Friday, April 8, 2011

Parenting Seminar - 26 Mar 2011

Synopsis: SESSION 1: FUNNY BONES FOR A HAPPY FAMILY, by Mr. Nicholas Choo This is a workshop that encourages parents to look on the brighter side of their family life. It is presented in a humourous way, yet the facts of the matter are relevant and truthful. It helps them to enjoy light moments together rather than being so stressed up with the everyday cares of life. A series of anecdotes and life humour are shared to help the family look out for the lighter side of life that they could miss so easily. It covers a wide variety of areas including husband and wife relationships plus parents and children relationships. There are funny video clips to spice up the whole presentation. Humourous tales and paradoxical stories of life are all packaged into one continuous and entertaining journey.

Synopsis: SESSION 2: BUILDING BRIDGES WITH YOUR TEENS, by Mrs Alice Lee-Have you tried relating to your teenagers the way your parents related to you when you were a teenager? Was the outcome something that you had expected or desired? Building bridges with our teenagers is about a relationship. A relationship that seeks to communicate. A relationship that says, ‘let’s talk. I’m here for you.’ A relationship that wants the best for our teenagers. For parents who are serious about building bridges with their teenagers, it is important for us to understand the changing needs and development of our teenagers in this 21st century.

Some comments from parents:

+ Enjoyed both talks but should have longer time for session 1.

+ The talk is very good and informative. I would strongly encourage parents to attend. I benefitted alot from the workshop. I am thankful and hope it will help my relationship with my 16 years old son. Worthwhile attending.

+ Thank you PSG for bringing the two speakers, it is so motivating.

+ Suggest to offer discount when a couple attend.

+ I am glad that I have attended the workshops.

+ Very knowledgeable, very good and useful.

+ Very good workshop.

TK1Nite Photoblog

Welcome to TK one nite. Organised by Parents for Parents.
Students were assigned with the role as guides to the guests. They are not as fluent as professional tour guides but their response is very much candid and from a student's standpoint.

Labouratories were part of the tour. Some experiments apparatus were set up to give parents of the new challenge secondary school would bring.

Parents leaving a note of encouragement on the aspiration poster drawn by their child mounted on the table.
Parents were briefed by Head of Departments on the key differences which Sec 1 student face in terms of subject learning. Advise were also given to parents in ways to help their child handle the new challenges through their daily interaction with the children e.g discussion of current affairs.

Parents from the same class (child's) forming their network. Form teachers were also on hand to give more insights into the cirriculum. The atmosphere was informal... over a sit down dinner.

At the end of the successful event, the PSG organising committee did a "jump" shot to celebrate the teamwork.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

CCA recruitment Drive 2011, Jan

On this day, usually the first Saturday of School term, all CCA were out in force to show their acitvities, programs and achievement... for recuits. CCAs took turn to take center stage to perform. Parents were with children to browse through the CCA stands to guide them through the selection of CCA.

PSG is familiar with the anxiety of the students and were on hand to interact with the parents to share experience of some of the CCA. PSG also took the opportunity to interact with the parents and encourage them to register for parenting program or TK One Night.

Behind the scene: There was a work committee to organise the PSG portion of the CCA Recruitment day. This type of volunteer work brought out the public spirit of these parents. Through this project, bonds were build, friends were made... and work gets done in a happy manner i.e. helping parents of new students to settle in quickly into the new phase of their lives with a strong start.

Monday, April 4, 2011

2011 Lunar New Year Celebration

Students putting up a good show to bring up the festive mood of Lunar New Year.

Parents and senior citizens were invited to share the joy and also appreciate the spirit of the youths who put together a magnificant show despite their busy school curriculum.

Lion Dance is a very invigorating way to bring out the festive joy. It was a highly anticipated part of the program.

TK PSG thank the school for inviting the parents and also structured the event such that our students contributed or appreciated the traditional activities to keep the culture. It also gave variety to the students' life beyond academics.