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Senior School

1. Steven Reid   Steven Reid

Head of Senior School

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I fully believe that, in order to lead a school successfully, a leader must have a good understanding of the entire school and a strong appreciation of the job roles of colleagues at each level within the organisation. I have ensured that throughout my career that I have progressed organically, gaining a solid foundation at how to lead effectively at middle-management level and then within senior leadership. I consider it a genuine honour to be able to influence the lives of young people. I am fully committed to my personal philosophy of lifelong learning and am delighted to have the opportunity to continue to learn from the students and colleagues around me on a daily basis.

I have completed the Chartered College of Teaching accreditation within Leadership and recently began the National Professional Qualification for Headship. Completing these was a challenge and yet at the same time, it was incredibly rewarding. This is how I believe learning should be. Students and teachers should be challenged to push themselves every day.


Arnaud Germain
Head of Pastoral, Teacher Of French

Country of Origin: France
Academic Qualifications: Masters in teaching French as a Foreign Language. PGCE

Arnaud is French and has a PGCE as well as a master's degree in teaching French as a foreign language.

Arnaud has worked in the United Kingdom, Malawi, Kenya, Egypt, Tanzania, and now Malaysia. He has taught pupils ranging from Y5 in Primary to Y13 in Secondary, teaching GCSE/IGCSE, A'Level, and IB DP. He also served as a Form Tutor, Assistant Head of Year, Deputy Principal, and Head of Faculty.

Arnaud enjoys being outside and works as a scuba diving instructor. He played club football as a goalkeeper in three different countries and has coached various age groups since he was 19 years old. He is an amateur wildlife photographer with a passion for wildlife. Arnaud enjoys travelling with his family and learning about new places and cultures.

2. Sophie Mason   Sophie Roseanna Mason

Head of English

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Sophie graduated Newcastle University with honours in Classics - Latin and Ancient Greek Language and Literature - before training as an English teacher at the University of Bristol. Since then, Sophie has taught English Language and Literature at all levels in Secondary School and in various different contexts, most recently in Sri Lanka. She has been a Head of Department for over five years, as well as taking on other leadership roles in schools. Sophie particularly enjoys ensuring the English curriculum is diverse and engaging, and inspiring a love of reading in students.
Sophie enjoys reading, yoga, playing hockey, cooking, and exploring new places

5. Kathleen Cleeves  

Kathleen Cleeves
Teacher of English

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Academic Qualifications: MA Education in an International Context (Distinction); PGCE; BA Hons English with Women’s Studies (First)

Kathleen Cleeves brings to Repton International School twenty years of teaching experience, fifteen of which she gained in international schools in Italy, Vietnam, and Myanmar. She graduated with honours from the University of Gloucestershire in the United Kingdom with a degree in English and Women's Studies and a PGCE. Kathleen has taught Secondary English at all levels, including KS3, GCSE, IGCSE, A Level, and IB. She is also a Cambridge Examiner for IGCSE English as a Second Language – speaking component and a certified CELTA teacher. Kathleen earned a Master's Degree in International Education from the University of Bath in 2015. Her previous responsibilities included coordinating language across the primary school in her previous post in Italy, as well as successfully leading the Y7 English team in Vietnam. She enjoys preparing students for LAMDA Reading for Performance Exams and has run a variety of creative writing courses, which she hopes to continue in her new position at Repton International School. Kathleen is especially excited to contribute to the larger Repton School Community, and she is coming in Johor Bahru with her three-year-old daughter.

She enjoys running, creative writing, yoga, and exploring new places and meeting new people with her young daughter.

13. Jonathan Seet  

Jonathan Seet
Head of Maths

Country of Origin: Malaysia
Academic Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Statistics), Master of Education (Educational Leadership)

Since graduating from the University of Melbourne, Australia, Jonathan has taught Mathematics in various schools and curriculums in Malaysia, the United Kingdom and China.

He has taught Mathematics, Further Mathematics (International Advanced Levels), and Advanced Placement Calculus AB/BC. He pioneered and ran a weekly reading programme for high achievers, assisting learners to master skills and techniques in Mathematics that will be functional to their individual field of study. This programme resulted in two successful University of Cambridge admissions (Mathematics & Natural Sciences) and one University of Oxford admission (Earth Science) in 2021.

Jonathan is deeply passionate about football and is a Football Association of Malaysia certified grassroots coach. He has represented University of Melbourne in football, basketball, and rugby. YNWA.

14. Daniel Sinnott  

Daniel Sinnott
Teacher of Maths

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Academic Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with Education

Daniel spent his first five years of teaching as a secondary school Mathematics teacher in Liverpool, his hometown. He has been the Mathematics teacher at Dulwich College Yangon in Myanmar for the past four years, teaching students from middle school to IGCSE. Daniel enjoys puzzles and problem solving and has organised both in-school and online interhouse and interschool Mathematics competitions. Daniel enjoyed participating in Dulwich's sports programmes during his time there. He established a thriving golf academy in collaboration with Myanmar's leading golf course, as well as coaching and chaperoning the school's Football and Rugby teams both in Myanmar and internationally.

Daniel's main hobby outside of teaching is golf, and he is looking forward to playing all of the fantastic golf courses that Johor Bahru has to offer.

15. Joan Malabuyoc  

Joan Malabuyoc
Teacher of Maths

Country of Origin: Philippines
Academic Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Bachelor of Secondary Education (Major in Physical Science, Minor in Mathematics)
Master of Arts in Education (Major in Early Childhood Education)

Joan has been a teacher for nearly two decades, 15 of them in international schools as a Mathematics and Science teacher with various coordinator roles. She began her career in Laguna, Philippines, and later relocated to Manila, where she began teaching the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme. She has taught across the IB curriculum as an experienced IBO teacher (PYP, MYP and DP). She is currently heavily involved with the Cambridge programme (Lower Secondary, IGCSE, and A-Levels) and serves as the IB Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) Coordinator.

She enjoys rock climbing and cross-stitching.

8. Joel Angel  

Joel Doguil Angel
Head of Science

Country of Origin: Philippines
Academic Qualifications: BSc Physics and Mathematics Education
MSc Teaching Physics
Postgraduate Research in Curriculum Development and Physics Education

Joel has spent the last twenty-five years teaching in the Philippines, Japan, and Malaysia. As a science educator, he exemplifies himself as a well-rounded mentor and supervisor who selflessly shares his skills and knowledge with his students and colleagues, having earned both a BSc and a Masters Degree in Physics. He has worked with people from various cultures, which has given him a better understanding of the workplace environment. From 2007 to 2009, Joel received a postgraduate research scholarship - teacher training in Japan through the MONBUKAGAKUSHO (MEXT) Scholarship programme. His IBDP and international teaching career began in Japan, where he worked as an IBDP Physics teacher, JHS Science and Math teacher, EE and CAS supervisor. He also attended Physics, TOK, and Internal Assessment subject-specific workshops. His interest in developing a science educational learning model that seeks to deepen systematic instructional processes to learners on different platforms around the world who are interconnected through modern technology or physical programme exchange while sharing culture and different study approaches demonstrates his passion for science.

Joel enjoys reading, jogging, guitar playing, singing, bowling, and cooking.

10. Makatleho Leballo  

Makatleho Alletta Leballo
Teacher of Science

Country of Origin: Lesotho
Academic Qualifications: BSc With majors in Biology and Chemistry
PGCE (Further education and training) with physical sciences
BEd Hons Inclusive Education

Alleta has over nine years of international education experience with the IGCSE and IBDP curricula. She previously worked at an international school in Lesotho, Machabeng College International School of Lesotho, where she held various leadership positions related to IGCSE coordination and CIS (Council of International Schools) accreditation. She has a plethora of IBDP short courses in chemistry and TOK, as well as Ontario International School leadership courses, which have set the tone for her professional practise in the classroom. She is currently pursuing her MEd in Inclusive Education, which is one of her passions as an educator, researcher, and lifelong learner. As the dynamics of educational practise change, one aspect remains critical: education must be available to all.

She likes to read, jog, meditate, and spend time with her son.

9. Lajos Papp  

Lajos Papp
Teacher of Science

Country of Origin: Hungary
Academic Qualifications: MSc Biology, BA English

Lajos began his teaching career in Budapest, Hungary, where he taught Hungarian NC, KS4 NC Biology in English, and IBDP Biology at both levels. He then became a teacher at an international school in Budapest, where he taught KS3 Science, KS4 IGCSE Biology, and IBDP Biology. He taught KS4 IGCSE Biology and IBDP Biology at his previous International School in Budapest. Over the past two decades, he has worked as an assistant examiner marking IBDP exam papers.

In his spare time, Lajos enjoys travelling, participating in various physical activities, and watching movies.

11. Henryk Flak  

Henryk Flak
Head of Humanities

Country of Origin: Australia
Academic Qualifications: Bachelor of Economics (Hons); Graduate Diploma of (Secondary) Education; Certificate in TESOL

Henryk has taught various Australian curriculums (WACE and HSC) as well as the IB. He has taught IB Economics, Business Management, History, and Geography. For the past seven years, he has also served as an external marker for the Western Australian Economics WACE exams.

Henryk oversaw the school's MUN Program while in Hong Kong. He worked as an Economist in Canberra before becoming a teacher.

In his spare time, Henryk enjoys staying fit, cheering on the Fremantle Dockers (of the Australian Football League), and keeping up with current events.

24. Nick Veal  

Nick Richard Veal
Teacher of History

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Nick has been the head of Humanities at two schools teaching all the humanities subjects and has been a director of Humanities leading on the curriculum for over 20 schools in the north of England. He has also been a Head of Year taking on pastoral responsibilities for a whole year group and has lots of experience of getting excellent results for GCSE History.

Nick has also taught English as a foreign language in Lisbon, Portugal and Gaza in Palestine.

In his spare time, he enjoys being outside, sporting activities and has played field hockey. He also loves travelling and learning about different cultures. He is living in Malaysia with his wife and three children.

12. Kekeli Amankwah  

Kekeli Amankwah
Teacher of Geography

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Academic Qualifications: BA (Hons) Geography, Professional Graduate Certificate in Education in Geography

Kekeli was offered the position of Teacher of Geography at Riddlesdown Collegiate in south London after finishing his PGCE in Geography at Goldsmiths College in 2009. He spent an enjoyable six years here, learning from more experienced leaders and mentors to develop his pedagogy.

Kekeli successfully applied for the position of Teacher of Geography at Harris Invictus Academy Croydon, also in south London, in 2015. The school had just opened, and as the first specialist teacher, He had the unique opportunity to build the Geography department from the ground up. In 2017, he was officially recognised as a Subject Leader for Geography as the school grew in size. His time at Harris Invictus was highlighted by his nomination for the ‘Transforming Lives as a Leader' Award at the 2019 Harris Federation Annual Conference.

With his tutor group finishing secondary school in the summer of 2020, Kekeli accepted a maternity cover position at Oxted School in Surrey. He was excited to accept the position of Geography Teacher at Repton International School in early 2021, and he eagerly anticipates starting in September.

Kekeli enjoys football in his spare time and has supported Crystal Palace since he was a child! He also enjoys long-distance walking and documentaries by David Attenborough.

19. Chris Cromey  

Chris Cromey
Teacher of Business

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Christopher graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Secondary PGCE, and earned Qualified Teacher Status in 2011. Since then, he has spent a decade teaching in the UK, Latin America and S.E. Asia.

He has spent the majority of his career as a Head of Department. He is a life-long learner, and has recently completed additional teacher training courses in IBDP Business Management and IGCSE/A Level Business Studies.

Outside of school, Christopher has created partnerships with international schools and global brands, and has run his own physical and online entrepreneurial ventures.

When he is not working, Christopher enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, dog and cat.

21. Lee Choon Mon  

Lee Choon Mon
Head of Arts

Country of Origin: Malaysia
Academic Qualifications: Master in Orchestra Conducting

Mon graduated from Raffles College of Music with First Class Honours and went on to study Applied Music (Major in Performances/Directing) at Dundalk Institute of Technology. The Royal Academy of Music in London awarded him a Master of Music in Conducting.

During his studies, he was mentored by renowned conductors such as David Brophy, Sir Simon Rattle, Thomas Benedict, and Annalisa Monticelli. For his performances of Beethoven's "Egmont Overture" and Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture," he was nominated for "One of the Best Romantic Period Youth Conductor."

He received the prestigious "Michael Van Dessel Choral Conducting Scholar Award" in 2017. He was the Deputy Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and his musical career took him to Singapore, Ireland, Hungary, and the United Kingdom, as well as Malaysia, where he conducted performances and directed musicals and operas.

20. Joe Daly  

Joe Daly
Teacher of Arts

Country of Origin: Great Britain
Academic Qualifications: BA(Hons), PGCE, MEd, NPQSL

For many years, Joe has worked as a curriculum leader and teacher of Art & Design and Design Technology. He has taught students in both subjects from year 7 to A level both in Malaysia and in England. He has also taught PE in addition to design courses and enjoys facilitating EAL learning.

He studied international education models and curriculum design for his Masters degree. His main focus was on removing learning barriers like disadvantage and learning needs like language acquisition.

He has been a lifelong rugby fan (although he no longer plays), and he enjoys mountain biking, squash, and exploring new places with his camera.

4. Christina Jones  

Christina Jones
Teacher of Drama

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Academic Qualifications: BA Hons Drama and Classics (1:1) University of Birmingham, PGCE in Secondary Drama Manchester Metropolitan University

Christina began teaching Speech and Drama lessons to students aged 3 to 18 while pursuing her undergraduate degree. This sparked her interest in teaching, prompting her to pursue a PGCE in Secondary Drama after graduating. She has since spent several years teaching secondary Drama at Key Stages 3, 4, and 5, as well as leading a successful Drama department as Curriculum Leader.

Christina has directed students in several school productions in addition to her classroom teaching. She has also thoroughly enjoyed assisting students in developing their love of theatre through participation in the Shakespeare Schools Festival and the National Theatre Connections Project.

Christina enjoys reading, hiking, running, and, of course, going to the theatre!

7. Nevzat Yuksel  

Nevzat Yuksel
Head of Computer Science

Country of Origin: Turkey
Academic Qualifications: BSc in Mechanical Engineering, PGCE London Metropolitan University, MSc Computer Science & Maths Education- London South Bank University

Nevzat has been a computer science teacher for over 30 years, serving in a variety of London schools as a teacher, adviser, coordinator, and director. Nevzat has taught ICT and Computer Science at Key Stages 1, 2, 3, GCSE, and A Level.

Nevzat also coordinated and participated actively in a number of Erasmus International Partnership projects involving computer science, robotics, multimedia, and programming.

He enjoys canoeing and sailing in his spare time.

27. Cherry Spencer  

Cherry Blossom Marie Spencer
Head of P.E

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Academic Qualifications: Postgraduate Certificate in Education
Bachelor of Sciences with Honours

Cherry Blossom joined Repton International School in 2020 as a PE teacher with over 11 years of teaching experience. She graduated from the University of Bedfordshire in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports Science and Coaching. In addition, she completed her PGCE in Secondary Education from the University of Leicester.

She enjoys training Muay Thai, watching the UFC, and listening to PodCasts.

26. Andres Martinez  

Andres Martinez
Teacher of P.E

Country of Origin: Colombia
Academic Qualifications: Bachelor in Kinesiology and Masters in international education

Andres earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He then continued his education at Framingham University, where he earned a Master's degree in International Education. He moved to Johor Bahru in 2019 to teach P.E. and swimming. He previously taught in Bangkok for three years before moving to Johor.

He became a Physical Education teacher because he has always led an active lifestyle and believes that healthy eating and exercise can help us maintain our well-being and balance in our lives.

Sports and the outdoors are his passions and something he always looks forward to. Football and running are his favourite sports, and he plays football twice a week and runs a few kilometres once a week.

23. Alexandra De Nyara Comandini  

Alexandra De Nyary Comandini
Head of Modern Foreign Languages

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Alexandra has been a teacher for over 10 years. She earned her Post Graduate Certificate of Education in the UK at Anglia Ruskin University. Following that, she acquired a Masters degree in Translation, Interpreting and Subtitling from the University of Essex, UK. She has had a range of responsibilities over the year. She was Head, House and Head of Year and Head of Department in Jordan, Amman. She moved to Malaysia in 2017 where she was Head of Modern Foreign Language at Marlborough College Malaysia and excited to Join our Repton Family as Subject Leader of MFL. She. She is a very enthusiastic individual with a genuine interest in enhancing pupils’ education. She gives pupils the necessary educational tools so that they can thrive in their future careers and become responsible and have an open mind in regards to other cultures and languages by preparing interesting and engaging lessons.

25. Noorul Akmal binti Shafii  

Noorul Akmal binti Shafii
Teacher of Malay

Country of Origin: Malaysia

Noorul graduated as a teacher from International Islamic University Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and has worked as a Bahasa Melayu teacher for 11 years in both private and international school settings, teaching IGCSE Malay and working with students of all academic abilities from diverse backgrounds.

Noorul enjoys travelling and spending time with her family, and she believes that students should pursue their dreams and work hard in order to achieve their goals in life.

17. Tracy Hey  

Tracy Hey Mong Chii
Teacher of Mandarin

Country of Origin: Malaysia
Academic Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from University of Malaya; Master’s Degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University

Tracy Hey comes to us with extensive experience teaching Mandarin at schools and universities in China, Hong Kong, London, Singapore, and Malaysia. Tracy has been teaching Mandarin at international schools in Penang and Singapore for the past seven years.

She led the Mandarin department at Dover Court International School in Singapore in developing an interactive and dynamic curriculum for 3- to 11-year-olds. In Penang, she worked with IGCSE students to ensure they received high marks.

Tracy has taught students of all ages and abilities, from nursery to IGCSE. Her extensive teaching experience has enabled her to tailor her instruction to students of all levels of Mandarin, from beginners to native speakers.

She enjoys travelling in her spare time. She has gained a wealth of experience and insight into various cultures and people as a result of her travels. She enjoys staying active through a variety of activities such as hiking, exploring new places, and eating delicious food. Tracy enjoys swimming and tries to swim as much as she can in her busy schedule.

18. Pei Hui Ting  

Pei Hui Ting
Teacher of Mandarin

Country of Origin: Malaysia
Academic Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree of Business Administration (National Taipei University, Taiwan )

Pei is Malaysian and has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Her passion for teaching began as a part-time English teacher in a Taiwanese English Tuition Center. Ms Pei returned to her home country and began working as a Mandarin teacher at a preschool. Prior to joining Repton Malaysia, she spent four years teaching IB PYP, MYP Mandarin, and IGCSE Mandarin Foreign Language at an IB international school in Malaysia. She has been teaching Mandarin for 9 years, from Early Years to Senior High School, and specialises in IGCSE Mandarin Foreign Language and IBDP Mandarin from the start. Besides that, she has attended IB PYP, MYP, DP Mandarin Ab initio, and Mandarin B workshops throughout her teaching career.

Pei enjoys travelling, cooking, gardening, jogging, sports activities, and spending time with her family in her spare time.