Each Primary class at Smiling International School is led by a team of qualified teachers. They work together to create stimulating lessons for the children in both Italian and English. In such an international environment, language and autonomy skills are crucial. Our school is enriched with pupils from around the world, allowing them to develop international and intercultural friendships.

Parent-Teacher Meeting 2019-2020

Appointments last 15 minutes each. You can book by e-mailing admin@smilingservice.it for 1st and 2nd grade, info@smilingservice.it for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade.

Teacher Day Time
Giulia Bottura
Tuesday (2nd grades) 12:30-12:45
Thursday (3rd Titans, 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)
Naomi Deegan Monday 11:00-12:00
Giulia Folli Tuesday (every other week) 11:45-12:30
Thursday (every other week)
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 Primary Team


Angela Barioni


Started at Smiling in 2012
Position: Italian teacher and Primary coordinator

“I love working with children and encouraging their curiosity. I like to see how they grow up and their enthusiasm to learn is the best reward I can get!”


Margherita Balestra

Started at Smiling in 2013
Position: Italian teacher

“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 to leave a mark in their minds and hearts.”


Elena Berveglieri

Started at smiling in 2017
Position: Italian teacher

“I love to see how every child choose his own path and grows. I like to see how they develop their own personalities and interests, inspiring me with their imagination and creativity.”


Giulia Bottura

Started at smiling in 2016. 
Position: Italian as a foreign language teacher

“I love my job! I love speaking to children, creating  projects with them, seeing their imagination in action and knowing different cultures and traditions from foreign students.”


Shirley Louise Browne

Started at Smiling in 2010
Position: English, maths, science, ICT, art and gym teacher

“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

Started at Smiling in 2008
Position: Italian teacher

“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

Started at Smiling since 2013
Position: Music teacher

“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

Started at Smiling in 2014
Position: Class teacher in all subjects, except Chinese and Italian.

“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

Started at Smiling in 2012
Position: English teacher

“Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.”

Andrew Findlater

Andrew Findlater

Started at Smiling in 2018
Position: Maths, History, Geography and ICT teacher

“I love learning new information and skills – especially mathematical concepts and historical periods – that I can share with my students.”


Giulia Folli

Started at Smiling in 2014

Position: Class teacher

“What I like most about my job is helping all children to grow and see how they improve.”


Stefan Maben Green

Started at Smiling in 2012
Position: Gym teacher

“Helping children learn about their abilities and overcome their obstacles.”


Polina Ivanova

Started at Smiling in 2015

Position: Class teacher

“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.”

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Elisa Mori

Started at Smiling in 2010
Position: Primary teacher and Key Stage 1 coordinator

“I love how curious and eager the children are to learn. Their enthusiasm motivates me to always find new teaching methods to satisfy their learning needs.”

Bernadett Piskolti

Bernadette Piskolti

Started at Smiling in 2017
Position: Art teacher

“Besides the open-mindedness of students, I like the friendly atmosphere and seeing my colleagues’ great enthusiasm for teaching.”


Giulia Scabbia

Started at Smiling in 2011

Position: Class teacher

“What I like most about my job is that every day is very different, there is no day like another.”


Joanita Stander

Started at Smiling in 2014

Position: Class teacher

“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 to 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 the dots and analysing situations in the best possible way.”


Yan Wen

Started at Smiling in 2012
Position: Chinese teacher

“I like teaching because it 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.”