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GRACE SYLVIARANI

IPC COORDINATOR

Ms Grace graduated from University of Hertfordshire, UK and obtained her MBA from Asia Metropolitan University. She also pursued a Diploma in Educational Studies from College of Teachers in UK. Prior to teaching at international schools, she has been lecturing at colleges in Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru.

She has extensive experience working with children of all ages and enjoys supporting her students as they learn through an inquiry approach. She is very dedicated, resourceful and goal-driven professional educator with a solid commitment to the social and academic growth and development of every child. She abides by the principle that a happy teacher creates a happy school.

During her free time, she loves reading, enjoying nature and watching movies with her two children.

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SHALINI PRABAKARAN

HEAD OF YEAR 2

An enthusiastic child squeals excitedly, "Oh, I get it now!" It is for moments like these that Ms Shalini Prabakaran decided to become a primary school teacher. Ms Shalini started teaching in 2011, after graduating from UNISEL with a B.Ed(Hons)degree specializing in TESL.

Prior to joining CHIS, she has worked with two other international schools in Johor Bahru, which gave her numerous opportunities to work with both secondary and primary students. She believes that a positive attitude and a little smile goes a long way.

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LALITAMBIKA G. PALANIESAMY

HEAD OF YEAR 3

Ms Lalita stated teaching in 2011, after graduating from UNISEL with B.Ed.TESL(Hons) and continued her Masters (M.Ed TESL) in University Teknologi Malaysia. She has been working in the teaching field for the past 11 years.

Teaching isn't her job, it's her passion. Her great passion in teaching has become the main motivating factor in making it her career. Besides that, she is a well-trained Indian classical dancer as she loves dancing.

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REKHA SILVARAJI

HEAD OF YEAR 4

Ms. Rekha graduated from Roehampton University, UK and holds a Bachelor (Hons) of Arts in Education. She started her teaching career as a PYP homeroom teacher in Fairview International School Kuala Lumpur in 2012.

After experiencing the IB school for 3 years, Ms. Rekha joined Taylor's International School Puchong in 2015. She worked as part of the leadership team in the process of implementing, monitoring and achieving the school priorities and targets.

Ms. Rekha served the school as a Year Leader for 3 years before relocating to Johor Bahru. Her experiences as a homeroom teacher have afforded her the opportunity to interact with diverse student populations and engage them in learning. Ms. Rekha strives to ensure that every student achieves excellence!

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CASEY VOLDEN

HEAD OF YEAR 6

Mr Casey was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. He has been living in Asia for more than 15 years, with many of those years spent in the field of education. After obtaining an ESL Diploma in Canada, Mr Casey taught English as a Second Language in Northern China for 7 years, where he also learned to speak Mandarin fluently.

After moving to Malaysia with his wife in 2016, he decided to join the international school circuit. Mr Casey holds a Diploma in Advanced Teaching from John University in the UK and is currently studying a Teaching Diploma course from Cambridge University.