Sentosa Community Learning Centre Updates (New Centre)

Sentosa Community Learning Centre Updates (New Centre)

This year is a new milestone for the Sentosa Community Learning Centre (SCLC) – our new centre was officially established on 2 March 2020! From the searching for a suitable location, the planning process for future development, to the renovation and setting up of the new centre, it was a journey full of blessings and grace. At this moment, we are still in the middle of adapting to the new premises, new facilities and environment, and also some adjustments in daily routine. We prayerfully hope that our work in this new area will give the children of refugees and other marginalised communities in Taman Sentosa the opportunity to attend school. The initial number of registered students was 27 (15 in Year 1 and 12 in Year 2). The students, aged between 6 and 9 years, are mainly from Myanmar and Pakistan. Currently, there are 4 staff members with Abiyang as the Head Teacher, Parveen and Sana as full-time teachers, and Lawrence as part-time teacher. In terms of curriculum, the subjects include English, Mathematics, Art and Crafts, storytelling and physical education. The medium of instruction is mainly English. In the first three months, we plan to focus on giving the students a sound foundation in phonics. This will help our students develop good reading skills and correct handwriting in English. Every parent is eager to give their children a good education. There is no exception to the parents in SCLC. But due to the limited space and resources, we had to come to the decision to limit the number of new students intake by accepting only children who can meet our qualifying requirements.
I truly hope that this new centre is a starting point to nurture children of excellence and good character as stated in Proverbs 22: 6: Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it – Said AbiYang, The Head Teacher of SCLC
今年对我们来说,是一个新里程。我们的新中心 – Sentosa Community Learning Centre于2020年3月2日正式开始了! 从我们物色地点、开展为新中心以及對未来事工的筹备计划,到新中心的装修和成立,都是滿滿的恩典。这段期间,我们尚在努力适应新的办公地点、新的设施和環境、以及一些生活上的調整。我們期盼在新的地區所開展的工作,可以讓Taman Sentosa這一代的难民以及其他弱勢的孩子們有机会上学。 新中心初期报到的学生人数为27位(幼一15位;幼二12位)。学生年龄介于6到9岁,主要来自缅甸和巴基斯坦。目前,我們有4位老师,由Abiyang担任主任的职责。其他2位全职的老师分别是Parveen(負責教學)、Sana(助教)和1位兼职老师Lawrence一起攜手合作。 至于教学方面,初期教学科目有英文、数学、美术或手工、讲故事和体育课,教学媒介语以英文为主。刚开始的前三个月,我们的教学着重于語音學,其目的是为了帮助学生建立良好的英文发音基础。 每位父母都渴望自己的孩子能得到良好的教育,我们中心的父母们也不例外。但是基于空间的限制以及其他硬体设施方面的不足,我们也逼于无奈,经过審核後只能录取部分符合中心的新生条件的學生們。
我期望从这個中心作为一个起点,将来能培育出优秀、有好品格的孩子。正如箴言22:6【教养孩童,使他走当行的道,就是到老他也不偏离】 – AbiYang 主任

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