Sabirah has forged strong bonds with community partners over the years, allowing her centre to provide holistic learning opportunities for the children at the centre.
In partnering with Marine Parade Public Library for seven years, Sabirah was able to secure a space to exhibit the artworks of the Kindergarten 2 children ahead of their graduation concert. Despite the pandemic, Sabirah was also able to successfully plan a virtual Art Gallery Tour for the Kindergarten 2 students in collaboration with the National Gallery Singapore.
Believing that building good relationships with children’s parents in order to provide holistic learning experiences for the children, Sabirah regularly engages with parents in activities. Under her leadership, the centre received a satisfaction score of more than 92 per cent in the Annual Parents’ Satisfaction Survey for the past three years.
Beyond her duties as a principal, Sabirah is also in the NTUC First Campus’ Parent Engagement Think-Tank Committee. To encourage more interaction with parents, she is currently working to launch the “Parent Step-Up” programme, which encourages centres to invite parents to share their expertise or interests, such as baking or storytelling, with the children.
“As a new principal, I am thankful for the opportunities given to me to help me grow as an early childhood care and education professional (ECCE),” she said. “I hope to inspire young leaders like me to take on the challenge and to walk the leadership journey with their team.