Mr Peter Bonner
Assistant Principal Primary – Curriculum, Progress and Assessment
Peter joined GEMS World Academy – Dubai in August 2017, initially as a Grade 2 Teacher before taking on the role of Grade 5 Team Leader for the 2018-2019 academic year. He then 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 GWA's programme continues to develop and embrace the IB philosophy. Today, Peter is Assistant Principal Primary – Curriculum, Progress and Assessment. He works closely with students, teachers, parents and the administration team to ensure that the school is delivering the best possible learning experiences to enable our students to fulfil their potential.
Peter feels incredibly fortunate to be working in one of the top IB schools in the region, alongside experienced and qualified colleagues, and students who are so enthusiastic and eager to learn.
Peter received a Bachelor of Science degree in City Planning, a Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Education, a Master of Education degree in Professional Practice, and is currently completing a Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership and Management. Prior to working at GEMS World Academy – Dubai, he was a Grade 3 teacher and ASA coordinator at MEF International School, Istanbul. Peter has also worked at schools in Scotland and South Korea.
In his spare time, Peter enjoys playing various sports, cooking, reading, and travelling with his wife and two children.