PHILLIP BRISLEY, MBE

FOUNDING PRINCIPAL

Mr Phillip Brisley is the Principal of Crescendo-HELP International School (CHIS). Mr Phillip left College in the distant past, in 1972 with a Certificate in Education and has worked extensively in the UK and internationally. He has been a Principal and Head Teacher in England, Jordan and Malaysia before assuming his latest role in Johor Bahru. In 2001, he was awarded an MBE (Member of the Most Honourable Order of the British Empire) from HM Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for his outstanding service to the community. Mr Phillip enjoys travelling, reading and writing and is looking forward to helping CHIS become the premier international school in the city.

ASTRID CHUNG

BURSAR

Ms Astrid assists the Principal in setting up policies and systems for a smoother running of the school. She thoroughly enjoys all aspects of this challenging position as Bursar with Crescendo-HELP International School. She graduated with a post-graduate Diploma in Marketing from Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom and has several years of working experience in the services and education sectors.

TAN SEOW HENG (MRS GAN)

DEPUTY HEAD PRINCIPAL ( PASTORAL)

Ms Tan SeowHeng graduated with a B.A (Hon) majoring in English and a Diploma in Education from the University of Malaya in 1981. In her capacity as a principal of a Cluster School of Excellence, she received training in school leadership and management from the King's College, London in 2008. A teacher at heart and an administrator by training for over thirty-four years, Ms Tan continues to pursue her life-long passion in Crescendo-HELP International School, that is, nurturing aspiring young people to become future leaders, equipped to serve their community and the world at large.

Celine Ann Mac Arthur

DEPUTY HEAD PRICIPAL (ACADEMIC)

Mrs MacArthur’s teaching and leadership career has spanned 25 years, in a variety of schools and curricula (British, American and International) in the UK, Middle East, Asia and Europe. Mrs MacArthur, originally from Ireland, is a fully UK qualified Mathematics and Physical Education teacher, holding a BA (Hons) from the University of Surrey, where she gained her Qualified Teacher Status. She also has a Diploma in Sports Psychology from Newcastle College. She comes to us from our sister school in Kuala Lumpur, HELP International SchooL (HIS), after serving there as a Deputy Principal (Head of Primary). Mrs MacArthur led the primary team in the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) accreditation exercise which resulted in the school being recognised as an IPC Accredited School, joining 1% of the IPC schools worldwide to receive such an achievement. She also spearheaded the Eco-School programme with HIS receiving the Silver Award recently. Prior to coming to Malaysia, Mrs MacArthur was the Head Teacher (Secondary) for an international school in Switzerland.

TAMMY CYNGIER

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL PRIMARY

Ms Tammy Cyngier graduated from the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff with a degree in Primary Education eight years ago. She has since worked in various educational positions in primary classes in England and internationally with her most recent post in China. After establishing a successful language training centre in China, the call of the classroom and school life beckoned. She decided to join Crescendo-HELP International School and further her interest in English as a Second Language within the school context. Tammy and her husband are keen to discover more about their area in Southern Malaysia.

NEIL EDWARD HENDERSON

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL SECONDARY

Mr Henderson attended Plymouth University graduating in Engineering and Wolverhampton University graduating in Design. He gained his teacher status through the QTS whilst teaching in the UK. In his career spanning eighteen years he has taught in the UK, Qatar, Egypt, Malaysia, South Korea and China covering both, IGCSE/A levels and IB myp/DP Design Technology. He has been Head of Department and Head of Year in various schools. Neil has an interest in Rugby and has coached in many schools for the past sixteen years.

DUNCAN HARDIE

KEY STAGE 4 COORDINATOR

Mr Duncan Hardie graduated from Bath University with PGCE in Physical Education after obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Science from The University of Greenwich in London. Mr Duncan has worked in a number of different countries including the UAE, Jordan, Tanzania, and Malaysia. He has a real passion for teaching and for all sports, especially rugby, swimming and volleyball.