About Us 

Helen Prior - Director & Senior Consultant

BA, BTeach(Sec), IEMA (Educational Leadership) 

Helen Prior is a New Zealander with over 12 years teaching’ experience in New Zealand, Dubai, Hong Kong and Malaysia. A Secondary English Language and Literature specialist, her last teaching position was as Head of English at Garden International School, where she led a team of 13 teachers and oversaw the learning of over 750 students. 


In 2018, Helen established SchoolSelect Malaysia with the aim of offering families independent, expert advice about international schooling options in Malaysia. To date, she has personally visited nearly 40 international schools and writes for a variety of publications about international education in Malaysia.


Get in touch with Helen via email or Facebook.

Samantha Lee - Consultant 

BSc (Hons), PGCE Primary, PGC SEN & SCD 

Samantha Lee is a British teacher with over 14 years' teaching experience in UK and international schools. Having taught across all Primary age groups, she has a sound knowledge and understanding of curriculum demands and expectations from Reception to Year 6. Samantha (Sam) has also undergone additional training in special educational needs and social communication disorders, and has led a specialist learning centre that supported children with specific learning needs in accessing mainstream education.


As a mother of three boys herself, Samantha is able to offer her extensive experience and understanding from both a professional and parent's perspective.

Samantha is based in Kuala Lumpur and works with expat families looking to relocate to Malaysia, offering professional guidance and school admissions support. Her focus is on families with primary-aged children. 

Learn more here get in touch with Samantha via email or Facebook. 

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As a parent who has always been really involved with her kids, I was really anxious about moving to Malaysia - especially as far as my kids' education was concerned.


Thankfully, I came across Helen and her guidance really helped us sail through. I cannot thank her enough: she has helped us through the entire process, from explaining what school is right for us, to getting our applications organised. Being in Pakistan and getting everything done from here would not have been a breeze!


I cannot thank her enough for arranging everything and getting all my kids through! Helen,  you are truly the best! I would recommend her hands down as she is so dedicated!!!

- Erum, Karachi (Pakistan)