Halina Werchiwski

Principal of PYP Department and PYP Coordinator at Shanghai World Foreign Language Primary School

Adelaide, Australia

Halina is a very experienced educator having worked in schools for over 40 years. She started in Australia, but is currently working in Shanghai at Shanghai World Foreign Language Primary School as Principal of PYP Department and PYP Coordinator.

She has held many roles including Key teacher, Coordinator, Deputy Principal and Principal and has worked in many schools, being in Shanghai, China for 13 years. She has guided the school towards IB Authorisation and subsequent Evaluation visits successfully.

Halina is passionate about student learning and engagement.  As PYP coordinator she had facilitated staff learning regularly and supported staff in transition towards inquiry and concept-based learning. Her dedication toward educating students has enabled her to work collaboratively with Chinese leadership in delivering IB PYP to the school community. She is also an experienced IB PYP Educator, School site visitor and School siter leader and an IB consultant. 

Halina is currently stranded in Adelaide South Australia due to COVID-19 and restrictions on travel. However she is working cooperatively with the Leadership team and staff at SWFLPS online.

Halina's Podcast trailer available here: