Gary Cairns

Gary Cairns Position: Assistant Principal - (Character Development & Wellbeing), English Teacher

Gary joined us in 2016 from The British School of Beijing where he was the Head of English. His previous international school experience was as Head of English, Head of Year and Head of Secondary PSHE at St. Stephen’s International School in Bangkok, Thailand. Gary has an honours degree in English Literature from Northumbria University, Newcastle and a PGCE from the University of Sunderland. He completed his Masters in Education in 2019. Gary also worked in the UK for several years as an English teacher.  Gary’s particular interests are effective assessment within schools and developing student confidence in debating and public speaking. At SJIIM, Gary established a successful World Scholar’s Cup team which competed against other schools in Malaysia and internationally at the Global Round in Hanoi, Vietnam.  In his spare time, Gary enjoys spending time with his wife and son, reading, football and travelling.