Miss Duna Carbonell joins WCIB in 2019. She has a BA in Fine Art from London’s Central St Martins School of Art and a PGCE teaching qualification in Art and Design from Goldsmiths, University of London. Before becoming a teacher, Duna worked as a professional photographer, and was drawn to teaching after running Art workshops for young people in institutions like the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Natural History Museum in London.
Since then, Duna has taught children aged 8 to 18 in the UK, New Zealand and Thailand, a country she is excited to call her home again. Her most recent post was at Dulwich Prep School in London, where she led the Art department, helping students achieve places and Art scholarships at some of the most prestigious Senior schools in the UK.
“As a Wellington teacher, I feel a strong commitment to providing my students with an inspirational education that awakens in them a love for learning, celebrates individuality, promotes creative thinking and gives them the confidence to solve problems independently and collaboratively.”
Mr Chris Walton joins WCIB in 2019. Chris has degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics and has a varied and fascinating background, which includes running his own motorcycle business and working as a Yacht Technician.
Before coming to Thailand, Chris worked at one of the most interesting British schools in the world, the British School of Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia. Most recently, he was Head of Mathematics in Khao Yai for three years, where he learned a great deal about Thailand and its people.
“I am particularly looking forward to working on the risk–taking and critical thinking aspects of life at WCIB, and I am excited about the opportunity to listen to students thinking outside the box. I am also delighted to be a part of the team which will forge our future generations.”
Mr Fabrice Blum joins WCIB in 2019. He will lead the development of the Computing curriculum and work with the Leadership Team on whole-school development and improvement. Fabrice started his career as a language teacher but subsequently decided to retrain and follow his passion for Computing. He has taught Computing in both the UK and overseas and has a PGCE teaching qualification from the University of Greenwich, London.
WCIB is Fabrice’s third international school. He worked at the British School in Manila for six years, where he taught children aged 6 to 18, and more recently in Thailand where he worked as Head of Computing. Fabrice is passionate about helping his students develop problem-solving skills in Computing as well as critical-thinking skills and resilience to help them cope with rapid changes in technology and the world around them.
“Being a Wellington teacher means I constantly have to look for new ways to push and challenge myself and my students, ensuring that I create a classroom atmosphere which is student-centred and which clearly focuses and fosters values of student questioning, collaboration, creativity, independence and reflection.”
Mr. Jack Burkill joins WCIB in 2019, having previously been Director of English at Reach Academy Feltham, a through-school in London. Jack attended the University of Sheffield and then trained to teach via the well-regarded Teach First Programme.
WCIB will be Jack’s first experience of international school teaching, and he is excited about the opportunity to welcome WCIB’s first cohort of Year 7 students to the school. Jack has had experience teaching students of a variety of ages, from Years 3 to 13, but his passion is Senior School teaching of literature. He has experience in backwards-planning curriculums, allowing all learners to be successful, and he is hoping to inspire a love of reading in every WCIB student he meets.
“I am determined to help students become well-rounded through academic success and engagement with the world as a whole. I am looking forward to developing an outstanding English curriculum, as well as being involved in a variety of Wellington’s enrichment opportunities.”
Mr Findlay joined WCIB in August 2018, working in Y5 and assisting in EYFS. In August 2019, he will return to Senior School teaching as Head of History and Geography. At the University of Dundee, Stewart attained a Master of Arts in History. He also has a PGDE from the University of Glasgow in Secondary History teaching.
Wellington College Bangkok is Stewart’s first international post; however, he established his outstanding teaching practice working in Scotland for 6 years, at Morgan Academy in Dundee, where he helped to implement a new History, Geography and Modern Studies curriculum throughout the BGE phase. In his final year, Stewart took a middle management role, running a newly formed department which collaborated with SLT, external partners and the school pastoral team to maximise student engagement with school life.
“A teacher at Wellington College is passionate, engaging and someone who consistently encourages all Wellingtonians to endeavour to reach their academic, sporting and social goals. We must always go the extra mile for our students and constantly question and adapt our practice for a more effective outcome.”