ed-baker

Mr. Ed Baker

Key Stage 1 Coordinator

  • B.Sc. Sociology, University of Southampton, UK
  • Postgraduate Cert. Education in Primary Education, City of Birmingham University, UK
  • 7 years of teaching experience in the UK (3 years), Qatar (2 years) and HIS (2 years including being Head of Year 6 and Primary Homeroom Teacher)
Year 1
colette-irvine

Ms. Colette Irvine

Head of Year 1, Year 1 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.
Laura McNamee

Ms. Laura McNamee

Year 1 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.A. Drama and Theatre Studies, Aberystwyth University, UK
  • Postgraduate Cert. Education, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  • Over a year of varied experience teaching mixed ability students in several primary schools and family centres in UK.
dora-lowe

Ms. Dora Lowe

Year 1 Homeroom Teacher

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

Ms. Dearbhail Tobin-Stewart

Year 1 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.A. Early Childhood Studies, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • M.A. Child, Family and Community Studies, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • Currently studying for the CACHE Level 3 Award in supporting teaching and learning
  • 8 years of teaching experience
Year 2
zoe-zarrabi

Ms. Zoe Zarrabi
Head of Year 2, Year 2 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
  • 11 years of teaching experience
ed-baker

Mr. Ed Baker

Year 2 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.Sc. Sociology, University of Southampton, UK
  • Postgraduate Cert. Education in Primary Education, City of Birmingham University, UK
  • 7 years of teaching experience in UK (3 years), Qatar (2 years) and HIS (2 years including being Head of Year 6 and Primary Homeroom Teacher)
uviovo-augustina

Ms. Uviovo Augustina

Year 2 Homeroom Teacher

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

Ms Esther Yap

Year 2 Homeroom Teacher

  • Bach. in Early Childhood Studies, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Dip. in Dance Therapy, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Qualified Teacher Status, National College for Teaching & Leadership, UK
  • Over 10 years of teaching experience in South Africa, Australia and now in Malaysia
Year 3
richard-jermyn

Mr Richard Jermyn

Head of Year 3, Year 3 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.Sc. (Hons) Property Management & Valuation, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland
  • Postgraduate Cert. Education (International), University of Nottingham, UK
  • 4 years of teaching experience
Ria Bailey

Ms. Ria Bailey

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
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
clare-mccrann

Ms. Clare McCrann

Year 3 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.A. Architecture, Manchester University, UK
  • Postgraduate Cert. Education (specialising in Maths Education), University College London Institute of Education, UK
  • 5 years of teaching experience
keilah-lees

Ms. Keilah Lees

Key Stage 2 Coordinator

  • B.A. (Hons) Primary Education 5 – 11, University of West of England, UK
  • 6 years of teaching experience in the UK (3 years), South Africa and HIS (2 years including being Head of Year 5 and Primary Homeroom Teacher); also a sports coordinator in the UK
Year 4
sarah-benedict

Ms. Sarah Benedict

Head of Year 4, Year 4 Homeroom Teacher

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

Ms. Pavitrra Sugumaran

Year 4 Homeroom Teacher

  • B. Ed. (Hons), SEGI University in collaboration with University of St Mark’s and St John’s.
  • Previously an intern at HIS and taught at a learning centre.
catherine-hannah-jolly

Ms. Catherine Hannah Jolly

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.
harkrishan-kaur-rikhraj

Ms. Harkrishnan Kaur Rikhraj

Year 4 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.Mass Com (Journalism), Murdoch University, Australia
  • M.A. Primary Teaching, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 3 years of teaching experience – taught English, Maths, Science and ESL in international schools.
lim-yung-jie

Mr. Lim Yung Jie

Year 4 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
Year 5
sarah-hutchins

Ms. Sarah Hutchins

Head of Year 5, Year 5 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
jamie-roy-speakman

Mr Jamie Speakman

Year 5 Homeroom Teacher

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

Ms. Mellissa Nonis

Year 5 Co-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
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
  • 3 years of teaching experience
keilah-lees

Ms. Keilah Lees

Year 5 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.A. (Hons) Primary Education 5 – 11, University of West of England, UK
  • 6 years of teaching experience in the UK (3 years), South Africa and HIS (2 years including being Head of Year 5 and Primary Homeroom Teacher); also a sports coordinator in the UK
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
  • Intern at an international school, and previously TA at HIS
Year 6
jade-archer

Ms. Jade Archer

Head of Year 6, Year 6 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.Sc. Psychology and English, Aston University, Birmingham, UK
  • Postgraduate Cert. Education, Goldsmiths College, London
  • 7 years of experience teaching internationally, including the full range of UK National Curriculum subjects for Primary.
sylvia-low

Ms. Sylvia Low

Year 6 Homeroom Teacher

  • B. Ed. In Primary, Melbourne University, Australia
  • 5 years of teaching experience in international schools in Kuala Lumpur
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
Mr. Jamie Jankowski

Mr. Jamie Jankowski

Year 6 Homeroom Teacher

  • BA in Environment and Transport Planning, University of Leeds, UK
  • PGCE (Primary), London South Bank University
  • Over 4 years of teaching experience as a primary teacher
jasmeen-kaur-basi

Ms. Jasmeen Basi

Year 6 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.A. Fashion and Textile, University of Portsmouth, UK
  • Postgraduate Cert. Education, University of Southampton, UK
  • Over 3 years of teaching experience in the UK and Malaysia
Specialist Teachers-Languages, Maths, Music, Drama, Art
lim-see-wen

Ms. Lim See Wen

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

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
Ms.Puvaneswari Radakrishnan

Ms.Puvaneswari Radakrishnan

Bahasa Malaysia Teacher

  • CIDTT (Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers)
  • Over 11 years of teaching experience in international schools
vanitha-jayabalan

Ms. Vanitha Jayabalan

Bahasa Malaysia Teacher

  • B.A. Malay Language and Linguistics, Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Certificate in Introduction to Cambridge Primary, University of Cambridge
  • 6 years of teaching experience
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
miren-nekane

Ms. Miren Nekane Oteiza Ugarte

Spanish Teacher (Primary, KS2)

  • 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
  • 4 years of teaching experience internationally
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
Ms.Veronique Paczka

Ms.Veronique Paczka

French Teacher

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

Ms.Anuratha Alagappan

Singapore Maths Coach

  • B.A. (Hons) Technology Management, KUITTO (now known as Universiti Tun Hussein Onn), Malaysia
  • MBA major in Human Resource Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Over 6 years of teaching experience in local and international schools
Mr. Raja Mohd Zikirallah

Mr. Raja Mohd Zikirallah

Technology / Art Support

  • Bach. in Design (Ceramics), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Perak
  • Previously lectured for 8 years in a Foundation in Design programme with a local university
  • 6 years of experience in the media industry
jasmeen-kaur-basi

Ms.Jasmeen Basi
Singapore Maths Coach

  • B.A. Fashion and Textile, University of Portsmouth, UK
  • Postgraduate Cert. Education, University of Southampton, UK
  • 3 years of teaching experience in the UK and Malaysia
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.
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
  • 12 years of teaching experience in Singapore
shukri-hashim

Mr. Shukri Hashim
Physical Education and Sports Teacher

  • Bachelor in Sports and Exercise Science, Universiti Teknologi MARA
  • 2 years of teaching experience; 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
  • 3 years of teaching experience
Ms.Rathimalar Govindarajoo

Ms. Rathimalar Govindarajoo
Dance Teacher

  • Dip. in Mass Com (PR), Olympia College, Malaysia
  • Over 25 years of experience in classical and contemporary modern dance forms, performing in Britain and Europe
  • Over 2 years of teaching experience in an international school
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
jasmeen-kaur-basi

Ms. Jasmeen Kaur Basi

Enrichment Coordinator

  • B.A. Fashion and Textile, University of Portsmouth, UK
  • Postgraduate Cert. Education, University of Southampton, UK
  • 3 years of teaching experience in UK and Malaysia
carly-nair

Ms. Carly Nair

SEN Coordinator

  • Diploma, Learning Disorders Management & Child Psychology, Malaysia
  • Higher National Diploma Social Science, University of Highlands and Islands, UK
  • Currently pursuing a M.A. in education for special needs
rosemary-shamini-joseph

Ms.Rosemary Shamani Joseph

Preschool and KS1 SEN Coordinator

  • 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

KS2 SEN Coordinator

  • B. Psychology (Hons), HELP University, Malaysia
  • Trained Orton-Gillingham Practitioner
  • 9 years of experience in teaching, curriculum development and SEN
Edtech Department
jamie-roy-speakman

Mr.Jamie Speakman

Learning Technologies Coaches

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