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Meet our Chief Principal

Faculty Dr. Maggie Koong Chief Principal Chief Principal of Victoria Educational Organisation Dr. Maggie Koong is the Chief Principal of Victoria Educational Organisation (VEO), as well as Co-Founder and Deputy Supervisor of Victoria Shanghai Academy. She received her Master of Education from The University of Hong Kong and Doctor of Education from Durham University. She was a graduate of VEO, and returned to her alma mater as a staff member in 1985. Since then, she has established 9 kindergartens and nurseries in Hong Kong. Dr. Koong is an active advocate for quality education in Hong Kong, China and across the world. She was the Vice President of UNICEF-Hong Kong, and is currently serving on the Council of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Equal Opportunity Commission and has recently been appointed as non official Justice of Peace in 2017. She is an NGO representative for the United Nations, a Project Advisor for the UNESCO and a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference - Shanghai Committee. Her achievements in education and community service have won her many accolades, including among others a Bronze Bauhinia Star from the HKSAR government in 2013 and an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters awarded by Whittier College, USA in 2014. In the same year, she was the first Chinese citizen to be elected World President of the World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP). In 2015, she was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by The Education University of Hong Kong in recognition of her enormous contribution to child development and education.

Meet our leadership team

Faculty Lovan Ho Principal of Belcher Campus The innocent smiles and candid questions of children are a big part of the reason I committed my professional life to early childhood education. In the past few years, in order to affirm my professionalism, I have been constantly innovating and actively accepting new challenges. Providing an enjoyable and suitable learning environment in which the children may grow is not something that can be achieved by just one individual. I am fortunate to work with a group of professionals endowed with a rich sense of responsibility, and together we strive to create a safe and happy interactive learning environment for the children. Faculty Dianna Chan Principal of Harbour Green Campus After working as a teacher at Victoria, I moved on to become the Chief Curriculum Coordinator of Victoria Central Development Section. I was honoured to take up the role of Principal at Harbour Green campus. Additionally, my official role as IB trainer for the IBO allows me to conduct IB workshops and perform authorisation visits in schools across Asia. I am delighted to be able to work with a dedicated teaching team that strives to demonstrate the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile attributes of communicators, balanced, inquirers and caring individuals. Faculty Debbie Cheng Principal of Harbour Heights Campus My two sons are both graduates of Victoria, so I have experienced first hand the quality of Victoria’s educational programme. I feel proud pursuing a career as an early childhood educator, and helping cultivate the future pillars of our society. I always bear in mind the spirit of self-reflection and inquiry. I regularly take part in IB training and have visited Indonesia, Singapore and other countries. This has enhanced my understanding and perspectives on learning through exploration, and how we can continue to stimulate children's desire to learn. These concepts are part of the vision fostered within the Harbour Heights family. Faculty Blanche Kwok Principal of Homantin Campus As a mother I understand the anticipation parents have for their children, and the expectations they have of the school. Our attitude towards the children has a significant impact on their behavior and future development. Therefore, I am adamant about promoting children’s holistic development, and encouraging them to become positive and proactive learners. Furthermore, I also believe in the importance of parent-school collaboration in enhancing children’s development. I hope our students embody the spirit of being eager learners, able communicators, responsible citizens, and innovative thinkers, and move through their life journey with ambition and positivity. Faculty Lesley Wong Principal of Lower Kornhill Campus Having been a member of Victoria’s curriculum development team, a Head Teacher, Principal, and mother of two successful Victoria alumni, I have seen much development and growth in children over the years. My belief is that teachers are gardeners that cultivate the seeds so that they may grow into strong seedlings. Every child is unique and has different potential. The dedicated and loyal teaching team that ensures the success of Lower Kornhill agrees that children need to face different challenges in their process of growing. We strive to cultivate them to become global citizens, and to be prepared for the challenges of the future. Faculty Cathin Wong Principal of Middle Kornhill Campus I began my education career as a teacher, and advanced to the position of Chief Curriculum Co-ordinator of the VEO curriculum team before taking up my current role as school Principal. Undertaking these different work experiences has enabled me to appreciate the true meaning of the teaching spirit. An effective educator understands the needs of the school community, and how to facilitate a successful education for all involved. Middle Kornhill prides itself on its close relationships between parents and teachers. This partnership ensures that we are all heading in the same direction; to help our students to be the best they can be. Faculty Maggie Au Principal of South Horizons Campus Welcome to my second home, South Horizons Campus. I opened this delightful kindergarten twenty-three years ago, and have seen it grow from strength to strength. My own children, who are now at university, are Victoria alumni. My teaching career for the past 35 years has been at Victoria where I continue to enjoy coming to school every day seeing the children’s happy faces, and their excitement in arriving at school. That is how I know that I have chosen the right field in which to work. In keeping with the IB philosophy my staff and I hope to be the role models for your children as life long learners. We care deeply for each child’s success. Faculty Gabriel Li Principal of Upper Kornhill Campus Our Upper Kornhill campus is the very first nursery to be established in the Victoria family designed for children and infants under 3 years old. We are also the only campus that provides playgroup learning opportunities. Together with my professional teaching team, I aim to offer students a safe and enjoyable learning environment, and teach them to become confident and eager learners. We work in partnership with parents to instill good communication and positive relationships. Parents can learn a lot about their child’s developmental needs when observing their child during class, talking to the class teachers, and by taking part in our in-house activities. Faculty Genevieve Best Director of English Studies As our school song says…“Parents, Teachers, you and I make Victoria a family”. Being part of the Victoria family for many years as a parent of two Victoria graduates, and as part of the English team, it is exciting to have seen many children blossom with Victoria’s unique curriculum and multilingual approach. With the help of parents and dedicated staff, the students begin their educational journey in a nurturing atmosphere to become lifelong learners.

Meet our teaching team

Faculty Lauren Bunker Literacy Coordinator With a wealth of experience in teaching kindergarten children in Australia, England and Hong Kong I developed a passion in early years literacy. My goal is to support children in the skills they need to become life long readers and writers. Faculty Ricky Lee Chinese Literacy Coordinator I aspire to work towards the development of a Chinese language curriculum which provides children with developmentally appropriate challenges in addition to fostering IB attributes such as communication, critical thinking and reflection. I look forward to working together with my team in order to inspire all Victoria children to develop a love for learning about Chinese language and culture.