Choosing the Right Curriculum and the Future of International Schools


Tony Piper, Vice Principal and Head of Senior School, Jerudong International School, Brunei

Mireille Rabaté, Head of School, Lycée International De Londres Winston Churchill

Kili Lay, Director of Curriculum and Staff Development, American School of The Hague

In conversation with, Fiona Murchie 

In this engaging discussion with three leading educationalists, covering the British, French, American and International Baccalaureate curriculums, you will understand the differences and similarities they offer, to help parents make informed decisions and choose the right school for their child. Designed to support international parents and the HR global mobility professionals and relocation consultants managing international assignments. Valuable too, for employers setting up or resourcing operations in a new location with an international workforce.

You will discover:

  • The fundamentals of the British, French and American curriculums and the International Baccalaureate and why they are so popular with international families
  • The subjects that have gained momentum as the result of the pandemic and why
  • Why cross-cultural awareness and languages are important
  • What success looks like for students and their future employers
  • Innovation in schools and education
  • How international schools are evolving to meet the demands of the future

Speaker Biographies

Tony Piper, Vice Principal and Head of Senior School, Jerudong International School, Brunei

Tony Piper, JIS

Tony is currently the Vice-Principal - Head of Senior School at Jerudong International School (JIS) in Brunei. This role involves the overall management of the academic, pastoral and enrichment aspects of the Senior School (Years 7-13) at JIS. The Senior School comprises 1,081 students and is home to over 50 nationalities.

Tony has been at the school for 12 years and during this time has also been the Head of Humanities and the Head of Sixth Form. Tony is a passionate geography teacher and has taught the subject at KS3, IGCSE, A Level & the IBDP level and enjoys nothing more than understanding the demography of a city or examining the history of a U-Shaped valley.

JIS is his first international posting and before arriving in Brunei taught in the United Kingdom for 4 years. Without doubt what continues to inspire him is the students in his care. He tries to create the right environment in a school to inspire the students to be the next generation of socially conscious and environmentally responsible global leaders. When not at work, Tony & his wife enjoy the rainforest life of Brunei as well as trying to keep their three and four year old children in some sort of order! 

https://www.jerudonginternationalschool.com/

Mireille Rabaté, Head of School, Lycée International De Londres Winston Churchill 

Mireille Rabaté, Head of School, French Lycée Winston Churchill

Mireille Rabaté's career has been an international one from the start. She began her career as a French lecturer at Brandeis University, Massachusetts, USA and then continued at the University of Oslo, Norway.

Her international experience in pedagogical innovation greatly influenced her career during the following twenty years as Head of schools in France and the USA. After various senior teaching positions in France, Mireille was offered the prestigious position of Deputy Head at the Lycée Rochambeau in Washington D.C. In 2009, Mireille assumed the role of Middle School Principal and Assistant Head at the French-American International  School in San Francisco.

After thirteen years in the USA, Mireille was thrilled to return to Europe to take on her new responsibilities with enthusiasm and commitment. “Having the opportunity to create and lead the Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill is every Head’s dream!" says Mireille.  

https://www.lyceeinternational.london/

Kili Lay, Director of Curriculum and Staff Development, American School of The Hague, The Netherlands

Kili Lay is inspired by learning and driven to help create a school where that is a hallmark of its culture. By helping teacher leaders find their voice within a school’s change initiatives, they are more confident and able to contribute to a shared vision where all learners are engaged and inspired by their learning.

Leveraging her strengths like zest for learning and perseverance, she blends strategy with planning to guide vertical alignment and elevate the learning experiences within her PreK-12 school. A former high school chemistry teacher, Kili has served as an IB diploma coordinator, accreditation coordinator, taught middle and high school math as well as middle school science in Connecticut, Spain, and the Netherlands. Kili holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Lehigh University and a bachelor’s degree in science from Bucknell University, both located in Pennsylvania, USA. She and her family currently reside in The Netherlands.

Host: Fiona Murchie, Managing Editor and Founder, Relocate & Relocate Global

Fiona Murchie, Managing Editor, Relocate Magazine and Relocate Global
Fiona Murchie, has over 25 years’ experience in management and HR publishing and global mobility. From this unique perspective, she combines understanding of the HR and global mobility market with knowledge of business drivers and an appreciation of management thinking and the wider influences on company and regional growth brought about by changing global markets, demographics, economics and geo-political factors.

She launched Relocate magazine in 2004, to promote creativity and best practice in mobility, explore new topics, and stimulate debate on relocation-related subjects. Relocate Global has become the leading multimedia for international managers, HR, global mobility and relocation professionals, with a growing international reputation for thought leadership, innovation and people support.

The Great Education & Schools\' Fair webinar playlists

See all the schools participating in the International Education & Schools’ Fair

School Directories

GIESF-mmu-image-replay-eventGIESF-mmu-image-replay-event
Think Global People Relocate Magazine Autumn 2021 Issue Out NowThink Global People Relocate Magazine Autumn 2021 Issue Out Now
Register now to receive regular email updates & Relocate MagazineRegister now to receive regular email updates & Relocate Magazine