NET Teachers

My name is Logan Hairgrove. I’m from the United States of America, and more specifically I grew up in a small town outside of Dallas, Texas. When I started elementary school in Colleyville, Texas there were less than 10,000 people living there. However, my hometown has a major airport less than a 10 minute drive away, which now even has one daily direct flight all the way to Hong Kong. In case you’re wondering, it’s about 10,000 kilometers away from Hong Kong!

Well I had a lot of space growing up, but otherwise I love living in Hong Kong compared to my hometown. I love that Kwok Man School (KMS) is right next to the ocean as the ocean seemed forever away during my childhood. I think it’s great taking two ferries to get to school, as every day I get to see the city, mountains, islands, and the ocean during my daily commute from Ma Wan.

Hi everyone! My name is Wesley Wiegand and I was born and raised in South Africa. I am the new English teacher at Kwok Man School. I have been a teacher for the past 6 years, teaching in South Africa for 5 years before coming to Hong Kong where I’ve taught for a year before joining Kwok Man School.

While teaching in South Africa I was also a sports coach who trained children different athletic items, rugby, cricket and long distance running.

As for what keeps me busy outside of teaching, that’d be my son, Max. He’s now about 2 years old. He’s a lot of fun and of course a lot of trouble as well. When he’s older, I can spend more time on my outdoor interests with him. I love being active outside by hiking, playing basketball, and playing golf just to name a few. However, my favorite sport is table tennis, and I enjoy playing with students at KMS.

As for my background, this is my fifth year teaching English in Hong Kong. I’ve taught quite a variety of students, but getting to teach P.1, P.2, and P.3 students using the Education Bureau’s Primary Literacy Program for Reading and Writing (PLPR/W) at KMS is what I enjoy most. Additionally, before being a teacher, my background was in technology, and I’m glad I’m able to use my background during my Google Computer Science First ECA with Mr. Tam. We’re helping students tell stories using MIT’s Scratch programming language under Google’s guidance.

I love living in Hong Kong! For the past 9 months I’ve been living in Mong Kok where I enjoy walking around the busy streets and visiting the different street markets in the area.

Since moving to Hong Kong I’ve been exploring the beautiful outdoors. I often go hiking, swimming or biking with my friends. We have lots of fun seeing the beautiful landscapes Hong Kong has to offer and we find it very interesting to learn more about the country’s culture and its proud traditions. 

I have a real passion for helping students and it’s my goal that all the children I work with reach their full potential. I look forward to teaching at Kwok Man School and can’t wait to meet all of you!