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Conference Highlights

Planning Committee

Frances Lond-Caulk



Frances Lond-Caulk, International School of Beijing
Frances have worked in international schools for 24 years, the last 4 of them in China. She has been a member of the planning committee for the ACAMIS Spring Conference and Technology Conference and recently joined the ECE planning group. This is her third ECE conference, having attended them in Beijing and Shanghai.

Inspiring young children to learn has been Frances's focus for most of her teaching career. Planning for inquiry, developing independence and supporting language learning are key to her. Recently she has worked with a team at her current school to plan for and implement a dual language programme. This has provided her with great professional learning opportunities.

It’s exciting to spend time with other early years teachers. She hopes we all make some great connections during the conference.

Rebecca Maxwell



Rebecca Maxwell, Yew Chung Education Foundation

Rebecca has significant experience in schools in a wide variety of education systems within Australia, the Middle East, Hong Kong and China. She has worked as a classroom teacher, school Principal, systemic curriculum consultant and is currently the Senior Fellow at the Chor Hang Educational Research Institute. Rebecca’s educational passion lies in enabling teachers to be the best that they can be as they strive to empower children to meet the challenges of the future.

Leda Cedo




Leda Cedo, Shekou International School

Leda is the PYP Coordinator at SIS, her fourth IB World School. She has been in education for the past 23 years, working in the Philippines, Japan, South Korea and China. She has been in the international school circuit since 2005 and has devoted a significant portion towards working in the early childhood classroom and curriculum development. Together with the SIS and ACAMIS planning teams, Leda is looking forward to meeting more early years educators in the next ECE conference at Shekou International School!

Nick Chignall


Nick Chignall, The International School of Macao
This is Nick's 6th year at the International School of Macao. As Kindergarten Coordinator, he strives to have students develop socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically through play-based learning. Nick believes we are here to guide our students and learn and explore alongside them as they build their knowledge, skills and attitudes. A school is first and foremost a community of teachers, staff and parents that work collaboratively to provide the best possible environment for our children to grow. ECE is a crucial part of a child's life and we as teachers within this field are constantly learning how to support our youngest learners. Nick is proud to be a part of this committee of dedicated educators in the ECE field and hope to meet many more of you at the conference.


Hosting School


Shekou International School
Address: Jing Shan Villas, Nanhai Blvd, Shekou, Nanshan, Shenzhen, Guangdong 518067 PRC
Phone: +86-755-2669-3669

Website: www.sis.org.cn