November 13, 2018Back to list
I am definitely blessed to have the opportunity to work in both Student Care Centres in BVPS and ACS(P). My three-year journey here has been paved with great colleagues, from whom I have learnt so much!
And the boys! Oh my, their energy always keeps me on my toes and their hunger to learn drives me to impart new knowledge to them. There is always something magical about their little faces lighting up with smiles; like a warm blanket on a cold day. Here are three boys, Gavin, Gianluca and Ryan, whose exceptional journeys are what make my work here truly fulfilling.
I can still vividly remember the first day I got transferred to SCC@ACS(P). I met my class of boys, all who came in with their own different and unique personalities. We were all new to the premises. But before I knew it, we hit off well together.
Gavin is an active boy with a great smile. He bagged the role model award in 2016 and is one of the most independent boys that I have seen. He often reads a book or draws in his free time. He is always the eager beaver when learning new things. Now in Primary Two, Gavin displays leadership skills, always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone, helping out in class and very well loved by his peers.
Gianluca was a very shy and quiet boy when he joined our SCC. It was rare to hear his voice and he seldom wanted to join in any activities. Although his favourite subject is Mathematics, he needed constant assurance that he could do better. In the past year, he has made tremendous changes and displays a ‘Never Give Up’ attitude. Fun lesson plans and rewarding systems help to boost his confidence. Now, Gianluca is one of the most playful students, flashing his cheeky smile for all to see.
Ryan is always the ever-inquisitive student in class. As curious as a cat when it comes to learning, he strives to do his best on anything he set his heart on. He said that he is happy with MCYC’s study time because it helps him exercise self-discipline to finish his work before playtime. Through our Character Development Programme titled ‘Empathy’, he has become a better person by not looking down on others. He enjoys outdoor playtime and movie days the most. His ambition is to be a banker when he grows up.
The boys aside, I am also thankful to have understanding and appreciative parents who leave their children under our care; trusting that we will look after their welfare. Together, hand in hand, we help the boys become the best versions of their parents!
Looking back at how far we have come, I have truly enjoyed this journey filled with joy and laughter. I would not trade these experiences for anything in the world!
Discovering Our Little Partners (by AnaBelle Chua, Student Care Centre@ACS(P)
The important work of Epworth Community Services is funded primarily by generous well- wishers who strongly believe in our cause.read more