Academic Faculty

Ms. Asma Nainar
Director

A highly qualified professional in the field of commerce and marketing, Ms Asma Nainar has been the pillar for leadership and the flag bearer for the management vision to drive Education and not just Literacy in the society. Ms Asma is motivated by the passion for education that she sees in her family members most of whom are engaged in this profession. Ms Asma is highly determined to make the academic and administrative faculty work together as teams that complement each other to deliver quality education. The Joint Managing Trustee of Rayyan Educational Trust, Ms Asma has played a key role from inception of Billabong High International School, Kelambakkam in ensuring that parents and students are provided an open-door policy of interaction with school management to ensure a smooth delivery of the learning objectives of the school. Ms Asma has taken utmost care to ensure both teachers and students make school their second home and love to come to school everyday. Through her dedication and visionary thinking the school won the award for Innovative Curriculum Delivery at the Eldrok Summit Chennai held in October 2019.

Ms. Shibanti Bhowmik
Academic Advisor
A Chinese proverb that has always impressed and motivated me goes like this - ‘Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back’. Learning is a lifelong journey. So, what makes this learning? Is it what we learn from books or what our teachers have taught us in the class? When we sit down to think deeply, we realize that learning goes much beyond the four walls of the classrooms. We learn from experiences and observations, from debates and discussions, from our day-to-day activities and the list goes on. Learning cannot be accomplished accidently but it must be sought for with love, zeal, and dedication. It is a wonderful experience. As educators we consistently try to thread our love, dedication, and zeal to weave a strong personality, values, and skills in our learners. Our curriculum at Billabong is based on Howard Gardener’s Multiple Intelligence Theory, wherein all students learn according to their own ability. We at Billabong, Kelambakkam, ensure that our leaners get opportunity to explore their talents and skills and grow up as an independent and confident learner to create and preserve a ‘new tomorrow’. Let us join our hands as parents and teachers to give to our leaners the chance to venture and create for themselves their own wings- the wings of hope, values, wisdom, and knowledge that would encourage them to share and design their own niche in future. Let us not look down at their failures as a mistake, but inspire them to learn from it and take the road of making a successful ‘new tomorrow’.
Ms. Sandhya T. P
Coordinator - Senior School

Ms. Sandhya T.P., is qualified with a B.A. in English & History (Double Major) and additional qualifications of B.Ed, CTET, PGDBA (Travel and Tourism). She hails from Kerala and holds a University Third Rank from Calicut University where she graduated. She beholds the philosophy that, an open learner and seeker of knowledge should be present in all teachers. Progress through practical knowledge and experience is another philosophy that she strongly believes in. She strives to kindle interests in children to become critical thinkers and outstanding individuals. She follows innovative strategies like connecting concepts to real life of young learners. In this era of technology and rapid development, she endeavours to master new methodologies and techniques for improving the teaching-learning experience for the benefit of her students.

Ms. Praveena Prabhakaran
Coordinator – Middle school

Ms. Praveena Prabhakaran, is a Pondicherry University gold medallist in Mathematics having five years of teaching experience. She strongly believes that "Teaching is the only profession that teaches all other professions". Teaching Maths to children is challenging as it takes time to make students love the subject that they are learning. As a seasoned teacher, she sets clear expectations with a positive attitude amongst her students. She is agile and can adjust her teaching strategies as per the demands of students and the curriculum. She is excellent in teaching with differentiaed teaching strategies as in teaching we cannot apply the rule of one size fits all. With good organizational skills, she never loses the grasp of deadlines, plans, and the mission to achieve what has been planned. She is a continuous learner who never settles and always looks for opportunities to bring out the best from both herself and her students, which she believes plays an essential role in being a good teacher.

Ms. Ruksana Akbar
Coordinator - Primary School

Ms. Ruksana Roshan holds a Masters degree in Commerce and B.Ed qualifications. She has a remarkable track record in punctuality, discipline and dedication and encourages the same amongst her students as well. Having started off as a primary school teacher in BHIS K Ms Ruksana demonstrated considerable leadership and dedication to be promoted to the position of Teacher In Charge, Primary School. Her teaching has always reflected passion in contrast to being just a profession. She believes that the more we explore, the better we will be in providing quality education to the students. Her idea of working towards the school’s vision – igniting human greatness, has encouraged students to involve themselves in learning with awareness of the environment around them. Ms Ruksana is also the head of the Eco Club of the school.

Ms. Pallavi Patel
Kindergarten Coordinator

Ms. Pallavi Patel, is a post-graduate degree holder in Computer Science, diploma in Advanced Montessori Teaching and distinction holder in Early Child Education. She has been working in the field of early childhood education for 7 years. She strongly believes that a kindergarten teacher can make a real difference in the lives of young learners. She has committed to the teaching profession and helps children to become responsible individuals who care about the world around them. Her activity-based teaching techniques create the love for learning amongst the young minds. Her passion, creativity, patience, and flexibility brings a balanced environment in the class. She fosters empathy and care to manage personal thoughts and emotions such that they result in positive approaches towards quality education.

Ms. Kalpana Kumari
Activity Coordinator & Hindi Teacher

Ms. Kalpana Kumari holds a B.A in Hindi Language and B.Ed qualifications. An experienced Hindi language teacher, she has worked both in India and abroad. She posses experience in both International and the Indian CBSE curriculum. She is a resourceful, versatile, and student-focused educator who is passionate about helping students to learn and achieve academic success. She possess strong teaching skills combined with an excellent knowledge of subject content and understanding of how to connect core content to real-world applications. An active faculty member who is dedicated to serve the school community through extracurricular activities, tutoring, and committee work. Her vision to enable students to obtain the necessary skills to be successful in the physical, mental, and social aspects of their lives is working wonders with her students.

Ms. Devi S
Kindergarten Trained Teacher

Ms. Devi, holds a degree in Computer Science and Engineering, and considers teaching as a passion for life. Her training in Advanced Montessori and Early Childhood Education made her more confident in handling the blooming buds of kindergarten. Her immense enthusiasm and grandiose and artistic fervor have enhanced her erudition and a multitude of experiences in terms of moulding toddlers and evolving young minds. She believes that a well-nurtured relationship always transpires if a teacher learns to care for each student in the class. As a teacher, she adores her job and it inspires her to be a good role model for her students. She envisions in imparting a system of practice that instills a craving for coming to school everyday and making learning not only interesting but fun for all children.

Ms. Ayesha Feroza
Kindergarten Trained Teacher

Ms. Ayesha, is a confident Kindergarten teacher; She holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics and is also a Montessori trained teacher. She has 4 years of teaching experience and has shown immense progress in managing the little minds to stay focused in school and manage their habits by themselves. She specializes in nurturing positivity and creating curious minds towards learning and strives to brings out the best in every student. She wants to be role model for her students, and to remember her as a teacher for their whole life. She makes her mission to correspond with that of the school and that is to provide education and not just literacy and this motivates her to achieve her goal as a responsible teacher.

Ms. Shahana
Kindergarten Trained Teacher

Ms. Shahana is an amiable and divergent thinker who strongly believes that kindergarten is the right place to nurture good values in young tender minds. She has completed her education in IT and underwent Montessori training to pursue her passion in early childhood care. She is a keen artisan and craftsman and uses these talents to make the classroom environment the most beautiful place for her students. She believes that teaching gives her the opportunity to rediscover herself every day with her little learners. She started her teaching career as an intern, where she learned different techniques of Montessori teaching to foster the growth of a child at the formative level. She hopes to spread the joy of schooling by inculcating love for learning and to applaud and appreciate every effort of her learners and to transfer them to great individuals. She loves spending quality time with her family and she believes it's not just her hobby but also gives her the strength to run the extra mile to make her dreams a reality.

Ms. Sivaranjani S
Kindergarten Trained Teacher

A graduate degree holder in Biotechnology also a distinction holder in advanced diploma in Montessori, have been working in this field of kindergarten education for 1 1/2 years. I have a passion for teaching and creativity, so I love to express my teaching methods through interesting creative means. I believe that cultivating a young creative and welcoming space is essential to fostering children's highest learning potential. I try to give them an experience that will have a lasting impact on their lives.

Ms. Aparna Arvind
Primary School Teacher
Ms. Aparna is a passionate facilitator and an ardent student-lover who holds a Postgraduate degree in Sociology. Additionally, she has a Diploma in Elementary Education. Her 8 long years of experience as an educator in primary school gives her the expertise to inculcate aesthetics and instill values among the young citizens. Her skill and proficiency in the English language helps her reach out to developing learners for them to be better readers and writers. She believes that impacting an inquiring mind can be one of the highest achievements of her professional life and strives to do the same throughout the teaching learning process.
Ms. Malar R
Primary School Teacher
Ms. Malar, is an MBA graduate and a Cambridge Certified teacher. She is a highly motivated and dedicated educator who believes that all learners can be successful with life-long learning. ‘Every child is unique and every child is capable’ has been the motto of her professional career. With more than 10 years of experience, she has specialised in guiding children to become good human beings with good moral values and knows to create a warm, caring classroom atmosphere which is adaptive to the various needs of students. Her attitude of remaining calm, composed and flexible, addresses every child's learning styles and abilities.
Ms. Anam Agha
Primary School Teacher
Ms. Anam is a primary school teacher and the Eco Club Coordinator at BHISK. With six years of experience in teaching across India, she brings a wealth of knowledge. In addition to her Master's degree in Economics, she also holds a Bachelor's degree in Education. She is an accommodating and versatile individual with the talent to develop inspiring hands-on lessons that will capture a child's imagination and breed success. As a teacher, she believes students have varying learning styles and their academic needs should be met according to their unique styles. Educators like her are encouraging and offer plenty of positive reinforcement to maintain a calm and happy class environment. As head of the Eco Club, Ms. Anam wishes to increase awareness among students about their role in conserving and utilizing natural resources - a belief that our school shares.
Ms. Chitra S Pillai
Primary School Teacher
Ms. Chitra. S Pillai is a B.A. graduate in English. She is a Copy Editor and a Post Graduate in MSW (Master’s in Social Work) which specializes in Family and Child Welfare. Above these, she is currently pursuing her B. Ed. She is a native of Kerala, where in the last 7 years, she has accomplished her expertise in diversified fields in the Education Profession as Student Counsellor, Student Development Officer, Life Skill Facilitator and PRT in Social Science. By taking her passion of poetry writing one step above, she published her debut book in the year 2020 titled, "In The Abyss of Rusted Essence". Having a social work professional background, she believes that along with scholastic achievement, it is also significant to enhance students' social functioning and overall wellbeing. Watching children learn and grow is a rewarding experience and this is the key to motivation for Ms. Chitra and why she enjoys working among children.
Ms. Bharathi Selvakumar
ICT Teacher
Ms. Bharathi is a passionate Mathematics and ICT teacher with seven years of experience in primary and middle school. She holds a B.E degree in Electronics and Communication and is a B.Ed. in Mathematics. She has adapted Mathematics teaching for virtual classes in a very innovative manner. She employs unique teaching strategies to effectively engage all students and fosters a fun and fascinating learning environment. She develops unit-based projects that are centered on real-world situations to show students the importance of gaining solid education and how Math correlates with everyday life. She believes in driving a positive change in the society through the students.
Ms. Bauviya S
French Teacher
Ms. Bauviya, has completed her Master’s degree in Biotechnology. She is a kind and passionate educator, committed to delivering her learners with a holistic and enriching learning experience. With her love for learning, teaching and working with young children, she aspires to become a teacher who can make her students realize their true potential and become successful individuals. She believes in strong child-centric teaching methodologies that bring out the best in every child. She is passionate about engaging with the BHISK team members to ensure that academics and activities are blended well to deliver a sound learning environment for every child in the school.
Ms. Kamatchi S
Maths Teacher
Ms. Kamatchi is from Thanjavur and has completed her B.Sc. and B.Ed. in Mathematics. Additionally, she has completed Siksha Visharadh in Hindi. She is a passionate and caring educator as well as an avid learner who is ready to work hard for the development of children. She is committed to fostering a community of learners in a caring, supportive as well as inclusive environment in addition to instilling in them a love for learning. She has 12 years of experience in teaching math. She believes that all children can learn, irrespective of their background, interests, or learning styles. Her goal is to provide every student with access to a rigorous curriculum, richly varied instructional strategies, and essential social as well as emotional support. She wants all children to be successful learners, so she works to create a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging, and adaptive to their varied needs. She thoroughly enjoys working with children and encourages creative expressions.
Miss. Swathishree M
Physics Teacher
Ms. Swathishree is an experienced Physics teacher who has always strived to help her students learn and make connections in the classroom. Her educational background comprises a Master's degree in Physics as well as B.Ed. She has a natural talent for designing engaging classroom projects and lessons, and she has developed a methodology for implementing the best practices in both the content that has to be taught and in the way she teaches it. Her goal is to work in a creative environment that fosters learning. Her vision is to teach in a way that students learn the maximum in school so that they don’t need a tuition teacher or help at home. What inspires her to teach is a student’s curiosity and creativity. She loves listening to their ideas and seeing the way their minds work.
Ms. Kalpana Dhamodaran
Tamil Teacher
Ms. Kalpana has worked with a few CBSE and IGCSE schools. Her hobby is to write poems, and she passionately encourages her students to pen down poems and verses. She always makes sure to provide a purely comfortable zone for students, which is the main step to drive interest from within. She has also been a part of several service-oriented activities. She has given a few motivational speeches and has an earnest desire to help students to develop their linguistic skills. She vows to deliver her best to the betterment of Billabong High International School, Kelambakkam.
Ms. Priya Nicholas
Primary School Teacher

Ms. Priya Nicholas completed her Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. After 5 years of experience in IT sector, she pursued her dream aspiration towards teaching and currently hold 6 years of progressive teaching experience across various schools. Her love for learning, and zeal for teaching young children, made her move towards teaching profession. Her true aspiration is to develop students to realize their true potential and guide them to become successful in their endeavours and ultimately better individuals. In the journey of teaching, she have also completed her B.Ed in mathematics to reinforce her aspiration to become a better educator using creative, interactive and engaging teaching methods to encourage students to actively participate in classroom activities and develop cognitive, numerical and verbal reasoning skills. She strongly believes in inclusiveness and she excels in the ability to enable and create a positive learning environment so as to maintain a strong teacher-student relationship.

Mr. Chaitanya Sabhasundar
English Teacher

Mr. Chaitanya Sabhasundar has secured a first class in M.A. English Language and Literature from Loyola College, Chennai. He firmly believes that an absolute upbringing of learners in the learning ambiance is a way of nurturing a quality education. He also believes that an intense adherence to innovative teaching and learning methods will result in amplifying students' learning capacity. His commitment towards this noble profession has fostered harmony in schools of diverse learners. Learning through reflection by doing or experiential learning has been a great inspiration and practice throughout his teaching career. He has participated in various training programmes on teaching and learning. He is also a current member of the English Language Teaching Association of India (ELTAI).

Ms. Tharini Murugesan
ICT Teacher

Ms. Tharini Murugesan, a Postgraduate in Business Application with Engineering graduation in Computer, is an Advanced Montessori Tutor with more than 2 years of teaching experience.
She believes that teaching is a lifelong process of learning from your students, colleagues, parents, and the community. She aims in bringing an open-minded, positive attitude and high expectations to the classroom each day, building good relationships with students based on mutual respect and trust. Her philosophy of education is that all children are unique and must have a stimulating educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. She desires to create this type of
atmosphere where students can meet their full potential.

Mr. Sathianandam
Tamil Teacher

Mr. Sathianandham is qualified with a Masters degree in Tamil and B.Ed. He is a very energetic Tamil teacher who possesses good command on his subject. His love and passion for the language have made him adopt this profession of teaching to inculcate values and build a strong generation on the foundation of the heritage and culture of our country. A well-experienced teacher, tailors the strategy required for the children of different levels and reaches them in the most comfortable way the children look forward to. He has also served as the co-author of the third Language Tamil book currently used in our school. To add a feather to his cap, apart from being a language teacher, he expresses his interest in preparing children for the school band.

Ms. Stella Shoba
Tamil Teacher

Ms. Stella Shoba teaches the State Language Tamil and is a passionate facilitator with the innate ability to inculcate learning in our students. She thrives to exalt students to scale greater heights and grow to become valued citizens. She has co-authored the Tamil third language book that is being used in the school. She is enthusiastic to inculcate the love for Tamil language in her students by using different techniques such as story writing, oratory and verbal communication using the correct grammar. Ms Stella believes in her students as the torch bearers who will create a future love for the language in the society and hence treats them in the same manner, equipping them at every stage with rhetorical devices, writing styles and communicative grammar that will help them achieve the same. 

Ms. Seema Sharma
Hindi Educator

Ms. Seema Sharma is a post graduate degree holder in commerce (M.com) and has completed her B.Ed. in Hindi. As a teacher she believes that the purpose of teaching is to provide students an environment in which they are free to express themselves. The unique element in her teaching is the two-way communication i.e., student centric classes. she ensures that the students find the subject interesting and are deeply involved in the learning process. She has a penchant towards travelling, creative card designing, reading books and photography. She likes to explore new destinations in her spare time, which highly inspire her innovations.

Ms. Kiruthika Kumar
Dance Teacher

Ms. Kiruthika Kumar has been under the tutelage of doyens like Dr. Padma Subramaniam’s disciples. Ms.Kiruthuka believes that “Knowledge is meant to be shared” and she derives pleasure in teaching her students the various dance forms, from folklore to fusion. Her offshore dance shows are a testimony to her dance skills and she is keen to hone these skills in her students too.

Ms. Shalini
Art Educator
With over 4 years of experience as an Art Educator, Ms. Shalini has guided and helped the students in unleashing the artists within themselves. She enjoys innovative teaching and incorporating new technical art forms and folk art style paintings during her classes. She aims at facilitating artistic skill development while kindling within the students an aspiration towards Art.
Mr. Sundarapandian J
Musical Instrument Teacher (Keyboard)

Mr.Sundarapandian is a trained keyboard player with more than 10 years of experience playing onstage for various Orchestras and more than 3 years of experience in managing private music academy. He is passionate about music with the natural ability to adjust his own style to suit different genres of music. A well organized and a person with a positive outlook aims at bringing out the best in his students.

Mr. Kalaiarasan
Physical Education Teacher

Mr. Kalaiarasan is particular about physical Fitness and has a penchant for games of various types. He has a flare for Baseball and Football and religiously trains students for State level competition.

Mr.C. Ramu
Karate Coach

Mr.Ramu an international Gold Medalist is a National Coach and a Judge in KAI. This Karate master is a 6th Dan Black belt and a postgraduate in the field of Karate. This Karate champion is known for his quick moves that captivate his students.  

Mr. Singaravelan
Librarian
Mr.Singaravelan has gained insights into different levels of Library Management. He has been involved in coordination of children's Library operations and customer/community service. He consistently believes in taking challenges and exploring new and ingenious concepts to improve library efficiency.
Ms. Priya Gunasekaran
Dietician
We are pleased to welcome Ms. Priya Gunasekaran, who has joined as a dietician, in Billabong High International school, Kelambakkam. Ms. Priya Gunasekaran completed her Post Graduation in Nutrition & Dietetics with Hospitality Management at Muslim Arts College, Kanyakumari, with a first class distinction. Prior to joining Maxx Hospitalities, she was a part of various reputed commercial food service organizations in Tamil Nadu and possesses relevant work experience. She has also worked as a dietician in organisations such as Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education & Research, and Colours Healthcare Limited. Her qualifications and experience will prove as a definite value addition to Billabong International School. We welcome Ms. Priya Gunasekaran and wish her a long and fruitful association with us.

Group Pictures

Academic Team 2019-20

Academic Team 2020-21

Academic Team 2020-21

Academic Achievers 2020-21

Academic Achievers 2020-21