Forest School Singapore Team

Here are a list of the Personnel in the Core FSS Team. 
If you wish to join us as part of the Team, please click here

 

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Manager-Coach Darren

Principal, Safety, Business, Marketing, Training . Joined 2015

  • 12 years in the field of Education
  • Spent 2 years as the Head of Physical Development in an Education Group
  • (Q) Loves annoying people

Words from me: “Let the pictures and experiences speak for itself. No paper or qualification can substitute for experience with children.” Find out more…

 

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Manager-Coach Germaine

Deputy Principal, Administration. Joined 2016

  • 7 years in the field of Customer Service
  • Experience in playing with kids and making them feel comfortable
  • (Q) Scared of furry animals

Words from me:  I love playing with kids and seeing their ‘a-ha’ moments. I also love seeing them learn and grow, and most of the times, I get to learn a lot more in turn too. In Forest School, there is so much for them to learn and pick up. Seeing their struggle and determination in learning and trying makes me happy because they are learning something that can bring them far in life 🙂 Knowing that makes me happy.

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Manager
Shirleen

Accounting & Registrations . Joined 2017

  • 4 years in the field of Event Coordination Services
  • Enjoys supporting behind the scene
  • (Q) Dislike attention

Words from me: In progress……

 

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Manager-Coach Becky

Manpower . Joined 2016

  • 2 years in the field of Education
  • Experience in Working with Children
  • (Q) Love being a couch potato

Words from me: To learn and work with the kids

 

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Manager-Coach Chelsea

Manpower . Joined 2017

  • 3 years in the field of Early Childhood Education
  • Experience in Early Childhood Education & Special Needs Education
  • (Q) Enjoy taking long bus rides😄

Words from me: “I enjoy being in the nature & being in the company of young children. Children’s innocence, courage and willingness in whatever they do, inspires me to be true to myself!”

 

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Manager-Coach David

Projects . Joined 2018

  • 4 years in the field of Outdoor Education
  • Experience in outdoor learning
  • (Q) Left-handed but writes with right hand

Words from me: I want to develop more understanding about children and help Coach Darren LLP

 

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Manager-Coach Don

Operation . Joined 2018

  • 4 years in the field of Environmental Science
  • Experience in nature guiding
  • (Q) I hate air-con

Words from me: “Forest school is a great way to built friendships – between children and families, with coaches, the community and with nature. I love making friends :’) I’m just a little shy. Ultimately, I hope that the conservation philosophy transcends these kids through their authentic relationships with the natural environment.”

 

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Coach Zi Yun

Joined 2016

  • 11 years in the Military
  • Great Listener & Data Analyst
  • (Q) Doesn’t believe in positivity motivation 

Words from me: “I believe that forest school can bring a more balanced and holistic well-being to our future generations.”

 

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Coach Gin

Joined 2017

  • 9 years in the field of Childbirth
  • Experience in connecting with heart
  • (Q) Evil mum of 2 (hehe)

Words from me: The one freed up into this space, knowing and belief in the precious Freedom, Space and True Self for kids, living being, earth and universe. Our connections is whole and as One.

 

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Coach Shimin

Joined 2017

  • 12 years in the field of Education
  • Experience in Yoga and Teaching Kids
  • (Q) I like listening to K-pop

Words from me: Teaching adults or kids and trying to see them as they are, and not what I want them to be. Creating the space for them and myself.

 

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Coach Ronghao

Joined 2017

  • 14 years in the field of Sports
  • Experience in basketball
  • (Q) I burp out loud

Words from me: To learn from the kids and let them learn from me as well

 

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Coach Ben

Joined 2018

  • 6 years in the field of Military
  • Experience in Jungle Survival
  • (Q) I love gummies

Words from me: “Education to me, is about distinctions. The different colors of innumerable leafs, the gradients of the land, the smell of different types of weather and the never ending wonder of nature. These are the exposures that fascinates and captivates the young minds of an generation that will eventually take over the nation from our hands. I just want to be a part of an effort that educates and empowers, every child could be that beacon of light the future needs.”

 

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Coach Siang Yu

Joined 2018

  • 6 years in the field of Natural Farming and Lifelong Experience in Playing
  • Experienced in the field of Linguistic and Interpretation (By Training)
  • (Q) Says hello to animals and plants

Words from me: By reconnecting with nature, we regain the spontaneous disposition of ourselves.

 

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Coach Benjamin

Joined 2019

  • 7 years in the field of Art and Child Creativity
  • Experienced in the field of Playing
  • (Q) I’m a Serious person mostly. I try not to laugh mostly, it creates wrinkles.

Words from me: “So far this vessel I’m in is doing ok, shall use it more fulfillingly. New experiences is what I’m constantly finding. Forest School inspired me so much, I think I’m going to help spread the forestry. Sometimes, I wish we all live in forests. Then perhaps, there won’t be wars, but I forgot there are still humans Lol… see, I’m a serious person.”

 

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Coach Jenson

Joined 2019

  • 12 years in the field of Travel
  • Experienced in Travel and Customer Service
  • (Q) Die hard Liverpool fan

Words from me: “Having worked for quite some time, I wanted to do something meaningful for the rest of my life. Having put much thought into it, I’ve decided to focus in the area of outdoor education for children.”

 

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Coach Zoe

Joined 2019

  • 9 years in the field of Early Childhood Education
  • Experienced in Teaching
  • (Q) –

Words from me: “I love having the opportunity and space to connect with children, being led by them and their interests. As a preschool teacher, there is always the expectation and need to implement a “planned activity” and to achieve targeted objectives where it is mostly adult-directed. I appreciate how Forest School is child-led and organic in what and how the children think/learn. It is a contrast of my working environment.”

 

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Coach Nas

Joined 2019

  • 12 years in the field of Early Childhood Education
  • Experienced in the Teaching, Safeguarding, Caring for children & animal, Outdoor Education
  • (Q) Sometimes I accidentally get mixed up in the languages I speak as I can speak 5 languages with additional local sign language.

Words from me: “Avid nature lover. Captain Planet, Steve Irwin and Sir David Attenborough are my absolute heroes. Passion in inspiring young minds to become the future protectors of the planet. I strongly believe in Nature as Nurturer.”

 

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Coach Irene

Joined 2019

  • 9 years in the field of Special Education
  • Experienced in working with individuals with autism.
  • (Q) I’m really a super blur queen.

Words from me: Processing…

 

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Coach Liz

Joined 2019

  • 2 years in the field of Education
  • Experienced in Plants and ID-ing
  • (Q) Plays the Chinese flute

Words from me: Processing…

 

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Coach Isabell

Joined 2019

  • 7 years inin the field of Engineering
  • Experienced in bush walking
  • (Q) Stays away from anything slimy and moves

Words from me: “The forest changed me and I hope it will for many other people too.”

Volunteers

Phoebe (Tutition Teacher / Entrepeneur)
Melory (Montessori Teacher)
Carolina (Pre-School Teacher)
Putri (Pastry Chef)
Yongzhi (Financial Planner)
Sabrina (Educator)
Minxia (Pre-School Teacher)