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 11th Council, COMPASS is chaired by Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Senior 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 Council meets quarterly for discussions on policies and programmes.

The role of COMPASS is:

  • Promote and develop strong school-home-community partnerships
  • Share ground feedback on education issues and policies from parental, industry and community perspectives
  • Share MOE messages with parents, community and industry, and work together with MOE to prepare students for the future and learn for life.

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
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
Pok Cheng Chong
Mr Pok Cheng Chong
Executive Director
Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC)
COMPASS Member
Rahayu Buang
Ms Rahayu Buang
Chief Executive Officer
Yayasan MENDAKI
COMPASS Member
Mr-Anbarasu-Rajendran
Mr Anbarasu Rajendran
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
Dr Goh Mong Song Dr Goh Mong Song
Principal
ITE College West
COMPASS Member
Dr Christine Chen
Dr Christine Chen
Founder and President
Association for Early Childhood Educators
COMPASS Member
Dr Mercy Karuniah Michael Dr Mercy Karuniah Michael
Lecturer, Early Childhood & Special Needs Education
National Institute of Education
COMPASS Member
Susan Ng
Ms Susan Ng
Producer-Presenter
938NOW
Mediacorp
COMPASS Member
Serene Luo Ms Serene Luo
Schools Editor & Correspondent
The Straits Times
Singapore Press Holdings
COMPASS Member
Marcus Lim
Mr Marcus Lim
Director, Education, Asia-Pacific
Cisco
COMPASS Member
Mr Chinnu Palanivelu
Dr. Chinnu Palanivelu
Managing Partner
Stamford Assurance PAC
COMPASS Member
Mrs Sher-Li Torrey
Mrs Sher-Li Torrey
Founder and Director
Mums@Work
COMPASS Member
Edward Chia Mr Edward Chia
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Timbre Group
COMPASS Member
Lim Hai Yen Ms Lim Hai Yen
Artistic Director
The ETCeteras
COMPASS Member
Moon Chong
Mr Tan Moon Chong
Member
Ngee Ann Primary School Parent Support Group and Spectra Secondary School
COMPASS Member
Mr Tio Chong Heng
Mr Tio Chong Heng
Member, St. Hilda’s Primary School Parent Support Group
COMPASS Member
Yusnizan Ms Yusnizan Bte Mohd Taib
Member, Rulang Primary School and
Jurong Secondary School Parent Support Group
COMPASS Member