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
Assistant Head of Pastoral Care and EduTech/ Head of Y6
Ms Gemma
Jemma Stephens
Assistant Head of KS4 and English/ Head of Y9
Hannah Warlow
Assistant Head of Curriculum and Assessment/ Head of Y4

Meet Our Teaching Team

Dr Nellie Wong
Head of Secondary Science/ Y10 Co-Tutor
Pattmagowri Muniandy
Head of Secondary Bahasa Malaysia/ Y11 Co-Tutor
Pang Yi Chin
Head of Primary Mathematics/ Y6 Co-Tutor
Gosia Karlowska
Head of Primary Science/ Head of Y2
Sathiawathi Sinnathamby
Head of Primary Bahasa Malaysia/ Y3 Co-Tutor
Serene Tan
Head of Kindergarten/ Reception
Charlotte Brathwaite
Head of Department/ Head of Year/ Teacher
Alexa Rose
Head of Department
Nurin Najmina bt Fauzi
Head of English as an Additional Language (EAL)/ Y3 Co-tutor
Pang Sook Yee
Head of Mandarin/ Y10 Co-Tutor
Vinod Khanna
Head of PE/ Y10 Co-Tutor
Jackson Gleeson
Head of Department
Andrew Katakuzinos
Head of Foundation Subjects/ Head of Year/ Class Teacher
Leon Brathwaite
Head of Houses/ Head of Year/ PE Teacher
Alex Dower
John Foo Yook Hon
Science/ Y8 Co-Tutor
Cassandra Snowden
Drama and Performing Arts
Kasturi Kurunathan
Secondary Bahasa Malaysia/ Science/ ESL/ Y8 Co-Tutor
Shahrul Afzanizam
Mathematics/ Y9 Co-Tutor
Soon Saw Imm
Mandarin/ Y9 Co-Tutor
Anita Sundralingam
Mathematics/ Y7 Co-Tutor
Sri Kamini Santhansamy
Nursery Form Tutor
Nurul Nadia bt Abdul Halim
Nursery Co-Tutor
Nassiha bt Halim
Y1 Co-Tutor
Sanggari Elancheran
Primary Science
Sim Jia Xin
Mandarin/ Y2 Co-Tutor
Mohana Sundri Rajah Morguru
Mathematics/ Y3 Co-Tutor
Rukhsana Zubaid
Mathematics/ Computer Science (ICT)/ Y4 Co-Tutor
Chioh Jia Chyi (Jacee)
Student Welfare/ Exams Officer/ Y7 Co-Tutor
Izwary Johari
Mohd Shahrul Hasfis bin Mohd Zainuddin
Haniza Hussin
Computer Science/ Y8 Co-Tutor
Dennis Lee
PE/ Y11 Co-Tutor
Beryl Poh
Nurul Farahin bt Nazri
Syilawati Saaidin
Murni bt Abdul Halim
Science Technician/ Y7 Co-Tutor
Sheshnath s/o Balbir Singh
Nur Syazana Zaki
Teaching Assistant
Vanmathi A/P Magesvaran
Teaching Assistant
Cover Teacher
Alisa Shaudin
Teaching Assistant
Gowmi Rathinamoni
Science and Mathematics Teacher
Lim Poh Chin
Teaching Assistant

Meet Our Admin Team

Cheryl Tham
Parent Liaison & PA to Senior Leadership Team
Elyssa Chan
School Secretary/ Co-Curricular Activities Coordinator
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
Chan Li Lin
Senior Admissions Executive
Phang Phaik Yen (Patsy)
Admissions Executive
Chew Chun Kheng
Senior Marketing Executive
Toh Mei Chern
Senior Marketing & Admissions Executive - Outreach
Deevakaran Balan
Information Technology Manager
Muhamad Anuar
IT Assistant
Muhammad Faris
Assistant Maintenance & Facility Manager
Daniel Yesus
Maintenance Technician
Mohamad Salleh
Maintenance Technician cum Driver