Frequently Asked Questions with regards to Parents Support Group
1) What is the role of PSG?
The PSG parents partner and support the school by volunteering our 3 Ts: Time, Talent and Thoughts.
We have a big part to play in enriching our children’s school life, whether we collaborate with the school for key school programmes, or organise parentcentric activities. The activities and programmes that we plan should aim to:
1. Support the child to enrich his/her learning in school.
2. Support the school to strengthen school-based activities.
3. Support the teachers to bring out the best in our children.
4. Support other parents in the parenting journey.
Supportive Partner in Education
The PSG complements the school by aligning with the school’s objectives, supporting and strengthening the school’s programmes to improve our children’s well-being and learning.
Bridge Between Parents and School
The PSG listens to parents’ feedback on school operations, practices and programmes, and provides feedback to the school. The PSG also facilitates the school’s communication to parents.
Magnet to Attract Other Parents
Parents who are actively involved in the PSG are better able to reach out to other parents and involve them. Over time, more parents can contribute to make the school environment more conducive for learning.
2) What does PSG do?
Major school events:
– Participate in performance items or collaborate with the school to plan and run festival celebrations.
– Organise and participate in activities such as bento making, breakfast with dad, canoeing etc.
– Organise camps, e.g. Dads for Life camps, for quality bonding time with children.
– Organise and participate in activities such as mass walk, calligraphy sessions etc.
– Plan parenting talks to support other parents in our parenting journey.
– Organise Learning Journeys for parents to discover new experiences.
3) Why should I join PSG?
The Parent Support Group (PSG) is a great opportunity for us to be closer to our children, understand them better, and help them in their education journey. Our children also benefit when we are more active in their school environment. They tend to:
– show more positive attitudes.
– have better school attendance and complete homework more consistently.
– be able to bridge the cultural gap between school and home.
– be less anti-social and less prone to behavioural issues.
4) What is the involvement level required?
We have a variety of activities with different level of involvements needed. You can choose to support once-off events such as Teachers’ Day celebration or commit yourself for a longer term to help out in the library. The flexibility is there, so it is really up to your availability.
5) How can I join PSG?
A form will be made available during the P1 Orientation for parents to sign up as PSG volunteers.