Liling OngFounder
Liling OngFounder
Liling has always had a passion for learning and development of kids. She knew that she wanted to work with kids at a very young age. However, she was influenced by her parents, spent much of her early career and education in business and finance. She spent almost four years in the finance industry working as a financial adviser. The turning point of her life came in December 2015 when she visited and spent her Christmas with the orphans in Cambodia. The event rekindled her love for kids and the desire to have a positive impact in children’s life. She left her well paid finance career in February 2016 and started to pursue her passion. Today, she runs PIEX Education full time while pursuing her Master in Education (Learning and Leadership) at University of Technology Sydney. She wishes to use her knowledge to help develop both coaches and children as aspiring and successful future leaders.
Dr. Bronwen Wade-LeeuwenAdviser
Dr. Bronwen Wade-LeeuwenAdviser
Bronwen Wade-Leeuwen received her PhD from School of Education, Macquarie University. Bronwen presents ‘creativity’ workshops at several international and national conferences around the world particularly, in conjunction with Art In Society International Conferences (since 2009 till present). Her articles have been accepted in nine peer-reviewed journals. In 2015, she presented workshops in Portugal, Madrid and at London University. 2016, Bronwen is invited to present at British Columbia University, Vancouver and ULAC. Bronwen’s PhD research (2010-2015) is in Visual and Creative Arts Education, School of Education, Faculty of Human Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney. Bronwen is currently a Research Fellow in Science education where she is evaluating the National Indigenous Science Education Program (NISEP) examining the retention and aspirations of low socio-economic students particularly, Indigenous youth.
Vincent LimAdviser
Vincent LimAdviser
Vincent Lim is a lawyer and fund manager in Sydney. He graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Economics, a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments from FINSIA (Financial Services Institute of Australasia) and he has been a Fellow of FINSIA since 2002. Vincent believes that good education is a key and important contributor to a child’s development, progress and success. He also believes that the foundation for a child’s successful and brilliant future ought to be laid as early as possible in life. Whilst each child may have his or her own preferred activities, the common theme in all of the fun, exciting and affordable programs offered by PIEX is learning and progressing through sharing, collaboration and teamwork. Vincent is excited to be able to contribute as a member of the PIEX team in providing a creative environment for kids to learn, including from each other, play and innovate.
GavinAdviser
GavinAdviser
My name is Gavin McCormack. i'm currently the principal at Farmhouse Montessori School in Sydney. I am passionate about teaching and pedagogy. I have taught for over 20 years in several countries across the world. Born in England, I moved to France, Spain, Korea and Australia,, where i taught for 10 years in an Islamic school before training as a Montessori teacher where i have worked for the past 6 years. Over my years as a teacher i have hundreds of teacher training workshops in school across the globe including the U.K. France Australia, India and Nepal. I am an advocate for innovative education practices and believe strongly in development of essential skills in our students from an early age.
Annie AgnewAdviser
Annie AgnewAdviser
I completed my initial teacher education in Hawaii and California, upgrading to a BEd in 1990 at ACU (Canberra) after returning to Australia. For a number of years, I taught in primary education in Canberra, followed by some years teaching middle school Sydney. In the years that followed, I was responsible for the development of technologies in learning, pedagogical practice and leadership at leading schools in Sydney and Canberra, K-12. in 2006, I took an opportunity to work for Apple, managing the Apple Distinguished educator program across Australia and New Zealand for several years. Between leaving Apple and 2016, I held positions of leadership such as assistant Principal, Relieving Principal and Head of Diverse Learning, Literacy and Numeracy in several Sydney schools, across the Catholic and NSW Department of education sectors. I finished my Master of education (Research) in 2017, and have since then been a phD candidate at UTS, researching the way in which mobile technologies are being experienced by pre-adolescents. I have taught in the teacher education program at UTS part time for several years and as a sessional lecturer since 2017, teaching in the BABEd, Master of teaching and Master of education (Learning and Leadership) courses at that time. My research interests focus primarily on the consideration and implementation of technology in the learning environment, promoting learning and pedagogical change supported by emerging and available technologies. I've also had the privilege to present my ideas and work at events such as the mobile Technologies in teacher Education (MiTE), ISTE, EduTECH and BETT conferences both here in Australia and internationally. I've been fortunate over the years to work with some of the leading scholars in the fields of mobile technologies and teacher education, undertaking research in school and other sectors of education in recent years.
Gordon ChenCoach
Gordon ChenCoach
Gordon is currently studying a Bachelor of Computer Science majoring in Artificial Intelligence at University of New South Wales. After graduation, he aims to be a software developer. Started programming in Python 4 years ago, Gordon understands the importance of STEM education to the future generation and wants to use the opportunity to show the beauty of working with technology and coding, a passion that remains strong ever since. What intrigued him to PIEX is its main aim to encourage children to not only work with technology but also understand global issues and work together to solve them through series of engaging STEM activities. Through his school and tutoring experience, he strongly believes that everyone should have technology skills to prepare for the future of technology.
Toby LoveridgeCoach
Toby LoveridgeCoach
Toby is currently studying Software Engineering at Macquarie University and his goal is to make lives better through technology. He believes that with the right drive and clear direction, anything is possible using computers, electronics and engineering. With PIEX, Toby has the opportunity to teach the leaders of tomorrow about how to apply these devices not only in the field of technology, but also areas such as agriculture, education, environment and more to make positive impacts on them. Being a part of PIEX, he can help educate people about computer technology as well as guide children and support them in reaching their potential as the future of our society.
Kenny TranCoach
Kenny TranCoach
Kenny is a student studying Bachelor in Electrical Engineering and Arts at the University of New South Wales. Since beginning his studies, Kenny embraces a passion in working with technologies and developing his problem-solving skills and creative thinking through coding. On top of his studies, he also aids fellow peers and students through mentoring programs. Kenny strives to bring his caring attitude to provide a quality educational experience to PIEX. Kenny's resolve as a coach is combining his strengths in the STEAM field with his passion in training and educating the future generation with the same valuable skills he has achieved. In the future, Kenny aims to develop the technologies of the future that will create an impact on the world and societies.
Jonah Lee SkinnerCoach
Jonah Lee SkinnerCoach
Jonah is studying Software Engineering at Macquarie University. Jonah’s career aspiration is to become a full-stack developer and then a development manager. He always has a passion for creating web applications for hackathons and he loves playing basketball on the side to keep the body and mind fit. Jonah chooses to become a member of PIEX to break into the programming job scene that teaches kids programming principles, problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork and communication skills, all of which are critical in today’s society and should be learnt at a young age to change how the next generation spawn new ideas as well as implement them, especially in real-life scenarios. Working with PIEX, Jonah believes he is making his small yet meaningful contribution for the society by helping to forge the next generation of innovative thinkers and doers.
Jessica NguyenCoach
Jessica NguyenCoach
Jessica is currently studying Bachelor of Arts with a degree in Bachelor of Primary Education at Macquarie University. Studying and working in the field of education has always been a desire of hers since she was young as she took on the role as a representative at Student Representative Committee to being a teaching assistant throughout her school years. This has given her the opportunity to represent and advocate for her class as well as interact with youth through faith which ultimately has led her to her passion to teach children as a career. Jessica aspires to be an individual who can provide and give access to education to all children despite circumstance, gender, economic and social status in Australia and with hopes that one day she can reach out to children in other countries.
Jessica TseringCoach
Jessica TseringCoach
Jessica is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor Science majoring in Biomolecular Science and Chemistry at Macquarie University. Understanding that education specifically within STEM subjects is the key to Australia’s future prosperity and growth, Jessica is excited by the opportunity to encourage critical thinking, creativity and success in our next generation of innovators and problem-solvers. What drew her to PIEX education was their like-minded passion to go beyond what is rigidly taught in classrooms and fuel a child’s inherent curiosity through fun and engaging activities that not only build a solid interdisciplinary foundation in STEM but also develop social awareness in STEM’s ability to improve living standards. Jessica’s future pursuits are aimed at making a positive impact within the sectors of climate science and agriculture as well as using her legal knowledge to advocate for greater investment in scientific research and increased representation of females within STEM-related fields.
Ivan LuoCoach
Ivan LuoCoach
Ivan is currently Studying a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biochemistry with Bachelor of Secondary Education at Macquarie University. With a firm passion in education and science , he believe that everyone -regardless of their circumstances should be able to experience opportunities in education just as everyone else. After graduation, he aims to be a high school science teacher.

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