Mr Peter Bonner
Assistant Principal Primary - Curriculum, Progress and Assessment
I initially joined GEMS World Academy - Dubai in August 2017 as a Grade 2 teacher before taking on the role of Grade 5 Team Leader for the 2018-2019 academic year. Last year, I moved into the role of PYP Coordinator (Grades 2-5) with responsibilities for curriculum oversight and alignment as well as liaising with the IB to ensure that our programme continued to develop and embrace the IB philosophy. I am very excited to continue my professional journey at GEMS World Academy - Dubai as the new Assistant Principal Primary - Curriculum, Progress and Assessment . This year I will be working closely with students, teachers, parents and the administration team to ensure that we are delivering the best possible learning experiences which enable our students to fulfil their potential.
I feel incredibly fortunate to be working in one of the top IB schools in the region, with colleagues as experienced and qualified as the ones we have, and students who are as enthusiastic and eager to learn as the students we interact with on a daily basis. The range of professional development opportunities we are provided is second to none and the opportunity to grow and develop in a professional capacity makes this one of the best schools to work at internationally.
I received a Bachelor of Science degree in City Planning, a Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Education, a Master of Education degree in Professional Practice, and am currently completing a Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership and Management. Prior to working at GEMS World Academy - Dubai, I was a Grade 3 Teacher and ASA Coordinator at MEF International School, Istanbul. I have also worked at schools in Scotland and South Korea. In my spare time, I enjoy playing a number of different sports, cooking, reading, and travelling with my wife and two children.