Ms Leaf Ye Zhao, Mandarin Teacher and House Assistant
Date you joined the School?
What do you do at Bethany?
I teach Mandarin and Mathematics. I am also a House Assistant
What did you do before you came to Bethany?
I taught in North Wales for the past 11 years.
What is your favourite novel/music/artist/film?
I mostly watch documentaries as they are real lives for real people. I hate reality shows!
What is your favourite quotation and why?
Romans 8:28 ‘And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.’
This verse gives me profound peace and strength when I am in a difficult situation. Everything we meet in life works together for our best.
What was your favourite subject at School and why?
English. I love languages. Learning English has led me to a whole new world when I came to the UK to continue my Postgraduate studies.
Why do you like working at Bethany?
Bethany is a small school in the beautiful countryside. I like working in small school because I can get to know the staff and pupils better. I like the family atmosphere here in Bethany.
What interests do you have outside Bethany?
I enjoy singing, walking, cycling and reading.
What is your favourite childhood memory?
Probably taking the train with my Mum to visit my Aunt living by the sea. My home town is far away from the sea, so that was very exciting.
What is your favourite colour and why?
Red. It is vibrant and joyful colour. You see a lot of red coloured objects particularly around Chinese New Year. Red is an expression of happiness in Chinese culture.
If you were not doing what you are doing now, what would you be doing?
It’s hard to say as there would be many things I would like to do. A possible answer could be neuroscientist because I am fascinated in human brains.