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EtonHouse Malaysia

Teaching Staff

Nursery 1
 

Chloe is the Classroom assistant in Nursery 1 and speaks Chinese, English and also Bahasa Melayu. She comes from the small town of Penang, Malaysia and is currently pursuing a Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Segi College, Subang Jaya.

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As today's young learners are undoubtedly challenged by an increasingly fast-paced and technologically-characterized environment, it has become the weighted responsibility of the early childhood educator. Therefore, my educational philosophy in early childhood education is to create and facilitate excellence in the life experiences of young children. I believe that parents and family are the most significant persons in the child's life. We strive to work in a partnership with the families to benefit the child. I always welcome families at all times and encourage daily communication between parents and I . Parents and family members are encouraged to actively participate in my teaching program. I believe that each child is a unique individual who develops at his/her own rate. I strive to provide culturally, linguistically, and developmentally appropriate programs that focus on the process of learning and help children enjoy successful experiences. I believe that a stable, safe, healthy, comfortable, and culturally relevant environment is crucial to a child's physical, emotional, social, cognitive and creative growth. I believe in positive guidance techniques. By establishing consistent, age appropriate limits, I help the children function in their world. I hope my teaching aid and lesson plans can help to develop in children a sense of independence, social competence, confidence and responsibility.

Nursery 2A
 
Ng Hui Ling (Yvonne) - Classroom Teacher

Yvonne is a Nursery 2 teacher. Her qualifications include: Masters of Education – University of Queensland, Bachelor of Early Childhood Education – University of Southern Queensland, International Diploma in Montessori Pedagogy – Segi College.

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I believe that each and every child has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world. I will help each child to develop their potential by believing in them as capable individuals. By creating a teaching environment that fosters children’s creativity and thirst for learning. Children are able to experience new things through play and inquiry, building healthy relationships and feeling proud of who they are. It is so wonderful to see learning as a joy and adventure for children.

Anna Kok May Yee is the Assistant Teacher in the Nursery 2. She received her Bachelor (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies from University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom and a Diploma in Early Childhood Education from Methodist College Kuala Lumpur.

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A child’s early years is vital for his or her holistic development. Children’s creativity can be extended when teachers provide appropriate guidance. This allows children’s vivid imagination to be achieved through explorations in their surroundings. I believe that every child is unique as they assimilate different learning experiences into their daily lives. Children should be recognized as a prime concern as they represent the future, shaping the society to become respectable citizens. 

Nursery 2B
 

Hailing from Sabah, Hillary is a Nursery 2 teacher who graduated from Queensland University of Technology with Bachelor of Creative Industries (Dance) and TAFE Queensland with Diploma of Children’s Services.

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I believe that every child is unique and learn in different ways. My approach to teaching and learning is to respect differences and diversity in all aspects. Apart from meeting children’s needs, I believe that we, as educators, play a crucial role in supporting children’s learning and development. In conjunction with that, I would like to develop a positive partnership with families to promote the best outcome for children.

Anna Kok May Yee is the Assistant Teacher in the Nursery 2. She received her Bachelor (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies from University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom and a Diploma in Early Childhood Education from Methodist College Kuala Lumpur.

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A child’s early years is vital for his or her holistic development. Children’s creativity can be extended when teachers provide appropriate guidance. This allows children’s vivid imagination to be achieved through explorations in their surroundings. I believe that every child is unique as they assimilate different learning experiences into their daily lives. Children should be recognized as a prime concern as they represent the future, shaping the society to become respectable citizens. 

Kindergarten
 

Tarra Laroga Tanauan is the Kindergarten Teacher. Her qualifications include Bachelor of Science in Commerce (Centro Escolar University, Philippines), Certificate in Child Development and Family Studies (Pam Arnold College), Certificate in Nursery Management (Segi College), Diploma in ITTT (International TEFL Teacher Training) TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)

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As an educator, I have profound interest in the children’s point of view. I acknowledge their powerful minds and I have utmost curiosity in finding out how they think. I value and respect a child’s right to a conducive learning environment, their rights to be safe and be protected, to be loved and cared for and their rights to be just children. Letting children be children and giving them that control over their learning experience with guidance from their teachers, is what I believe would make them happy and well-rounded children.

Danielle Louise Corbett is the classroom assistant for the kindergarten class. Her qualifications include Bachelor of Arts in Media Communications, Certificate in Communication Studies and TEFL Certificate (focused on Early Years English teaching).

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Children are rich and capable who actively construct their knowledge and understandings about the world through interactions with their surroundings. Therefore, a stimulating learning environment that allows children to explore, discover and investigate is significant in their learning process. A teaching approach that is responsive to children, including their strengths, needs and interests is essential to support children to learn at their fullest potential. I always believe that children learn best when the learning experiences are meaningful to them.

I studied at University of Tunku Abdul Rahman with Bachelor of Arts (HONS) in Chinese Studies.As a teacher I believe that we need to respect and appreciate each child as a unique individual with various learning styles and personalities and our responsibility is to support the child's own development through the learning activities.I also believe we must choose only the finest literature, song , poems, and rhymes to give our children, because these language models are the seeds that inspire our children who love using language and grow them into powerful writers and thinkers.

Year 1
 

Mary is the classroom Teacher for Year 1 (Primary). She received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Education (focus in Primary Years) from the University of New Brunswick.

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I am from a small town outside of Toronto, Canada. Previous to joining the Etonhouse family, I was living and teaching in South Korea for two years. I believe that school is a diverse and rich setting in which students, parents and teachers can come together as a community in order to aid students in building respect for themselves, each other and their environment. In doing so, students are able to achieve personal and academic success while building self-confidence and life skills. This will in turn enable them to develop as caring, knowledgeable and reflective lifelong learners.

Born and raised in Karak, Pahang, Magesh Muthu Naikar spent her childhood growing up on a farm. She is passionate about Early Childhood Education and has just finished a Diploma in Teaching Early Childhood at DiKa College, Subang, Malaysia. She started her teaching career with EtonHouse in March 2012.

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I am passionate and ambitious about young children discovering their abilities and providing them with the knowledge, skills and values to make them lifelong learners. I continually aspire to be a facilitator and observer of children (and lead one day) in education and thoroughly enjoy this journey. I am extremely fortunate to work alongside a brilliant team of dedicated teachers at EtonHouse. I strongly believe that parents are a child's first teacher and a positive partnership between parents and teachers is necessary to facilitate each child grow and develop into well rounded, confident and happy learners.

Chyn Fong is the Mandarin teaching assistant in Year 1 and Kindergarten. She received a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education from University of Southern Queensland.

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Children are rich and capable who actively construct their knowledge and understandings about the world through interactions with their surroundings. Therefore, a stimulating learning environment that allows children to explore, discover and investigate is significant in their learning process. A teaching approach that is responsive to children, including their strengths, needs and interests is essential to support children to learn at their fullest potential. I always believe that children learn best when the learning experiences are meaningful to them.

Year 2/3
 

 

ESL Support
 

Helen is our English as a second language teacher. She graduated with a BA(Hons) in Performing Arts from King Alfred’s College in Winchester, UK. When she relocated from England, to Malaysia she obtained a Certificate in TEFL.

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Anyone can have an influence on a child. I believe it is the responsibility of teachers to make sure their influence is positive, encouraging and developmental, helping the child to find their joy of learning, by pushing the boundaries of what they believe they know. Children love to discover, nature, facts, language and to share what they have learnt. I provide support and guidance for the children, on their journey of discovery into the English Language.

Support Associates
 

Foong Gaik Im is in charge of Accounts and Financing.

Ayu is in charge of Accounts and Financing as well as Parent Liason Team.

A graduate of International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Nadiah Azahar graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) with a minor in Marketing. As a Parent Liason Executive, she is responsible for students' admission and taking care of parents.