Preschool Benchmarking in Singapore
In line with the Grade School Unit’s aim to continually improve its delivery of quality education, the grade school sent representatives to benchmark with SPARK (Singapore Pre-school Accreditation Framework) certified preschools in Singapore last October 28 – 30, 2019.
The two preschools visited were MY World – SIMEI and St. Joseph’s Kindergarten and Childcare Centre which are both SPARK certified schools. The Singapore Preschool Accreditation Framework (SPARK) Certification is awarded by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) in recognition of preschools which demonstrate continued efforts in providing quality preschool education.
The team was composed of teachers from 3 Benedictine schools, namely, St. Scholastica’s Academy – Marikina, St. Scholastica’s Academy – Bacolod, and St. Scholastica’s College – Manila. Ms. Hanna Teresa Malana, Preschool Head Teacher, Ms. Abby Ruth Cacho, Preschool Teacher, Ms. Ma. Louisa Joaquin, GS Academic Coordinator, and Sr. Rosario Obiniana, OSB, GS Principal and Vice President for Administrative Affairs were the participants from SSC- Manila. The goal of this activity was to look into the best teaching practices of the selected schools.
This Singapore immersion activity was made possible by SCMardison Corporation.
by Ms. Ma. Louisa D. Joaquin, Grade School Unit Academic Coordinator