Our Staff

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Shaun Oakey

Acting Principal,AIS

Currently as a researcher at the University of Adelaide in values education, Shaun is a leader in the field of student care and the development of student relations.  He has over thirty years experience in secondary education and has taught in prestigious schools in England, Scotland and Australia. He gained his teaching qualifications from Southampton University and entered the teaching profession in 1993, working as a teacher of Geography in a large multicultural school in Hampshire.  He migrated to Australia in 1996 where he taught Geography to all the girls at Woodlands school before moving briefly to Thomas More College. In 2000 he joined Pembroke school and was soon promoted to lead the Geography Department.  He also worked briefly at St Leonards School Scotland as a boarding master and at St Peters College teaching Geography before joining Prince Alfred College as their Dean of Students where he was instrumental in developing the pastoral structures in the area of Character Education.

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Rosie Broderick

Business Development Manager, Adelaide Independent Schools Alliance (AISA)

Rosie has extensive experience as a secondary teacher and leader – having recently held the Head of Boarding at Wilderness School leadership position for many years. She has worked closely with international students and their families in Adelaide and overseas. She is committed to supporting families who wish to enter prestigious independent schools here in Adelaide.

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Peter Mickan

Director, ARI

Dr Peter Mickan is an experienced languages educator. He has taught in schools and universities. He established the Postgraduate Applied Linguistics Program in the University of Adelaide, where he continues research and publishing in functional linguistics, language learning and teaching, and the revival of Barossa German. He supervises PhD students research on studies in higher education. Dr Mickan works with a team of teachers in the development of In the Adelaide International School.
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Catherine So

Admissions and Executive Assistant to the Principal

Catherine is from Hong Kong.  She has worked extensively in Adelaide and Hong Kong. She is committed to working closely with international families to help them access an Australian education.

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Irma Kuci

English Program Coordinator, ARI

Irma Kuci is a Lecturer in the Adelaide Research Institute and Coordinator and Lecturer for the Graduate Diploma TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). She is an experienced language educator, curriculum developer, assessor, and researcher. She has taught in schools and universities in Australia and overseas. She has expertise in TESOL, in teaching international students form diverse cultural backgrounds and in applied linguistics research.

Irma’s most recent publication is Textbook Analysis and Design: social semiotic and Communicative Perspectives in Mickan, P. & I. Wallace (eds) (2020) The Routledge Handbook of Language Education Curriculum Design. New York Routledge.
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Zara Philips

SACE Coordinator

Zara’s teaching experience spans over 13 years in both middle and senior school (IBMYP and SACE Courses). Zara has taught specialised subjects including English (IB MYP) and Humanities (IB MYP), Geography, Science, Legal Studies and Research Project. Zara has worked on projects focusing on improving and delivering curriculum content and assessment with NAPLAN, Australian Government Quality Teacher Program and International Baccalaureate.

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Katherine Hope

Learning Support Academic Tutor

Katherine offers learning support to our students undertaking vocational subjects within the South Australian Certificate of Education. Katherine has extensive experience working with international students and their families at the Adelaide Institute of Business Technology and TAFE SA.

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Maliza Huang

English & SACE Teacher

Maliza holds a Bachelor of Teaching and Arts from The University of Adelaide. Maliza has been employed at Adelaide International School for the past 3 years providing English for Academic Purpose to secondary school students preparing to enter mainstream education.
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Sally Xu

Secondary SACE Mathematics and Wellbeing facilitator

Sally is an outstanding teacher, having undertaken her senior secondary studies as an international student at Norwood-Morialta High School here in Adelaide. She went on to graduate from The University of Adelaide. She has taught senior SACE Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics at Pembroke School and St Peter’s College. She brings a wealth of knowledge to support the learning journey of international students.

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Jing Liu

Secondary Mathematics and Chinese teacher

Jing is an exceptional teacher with extensive experience in teaching international and domestic students. Jing works closely with students and their families to ensure our students at Adelaide International School meet the compulsory Mathematics SACE units in the South Australian Certificate of Education. She is dedicated and caring.
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Katlyne Bundal

VET for Schools Coordinator

Katlyne manages all student related VET enrolment processes, including school, student and parent enquiries. Katlyne liaises with the Trainers and connects with other AIBT staff in order to address student matters. Katlyne has a Bachelor and a Masters degree in International Business from Flinders University. With a background in travel management, Katlyne has extensive experience in the industry, including airline management, finance, events management, customer service and education.

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Thank you for considering Adelaide International School for your child’s education. You can contact us on Phone:+61(0)8 8123 1786 or Email: info@ais.edu.au for further information.