Salimah Hariyani


Grade 2 Teacher




Bringing more than 20 years of teaching experience to OWIS, Salimah Hariyani holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pune and a Post Graduate Diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychology from Jnana Prabodhini. She has spearheaded workshops on Inquiry, Pedagogies, Transdisciplinary Approach, Assessment in PYP, and more.

Salimah started her illustrious career at the State Board in 1998 and remained at the institution until 2004. She transitioned to the IB Primary Years at Symbiosis International School from June 2007 until moving to Singapore in 2015. She also taught young learners at the British Council, Napier Road Centre.

Salimah believes “every child is unique, every day is different, and so every year is exciting with new challenges, opportunities, and learning.” These unique opportunities and helping children see the world around them brings her back year after year to teach brilliant young minds. “I want to help young learners attain their goals. Their progress gives me immense happiness, satisfaction and the drive to continue learning.”

The OWIS methodology is very special to Salimah. She believes in a strong PYP structure, and the OWIS student-centric environment is the perfect match. Salimah believes her commitment to students and the OWIS focus on holistic learning will help children realise their dreams.

When Salimah isn’t nurturing student growth, she enjoys reading and physical fitness. She strengthens her mind and spirit by participating in water sports and walking. Always the learner, she spends a good deal of her personal time upgrading her education through online media.