal with a view to improve the ability of the pupils to get into a good secondary school and later into a good university.

Mr. Jonathan Chan-Combrink

P6A - Teacher

A citizen of South Africa and Canada, Jonathan moved in 2009 to Hong Kong where he has worked as a NET as well as a teacher and trainer at the British Council. Prior to that, he was the director of a Nature Education Centre in Toronto. He has a B.A. (with triple majors in English, Anthropology and Psychology), a B.Ed. and a Masters degree in Environmental Studies. An avid mountaineer and trail runner; when he’s not in the classroom, you can find Jonathan on the pointy bits of Lantau.

Mrs. Ruby Bhatia

P6B - Teacher (Upper Primary English coordinator)

Ruby Bhatia was born in India. She got an engineering degree from the University of Rajasthan (Jaipur) in 1992. She then came to Hong Kong in 2000 where she obtained a PGCE from the Hong Kong University in 2004. She was a LIS P3 teacher from 2006 to 2011.

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Mr. James Lambert

P5A - Senior Teacher (Science and PE coordinator)

James Lambert is a British citizen. He graduated from Manchester University and has a dual background in Education and Sciences. He joined LIS in 2001.

Mrs. Josephine Williamson

P5B - Teacher

Josephine Williamson moved to Hong Kong with her family from Scotland in 2004, having obtained a BA in Social Sciences (Hons in Psychology) and worked across the UK before spending two years working in Nepal. She obtained a Master of Education (Primary Teaching) from Charles Sturt University (Australia) in 2011 and has taught in Reception, Primary 3 and as an Educational Support Specialist at LIS.

Mr. Dean Hamence

P4A - Teacher

Dean Hamence is an Australian citizen. He is a graduate of Victoria University in Melbourne, with a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood and Primary learning. His experience includes teaching in such diverse environments as Beijing, China and East Timor. This is his second stay in Hong Kong, where he has taught in international schools at both kindergarten and primary levels. His personal interests include information-communication technologies, and Chinese martial-arts and lion-dancing.

Ms. Elaine Wu

P4B - Teacher (Upper Primary IT coordinator)

Elaine Wu comes from Alberta, Canada. She has obtained her BA in Psychology and BEd qualifications from the University of Alberta. For the past six years, Elaine has been as a counselor and program coordinator for her local Middle School and has been working with children diagnosed with Autism and other Special needs.

Ms. Elizabeth Wong

P3A - Teacher (Lower Primary English and Music coordinator)

Elizabeth Wong is a british citizen. She holds a PGCE from the University of Sunderland (UK) as well as a BSc (Hon) in Biochemistry from King’s College London. She has previously worked at two international schools in Hong Kong

Mrs. Shoni Kristensen

P3B - Teacher

Mrs. Shoni Kristensen is a British citizen. She holds a PGCEi from the University of Nottingham and worked in another international school in Hong Kong before joining LIS in 2016. She also holds a BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice degree and worked as a Detective Constable before moving to Hong Kong in 2006.

Mr. Edwin Fong

P2A - Teacher


Edwin Fong is a British Citizen. He holds a PGCE from the University of Sunderland as well as BA (Hons) in History From Anglia Ruskin University. He has played and represented both Football and Badminton to district level through to the age of 18. He has taken part in a host of competitive sport including Athletics, Hockey and Cricket. During his free time he enjoys playing football and getting involved with the community.

Mr. Marc Doucette

P2B Teacher (Lower Primary)

Marc Doucette is a Canadian citizen. He holds a Ba of Arts (Major in Sociology from the Ontario University (Ottawa) as well as Teacher Certification in Elementary Education from the College of New Jersey (USA). He was a teacher in Seoul (South Korea) from 2003 to 2009, then moved to Hong Kong as a NET teacher.

Ms. Anna Yu

P1A Teacher (Lower Primary IT coordinator)

Anna YU is a British Citizen.She holds a PGCE from the University of Sunderland (UK) as well as a degree in Bsc Surveying from Birmingham University, UK. Anna is also a keen musician who obtained a merit in her ABRSM Grade 8 violin.

Mrs. Suzy Lambert

P1B - Teacher

Suzanne Lambert is a British citizen. She graduated in 2000 from Didsbury School of Education with a PGCE. She joined LIS in 2002.

Ms. Mavis Choi

Mandarin teacher and Assistant teacher (Lower Primary)

Mavis Choi is a Hong Kong citizen with a Master of Arts in Languages from a US University.

Ms. Jeanny Tse

Mandarin teacher and Assistant teacher (Upper Primary)

Jeanny Tse holds a BEd from HKCAAVQ. She is also a graduate of the College of Foreign Languages Fujian Normal University (Fujian Province, China).

Ms. Monique Chiasson

Music teacher

Monique Chiasson moved to Hong Kong in 1999 from eastern Canada where she taught piano and violin for several years. She received her degree in music from Mount Allison University and the following year, followed that with a degree in education from Queen’s University, both in Canada. She also went on to study viola more intensely in London with violinist and professor at Trinity College of Music, Nicholas Roth. Her teaching experience includes pre-nursery to secondary school. 

Mrs. Tara Hemsted

Reception class teacher

Tara Hemsted is a British and a Canadian citizen. She holds a Bsc in Biology and a PGCE (Early Years focus) from Oxford Brookes University. She was a teacher in international primary schools in Hong Kong from 1998 until 2004 when she left to live in Canada. In Toronto she was Director of Education for a Sylvan Learning centre. She returned with her family to Hong Kong in 2012 and has been the Head of Primary and class teacher for a local international school for the past two years.

Mr. Christopher Luke

Special Educational Support Teacher

Christoper Luke is a British citizen who grew up in Hong Kong. He holds a PGCE from the University of Sunderland as well as a BA (Dual cons) in History and Philosophy from Keele University. He enjoys trekking and formerly worked as an outdoor educator on Lantau Island. During his free time he likes to practice Muay Thai and read about world history.

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