Interviewing Amy Duncombe

Interviewing Amy Duncombe

Ms. Amy Duncombe (Ms. Amy) (Kindergarten 1, 3 years at Hampton)

Where are you from and where did you go to grade school and university?
I am from Hertfordshire, England.

I went to Knights Templar High School and acquired my degree at the University of Hertfordshire and Victoria University of Australia.

I am now enrolled to receive my Master’s Degree through a university here in Bangkok.


When you’re not at Hampton where do you like to spend your time?
I like to travel around the country and the neighboring countries.

My favourite place is the beach; I enjoy relaxing and reading a good book!


What is one idea or sentence that you would like your children to take away from their time at Hampton?
Be confident and aim for the goals you set! and

You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.

Your on your own and you know what you know.

And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go!‘ Dr. Seuss.


What is your favourite part of the teaching day?

The morning; it’s great to see the children arrive excited and happy!

I very much enjoy Circle Time and listening to the children discuss what they got up to at the weekend or previous evening.

Also, seeing the sense of achievement when a child has completed a piece of work!


Who is someone that you admire, and why?
One of my English teachers in high school; he had a great way of teaching and made learning fun!

I enjoyed every lesson and he pushed us all to do our very best.

His technique of teaching provided me with ideas of how to teach and how to make learning fun in my own classroom.


What is your most memorable moment in your teaching career?
Finding a career that I love waking up to and enjoy everyday!


If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would you go?
French Polynesia, more islands!


What are your future goals for/at Hampton?
Further my education and progress into a leadership role to influence others at the school in a greater way.


How do you want the children to remember you after they venture to “big school”?
Hopefully as someone who has provided them with a few years of friendship, a positive learning space and fun memories!


What is your favourite storybook and why?
Dr. Seuss’ books; they’re fun and witty books with fantastic drawings.