Our Team

Our team, comprising of highly experienced teachers and staff leaders, are the pillars of our strength and success. As the link between practice and theory, the role of our leadership team is crucial in personalising our approach of amazing learning for the benefit of each and every child.

Beyond classroom education, our passionate internationally diverse and caring teachers are committed to helping pupils develop core attributes necessary to attain success in their learning. This is achieved through our outstanding group of specialist staff members who nurture in the children academic curiosity and a love of learning.

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Leadership Team

Ms Benyna Richards
(BA Hons & MA Hons & PGDE)

Principal

Benyna has multiple years of experience in the education industry, having served numerous roles as a teacher, Head of Department, Chair of Governors researcher and trainer. 

Prior to joining The Perse School Singapore, Benyna was the Professional Development Director at Tanglin Trust School. As a member of the leadership team, her role included strategic leadership and management, leading staff development and developing links within and beyond the school community with a range of organisations, such as the Federation of British International Schools in South East Asia and Caring for Cambodia. 

Benyna, originally from Cornwall, UK is a long distant runner and can often be seen on the trails of Singapore and possibly making her own Cornish Pasties! 

Mr Roger Teng
(BA & PGDE)
Deputy Principal

A graduate of the University of Maryland, Roger has worked in various sectors since graduating from university. Prior to joining the educational field, he spent over 16 years in Sales and Marketing with a multi-national company. He has over 10 years’ experience in the education industry, having served in numerous roles as a teacher.

Prior to joining the Perse School Singapore, Roger was the Head of Department for English at Anglo-Chinese School (Junior). As a member of the senior leadership team, his role included leadership and management, staff development, and pupil welfare.

Roger’s hobby is travelling around the world to experience the similarities and differences amongst cultures. At times you may find him hiking in remote places as well.  

Heads of Departments

Mr Andrew Morse, PGCE and BA English Literature
Head Of Department (English) and Academic Programme Coordinator

Awarded a first-class degree in English Literature (BA Hons), Andrew started his career teaching as a class-teacher with Croughton All Saints Primary School (UK), which was ranked amongst the top three schools in the country for their summative results. He left to pursue his subject-specialism and moved to Winchester House Prep School (UK) where he spent three years as Head of English.

Andrew lives at NTU with his wife who is Professor of Education there and his two young children.

Miss Shaye Au, PGDE (Secondary) and BSc. Pure Mathematics
Head Of Department (Mathematics)
With a strong passion for teaching and learning, Shaye has been in the field of education for over 12 years. Teaching mainly Mathematics, but also trained in teaching Physics and English as a second or foreign language, Shaye has taught not only across multiple syllabuses in both local and international schools, but also across the various age groups ranging from KS 1 to KS 4. Formerly a trained semi-professional dancer as well as a certified group fitness instructor, Shaye is an active individual who has taught dance and BodyCombat programmes in schools and gymnasiums respectively.
Mrs Stella Rainalter, BA (Hons) in Education (Chinese Language)
Head Of Department (Chinese)
With a strong passion and love for teaching Chinese language, Stella pursued her subject-specialism and earned a BA (Hons) in Education (Chinese Language). She began her teaching career in a local school and has taught children aged 7-12. With over 9 years of experience in the field of Education, Stella is experienced in teaching both Chinese as a mother-tongue as well as a foreign language. Having been a semi-professional dancer appearing in public performances, Stella continues with her active lifestyle by hitting the gym and dancing in her free time. During the weekends, she can be seen exploring different recipes- especially German and Italian desserts- in the kitchen.
Mr Jeffri Khalid (BSc & PGDE)
Head Of Department (Science & ICT)

Graduated from National Institute of Education, Jeffri has been an educator since 2002. He was previously based in Anglo-Chinese School (Junior) and has served in the school management team as a Subject Head (ICT) and Year Head (Upper Primary). Passionate in science and mathematics subjects, he specialised in training fellow teachers and students in higher order science and mathematics programmes. Jeffri was also a key pioneer in ACSJ’s creative-problem solving community, leading several teams to clinch top positions at the international level competing against teams from US, Europe and China.  
 
Jeffri enjoys watching football games. He considers himself an avid Liverpool FC supporter and loves collecting their jerseys. He also loves motorsports and follows the F1 GP arena. 

Ms Sara Ngooi
(MA & BA Hons)

Head Of Department (Music) and Examinations Officer

Sara has 10 years of music performing experience and 16 years of music teaching experience. She has worked with students from 4 to 60 years of age who have been inspired to learn an instrument. Sara had 5 years of full-time music lecturing experience at the contemporary music department of UCSI University in Malaysia and taught music in Alice Smith International School and Nexus International Schools in Malaysia.   

Originally from Malaysia, Sara moved to Norway in 2012 with her husband and worked for 2 years teaching music at the Oslo International School. During her stay in Norway, she also took up the role of organist and choir pianist at Metodistkirken på Grünerløkka in Oslo, Norway. After moving back to Malaysia for 3 years, she went on another adventure moving to Singapore in 2019 with her husband and 2 young daughters. She spends her free time exploring different recipes in the kitchen and enjoys long walks at the beautiful parks in Singapore with her daughters.

Ms Arabella Lambe
Head of Admissions and Marketing

With over 9 years’ experience in the Education sector, Arabella has worked extensively in both Admissions & Marketing. Originally from Cornwall, UK, Arabella has spent many years in Asia since moving to Hong Kong with her husband in 2007. She was responsible for the General Management as well as Admissions & Marketing of Woodland’s Montessori Pre-School Mid-Levels and went on to launch Woodland’s Pre-School in Sai Kung (Hong Kong), before settling down and having a family. She moved to Singapore in 2020 with her husband, 3 children, 2 dogs and 2 hamsters – yes, she enjoys a busy lifestyle! In her spare time she may be seen cycling, hiking and generally on the go.

POPs — People of Perse School

The People of Perse School organise a variety of fun and social events, such as summer and Christmas fetes, dances and quiz nights throughout the year to raise money for the school. This also helps brings together our parent community. POPs meet approximately once a month. Anyone is welcome at these meetings and can join the committee to discuss ideas and plan upcoming fundraising for the school. It doesn’t matter if parents can’t make every meeting and it is always very informal! Dates are advertised in the fortnightly Principal’s Newsletter. POPS would welcome new volunteers to help with fundraising. There is no minimum commitment so please consider joining us.
Joining POPS is a great way of meeting other parents whilst helping to raise money for our children and school to benefit from.”

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