From Archbishop Peter Chong
Dear Catholic Brothers and Sisters;
Thank you for your prayers and support during our meeting with the Minister of Education.
The Minister of Education has in principle agreed to our three requests:
1. Consult with the management of a faith communities before appointing a head of school conducted by that faith based organisation.
2. Include in the job description for the head of school of a faith based organisation the requirement that the head of school uphold and foster the ethos of the school and the school community.
3. When assessing the skills and abilities of applicants for head of school managed by a faith community, the interviewing panel have regard for the applicants' skill and ability at maintaining and fostering the ethos of the school consistent with the school's history and religious affiliation.
Morever they have agreed to put in policy the agreements made in our meeting - please read the Joint Statement.
We will work with the Ministry of Education through dialogue and through win-win approach to see that our requests are fulfilled.
Meanwhile we are continuing the process of strengthening our solidarity with Christian Churches and other Religions strategies our collaboration with the MOE.
I ask you continual prayers and support.
Yours sincerely in Christ
Archbishoep Peter Chong