126 Teachers Graduate from Management and Leadership Programme
Monday, 22 March 2010
By Grace Tan, Public, International & Alumni Relations
Graduates of MLS 2009
On 3 February 2009, 126 teachers received their Management and Leadership in Schools (MLS) certificates after completing their four-month course at NIE/NTU, Singapore. The graduation ceremony was graced by Mr Winston James Hodge, Director, Training and Development Division, Ministry of Education.
The MLS programme is for departmental heads and school leaders who may in time assume significant managerial responsibilities in schools. Besides addressing issues and technologies impacting education, a major part of the MLS programme focuses on team learning, and curriculum innovation. Upon completion of the programme, the graduands will be ready to lead initiatives in curriculum advances, taking their schools to new levels of achievement.
Mr Foo Yong Howe of St Gabriel’s Secondary School, who won the Dr Ruth Wong Medal for demonstrating the best overall performance in the MLS programme, encouraged his fellow course mates to build a community of practitioners and to stay connected as a community of learners. “We must be bold to look at the existing curriculum and to lead a movement of curriculum by design and not by default. We go forth now, in hope and inspiration, all of us sharing a common legacy – all of us proud to be called teachers, curriculum leaders and most of all ‘moulders of dreams’ for we each shape hearts and lives of our youths – the present and future generations.”