“I would like to extend my appreciation to each and every one of you this Teachers’ Day.”
“From the moment you enter school, you see an entire community at work. From the Operations Manager patrolling the grounds to the admin staff at the front desk, and the ICT Managers trouble-shooting tech issues, our schools are an interdependent ecosystem,” said Mr Chan.
In the classrooms, alongside our dedicated teachers, are Allied Educators, counsellors and teachers trained in special needs, work alongside dedicated teachers in the classrooms. Each of them is a key link in this community, he said.
“We saw the strength of this system being put to the test over the last few years, but we persevered and prevailed… thanks to this resilient community, who worked closely with each other with the students’ wellbeing at heart,” he added.
The work of teachers in the classroom is often not visible to the rest of us. During the pandemic, their workload more than doubled.
He said at that time that the way in which teachers attended to their students even after their work hours was “immeasurable”. It “speaks to the quality of Singapore’s educational workforce” and made the education system continue to function notwithstanding the Covid-19 pandemic.
Happy Teachers’ Day!