Senior Leadership Team
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Lam Chee Fong

Principal

Mr Lam Chee Fong graduated from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) with a Bachelor of Mechanical & Production Engineering (Hons). Following that, he joined the Ministry of Education (Singapore) and obtained his Post Graduate Diploma in Education in 1998. He worked in a government school for five years and he was the Head of Physics (cum Acting Head of Science) before he returned to Malaysia to be with his family.

Mr Lam has more than 20 years of experience in the education industry. He joined Sri KDU Secondary School in 2003 as a Physics Teacher and was promoted to Head of Science in less than a year. Subsequently, Mr Lam was promoted to Head of Assessment, Head of Academic & Assessment (Lower Secondary), Deputy Principal of Sri KDU Primary School and Vice Principal of Sri KDU International School, before he became the Principal of Sri KDU Secondary School in end 2015.

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Alicia Foo

Deputy Principal

A Chartered Accountant by profession with a CPA Australia qualification and an MBA specialising in Accounting, Ms Alicia came into education more than a decade ago when she began her career in teaching before moving onto an administrative position at college. She was a Senior Lecturer at KDU University College before moving on to Sri KDU Secondary School.

Her attention for her students is beyond academic boundary, as providing pastoral care is integral to her duty while maintaining a good balance of authority. One who understands the challenges and demands in dealing with staff, community and students, Ms Alicia hopes to continuously create a school atmosphere where we all do what we do best in sustaining a successful school, such as Sri KDU Secondary School

 

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Hew Kee Harn

Head of Academic & Assessment (Upper Secondary)

Mr Hew has been a member of the Senior Leadership Team since 2014. He graduated from University of Malaya with First Class Honours in Mathematics after completing STPM in year 1997, in which he was a top scorer with five distinctions. He then completed his Postgraduate Diploma in Education at Technical Teacher Training College with two awards, the Excellence Award (Academic) and Excellence Award (Overall).

Mr Hew has 16 years of experience as a teacher. He joined Sri KDU Secondary School as a Mathematics and Additional Mathematics teacher in 2003 and was assigned the role of Head of Subject (Mathematics) for Upper Secondary in 2005 and Senior Head of Subject in 2009. During his tenure as Head of Mathematics, the school’s SPM results for Additional Mathematics improved every year from 52% distinctions in 2005 to 79% distinctions in 2013. Likewise, the results for Mathematics improved every year (bar 2011 where there was a 2% drop) from 68% to 91%.

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Asokan Thatchinamurthi Pillay

Head of Academic & Assessment (Lower Secondary)

Mr Asokan Thatchinamurthi Pillay holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Actuarial Science from City University, London. He has more than 8 years of teaching experience in Mathematics and Additional Mathematics.  Prior to becoming a teacher at Sri KDU Secondary School, he has worked in the international banking sector for 15 years specialising in export credit, project finance and overseas investment.

His current position involves developing and improving the quality of education offered. Over the years, he has been in charge of the administration of the school- based assessments, Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint Diagnostics Tests, PT3 and SPM.

He also has a passion for outdoor activities, especially mountain climbing.  As an avid mountain climber, he has led student expeditions and successfully reached the peak of Mount Kinabalu in Sabah three times as part of the school’s student enrichment programme. He is also a qualified Duke of Edinburgh International Award Leader and Assessor.

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Sarawanan Arumugam

Head of Co-Curricular Activities

Mr Sarawanan Arumugam graduated from the National University of Malaysia or University Kebangsaan Malaysia, majoring in Communication and History. Following that, he pursued his teaching diploma at Sultan Abdul Halim Shah Teacher’s Training College in Kedah.

Mr Sarawanan joined Sri KDU Secondary School in 2002 as a history teacher and has been fondly known as “001” by his colleagues as he was the first registered staff of KDU Smart School Sdn Bhd (currently known as Sri KDU Sdn Bhd). As a dedicated and passionate history teacher (some students call him Mr History), Mr Sarawanan engages students with vibrant historical themes, using art, literature, economic theories and strategic analysis.

In 2016, Mr Sarawanan was awarded the National Outstanding Educator Award from the Private Education Cooperative of Malaysia. Mr Sarawanan is currently the Head of Co-Curricular Activities and he teaches Secondary 5 students history.

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Foo Mei Kay

Head of Structured Performing Arts

Ms Foo Mei Kay joined Sri KDU Schools in 2002. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Music Education and a Master’s degree in Education Psychology.  She has considerable experience developing units of inquiry within the music curriculum and has been a coordinator of that arena for Sri KDU Secondary and Primary Schools since 2008.  She has been involved in many music productions and has led various choirs, bands and ensembles.

She is now coordinating the Performing Arts Programme together with Rock School Music Academy in London which provides innovative and contemporary qualifications for music and the arts. At the same time, she is responsible for organising and coordinating some inter-class activities and some major school events.

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Bong Sew Hwa

Head of Special Programmes

Ms Bong Sew Hwa joined Sri KDU Secondary School in 2004 and previously held the Head of Subject (Mandarin Department) position from 2011 to 2015. She joined the school’s Senior Leadership Team as the Head of Special Programmes in 2018. Ms Bong graduated from the University of Malaya with a Master’s Degree in Education with distinction, Bachelor of Arts Degree (Major in Chinese Study and History) with Honours Class II Upper, as well as Diploma in Education with distinction.

Prior to joining Sri KDU Secondary School, Ms Bong was the Senior Editor and one of the founding members of Citta Bella, an international Chinese lifestyle magazine. She has been a writer for the Textbook Division under the Ministry of Education Malaysia where she has written Mandarin textbooks for Secondary Two used in all schools over a period of 14 years (2003 to 2017). She has also written some workbooks for the Mandarin subject.