Phiala Mc Clintock Final

Phiala McClintock

Foundation Stage 1 Teacher

I was born and raised in Ireland. During my time at St. Mary’s University College, Belfast, I worked with a range of year groups. While I thoroughly enjoyed each of my teaching placements, I soon came to realise that my passion lies in teaching Early Years. After I finished my studies, I decided to move to Qatar to experience international teaching. I have been teaching in Qatar for the last few years and have treasured my time and experiences here.

My mum and dad live in Ireland. My mum has come to visit me here in Doha several times and she loves it as much as I do! My brother moved here last year and is a primary teacher. It’s wonderful having family so close.

I love to travel and living in Qatar provides amazing opportunities for this. During school holidays, I always try to travel to somewhere I have never seen before. I enjoy listening to music and playing the guitar, an interest which I also love to share with my pupils.

My aim working at Oryx International School is to inspire a love of learning in children and provide active, cross-curricular experiences in a happy and safe environment.