Meet The HKILA Team

Our Team

Meet The HKILA Team

Get to know us a little better.

Justine Barlow


Head of School

Originally from Manchester, England, I first moved to Hong Kong in 1997.On my return to Hong Kong in 2009 after stays in The Netherlands and Dubai, I realised that there was a gap in the market for inclusive education and this is where HKILA began. I could not have imagined at the time that it would have grown as quickly as it has!

When I am not at HKILA, I like to get out on the trails around DB with my family and our 2 dogs, usually ending up at one of the many fabulous beaches we have here in Hong Kong

Paula Lambert


Specialist Teaching Assistant

Originally from the UK I began a career in Public Relations, upon graduating from the University of Sheffield. After becoming a mum to three children I became fascinated by child development and left the corporate world to embark on a career in education.

I joined the HKILA family in 2015 and developed the Hands Up! and Speak Up! Intervention programme to help students with their motor skills, sensory processing, communication and social skill; and the Story Detectives programme.

Catherine Belletty


Education Assistant

I moved to Hong Kong from the UK in the late 1990s and settled in Discovery Bay. After raising 2 children in the wonderful DB community I left my career in Retail management and started working at HKILA in 2017.

I find it very rewarding and love spending time in the classroom and watching the children learn and grow in confidence every day.

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Justine Barlow

Head of School (4)

Karin Munkholm

Deputy Head, Senior Leadership Team (1)

Amanda Parker

Academy Administrator and Senior Leadership Team


Eimear McCartan

Senior Teacher

Marlize Aylward

Class Teacher

Erick Shum (TailorED)


Paula Lambert

Specialist Teaching Assistant

Nicky Garwood

PE Teacher

Kristie Whitmore

Teaching Assistant

Catherine Belletty

Education Assistant

Gemma Parker

Teaching Assistant

Liz Hemmings

School Counsellor

Gaylene Meeson

School Parent Representative
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