Welcome to Homeschool Singapore! We build connections to homeschool communities, businesses and organisations for opportunities to partner together. Homeschoolers are active contributors in education, community work and social causes. Read our story of how we have evolved as a community. We hope this site helps you with critical information about homeschooling in Singapore, and encourages you to believe in its possibilities. If you are interested in reaching out to the local homeschool community, contact us.

Our Community

Meet our community members who share stories and expertise through different projects, services and causes. We are a collective of volunteers serving Singapore’s homeschooling families and those who are thinking of homeschooling. We aim to inspire and equip people to homeschool and embrace education as a way of life.

Note: The featured image was taken from our Homeschool Convention 2017 (now helmed by Homeschool Alumni SG) and reminds us that the homeschooling community is a network of people who readily support each other in the past and present times. 

Community Members

(This list only features those who chose to be named)

Jonnansical Boo
Founder, Science Explorers

Challenged with an autistic child who is extremely bright and a spouse who is struggling to accept it, the journey has been full of ups and downs. Science Explorers was created to help create a healthy environment for her son to work on his socialising skills – an inclusive group created to embrace children of all ages, needs and asynchronous abilities through science, crafts and play. At the same time, it is also a support group for the parents.

Ira Sophia

Ira Sophia
Founder, Kotak-Katik

Ira started her homeschooling journey for her elder son in 2015. She continued for her youngest child. They do lots of art and math, while letting them choose what they want to explore for other subjects and extracurriculars. She started an art community, Art Jam Sessions in August 2017. They now have hundreds of members from all over cities in Indonesia, and also from Malaysia, Singapore and Australia.

Kay Zhao

Kay Zhao
Consultant (Complimentary Services), Homeschool Consultation

Kay Zhao is the mother of three lovely girls in their tween and teenage years. She has been home-schooling all her children for the past nine years. She is thankful for the meandering path that her life has taken and the diverse experiences she has had as a result. She has been able to learn and grow in ways she never imagined with her children.

Shan Chua

Shan Chua
Consultant (Complimentary Services), Homeschool Consultation

Shan is a mum to four children, ranging from the primary to pre-university levels of education, who have been homeschooled all their lives. She has journeyed, and is still journeying, through the exemption application processes, PSLE, local ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels with them. She has had to experiment with different approaches and curricula with each child so the learning never stops. But one thing that has stayed constant is the enjoyment of good books together as a family.

Sandra Chan

Sandra Chan
Consultant, Homeschool Consultation

Sandra is a mother of two children – a primary level boy on the autism spectrum and a preschool girl. In her son’s early years, there were lots of challenging behaviours, sensory issues, and countless battles to be worked. Homeschooling enabled her to discover, explore and join his world. Sandra enjoys talking to parents of children with special education needs.

Sabrina Salleh Quek

Sabrina Salleh Quek
Consultant, Homeschool Consultation

Sabrina gave up her preschool teaching job and worked on nurturing her four children at home. In the same season, she started and built up a small company specialising in arts and dance programs. She regularly speaks about her experience applying for exemption from compulsory education as a non-degree holder.

Apple Teoh

Apple Teoh
Head Consultant, Homeschool Consultation

Apple Teoh is a homeschool mom to three youth in their teenage years. She has 21 years of homeschooling experience. In her consulting work, she often partners with her husband or children so clients can hear different perspectives and help them make a more informed decision as a family.

Tsui Ling Hoy

Tsui Ling Hoy
Head Consultant, Homeschool Consultation

Tsui Ling is a mum to six children who are of primary, secondary and pre-university age levels. She has 17 years of homeschooling experience. Since none of her children has attended mainstream school so far, she has learned to customise an education path that is unique to each child. She believes in allowing the children to explore different areas of their interests when they are young and help point them to their strengths.

Wan Ling
Founder, Homeschool Library SG

Wan Ling Tan has been a home educator to her daughters for the past 6 years. After more than 10 years as a Humanities teacher, she thought that her days of contributing to the education field in Singapore were over. To her delight, she saw how education could and should be while teaching and learning alongside her daughters.

Desiree Mercado

As a loving mother of four active kids, Desiree ensures that all their needs are well attended to. Her style involves a strict routine of schoolwork and fun activities like arts and crafts. She loves to read and discover strategies to educate her kids in engaging ways which are in line with God’s teaching.

Edwin Tan

Edwin Tan
Co-Founder, Changing Mindsets

Edwin supports his wife Christine on the tough but fulfilling journey of homeschooling their three daughters who are in their tween and teen years. In Homeschool Singapore, he collaborates with Mark to organise platforms for homeschooling dads to hang out and tell their stories.

Vivian Kwek

Vivian Kwek
Director, Little U

Vivian is the author of “Decoding Your Child”, the book that helps parents unlock the secrets to their child’s behaviour and provide strategies to strengthen and maintain their connection with their children. She reaches out to parents at https://www.facebook.com/decodingyourchild/ and https://www.decodingyourchild.com.

Dawn Fung

Dawn Fung
Founder, Little U

Dawn’s dream is to see education reform in Singapore, where every child, parent and educator have full rights and access to great education. Her approach always begins with community building, and then mentoring the community to grow inspiring content together. She led the Homeschool Singapore community from 2013-2021 and now co-runs Little U and ParentED.sg.

Tammy Hitchens

Tammy Hitchens
Co-Founder, ParentED.sg

Tammy has been home educating since 1998. In her spare time, she runs her Homehawker Instagram documenting their family meals and celebrations. Her focus is on enabling parents to fully embrace their role as primary educators and influencers in their children’s lives.

Connie Chua

Connie Chua
Co-Founder, ParentED.sg

Connie Chua is a mother to four children in their teenage and young adult years. She homeschooled for more than a decade. Together with her husband who is a social worker, Connie counsels parents on parenting and marital challenges as well as mentors young couples in her church community.

Sonica Kohly
Chapter Leader, ParentED.sg

A fun-loving enthusiast, daughter to a doting set of parents, sister to the most beautiful sibling in the world, wife of a thoughtful and handsome husband, and mum to two active, tech-loving boys whom she also happens to homeschool.

Kalsum Harun
Editor-in-Chief, HomeschoolSingapore.sg

Kalsum went from drafting legislations and policies in her last job at a government Ministry, to reading extensively on education and pedagogies. She homeschools her three children wherever her husband’s work takes them. They spent most of 2018 world-schooling. She successfully roped in her husband to take on some homeschooling roles even as he is a full-time academic. She is thankful that her family has been able to direct their own educational pursuits while tending to the needs of elderly members of the family.

Sophie Tan
Executive Editor, HomeschoolSingapore.sg

Sophie is a mother of three children. Seeing homeschooling as a natural extension of parenting, she embarked on this journey when her eldest turned three years old. She draws inspiration and strength from Charlotte Mason’s philosophies but has adapted her own approaches along the way. Having lived abroad from the age of eight, Sophie identifies herself as a third-culture kid who has tasted the fruits of alternative education and hopes to pass them on to her children and the local community at large.

Maryam Kiyani
Intern, HomeschoolSingapore.sg

A former homeschooler, Maryam’s unorthodoxed education prompts her to explore her career options before entering university. She interns for the website while taking a gap year to find her passion and direction in life.

Kareen
Community Volunteer

Kareen is a mum to two boys and two girls who are in their preschool and primary education years. All four kids have been homeschooled all the way and her children have never been to any preschool. She believes in homeschooling as a way of building intimacy with the children and bringing God into the everyday before her children.

Ding Zhen Xin
Community Volunteer

Zhen Xin and her husband Sze Siang view homeschooling more as learning through life and for life. They constantly seek out authentic and interesting ways to help their children learn just by doing life together.

Grace Tan
Community Leader

Grace is a mum to three beautiful girls who are in their preschool, primary and secondary education years. She has been homeschooling since her eldest was six years old. She loves the Charlotte Mason philosophy of education, but uses whatever styles, books and curriculum that inspires her and works for her family. Grace created the logos for ParentED.sg, Little U, Homeschool Consultation and Alumni.


Sue Tan

Sue Lim
Community Leader

Sue was a special needs consultant with the Ministry of Education and is certified to teach students with dyslexia. Sue currently mentors parents in the homeschooling community on matters pertaining to social-emotional support. Sue and her husband Mark co-author a blog, Parenting on Purpose, which chronicles their parenting journey. As a parent, they hope that their children, who are now at the primary level of education, will grow up to be joyful and secure individuals who demonstrate a deep compassion for others. 

Mark Lim

Mark Lim
Community Leader

Mark is currently involved in family life work as a marriage mentor and counsellor. He conducts parenting and mentoring programmes for various educational organisations as well as counselling for persons with special needs.



Services and Initiatives

Below is a list of services and initiatives run by some of our community members:

  • ParentED.sg is about parent wellness and inspiring lives. We believe that the most meaningful legacy you can leave behind for the ones you love most is to live your life to the fullest. As a parent, your life journey is coloured by the sounds and sights of children, spouses and fellow caregivers. We want to equip you to lead this part of your identity as a whole person. Since its inception in 2020, ParentED.sg has grown into an independent entity under ParentED International LLP. It offers a yearly membership in its parenting communities.
  • Little U aims to equip families with skills to succeed in life. We offer a range of teaching and learning opportunities from preschool to adulthood, individuals to families. Since its inception in 2018, Little U has grown into an independent entity under Little U LLP. It offers a mix of paid and free programs.
  • Changing Mindsets: Perspectives in Education is our project for homeschool dads! It’s a great excuse to get dads to hang out and tell their stories in a low pressure setting. Since 2021, the group has been working towards an e-book over makan sessions involving beer, coffee, kopitiam, whatever. Email Edwin Tan for more information. Changing Mindsets : Perspectives in Education is a free service run by volunteers.
  • Homeschool Library SG curates and updates a database of homeschooling resources relevant to the unique educational context and landscape in Singapore. Since its inception in 2020, Homeschool Library SG remains a free service run by volunteers.
  • Homeschool Alumni SG gathers the homeschooling alumni in Singapore to network and share their stories as the homeschooling landscape matures. We offer opportunities for work readiness in events management and internships in Homeschool Singapore projects, as well as personal brand coaching for committed alumni team members. Since its inception in 2020, Homeschool Alumni SG has become now a portfolio under Arcuate Collective.
  • The Homeschool Consultation service started in 2018 at Homeschool Singapore where we recommend enquirers to homeschooling parents who offer professional consultation for their specific situations. The pioneering group of homeschool consultants in Singapore served as independent contractors under their own names. In 2021, the Homeschool Consultation portfolio grew to 5 consultants. There are free and paid options. For the free option, the Consultants at HomeschoolSingapore.sg offers a one time email correspondence (worth $50) for your specific needs. Should further help be required, you would be directed to the paid services by the consultants under HomeschoolConsultation.com. You may explore the packages offered there.
  • Founded by Jonnansical Boo, Science Explorers is an open age curiosity based science exploration group for the homeschooling community in Singapore. She follows a child-led methodology of encouraging children to bond with science through interesting daily science projects.

Disclaimer: The above services and initiatives do not belong to nor represent HSSG. Some had originated for the community, incubated within the community, and evolved to become independent entities. This growth aligns with our vision to “give voice to our educational dreams“.

HSSG receives no money as a publicity partner. We showcase the achievements of the homeschooling community because we are proud of who they are and how far they have come.

All photos featured in this article have been granted permission for use by respective owners. If any community member wants to be featured on this page, please contact editor@homeschoolsingapore.sg.

Unless stated, opinions expressed in this article do not represent the views of Homeschool Singapore.