Teachers of Ros Schoolhouse
Ros, a mother of 3 boys, started her school as a platform to encourage parents to be more involved in their children’s years of learning, in terms of academic, as well as moral upbringing of their children.
She wanted to lay a good foundation of learning for her children before formal education in primary 1. Thus, she designed and introduced language arts, early math concepts (left brained skills) using right brain methods with them.
She also wanted her children, not to be just academically smart, but also have a worldly knowledge of things that are happening around them. So she introduced and exposed them to a variety of general knowledge and current affairs that opened a whole new avenue of learning for her boys!
What started as a humble sharing from her home with friends, developed into a successful, “boutique-style” enrichment centre that today, sees patronage of students from all corners of Singapore.
Sonia’s high energy and cheerful personality has been pivotal in capturing young children’s attention at our school.
She was the Centre Director (Principal) at La Petite Educare Centre for 15 years before she stepped down to look after her children in 2005. Though she is a native of Beijing, she has been living in Singapore for the past 23 years and has since been localized! And best of all, she is totally bilingual!
Since joining Ros Schoolhouse in 2009, she has contributed tirelessly in teaching and curriculum development. Her expertise in craftwork and the Chinese language has contributed extensively to the ever-changing and diverse projects in our school.
Sonia holds several Diplomas and Certificates in Early Childhood Care and Education , Speech and Drama, Phonetics, Teaching Han Yu Pin Yin, Teaching Chinese in pre-school……
She is also a Neurofeedback technician and works closely with Dr. Joseph Guan of Brain Enchancement Centre.
I come from a family of teachers... My Dad, my uncle, my sister, and my aunts. Education was and is still important in my family....not because of the end result but of the journey. I was born and brought up in Penang.
Strangely enough, I wandered into customer service starting with Singapore Airlines where I spent a great portion of my career as a stewardess and on ground supporting the Premium Passenger Services. From there, I have worked in various companies (Hyatt Regency, Elizabeth Arden, Resort World) and Statutory Boards (NEA and currently STB), giving me enormous exposure to different people. In all these capacities as a Customer Service Officer or a Supervisor, coaching was very much part and parcel of my job description.
I enjoyed imparting knowledge and it gave me a great sense of fulfillment. It was in 2012 that took up a course in Language and Drama with the Trinity Guildhall. Armed with a Grade 8 and registered with the Ministry of Education, I have done stints at Xingnan Primary School, Changi Secondary School to name a few.
I have 2 grown up children, journeyed with the ups and downs, the demands of the education system as well as having to manage my expectations and accepting what each child is capable of giving. Having said all of this, I hope that you will give me the opportunity to take this road with you and your child.
I end my introduction here with 2 little quotes: "We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today" and "Encourage your children because you have no idea what they are truly capable of”.