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An Institution For Future Generations

The International Village School was established with a vision to provide an outstanding international educational experience, that enables students to develop into successful and creative global citizens and future leaders.

IVS has a progressive approach using inquiry-based learning to ensure all pupils enjoy a positive learning experience enabling them to reach their full potential. Our school exudes a family-friendly atmosphere to make your child feel valued as a significant member of the IVS community. We carefully create a culturally diverse environment by recruiting students and staff from around the world.

IVS is led by Peter Bird Peter Bird, Superintendent, who is a passionate educational leader. He has established high quality schools in the UK and in the Middle East. He continues to develop diverse learning environments and under his leadership, IVS achieved IB World School status in eighteen months.

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Faculty and Staff

Our teaching community has members from around the world coming together with the same hopes and aspirations for children to become caring, happy, healthy and successful global citizens. Students are prepared to deal with a globally connected world when they have an appreciation of multiple perspectives, a cross cultural understanding and openness to new experiences by developing a growth mindset.

A strong team of qualified professional administrative and teaching staff have come together to create a place of excellent learning experiences in a joyful environment. The education and well-being of our students is the primary responsibility of the team.

We know that teachers and staff are the heart & soul of the school, please feel free to browse our website and learn more about IVS, our campus and the opportunities available for living and working in Chennai. Interested in being a part of our village? You are welcome to apply here.

Peter Bird


Peter Bird is a dedicated Principal who has built his reputation for establishing high quality schools both in the UK and the Middle East. His passion is creating a rich and varied learning space allowing pupils to embrace cultural diversity. He has a keen understanding of parent’s aspirations, pupils’ needs and the importance of school collaboration in building a distinctive international school community.

Ms. Josephine Ronald -Director of Administration of International Village School -the best international school in Chennai

Josephine Ronald

Director of Administration

Josephine has spent over 30 years as an administrator across various sectors, including Education and International Development. As the former Director of Personnel of one of the biggest international schools in Chennai, she brings her expertise and experience in building a cosmopolitan educational institution in Chennai and her passion for creating an inclusive and multicultural environment to the school.

Saranya Thyagarajan

Early Childhood Teacher

Saranya is an enthusiastic teacher with five years' experience of teaching in multicultural early childhood centres in both India and New Zealand. She is passionate about supporting each child in their individual learning style and empowering them to be the best they can be. She enjoys good relationships with children and their families and aims to create engaging environments for children that contributes to the growth of a broad range of competencies, including a love of learning, a comfortable sense of oneself, and positive social skills that children can use for a lifetime.

Ms Rufina -Early Childhood teacher in International Village school, the best international School in Chennai

Mary Rufina 

Early Childhood Teacher

Rufina enjoys having the opportunity to guide and teach little minds. A zestful and creative teacher, she is wholeheartedly dedicated and committed to guiding her kids to greater heights. According to her, there is no better feeling than seeing the faces and expressions of little children as they experience and learn new things and knowing that you have helped brighten their day. Her ideology stems from the fact that teachers are lifelong learners, who co-construct knowledge with children and learn and grow along with them. Her goal is to create an "At home" environment to enhance the comfort of the kids. She collaborates with the teachers to build wonderful relationships with the children and their families.

Pamina Becker

Early Childhood Teacher

Pamina Becker is a passionate teacher, who understands that the first years of education are the most important ones. Therefore, her studies focused largely on Educational and Developmental Psychology.
As an early childhood caregiver and specialist educator, Pamina paves the way for every child to be motivated to learn and explore for their whole life. Early childhood education hinges on a healthy relationship based on trust; to build these relationships is one of Pamina's main strengths and her empathy and kindness are key to her success.

Mr Dasha Narendra Singh -Upper Primary home room teacher of International Village School, the best IB board School in Chennai

Dasha Narendra Singh

PYP Coordinator

Dasha Singh is an enthusiastic and experienced IB PYP teacher who has taught at an International School for many years across multiple disciplines. He comes from the paradise island of Fiji with a teaching degree and international teacher training. Dasha believes in active engagement and that students should develop to be inquirers, risk takers, knowledgeable and caring members of our society. He does this by collaboratively working in partnership with students and parents so that the best can be delivered.

Ms. Nanditha SK Nair -Administration Manager in International Village School , the best IGCSE School in Chennai

Nandita SK Nair

Administration Manager

An author, mentor, public speaker and marketing maven, Nandita has a career behind her in Sales, marketing and product management in India and in UAE. She likes to keep up with the dynamic digitalization and apply to daily activities. Her love for music, social work and family makes her completely grounded and intense. Being a passionate learner and a keen guide adds to her Brand Humanity.

Ms. Madhumitha Ravishankar -Lower primary Teacher in International Village School, the best IB Board School in Chennai

Madhumitha Ravi Shankar

Lower Primary Teacher

Madhumitha Ravi Shankar is passionate about making a difference in the lives of young children. She has been an elementary teacher facilitator for over 13 years and a pedagogical leader, working in various international schools in India. She firmly believes in the motto that " Every child deserves a great teacher, not by chance but by design." She enjoys working closely with her students and the school community to identify each child's unique talents and encourages students to adopt an exploratory approach towards learning about the world around them. An optimist at heart, she hopes her students inspire a more caring and compassionate future society.

Priyatha Narayanan

Lower Primary Teacher

Priyatha Narayanan is a passionate and enthusiastic teacher with over seven years’ experience as an IB-PYP Teacher. She takes a gentle and compassionate approach to teaching. This builds confidence and trust in children that allows them to fully open up and reach their highest potential. Priyatha has facilitated various multicultural classrooms. She lays emphasis on fostering acceptance, respect and empathy among her students.

Jasinda Mangalasegaran

Upper Primary Teacher

Jasinda is a passionate and professional international educator with over twelve years of experience in teaching. Her focus is developing student-centric curriculum and conducting teacher-training programs. She loves teaching students of different age groups and is passionate about creating a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging and adaptive to the diverse needs of students, which in turn encourages all students to engage and learn more effectively. Her goal is to empower students with 21st century skills and to inspire them to become life-long learners.

Maadhangi Rajagopalachari

Administrative Assistant

An enthusiastic and multifaceted person, Maadhangi brings with her an experience of over nine years’ in IT and Human Resources, both internationally and in India. She loves to apply her interpersonal skills in her everyday activities, thus making the place of work more accommodative. Her passion for learning makes her a sportive team player.

Paulami Roy

MYP Coordinator

Paulami has been an educator for the past twenty three years. She has been a subject coordinator and a music teacher in various IB international schools for more than ten years. Her knowledge and expertise lies in mentoring, facilitating professional workshops, organizing and implementing strategies to support teaching and learning. Her passion lies in creating a safe environment for students where they can sharpen their curiosity through various thinking strategies and student led inquiries.

Harish Kumar

MYP – Math & Science Teacher

Harish is an ardent teacher with over nine years of experience, edupreneur and a nomad who constantly explores contemporary pedagogies while gripping on classic ideals. He embraces technology and strongly believes to bring learning outcomes to fruition by research reflective practices. He is a liberal pedagogue, who tries to converge educational philosophies from alternative education space to the IB’s attainable skill attributes. Developing children’s cognition from innate capacities helps improve their creative faculties. In order for such an empowerment, he differentiates instruction suiting individual learner styles. He is determined to help children become global thinkers while being reflective of local grounds as well.

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33A, Classic Farms Road,
Chennai - 600119,
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8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
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