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Heads on the move 2021/2022

Updated: Oct 28, 2022

A round up of senior appointments at non-local schools in Hong Kong for the Academic Year 2021/22.


Carmel School Hong Kong

After 10 years, Mira Hasofer has moved onto Masada College, Sydney Australia as Principal and Mrs. Nitsan Segev-Levi is incoming Head of Elementary.



Chinese Academy Primary School Rachel Humphreys joins as Principal. Rachel was previously principal at Discovery Mind Primary School.


Christian Alliance International School


After 3 years, Principal of Island Christian Academy, John Keelty, is moving to Christian Alliance International School as Deputy Head of School.


Mr John Keelty
Priya Kanthan












Discovery Mind Primary School


Ms Priya Kanthan joins from ESF Quarry Bay School where she has been a Middle Leader and Teacher for over twenty years.


German Swiss International School


Dr Dirk Bennhardt joins as Principal. Since 2014, Dr Bennhardt was Headmaster at The Helmholtz-Gymnasium, the school he attended as a student and had worked at as a teacher.

Ms Rachel Humphreys
Samantha Steed
Dr Dirk Bennhardt











Kellett School


Mrs Samantha Steed is the new Head of School for the Kowloon Bay Preparatory School. Ms Steed


was recently Director of Education for Lower School at Harrow International Schools Ltd. More about Ms Steed and Kellett School here


Island Christian Academy


Island CA has recruited Geoff Blaik as the new Acting Principal to see the school transition to new management, starting in 2022/23. Mr Blaik spent six years at the Japanese International School before taking a position in Melbourne, Australia.


Mount Kelly School Hong Kong


Paul Ellmes takes the helm at the troubled school. Mr Ellmes is a director at InSync Global Education Ltd which provides management of and consultancy to international schools. Last year, he was Principal at the English Playgroup and Primary School in Kuwait


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