R Lab | Shaping Values

Peter Tan

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela

Education shapes the minds and hearts of people. Satan knows the importance of education and is hard at work luring our children away from God’s truths. He is laying siege on the Education Gate everywhere. As disciples and ambassadors of Jesus Christ, how should parents and those involved in the Education Gate act? How can those called to the teaching profession serve God and the Nation? C S Lewis said: “Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” Similarly, Aristotle said: “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”How can those in the Education Gate, therefore, impart Biblical values to our younger generation and be ‘salt and light’ to impact society for Kingdom purposes?


Peter has been in the education service for 35 years. In his career, he was a teacher before being posted to MOE HQ for eight years where he was a Senior Curriculum Specialist at the Curriculum Planning Division. He was appointed Principal, Anglo-Chinese School (Junior) in 1999, then Principal at Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road), serving a total of 18 years at both schools. He is currently the Principal of Queensway Secondary School.He started the Fathers’ Prayer Group when at ACS (Junior) that expanded to other schools, which became the seed for the Elijah7000 prayer movement.  He has been involved in praying parent groups as well as prayer groups for Christian. Peter worships at Barker Road Methodist Church. He is married to Stacey and they have 2 adult children who are married.