Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)

The purpose of the PTA is to generally advance the education of the students at ISP by providing and assisting in the provision of facilities for education at the school and facilitating communication between parents of students and the ISP. To further this object the PTA may :

  • Facilitate liaison between parents and the Principal and staff of the School for the benefit or welfare of the students of the School.
  • Engage in activities (including social events) that support the School and promote the welfare of the students attending it.

 

Membership

All parents or guardians of students who are currently at the School are members of the Association. When a member ceases to have a child in the School they cease to be a member of the Association.

PTA Committee

Ranmit Gill (Chair)

Ranmit is a lawyer by profession and an ex banker. Currently he is involved with various NGO and charitable organizations where he acts as Legal Adviser. He is the President for Southlake Terraces, Desa ParkCity Residents’ Association, Chairman Liaison Committee of Desa ParkCity Clubhouse, Senior Vice President Tatt Khalsa Sikh Temple, a member of Sikh Welfare Malaysia and Interfaith Organisation under the Prime Minister’s respectively.

May Ng (Secretary)

May and her family recently returned to Malaysia after more than a decade being posted abroad. Both children have adjusted well to ISP and May has immersed herself in the ISP school community by volunteering as a class parent representative and as secretary in the interim PTA committee. The highlight of her expatriate stint was the setting up of a community project that empowers the disadvantaged in Shanghai. Upon her return, she collaborated with the Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia to lead a similar project locally. Formally qualified as a CPA, May hopes to draw on her varied background and best PTA practices from her experience in top notch international schools across Asia and give back to the school through serving on the PTA@ISP committee.

Robin Duncan (Treasurer)

Robin comes to ISP from the United States after time in Indonesia and London. Her professional background consists of 20 years as an educator. Before leaving the US she was a professor of education directing a masters degree program for new teachers. She and her husband have two children at ISP. As a family they enjoy exploring nature and travelling. Currently Robin is serving as an educational resource for a refugee school in Klang.

Melinda Roos (Vice Chair)

Melinda, whose family relocated to Malaysia from The Netherlands four years ago, has two children attending ISP. She has a wide range of business experience, including being a Business Development Manager, a columnist in various publications, an instructor in an international business school, running her own retail company, and in the real estate market. These experiences and skills will help to build a healthy way of communicating and team collaboration within the ISP community through the PTA.

Elizabeth Arcos (Assistant Secretary)

Liz was born and raised in Mexico City. Her professional background includes working in Accounting, Finance and Human Resources. Prior to moving to Malaysia, Liz lived in Canada, Madagascar and France. She enjoys helping at ISP with different school events as well as being the class representative for her child’s group. Liz’ interests include travelling, scrap-booking and playing the piano.

Antonia Andison (Assistant Treasurer)

Antonia came to Malaysia from Aberdeenshire, Scotland where she worked as a youth worker, mentoring young people through school and into further education and employment. With her partner and two children they moved to Kuala Lumpur two years ago and have loved all that South East Asia has to offer. As a keen highland dancer Antonia likes to keep fit and as a family they have loved exploring the great outdoors while on their travels. Having been class rep and a willing volunteer in the ISP community she was very happy to join the PTA@ISP as a committee member.

Andrew Dalton (President)

Andrew, who has been the Principal of ISP since the school opened in 2011, brings with him a wealth of international school leadership experience, having worked in world-class schools across Asia and the Middle-East. His previous positions include: (i) Principal of Green School, (Bali); (ii) Headmaster of Bromsgrove International School (Thailand); (iii) Deputy Head of Tanglin Trust School (Singapore); (iv) Head of Houses at St.Christopher’s International School (Bahrain). Two of the above mentioned schools were recently listed in the top eight international schools in the world. Andrew is also the Chairman of AIMS (Association of International Malaysian Schools).

Andrew, who was born and raised in the UK, started out his career in engineering before changing profession into teaching. He holds several qualifications, including a Masters Degree in Education from Bath University, the UK National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) from the National College of School Leadership (NCSL), a Bachelor of Engineering Degree with Honours from Liverpool University, and a Mathematics Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from Lancaster University. Andrew is a keen sportsman and is actively involved in charity work.

Ian Pittman (Teacher Representative)

After gaining a BA Honours Degree in Primary Education, Ian taught in an ‘outstanding’ school in the UK, which won the Best Whole School category in the National ICT Awards. Ian moved to Malaysia in 2002, where he taught at a leading international school in Kuala Lumpur, holding the positions of Year Leader, Head of Primary ICT and Learning Technologies Leader. In 2007 he became an Apple Distinguished Educator and represents Malaysia on Apple’s Education Advisory Board. He often presents on various aspects of educational technology at conferences around the region.

Before entering the teaching profession, Ian earned a living as a rock drummer, a television camera operator, and ran a video production company. In 1990 he founded a charity, spending several years supporting orphanages in Romania. He has travelled extensively and has never overlooked the opportunity to try something new.

Ian enjoys mountain biking, swimming, photography, and is always excited about learning with technology. But most of all, he loves having adventures with his family.

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