Kaleidoscope école bilingue est une école familiale où chaque enfant, chaque enseignant, chaque famille, contribue à construire un projet académique et culturel très stimulant. L’école bilingue a été créée sur la conviction (ratifiée par des études officielles) que le bilinguisme offre à nos enfants de nombreux atouts intellectuels, et des avantages indéniables pour sa vie d’adulte. Au travers de notre école bilingue et de nos cours d’Anglais les mercredis et vacances scolaires, nous avons réussi à créer un projet bilingue ouvert d’esprit et très dynamique qui contribue à l’épanouissement intellectuel de nos élèves.

L’équipe Kaleidoscope Mercredis

Nikki North
Nikki North
English Teaching Assistant

My name is Nikki North, I live with my 7 year old daughter Amelia-Grace and my 5 year old son Jensen.  We are the proud owners of a 2 year old English Cocker Spaniel who we enjoy playing with in the garden and taking for walks/ bike rides and scooter rides.

I left the UK in 2005 and enjoy the many positives of international life.

I have worked and gained qualifications to work with children in Saudi Arabia, China, Spain, Germany and now France and love watching the world discovered my their rapidly expanding minds.

I enjoy working as English speaking teaching assistant Monday to Wednesday in Kaleidoscope and whilst I’m not busy with Amelia and Jensen I am trying to learn a bit more French myself.

Samantha Sba
Samantha Sba
English Teaching Assistant

I am British and married with 3 children.  I left the UK with my family and relocated to Toulouse in 2007, then in 2013 moved to Abu Dhabi. Now I am returning to Toulouse finishing a five-year expatriation.  I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and I am a certified iPGCE teacher.  In Abu Dhabi at the French school I was the class teacher for the GS bilingual class and the English coordinator for the GS language department.

I am delighted to be part of the team at Kaleidoscope. I am passionate about bilingualism and with my work experience and positive attitude I look forward to helping the children at Kaleidoscope develop their curiosity, learning and knowledge in a secure, supportive and stimulating environment.

Rhiannon Hayes
Rhiannon Hayes
English Teaching Assistant

I’m originally from the North West of England. My passion has been, and continues to be, travel. I have loved to travel and have travelled to countries such as New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Argentina and Bolivia. Having such varied and interesting cultural experiences has expanded my knowledge and understanding of the world greatly. I relocated with my partner to France in the summer of 2016 and we now live and work around Toulouse, a fascinating city.

I have over 8 years experience working in a variety of schools. Before leaving the UK I worked as a Teaching Assistant in a Special Educational Needs primary school. Since arriving in France I have worked with French children, assisting with their English language after school. Working with young people and children is something I have always enjoyed and have become passionate about helping every child grow in confidence and reach their full potential. I am keen to help create an environment which is stimulating and challenging for the children. I find supporting children on their bilingual journey extremely fulfilling and I am very excited to be able to continue this role at Kaleidoscope.

Danielle Dang
Danielle Dang
I was born in Sydney, Australia and decided to move to Toulouse late last year.
Before beginning my career in teaching, I studied Finance and have worked in the Finance field for  over two years. After careful introspection, I knew teaching was my passion.
In 2009, I began my teaching studies whilst working as a Diploma qualified Room Leader in which later I progressed my role as an Early Childhood Teacher, as well as, an Educational Leader in the Long Daycare service.
Soon, with my bachelor degree in teaching, I decided to move to England where I have taught classes ranging from Nursery to Grade 6.
After traveling to France on countless occasions, I finally decided to start my new journey to  Toulouse 8 months later.
I believe teaching children English or being a teacher isn’t just about getting them to know new vocabulary or to be able to count or tell the days. It’s about getting them to embrace a new language or even ways of expression that intrigues and stimulates their curiosity, to enjoy using English as part of their daily lives, to challenge themselves in recognizing, negotiating means and communicating in different language systems. However, most importantly, each child is unique and learns differently so learning a new language is about having the right guidance from a teacher who is able to connect and build relationships with children and their families to enhance their overall development.
Children learn best if we recognize their unique strengths and their preferred learning styles because each child have great capacity to learn if the right opportunity is presented to them.
Daniela Larkovic
Daniela Larkovic
English Teaching Assistant

I was born in Sydney, Australia, and moved to Nantes, France 2 years ago.

In Nantes, I was the English Teacher at a primaire maternelle, where I taught English from Petite Section, to CM2 classes.

In the evenings, I taught English to adults at a Business Language School. More recently, my husband and I moved to Toulouse where I began working at Kaleidoscope with the TPS/PS class. Before moving to France I worked at various international schools in Tokyo, Japan for 3 years. I enjoy working with ESL children as I find it extremely rewarding watching them progress with the English language.

Amy Easterbrook
Amy Easterbrook
Primary English Teacher

I have been teaching since 1992. I worked in 4 different schools in the UK teaching children from 3years old to 7 years old. I love teaching children, watching them grow and develop and can’t imagine doing anything else.

I moved to France with my family in February 2015. We are really enjoying our new life here. I am delighted to be working at Kaleidoscope and to be able to carry on doing the job I love.

Emma Mialon
Emma Mialon
Primary English Teacher

I am a Primary School teacher from Bath, in the South West of England.  I went to Southampton University to complete my teaching qualification after an incredible year teaching English in a Primary School in Nord-Pas-de-Calais. I spent three years teaching in a lovely school in Fareham (England), before making the decision to spread my wings and return to France, to the South this time! I am passionate about developing creative lessons which inspire and motivate children. I strive to create a respectful working environment in which children take pleasure in learning and develop confidence through a variety of stimulating activities.

Philippa Gibson
Philippa Gibson
English Teaching Assistant

Born and raised in the heart of England my route to Kaleidoscope and my teaching assistant role is an unconventional one.

From an early age I had an affinity with horses and when leaving school trained and qualified as a riding instructor.

Working for many institutions across the years and through my freelance instructor work I have over 20 years experience teaching able bodied and disabled children and adults from 4-84 yrs.

 

As promoted by a great inspiration of mine and learning from his messages Californian Horse Whisperer Monty Roberts has a equine philosophy called Join-Up that proposes that not just horses, but humans too, thrive in a cooperative and safe environment, something I aim to bring to my time with the children at Kaleidoscope.

Daniela Larkovic
Daniela Larkovic
English Teaching assistant

I was born in Sydney, Australia, and moved to Nantes, France 2 years ago.

In Nantes, I was the English Teacher at a primaire maternelle, where I taught English from Petite Section, to CM2 classes.

In the evenings, I taught English to adults at a Business Language School. More recently, my husband and I moved to Toulouse where I began working at Kaleidoscope with the TPS/PS class. Before moving to France I worked at various international schools in Tokyo, Japan for 3 years. I enjoy working with ESL children as I find it extremely rewarding watching them progress with the English language.

Christine Petman
Christine Petman
English Teacher

Hi my name is Christine, I have a son called Fynn and my husband is from Toulouse. Originally graduating as a journalist I moved to France five years ago and trained to teach English as a foreign language. I have since worked in many reputable French bilingual schools, specialising in teaching young children. I teach each of my students as individuals and encourage and guide them according to their personal needs and learning style. My classes are always diverse, creative and fun and I hope, plant a seed of curiousity and appreciation for other languages and cultures.

Sue Knight
Sue Knight
English Teacher

In 2013 my husband and I moved to France from Bristol in the UK with our two teenage daughters.  For several years before leaving Bristol I worked as the manager and head teacher for a private nursery and pre-school owned by our family.  I graduated from Cheltenham University with a First Class Honors Degree in Early Childhood Learning and Development and with an Early Years Professional Status.  I then attended Bath Spa University in order to undertake a Masters Degree.  I have trained as a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and have worked with a very diverse mix of children from the ages of 18 months to 6 years in this role.  Whilst my studies and experience have included all aspects of children’s learning and the importance of the adults role in this, I have specialised in the language acquisition and positive mental health of young children and the fundamental role this plays in present and future, happiness and success.  In my role as the English Teacher of the TPS and PS class at Kaleidoscope I am excited to be able to create and share a rich and stimulating learning environment with the children.  An environment of opportunity that will enable them to approach their learning with an interested and positive attitude, whilst ensuring they are able to fulfil their individual potential as students and as happy young people, who are the future of our community.

Directors

Sandrine Bevan
Sandrine Bevan

Kaleidosope is a family run school where every student, families, staff, contributes to a culturally rich, academically stimulating environment. The school was created because we all believe, and studies have shown, that dual language education offers children more choices later in life. Through our bilingual school and the English clubs, we have created a free minded, highly spirited community which we are glad to be part of.

Christopher Bevan
Christopher Bevan

Kaleidosope is a family run school where every student, families, staff, contributes to a culturally rich, academically stimulating environment. The school was created because we all believe, and studies have shown, that dual language education offers children more choices later in life. Through our bilingual school and the English clubs, we have created a free minded, highly spirited community which we are glad to be part of.