Marie Mc Garry 2023
Marie Haigh-McGarry
CPD Leader, Head of Expressive Art & Humanities, Teacher of Music
Marie Mc Garry 2023

Marie Haigh-McGarry

CPD Leader, Head of Expressive Art & Humanities, Teacher of Music

QTS, BA HONS Theology and Education, Leeds University, England, UK

Marie is from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. She has worked in seven different schools during a twenty four year teaching career spanning four countries. Marie has a joint BA honours degree in Theology and Education from Leeds University with QTS. She is a specialist in Religious Education, Philosophy, Ethics and PSCHE and has been a HOD in these subjects in three different schools. Prior to leaving Guernsey, Marie was the lead practitioner for four schools, delivering courses in Philosophy and Ethics to students from all schools on Island. She is also a music specialist, playing the clarinet and piano to a high standard. Prior to her current role at Britannica, Marie was also a Music HOD in Guernsey. In 2016, Marie was recognized by UK Inspectors as a sector leading practitioner. During her career, Marie has alsoled Service Children’s Education Schools and the Guernsey Federation of schools in curriculum planning, behaviour management and teaching and learning development. Marie has moved to Hungary with her husband Neil (the Principal), son Preston and veteran Jack Russell (16) Ellie. Outside of her passionate interest in Education and teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading and listening to classical music.

Amy Kirman 2022
Amy Kirman
Year 11A Tutor & Teacher of Art
Amy Kirman 2022

Amy Kirman

Year 11A Tutor & Teacher of Art

Amy was born and raised in the City of Lichfield in England. She spent her school days getting involved in everything The Arts had to offer. From participating in school productions, learning drums, set designing, exhibition curation and generally doing all she could to fulfil the stereotype for ‘arty kid’.

She graduated from The University of Central Lancashire with Honours in Fine Art. She moved to upstate New York to work as an Arts and Craft teacher for 3 months at French woods Festival of Performing Arts. She went on to gain her PGCE in Art and Design at Birmingham City University before taking on her first official role as Art teacher at Bungay High School in Suffolk.

After 3 successful and memorable years, she wanted to combine her love for travel with her passion for teaching Art. She accepted a job at The British International School of Houston where she lived in Texas for 7 years. (Yes, she’s been horseback riding, yes, she owns Cowboy boots and no, this isn’t her first Rodeo). She has a real love of developing an appreciation of Art amongst children and seeing them grow in to independent, empathetic and skilled young artists.

In her spare time, you will find Amy with her nose in a book (mostly Sci-fi or Thrillers), exploring the city with her sketchbook or attending live music gigs. She is enjoying the challenges that come with life in a new country and remains full of gratitude that she has found her place at Britannica.

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Marcus Goldson
Teacher of Art
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Marcus Goldson

Teacher of Art

BA (Hons) Sculpture and Art History. Winchester School of Art, Hampshire, England

Marcus was born and grew up in Kenya. He moved to Hungary in 1993 and has worked as a professional artist since the mid-nineties. He has worked as a set-designer in various theatre companies here in Hungary and provides illustrations and designs for both local and international magazines as well as producing his own paintings, illustrations and sculpture.

Borbala Dinnyes 2020
Borbála Dinnyés
Head of Hungarian, Teacher of Hungarian
Borbala Dinnyes 2020

Borbála Dinnyés

Head of Hungarian, Teacher of Hungarian

MA, ELTE-BTK, Budapest, Hungary, Teacher of English Language and Literature

MA, ELTE-BTK, Budapest, Hungary, Teacher of Hungarian as a Foreign Language

MA, ELTE-BTK, Budapest, Hungary, Teacher of Hungarian Language and Literature

After graduating from ELTE, Borbála started working in private language schools teaching English and Hungarian as foreign languages. She worked for the Chinese-Hungarian Bilingual School in Budapest for four years, where she got attached to Chinese culture. After giving birth to her two children, she came back to work in 2013 to join the Britannica team as a teacher of Hungarian. She spends most of her free time with her family, and she loves everything about languages, gastronomy and cross stitch.

Marta Hajdu2020
Márta Hajdú
Teacher of Hungarian
Marta Hajdu2020

Márta Hajdú

Teacher of Hungarian

Marta studied at Eötvös Loránd University, specialising in Hungarian language and literature and Hungarian as a foreign language.

After finishing her studies in Budapest, she won a scholarship for a dual training offered by the Italian-Hungarian Studies Curriculum in the Institute of Foreign Languages, Literature and Intercultural Studies at the University of Florence.

Alongside her studies, Marta has taught in a bilingual environment, in the community life organisation for the Tuscan Italian-Hungarian Cultural Association, taking active part in the education process of the Hungarian weekend school Skolabusz.

She also taught Hungarian as a foreign language with AIAU Onlus, an international adoption organisation based in Florence. The range of her teaching experience is enhanced by the fact she has also worked as a cultural mediator during her stay in Italy, in a primary school.

Marta is a big theatre lover, she plays the flute and loves taking big walks with her small dachshund, Luna.

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Imola Bartha
Teacher of Hungarian
Imo kép

Imola Bartha

Teacher of Hungarian

Imola graduated form Karoli Gaspar University of the Reformed Church in Hungary as a primary school teacher. After a few years of teaching, she had the opportunity to travel to England and further improve her English. She started working in a nursery in Notting Hill, then as a teaching assistant and later on as a teacher in a Special Needs School in London. Having greatly enjoyed her time in London, she spent more than 10 years there.

After moving back to Budapest she worked as an English teacher in a language school. Imola is still keen to learn and is interested in exploring different ways of teaching, and is lucky to have found Britannica, joining the KS1 team in August 2021.

Imola enjoys travelling, getting to know new cultures and also being out in the nature, especially in the mountains. She has a great passion for teaching, and believes 'it takes a big heart to shape little minds'.

Camille Maes
Camille Maes
Teacher of French
Camille Maes

Camille Maes

Teacher of French

Camille grew up in Belgium, but she felt drawn to foreign cultures and languages from an early age. She learned Dutch, English and Spanish in high school. As the appeal of living abroad grew stronger she decided to spend a year as an exchange student in the United States. When she came back, she studied French and Spanish literature and linguistics with a minor in English literature at the university of Louvain-la-Neuve. During her course, she went abroad again, spending four months in Montreal. Having developed a love of both literature and pedagogy, she graduated after five years with a specialization in book science and obtained her teaching diploma a year later. She began her professional life by teaching in Belgian schools for a year and then joined her first international school in Brussels as a French teacher. She is now very excited to join Britannica’s community here in Budapest!

Besides loving to read in French, English and Spanish, Camille enjoys outdoor activities such as walking in the countryside and climbing, which she discovered a few months ago. She also has a five-year-old dog that she adopted from a shelter two years ago… Her name? Ginny… Like in Harry Potter, of course!

Luca Trovo new
Luca Trovo
Year 7A Tutor & Teacher of German
Luca Trovo new

Luca Trovo

Year 7A Tutor & Teacher of German

BA in Modern Languages and Literature and MA in Secondary Education

Luca is a born and bred Italian transplanted to Budapest via London, where he has lived for 8 long years. He is a language enthusiast and has taken up German, Spanish and Russian. Travelling is his passion. He always tries to where the unknown is - Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Siberia are just a few examples on his list. He is passionate about language learning and is really keen on taking up Hungarian next. His interest in the world of education has made him a language teacher - it was the only profession in the world where he could combine languages and teaching! He hopes to inspire students take up languages and travel as well.

Lewis Turnbull2020
Lewis Turnbull
Head of PE & Teacher of PE
Lewis Turnbull2020

Lewis Turnbull

Head of PE & Teacher of PE

Lewis is originally from a small town in England called Houghton-Le-spring. He completed a Sport Science Degree at the University of Sunderland in 2015 and then his SCITT teaching degree and Durham University in 2017 after having a year break in between. He has a plethora of job experience from being a roofer, coaching in a college, teaching in a secondary school, personal training and a sports masseuse.

Lewis completed his NQT year at an infant school in Stanley as a Year 1 teacher then moved onto Year 4 within a parent school in the following year as well as being Head of PE at that school. He has a huge passion for sport and PE and competed at a high level before turning to teaching. He loves every sport, but in particular, his favourite sports are boxing and football.

Lewis will give anything a go and loves to travel, meet new people and experience new experiences.

Harry Burch
Harry Burch
Teacher of PE
Harry Burch

Harry Burch

Teacher of PE

Harry grew up in Surrey and studied Physical and Sport Education at Twickenham University, and completed his PGCE in secondary education. Through working at International Summer Camps, he realised how much he wanted to work in an international school, as he loved teaching students from all over the world and experiencing different cultures through his teaching. Harry loves teaching and playing a wide range of sports and encouraging a healthy active lifestyle! His favourite sports include football, golf, cricket, basketball and tennis.

Agnes Tron 2020
Ágnes Trón
Teacher of PE & Swimming
Agnes Tron 2020

Ágnes Trón

Teacher of PE & Swimming

MA, TF, Budapest, Hungary, Teacher of Physical Education

BA, ELTE-BTK, Budapest, Hungary, Teacher of English as an Additional Language

Agi worked as a teacher of PE and English at Városmajor Grammar School in Budapest, then she was a PE teacher at the American International School of Budapest. She also taught English for adults and kindergarten children for a few years. Agi was coaching volleyball, swimming and athletics.

She used to do underwater orienteering and triathlon, her main interests still lie in sports and nature. She loves running, biking, swimming, orienteering running, skiing and being outside in the wild. Agi is very keen on long, nomad hikes, biking and canoening with her sporty husband, two sons and friends. She likes watching films, reading books and socializing.

Andras Hudecz
András Hudetz
Teacher of Swimming
Andras Hudecz

András Hudetz

Teacher of Swimming

MA Physical Education, Physical Education University - Budapest, Hungary

BSc Swimming Coach, Physical Education University - Budapest, Hungary

FINA International referee

MA Computer Science (currently studying), Eszterhazy Karoly University - Eger, Hungary

Before Andras completed his first Master's, he moved to Australia to study and finish his diploma project. Upon returning home, he started his teaching career in a Bilingual School. Besides his regular physical education teacher tasks, he was a class tutor and swimming instructor. He spent three summers in the United States as a swimming teacher and waterfront director, and also won the Erasmus+ working experience programme twice, which he spent in England. After twelve years, Andras decided to develop his career and moved to his first British style International School in Hungary, gaining a wealth of experience in teaching the UK curriculum as a PE and swimming teacher and also got an opportunity to teach in the IB-MYP system. A couple of years later he decided to study again and is expected to complete his second Master's in June 2023 as a Computer Science teacher. Andras is glad to be teaching at Britannica since 2022. His passion is lifelong learning and his aim is to lead his students along this path too. He has two little girls at home, so his free time is quite limited but occasionally Andras loves to play cricket and is keen to be a pilot in a flight simulator.