David Rutene

Teacher Assistant
  • IETT: Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
  • Southland Institute of Technology, New Zealand: Sports Training and Development
  • Harrow International School Shanghai – EAL Teacher
  • International Academy Amman – Teaching Assistant/Sports Coach
  • International School Ikast Brande – Teaching Assistant/Sports Coach


David was previously a pastry chef and top-level rugby played in New Zealand. Along with his wife Leah, he has worked in a range of international schools in a variety of teaching and coaching roles. He is passionate about helping children reach their full potential and believes that activity and fitness plays a key role in ensuring children reach their full potential academically. He is experienced in working with children with English as second language and is trained in delivering systematic phonics to develop early reading, comprehension, and writing. In his leisure time David enjoys being active by playing tennis and swimming. Along with his wife, David loves to travel and experience new cultures and cuisine. He has a passion for baking a range of delicious treats for friends and family, specifically pastry and desserts.