barbara-anne-mulhearn

Ms. Barbara-Anne Mulhearn

Preschool & Milepost 1 Coordinator

  • International Diploma in Early Childhood Education, London Montessori Centre, UK
  • Certificate in Classroom Management, Meerilinga Training College, Australia
  • Certificate from Musikgarten, a Music and Movement programme from USA
  • Trained in the Letterland Phonics Programme
  • Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning (CICTL)
  • 20 years of teaching and leadership experience
Year 1
abby-lee

Ms. Abby Lee

Head of Year 1, Year 1 Homeroom Teacher

  • BECE(Hons) Early Childhood Education, HELP University, Malaysia
  • 8 years of teaching experience in private and international schools in Malaysia, including 4 years at HIS
Sarah Edeson 2

Ms. Sarah Edeson

Year 1 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.A. in European Business Studies with French from the University of Liverpool, UK
  • PGCE with QTS from the University of Manchester, UK
  • Over 11 years of teaching experience in the UK, Hong Kong, Spain and Colombia
Kam Sze Wei

Ms. Kam Sze Wei

Year 1 Homeroom Teacher

  • Diploma in Montessori Method of Education
  • Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching & Learning (CICTL)
  • Over 19 years of teaching experience;  member of the HIS and HELP Group teaching staff for the last 5 years, having previously been a senior teacher, director of studies, assistant directress and preschool principal at various learning institutions in Malaysia.
Regina

Ms. Regina Arum

Year 1 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.A. (double major) Linguistics and English Language and Psychology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • 6 years of working experience in New Zealand and Malaysia. Prior to HIS, she was working in an international school in East Malaysia.
Year 2
colette-irvine

Ms. Colette Irvine
Head of Year 2, Year 2 Homeroom Teacher

  • B. Ed (Hons) Primary Education, University of Dundee, Scotland
  • 10 years of primary school teaching, primary school leadership roles and in special projects involving phonics awareness and school development.
dora-lowe

Ms. Dora Lowe

Year 2 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.C. Accountancy, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Teaching in Early Childhood, NZ College of Early Childhood Education
  • Over 10 years of teaching experience in New Zealand and Malaysia
uviovo-augustina

Ms. Uviovo Augustina

Year 2 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.Early Childhood Education (Hons), HELP University, Malaysia
  • Certificate on Phonics
  • Dip. in Educational Management
  • 8 years of teaching experience in international schools
Esther Yap

Ms. Esther Yap

Year 2 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.Early Childhood Studies, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Dip. in Dance Therapy, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Over 10 years of teaching experience in South Africa, Australia and now in Malaysia
zoe-zarrabi

Ms. Zoe Zarrabi

Milepost 2 & 3 Coordinator

  • B.Ed. Education for 0–8 years old, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • B.A. Early Years, London Metropolitan University, UK
  • Postgraduate Cert. in Education – leadership and management with Derby University
  • 12 years of teaching experience
Year 3
Ria Bailey 2

Ms. Ria Bailey

Head of Year 3, Year 3 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.A. in Arabic, Spanish and Psychology, University of Durham, UK
  • PGCE, specialising in Modern Language, University of Manchester, UK
  • Teaching experience in Spain and England
Pavitrra Sugamaran

Ms. Pavitrra Sugamaran

Year 3 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.Ed. (Hons), SEGI University in collaboration with University of St Mark’s and St John’s.
  • Joined HIS since 2015, has homeroom teaching experience. Prior to HIS, taught at a learning centre
thomas-rothwell

Mr. Thomas Rothwell

Year 3 Homeroom Teacher

  • B. Comm. Accounting, University of South Africa, South Africa
  • TESOL Cert IV, Intercultural Training Associates, Australia
  • Postgraduate Cert. Education (International), University of Nottingham, UK
  • 14 years of teaching experience in various industries
Mellissa Nonis

Ms. Mellissa Nonis

Year 3 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.A. Psychology, HELP University, Malaysia
  • Currently pursuing postgraduate programme in education
  • Over 6 years of primary school teaching experience in private and international schools
Year 4
catherine-hannah-jolly

Ms. Catherine Hannah Jolly

Head of Year 4, Year 4 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.A. in Primary Education, Nottingham University, UK
  • M.A. Social Work, Nottingham University, UK
  • TEFL qualification
  • 9 years of experience in supporting children as a teacher and social worker in the UK. Worked on special projects in Phnom Penh and Hong Kong.
zoe-zarrabi

Ms. Zoe Zarrabi 

Year 4 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.Ed. Education for 0–8 years old, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • B.A. Early Years, London Metropolitan University, UK
  • Postgraduate Cert. in Education – leadership and management with Derby University
  • 12 years of teaching experience
Abegail Rebecca De Costa

Ms. Abegail Rebecca De Costa

Year 4 Homeroom Teacher

  • BSc Biomedical Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Australia
  • GDip in Early Childhood Studies, Edith Cowan University, Australia
  • Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning (CICTL)
  • 5 years of teaching experience
harkrishan-kaur-rikhraj

Ms. Harkrishan Kaur Rikhraj

Year 4 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.Mass Com (Journalism), Murdoch University, Australia
  • M.A. Primary Teaching, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 5 years of teaching experience – taught English, Maths, Science and ESL in international schools.
Year 5
Peta Medcalf

Ms. Peta Medcalf

Head of Year 5, Year 5 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.A. Music Performance, Australian Institute of Music, Australia
  • Graduate Dip. In Education, University of New England, U.S.A
  • 7 years of teaching experience
sarah-benedict

Ms. Sarah Benedict

Year 5 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.A. Mass Communications, Murdoch University, Australia
  • Postgraduate Dip. Education, Wawasan Open University, Malaysia
  • Integrative Journalism, Malaysia Institute of Integrative Media
  • 10 years of teaching experience in private and international schools
Luke Edeson 2

Mr. Luke Edeson

Year 5 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.A. Town Planning, University of Manchester, UK
  • PGCE (Primary), University of Greenwich, UK
  • 10 years of teaching experience; was a homeroom teacher and ICT coordinator at a school in Leeds, UK before joining HIS.
samante-wickmamaratna

Ms. Samante Wickramaratna

Year 5 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.A. Psychology, Bemidji State University, Minnesota, US
  • Postgraduate Cert. Education (International), University of Nottingham, UK
  • Over 5 years of teaching experience
Phriyashini Sugumarran

Ms. Phryashini Sugumaran 

Year 5 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.Ed. (Hons) TESL, SEGI University
  • Dip. in English, Sultan Idris Education University
  • Dean’s list awards
  • Joined HIS since 2016, has homeroom teaching experience. Prior to HIS, taught at an international boarding school
Year 6
sarah-hutchins

Ms. Sarah Hutchins

Head of Year 6, Year 6 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.Sc. Psychology from the University of Nottingham, UK
  • Qualified Teacher Status, Westminster Council, London
  • E-Qualitas Graduate Teacher Training Programme
  • 10 years of teaching experience, including as Head of Geography and Science teacher
lim-yung-jie

Mr. Lim Yung Jie

Year 6 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.Sc. Engineering, RMIT University, Australia
  • B.Sc. Computing, University of Portsmouth, UK
  • M.A. Teaching (specialising in Add Maths), University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 9 years of teaching experience
ian-wong

Mr. Ian Michael Wong

Year 6 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.A. (Hons) Business Administration,
  • University of East London, UK in Business Administration, Tunku Abdul Rahman College, Malaysia
  • Cambridge Certificate in Teaching and Learning
  • Currently pursuing postgraduate programme in education
  • 12 years of teaching experience in various organisations
Jamie Jankowski

Mr. Jamie Jankowski

Year 6 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.A in Environment and Transport Planning, University of Leeds, UK
  • PGCE (Primary), London South Bank University
  • Over 5 years of teaching experience as a primary teacher
Anuratha-Alagappanan

Ms. Anuratha Alagappan

Year 6 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.Sc. Management Technology, Kolej Universiti Teknologi Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia
  • MBA, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Currently pursuing M.Ed. Teaching and Learning, HELP University, Malaysia
  • 12 years of teaching experience, 10 of which have been in a private school and an international school. Singapore Math coach and a KS2 CCA coordinator in recent years in HIS.
Meena Veerasamy

Ms. Meena Veerasamy

Year 6 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.A. (Hons) in Liberal Studies, Wawasan Open University
  • Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning (CICTL)
  • Completed Singapore Mathematics teaching training with former Head of Mathematics Department from Singapore Ministry of Education
  • Joined HIS since 2014, familiar with Year 6 curriculum, having co-taught and taught Year 6 classes for four years. Was involved in the planning and delivery of Year 6 syllabus and preparation of students for Year 6 Checkpoint. Also has Year 6 homeroom teaching experience
  • Prior to HIS, taught at a homeschool centre
  • Had served as HIS Head of House and CCA Coordinator for Primary
Specialist Teachers-Languages, Maths, Music, Drama, Art
lim-see-wen

Ms. Lim See Wen

Second in Mandarin Department, Mandarin Teacher

  • B.Sc. in Business Studies, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester
  • Cambridge International Dip. for Teachers and Trainers
  • Currently pursuing postgraduate programme in education
  • 3 years of teaching experience in an international school
vicky-heng

Ms. Vicky Heng

Mandarin Teacher

  • B.A. Early Childhood Education, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
  • Currently pursuing postgraduate programme in education
  • 5 years of teaching experience
chia-yin-mooi

Ms. Chia Yin Mooi

Mandarin Teacher

  • B.A., National Cheng Chi University, Taiwan R.O.C.
  • 14 years of teaching experience in schools in Malaysia.
phoebe-goh

Ms. Phoebe Goh

Mandarin Teacher

  • B.A. Early Childhood Education, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
  • 3 years of teaching experience in Kuala Lumpur
Phyllis Wong 2

Ms. Phyllis Wong

Mandarin Teacher

  • B.A. in Mandarin and Business Administration, Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • 12 years of teaching experience; has worked as a teacher trainer in Singapore and was Deputy Principal at a Montessori school.
Ms. Yee Mei Na

Ms. Yee Mei Na

Mandarin Teacher

  • B. Mass Comm, KDU University College, Malaysia
  • Previously in Marketing and Media industries
  • Over 4 years of teaching and training experience
Chong Ling Li

Ms. Chong Ling Li

Mandarin Teacher

  • B.Soc. Sc. (Hons) Psychology, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Malaysia
  • M.Sc. Development Psychology, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia
  • Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning (CICTL)
  • 10 years of teaching experience with the last 2 years with HIS Primary.
Yamuna Sri Letchemanan

Ms. Yamuna Sri Letchemanan

EAL Teacher

  • B.A. in TESL, Management and Science University, Malaysia
  • Currently pursuing her Masters in TESL, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Over 2 years of teaching experience
Nurulhuda Binti Edy Muslim

Ms. Nurulhuda Binti Edy Muslim

Bahasa Malaysia Teacher

  •  B.Sc. in Environmental Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Cambridge International Certificate in Training and Learning (CICTL)
  • Currently pursuing the Cambridge International Diploma in Training and Learning (CIDTL)
  • 10 years teaching experience. Prior to teaching, was a Research Assistant at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Indumathy Renganathan

Ms. Indumathy Renganathan

Bahasa Malaysia Teacher

  • BA (Hons) Human Resources Management Multimedia University, Malaysia
  • Foundation in Life Science, Multimedia University, Malaysia
  • Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning (CICTL)
  • 7 years of working experience with the last 2 years at HIS Primary, assisting Milepost 1 students.
megala-mahalingam

Ms. Megala Mahalingam

Bahasa Malaysia Teacher

  • B.A. Bahasa & Linguistic Melayu, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Master of Corporate Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • 6 years of teaching experience
wan-huda-azuemi

Ms. Wan Nur Huda

Bahasa Malaysia Teacher

  • B.A. Education to TESL, Management and Science University, Malaysia
  • Currently pursuing postgraduate programme in education
  • 5 years of teaching experience
Veronique 2

Ms. Veronique Paczka

International Language & Culture Teacher

  • Bachelor’s degree, Intercontinental Univeristy, Mexico City
  • Teachers’ Dipolma, Angloamericano De Coyoacan, Mexico City
  • Worked internationally in Mexico, Albania and the Solomon Islands
miren-nekane

Ms. Miren Nekane Oteiza Ugarte

International Language & Culture Teacher

  • B.A. Humanities and Communications, University of Deusto, Spain
  • International Programme, the Ibero-American University, Mexico
  • Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (FPELE), International House, Mexico
  • Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning (CICTL)
  • 4 years of teaching experience internationally
Yong-Wai-Kuan

Ms. Yong Wai Kuan

Music Teacher

  • B.A. (Hons) in Professional Music, International College of Music, Malaysia
  • Currently pursuing postgraduate programme in education
  • 10 years of experience in the music industry, including working as a private music teacher, multimedia studio manager, music company event director; familiar with music technology.
caroline-kok

Ms. Caroline Kok Marshall

Drama Teacher

  • B.A. Performance, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • Grad Cert. Tertiary Teaching and Learning, RMIT, Australia
  • IB Dip. Theatre Arts Certification
  • IB MYP Performing Arts Certification
  • IB PYP Performing Arts Certification
  • IGCSE Certified Coursework Moderator (Drama)
  • IGCSE Certified English, ESL Teacher
  • Member of International Schools Theatre Association, UK
  • 20 years of teaching experience
lim-yung-jie

Mr. Lim Yung Jie

Singapore Maths Coach

  • B.Sc. Engineering, RMIT University, Australia
  • B.Sc. Computing, University of Portsmouth, UK
  • B.A. Teaching (specialising in Add Maths), University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 9 years of teaching experience
Anuratha-Alagappanan

Ms. Anuratha Alagappan

Singapore Maths Coach

  • B.Sc. Management Technology, Kolej Universiti Teknologi Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia
  • MBA, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Currently pursuing M.Ed. Teaching and Learning, HELP University, Malaysia
  • 12 years of teaching experience, 10 of which have been in a private school and an international school. Singapore Math coach and a KS2 CCA coordinator in recent years in HIS
harkrishan-kaur-rikhraj

Ms. Harkrishan Kaur Rikhraj

Singapore Maths Coach

  • B.Mass Com (Journalism), Murdoch University, Australia
  • B.A. Primary Teaching, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 5 years of teaching experience – taught English, Maths, Science and ESL in international schools
Physical Education
bertrand-molinie

Mr. Bertrand Molinie
Head of Primary Physical Education and Sports

  • B.Sc. in Sports Coaching, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, UK
  • Postgraduate Cert. Education, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, UK
  • Coaching qualifications in badminton, rugby, scuba diving, hockey, football and gymnastics
  • 14 years of teaching experience internationally
mark-dowson

Mr. Mark Dawson
Student Events and Sports Team Coordinator

  • B.Sc. in Psychology with Sport Science, University of Hull, UK
  • M.Sc. in Psychology with Sport Science, Loughborough University, UK
  • NCFE Level 3 Award in Diet and Nutrition
  • 7 years of teaching experience; holds awards for football and futsal coaching
burhan-ghazali

Mr. Burhan Ghazali
Physical Education and Sports Teacher

  • Diploma in Physical Education, National Institute of Education, Singapore
  • 15 years of teaching experience in Singapore and Malaysia
shukri-hashim

Mr. Shukri Hashim
Physical Education and Sports Teacher

  • Bachelor in Sports and Exercise Science, Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching, Open University
  • 5 years of teaching experience at HIS; over 6 years of experience as a swimming instructor and lifeguard
jillian-kaur

Ms. Jillian Kaur
Physical Education and Sports Teacher

  • Bachelors (Hons) in Mass Communication & Journalism, Inti International University, Malaysia
  • Postgraduate Cert. Education (International), University of Nottingham, UK
  • 5 years of teaching experience
Student Support
stephanie-cheah

Ms. Stephanie Cheah

School Counsellor

  • B.A. Psychology, University of Queensland, Australia
  • M. Counseling, HELP University, Malaysia
  • 9 years of experience with various organisations involving teens
fatima-anne-sebastian

Ms. Fatima Anne Sebastian

School Counsellor

  • B.Ed (TEFL) Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • M.Counselling, HELP University, Malaysia
  • 7 years of experience in local schools and a tertiary institution
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Ms. Yap Hui Ling

School Counsellor

  • B.A. in Psychology, California State University, US
  • M.Counselling, HELP University, Malaysia
  • 5 years of teaching experience, also worked as a freelance Applied Behaviour Analysis therapist and a student counsellor
thomas-rothwell

Mr. Thomas Rothweil

Enrichment Coordinator (Primary)

  • B.Comm. Accounting, University of South Africa, South Africa
  • TESOL Cert IV, Intercultural Training Associates, Australia
  • Postgraduate Cert. Education (International), University of Nottingham, UK
  • 14 years of teaching experience in various industries
rosemary-shamini-joseph

Ms.Rosemary Shamani Joseph

SEN

  • B.A. in Business Administration, Atlantic University, USA
  • Dip in Learning Disorders Management and Child Psychology, College of Allied Educators, Malaysia
  • Currently pursuing postgraduate programme in education
  • 3 years experience, including 1 year at Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation
nameeta-annad-raj

Ms. Nameeta Annand Raj

SEN

  • B. Psychology (Hons), HELP University, Malaysia
  • Trained Orton-Gillingham Practitioner
  • 9 years of experience in teaching, curriculum development and SEN
Catriona Albela_

Ms. Catriona Albela 

SEN

  • B.Sc. Psychology, Bemidji State University, USA
  • M.Sc. Psychology of Child and Adolescent Development, York St John University, UK
  • Over 8 years experience in various educational institutions.
Edtech Department
jamie-roy-speakman

Mr. Jamie Speakman

Learning Technologies Coach

  • B.A (Hons.) Media, Communication and Culture, Lincoln University
  • Postgraduate Cert. Education (International), Nottingham University, UK
  • 6 years of teaching experience internationally
vicky-heng

Ms. Vicky Heng

Learning Technologies Coach

  • B.A. Early Childhood Education, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
  • Currently pursuing postgraduate programme in education
  • 5 years of teaching experience