Ark Student Care Centre Staff
We believe that every child is an individual and treat each child with proper respect. While we are concerned with their academic development. An environment plays a vital role in your child’s development as it influences his/her attitude and mindset. ARK provides an affirming and an environment for the child to be in.
As a VWO, a member of the National Council of Social Services (NCSS), we are invited to attend short courses relating to children and youths issues by the Social Service Institute (SSI). In addition most of our staff are certified in Standard First-Aid in CPR and AED to ensure the safety of the children.
Meet Our Staff
Assistant Director – She has 20 years of experience in working in a student care centre setting as well as handling children and youth from dysfunctional families. She holds ‘Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Childhood Studies, Guidance and Counselling’, ‘Specialist Diploma in Community and Social Services (Student Care)’ and also ‘Diploma in Pre-School Education’. She has completed a workshop, ‘Disabilities and the Development of Students with Learning Disabilities’.
She has also attended short courses like ‘Juvenile Law for Social Service Professionals’, ‘Managing Suicidal and Self-Harm behaviour in Youths, ‘The Art of Cyber Wellness for Youths in the Digital Age’, and various topics related to children and youth by Social Service Institute (SSI).
Centre Manager – She has 14 years of experience working in student care centre. She holds a Polytechnic Diploma in Early Childhood and has been sent for further training in ‘WSQ Student Care Programme’. She has also attended courses by SSI like ‘The Art of Cyber Wellness for Youths in the Digital Age’ and ‘Dealing with Children with Learning Disabilities’.
Teacher – She has 7 years of experience working in student care centre. She is currently pursuing a ‘Bachelor in Psychology’. She has completed her ‘WSQ Introductory Student Care Centre’ course. She has also attended courses like, ‘ Working with Children with Special needs: Introduction to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder’, ‘Signposts for Building Better Behaviour’
Fong Jia Yi
Teacher Jia Yi is a caring and detailed-oriented teacher. She corrects the child patiently and provide a listening ear whenever they need.
She holds a Polytechnic Diploma in Design for User Experience and Bachelor of Arts Sociology.
Ong Wee Shyan
Child Welfare & Support – Ms Wee Shyan is here to provide any additional support and enhance the well-being of the children.
Auntie Chiew Yoong
Hygiene & Cleanliness staff – Aunty Chiew Yoong is in-charge of upkeeping the centre’s hygiene. She disinfects and cleans the centre thoroughly to ensure your child’s health and safety. Auntie Chiew Yoong welcomes the children everyday with her warm and bubbly personality. She is also here to guide the children in acquiring some self-management skills like cleaning up their area properly after meals.
Hygiene & Cleanliness staff – Aunty Emily is in-charge of upkeeping the centre’s hygiene together. She disinfects and cleans the centre thoroughly to ensure your child’s health and safety. Auntie Emily welcomes the children everyday with her warm and bubbly personality. She patiently guides the children in acquiring some self-management skills like cleaning up their area properly after meals.
First-aid trained and related courses
Most of our staff are certified in Standard First-Aid with CPR and AED to ensure the safety of the children. As a VWO, a member of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), we are often invited to attend short courses relating to children and youth issues by Social Service Institute (SSI).
The teacher-child ratio is 1:25, complying with the guidelines by MSF. This ratio ensures that the teacher can offer adequate attention to every child, thereby meeting their educational and emotional needs. Such an arrangement also allows the teacher to foster strong bonds with each unique individual.
“Never doubt a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” Magaret Mead,
Our group of committed assistant facilitators have been a great support to facilitators and students of ARK. Juggling the demands of classroom instruction, routine care, academic help, and giving all students the individualized attention they need. It can be a load that is hard to bear alone. With the presence of our assistant facilitators, they work closely with the main facilitator to reinforce meeting of learning objectives and building relationships with students.
We believe that when you do things with passion, magic happens!
In ARK, other than academic development we are also concerned with the child’s behavioural and character development. Our philosophy is that the environmental factors in childhood are influential in establishing their personalities in their adulthood . Therefore, ARK strives to provide a safe, affirming and positive environment for our children.