Our Staff

Yau Sook Fun


Ms Yau served in government schools for 34 years before retiring in 2016. During her tenure as a teacher and then as headmistress she was awarded the coveted title “Guru Cemerlang (Excellent Teacher)” in 1996 and “Guru Besar Cemerlang (Excellent Headmaster)” in 2011. She served Perak as a State Resource Teacher and was appointed Perak State Key Trainer (Jurulatih Utama) for the ETeMS (English for the Teaching of Maths and Science) programme in 2002. She was also national trainer for EMS (English for Maths and Science) under the Teacher Training Division (BPG), Ministry of Education. Ms Yau’s passion for work was rewarded when she received the Excellent Service Award in 1993 and again in 2006 as well as the Kinta District Dynamic Teacher’s Award in 2003. As head of Methodist Girls’ Primary School Ipoh, she received the 2010 National New Deals Award for excellent results. Although trained to teach Maths and Science, Ms Yau’s love for English led her to pursue a TESL degree (Honours). Owing to her firm belief in life-long learning it is no surprise that she has recently graduated with a Master of Education from OUM (2021). She believes that to excel in any field, we need to be passionate about what we do. Enjoying our job makes all the difference.

Puvaneswary a/p Doriasamy

Head of Primary

Ms Puvanes is a dedicated, committed and highly resourceful professional educator with 29 years of experience in various levels of education and management. She graduated from the Stranmillis University College, Belfast, Northern Ireland with a Certificate in Learning and Teaching; from University of Cambridge with a Professional Diploma for Teachers and Trainers and from University Malaya with a Diploma in Early Childhood Education.
Life Philosophy: If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride and never quit, you’ll be a winner.

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.

Hamida Benadda

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.

Jason Rozario a/l James

Mr Jason Rozario began his career as a Quality Engineer in 1996 after graduating from Universiti Putra Malaysia with Bachelor of Science (Honours) majoring in Physics. He was offered a job in Metal industry where he analyses metal defect using X ray diffraction technique. He was in the manufacturing industry for 9 years. Mr Jason believes in the philosophy of lifelong learning and obtained his MBA from Universiti Utara Malaysia. While in the manufacturing industries, he conducted various training for the employees and began to feel that teaching is his calling.
Mr Jason then decided to try his hand at teaching and has never looked back. He has 17 years of teaching Physics and mathematics in various colleges. He taught IGCSE Physics, Mathematics and Economics and A Level Physics and Mathematics in International schools. He brings his industrial knowledge to his classes. He believes his classes are a medium through which his students will learn logical and analytical skills that are critical for their success in college and future careers. Mr Jason loves to travel and has travelled with his wife to 11 countries. He looks forward to travelling to more countries in the near future.

Jennifer Fangon Nicolas

Jennifer Fangon Nicolas, is a Licensed and Registered Counsellor under Lembaga Kaunseling Malaysia(LKM) and is also a full member of Malaysian Association of Social Welfare (MASW). She completed her first degree, Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology at Arellano University, Manila, Philippines and a Master’s Degree with Honours in Counselling at Open University Malaysia. She has been working as a Counsellor in different levels of educational Institutions since 2009, from primary, secondary, College and University. She always believes that everyone is special in their own way. She values respect, honesty and love. These are the traits that she hopes to cultivate in the heart of every student because good character is the best product of good education.
As a Counsellor, her passion is to assist and help clients to rediscover themselves better in reaching their optimal level of psychosocial functioning through resolving negative patterns, prevention, rehabilitation, empowering them with the ability to make the best choice available in every situation, and eventually improving quality of life.

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.

Lee Yau Loon (Keith)

Having gained his degree in Civil Engineering at University Putra Malaysia (UPM), Keith decided to utilise his skills and qualifications to teach in international schools. He has also completed an online introductory course on Cambridge IGCSE Physics (0625) conducted by Cambridge Assessment International Education and has more than 5 years teaching experience. Keith has always enjoyed teaching using an inquiry approach and promotes a wider and richer view of Science amongst students through the organisation of science-based enticement activities using recycled materials. He strives to create a classroom environment where students feel understood and motivated

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.

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.

Mohd Ikramuddin bin Mat Rani

Mr Ikram is a Malay language teacher and has been teaching IGCSE Malay for 4 years. Mr Ikram graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) with BSc in Biotechnology. Mr Ikram taught at tertiary institutions before joining an international school to teach Malay. He believes that knowledge must be shared so the best way to achieve it is to teach.

Narmatha a/p Somasundaram

Ms Narmatha has over 4 years of experience in teaching secondary English for Cambridge-curriculum-based international schools. She graduated from Management and Science University (MSU) with BEd-TESL. She is proficient in planning and developing appropriate teaching methods to optimize the learning process while effectively addressing students' needs. Ms Narmatha strongly believes in looking for ways to make everyone in the classroom feel included and valued for the individuals they are.

Nicole Loke Ke Ying

Miss Nicole is a loving and patient early childhood educator. She has been teaching young children between the ages of 2 to 6 years old throughout her career. Miss Nicole obtained her Diploma in Early Childhood Education from Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL) and Bachelor (hons.) of Early Childhood Education from the reputable HELP University. She loves storytelling and believes that individuals can learn through play. Having had eleven years of experience in the early childhood field, she strives to equip every child to be individuals who bring sunshine to others and themselves too. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Education ( Education Psychology).

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.

Nor Ajmila binti Ali Nafiah

Having completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Multimedia from Multimedia University Cyberjaya and Master’s in Business Administration from Universiti Utara Malaysia, Ms Ajmila started her career in the education industry since 2009. She has three years teaching experience in International Schools as an ICT Teacher before joining us.
Her prior employment in the creative industry and in private colleges has established good exposure, and she is happy to share knowledge and skills. She provides engaging and inclusive lessons as she is particularly keen to help students develop their critical thinking skills.
She strongly believes that “Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting kids working together and motivating them, the Teacher is the most important.” ~Bill Gates

Nor Hasyah binti Ali Wan Hasan

Ms Hasyah is a graduate of Universiti Utara Malaysia in the field of Business Management. Since joining the education sector in private institutions, she has been teaching Malay language (SPM/IGCSE) for 12 years. She is a loving, patient and dedicated teacher who believes that every student has the potential to be successful and will be able to master the Malay language.

Poon Hong Tat

Mr Poon Hong Tat joined SBIS as a Mandarin Teacher after having taught for seven years in two private schools. He obtained a Master of Arts (Chinese Studies) and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Chinese Studies at the University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR).
In his career as an educator, he believes that everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it (Confucius). Everyone has their beauty and talent but we need to discover them by ourselves. Thus, as an educator, he likes to observe and motivate students to become confident, goal-oriented people in order to succeed in their careers.

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.

Raj Dronamraju

Mr. Raj Dronamraju is an American citizen and a published poet and author. Mr. Dronamraju, who is a Malaysian Permanent Resident, has been teaching for 20 years and has lectured at several Malaysian universities including Universiti Kuala Lumpur and Quest International University as well as taught at international high schools including Tenby International School and taught IELTS at an international language center. Most recently, he founded Ask English Tuition and Training specializing in IELTS, IGCSE, A Levels, MUET, public speaking, and creative writing classes. He has written six books (three poetry collections and three novels), all of which are available for sale on Amazon, and is the editor of the online poetry magazine 21st Century Flow. He has spoken at poetry events on three different continents. He holds a Master's Degree in TESOL (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages) from the University of California USA and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English (Journalism) from the University of Oregon USA.

Siti Nur Balqis binti Abdul Halim

Ms Siti Nur Balqis Abdul Halim is a new art teacher and still pursuing her Masters in History and Theory of Arts at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). She obtained her first degree, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fine Arts at the same university in 2012. She used to work as a curator/artist/assistant gallery manager/art tutor/art researcher and now has joined us to teach art because of her passion for art. She strongly believes that she has the qualities needed to be a good teacher – patience, dedication, and a genuine love for teaching. She has always dreamed of sharing her knowledge of art to future generations as much as she can and let them experience what art really is in their lives. She believes that every child is gifted and capable in some area. As an art teacher, she has to discover that gift and help students sharpen their skills, in addition to motivating them to become confident and successful people in the future.

Suhashini a/p Sivananthan

Ms Suhashini graduated with a Masters in Biological Science Research (MBiolSci), from the University of Sheffield (UoS), UK. Before joining SBIS, she worked as a Science Ambassador, with the UoS Animal and Plant Science department, where she was involved in running outreach activities (STEM & Literacy) with schools across Sheffield. Initially training to be a scientific researcher and communicator, her experiences as an ambassador ended up sparking a deep joy for teaching which could not be ignored.

Her teaching practice revolves around cultivating a curiosity for learning, and in developing students’ skillset (independent thinking, research, collaboration and communication). She is currently participating in the Cambridge International Certificate for Teaching and Learning (CICTL) course to sharpen her skills as an educator.

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.

Thivia Lakshmi a/p R Mathawan

Ms Thivia is our EY assistant teacher and the person in charge of our Early Years After School Programme. She is a warm and caring teacher who wants all children to be successful learners and works well with the class teacher to create a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging, and adaptive to the varied needs of students. Ms Thivia has good experience teaching early childhood and looking after children aged 2 to 5 years old.

Wong Kok Ken (Kenny)

Mr. Kenny Wong is a Science teacher. He has 6 years of experience in teaching the national and international syllabus. He also has experience working at the hospital as a front liner. He attained a Bachelor Degree (Hons) in Biomedical Science from UTAR and a Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Science/Clinical Health Science from USM. He has experience in teaching Chemistry, Biology and Science. He believes that to acquire knowledge, one must study, but to acquire wisdom, one must observe. A person should share their knowledge to fully understand the application of it.

Dr. Wong Wah Yin

Dr. 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..

Yeo Khai Hoong (Ryan)

Mr Yeo is a passionate Maths teacher who has 6 years of teaching experience in Cambridge Primary Checkpoint and UPSR curriculum. He is a Malaysian trained teacher who graduated from Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI) with a Bachelor of Education Majoring in Chinese Language. Post that, he earned the recognition as an Apple Teacher. He believes that his enthusiasm for Mathematics is ardent enough to make him a good teacher for the subject.
He is a firm believer of "Your attitude determines your altitude."

Yong Kai Li

Ms Yong graduated from Nanyang Technological University, National Institute of Education, Singapore with a BA in Education, majoring in Chinese language and literature in 2013. She is currently pursuing her Master Degree in Chinese studies at UTAR. She has been teaching in a Singapore government primary school for 5 years before returning to Malaysia. Ms Yong has taken students to several countries for immersion and study tours too. She enjoys imparting values and delivering knowledge to students through teaching Mandarin as she has a strong passion for the Chinese language and culture. She likes to share her personal stories with students and hopes to inspire them in different ways.

Zulaikha binti Zulkifli

Ms Zulaikha is an all-rounder teacher who has 13 years of teaching experience from teaching primary to tertiary level. She also tutored working adults, mainly foreign Diplomats and staff before. She graduated from University of Malaya with BEd in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL); and MEd in English Education. She believes in finding determination to never give up, and never quit!

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