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Great Teachers

At BXCL, we pay close attention to how we train and support both our new and experienced educators. We know just how rewarding a teaching career can be, when educators have the right support and opportunities to develop.

From our large family of teachers, we have developed into an international community whose mission is to provide quality education to all. At XCL Education, our teaching community consist of over 2,000 inspired and qualified teachers, teaching support staff and school administrators from all nationalities, who help us to deliver different curricula in over 17 schools in countries across South East Asia.

BXCL Quality Standards

High quality teachers creating educational excellence

The Right Tools

A world of resources and tools at their fingertips

Career Pathways

Rewarding opportunities that can take our teachers anywhere

Global Outlook

Avibrant community of professionals connected across the world

Pioneering People

Engaged teaching professionals with new ideas and knowledge
BXCL Quality Standards

BXCL Quality Standards

High quality teachers creating educational excellence

The Right Tools

The Right Tools

A world of resources and tools at their fingertips

Global Outlook

Global Outlook

Avibrant community of professionals connected across the world

Career Pathways

Career Pathways

Rewarding opportunities that can take our teachers anywhere

Pioneering People

Pioneering People

Engaged teaching professionals with new ideas and knowledge

Senior Leadership Team

Duncan Grice

Executive Principal & Head Of Primary

Rhys Thomas

Campus Head & Head Of Secondary

Glyn Maurice Harry Martin

Deputy Head Of Secondary - Academic

Melanie Martin

Deputy Head Of Secondary - Pastoral

Lucy Brown

Deputy Head Of Primary

Primary School

Grant Mason

Middle Primary Phase Leader

Hannah Dark

Lower Primary Phase Leader

Robert David Walton

Head Of Primary Mathematics & Upper Primary Phase Leader

Nur Emi Juriani Binti Mustarudin

Foundation Stage Teacher

Srinivasn Gunaselan

EAL Assistant

Anika A/P Puvaneswaran

Teaching Assistant

Hemmalata A/P Thanabalan

Teaching Assistant

Leela Vathi A/P Krishnan

Teaching Assistant

Mariana Clament

Teaching Assistant

Nur Diyana Binti Md Ismadi

Teaching Assistant

Ratha Gunasegran

Teaching Assistant

Shuruthi A/P Subramaniam

Teaching Assistant

Anggun Ileeya Binti Rosleen

Teaching Assistant - EAL

Yogesvary A/P Subramaniam

Teaching Assistant

Carolyn Chella Ganesan

Teaching Assistant

Sweta Chandrasakeran

Teaching Assistant

Secondary School

Bo David Tingstrom

Head Of Sixth Form

Charles Dormer

Head Of English

Kevin Lee

Head Of Humanities / School Careers Guidance Counsellor

Mikaela Tingstrom

Head Of Science

Au Zexian

Head Of Whole School Creative & Performing Arts

Mui Hui Theng

Head of Secondary Mathematics

Ooi Seok Theng

KS3 Phase Leader

Lim Xiang Yi

KS4 Phase Leader

Hiu Tung Olivia Leung

English Teacher

Joanne Bourne

Mathematics Teacher

Sarah Fibke

English Teacher

Sharina Angeli Graeme

Social Studies Teacher

Abdul Baqi Naeem

Science Teacher

Joseph Opio

Computer Science Teacher

Nurshazwani Binti Abdul Halim

Laboratory Assistant

Whole School

Paul Benjamin Nockels

Head Of PE

Reenuga A/P Naderajan

Head Of Bahasa

Chong Oi Kah

Head Of Mandarin

Yik Lay Yean

Head of Inclusion, SEN

Magdalane Sayu Anak Amat

Head of Whole School EAL

Ann Gabrielle Chin

ELL Teacher

Tan Tze Ling (Iris)

Mandarin Teacher

Deborah Martin

Teacher Of Music

Ee Yi Zhen

Teacher Of Mandarin

Nur Shazana Bini Jainudeen

Teacher Of English

Jaya Jothi Arjuna Perumal

Teacher Of Humanities

Admin Team

Ang Pei Shan

Marketing Designer

D.Anjelin a/p M.S.David

Nursery Assistant

Lee Choon Tatt

Marketing Manager

Noor Azimah Binti Ahmad

Bus Marshall/Admin Assistant

Nurshazlin Binti Mokhtar

Database Administrator

Pannirselvan A/L Nagarajan

Maintenance Supervisor

Part E-Wen

Senior Finance Executive

Poh Weng Sin

Assistant Manager - Enrolment

Nur Salina Binti Nazli

Receptionist Cum Admin Assistant

Ravita Purba

Operations Manager

Sumatah A/P Christie Kumar

Personal Assistant To Principal

Teoh Pin Hoon

Senior Enrolment Executive

Vighneswaran A/L Rengaiah

Maintenance Supervisor

Yeoh Huey Ting

School Counsellor

Leong Pik Yee

Senior Parent Engagement Exec

XCL International School Penang is committed to safeguarding children and will ensure that recruitment procedures adhere to safer recruitment guidance. All staff will be subject to an enhanced UK Disclosure and Barring Service check and/or equivalent overseas police check where relevant.

James Bourne
James Bourne

Design Technology Teacher


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Ng Joo Kim
Ng Joo Kim

Teacher of Mathematics


Master’s Degree and Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching

Kim joined GEMS International School Pearl City, Penang (now XCL International School, Penang) in August 2016. Prior to joining GEMS, she was Head of Mathematics and KS4 Coordinator in another international school in Malaysia. Kim is an experienced Mathematics teacher who has taught KS2 to KS5, specialised in preparing students for the Cambridge examination. Her passion for Mathematics is something she loves to share with students, regardless of their level of ability. Kim doesn’t believe in rote learning and memorising formulas and instead, works with children on their understanding of Mathematical concepts to better appreciate the subject. When not teaching, she enjoys traveling and she has been a global volunteer, working in schools in China and Taiwan.

Ooi Siew Win
Ooi Siew Win

Teacher of Science


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Chuah Shiou Yin
Chuah Shiou Yin (Tracy)

Teacher of Mandarin


Bachelor Degree and Diploma in Education

A mandarin teacher that has been in Education for 16 years. Tracy has 12 years of experience in both primary stage and 4 years in Secondary international school. Prior to this, Tracy has gained a counselling qualification with certificate. Tracy had an experience become a supervisor and tutor in both learning centre and tuition centre too. Tracy is a caring and responsible educator, hoping to cultivate students that contribute to society.

Loshini C Balakarishnan
Loshini C Balakarishnan

Teaching Assistant


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Evangeline Mui
Evangeline Mui

Head of Mathematics


Prior to joining BXCL, Evangeline has worked in national and private schools, teaching Maths and Science. Her curiosity in learning has led her to pursue Masters in Education. Evangeline believes that learning truly takes place when students are able to apply the skills and knowledge in real-life. In her free time, Evangeline enjoys cycling and exploring new trails to keep fit. She is also a qualified teacher for classical ballet.

Peter Ferrier
Peter Ferrier

Head of Primary


Barry Conway
Barry Conway

Assistant Head of Primary/ Upper Primary Phase Leader


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Lacie Koay
Lacie Koay

Foundation Stage Teacher


Bachelor in Early Childhood Education

Lacie has been teaching in the education field since 2013. She is a joyful and passionate teacher toward children’s learning, their holistic development and character building. And she strongly believes that children should thrive better at their own pace while they have a secure, safe, and supportive environment for them to explore. Most of the time, she likes to read self-help, child development, and parenting books to get more knowledge and better skills in order to scaffold the children in their learning as well as to build them with the positive self-image with their self-control, resilience, and confidence.

Rachel Black
Rachel Black

Foundation Stage Teacher


Rachel joined us from Scotland in 2021 as our FS2 class teacher. Rachel graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with a BA (Hons) Business with Marketing degree and has experience working in marketing. In 2017 she completed a PGDE in Primary Education at the University of Strathclyde.

Rachel has 6 years of experience in teaching a range of stages throughout the primary school with the majority of this experience being in Early Years.

Rachel believes that creating a stimulating, positive and nurturing learning environment where each child feels happy, safe and valued will allow students to thrive and succeed in their own learning journey.

Navid Moarefi
Navid Moarefi

Year 3 Teacher


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Christopher McLaughlin
Christopher McLaughlin

Year 6 Teacher


Chris is currently in his second year here at BXCL, having moved to Penang from his native Scotland in November 2021.

As a teacher of six years' experience, Chris enjoys challenging all students to fulfill their potential and especially enjoys teaching both Maths and PE. He holds an undergraduate degree in Sports Studies (BA Hons) from the University of Stirling and completed his PGDE at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, in 2016.

Outside of the classroom, Chris' passion and talents lie in football. He is a UEFA-qualified coach and analyst with experience in Scotland, The USA and a number of other countries working for clubs Celtic FC, and Stirling Albion amongst others. Chris will be undertaking a Masters course through UCFB University, England, from September of this year.

Asha Asvineenair
Asha Asvineenair

Co Teacher


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Sitaramarao Nageswerarav
Sitaramarao Nageswerarav

School Advisory Board Parent Representative


Dr Rao is a parent of two primary school children. A medical Doctor by trade, he has been an active member of the school community for many years having acted as class rep and Parent Support Group Chairman.

Poh Jin Hor
Poh Jin Hor

School Advisory Board Parent Representative


Dr Hor is a parent of a Year 12 student. He has an interest in education beyond the school in his role as Principal Consultant and Managing Partner with Dream Cather who provide Technical Training to the Electrical and Electronic industry. Dr Hor has been an active member of the Parent Support Group.

Pushpaanjali Rajandran
Pushpaanjali Rajandran

Receptionist


Write the Education here

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Anthony Partington
Anthony Partington

School Advisory Board Chairman and Designated Sageguarding Governor


Mr Partington has 20 years’ experience as a teacher and school leader, joining GEMS International School Tropicana Metropark, soon to be Sri KDU International School Subang Jaya, in February 2019 as Principal. He was later promoted to the role of Executive Principal for the Sri KDU group and then to his current role of CEO for XCL Malaysia.

Lyn Yeong
Lyn Yeong

Senior Parent Relations Executive


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Natasha Bt Abd Halim Zahid
Natasha Bt Abd Halim Zahid

Office Assistant