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 TEACHER

Ms Tan Seow Heng 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.

CAROL PAGET

KEY STAGE 1 COORDINATOR

Ms Carol graduated from Hamilton Teachers College, New Zealand and has dedicated her professional life to giving young children a stimulating learning environment. She has worked in England, Australia, Europe and Asia for over thirty years, including at an international school in Penang. She is excited to be returning to Malaysia and working with the team at Crescendo-HELP International School to enliven the learning of our students.

TAMMY CYNGIER

KEY STAGE 2 COORDINATOR

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 and will soon be out and about walking their pet dogs.

DUNCAN HARDIE

KEY STAGE 3 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.

NEIL EDWARD HENDERSON

KEY STAGE 4 COORDINATOR

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.