School Leadership

Anthony Partington

Chief Executive Officer, XCL Education (Malaysia)

At REAL Schools – International and Private we are focused on preparing your child for the real world. 

Many schooling systems were designed for a different age – the age of the factory, the assembly line. Students were taught compliance rather than self-regulation. At our school, we believe that we should be teaching students to be resilient, adaptable, and able to learn about new situations and technologies and to work in jobs or deal with problems that we do not yet know will arise. 

Our academic results are testament to the hard work of our students, the expert guidance of their highly qualified teachers and the informed support of their families. We believe that all our students’ families are part of our school family and that the difficult responsibility of raising children is one that benefits from being shared. Parents are encouraged to be involved in their child’s learning and we provide them with weekly updates and information sessions, to provide the necessary support and reassurance. 

We know that great learning does not happen through academics alone. Our school caters for the whole child. Through our co-curricular programmes, students are afforded opportunities for leadership and participation in experiences that develop aspiration, resilience, and the understanding of others. Success can come in different areas, and we celebrate all these achievements and accomplishments as a community. 

We work on achieving great academic and co-curriculum outcomes for our students, so that they not only get to the interview for the next step in their learning or their dream job, but they also have the character and skills to secure those opportunities and thrive in them and life.

And above all we work hard to ensure that our students feel safe and are happy. We set a high bar for safety and the welfare of our students. By following the highest standards for child protection and for the prevention of serious harm and abuse to young people, we are meticulous in our checks on staff and in their training to ensure that the necessary steps and actions are taken to protect students and nurture their development in school and outside. 

We hope that you will take the time to visit us, so that you too can experience what it is like to be part of us. I look forward to welcoming you to our school soon.

Ms Meera Perumal

Head of International, REAL Schools, Johor Bahru Campus

Ms Meera has a strong belief that learning should be enjoyable and fulfilling for all R.E.A.L students. She hopes that every child will have the confidence to realize their potential and achieve their goals. She dreams that no child will ever give up on their dreams, especially with the support of teachers, families, and peers.

With a Bachelor of Education (Hons) in English and over 17 years of dedication to education, Ms Meera has a deep passion for working with children. She has taught students at various levels, from Early Years Foundation Stage to Pre-Tertiary level. Throughout her teaching career, she has seen students thrive both academically and personally.

Ms Meera's expertise extends to setting up two international pioneer schools and designing specialized courses to help non-native English learners understand scientific and mathematical terminology used in international and national curricula. She has also been involved in several project-based learning initiatives. She strongly believes that education is a lifelong journey and that every child can succeed when there is collaboration between home and school, fostering self-esteem and trust in students.

Ms Amelia Boon Hoo

Head of Primary National, REAL Schools, Johor Bahru Campus

Ms Amelia has worked in the Education industry for about 15 years. Prior to joining REAL Schools, she taught the Pre-University programmes at Crescendo International College and Renaissance College in Johor Bahru. Ms Amelia holds a master's degree in science (Chemistry) and a bachelor's degree in science (Industrial Chemistry) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

Ms Amelia strongly believes that every child is born with the potential for greatness, much like a diamond. She thinks that parents and teachers have a role to play in refining and nurturing these potentials so that children can shine and display their hidden talents.

With a genuine concern for the school community's wellbeing, Ms Amelia always strives to foster a love for learning and holistic growth in her students and colleagues. She understands the importance of everyone's contribution in transforming lives in today's volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world.