Lim Wye May
Ms May Lim has been teaching for over 25 years after earning her BA majoring in Biology and a minor in Mathematics, and an MA in Education – both from the USA. She strongly believes that while a teacher has responsibility for imparting some of life’s most important lessons, a great teacher is one who loves kids and enjoys working with young adults who are trying to figure out what they want to do with their lives.
As she lives for the “ah ha” moments that students experience in class, she aims to create an atmosphere that encourages deep learning. In order to cultivate an appreciation of the need for global literacy to meet the pressing challenges facing our planet, current world events are integrated into her lessons. She is an avid reader (mystery, detective, dystopia) and an experienced DIY person. She believes there are miracles, healing, laughter, sharing and love every day and everywhere.
Thruchelvam Shalawat Kanmany
Mr.Thruchelvam Shalawat Kanmany comes on board as HOD (Academic). He holds a BEd. (Hons) majoring in ICT with a minor in Economics from the Universiti Tun Abdul Razak. Currently, he is pursuing Postgraduate studies in the University of Technology Malaysia. He was an ICT and Economics teacher at Taylor’s International school Kuala Lumpur for 5 years, having been the ICT Department Head in his last 2 years of tenure. Mr Thruchelvam is a certified Digital Citizenship teacher who specializes in the field of Google education tools. As a pioneer teacher in the last international school he taught in, he kickstarted the ICT infrastructure and framework for the school. He believes that teaching is an art that should inspire a student's heart, not mere instructions telling what is where or who is what.
Rajan a/l Supramaniam
Mr Rajan is a fabulous maths teacher who has 10 years of teaching experience in secondary-level Mathematics and Additional Mathematics for British curriculum-based international schools. He graduated from University Malaysia Sabah with BSc in Mathematics with a minor in Economics; and from University of Malaya with MEd in Educational Management. He believes in the philosophy that “No child anywhere is weak.
Only the ideal learning approach has yet to be identified”. Holding on to this belief, he dedicates his time to place his utmost effort to help all his students to quench their curiosities, live up to their fullest potential and make a real difference in their lives.
Abigail Lucas a/p Jerome Lucas
Rooting her life’s principles on the notion of individuality, Ms Abigail views her primary role in a student’s life as helping them step outside of the mould and tapping into their unique interests. She obtained her B.A in Literature in English and minor in Theatrical Performances followed by an M.A in Postcolonial Literature studies from the reputable National University of Malaysia (UKM). She teaches First Language English (FLE) and English as a Second Language (ESL). Having had five years of experience teaching the subject, she aspires to inspire young scholarly minds to become individuals that not only excel in their academics but possess magnanimous hearts that would help make the world an accepting, compassionate place to live in.
Aishah binti Mohd Anwar Muraji
Ms Aishah obtained her BSc. Chemistry (Hons) from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman. Since 2015, she was involved in teaching Cambridge Curriculum (Chemistry and English) in international schools. She is able to connect with her students and has a talent for teaching simple to difficult concepts in Science, English and Chemistry subjects. She truly believes that education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Alicia Lucas a/p Jerome Lucas
Building her teaching foundation on the importance of being resilient and unconventional, Ms Alicia Lucas has been teaching IGCSE English as a Second Language (ESL) subject for the past five years. She graduated from the National University of Malaysia (UKM) with a BA (Literature in English) and minor in Theatrical Performances and MA (Postcolonial Literature Studies in English). She believes that all students are blessed with different learning abilities and talents; therefore it is the duty of the teacher to shape and mould students into the unique individuals they have the potential to become.
Chin Choon Pei (Leeann)
Having completed her BSc (Hons) in Biotechnology from USM, Ms. Leeann Chin taught the IB program in an international school for six years (primary). Being professionally trained in CIE Diploma in Teaching & Learning, she worked as a qualified educator and programme coordinator. She is currently pursuing her MEd degree. To her, education is nurturing the mind and the spirit. Ms. Leeann strongly believes that children are like flowers; they bloom at different times and in different ways. She is keen to inspire the young generation through building sound character and soft skills. One of her favourite quotations is “Every child deserves a champion - an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insist that they become the best that they can possibly be.” ~ Rita F. Pierson
Cynthia a/p Tamil Selvan
Ms Cynthia graduated with a BA (Hon) in TESL. She worked in an International school in Simpang Ampat, Penang for two years which helped her to develop her critical thinking, creative and interpersonal skills. She is a dedicated professional who is highly motivated, enjoys supporting children and helping them to reach their potential. In order to understand her students better, she believes in putting herself in their shoes in order to be able to respond better to their needs. She loves trying new things as well as reading novels, singing and travelling.
David Seow Jae Szen
Mr David Seow graduated with BA (Media & Communications) and MA (Film, Media & Library) from Liverpool Hope University, England with the intention of becoming a journalist before deciding to pursue a career in education. He worked as a teaching assistant while completing his Masters and was sent to a wide range of schools across the city of Liverpool in the UK through the agency Randstad Education. Upon returning to Malaysia, he worked at Ipoh School of Music for six months before spending another six months as a volunteer teacher in Indonesia. He has a keen interest in art and enjoys travelling.
Goh Chun Sum (Gerard)
Mr. Gerard graduated from UM with a BA in Performing Arts (Music). Prior to joining this school, he has taught in international schools for over five years. He has acquired the Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning (CICTL). He is passionate about developing interest in and appreciation of music among students. During his free time, Mr. Gerard enjoys reading, catching up with the latest movies and going to the gym.
Gunananthini a/p Ramamothy
Ms Gunananthini started teaching in 2016, after acquiring a BA in Education (TESL) from Management and Science University (MSU). She brought with her solid pedagogical methods from her previous experience, along with great energy and enthusiasm for the job and the students. Moreover, she has taken on responsibility of assisting the external Cambridge examination unit with an administration role. She is a reliable and competent teacher, who is always willing to take on more than assigned to do.
Her experience as a Homeroom teacher have afforded her the opportunity to interact with diverse students’ populations and engage them in learning. She is creative in her approach to educating young minds and uses different methods to spark a love of learning, believing that progress, not perfection, is the key to effective education.
Ms Hamida Benadda graduated from Oran University, Algeria with a Bachelor Degree in English language in 2008. In 2013, she acquired from Bir El Khadim College a certificate in special education. She has been teaching Early Years Foundation Stage, and lower primary level in international schools since 2014, and in a special educational needs school.
She is a patient teacher who loves children and is specially skilled in retaining the attention span of multiple young children during lessons. In her teaching, she ensures each child is actively learning as she believes children doing things and thinking about the things they are doing will enjoy a holistic education
Han Khiem Deng (Helen)
Ms Helen Han works as an Assistant Teacher in SBIS. She graduated from Coventry University, UK with a BSc in Computer Science in 2003. She has been working in a Day Nursery Centre in the University of Southampton, UK as a Nursery Assistant guiding and caring for young children for two years before returning to Malaysia. Before joining SBIS, she was working as a Volunteer Teacher-Support for four years in an International School in East Malaysia, supporting English teachers in helping primary children who need extra support in literacy. Ms Helen believes every child is a unique individual who learns different skills at a different pace. Hence, children should know their rights from young as this is the foundation for them to acquire knowledge in the future. Educating human rights to children is opening the gateway to knowledge!
Ho Ming Foong (Stanley)
Mr. Stanley joined SBIS as a Physical Education teacher. He graduated with BA in Social Science (Hons) with a major in Psychology from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman. Being an active sport-person himself, he has experience in coaching students from primary to secondary level. He also loves volunteering in a local community sports program in Ipoh.
He believes sport is one of the great ways to impact one’s life, improve communication skills, to build confidence and discipline. Mr. Stanley thoroughly enjoys working with children and encourages creative expression. With a background in Psychology studies, he is an educator with an innate ability to understand and motivate students. He aims not only to bring joy and fun to students, but to cultivate values and sportsmanship through sports.
Krishna Kumari a/p Ragu
Ms.Krishna Kumari a/p Ragu is a passionate preschool teacher with fourteen years’ experience. She graduated from OUM with BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Education. She believes children are the future of our society. She wants to create a classroom that fosters development where children can explore and initiate their own learning. She enjoys travelling to experience the unfamiliar and coming back with new knowledge and skills to implement in the classroom.
Kung Ling Yin
Ms Kung graduated from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman with a BA in Commerce Accounting. Ever since her graduation in 2016, she has been teaching the Cambridge Curriculum in international schools. She has taught IGCSE Accounting, Business Studies and Mathematics before joining SBIS.
She is a dedicated and compassionate teacher with a proven ability to upgrade the learning skills of her students. To further enhance and develop her skills in Business and Finance, she is registered as an Associate member of the Financial Planning Association Malaysia (FPAM). She has the passion in nurturing the future business leaders to their greatest potential.
Lee Yan En
Ms Lee Yan En obtained her BEd. (Hons) majoring in Science and a minor in Biology from the Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI). She taught in an international school for a few years before joining SBIS. Her teaching motto is to inspire and to be inspired. She is a passionate teacher, believing that imparting values in young minds are as important as guiding her learners to excel academically.
Lim Zhi Yi (Janice)
Ms Janice Lim graduated from the University Malaysia Sarawak with a Bachelor degree in Social Science (Communication Studies). She is currently pursuing her Master Degree in Education (Mandarin Studies) at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris. She has been teaching in private and international schools prior to teaching in SBIS. She enjoys sharing her knowledge through teaching Mandarin as she has a strong passion in Chinese language and cultures. As the Chinese saying goes "授人以鱼，不如授人以渔", which means give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, but teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. She believes that educators are important as they nurture students’ growth and guide their insights, which will in turn help the students to unleash their own potential.
Noor Ainn binti Zakaria
Ms Noor Ainn joins SBIS as an Art Teacher after having taught for six years in two private schools. She graduated with a BA majoring in Arts and a minor in Psychology from the Universiti Sains Malaysia. She loves art and has actively participated in netball as a coach. Through her lessons, she aspires to bring out the “inner artists” in students to help build skills and self-confidence. Her philosophy is that every child is waiting to find something that they are good at and she wants to be there to help them identify what that is, be it drawing, painting, sculpting or making crafts.
Pravina a/p Selvanathan
Ms Pravina graduated from the Management & Science University (MSU) with BSc in Biomedical Science (Hons). She is a self-directed, action-oriented professional with seven years of teaching both IB and Cambridge curricular in international schools. Ms Pravina is a warm and caring teacher who wants all children to be successful learners. She believes in creating an inclusive, supportive and stimulating learning environment where students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning. Being committed to professional ethics and pedagogy, she is now pursuing her Master in Education. She strongly agrees that “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself’ (John Dewey).
Rabinder Kaur a/p Phajan Singh
Ms Rabinder Kaur graduated from the University of Roehampton, UK with BA (Hons) in Education. She has been teaching both IB and the Cambridge curriculums in international schools. She specializes in utilizing learning resources to foster a positive and productive learning environment, using her vast experience and strong track record in fostering child-centred curriculum and student creativity. She provides comprehensive supervision and holistic support to students to meet individual needs. With over eight years of teaching primary level education, Ms Rabinder's educational philosophy lies in creating active learning environment for her students - allowing them a full range of developmentally appropriate, multi-sensory experiences structured to challenge each individual student cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically.
Tang Je Xen (Vincent)
Mr Vincent Tang studied at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, graduating with BA (Hons) in English Education. He taught First Language English, English as a Second Language and Environmental Studies. His particular educational interests are in the continual development of teaching strategies and methodologies to encourage learners to actively engage with the learning process, thus allowing them to enhance and enrich their learning experience.
He passionately believes in a growth-mindset and is eager to track and celebrate the success of his students in the upcoming years. In his spare time, Vincent enjoys going to the theatre, reading, football and takes any opportunity he can to travel in Asia and beyond, trying to fit in some scuba diving along the way.
Wong Wah Yin
Ms Wong graduated from the Southwest University (China) with a MA in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language and a PhD in Chinese Linguistics and Philology at the same university. She has seven years teaching experience as a secondary teacher in private schools and has also taught Cambridge Chinese First Language and the HSK curriculum before joining SBIS. Ms Wong is committed to helping students become confident, responsible and independent learners. Her interest is travelling as she enjoys going to different places to gain experience and knowledge about different cultures..
Zulkifli bin Mukhtar
Mr Zulkifli Mukhtar graduated with BA in Malay Studies from UM. He has four years of teaching experience. He strongly believes each student is unique and is actively transforming based on their past experiences and prior knowledge. He also believes it is the teacher's responsibility to create a stimulating educational environment in order to help the students meet their full potential. He is keen in outdoor activities and plays badminton often.
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