Straits International School


Location: Malaysia
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 3 - 16 years

About Straits International School

A fascinating fusion of the East and West, Penang embraces modernity while retaining its traditions and old world charm. These are reflected in its harmonious multiracial populace and well-preserved heritage buildings which led to George Town being accorded a listing as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site recently.

Straits International School benefits from a highly professional, committed and hardworking staff. We seek to appoint staff who are committed to working as part of a team, sharing expertise and subscribing to the vision and ethos of the school, based upon academic rigour, community spirit and service. Working as part of the Straits Team is professionally challenging and equally rewarding. Our pupils are delightful, motivated, enthusiastic and eager to learn. They deserve only the very best that we, as teachers, can offer. Our experienced and committed staff give generously of their time, patience and humour, contributing to the success of the school at every level.

Staff turnover has been very low in our first three years of operations. Now, as we open a new campus in Rawang, as well as expand our current school in Penang, the time has come to greatly increase our senior leadership team. We hope you will join us.

Quotes from New Teachers

"This is not only my first teaching post in Asia but the first time I have even been here. It is all new to me but working at Straits is a wonderful experience and a great opportunity. The staff have been so helpful and welcoming, and the students are amazing! I may be learning more from them than they are from me!"  Harriet Glover, French Teacher.
"Working here at Straits has been a fresh challenge for me, as I now teach both Drama and Music, alongside new responsibilities around school. However, it's a fun challenge. What I noticed from day one, is that the pupils really do live up to the expectations of the school motto: they work hard to benefit all members of the school community, not just themselves. I am enjoying teaching pupils who are enthusiastic and engaged, and who have made me feel so welcome. I'm also continuing to explore what Penang has to offer, following advice from staff and pupils alike." Ellie Saunders, Performing Arts Teacher.


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Address: Penang Campus, No. 2, Lilitan Sungai Tiram, Tingkat Mahsuri 1, Bayan Lepas, Penang, 11900, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 643 1815
Positions available at Straits International School