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Cathleen and Khloe

At Lakeside Student Care, our teachers intentionally impart values and life-skills to our children, such as self-directed learning, and looking out for others with difficulties. Over the past four years, best friends Cathleen and Khloe have grown into the helpful, responsible, and compassionate children they are today.


At just 10 years old, they have learned to take responsibility for their own learning. Following the student care’s schedule, they dedicate at least 1.5 hours daily to their studies before diving into their favourite books and toys. It is a positive learning environment where students are encouraged to seek help from teachers and older students alike when they encounter difficulties. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we could not host buddy reading volunteers. Khloe took the initiative to read with a new student for 20 minutes each day, which fostered a lasting friendship between them. Cathleen also patiently helped the younger children with their schoolwork. Caring for the younger ones comes naturally as they mirror the support they once received from the older children at Lakeside Student Care.

Beyond academics, Cathleen and Khloe grow holistically with fun-filled workshops and outings. With the school holidays around the corner, they eagerly anticipate sessions like cooking and crafts, where they can explore new skills beyond their textbooks. Such experiences make a profound impact on the children in this little community, and we are proud to contribute to the development of the next generation.

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