Craig Laidlaw is from Dundee, Scotland. He has experienced many different cultures around the world having travelled to 28 countries! He is delighted to be joining Stonyhurst International School, Penang, to continue his international journey.

From the age of six, Craig was considered an international expat himself! Craig moved from Scotland to Qatar, before moving-on to Spain to finish his secondary education and then back to Scotland for his university years. From his time in Spain, he became bilingual in Spanish and English which has helped him greatly in both professional and personal aspects of his life. This has proven to be especially helpful when teaching Spanish speaking students, as well as other children whose first language is not English.

Craig has completed his Masters of Arts degree with honours in Sociology and Psychology at the University of Glasgow which is where his passion for child development was ignited. He then furthered his education by completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Education with Sunderland University. With this, he was able to pursue a career in teaching which began in Doha, Qatar, with Oryx International School. This was an invaluable experience, working with professionals and children from a plethora of different nationalities and cultures under the British Curriculum. He looks forward to bringing his cultural and professional experiences to a similarly diverse environment that is the prestigious Stonyhurst International School, Penang.

In addition to Craig’s academic interests, he is an avid musician and has been playing guitar and singing from an early age as well as participating in various theatre productions. He is also enthusiastic about football, both playing and watching, along with swimming and athletics. Craig hopes to continue these interests in Penang and can’t wait to partake in many sporting events with the school.