Great Love Student Care Centre
A Fun and Natural Learning Environment
In modern Singapore, many primary school students from dual-income families where both parents are working, go to a student care centre for afterschool care. Hence, a student care centre is like a second home to the children, offering busy parents peace of mind with the knowledge that their children are in safe hands.
Located in a beautiful colonial house surrounded by an oasis of lush greenery along Queen’s Avenue in Sembawang, the Tzu Chi Great Love Student Care Centre officially welcomed its first batch of students on 3rd January 2017.
The Centre is equipped with three classrooms and a dining hall in the middle, where healthy vegetarian meals and snacks are served. There is also a television set in the living hall screening educational videos.
Besides providing the usual transport and student care services, such as homework supervision, the Centre is also focused on teaching independent living skills, helping the children cultivate good living habits and develop self-reliance and self-confidence. Through the use of Jing Si Aphorisms, teachers at the Centre work to inculcate positive values and foster character development in students. In addition, artistic and extra-curricular classes, such as flower arrangement, tea art, making snacks, and art & craft are conducted periodically. The wide variety of hands-on activities serve to enrich the students’ learning experience and enhance their creativity.
A distinctive feature of the Great Love Student Care Centre is its surrounding lush greenery, accompanied by beautiful bird songs and sounds of insects. At a closer look, one may even see traces of small critters making their homes amidst the trees and shrubs. There is a small vegetable plot in front of the Student Care Centre, which allows the children to be up close with Nature and to experience the joy of growing their own vegetables. With the many outdoor learning opportunities, the children can develop their senses through exploration and discovery in the midst of Nature.
School term: Monday – Friday (1pm – 7pm)
School holidays: Monday – Friday (7am – 7pm)
Open to: Primary school students (P1–P6)
Tuition (additional charges apply): English, Chinese, Maths & Science
If you wish to enroll your child, please register on this website:
As Singapore moved into phase two of reopening after Circuit-Breaker, Tzu Chi Collegiate Youth Association (Tzu Ching) planned for a second mentoring programme called “Mentoring With Love 2.0”.
Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, Tzu Chi Collegiate Youth Association (Tzu Ching) arranges online mentoring sessions for the care recipient’s children who are doing home-based learning.
Besides working from home and taking care of household matters during the circuit breaker period, volunteers spent their spare time sewing face mask covers, making full use of their skills to contribute to the society.