I am Priscilla, the Malay Language and Art teacher. I graduated from Mara University of Technology with a BSc in Information System and MSc in Information Management. Previously, I worked as a System Trainer in Bangkok before I realize that my passion is in education line. I have 3 years of experience teaching IGCSE specializing in Malay Language, Geography, Business Management, Art and Design. However this is my second year teaching in primary school and I am convinced working across all the levels, enhanced my knowledge in teaching. Working and learning together with the young minds made me think that education is the key to unlock the golden door to freedom. During my free time, I love to read, watching movies, hiking, being on a road trip, engage in sports activities, backpacking, baking and cooking. I also love to travel, explore new things and new places. I always believe that nothing can substitute experience. We have to be brave and dare to take risks in life because it is better to see the world with our own eyes in order to understand other people aspiration and assumptions.
Clarribel is from Bintulu, Sarawak. She received a Diploma in TESL from University of Selangor and a Bachelor of Arts in English Studies from Teesside University, Middleborough, England. Clarribel has taught in international school classrooms for four years, ranging from Early years to Lower Primary. During her spare time, Clarribel enjoys travelling to different parts of the world as she can learn about new cultures. She loves listening to music, cooking and sports as well as spending time with her family and friends.
Ting Siew Nguong is from Sibu. He was educated at SMK Methodist School, Sibu and passed his Higher School certificate in 1974.Following this, he received two years of teacher training at Batu Lintang Teachers College in Kuching and qualified to teach English and Physical Education. Following this, he taught at various schools throughout Sarawak, including being a Headmaster for over 20 years in addition to his teaching duties. He is interested in reading and sports activities, being actively involved in local athletic and basketball associations for the past 30 years. He also spent quite a large amount of time as a basketball and athletic coach, coaching local players and students and bringing them to local and national competitions.
Jireh is from Bohol, Philippines. He graduated in Primary Education, majoring in English, from the University of Bohol, has a Certificate in Teaching English to Speaker of Other Languages from the American TESOL Institute and is currently finishing his Masters in English Language Teaching. Prior to Woodlands, Jireh worked in Thailand for 5 years from nursery right up to university level. In his spare time, Jireh loves to travel, watch television and to read books.
Hello, I am David Owen Morris. I have been teaching for the last 19 years, 15 of which have been in Asia: 10 years in China and 5 years in Malaysia. Having worked with Cambridge, other international curricula and the full suite of Cambridge ESOL exams for several years, I bring a broad range of experience to my current post. I really enjoy learning about new and unique cultures and being here in Sarawak is a great opportunity to do so. Prior to joining Woodlands, I worked for the British Council as a teacher trainer and examiner in West Malaysia. Before coming to Malaysia, I spent 10 years working for the Liaoning Department of Education as a consultant/high performance teacher and teacher trainer.
Ladonna is from Sibu, Sarawak. She received a BA (Hons) in English Language from University Tunku Abdul Rahman and a Masters degree in Education from the Open University Malaysia. Ladonna has nine years of teaching experience, with students ranging from Primary to undergraduate level. Before entering this school, she used to be a substitute teacher at local government schools as well as teaching at a local college as a lecturer for four years. This is her third year teaching in Woodlands. Alongside spending time with family, Ladonna enjoys sports which require discipline, commitment and hard graft. She loves music and possesses a Grade 8 piano certificate.
Rokayah is from Kuching, Sarawak. She received a Diploma in Physiotherapy from the Masterskill University College of Health and Sciences. Rokayah first taught in an International school in 2015 as a temporary teacher teaching Bahasa Malaysia and Art and then decided to become a teacher assistant. Outside of education, Rokayah enjoys reading in her free time, sports and cooking. She also enjoys watching dramas, films and variety shows in different languages.
I am Trancy, born in Sibu. I received a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Chinese studies from University Tunku Abdul Raham. I attended my teaching practical at SJK Dung Sang and used to work at a Catholic high school. I love exercising and travelling.
Joy is from Kuching, Malaysia. She received a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biochemistry from the University of Canterbury and a Masters degree in Teaching and Learning from the University of Otago, New Zealand. Joy has experience of teaching in New Zealand classrooms for 8 months during her practicums. This is her second year teaching in Woodlands International School. Outside of education, Joy enjoys travelling, reading, watching television shows and spending time with her family and friends.
I am Angelyn Lau Meng Ching, I am originally from Bintulu. I graduated as a Mandarin teacher from University Putra Malaysia and I will be completing my Masters degree in this October. I used to be a teacher in a government school in Bintulu and worked as a tutor in a tuition centre for 5 years. I am now into my third year of teaching in Woodlands International School. In my spare time, I like swimming and travelling.
Darmel hails from the Philippines- a country of 7,107 beautiful islands. Darmel completed his Degree in Bachelor of Education at Mindanao State University, Phillippines. He is currently finishing his Masters of Arts in Educational Management. Prior to his teaching career around Southeast Asia, Darmel had some amazing experiences in outreach programmes particularly in Caracas, Venezuela where he cultivated a love of Latin culture and Spanish language. Darmel first taught at private and international schools in China, before joining Tunku Putra International School, Kuching Malaysia in 2008. As a pioneer teacher of Woodlands, his main goal is to cultivate ‘international-mindedness and literacy’ amongst his pupils, colleagues and the school community. During his spare time, he enjoys playing his guitar, driving around Sarawak and feasting on the abundance of Sibu delicacies and beverages. Darmel considers Sibu a second home which is close to his heart!
My name is Christcharlynn Anthony Players from Sarawak. I have been teaching for about 16 years, firstly in government schools where I taught MUET, English, History and Bahasa Melayu. Since 2006, I have taught in international schools in Piasau Camp School, Miri and now Woodlands. I am also one of the National and Sarawak cultural dancers, where I am active in dances and performances, even up till now and enjoy doing creative arts such as murals and sketches. I am one of the pioneers in Woodlands as I have been here since day one of Woodlands; I am currently teaching Bahasa Melayu and Art. My belief is as Aristotle says, “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all”.
Ivy is from Sibu, Sarawak. She received a BA in Science (Biotechnology) from Swinburne University of Technology and a MA in Business Administration (MBA) from University Malaysia Sarawak. Ivy has been serving this school for the past four years and is still looking forward to being with the school for many more years. During her free time, she enjoys travelling and jungle trekking.
Agnes Ting is from Sibu, Sarawak. She received her Higher School Certificate from Kolej Tun Dato Tuanku Haji Bujang, Miri, Sarawak and her Diploma in Education from Batu Lintang Training College, Kuching. She has taught in SMK Bintulu, SMJ (K) Kepong and Kolej Vokasional for 37 years, mainly in the subject of Mathematics. Besides teaching, Agnes likes playing basketball, volleyball, netball and sewing. She played basketball over the divisions in Sarawak in the 1970s.
Judy is from Sibu, Sarawak. She received a BA in Arts from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Judy has taught in international school classrooms in primary departments for 2 years. Outside of education, Judy enjoys reading and listening to music.
Tiong Souk Kiong is from Sibu, Sarawak. She is currently a part time music teacher at Woodlands International School. She started learning piano music at the age of nine and then took up electronic organ lessons at 13 years old, followed by the Chinese musical instrument called “gu zhen”. She then obtained the Associated and Licentiate Diploma in piano performance from Trinity College of London, afterwards achieving the Yamaha electronic organ highest level- Grade 3- from the Yamaha Music Foundation in Japan in 1990. Following this, she was then appointed as Yamaha Music Chief Instructor in Sarawak and as a Yamaha electronic organ examiner for Malaysia. Souk Kiong has been the school principal of Yamaha Music School Sibu for more than 20 years. She is currently teaching piano, the electronic organ, the theory of music, violins and drums at her own studio. She enjoys playing and listening to music as well as fine dining.