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Royal School

Str. Henri Barbusse nr. 44-46, Cluj-Napoca

08:30 - 16:00

Monday to Friday

Academic staff

Andreea Ungureanu

My son’s days at Royal School are joyful and interesting. Every afternoon, when I pick up my child from school, he has a big smile on his face and can’t wait to tell me what he did at school. We are very grateful that our son has Miss Câmpean as teacher. She is an amazing person and very close to children.
2016-03-14T15:19:08+00:00
My son’s days at Royal School are joyful and interesting. Every afternoon, when I pick up my child from school, he has a big smile on his face and can’t wait to tell me what he did at school. We are very grateful that our son has Miss Câmpean as teacher. She is an amazing person and very close to […]

Innes Mercean

Last year, we gained an amazing experience at Royal School, for which we are grateful. Maia was very happy among her colleagues and teachers, people whom she will certainly miss.

Starting from the 6th of September, Maia will follow the courses of the primary school of Roaring Brook from Chappaqua, New York. We hope to find a community as welcoming and amazing as the one we found at Royal School, and Maia’s settlement to be as easy as possible.

Maia wants to see her colleagues and teachers one last time before she leaves, and, if possible, we would want to bring her next week, for a social call/visit. Again, we want to thank you, for all!
2016-03-14T15:19:18+00:00
Last year, we gained an amazing experience at Royal School, for which we are grateful. Maia was very happy among her colleagues and teachers, people whom she will certainly miss. Starting from the 6th of September, Maia will follow the courses of the primary school of Roaring Brook from Chappaqua, New York. We hope to find a community as welcoming […]

Marcela Campian

In Royal School we found our peace and tranquility as parents. YES, we do talk about school at home, YES, we are helping our daughter with some of her homework, YES, we do get involved in school’s activities, AND this is all natural and simple, and just another “get together” part of our family life! Parents with young children, just starting school, don’t have to be stressed and nervous and spending all evenings doing math and grammar. Our daughter is HAPPY at Royal School and she does not want to miss a day, and she is curious to search answers, read, study, and stay focused when she needs to. My greatest joy is in the afternoon, when I pick up her from school and ask the “usual” question: “How was your day at school?”, and she smiles and answers: “Great! we had so much fun with…”, and then she does not stop talking for minutes :)
2017-01-31T10:16:35+00:00
In Royal School we found our peace and tranquility as parents. YES, we do talk about school at home, YES, we are helping our daughter with some of her homework, YES, we do get involved in school’s activities, AND this is all natural and simple, and just another “get together” part of our family life! Parents with young children, just […]

Luana Teodorescu

My 6-year-old has just joined Royal School this year. I am happy to see her smiling every day and already so comfortable. RS is obviously a loving environment, which I deem most important for the kids’ development.
2017-01-31T10:17:04+00:00
My 6-year-old has just joined Royal School this year. I am happy to see her smiling every day and already so comfortable. RS is obviously a loving environment, which I deem most important for the kids’ development.

Luca Teodorescu

I consider myself lucky that my daughter attends the newest, most interactive school, with a modern thinking and curriculum, in a multicultural environment.
2017-01-31T10:17:24+00:00
I consider myself lucky that my daughter attends the newest, most interactive school, with a modern thinking and curriculum, in a multicultural environment.

Mihaela Constantinescu

I appreciate RS for the emphatic teachers, for the openness of those in charge and their will to improve, for the amazing progress of my child, for the international environment and the friendliness encouraged all over the place, and the most important because my son loves it, and I love his way of consoling his classmates with “friends little soup”. I found very important RS’s way of evaluation, child centered, the progress of each individual being equally important and the fact that there are 2 teachers per class taking care no one is getting bored.
2017-01-31T10:17:50+00:00
I appreciate RS for the emphatic teachers, for the openness of those in charge and their will to improve, for the amazing progress of my child, for the international environment and the friendliness encouraged all over the place, and the most important because my son loves it, and I love his way of consoling his classmates with “friends little soup”. […]

Fanny-Laure Ghillebaert

I really appreciate Royal School, how it teaches things to the kids, to make children creative, autonomous and fulfilled.
2017-01-31T10:18:12+00:00
I really appreciate Royal School, how it teaches things to the kids, to make children creative, autonomous and fulfilled.

Andreea Cianga

We’ve searched a lot for an alternative to the traditional Romanian educational system for our girls and we are very glad to find Royal School. I know we’ve made the right choice every day when I look at my children’s faces after a day at school. They are growing up beautiful, being curious about everything and learning to love to learn.
2017-01-31T10:18:35+00:00
We’ve searched a lot for an alternative to the traditional Romanian educational system for our girls and we are very glad to find Royal School. I know we’ve made the right choice every day when I look at my children’s faces after a day at school. They are growing up beautiful, being curious about everything and learning to love to […]

Paul Page   gb

Head of School; Teacher of English, Literature, History and KS4 Coordinator


Mr Page has been involved in education from 1989 and since then has dedicated his life to developing curricular, pedagogy, students and schools.  He spent a total of eleven years in the UK working with The Manchester College as Senior Curriculum Development Manager, after a six year stint as a Secondary Senior Teacher, Department Head and Headmaster in Botswana, as well as being a very successful Deputy Headmaster, Academics in two prestigious schools.

Mr Page has worked with the majority of recognised examination boards within and without the UK as both an examiner and proof reader, although the majority of his work has been with Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) over the last decade.  He has worked with CIE schools across eight different countries and three continents and was invited to train Teachers of English in Mumbai.

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Mr Page is very excited at the prospect of serving the Royal School community in Cluj-Napoca and takes up post, officially, from 02 July, 2017.  There are some exciting changes afoot and he is looking forward to helping every pupil achieve her/his best and for the school to reach the heights to which it was intended by becoming the Cambridge school of choice in Eastern Europe!

 

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Mery Blaga   ro

Teacher of Y5&6, Teacher of Geography; Inclusion Coordinator


Mery graduated the Teacher Training National College “Gh. Lazar” in Cluj-Napoca, in 1994 earning her primary teaching degree. Later on, she became a Geography teacher by earning her Bachelor’s degree at Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of Geography, with a track in Geomorphology. She began her teaching career as a Geography teacher at Liceul Teoretic Nr. 5, and continued to build on it in the US. Her approach to teaching was consolidated in typical classrooms, special education environments, a combination of the previous two, and within in-home therapy helping children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and their families. While she lived and worked in the US for almost 15 years, she obtained her first level certificate in Pivotal Response

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 Treatment from the Koegel Autism Center at the University of California, and in 2015, she earned her Master’s degree in Psychology track Applied Behavior Analysis from Kaplan University. Mery decided to return to Romania and wants to be involved with a different kind of school promoting independence, applied knowledge, inclusion of all individuals, real connections and mirroring in the community.

Based on her experience and her education, Mery understands each child is different, and a teacher’s job is to discover and enhance his/her uniqueness. She knows that a happy student is a child who asks questions, who explores, who discovers, who creates, who becomes someone today for tomorrow. In her private time, Mery enjoys hiking and photography, exploring the countryside (anywhere in the world), cooking, reading traveling books and playing Sudoku. 

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Anda Bădiță   ro

KS1&2 Coordinator, Teacher Years 3&4


Anda had the pleasure of teaching for the past six years in private and public schools. She had received her credentials from Pedagogical Highschool „Sabin Dragoi”, Deva and she had special training in CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) at the University of Southampton, as well as several courses through CCD and ISJ. In the summer of 2014 she obtained her PGCE.

She knew from a really young age that she wanted to become a teacher. One thing she loves about teaching is that it is never dull!

Her favourite hobby is to read. For her there is nothing better than curling up with a good book and a cup of coffee. Second to reading is travelling. She loves to visit new places and to learn everything about different cultures.

Cătălina Anastasescu   ro

Teacher Reception and Y1, Teacher of Performing Arts & Drama


Is a graduate of the Faculty of Letters, “Babeş-Bolyai” University, with a degree in English Literature and Spanish, she earned her master’s degree in Irish Studies and she is also a graduate of the psycho-pedagogical module from The Department of Teacher Training, “Babeş-Bolyai” University. During college, she had several collaborations with various NGOs on the educational side. Her passion for teaching was inspired by the desire to share the joy of knowledge with others. Her belief that theatre can change and improve our existence has led her to look forward to each encounter with it. Dedicated to a relatively new concept, art therapy, characterized by artistic processes used to enhance and improve the physical, mental and emotional states for people of any age, she believes that art therapy emphasizes human development, using dramatic arts and visual arts. “I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” (Oscar Wilde)

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Theatre means challenging the way we think, an emotional exercise that helps us become better individuals and thus create and improve the universe in which we want to live. Following this concept, Cătălina attended various courses of improvisational theater, including an art course, under the guidance of a well-known actress of the National Theatre of Cluj-Napoca. In her spare time, Cătălina is devoted to reading, is passionate about the art of public speaking and is interested in drawing (portraits).

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Zsuzsanna Simon   hungary-flag-icon

Teacher Y2


With almost 10 years experience in pedagogy, teaching and babysitting, she is enthusiastic to teach with different methods. Prior to joining us here, Zsuzsa taught at Octavian Goga Gymnasial School in Cluj Napoca, where she had 29 students in the third grade, all participating together in sports events, Christmas shows, after-school activities and trips. From 2011 to 2014, Zsuzsa was a teacher in the Unitarian Nursery where she had responsibility for the daily activities of youngsters under 3 years, helping them to improve their basic skills and preparing for kindergarten. Thanks to her, many parents enrolled their children in the nursery. Previous to this, while studying at university, she was a babysitter. Zsuzsa holds an MA in Political Communication and Marketing and a BA in Journalism, and she attended a full four year pedagogical profile in high school.

Marc Pillich-Wright   gb

Teacher of ICT/Computer Science; VLE Manager


Began his teaching career in 1996 and taught sports and information technology at North Oxfordshire College before moving permanently to Romania in 2001. Marc has taught in the international school system since 2010. The majority of his experience lies in Key Stages 3-4 but he is very keen to embark on primary curriculum teaching as a good teacher must always encounter something fresh. Away from school, he manages Bridge Language Study House with his wife Gyöngyi. He is also the President of Cluj Cricket Club and is hoping to further promote this noble game in Cluj and beyond. Marc joins Royal School as the teacher of ICT and will help develop all technology systems and the VLE platform.

Szidónia Deák   hungary-flag-icon

Teacher of Hungarian


Is passionate about introducing and guiding children in the fields of Hungarian language and culture. Having graduated at the Faculty of Letters with a degree in Hungarian and Hebrew, Szidónia has worked for a few years as a proofreader and taught Hungarian as a foreign language. As a member of Nelson House’s crew she believes that teaching is not only transferring knowledge to learners, but a long journey during which students and their teacher discover together the possibilities and ways which lead to the goal, to victory. She is interested in different cultures, cinematography and likes cycling, watermelon and ice cream.

Anamaria Vlas   ro

Tutor Y7; Teacher of German


She has graduated from Babeş-Bolyai University with a degree in English Language and Literature and German Language and Literature. Currently, she is studying for her MA degree, specializing in German studies. She is also a second year student at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, studying Computer Science-Economics.

During her teaching practice she had discovered her passion for teaching and working with children.

In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, discovering and learning more about new cultures.

Andreea Cadiș  ro

Teacher Reception and Y1


She is a graduate of the Faculty of Letters, University of Babes-Bolyai, with a degree in English Language and Literature and Italian Language and Literature. She is currently an MA student specializing in British Cultural Studies. She loves children and teaching, therefore she is convinced that she found her vocation. She discovered a passion for music in high school and began to sing, play guitar and other instruments, considering music a universal language through which people connect perfectly. Nature is an important part of her life, loving outdoor sports, such as skiing and climbing.

She considers nature her teacher. She is very happy to be a part of this innovative school which offers her the possibility of learning a lot from great teachers and wonderful children.

Anuța Varsta   ro

Teacher of Art and Design; School library


Anuța is an artist and illustrator with a Masters of Contemporary Art & Media from the University of Paris, as well as a BA in Printmaking and Graphic Design from the University of Art-Design in Cluj. With over ten years of experience in teaching art and working with children from all walks of life, she champions cultural diversity inside the classroom. Passionate about infusing a love for culture into young minds, Anuța’s work focuses on children’s book illustration. Using her experience as a teacher and a mother, she started Child Author [Enfant Auteur], an innovative workshop that guides children through the creation of their very first books. Taking place over the last two years, the workshop had great success both in Paris and Cluj. Anuța strongly believes that adults must wholeheartedly trust children’s innate talents and sees ART not just as a way to practice our skills but additionally as a need in our lives. In her

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practice and her teaching, she is guided by Joseph Beuys’ quote that “Every man is an artist.” Anuta is pleased to join the team and has enrolled her own son into Royal School.

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Iuliana Pop    ro

Head of Mathematics, CIE Examinations Officer


Iuliana began her career in education as a high school maths teacher in 2011. She has taught mathematics at Cambridge IGCSE and AS levels, and English National Curriculum for Key Stage 3. She has additionally taught Romanian National Curricula in Middle School. She holds a BA in mathematics and an MA in Education, both from Babes-Bolyai University. She is involved in many additional earning activities and enjoys running the school chess club. After five years at Transylvania College, she has moved to the Royal School to continue her work with students and to dedicate her time in teaching mathematics. She is currently reading for her PhD Student at Technical University in Cluj. Away from teaching, Iuliana loves music and reads many books in her free time. She wants to develop herself professionally and remains very confident that she will influence students to choose advanced mathematics in the higher stages of their learning careers. Her motto is: “If you are born without wings, don’t do anything to stop them growing”.

Damaris Sână   ro

Assistant Teacher Y2


She graduated a BA and MA in chemistry at Babes-Bolyai and completed a PGCE in psychology. Damaris loves children and believes each individual is special, so it is the job of the teacher to help all students develop their personal and specific skills and talents. She believes that we can build a better world through providing a good education for all people and by being respectful to one another. For relaxation, Damaris likes to spend time in the countryside and she enjoys, reading, cooking and photography. She is also a qualified hairstylist.

Teodora Scrob   ro

Assistant Teacher KS1, Assistant Teacher of Science


Teodora is a graduate of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Babes-Bolyai, with a degree in Chemistry. Currently, she is a MA student specializing in Clinical Chemistry.

She was first a member of the internship programme at Royal School and now, she is a teacher assistant for KS1. She realized that teaching, before a profession, it’s a mentorship of young minds. Teaching and working with children is a joy to me and she has always wanted to engage the students by making Science fun for them, and thus, interesting to learn about.

Also, she loves poetry. It is the best way to let my heart to speak free in front of everyone. She thinks Lucille Clifton was right when he said that” Poetry is a matter of life, not just a matter of language.”  She has her first own volume of poems and she would like a lot to write more in the future. Also, she loves glass painting and outside sports.

Sergiu Dârjan   ro

Teacher of Science and Biology


Sergiu began teaching Biology in 2011 – with a degree from the Faculty of Biology and Geology of Babes Bolyai University. As a lot of teachers he was highly influenced in choosing a teaching career by two of his former Biology teachers: Octavian Craioveanu and Ursu Tudor – outstanding professionals and beautiful souls.

He taught in state schools and two and a half years in private ones and finds teaching Science as a way of enriching students with some very valuable insights – understanding how things and organisms “work” is an empowering ability.

He has a general interest in the evolution of society’s technological landscape which helps him in teaching Robotics (since 2013) – he supervised a team of Romanian students at 2013 First Lego League competition in Hungary. The team was the youngest team in competition!

Sergiu also enjoys reading, traveling and playing table tennis.

Anca Astilean   ro

Teacher Assistant Year 3&4


Anca discovered her love for teaching in a University classroom but she felt that she needed a more profound connection that would impact the students, therefore she turned to moulding younger minds. After being a volunteer in the Royal School she felt that this is where she needed to be as a Teaching Assistant. She has extensive media knowledge due to her previous work and studies and is currently enrolled in the Pedagogy program at UBB University. She loves learning new things and one of her main hobbies is reading.

Stephen Ianno   gb

Teacher of English and Physics


After graduating with a degree in physics and minor in mathematics from Wheaton College in Chicago, Illinois, Stephen found a role teaching sciences at an academy in Bucharest where he worked for three years. As a native English speaker, and as someone passionate about both teaching and language, he pursued and obtained the Cambridge CELTA Diploma and has been teaching English ever since. Stephen thoroughly enjoys the intricacies and nature of language and communication and finds great job in teaching English to developing students.

Adrian G. Nistor   ro

Teacher of Physical Education, Business Studies & Include KS3 Coordinator


He is a graduate of Physical Education and Sports Faculty at Babes-Bolyai University, with a Master Degree in Sports Science, a Bachelor Degrees in Physical Education, specialized in Gymnastics, and a Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy. He is certified PE teacher in the state of Hawaii, US, majoring in Physical Education K – 12 and in the state of Georgia, US with major in Health and Physical Education. He also is a USAGymnastics certified gymnastics coach.

His 12 years teaching experience consists in 6 years as a PE teacher at different primary schools and high schools in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and 6 years of coaching gymnastics at Qatar’s elite international schools: Doha English Speaking School, American School of Doha, Compass International School, ACS Doha, Sherborne International School, Al Jazeera Academy. In 2016 – 2017 he was the Head Coach of the Excel Girls Team at Georgia Gymnastics Academy, Suwanee, Georgia US.

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His primary goal is to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge that will allow them to see the value of a healthy lifestyle and the benefit of physical activity for the duration of their life. Through the use of team building and active games he seek to make physical education fun, while instilling values such as sportsmanship, patience and determination in all his students.

 

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Iulia Ciogescu  ro

Teacher of Spanish & Romanian


Iulia is a graduate of the Faculty of Letters at the Babes-Bolyai University with a major in Spanish and a minor in English. Iulia is currently involved in a MA, specializing in Multicultural and Multilingual Communication in Romance Languages. Her biggest interests and passions are languages, literature and teaching. In her spare time, she is an editor at the Babeș-Bolyai magazine, Echinox, but also publishes book reviews and translations from Spanish. Iulia’s biggest wish is to be a role model for her students in Royal School and wants to share with them her passion for studying.

Renata Burcă  ro

Teacher of Music


Renata Burca is a pianist, piano teacher, music teacher and accompanist. Having grown up in a family of musicians, music was a part of her life starting from a very early stage: she started playing piano at the age of 4. After finishing the Sigismund Toduta High school of Music from Cluj-Napoca, she went on studying piano at the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy from the same city, where she got her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. She collaborates with the Romanian State Opera and Romanian State Theatre in Cluj, and when she’s not busy with teaching and performing, she enjoys singing, having recently started a small cover-band. She thinks of teaching at Royal School as a new challenge, for it is the perfect combination between learning and really enjoying music, the goal being that of slowly building a solid foundation of musical knowledge, combined with the pleasure and excitement for music and performing.

Raluca Moroșan  ro

Teacher of French


Raluca discovered her passion for teaching at a very young age. She continued her academic studies at the Faculty of Letters, obtaining a bachelor degree in French and English language and literature, a master’s degree in Multilingual and Multicultural Communication (French/English/Italian/Portuguese). She is writing a PhD thesis in French linguistics/ discourse, comparison French, Portuguese and Romanian.

She taught in state schools, university and private ones considering that teaching languages is a way of enriching pupils’ way of thinking about their multicultural and multilingual environment. She considers that learning languages develops the child’s perspective about the surrounding world offering the opportunity to see and discover the world differently.

As teacher of French she would like to share her knowledge about French culture and language, about the opportunities of knowing a new language and also to show that multicultural and multilingual ”borders” do not exist. Royal School seems to be the perfect environment to achieve this goal.

Oana Cosma  ro

Assistant Teacher Year 5&6


Oana is a graduate of the Faculty of Letters, with a Bachelor’s degree in Romanian and English Language and Literature, holding also a degree in psycho-pedagogy from the Department of Teacher Training, both at Babeş-Bolyai University.

The desire to expand the study of languages led her to pursue a Master’s degree, as she is currently specializing in Romanian language. By being enthusiastic about both teaching and learning, she has recently earned the Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test.

After having the experience of being an intern within Royal School, Oana considered joining the team, as she thinks this school provides a positive environment to create an optimal setting for both teaching and learning. She is a firm believer that literature is a stepping stone to become an enthusiastic lifelong learner and teaching gives you the opportunity to raise children’s aspirations and make a difference in their lives.