Sports Coaches

Mr Jason Brand
Head of Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) and Head of Whole School Sport

Bachelor of Education (PDHPE), The University of Wollongong

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Jason has been teaching for the past 20 years in the UK, Canada and regional NSW. For the past 15 years, he has been based on the NSW Central Coast teaching at Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College. His leadership experience includes Campus and College Head of Sport, and for the past 8 years, Head of Department PDHPE. His teaching philosophy is that all students are unique with different strengths in different areas, and through hard work and perseverance, will achieve their life goals. Jason loves sport and is particularly passionate about cycling, alpine skiing and golf.


Mrs Kim Bradley
PDHPE Teacher and CCA Coordinator (MSS)

Masters in School Leadership, Bachelor of Applied Science (PE), Graduate Diploma in Education

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Kim believes in the power of physical activity to transform lives. She is passionate about the physical, personal and intellectual development that is formed through physical activity. Kim is a massive supporter of the underdog and therefore is the number 2 ticket holder of the Western Bulldogs. Julia Gillard holds the number 1 ticket.


Ms Dale Spinks
Junior School Co Curricular Activities Coordinator

Graduate Certificate Counselling the Elite Performer (Victoria University), Diploma of Education, Bachelor of Education (Queensland University of Technology)

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Prior to joining AISM, Dale was Head of Junior Sport, Health & Physical Education for 18 years at Ipswich Girls' Grammar school in Queensland. She has also worked in the public and private education sectors in Brisbane, throughout London and completed a volunteer teaching placement in Peru. Alongside her teaching, Dale has worked in high performance sport with roles at the Queensland Academy of Sport and Brisbane Roar FC in athlete welfare and development.


Dale's personal teaching philosophy is 'Non Scholae Sed Vitae Discimus' - we learn not for school but for life, and she firmly believes in assisting students to make informed decisions about their health and well-being.



Mr Ivan Yoong
Development Coordinator and Head Coach-Swimming and Triathlon

Bachelor of Telecommunication Engineering, University Tunku Abdul Rahman

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With 12 years experience as a Swim Coach, Ivan was previously a Chief Trainer at a local swimming academy in Kuala Lumpur. He is also a Level 2 Certified Coach with Fédération internationale de natation (FINA), the international federation recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for administering international competition in water sports. Furthermore, Ivan is also recognised by the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) as a Certified Level 2 Coach. At AISM, Ivan conducts daily training for the School's experienced team of swimmers, known as The Barracudas, and is also in charge of the coordination of triathlon events for our students, who compete against several other international schools in the region.


He believes every sportsman or sportswoman can be a champion through hard work and determination.


Mr Ray Pollock
Volleyball Coach

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Ray is the Referee for the Australian Junior Championship and has coaching experience in volleyball for New South Wales U17 and U15 Boys and Girls teams.


Mr Dale Waihaere Wells
Head Basketball coach

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Dale is New Zealand Maori by blood belonging to the Ngati Kuia, Ngai Tahu and Ngati Koata tribes. He has taught in New Zealand, Rarotonga and Australia and has been a Head of Department, Assistant Principal and Deputy Principal. He is an ordained Bishop in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. An avid sports fan, Dale still swims and plays basketball. Obviously being a Kiwi he supports the Chiefs, Warriors, Breakers, Tall Blacks, Kiwis and the mighty ALL BLACKS!! Kia Kaha, Kia Manawanui, Kia Ngawari.


Ms Rebecca Parkhouse
Head Football/Soccer 

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Rebecca completed her degree in 2013 at the University of Newcastle in Australia. Straight from uni she was employed at the International Football School on the Central Coast of New South Wales. As it was a new school Rebecca was the only English/History Teacher and was responsible for the delivery of both the English and History Curriculum across the entire High School. She was also Stage 4 Co-ordinator during her time there managing behaviour and pastoral care. Rebecca values building relationships between staff and students and believes the key to being a great teacher is knowing your students.


In her spare time Rebecca enjoys Crossfit or going to the gym and loves watching football (soccer).


Ms Angela Barnes
Head Touch Football Coach

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Angela believes success in Education is more than academic results, but the encouragement of the individual as a whole. Returning to AISM, Angela taught English and HSIE in the Middle and Senior Schools from 2007-2009. Her love of words led her to pursue her interest in writing, resulting in the publication of her first book. Angela has a Masters Degree in International Education and a background in Media Communications and Journalism.


She has been a coordinator and presenter of communication, reading and writing programs for corporations and schools, and facilitated programs for students in public speaking, and speech and drama. Angela has operated her own Communications business specialising in copywriting and editing services, and is currently writing a novel for teenagers and young adults.