Richard Landowski

Mr. Richard Landowski

Primary IPC Coordinator

  • PGCE and BA in Humanities from Trinity College, University of Wales
  • Taught for 25 years in the UK, the USA, the UAE, Spain and Russia
  • Has extensive experience teaching the IPC, the IMYC and the English National Curriculum, specialising in the teaching of IPC/IMYC in subjects like English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, PE, Music and Art from Year 2 to Year 7
sarah-hutchins

Ms. Sarah Hutchins

Primary English Coordinator

  • 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
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
Regina Arum

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.
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.
Year 2
Ria Bailey 2

Ms. Ria Bailey
Head of Year 2, Year 2 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.A. in Arabic, Spanish and Psychology, University of Durham, UK
  • PGCE, specialising in Modern Language, University of Manchester, UK
  • Over 5 years of teaching experience in Spain, England and Malaysia
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
Barbara_

Ms. Barbara-Anne Mulhearn

Year 2 Homeroom Teacher

  • 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
Sarah Edeson

Ms. Sarah Edeson

Year 2 Homeroom Teacher

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

Ms. Uviovo Augustina

Year 2 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.Early Childhood Education (Hons), HELP University, Malaysia
  • Certificate on Phonics
  • Diploma in Educational Management
  • 8 years of teaching experience in international schools
Year 3
Sid Arouch 2

Mr. Sid Arouche

Head of Year 3, Year 3 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.A. (Hons) in Business Management from Bolton University
  • PGCE in Primary Education from The University of Sunderland
  • Total of about 7 years of teaching experience while living in several countries including Algeria, Germany, the UK and the UAE
  • Proficient in Arabic, French and German
sarah-hutchins

Ms. Sarah Hutchins

Year 3 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
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
Deepa Munisamy

Ms. Deepashrii Munisamy

Year 3 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.Sc. in Business Information Systems from the University of East London, UK
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
  • Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching & Learning (CICTL) with distinction
  • 11 years working experience, 5 years of which were at HIS teaching in the primary school
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., Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • B.A. Early Years, London Metropolitan University, UK
  • PGCE – leadership and management with Derby University
  • 12 years of teaching experience
Abegail Rebecca De Costa

Ms. Abegail Rebecca De Costa

Year 4 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.Sc. Biomedical Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Australia
  • Grad.Dip. in Early Childhood Studies, Edith Cowan University, Australia
  • Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning (CICTL)
  • 5 years of teaching experience
Samante Wickramaratna

Ms. Samante Wickramaratna

Year 4 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.A. Psychology, Bemidji State University, Minnesota, US
  • PGCE (International), University of Nottingham, UK
  • Over 5 years of teaching experience
Year 5
Peta Medcalf

Ms. Peta Medcalf

Head of Year 5, Year 5 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.A. Music Performance, Australian Institute of Music, Australia
  • Grad. Dip. In Education, University of New England, U.S.A
  • 7 years of teaching experience
Felicia Chong

Ms. Felicia Cheong Yin Leng

Year 5 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.A. (Media and Communications/English Studies), University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Master of Teaching (Primary), University of Melbourne, Australia
  • M.Ed. (TESL) with first class honours and scholar’s award from University Malaysia Sabah
  • Total of about 9 years of teaching experience as an English lecturer as well as a class teacher for Year 5 to Year 7 at various international schools in Malaysia.
Luke Edeson

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.
Ms.Pavitrra Sugumaran

Ms. Pavitrra Sugamaran

Year 5 Homeroom Teacher

  • Currently pursuing Masters in Education, University of Malaya
  • 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, also a key member of the Primary Reading Programme Committee
  • Prior to HIS, taught at a learning centre for several years
  • An accomplished Indian classical dancer who performs at international events
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-benedict

Ms. Sarah Benedict

Head of Year 6, Year 6 Homeroom Teacher

  • B.A. Mass Communications, Murdoch University, Australia
  • PGDE, Wawasan Open University, Malaysia
  • Integrative Journalism, Malaysia Institute of Integrative Media
  • Cambridge International Award in Teaching & Learning (CIATL) with distinction
  • Currently pursuing Masters in Teaching & Learning
  • Over 10 years of teaching experience in private and international schools
Richard Landowski

Mr. Richard Landowski

Year 6 Homeroom Teacher

  • PGCE and B.A. in Humanities from Trinity College, University of Wales,UK
  • Taught for 25 years in the UK, the USA, the UAE, Spain and Russia
  • Has extensive experience teaching the IPC, the IMYC and the English National Curriculum, specialising in the teaching of IPC/IMYC in subjects like English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, PE, Music and Art from Year 2 to Year 7
ian-wong

Mr. Ian Michael Wong

Year 6 Homeroom Teacher

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

Mr. Omar Munip

Year 6 Homeroom Teacher

  • Diploma Multimedia Production, SAE School of Audio Engineering
  • B.A. (Hons) Primary Teaching with ICT QTS, University of Hull, UK
  • M.A. Global and International Citizenship Education, University of York, UK
  • 12 years teaching experience in the UK and Malaysia at both mainstream and specialist schools for cognition and learning
  • Active as a coordinator for the school’s Student Council and Interact Club, and an advisor of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award programme
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
  • M.Ed. (Teaching and Learning), HELP University, Malaysia
  • Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching & Learning (CICTL)
  • 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
  • M.Ed. (Teaching and Learning), HELP University, Malaysia
  • Cambridge International Dip. for Teachers and Trainers
  • Professional Competency of International Chinese Teacher awarded by the International Chinese Teacher Certificate Authority, Qinghai University for Nationalities, China
  • Currently pursuing postgraduate programme in education
  • Over 10 years of teaching experience
vicky-heng

Ms. Vicky Heng

Mandarin Teacher

  • B.A. Early Childhood Education, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
  • M.Ed. (Teaching and Learning), HELP University, Malaysia
  • Professional Competency of International Chinese Teacher awarded by the International Chinese Teacher Certificate Authority, Qinghai University for Nationalities, China.
  • Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2019
  • 7 years of teaching experience
chia-yin-mooi

Ms. Chia Yin Mooi

Mandarin Teacher

  • B.A., National Cheng Chi University, Taiwan R.O.C.
  • Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching & Learning (CICTL)
  • 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
  • Cambridge Professional Development Qualification Award (PDQ)
  • 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.
SEAH SHU FUN (JOCELYN)

Ms. Jocelyn Seah Shu Fen

Mandarin Teacher

  • B.B.A, majoring in International Marketing from University Putra Malaysia.
  • Cambridge International Diploma for Teaching and Learning (CIDTL) with distinction
  • Teaching Certificate of Chinese as a Foreign Language in Elementary and Secondary Education with distinction
  • 11 years of teaching experience, holding various positions including Year Leader and Head of Mandarin.
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
wan-huda-azuemi

Ms. Huda Azemi

Second in Bahasa Malaysia Department, Bahasa Malaysia Teacher

  • B.Ed. (Hons) TESL, Management and Science University, Malaysia
  • M.Ed. (Teaching and Learning), HELP University, Malaysia
  • 8 years of experiences in teaching and journalism
Indumathy Renganathan

Ms. Indumathy Renganathan

Bahasa Malaysia Teacher

  • B.A. (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.
Syahirah 2

Ms. Wan Nur Syahirah

Bahasa Malaysia Teacher

  • B.ASc. with Islamic Studies, University of Malaya
  • Several years of teaching experience
Nurulhuda 2

Ms. Nurulhuda 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, she was a Research Assistant at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Veronique 2

Ms. Veronique Paczka

International Language & Culture Teacher

  • Bachelor’s degree, Intercontinental Univeristy, Mexico City
  • Teachers’ Diploma, Angloamericano De Coyoacan, Mexico City
  • Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning(CICTL)
  • Diploma in Studies of French Language DELF B1
  • 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, University of Wolverhampton, England
  • M.Ed. (Teaching and Learning), HELP University, Malaysia
  • Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications (Cambridge PDQs) Award with Distinction
  • 10 years of experience in the music industry, including working as a Head of Audio department, music company event director; specialized in music technology (audio & visual for TV and film production).
  • Over 10 years of teaching experience
Esther Yap

Ms. Esther Yap

Drama 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
Rachel Yong

Ms. Rachel Yong

Singapore Maths Coach

  • Bachelor in Early Childhood Education from HELP University, Malaysia
  • Cambridge International certificate of Teaching and Learning (CICTL),
  • 3 years of teaching experience, having taught various subjects to Years 2 and 3 students, and preschoolers
Anuratha-Alagappanan

Ms. Anuratha Alagappan

Singapore Maths Coach

  • B.Sc. Management Technology, Kolej Universiti Teknologi Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia
  • MBA, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • M.Ed. (Teaching and Learning), HELP University, Malaysia
  • Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching & Learning (CICTL)
  • 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
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
  • PGCE, 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
  • PGCE (International), University of Nottingham, UK
  • Cambridge International Award in Teaching and Learning (CIATL)
  • Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Leader, Assessor and Supervisor
  • 5 years of teaching experience, including 3 years as Head of House
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
Yap Hui Ling

Ms. Yap Hui Ling

School Counsellor

  • B.A. in Psychology, California State University, US
  • M.Counselling, HELP University, Malaysia
  • 5 years of counselling experience with various organisations involving children, teens and young adults
  • Currently pursuing a course towards being a certified practitioner in therapeutic play skills (Play Therapy International, UK)
Rachel Barrel

Ms. Rachel Barrell

SEN Coordinator

  • B. Ed. (Hons) in Science with Primary Initial Teacher Education
  • M.A. in Education, both gained at the University of Worcester, UK
  • Awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the UK’s Higher Education Academy in 2017
  • Over 20 years of experience in education, leading and teaching on pedagogy, SEN and PSHE, including developing a SEN pathway for the undergraduate programme at the University of Worcester, UK, and was the lead facilitator for the SEN network in the West Midlands region, UK
  • Published works ranging from co-authoring a book on Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing in Primary Schools for SAGE Publications to a feature in the UK’s Guardian newspaper on working with students, SEN and Teacher Training
  • Worked with the University of Reading, Malaysia, on an action research project looking at high impact pedagogies to promote intercultural student engagement
  • Shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Awards for ‘Outstanding Support for Students’ in 2015
rosemary-shamini-joseph

Ms. Rosemary Shamani Joseph

SEN

  • B.B.A., Atlantic University, USA
  • Diploma in Learning Disorders Management and Child Psychology, College of Allied Educators, Malaysia
  • Masters in Teaching and Learning, HELP University, Malaysia
  • 5 years of experience, including 1 year at Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation
nameeta-annad-raj

Ms. Nameeta Annand Raj

SEN

  • B. Psych. (Hons), HELP University, Malaysia
  • High Distinction for the Certificate in Dyscalculia and Numeracy Teaching from the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) Academy
  • 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 of experience in various educational institutions
Adelyn Zon

Ms. Adelynn Zon Ming Yee

SEN

  • B.Sc. in Psychology, University of Nottingham, Malaysia
  • Currently pursuing M.A. in Special and Inclusive Education, University of Nottingham, Malaysia
  • 2 years of experience in a centre for special education.
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Mr. Tanuj Mahesan

SEN

  • B.Psych (Hons), HELP University, Malaysia
  • M.S.c. Developmental Psychology with Education, University College London, Institute of Education, London
  • 6 years of experience, including working with children with autism and was also a behavioral therapist
Kong Tse Mun

Ms. Kong Tse Mun

SEN

  • B. Psychological Science, University of South Australia
  • Certificate on Supporting Children with Difficulties in Reading and Writing, University of London
  • Over 7 years of experience in the education field, working closely with students of diverse special education and learning needs (ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, delayed speech, Sturge-Weber Syndrome and non-compliant behaviour)
Sonia Devi

Ms. Sonia Devi

SEN

  • Degree in Psychology and Communication from Segi University/Upper Iowa University
  • Cambridge International  Certificate in Teaching and Learning (CICTL)
  • 4 years of teaching experience
Learning Innovation Department
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Mr. Jamie Speakman

Learning Innovation Coordinator

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

Ms. Vicky Heng

Learning Innovation Coach

  • B.A. Early Childhood Education, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
  • M.Ed. (Teaching and Learning), HELP University, Malaysia
  • Professional Competency of International Chinese Teacher awarded by the International Chinese Teacher Certificate Authority, Qinghai University for Nationalities, China.
  • Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2019
  • 7 years of teaching experience
Luke Edeson

Mr. Luke Edeson

Learning Innovation Coach

  • 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.