Welcome Reception Students

Dear parents,

Welcome to Lantau International School. We are very excited to meet the new parents and students and welcome back some familiar faces.

I am Karen Sargent, the classroom teacher, this will be my third year at Lantau International School as the Reception Class Teacher. I have 10 years of teaching experience at International Schools in Hong Kong and am a qualified teacher with a focus in Early Childhood Education and well as Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). I am originally from the United States but have been living in Hong Kong for the past 10 years. I am currently living in South Lantau with my husband and two children. I enjoy teaching young learners and love teaching through interactive games, activities and songs. I am looking forward to the start of the school year and getting to know all of the children.

Teddy Sun ( 孫老師, Sun Laoshi) is the class Mandarin teacher and is also starting his third year at LIS and his third year with the Reception Class. He has his master’s degree in teaching Chinese as an International Language and has taught the Chinese subject for the past eight years (Mandarin and English) in Hong Kong. Sun Laoshi loves drawing and artwork, and also plays many different kinds of sports.

We believe language learning helps students embrace different cultures and gain a better understanding of the world. At Lantau International School we naturally integrate language learning into different courses through classroom interactions and various activities. We are excited for another fun year of learning inside and outside the classroom.

We welcome any questions you may have about the school and the teachers. We know the first day of school can be exciting but also stressful for little ones. Please pass on any information about your child you think is important for us to know or may help us to comfort them and make their first day successful.

See you next week!

Kind Regards,

Ms. Karen and Mr. Sun