I am Mr. Neil and originally from Doncaster, England. I moved to Vietnam in 2018 and I have loved living in Ho Chi Minh City with its vibrant culture and wonderful food.
This will be my fourth year of teaching in Saigon Star and I am excited to continue working with such a fantastic team.
I am ecstatic to continue to explore Vietnam and continue to work at such a wonderful school.
Noel Frederick Collins
Head of Primary Years/Year 5H Class Teacher
My name is Mr. Noel. I am from Ireland where my family live in a beautiful seaside town on the coast of the country.
I travelled to Vietnam 5 years ago. I am very grateful to this wonderful country for the opportunities I’ve had and am delighted to continue my journey here, being the Year 4 teacher next year!
Teaching is my passion and building strong, welcoming communities with my students and their families is very important, you will see that this year as we collaborate and work together.
I will prepare and guide all my students with the skills and thinking to prepare them for their bright futures and we will have fun, exciting times as we learn together!
Head of Early Years
Working as an early childhood educator for 4 years in Sydney, Australia
Shannon Marie Grace
Year 6 S Class Teacher
I am Ms. Shannon, and I am from The United States. I moved to Vietnam in 2015, and I have been teaching here ever since.
I love the great food, friendly people, and sunny weather here in Vietnam, and I now look at it as my home.
This will be my first year teaching at Saigon Star, and I am very excited to meet my students and their parents. I cannot wait to begin this wonderful adventure together, so let’s get started!
Year 1N Class Teacher
-Post Graduate Certificate in Education (International)
-Bachelor of Biomedicine
-Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate
Nadine has been teaching in primary schools in Vietnam for over 4 years. She previously lived in Hanoi and a small northern city before moving to HCMC. More recently, Nadine has joined Saigon Star from a boutique international school where she taught Reception and Grade 3. With a scientific background and an interest in the arts, Nadine is passionate about bringing creativity and scientific thinking into her classes. In her free time, Nadine loves swimming, table tennis and playing games with friends and family.
Jerome M. R. Marques
Pre-School J Teacher
- Planning and delivering homeroom-subjects lessons for EY levels
- Designing and aligning school curricula with academic standards
-Integrating Montessori activities into the instructional design ,Supporting special -needs students working knowledge of IB's PYP Musical skills(drums) with experience in touring and studio recording
- Technological fluency
- Comfortable teaching online