Teacher Dara – (Head of Secondary ) KS 3 & 4 Science

Head of Secondary

Teacher Dara, Head of Secondary

From Ireland, Dara graduated as a teacher in 2008, with a PGCE in Secondary Science. Previous to this he was granted a BSc. in Environmental Science from the National University of Ireland and an MSc. in Conservation Biology from Manchester Metropolitan University. He has extensive management experience in Education from his time in the United Kingdom.

” Praise the young and they will prosper”. This Irish quotation inspired me to become a Teacher nearly ten years ago. The world around us is changing so quickly and I love having the opportunity to prepare our students to be competent and confident individuals. I firmly believe, both praise and excellent teaching allows children to accept the many challenges that both the school and society throws at them.

As Head of Secondary I am lucky to be able to tailor the curriculum, to bring out the best in all students academically, socially and morally. Through excellent teaching and up to date knowledge our students learn to question, research, debate, and express themselves in written and oral form. They are inspired daily by the varied topics and subjects we provide as a school.

I am very proud to be part of the community that is SCL , and am very passionate about its ethos. I look forward to spending more time with your loved ones this year, and am privileged to offer them such a wide and varied education.

Teacher Mark – KS 4 & 5 A Level  Physics / Maths

Head of Secondary

Teacher Mark

Mark is from England with a Masters Degree (MPhys) in Theoretical Physics from the University of Kent at Canterbury (UKC). Having worked as a Chartered Accountant for 12 years, he then trained as a Secondary School Teacher after being awarded a Scholarship from the Institute of Physics for Initial Teacher Training (PGCE) in 2012. He recently helped to manage a teaching agency in Bangkok, which supplies EP programs to 12 schools across Thailand, whilst teaching Science and Mathematics at Saint Joseph Convent School, Bangkok. Mark also has extensive experience within management, and running financial systems and departments.

“I am delighted to be given the opportunity to work at such an amazing school, taking a role in setting up the new Key Stage 5 International A-Level programme. I have always had a real passion for Science, looking to engage students of all ages, and keeping up with the latest scientific and technological progress we are making. I am also pleased to be able to help SCL International School within the finance and accounts department, utilising my years of business and accountancy expertise to streamline processes and update financial systems.”

Teacher Zoe –  KS 3 & 4 Maths


Teacher Zoe

Zoe Joined us in 2015 to teach secondary maths. She is really excited to have moved to Koh Samui and to teach at Samui Centre of Learning. Before teaching at SCL she taught mathematics at a school in the south of England, and has coached various sports. She is looking forward to preparing year 10 and 11 for their upcoming IGCSE exams, and has started to look at different types of number and sequences with Key Stage 3.