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About the Team

We are a like-minded, experienced group of professional educators, executives and managers who are passionate about supporting children’s learning and development. Many of us have worked together before and are excited to reunite to build a truly unique Kindergarten experience for Singaporean and expatriate children and their families.

Louise Grant

Founding Director

Originally from Sydney, Australia, Louise Grant is a respected educator with over 30 years experience in education. After teaching at schools in Sydney for 9 years, Louise relocated to Singapore as the Foundation Head of Primary at the Australian International School.

In 1996, Louise and her husband David moved to Malaysia where she held a number of leadership positions at Alice Smith School, a British international school. During her time in Malaysia, Louise achieved a Master of Education.

Returning to Singapore in 2003, Louise was appointed Senior Curriculum Coordinator at United World College of South East Asia. Following this, she was appointed the Foundation Principal of SJI International Elementary School, Singapore. Louise has spent the last four years as Principal of St Mary’s Primary School, in rural NSW.

Chia Puay Leng

Director, Chinese Programmes

Prior to joining Repton, Chia Puay Leng was the Head of Chinese at St. Joseph’s International Institution Elementary School (2010 – 2018) and the Head of Asian Languages at St. Joseph’s International Institution (2007 – 2009).

Puay Leng was instrumental in developing the Chinese curriculum in both schools. At SJII ES, she led a team of dedicated teachers to create a conducive and effective environment for learning Chinese.

Puay Leng taught students from the ages of 4 to 18 at the United World College of South East Asia. She worked with preschool children from the ages of 18 months to 6 years when she was the director and centre supervisor at the Experiential Learning Centre.

As the senior producer at the Ministry of Education (1999 – 2000), she directed in-house videos and educational programmes.

Kristy Chissom

Administration and Operations Manager

Joining the Repton/RLL team is Kristy’s first experience in the Education sector and she has found a new niche, thoroughly enjoying interacting with the children and their families and being an integral part of the life of the school. In her current role, as Administration Manager, she oversees the finance and enrolment processes. With over 20 years of experience in finance and corporate accounting in USA and Singapore. Kristy has a Bachelor’s in Science from the University of Houston, TX, USA.

Originally from Alabama, USA, Kristy has been living in Singapore for 18 years. She is an avid trail runner and owner of two cats and a dog, who she likes to take on long hikes and runs on the beach. Kristy brings many skills and knowledge from her background and a great enthusiasm from supporting all facets of the school.

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