Campus Principal’s Message

Campus Principal

Martin Shelley

Martin joined Tenby International School Setia EcoHill in September 2019 as the Head of Secondary and brings more than 18 years of teaching experience to his new position as Campus Principal. Throughout his career, he has taken on a varied range of leadership, management and developmental roles while demonstrating the ability to effectively coach and mentor staff, resulting in consistently improved student outcomes.

Martin holds a BA in English and Philosophy as well as 3 other Postgraduate awards, he is currently pursuing an MA in Educational Leadership and Management.


Welcome to Tenby International School Setia EcoHill! 

I wish you a very warm welcome and thank you for taking time to explore what our school has to offer your child.

Tenby International School Setia EcoHill is not just a place to excel in academic studies. It is where your children will develop the wider skills and character necessary to succeed in the modern world as global citizens. It is a school where your children can feel free to discover themselves and be challenged to be the best that they can be. We strive to create an affirming environment where students experience genuine warmth from teachers who believe in them and support them to become conscientious, responsible, and capable persons with the life skills to pursue their passions.

As a school, we pride ourselves on taking a holistic approach to education; one which encompasses academic rigour, pastoral care, genuine relationships, highly competent and dedicated teachers, and a challenging yet encouraging environment, with technology seamlessly binding it all together. A child-centred approach balances strong academic and pastoral expectations, which encourages students of all ages to develop a reflective, independent approach to life and learning. 

Therefore, our dedicated staff and faculty actively seek opportunities to push our students to grow beyond their current level of capabilities. Your child will be encouraged to explore all levels of learning through our broad curriculum and wide range of co-curricular activities. There will be many opportunities for students to learn a wide range of knowledge, practical skills, and leadership opportunities, thus acquiring personal qualities that serve them well as adults.

This approach has resulted in consistently excellent results here at Tenby International School Setia EcoHill. We are tremendously proud of our students’ brilliant academic performance. In Cambridge IGCSE examinations in 2019-20 an outstanding 95% of our students achieved A* – C, and 62% of all results were A or A*

With decades of heritage in educational excellence behind us, as well as the introduction of an international evidence-based approach provided by the International Schools Partnership (ISP), we can draw on a broad and deep pool of resources in equipping your child with the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to thrive in our ever-changing globalised world.

Tenby International School Setia EcoHill is a diverse community, bringing together people from various nationalities and cultures. Being in this environment, and making the most of it, is how global citizens are built. These are people who are respectful of others, comfortable with diversity and able to communicate at multiple levels and in multiple ways. 


At the centre of our approach to education is what we call Amazing Learning. This is when our students realise that they are getting better to a level beyond that which they thought was possible. It leads to real brain change and, when they amaze themselves with their progress enough times, they understand that they have the ability and character to be successful in anything they put their mind to.

We especially want to inspire children to learn to levels that amaze them. Those moments where students can say “I didn’t realise I could do that until now!” are what we call Amazing Learning moments. When we help them realise that there is always another level to be reached, students will strive to reach that level again and again.  

To deliver Amazing Learning, we take great pride in the way our lessons are taught. Course material alone is not enough. Continuous support to update teachers with the latest ideas, pedagogies and methodologies allows them to facilitate academic, social, and emotional growth in new and exciting ways. They go above and beyond to ensure that course material is having a real impact on students, while our students in turn are encouraged to be critical and reflective learners and to be actively involved in their own development.

We are committed to facilitating students in this journey to becoming the best versions of themselves. This will enable our students to develop excellence of character so that they can realise their true potential!

If you are considering us as your school of choice, I warmly encourage you to visit our motivated, happy, and focused learning community to see what we have to offer your child. Meanwhile, take a few minutes to explore our website and learn more about our school. If you have any enquiries or wish to arrange a tour, please find our contact details on our contact page.

My best regards to you.

Martin Shelley

Campus Principal

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