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LIS Leadership Team
Our School Director, Dylan Hughes, often referred to by students and parents as ‘Mr. Dylan’, believes student voice is integral to our school culture and community. Despite the numerous demands and responsibilities of a Director’s role, engaging with students keeps him focused on the things that matter most.
SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
Grant Rogers joined LIS in 2018, after serving in leadership and teaching roles in Mumbai, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Monaco. He is shown here conversing with Secondary students about designing wall art and reading to Primary students during Family Reading Night.
PRIMARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
Chris Boreham is originally from South Australia and joined LIS in 2015. He was a teacher and school leader in both Australia and Thailand before moving to Luanda. He is the father of two, with both of his adult children having participated in, and completed, the IB PYP, MYP, and DP programmes. Mr. Chris is passionate about ensuring student learning is an inspiring, meaningful and positive experience and is shown here working with Year 3 students who are developing their writing skills.
SECONDARY DEPUTY PRINCIPAL
Mr. Jonah believes that every student has the ability and right to learn; that students learn best in a caring and supportive community. As the supervisor of the Secondary Well-being Programme, Mr. Jonah actively seeks student voice in creating a positive school culture. He is shown here (on the left) getting student feedback on inclusive bathroom signage from members of the Secondary Human Rights Club. Mr. Jonah practices stepping out of his own comfort zone at least twice per week as the assistant coach of the LIS Lions JV soccer team.
IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME COORDINATOR
Ms. Bradford is the IB Diploma Programme Coordinator, a teacher of Economics, and a contemporary dance enthusiast. Fully committed to her DP students, she provides pastoral care, mentorship on life skills, and she coordinates the LIS graduation. Ms. Bradford is shown here explaining how the price mechanism fails to allocate resources efficiently.
IB MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMME COORDINATOR
Dave Chilton is in his seventh year teaching and leading at LIS after working in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Mongolia. He also serves as a visiting team member and workshop leader for the International Baccalaureate. Mr. Chilton, and the students he mentors, drive the school’s initiatives to protect the environment. He is shown here working with Y10 students to deepen their understanding of service as action and how they can make a meaningful and authentic contribution to their community.
PRIMARY DEPUTY PRINCIPAL
Rosemary Wright is a New Zealander who joined the international School community after raising her two daughters. She has worked in leadership roles in a number of International Schools including South Korea, Cambodia, Botswana, and Angola. Ms. Rose brings to LIS a broad range of experience in living and working internationally. Ms. Rose is shown here reading to and assessing the reading skills of Primary students.
IB PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMME COORDINATOR
Alison Francis is in her sixth year at LIS and 20th year learning and teaching in the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP). She is an International Baccalaureate educator network (IBEN) member where her roles include workshop leader, consultant and site team visitor. Ms. Alison is shown here engaging with our youngest learners in our Early Learning Centre and dancing to the “baby shark” song.
Ms. Aisia is a strong advocate of the rights and enormous potential of young children. She guides the Early Learning Centre in the Reggio Emilia approach and the IB philosophy. Ms. Aisia is shown here with a group of children who are inquiring into objects stuck in a tree (a real-world problem). Using inquiry and play as primary vehicles, the children gathered to contribute theories, brainstorm ideas and reflect on the problem within their environment — all with the goal to ultimately solve the problem.
CO-CURRICULAR PROGRAMME COORDINATOR
Andy Smith coordinates the after school activities (ASAs), advanced sports/arts programmes, local camps and international trips for the LIS community. He strives to continually develop the co-curricular programme to empower and inspire students by providing balanced opportunities that support and extend the curriculum. Mr. Andy values perseverance, commitment and student leadership, which are embraced and celebrated throughout the co-curricular programme.