House of Knowledge proudly welcomes Mr. Russell O’Neill as our new Principal of the Elementary program at our Shunyi campus. He will be fully in charge of the academic, teachers’ training, and daily management of Elementary.

Russell is originally from Australia and he has served in school leadership roles during the past 20 years. He is currently the Elementary and Middle School Principal at Nova International School, which is located in Central Europe. He has previously worked as a Director at International Schools in Beijing and Hangzhou, China, where he was instrumental in implementing the IEYC and IPC curricula.

Russell is trained and experienced in the delivery of IB – Primary Years Program (PYP), International Primary Curriculum (IPC), International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC), International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) as well as the Australian Curriculum. Russell was identified as one of the first Apple Distinguished Educators in the world and has implemented technology programs to aid learning, including several 1-to-1 mobile device technology programs at a variety of schools.

From March 18th to 20th, Russell visited House of Knowledge Shunyi campus, where he met the whole elementary academic team, as well as introduced himself to the Parent Council of Elementary. Russell will relocate to Beijing during the summer break and commence his post by delivering our usual teacher training program during the first half of August.

We believe his experience, qualifications and personality will help HoK continue living out our mission and core values and move forward our plans for a House of Knowledge Middle and High School campus, to ensuring premium quality education at House of Knowledge continuously.