Each Primary class at Smiling International School is followed by a team of qualified teachers. The teachers work together as a team to create stimulating didactical opportunities for the children, in both Italian and English. Specific language activities are planned to develop both Italian and English. In such an international context, language and autonomy skills are emphasized. The presence of foreign students in the school enriches this concept as children develop relationships with peers from other parts of the world.

Parent-Teacher Meeting, school year 2019/20

Appointements last 15 minutes each. You can book by emailing admin@smilingservice.it

Teacher Day Time
Margherita Balestra
Tuesday (every other week) 14:30-15:30
Thursday (every other week) 13:30-14:30
Angela Barioni
Tuesday (1st grades) 13:30-14:30
Wednesday (5th grade Cockatoos) 13:30-14:30
Thursday (Coordinamento) 13:30-14:30
Elena Berveglieri Tuesday (every other week) 13:30-14:30
Thursday (every other week) 13:30-14:30
Emma Bray
Monday 12:00-12:45
Lee Browne
Tuesday (every other week) 10:45-11:45
Thursday (every other week) 10:45-11:45
Paola Cirelli
Friday (every other week) 12:30-13:30
Roy Davison
Thursday 11:00-12:00
Chiara degli Esposti
Friday 11:00-12:00
Marzia Filippini
Wednesday 10:00-11:00
Andrew Findlater Monday (every other week) 15:30-16:30
Friday (every other week)
11:45-12:30
Naomi Deegan Monday 11:00-12:00
Giulia Folli Tuesday (every other week) 11:45-12:30
Thursday (every other week)
11:45-12:30
Mark Manuell
Monday (every other week) 14:30-15:30
Tuesday (every other week) 10:45-11:45
Elisa Mori Wednesday 11:00-12:00
Bernadette Piskolti
Monday 10:45-11:45
Giulia Scabbia Wednesday (every other week) 8:30-9:30
Friday (every other week) 10:45-11:45
Ellie Warrington Tuesday (every other week) 13:30-14:30
Friday (every other week) 13:30-14:30

Our team

Angela Barioni

Coordinator

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When did you start working at Smiling?
In 2012
What do you teach?
I’m the Italian teacher and the Primary coordinator
What do you like most about your job?
I love working with children and encourage their curiosity. I like to see how they grow up, and their enthusiasm to learn is the best reward I can get!

Margherita Balestra

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When did you start working at Smiling?
In 2013
What do you teach?
I’m Italian teacher in Primary
What do you like most about your job?
What I like the most about my job is to see children happy and enthusiastic to learn. I like standing by their side, encouraging their curiosity and leave a mark in their minds and hearts

Elena Berveglieri

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When did you start working at Smiling?
I started working at smiling in 2017
What do you teach?
I teach italian in primary school (1st and 2nd grade)
What do you like most about your job?
I love to see how every child choose his own path and grow. I like to see how they develop their own personalities and interests, inspiring me with their imagination and creativity

Giulia Bottura

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When did you start working at Smiling?
I started working at smiling in December 2016. 
What do you teach?
I teach italian as second language to our students in the primary school
What do you like most about your job?
I love my job! I love speaking to children, creating  projects with them, seeing their immagination in action and knowing different cultures and traditions from foreign students.

Shirley Louise Browne

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When did you start working at Smiling?
I’ve been working at Smiling since 2010
What do you teach?
I teach english, math, science, ICT, art and gym
What do you like most about your job?
I love the freedom to be creative and to teach through a variety of methods.  The children at Smiling are very bright and extremely enthusiastic and that inspires me which, I hope, leads me to inspire them in return. We have a lot of fun learning together

 

Maria Paola Cirelli

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When did you start working at Smiling?
In 2008
What do you teach?
I’m the Italian teacher in Primary School (4th and 5th grade)
What do you like most about your job?
Teaching is a wonderful job. What I love most about it is the constant search for new ways and strategies to be able to provide the best educational opportunities to all children

Roy Frederick Davison

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When did you start working at Smiling?
I have been working at Smiling since 2013
What do you teach?
I teach music in Early years, Primary and Secondary
What do you like most about your job?
The thing I love about teaching is seeing children enjoy learning and helping them understand and appreciate every form of music, in this school my dream is possible and i love my job

Naomi Rachel Deegan

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When did you start working at Smiling?
In 2014
What do you teach?
I’m the class teacher in grade 2 unicorns – all subjects not italian or chinese
What do you like most about your job?
The thing I like most is helping the children to grow into excellent learners, who want to discover, explore and become independent. 

Chiara degli Esposti

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When did you start working at Smiling?
In 2012
What do you teach?
I’m the English teacher in primary
What do you like most about your job?
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn. 

Andrew Findlater

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When did you start working at Smiling?
September 2018
What do you teach?
I teach Maths, History, Geography and ICT
What do you like most about your job?
I love learning new information and skills – especially mathematical concepts and historical periods – that I can share with my students. 

Giulia Folli

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When did you start working at Smiling?
I started working at Smiling in 2014
What do you teach?
I work as a teacher in 1st grade Titans
What do you like most about your job?
What I like most about my job is helping all children growing and see how they improve .

Stefan Maben Green

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When did you start working at Smiling?
I’ve been working at Smiling since 2012
What do you teach?
I’m the Gym teacher in 1st grade and 3rd grade
What do you like most about your job?
Helping children learn about their abilities and overcome their obstacles

Polina Ivanova

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When did you start working at Smiling?
I started working at Smiling in 2015
What do you teach?
I’m the 1st grade Giants teacher
What do you like most about your job?
I love teaching because it is about building trusting relationship with the students. Every day is different and every child is unique. I enjoy the time I get to spend in the classroom

Bernadette Piskolti

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When did you start working at Smiling?
I started working at Smiling in 2017
What do you teach?
I’m the art teacher in primary
What do you like most about your job?
Besides the open-mindedness of students, the friendly atmosphere and seeing my colleagues’ great enthusiasm for teaching.

Giulia Scabbia

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When did you start working at Smiling?
April 2011
What do you teach?
 I’m a teacher in primary
What do you like most about your job?
What I like most about my job is that every day is very different, there is no day like the other

Joanita Stander

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When did you start working at Smiling?
October 2014
What do you teach?
I’m a teacher in primary
What do you like most about your job?
Being a teacher I get the opportunity to make a difference in the world every day, by touching the lives of my students and relating with them. I help shape the future of my students and therefore contribute towards making their future bright and colorful. I feel proud to see how my students become wiser and not only learn what I teach, but also apply the knowledge in their day to day lives, connecting dots and analyzing situations in the best possible way

Yan Wen

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When did you start working at Smiling?
In 2012
What do you teach?
I’m the Chinese teacher in the primary school
What do you like most about your job?
I like it because teaching is not simply giving but also learning. I feel lucky that in the modern society, lots of us work with computers but I’m communicating and interacting with real people