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PAUL STARKIE

PRINCIPAL

Mr Paul Starkie has almost 40 years in teaching and educational leadership in the UK and within high performing international schools around the world including Jakarta, Brussels, St Helena and Dubai. Other than being recognised by CIS (Council of International Schools) for his outstanding contribution to international education, Paul also completed his National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) and OfSTED (Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills in the UK government) training. He is an avid participant and coach in various competitive sports. Paul joins the CHIS family, accompanied by his wife and son.

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TAMMY CYNGIER

DEPUTY PRINCIPAL, HEAD OF PRIMARY

Ms Tammy Cyngier graduated from the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff with a degree in Primary Education. 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.

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IAN LOVELADY

DEPUTY PRINCIPAL, HEAD OF SECONDARY

Mr Ian joins CHIS as Head of Secondary and brings a wealth of experience. Having a first-class degree in mathematics, he started teaching mathematics, PE and ICT subjects. Mr Ian quickly progressed to the Head of Mathematics in an outstanding mixed comprehensive school of 1600 students and eventually onto a Senior in the UK.

Mr Ian was also previously Head of Secondary in Spain. He also held a position as a Deputy Head Teacher of a school with 1000 students and was instrumental in the improvement of the school to be judged as outstanding by OfSTED. He was also the Head of Sixth of 400 students in a large comprehensive school. In his previous role, Mr Ian is responsible for the curriculum as an Assistant Principal in a 3-19 school of 3600 students in Dubai.

Mr Ian is a qualified Mountain Leader and has led groups of students on expeditions to various parts of the world. He has a passion for climbing and arrives with his wife, Beth, a Biology teacher and his young daughter.

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KHOYES MIAH

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL SECONDARY

Mr Khoyes has a Master’s degree in Chemistry and has taught Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Maths. He was recognised as an Advanced Skills Teacher in the UK and also previously worked with schools across the UK focusing on improving the quality of teaching and learning and school improvement.

It was an assignment in a school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and his impact on the school that he was appointed as Head of Secondary. Whilst at CHIS as Key Stage Coordinator, Mr Khoyes has contributed significantly to the Secondary and whole school initiatives.

He is very much looking forward to his new role as Assistant Principal, Secondary. In his spare time, Mr Khoyes enjoys travelling, reading and spending time with his family.