School Council


Edward Tsui – School Council Chair

Born and raised in Hong Kong, I studied at Diocesan Boys’ School, where my 11 year old boy Aidan is also attending, before heading to Haileybury Imperial Service College to complete my GCSE and A Levels. I then pursued my Bachelor of Arts at The University of Pennsylvania, after which I continued with my passion in architecture for Master of Architecture degree at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

I had been a tutor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and started my own small design partnership before joining AECOM, the largest integrated planning, architecture, engineering and design firm in the world. I had been Managing Director for AECOM’s Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong design planning offices, where I had a wonderful 12 years before I joined a property development company to gain a different experience in the industry.

I now own and manage a boutique size design and planning firm, developing projects in Hong Kong, Mainland China and South East Asia. I also hold various positions in the community, including Diocesan Boys’ School Foundation Committee, member of Shaoxing City’s Political Consultative Committee and Executive Committee of American Institute of Architects Hong Kong Chapter. I enjoy science fiction, Lego, tennis and travelling with my family around the world. I am most delighted and proud to serve as Shatin College’s School Council Chair this year and look forward to continue working with the STC community.

 


Vivian Cheung – ESF Representative

I have been the ESF CFO since summer 2010.  Prior to joining ESF, I spent many years in the investment banking industry after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in UK.

The change from being in investment banking to education is probably one of the best thing that has happened in my career.

I have three children, with the eldest son at university, and the second son at boarding school. Both are in UK and alumni of Renaissance College. My youngest daughter is kindergarten age. With three children, there has never been a dull moment at the weekends over the last 19 years!


 

Emilie Wong – Community Representative

Emilie is currently the Chief Executive Officer of a listed company in Hong Kong. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Science in the USA and has been working in the accounting and finance industry.  Emilie is passionate towards the development of sustainability and is committed to encourage and advocate sustainable development for business as well as individuals. She believes that social environmental responsibility and sustainability goes hand in hand and has been activity involved with the community to encourage and bring awareness towards a more sustainable future.

Emilie is an alumni of Sha Tin College, her children are both attending Glenealy School (ESF).  Emilie was amongst one of the passionate alumni who assisted in the formation of the Sha Tin College Alumni Association over a decade ago and was appointed as Treasurer of the association.  Together with a team of wonderful and delegated alumni, they have volunteered to assist in many past and current school events.  Emilie is honored to be a community representative of Sha Tin College and would continue to be involved within the ESF community.


Arthur Au – Community Representative

Arthur is a global legal director managing global operations and strategic projects at a high tech company.   He has advised different multinational companies in Hong Kong on matters from intellectual property to corporate commercial transactions. He returned to Hong Kong a number of years ago from Silicon Valley where he worked for well over a decade. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he spent years developing and commercializing cardiology and cardiovascular surgery medical devices. Arthur obtained his bachelor and master degrees in engineering, and juris doctorate degree, all in the US. He grew up in Hong Kong before moving to North America in his early teens and is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. Arthur is passionate about sports, learning, and technology.


Lillian Lee – Community Representative

A loving mother of two young daughters, Lillian is dedicated to the Hong Kong Ballet where she sits on the Guild and has been a committee member on the Hong Kong Ballet Nutcracker Benefit for the past five years. Lillian also served as a committee member on The Adventist Hospital – Men of Hope (Heart Fund) in 2018. Up until 2015, Lillian was the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Princess Yachts Greater China. With an extensive experience in Private Wealth Management for over 15 years, Lillian was an Investment Consultant and Director at UBS Hong Kong focusing on portfolio management for ultra high net-worth clients and listed corporates. Prior to that, Lillian managed segregated accounts for institutional clients at Fidelity Investments and had also spent 7 years with Morgan Stanley’s Private Wealth Management covering Greater China market. Lillian graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce & Finance degree and a double major in Economics at the University of Toronto, Canada.

She had also attended King George V School (ESF) of Hong Kong from Form 1 to 7, graduating in 1994 and was the School’s music captain and pianist for the School’s orchestra.


Haris James – Community Representative

I’m an Australian that moved here to Hong Kong over 14 years ago and now call HK home. I studied in Australia and went into private business at an early age and continue down the same road here in Hong Kong to date.

My son is in Year 7 and has been part of ESF via SJS and WKS for the past 8 years. As a concerned and curious parent, I joined the PTA when my son started Year 1 to represent the voice of the parents.

I served as Chair of the PTA at SJS over the last couple of years assisting with and overseeing amongst other things the transition of Busses & Uniforms to central procurement and the ongoing implementation of the No Car Policy.

Now as the PTSA Representative I hope to bridge any gap that may exist between administration, students & parents and hopefully contribute in alleviating any concerns that any parties may have.


Biying Shou – Parent Representative

I am currently a tenured Associate Professor at the College of Business, City University of Hong Kong. I got my Ph.D. from Northwestern University in the United States. I am a passionate teacher and have taught over 1000 undergraduate and graduate students. Currently, I am also serving as the Director of the Management Sciences Ph.D. program, and as a College of Business Board Member at my university.

Working with parents, teachers and staff, I will contribute my knowledge and experience in higher education to the STC community. It’s my great hope that our children can grow up in a supportive and open-minded environment with high critical thinking skills and social responsibilities.


 Matthew Ko – Parent Representative

I was schooled in Hong Kong until Form 2, and completed my graduate studies in Chemical Engineering in University of Toronto. I was a part-time lecturer at the Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, having served on their Advisory Committee. I currently work for a multinational infrastructure consulting firm as Executive Director. I served as Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Waste Management Association and I am a founding member of Hong Kong Institute of EIA. I have four children and all of them were at an ESF school at one time. Two boys are now at STC (Y11, 13).

Recognizing STC’s stellar academic performance, I believe it is opportune time to make balanced investment in managing elite-level extra-curricular activities, particularly in Sports, as they play a vital role in supporting the holistic development of the students.

In my capacity as a “bridge” between the parents and the School Council, parents can contact me via the school email.


Ex officio Members

Carol Larkin – Principal

I joined Sha Tin College as Principal in April 2017 having worked at ESF Renaissance College since 2006. Originally from Ireland, I graduated from University College Dublin with a degree in English Literature before undertaking post-graduate studies at Trinity College Dublin. I obtained my Masters in Educational Leadership in 2000.

I spent my early teaching career in London, UK, before moving into international education. Since then I have worked in IB world schools in Colombia, South America, and Bangkok, Thailand, before coming to Hong Kong. My twelve year old twins are currently in Year 8 at Renaissance College and weekends are full of all the things twelve year olds love to do!


Sonia Hansen – Support Staff Representative

I took the post of Librarian at Sha Tin College after I passed my Masters in Information Studies in August 2011. Previously I had worked in the library at Renaissance College and prior to that The Australian International School.

After finishing my Combined Studies Degree majoring in Economics in the UK in 1986, I worked in a number of finance offices in Europe (Denmark, Germany, Portugal and Italy). My husband’s job eventually brought us to Asia (Indonesia, Taiwan and Hong Kong). It was in Hong Kong that I embarked on a career as a Librarian.

I have lived in Hong Kong for almost 17 years. My daughter went to Clearwater Bay School and King George V, she is now working as a lawyer here in the city. My leisure activities include traveling, yoga, hiking, running, reading and spending time with my family and friends.

I am pleased to be able to represent the Support Staff on the School Council.


Kathryn Reed – Teacher Representative

I have been a teacher at Sha Tin College since 1999 and in that time have been Head of Food Technology and Deputy Head of the Technology; Head of TOK and Extended Essay; and Deputy Head of Year. My teaching and leadership experience in both Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, has helped develop my strong interest in learning technologies. This passion has led me to embark on further academic study. I have recently completed a Doctorate of Education at the University of Hong Kong, My research area was pedagogy using ICT and interdisciplinary approaches. Prior to this I studied for a Master of Education at Macquarie University in Australia with a particular interest in one-to-one laptops. Co-curricular activities are an important part of Sha Tin College and I have led trips to Everest Base Camp in Tibet and water sports activities in Cairns, Australia, and about to organise a cultural and cooking CAS Week trip to Italy.


Luke Smetherham – Teacher Representative

Luke Smetherham has been a teacher at Sha Tin College since 2002. He is currently the Head of Psychology, teaching Years 10-13, and the schools Alternative Curriculum coordinator and IBCP coordinator. Prior to this at Sha Tin College he has taught PE to students in Years 7-13, TOK to Years 12 and 13, GTS to Years 7-13 and IT to Year 7-9. He was also the ESF Curriculum Chair for Psychology and has worked with the IBO in the Hague developing the current IB Psychology syllabus. Luke’s first job in Hong Kong was in 2001 at Quarry Bay School as a primary PE specialist. He has a son, Josh, who will be starting ESF Hillside Kindergarten in August 2018. Luke is proud to have him educated in the same institution which has already given him so much.


Margaret Ducie – Teacher Representative

I am Head of the Business and Economics Department at Sha Tin College and have been in this position since 2010. Since joining the College in 1995 I have undertaken several other roles including Head of Year, Head of Senior School and Co-ordinator of GNVQ/BTEC Business courses Outside of the classroom, my department and I supervise and support students who enter business competitions, for example, the Junior Achievement Company Programme and ESF Marketing Competition and we try to make our teaching as relevant as possible by engaging people from industry to interact with students and arranging field trips. I am also a founding member of the Knitting Club which supports a grassroots charity in South Africa. My three children attend South Island School.


Kevin Do Cao – Student Representative

I am the current General Cabinet Chair for the Student Council and Editor in Chief for the Media Team. Since joining STC in 2016, I’ve always been an active member of the school society and have been doing my best to contribute back to the school society. As a member of the Student Council, I’ve led projects that aim to improve the student’s wellbeing and learning environment. Projects like the Student Learning Feedback System and the Eating Above Ground Floor policy have been one of the initial steps the Student Council taken to combat such issues at our school.

This being my last year at STC, I hope to support the school council as much as I can and work in the best interest of the student body and the school!


Sophia Zhang – Student Representative

I am currently a Year 11 student at Sha Tin College preparing for my GCSEs. As the apprentice Chairperson of the Student Council, I am delighted to have the opportunity to represent the student community on the School Council and look forward to fruitful discussions. I also take on a variety of fulfilling roles in school: being a member of both the MUN delegation and the MUN leadership team, a journalist on the STC Media Team, and a member of the school netball team – all of which I have a great passion for. In my spare time, I enjoy playing the piano, oil painting, and spending time with my friends and family.