SHAN TARYN AMBROSE
HEAD OF ENGLISH
Ms Shan obtained her BSc, BSc Honours and MSc in Marine Biology from Rhodes University, South Africa. She also studied TEFL, and later obtained her PGDT from Open University Malaysia. She taught English in South Korea for 2 years, and then moved to Malaysia, where she has taught English and English Literature for the past 4 years. She particularly enjoys introducing students to Shakespeare's plays. Her hobbies include running, horse riding, dancing and yoga.
TANG SIU KIONG
HEAD OF MATHEMATICS
Ms Tang Siu Kiong is a secondary Mathematics teacher at Crescendo-HELP International School. She began teaching in various Malaysian national schools in 1983 after completing a teacher training course at Batu Lintang Teachers' Training College, Kuching, Sarawak. She also has experience in teaching various levels of mathematics in the United States, having migrated there in 2001. She received her BA (Mathematics with Education) in 2009 and Masters in Applied Statistics in 2013 from University of North Texas and University Malaya respectively. With over 25 of experience, Ms Tang brings a wealth of knowledge and strategies to the classroom. In her leisure time, she enjoys travelling, researching and window-shopping.
HEAD OF THE ARTS
Mr Abdul Wafi is a secondary Arts teacher at Crescendo-HELP International School. He is a Johorian and graduated from Cosmopoint College of Technology in Computer Arts & Graphic Design. He has been awarded 'Anugerah Bestari' for being the Top 10 students in Malaysia and Top Student in Johor Campus. He has also completed his Cambridge International Certificate for Teaching and Learning. He is now pursuing Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies.
With 6 years of teaching experience, Mr. Wafi continues to bring out the artsy talent in our future generations. In his free time, he enjoys doodling, water-colour painting and anything artsy. Mr Wafi believes that "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain as an artist once we grow up" – Pablo Picasso.
HEAD OF TECHNOLOGY
Ms Qairul Faiz obtained her Masters Degree in Art and Design (New Media) from University Technology Mara and her Bachelor Degree in Creative Multimedia (Digital Media) from Multimedia University. Prior to joining CHIS, she has 7 years teaching experience. She has taught Design for lower secondary, Foundation, Diploma and Degree programmes. She also has 3 years working experience in the Design industry as a Multimedia Designer. She is passionate in nurturing students to find their spark of creativity and innovation. In her spare time she also like to do yoga, play badminton and dancing.
NUALA FRANCES POWER
HEAD OF HUMANITIES
Ms Nuala obtained her Bachelor's degree from Southampton University and her Masters degree from Winchester University. She has taught History, Geography at IGCSE Level and Philosophy to A-Level. In the UK she gained a variety of leadership roles in a top Grammar school which she taught at for 15 years before moving to Asia. She has taught in another school in Malaysia and also in Shanghai.
Ms Nuala gained her Trinity College Cert Tesol in India during the summer holidays three years ago. Ms Nuala loves learning as much as she does teaching and is currently working for her level two Bahasa Malaysia. She enjoys learning Malaysian cooking, and exploring the culture and History of Malaysia. She also likes swimming and yoga.
CHOW WAN SEAN
HEAD OF LANGUAGES
Ms Chow is a Mandarin teacher at Crescendo-HELP International School. Her love for teaching and flair for the Chinese language led her to attain a BA in Chinese (majoring in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language) and Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China and East China Normal University respectively.
Ms Chow has six years of teaching experience based in China, Thailand and Malaysia and she is excited to be a part of CHIS. She has extensive experience in international education as a teacher with IGCSE Mandarin, YCT and HSK, and is a qualified HSK and YCT examination coordinator.
HEAD OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PE)
Mr Steve Box obtained his B.Ed (Hons) at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He has fulfilled a number of roles during his twenty-five-year career, including Head of Department, Head of Year, Assistant Principal and Senior Head of House.