Catholic pre-schools in Singapore to be managed centrally

Children from Our Lady Star of the Sea Child Care Centre in Yishun at the outdoor playground last Tuesday. The school's enrolment has held steady at around 85 children in the past few years, but it used to have about 100 children a decade ago.
Children from Our Lady Star of the Sea Child Care Centre in Yishun at the outdoor playground last Tuesday. The school's enrolment has held steady at around 85 children in the past few years, but it used to have about 100 children a decade ago.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

New non-profit firm being set up to take over management from various parishes

Amid falling enrolment in church-run pre-schools, the Catholic Church is acting to support the 12 centres under its charge.

It will from next year start a company limited by guarantee - a non-profit organisation - to manage all its pre-schools, which are now individually managed by parishes.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 29, 2019, with the headline 'Catholic pre-schools to be managed centrally'. Print Edition | Subscribe