About Our Class

Dear parents, my name is Catarina Peterson and I’m originally from London. I’ve got Portuguese & American descent and that means I am fluent in both English and Portuguese.

I have worked in early years education since 2006 and I currently hold a CACHE Diploma in Early Years Practice, a Bachelors Honours Degree in Early Childhood Education, a PGCE Post-Graduate Certificate in Education, and I’ve recently graduated with a M.Ed (Masters of Education in Early Years) and attained the IB Certificate of Teaching and Learning Research.

I am a passionate mother to my son Deymian who’s 5 years old and has attended LIS since Prep3. I consider myself a lifelong-learner and my current professional interests are: Mindfulness (to support students social & emotional learning), and English as an additional language.

I am looking forward to getting to know my students and their families and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of their wonderful, early years, learning journey.


Dear Parents my name is Joana Gaspar I have worked at LIS for 14 years. I am married and have 4 children, and I love spending family time with them.

I am passionate about young children and I really enjoy seeing them learning and developing over the school year. I have had the opportunity to work with Y6, Prep4 and in the Art Room, and this is my first year working in Prep 3 – I am really looking forward to it!