Mrs Colette Armstrong is an enthusiastic, dedicated and passionate Early Years teacher, who is returning to us for her second year as Year 1 teacher at Stonyhurst International School, Penang. Her last position was the Head of Year 1 in the British Section of Taipei European School for 6 years. Prior to her arrival in Taiwan, she had spent 10 years teaching and leading Reception and Year 1 in the UK. 

Having grown up in central England, UK, Colette moved north to attend the University of York, where she completed her degree in Educational Studies. After a year of travelling, she went to Warwick University to embark on her Early Years PGCE. In addition to her teaching role, over the years, Colette has continued to strengthen her personal academic prowess and is currently studying a Master’s course in Special and Inclusive Education, through Nottingham University.

Outside of the classroom, Colette is a keen sportsperson who has enjoyed playing Netball to a high standard and is adept in most racquet sports. Her love of sport has expanded into personal fitness and she continues to enjoy weightlifting, running, cycling and swimming. She also loves reading a good book, whilst sipping a coffee and indulging in sweet treats! Another one of Colette’s greatest pleasures is travelling, being able to explore the wonders of our beautiful planet! Along with her husband, Ian, they have spent numerous holidays in the far-flung reaches of the globe experiencing many adventures and discovering a vast range of cultures, wildlife, and of course a plethora of culinary delights. She is very grateful for these life experiences, it has helped shape her love of nature, exploration, and this inspires her to greater heights.