Anthony Hamblin- PYP Coordinator – Stonehill International School, Bangalore
Anthony Hamblin is the current PYP Coordinator at Stonehill International School in Bangalore.
I was a teacher leader at The International School of Azerbaijan in Baku for 5 years. I have also taught in London, England as an early years teacher. I am an accreditor for the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and am in the process of becoming an IB workshop Leader. Stonehill International School is an inclusive school in the North of Bangalore. We are a three programme IB school; PYP, MYP and DP and are accredited by CIS and NEASC.
I started working at Stonehill in August 2017. It has been a massive learning curve for me, to take my experience as an early years teacher and try and support the entire Primary School. There were lots of great initiatives already in place, and it was my responsibility to keep them going, or tweak them slightly. I’m a big believer in sustainability, so anytime I could reduce the amount of paper used at the school I went for it. This included taking our assessments online, and supporting the rollout of an e-learning plaform for our portfolios.
The most interesting part for me as the coordinator was the PYP Exhibition. I have a background in drama, and was able to incorporate the arts more into their presentations. This year I have been teaching Performing Arts to one grade level, and I have also began to create the curriculum for Performing Arts, as our school is growing next year.
Another big part of my journey was the creation of Learning Hub. To encourage conversations between teachers, we created an opportunity for IB teachers to attend workshops run by teachers at Stonehill. This started with 70 participants last year, and was at over 200 this year.
Selecting India as a Workplace
My wife, two kids and I love to experience different cultures and different foods. After 5 years in Azerbaijan, we were ready for another adventure. Stonehill felt like the right fit for us and a great place for our young boys to start their schooling.
Embracing Technology and Creativity
Our mission and vision focuses on sports, technology and the arts. We use technology as a tool for learning at Stonehill, and the implementation of Seesaw as our e-learning portfolio has consolidated the way we communicate and share student learning with parents. Most of our teachers are now Google Level 1 certified and we rely on Google Team Drives to support the storage and sharing of information.
For more details, do visit the school website www.stonehill.in
Stonehill International School
Jala Hobli Bangalore North,
Bengaluru, Karnataka – 562157
Phone: +91 8043418300