COMPASS

Overview

The National Advisory Council, COMPASS (COMmunity and PArents in Support of Schools) was established in December 1998 to advise the Ministry of Education on ways in which school-home-community collaboration could be strengthened and promoted. Presently in its 10th Council, COMPASS is chaired by Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Social and Family Development. COMPASS comprises members from the various stakeholders representing parents, self-help groups, industry, media and early childhood educators.

Role of COMPASS

COMPASS aims to develop a common understanding among students, parents, schools and the community about the role that each group should play in a concerted effort to achieve the desired outcomes of education.

The role of COMPASS is:

  • Promote and develop strong school-home-community partnerships
  • Provide feedback on education issues and policies from parental, industry and community perspectives
  • Encourage parents, the community and industry to work together with MOE to nurture well-rounded people who are passionate lifelong learners. 

The Council meets quarterly for discussions on policies and programmes. Members also gather information on the challenges faced by schools involving parents and the community as well as how they are overcome, and how schools support the education of students.

Members

Assoc Prof. Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim
Assoc Prof. Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim
Senior Parliamentary Secretary
Ministry of Education and Ministry of Social and Family Development
COMPASS Chairperson
wei-neng
Mr Ang Wei Neng
Member of Parliament, Jurong Group Representation Constituency (GRC)
COMPASS Member
Ms Liew Wei Li
Ms Liew Wei Li
Deputy Director-General of Education (Schools) and Director of Schools
Ministry of Education
COMPASS Member
Ms Genevieve Chye
Ms Genevieve Chye
Divisional Director, Engagement and Research Division
Ministry of Education
COMPASS Member
Mrs Ong Hong Peng Mrs Ong Hong Peng
Cluster Superintendent / East (E7)
Schools Division
Ministry of Education
COMPASS Member
Ms Jennifer Teoh
Ms Jennifer Teoh
Director, Clinical and Forensic Psychology Service
Ministry of Social and Family Development
COMPASS Member
Mr Pok Cheng Chong
Mr Pok Cheng Chong
Executive Director
Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC)
COMPASS Member
Ms Rahayu Buang Ms Rahayu Buang
Chief Executive Officer
Yayasan MENDAKI
COMPASS Member
Mr-Anbarasu-Rajendran
Mr Anbarasu Rajendran
Acting Chief Executive Officer
Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA)
COMPASS Member
Dr Alexius Anthony Pereira Dr Alexius Anthony Pereira
President
Eurasian Association
COMPASS Member
Mr Peter Lam
Mr Peter Lam
Principal and Chief Executive Officer
Temasek Polytechnic
COMPASS Member
Mr Marcus Lim Wah-Onn
Mr Marcus Lim Wah-Onn
Director, Education, Asia-Pacific
Cisco Systems USA
COMPASS Member
Mdm Samsiah Suliman
Mdm Samsiah Suliman
Managing Director
Jumain Sataysfaction Pte Ltd
COMPASS Member
Mr Chinnu Palanivelu
Dr. Chinnu Palanivelu
Managing Partner
Stamford Assurance PAC
COMPASS Member
Mrs Sher-Li Torrey
Mrs Sher-Li Torrey
Founder
Mums@Work
COMPASS Member
Dr Christine Chen
Dr Christine Chen
Founder and President
Association for Early Childhood Educators
COMPASS Member
Dr Tay Hui Yong
Dr Tay Hui Yong
Senior Lecturer, Curriculum, Teaching & Learning
National Institute of Education
COMPASS Member
Mdm Nafisah bte Md Ma’mun Suheimi
Mdm Nafisah bte Md Ma’mun Suheimi
Parent Representative
Tampines Primary School Parent Support Group
COMPASS Member
Mr Tan Moon Chong
Mr Tan Moon Chong
Parent Representative
Ngee Ann Primary School Parent Support Group
COMPASS Member
Mr Tio Chong Heng
Mr Tio Chong Heng
Parent Representative
St. Hilda’s Primary School Parent Support Group
COMPASS Member
Mdm Faizah Abdul Kadir

Mdm Faizah Abdul Kadir
Parent Representative
Damai Secondary School Parent Group
COMPASS Member

Ms Sophia Kan
Ms Sophia Kan
Parent Representative
Anglo-Chinese (Barker Road) and
Singapore Chinese Girls' School Parent Support Groups
COMPASS Member
Mr Marc Lim Mr Marc Lim
News Editor
The Straits Times
COMPASS Member
susan
Ms Susan Ng
Producer-Presenter
938NOW
Mediacorp
COMPASS Member