Name of Recipient:
Ms. Polene Lam
Gifted Learners Student Care Pte Ltd opened its first outlet in the heartland neighbourhood of Choa Chu Kang in 2007. Personable and inspiring, Ms. Polene Lam, the founder of Gifted Learners, possesses over 16 years of experience in the education sector and was a past nominee of the national President Teachers’ Award, Singapore.
Gifted Learners Student Care Centre complements the role of the family and the modern day-school system, nurturing and empowering every child to be the best that he or she can be with a firm belief in character and values being an integral part of their development. Gifted Learners, which caters to children within the age group of 7 to 12 years old, allows parents to leave their children in a safe environment where their needs such as pastoral care, character building, academic supervision, meals and recreation are taken care of while they are away at work.
Polene’s vast experience and extensive knowledge as an educator with the Ministry of Education (MOE) and in leading independent schools, a highly-sought after parenting coach, adjunct lecturer for the training of student care professionals in Singapore, as well as, a serving member of the Parents’ Executive Committee in schools, has allowed her to shape Gifted Learners to bring about the holistic development of every child and prepare them to face future challenges in a globalised world with confidence.
In the past 8 years, Gifted Learners has expanded its reach beyond Choa Chu Kang with new centres to cater to children and parents in Jurong West, Bukit Panjang and Woodlands. With its well-qualified and experienced team of management and teaching staff, Gifted Learners is committed to deliver the best for children under its care in close partnership with their parents. In addition to a balanced approach of academic rigour, values inculcation and healthy life skills development for the children, ongoing parenting-focused programmes to empower parents to bring out the best in their children continues to be a key feature of Gifted Learners.
As Gifted Learners continues its growth journey, Polene believes that it is vital for one to stay humble, even as a successful business owner. She once met a very knowledgeable individual who told her the following sentence, ‘When you run a business, you must run it long and meets the needs of your customers.’ Essentially, this sentence means that one must strive to look ahead with a long-term perspective, with an objective that their business will be around for years and years to come to cater even better to your customer needs. This sentence has served her well and till this day, she keeps this piece of advice close to her heart.
Staying humble and trustworthy, running one’s business with integrity and sincerity are attributes that contribute towards the success of a business. In addition, it is important to always look for new ideas and innovations in the running of a business, said Polene.
Gifted Learners possesses an abundance of potential to be tapped upon, with little doubt that it has much room for expansion and further growth in the future!
Gifted Learners Student Care @ Choa Chu Kang
Blk 296 Choa Chu Kang Ave 2
T| 6765 8132 / 9383 2244
Gifted Learners Student Care @ Jurong West
Blk 751 Jurong West Street 73
T| 6316 7886 / 8218 4222
Gifted Learners Student Care @ Greenridge
Blk 505 Jelapang Road
T| 6767 7762 / 9720 6565
Gifted Learners Student Care @ Woodlands
Blk 368 Woodlands Ave 1
T| 6362 8290 / 9151 7055