Our Outstanding Team

Creating an Environment to Grow, Together

Have you met our experienced and passionate teachers and staff? Dedicated and highly capable, they are committed to growing and inspiring every child within their care.

Message from Campus Principal

It’s our pleasure to welcome you to Straits International School Penang.

We aim to give all students an amazing education and develop skills in the classroom and beyond. Day to day, our passionate teachers and staff help create a happy, safe and affirming school culture in which students feel that they can stretch their wings and grow beyond their wildest dreams.

At Straits International School Penang, everyone is growing, together to be the best version of themselves.

We can’t wait to show you around so that you can get involved with our dynamic and innovative approach to school life.

Karlie Walsh

Meet Our Leadership Team

Karlie Walsh
Campus Principal
Gwyn Warlow
Head of Academics
Jack Beattie
Deputy Head of Pastoral Care and EduTech
Ms Gemma
Jemma Stephens
Assistant Head of Key Stage 4
Hannah Warlow
Deputy Head of Curriculum and Assessment

Meet Our Teaching Team

Dr Nellie Wong
Secondary Science
Pattmagowri Muniandy
Secondary Bahasa Melayu
Pang Yi Chin
Head of Mathematics
Gosia Karlowska
Head of Science/ English Teacher
Sathiawathi Sinnathamby
Deputy Head of Languages
Serene Tan
Phase Leader for Kindergarten and Year 1
Charlotte Brathwaite
Head of Primary English
Nurin Najmina bt Fauzi
Head of Languages/ EAL Teacher
Pang Sook Yee
Phase Leader for Years 8 and 9/ Mandarin
Vinod Khanna
Head of Physical Education (PE)
Jackson Gleeson
Head of Secondary English/ Phase Leader for Years 6 and 7
Andrew Katakuzinos
Phase Leader for Years 2 and 3
Leon Brathwaite
Head of Houses/ Physical Education Teacher
Alex Dower
Head of Humanities/ Geography Teacher
John Foo Yook Hon
Secondary Science
Cassandra Snowden
Drama and Performing Arts
Kasturi Kurunathan
Head of ILOS/ Science Teacher
Shahrul Afzanizam
Soon Saw Imm
Phase Leader for Years 10 and 11/ Mandarin Teacher
Anita Sundralingam
Mathematics/ iSAMS Academic Lead
Sri Kamini Santhansamy
Phonics, Nursery Co-Tutor
Nurul Nadia bt Abdul Halim
Nursery Co-Tutor
Nassiha bt Halim
Bahasa Melayu
Sanggari Elancheran
Primary Science
Sim Jia Xin
Mohana Sundri Rajah Morguru
Phase Leader for Years 4 and 5
Rukhsana Zubaid
Head of Life Competencies
Chioh Jia Chyi (Jacee)
Student Welfare/ Exams Officer/ Y7 Co-Tutor
Izwary Johari
Head of Performing Arts/ Music
Mohd Shahrul Hasfis bin Mohd Zainuddin
Art/ Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator
Haniza Hussin
Computer Science
Dennis Lee
Physical Education (PE)
Beryl Poh
Nurul Farahin bt Nazri
Syilawati Saaidin
Special Educational Needs (SEN) Leader
Murni bt Abdul Halim
Science Technician
Sheshnath s/o Balbir Singh
Business Studies
Nur Syazana Zaki
Teaching Assistant
Vanmathi A/P Magesvaran
Teaching Assistant
Alisa Shaudin
Teaching Assistant
Gowmi Rathinamoni
Science and Mathematics
Lim Poh Chin
Teaching Assistant

Meet Our Admin Team

Cheryl Tham
Parent Liaison & PA to Senior Leadership Team
Gurmin Kaur
Admin Assistant
Saravanee Seeneivasan
School Nurse
Amy Leow Saw Imm
Head of Human Resources
Mohamad Ammar
Senior Human Resources Executive
Choi Kean Hung (Chris)
Finance Manager
Cheah Bee Theng
Assistant Finance Manager
Siti Fatimah
Senior Purchasing Executive
CK Chew
Marketing & Admissions Manager
Chan Li Lin
Assistant Admissions Manager
Phang Phaik Yen (Patsy)
Admissions Executive
Toh Mei Chern
Senior Admissions Executive - Outreach
Deevakaran Balan
Information Technology (IT) Manager
Muhamad Anuar
IT Assistant
Muhammad Faris
Assistant Maintenance & Facility Manager
Daniel Yesus
Maintenance Technician
Mohamad Salleh
Maintenance Technician cum Driver