United Kingdom

Christopher Hayward


Bachelor Of Science (Applied Mathematics)
Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)

Having grown up in an international school and having always enjoyed mathematics, sharing my passion for the subject with others lead me to teaching. I completed an undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics and subsequently teacher training and then enjoyed a range of experiences teaching in Scotland. The international pull grew stronger and I moved with my wife to Brunei. During an enriching eight years there I became Head of Department and subsequently Assistant Head, gaining experience with the IBDP Programme.

Moving on as a family of four, the opportunities of a vibrant city and new challenges brought us to Singapore and the ISS community became our home.

Working closely with students and seeing them grow through their school life and learning from their experiences gives me enormous pleasure. I strive to see students leaving school as strong individuals confident in their own abilities and able to work collaboratively with others.


Dharshini Jeremiah

Head of MYP

Bachelor of Science (1st Class Hons) (Biomedical)
Doctor of Philosophy (General Medicine)
Graduate Diploma (Secondary Education)

Born in Malaysia and brought up in Australia since the age of 4 by Sri Lankan parents, I have been grateful for the experiences I have had as a third culture child. After completing my PhD in Biomedical Sciences, I got married and decided to pursue an international teaching career. I have enjoyed teaching and leadership positions in public, private and international schools across Australia, UK and Singapore. ISS is truly a family community; one which my own family thrive and grow in everyday. I actively try to educate to make a difference, and I look forward to working with our wonderful community as Assistant Principal of Middle School.


Christopher Garden

IBDP Coordinator, Arts Literacies

Bachelor Of Music
Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary Music)
Master Of Theology

I am a passionate IB leader, educator and musician with vast experience in international and Australian schools, specialising in Music, Theory of Knowledge and Religious Education. A passionate musician with extensive experience leading ensembles, my leadership philosophy stems from a desire to achieve excellence through team building. My core motivation is seeing improved teaching and learning for all students through developing meaningful collaborative cultures within school settings. A strong belief in constructivist and inquiry-based learning leads me to be an advocate for the IB frameworks, with experience in both the Diploma and Middle Years Programmes. Leading students and teachers into the unknown world of the 21st Century through developing core ‘soft skills’ and positive psychology is certainly an exciting venture.



Vanessa Adamberry

Grade 4 Teacher and K-12 Feedback and Assessment Coordinator

Bachelor of Education
M.Ed student in Advanced Teaching

My teaching career began 15 years ago in Sydney, Australia teaching Grade 1. Since then, I have taught in both Sydney and Singapore across a range of different elementary grades and also as a SEN teacher. I have been teaching the IB PYP framework for over 10 years and I am currently pursuing my Masters of Education in Advanced Teaching. This is my second time living in Singapore having previously taught here between 2008 and 2014. This time I am here with my two children and my husband who graduated from ISS in 1999.

I believe in the importance of instilling a love of learning in all of my students and am an advocate for learner agency and the promotion of inquiry-based learning.