Kaleidoscope école bilingue est une école familiale où chaque élève, 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 Clubs 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 Maternelle

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.

Bertrand Criner
Bertrand Criner
Enseignante Française

Je m’appelle Bertrand et cette année j’aurai la charge de l’enseignement dans la classe de moyenne/grande section.

Originaire du Sud-Ouest, j’ai travaillé pendant plusieurs années dans le monde associatif où je coordonnais et animais des projets éducatifs en direction des enfants, notamment autour des thèmes de la Préhistoire et du Moyen-Age. Passionné de pédagogie, j’ai obtenu en 2012 un poste d’enseignant dans une école française au Moyen-Orient. Là-bas, j’ai enseigné pendant 3 ans en classe de grande section. Pendant 2 ans, j’ai aussi occupé la fonction de directeur de l’école. A mon retour, j’ai intégré l’équipe pédagogique d’une école internationale bilingue du XVème arrondissement de Paris. J’avais en charge la classe de grande section ainsi que le « club de français » (activités FLE maternelle/primaire) tous les mercredis.

Désireux de retrouver le Sud-Ouest tout en continuant mon parcours professionnel dans l’enseignement, c’est avec plaisir que je rejoins Kaléidoscope à la rentrée 2018, enthousiasmé par la qualité de l’équipe pédagogique et du projet de l’école.

En travaillant ensemble, enfants, parents et enseignants, je souhaite que cette année encore la classe de moyenne/grande section soit un lieu d’apprentissage et de partage où se construisent savoir, savoir-être et savoir-faire pour tous les enfants de la classe.

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.

Philippa Petch
Philippa Petch
English Teaching Assistant
My name is Philippa Petch, I am married and have two children, Maisie and Bryony.
We left Wales in 2012 , predominantly for my husbands work in Airbus but also for me to
raise our girls.
In the UK, I studied Social Work and worked for Social Services in a variety of settings helping
children and families. Since, I have been in France, I have gained my TEFL qualification and
have been teaching children and adults. Also, I am a Rainbow Guide leader, organising and enjoying games and songs with girls aged 5 to 7 years.
I am enjoying this new adventure with Kaleidoscope, watching and encouraging the children’s
learning and growing.
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.

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.