Our Team 2018-01-31T14:14:54+00:00

Our Team

Sky Avenues International Education Group is led by a team of professionals who all share the same vision and passion about providing quality programs and a commitment to lifelong learning.

Lina Wong – Chairman of the Board

Lina returned to China in 2005 after graduating from Sydney University and working in Australia for many years. Lina founded Tianyu Education Centre in 2010 and Sky Avenues’ International Kindergarten in 2013 after many years of searching for a quality kindergarten for her own son. Her goal was a school that supports the child’s holistic development – not just the intellect. As Chair-person to AUSCHAM in Xiamen, Lina worked together with the early years centre at James Cook University to bring the Australian Early Years Framework and English Immersion education to her Xiamen schools.

Paul Claridge-General Manager

RFD, M.Ed., BA, B.Ed., Adv. DipT, GAICD, MACEL
Paul Claridge is a well qualified educator with over 40 years of experience in all aspects of education ranging from kindergarten operations to tertiary studies. This included teaching positions in Government schools as well as executive positions as Deputy in the Preparatory School of Prince Alfred College in Adelaide, Deputy at the Geelong Grammar School Highton campus and the Founding Principal of West Moreton Anglican College in Brisbane. As Founding Principal, Paul developed the College from a green field site to a thriving co-­‐educational, Kindergarten to Year 12 (K to 12) College of […]

Paula Zhou – Director of Education

Paula moved to China in 1998 with the original idea of teaching for one year and acquiring overseas experience before returning to her UK homeland. Almost two decades later and the ‘middle kingdom’ is where Paula calls ‘home’! Committed to ensuring every child is treated with the respect that is their birthright, Paula’s passion lies with fostering healthy emotional development through understanding neuro-biology and the complex network of inter-personal relationships. Guiding educators, parents and all those who care for children to understand how important the first six years are, not only for the child but for future societal […]

Roberta Holliday – Senior Consultant | Early Years Specialist

Roberta (a.k.a. Bobbie) been working in education for two decades and living and working in China for almost as long. With several credentials in Montessori pedagogy for both the 0-3 and 3-6 age groups as well as a Masters in Education and a string of certifications in music for early learners, Bobbie specialises in the very early years working mainly with children from birth to 2 years and is fiercely passionate about the importance of this age group. An absolute advocate for the rights of the infant and child, Bobbie is an inspiration to parents and teachers and can ignite […]

Ahmed Abbas – Curriculum Developer

Originally from the UK, Ahmed has been working in International schools for the past 6 years. A passionate Montessorian who sees the potential in every child, Ahmed is well-known for creating incredibly beautiful, peaceful, child centred environments. Ahmed’s skill for creating tailor made curriculums that ensure every child can reach his/her full potential has led him to the path of designing the full curriculum plan for Tianyu’s Sky Avenues Kindergartens.