It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to QUEST TOKYO and our new website. Whether you are a potential client looking to connect for advice or check our upcoming holiday programs, or a future employee looking for new opportunities, I trust you will find what you are looking for here.
We are delighted to be launching this new educational venture here in the city. I came to Tokyo, resolutely for two years in 2001. I fell in love with Japan, Tokyo and being an educator here almost instantly. The energy, the dedication and the opportunities had me hooked. Throughout my 17 years to date, working with wonderful colleagues, families and children, the range of needs and interests within the community has never ceased to drive and inspire me.
In recent years though I have noticed a gap, an educational gap here in Tokyo. As with other global cities, parents need another service outside of school to find educational advice and support, framed within the rigour and high standards of the British education system. Our goal at QUEST is to provide this - a reliable hub from which parents and students can find experience and vision, tailored programs and support to complement and underpin study at school.
Our programs and website will grow over the coming weeks and months so please check back.
And do make contact, we love to talk. I hope to meet you in person soon.
Kirsten O'Connor's educational background includes a BA.Ed in Primary Education and English from Canterbury Christ Church University. She earned an M.Ed in Educational Leadership from The University of Southern Queensland, Australia and holds the National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) from the Institute of Education, UK.
Kirsten was a class teacher and borough Leading Maths Teacher in Newham, London before moving to Tokyo in 2001. During her 17 years at The British School in Tokyo she has been Head of Years 1 & 2, Deputy Head Teacher and for the last six years has served as Head Teacher of the Primary School. She has also been a member of IAPS (Independent Association of Prep Schools).
As a member of the BCCJ (British Chamber of Commerce in Japan) Kirsten was Head of Primary when the school won Company of the Year in 2014.