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College Management

 

College Management

Dr Robin A. Lister

Founding Headmaster

Dr Robin A. Lister

BA, MA, PhD, PGCE

After attending Hymers’ College in Yorkshire, Dr Robin A. Lister studied for a BA in Theology and a post-graduate teaching qualification at Hull University. He was then awarded scholarships to attend Harvard University where he read for a master’s degree. He pursued his PhD as Gifford Fellow and part-time lecturer at St Andrews University. In between degrees he worked for the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he remained a consultant for some years. He arrived at Malvern College in 1989 as the Head of Religious Studies and was then appointed Housemaster of Roslin House in 1998, Deputy Head in 2007 and Senior Deputy Head in 2012. In what little spare time he has, Dr Lister has a passion for the Highlands of Scotland where he likes to spend a few weeks each year, walking and cycling. He is a great admirer of J. S. Bach, enjoys modern art and architecture and has a particularly keen interest in international relations.
 
 

Mr Wayne Maher

BSc, PGCE

With a BSc in Biological Sciences from Royal Holloway, University of London, and a PGCE in Secondary Science from the University of Portsmouth, Mr Maher looks back on a 16 year teaching experience in the UK and abroad, during which he held leadership positions for 9 years.

Most recently, his excellent track record in leading and managing in new and expanding schools has seen him endorse senior leadership positions at Dulwich College Suzhou, before moving to Malvern College Egypt, where he served as Headmaster to establish the school in Cairo.

Mr Maher is passionate about improving learning by reflection, action and leading by example.

Mr Wayne Maher

Acting Deputy Head/ Head of Seniors

 

Ms Maria Gebrial

Head of Prep

Ms Maria Gebrial

BA, MEd

Ms Gebrial is the Head of Prep at Malvern College Hong Kong. She has experience in the IB PYP system covering positions of leadership for 7 years, and her main responsibilities include overseeing the curriculum and assessment, fostering connections among the stakeholders in pupil’s education, facilitating pupil agency and leadership, pupil and staff well-being, professional development and new teachers’ induction. During her teaching career, Ms Gebrial worked in various capacities, from Early Years through to Year 6, in England and Khartoum, Sudan. Ms Gebrial holds a master’s degree in International Education and Administration from Endicott College and a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Brighton.
 

Ms Lianne Yu

BSc, BEd, MEd

Originally from Canada, Ms Lianne Yu holds a Master of Education focused on curriculum teaching and learning which she obtained at the University of Calgary (Canada). She also holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biology and Music and a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University (Canada). Internationally, Ms Yu has taught in Beijing for a decade and has experience in school administration as Curriculum Coordinator, Head of Music, and Head of Years. Ms Yu joined Malvern College Hong Kong in its founding year 2018 and has been newly appointed as DP Curriculum Coordinator as of August 2021 after helping to bring the school through the authorisation process. As a trained orchestral conductor and DP Music examiner, Ms Yu greatly enjoys being occupied by the school’s musical life.

Ms Lianne Yu

DP Coordinator

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Ms Katrina Englart

MYP Coordinator

Ms Katrina Englart

BHMS Ed, MEd

Ms Englart attained a Master’s Degree in International Education with major in curriculum studies from the University of New England and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education with majors in Human Movement Studies and History from the University of Queensland. Ms. Englart has more than 25 years of teaching experience in local and international schools in a range of countries including Australia, US, UK, Portugal, Thailand and Saudi Arabia. She also has more than 18 years’ experience in school administration as Head of Department and Athletic Director in three international schools. Ms. Englart has led the MYP curriculum in an IB World School for the past four years with MYP leadership roles for the past twenty years. She has intensive IB MYP experience in curriculum review, assessment, professional development and authorization.
 

Ms Benedicte Benoit

BA, PGDip

Originally from Belgium, Ms Benoit received a BA in Political Sciences from the Catholic University of Louvain. She also holds a Post Graduate diploma in English Language Education which she obtained at City University in Hong Kong. Having been an educator in Hong Kong for 18 years, Ms Benoit was appointed PYP Curriculum Coordinator at Malvern College Hong Kong in August 2019.

“Ms. B”, as she likes to be called, follows an inquiry and concept-based learning approach, drawing on her extensive IB PYP workshop leadership skills, which she has been developing since 2012.

Calling Hong Kong her home, she enjoys spending her spare time being close to nature and can often be found exploring Hong Kong’s outdoors.

Ms Benedicte Benoit

PYP Coordinator

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