Head of School – KOWLOON TONG: Christina Pickford
“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all”- Aristotle
Welcome to Anfield International Kindergarten in Kowloon Tong where “Educating Hearts and Minds” is our most fundamental objective and mission. We believe completely in educating the whole individual child. Through our engaging, warm and welcoming environment, we guide each child’s academic progress, as well as their social, emotional and mental well-being. We believe that a good early years education is about building strong foundations and creating life-long happy learners. This undertaking has been a joy and a privilege of Anfield for over 20 years and I am honoured to be part of this in my role as the Head of School.
Originally from Canada, and working internationally in both the United Kingdom and Qatar, I have been in education for 16 years. I am passionate about education and about children’s development across all ages. I have worked within a variety of classrooms over the years and as a Senior Leader for the last several; including as a Head of Kindergarten in Doha and as Vice Principal here at Anfield.
Together with our other 2 campuses, Laguna Verde and Tai Wai, we continue to work together to make Anfield an outstanding school in Hong Kong. I believe the success of a school in educating the youth of the future, relies significantly on all those involved. With strong management, a fantastic and keen KG team, and the support of our dedicated parents, I am confident that Anfield will continue to achieve excellence. Especially, in this ever changing world, we must work together to provide our children the best possible opportunities for the future.
I am very proud of our school and hope that when the occasion to visit arises, you will come to see us at work and at play. You can witness for yourself a unique atmosphere that is the Anfield family.
Head of School – WHAMPOA: SIAN EVANS
Sian Evans joins the Anfield family as Head of the Kindergarten and Nursery at Laguna Verde. This will be her ninth in leadership, having Headed the Pre-Prep School at the King’s School Canterbury in ShenZhen, the Prep School at Harrow Shanghai and the Primary School at Epsom College in Malaysia. Sian has taught in the UK, Canada, Hong Kong, China and Malaysia and is very excited to return to Hong Kong to join the Anfield group of schools. Sian first came to Hong Kong as a child in 1979 and lived at World Wide Gardens – the site of the Anfield Primary School. She graduated from KGV in Kowloon and then travelled to the UK to complete her BEd Hrs at the University of Wales. She has since then achieved her BCCT and NPQSL.
Sian’s educational philosophy is very much based on teaching the individual child and providing a personalised learning experience. She recognises that every child learns at different developmental stages and that no child is the same; having their own interests, passions and talents and that it is up to the teacher to identify the individual needs to facilitate the learning required by each individual child. Play based learning is essential for children to become discoverers, experimenters, investigators and problem solvers, to see the purpose of learning and to gain a passion for learning. At the same time the teaching of the fundamentals of learning – reading, writing and maths is essential to give children the tools required to begin their educational journey.
Sian has two children of her own, both teachers teaching in international schools in Malaysia. Sian is very excited to join Anfield and looks forward to bringing her educational experiences to the school and to embrace the ethos and vision of the Anfield way.