Welcome to MIS

At Myanmar International School we think each school day is an opportunity for fun and challenge as students engage with curricular content and extracurricular activities. We recognize our students are whole individuals with their own interests, ideas and hopes, and so our mission is to encourage each student to be more who they are, helping to identify and develop their strengths.

Richard MacLean
Chief Education Officer

Hello and welcome to the website of MIS, an International School with which I am very proud to be involved.

The pandemic has caused huge disruption to all our lives, but the job of educating our young must not be disrupted. We owe it to them to create a sound learning environment and at MIS that is precisely what we are doing.

You will notice on this website that there is a ‘wellbeing’ tab, as we recognise the emotional stresses being separated from friends and normal school activities can cause: to both students and staff.

At MIS we have a dedicated team of trained Designated Safeguarding Leads whose job is to monitor, support and assist all of the individuals, teaching staff, students and support staff. As CEO, my Senior Management Team and I monitor all the latest research and endeavour to pass this onto our professional staff.

MIS is a school which cares and which recognises our moral imperative to look after our young at this very difficult time.

Thank you for your interest in our school. Please reach out to our Admissions team and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.

Richard MacLean - Chief Education Officer

The Senior Management Team

The Senior Management Team (SMT) is responsible to the Governing Body for the leadership and management of the school. Each member of the team has specific responsibilities as described in the brief descriptions below, and also line manages a group of academic subject departments or other staff teams.

Richard MacLean
Chief Educational Officer

Richard has followed a successful career in education for forty years in Africa, United Kingdom and Singapore. He has been in senior management for twenty five years, having served as Headmaster, Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Vinodh Kuttapana Ganesan
Secondary Principal

Vinodh has Masters in Science (Physics & Mathematics), B. Ed(School Education) & ESOL Diploma from Cambridge University. Over the past 22 years, Vinodh has worked with young people as a teacher and youth worker. His experience with established as well as new schools in India, Singapore, China, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea & Myanmar has helped him to discern closely the constantly evolving needs of schools and varied demands of different students and curricula.

Roseanna Nay
Primary School Principal

Rosie has been teaching at MIS for five years, but is originally from Cambridge, UK. Over the past 10 years, she has also taught in schools in the UK, USA and Spain. She earned her bachelor’s degree in History from the University of East Anglia and then went on to study for her PGCE at the University of Cambridge, where she received her QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).

Arlene Binger
Head of Lower Primary

Arlene is an experienced international school teacher and has worked in International education for over 18 years since completing her teaching degree. Arlene joins us after 2 years in Cairo Egypt, 5 years in Malaysia, 5 Years in Busan South Korea and 5 Years in Shanghai China. Prior to that, Arlene was previously appointed and promoted as the Head of Early Years and served on the Senior Leadership Team during her 5 years posting in Malaysia. This is Arlene’s second year teaching at MIS. She understands the importance of building relationships of trust with each student, parents and staff. Starting in August 2023, Arlene was appointed as the Head of Lower Primary. She has been working with the lower primary team to find even more ways to make learning engaging, fun and with more hands-on learning engagements.