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.
Hello! I am Clarribel Sayong anak Bekeli. I come from Bintulu. I graduated from University of Selangor (UNISEL) in 2009 with a Diploma in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) and from Teesside University, Middlesbrough in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Studies. Before Woodlands, I was a tuition tutor in Bintulu for a couple of years. I am honoured to be given the opportunity to be in Woodlands as I get to work with children and colleagues from diverse cultural background. I love to spare my time going to different places as I enjoy experiencing new cultures. Other than that, I also like to read, bake and spending time with my family and friends. I look forward to guide and shape young learners in this school as well as to grow in my teaching career.
I am Ting Siew Nguong. I am a retired primary school headmaster and I am teaching physical education in Woodlands. I was trained to teach English and Physical Education in a local teachers’ training college and I was very much involved in sports activities throughout my teaching career, especially in basketball and track and field. I always enjoy physical activities with the students and I love to see them grow and progress in mastering their physical skills in sports and games.
My name is Shalom Jireh Sistona. I come from “The Land of Chocolate Hills”, Bohol, Philippines. I am the ESL teacher at Woodlands International School. I possess a degree in Primary Education major in English and minor in Special Education. Prior to Woodlands I worked in Thailand as a teacher for 5 years. I worked with students in different year levels; kindergarten, primary, secondary and university. When the job opportunity at Woodlands knocked on my door, I grabbed it right away because teaching in an international school is one of my dreams. “I touch the future. I teach.” This quote inspires me because as a teacher, in our hands are the next workforce of the country. I am very glad to be a part of this endeavor. I am an advocate of active learning. I want my students to take responsibility for their own learning so that they become an independent learner. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, watching television, reading books and cooking. I love traveling and I am a culture observant junkie.
Hi, I am David Owen Morris. I’m an experienced teacher/teacher trainer with over 18 years of experience, 12 of which have been in Asia. I have worked extensively with Cambridge tests and am a certified examiner as well as working with Cambridge curricula for both primary and secondary school with a slight emphasis on an upper primary. Before to joining Woodlands, I worked for the British Council training teachers in West Malaysia. Prior to that, I worked for the Liaoning department of education in China as a consultant teacher and teacher trainer.
Hi! My name is Ms Ladonna Tay. I completed my Bachelor Degree in English Language in 2008 as well as my Master Degree in 2014. I have seven years of teaching experience, with students ranging from Primary to undergraduate level. However, this is my second year to teach in an international school which is very different from the schools I used to teach in. I am very passionate in teaching and I look forward to delivering an approachable and caring teaching and learning environment, where students of diverse background work together to thrive for the best. I believe that every child should be given opportunity to learn and I believe all children are able to learn. I am happy to be here and I looking forward to working with you all. May God bless you.
My name is Rokayah Binti Asad. I was born in Kuching. I graduated from Masterskill Global College, faculty of Physiotherapy. I am enjoy taking on a new experience as a teaching assistant for the primary. The greatest thing about the children is to encourage the love of learning from very young age, building the positive relationship and having the opportunity to watch children grow and learn in a fun and stimulating environment. I believe that children’s is not just a stage in life, but beginning of the lifelong education journey. I look forward to working with student and growing together with all staff member.
Hi, my name is Trancy Yiong Hung Yii, a Mandarin teacher who graduated from the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), with a Bachelor of arts (hons) chinese studies. I was a secondary teacher at catholic high school before starting at Woodlands. I am enjoy taking on new experiences. Because I believe that by using a simple and easy techniques methodology, I am able to improve students’ proficiency in the Chinese subject, especially at the primary level and those who are foreign students. I hope to see an improvement in the ability of Chinese Language among students of Woodlands International School in the near future.
Hi! My name is Joy Tiong. I completed my Bachelor degree in Science in 2014, followed by my Master degree in Teaching and Learning in 2015. It is my pleasure to be given the opportunity to teach at Woodlands International School. I love working with children and hope to make a positive difference in their lives. I believe each of our students has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world. I consistently strive to provide a welcoming, safe, supportive and accepting learning environment for my students.
Hello, my name is Ms. Angelyn Lau Meng Ching. I’m a Mandarin teacher who graduated from the University Putra Malaysia UPM), I was a tuition teacher before starting at Woodlands. I love teaching and relish the opportunity to help the children at Woodlands improve their Mandarin skills and build up good character. I am grateful for what I have today and look forward to growing and shine together with Woodlands International School.
I’m Darmel F. Perlado from the Republic of the Philippines. I originally came to Malaysia in 2008 and I have been teaching in international schools for 10 years in different parts of Asia, including the Philippines, China and Malaysia. Over the years, I have enjoyed shaping the minds of children from diverse groups which has made my teaching career very interesting! I love learning new languages and having stayed in Malaysia for a few years, it has given me a love of the country and the people. I love trying new and diverse food; I particularly enjoy the variety and diversity of food found here in Sibu. Being an adventurous person who is always willing to try new things, it has enabled me to get to know new and exciting places and has given me the opportunity of working with children from a variety of backgrounds. Joining a wonderful team of educators at Woodlands International School is a great opportunity to grow and to share ideas and strategies. I look forward with great enthusiasm to making a difference in the children of my class.
My name is Christcharlynn Anthony Players and I am Malaysian. I have taught for many years in both local government schools and an international school in Miri. My experience has stretched across all teaching levels, Kindy, Primary and Secondary where I have enjoyed teaching literature, Malay Language/history/culture and all areas linking to the arts. I have been particularly successful in producing collaborative mural artwork with students. In addition, to this, I am a State National dancer and I enjoy sharing these skills with the students and staff of every nationality. Previously some of my dance students have attained the champion level in the National Dance Competition. I love supporting and leading extra-curricular activities where my interests can be shared such as in cultural awareness, the performing arts, dance, art, ICT, indoor games and basketball. I look forward to working with students in Woodlands; to unleash their extraordinary talents and to help make the school highly prestigious and well known for all areas of achievement.
My name is Ivy Wong Yik Ping. I have a BSc in Biotechnology from Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak. Previously I have worked in RH Biotech Sdn Bhd as a Research Executive, working in a sterile laboratory; utilising micropropagation techniques in rubber and orchid plants. During my university life, I worked on various research projects and assisted the lecturers where required. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling and exploring new places. I love outdoor activities such as jungle trekking which enables me to discover many amazing and fantastic places of nature and natural beauty.