Secondary School Student Welfare Coordinators

Casey Stone

Casey Stone

Year 7 Student Welfare Coordinator

Casey Stone - Year 7 Student Welfare Coordinator

Damien Kennedy

Damien Kennedy

Year 8 Student Welfare Coordinator

Damien Kennedy - Year 8 Student Welfare Coordinator

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Criminology) – The University of Melbourne, Australia.
B.A Honours year in Psychology – The University of Melbourne, Australia.
Master of Teaching (Secondary) – The University of Melbourne, Australia.

Before moving into international teaching, Damien spent four years teaching Psychology, English and Humanities in Australia. He then spent two years teaching IB Humanities in Taiwan. Damien is a new teacher at AIS. He is teaching IB DP Psychology, Year 7 Humanities and Year 7 English. In addition, Damien is the Year 7 Student Welfare Coordinator.

Damien enjoys swimming, martial arts, travel, music and watching movies.

Joseph Brown

Joseph Brown

Year 9 Student Welfare Coordinator

Trent Richardson

Trent Richardson

Year 10 Student Welfare Coordinator

Trent Richardson - Year 10 Student Welfare Coordinator

Bachelor of Exercise Science, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Biology), Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Trent began his teaching career in Brisbane, Australia, and has since spent time teaching science in London. His passion for science was fueled by his love for sports. In his spare time, Trent is an avid traveler and loves spending time indulging in local cuisines. He enjoys participating in sports and leading a healthy lifestyle. Trent is excited to be apart of the AIS community and the future prospects of living in HCMC.

Jonathan Hoff

Jonathan Hoff

Year 11 Student Welfare Coordinator

Gabriel Price

Gabriel Price

Year 12 Student Welfare Coordinator

Gabriel Price - Year 12 Student Welfare Coordinator

Graduate Diploma of Education (K-12), George Mason University, Fairfax Virginia, USA

Gabriel teaches several of our Humanities courses; Global Perspectives, IGCSE Geography and IBDP Geography. He is also one of our Year 11-13 tutor group teachers. For the last four years he worked on projects bringing the face of AIS to the community via events like the BBGV Fun Run and the Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research. Also over the years Gabriel has organized the Year 13 Graduation Dinner and the Secondary School Graduation and Awards Ceremony. He has over twelve years’ experience living and working in Vietnam, with more than eight years here at AIS.

Mark Beales

Mark Beales

Year 13 Student Welfare Coordinator

Mark Bella - Year 13 Student Welfare Coordinator

Master of Education (Distinction), University of Nottingham, England
PGCE, University of Nottingham, England
BA (Hons) English Literature, University of London, England
Dip.(TM) TESOL/College of Teachers DipCoT (TESOL), Eurolinks, Sheffield, England
National Certificate in Newspaper Journalism, Girton College, Oxford, England

After working as a journalist and newspaper editor in England for 13 years, Mr Beales moved to Thailand in 2004. He has since held a number of positions in international schools, including Head of English, Head of Secondary and IB Diploma Coordinator. He is also an examiner for IGCSEs and the IB Diploma. When not teaching, Mr Beales writes for Lonely Planet and other publications, and enjoys spending time with his wife and their two children.