Primary Leadership Team

Louise Mills

Having grown up in Queensland, Australia, I have lived abroad for over 25 years. I have taught in Australia, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Qatar and once again in Hong Kong. I have held many and varied roles throughout my career including PYP Coordinator both here and in Qatar, Assistant Head of Primary, PYP Teacher Librarian, SEN, EAL and class teacher and have spent over 16 years in PYP schools. Living and working abroad have allowed me the opportunity to combine many of my passions – meeting people, learning about other cultures, travelling, hiking, photography and of course, working in some very dynamic schools like DC.

Emma-Louise Cathrae

I am originally from the Northeast of England but have been an Expat for most of my life. I have been lucky to live and work across three continents, thoroughly enjoying the adventures and new cultural experiences this has brought.

Having started my teaching career in Secondary Schools in England, I have spent the last 8 years working in Primary and all through education. I have been privileged to be part of three founding teams over the years, where I have built positive, engaged communities in which students and teams thrive as independent, happy, curious individuals.

I represented England Athletics as a teenager and believe it is essential to provide a vast array of opportunities for students outside of a curriculum to support character building and develop various skills. Outside of school life, I enjoy travelling, a variety of sports, and the arts with my amazing family.


I am originally from Canada, but have spent the last seventeen years teaching in New Zealand and then here, in Hong Kong. When I arrived in Hong Kong seven years ago I worked at Discovery Bay International School before moving onto ESF and Bradbury School, where I taught for four years. When I am not teaching I enjoy spending time with my family, watching sports and writing.