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pekin-family-evening-borneo-march-20081My name is Amanda Pekin. I grew up in Tatura Victoria in Australia. I am currently Program Leader for Elementary Physical Education at the International School Manila Philippines. My husband is the Athletic Director at the same school. I have been teaching across the K-12 curriculum in Physical Education, Biology and Science for the past 15 years. I previously taught at International Schools in Japan and Thailand and a variety of schools in my home country Australia. I also worked outside of teaching in a wide variety of jobs over 10 years as I traveled and followed the ski seasons in Australia, Japan, Europe, New Zealand and Canada. ……… illustrious career choices during this time included fruit picking, cannery worker, relief teacher, ski instructor, waitress, bar staff, cleaner, nanny, receptionist, guest services, ski instructor, employee services, aerobics instructor and ski bum………….. I am now married with two children and happily setttled in the Philippines……….for now. I still call Australia home!



  1. Hi Amanda!
    My name in Linnea Axelsson, I’m the PE teacher at St Kilda Primary School.
    Di told me about your blog so I’m here checking it out!
    Di is right here next to me: She says hi! 😉
    I’ll look trough your links now to get some great ideas!

    Comment by Linnea Axelsson — August 19, 2009 @ 2:11 pm

  2. Hi Mandy,

    This looks great. Di just showed me at St Kilda PS. I will check it out.


    Comment by john mcloughlin — August 19, 2009 @ 2:18 pm

  3. I would like to discuss with u what international teaching is like. I am thinking of teaching in Borneo, but have many questions. It sounds like you have the experience and knowledge. If u could please e-mail me at and let me know if u would like to “help” me a little. I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for your time.
    -Brandon Caramellino

    Comment by Brandon Caramellino — January 29, 2013 @ 9:37 pm

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