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Lennart van Vlerken

Lennart joined RAS in August 2018 together with his wife Ms. Ann McCormick. He is teaching Physical Education as well as Health and Life Skills to Secondary students. Lennart grew up in the Netherlands, where he lived until the age of 21. He was awarded a scholarship to study in Australia and has since lived in Curacao, Qatar and China. Lennart and Ann are the proud parents of their daughter Nahla, who was born in Shanghai in November 2016. Lennart believes that the main goal of Physical Education is to create lifelong active citizens. He aims to do this by providing the students tools to be successful. Teaching specific techniques and tactics, showing the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship, introducing them to a wide variety of activities and creating competitive and non-competitive opportunities are some examples of how he believes all students will enjoy being active. Besides enjoying teaching students Physical Education, Mr. Lennart is a passionate football player who also enjoys wave-surfing, playing pool and almost all other games and sports.