Divinity Intervention Centre for Especial Needs was officially opened for enrolment on 2nd April 2007 and we were registered with MOE.
The term Especial needs simply means a child who has an Exceptional Needs and requires our Intervention services. Services such as providing for different types of therapy, different teaching methodologies and providing for a safe and conducive environment.
In 2009, we decided to create a small Pre-school section within the Intervention Centre. The decision to set up the pre-school section came about, when more and more children were arriving from other Kindergarten and Child-care centre. These are the exceptional learners and we had the knowledge and skills to teach them.
Then in 11th May 2010, all private setup like ours were ordered to be registered with the Council of Private Education (CPE). CPE requested the change of name to include the word ‘school’ and also to operate as a Private Limited. Our name was changed to Divinity School for Especial Needs Pte. Ltd. We abided but found this request illogical because the children’s ages range from 18 months to 6 years old.
We appealed to be re-registered with MOE because the children were of child-care & pre-school age. It was not the children’s fault if they learn differently or required different styles/methods of teaching them.
Since then we have been appealing with the then MCYS, the then CEL, NCSS and also MOE. Finally On 9th February 2014, we were registered with MOE and the name was changed to Divinity Kindergarten Pte Ltd. With that we sourced for a bigger premise that would be able to house both the Special Needs section and the Pre-school section. We are now located at 65 Ubi Road 1, Oxley Bizhub, #01-56 to #01-59 Singapore 4085729.
The most important lesson for all of us is these children are Teachable & Trainable. Teachers and Parents play an important part in nurturing, teaching and training their child from early years. Moving forth, these are the children of Singapore and our future workforce.
We are still retaining the Bishan premises - our humble beginning. We hope one day to convert it to the training arm of the Divinity Kindergarten. To keep the Quality of our Services and our Passion in this field of work, there will only be one Divinity Kindergarten in Singapore.