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Parent Support Group (PSG)

Introduction

  • Formed in January 2003, we work closely with the school towards the common goal of helping each child to achieve their best by providing a holistic education to the students.
  • We are a group of parents who have children studying in different levels in Yishun Town Secondary School and we come from different ethnic groups.
  • We meet regularly through formal and informal settings to share ideas and suggestions and discuss our concerns on educational issues.
  • Our activities are aligned to the school’s programmes and calendar of events.
  • We provide an invaluable avenue for two-way communication between the school and the parents.
  • We strongly support the Family Matters@School Programme.


Our Logo

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Our MISSION

We endeavour to add value to the school by ensuring that there is a strong home school link.

Our VISION

To be a dynamic, fully-engaged and expanding community of parents committed to make the school an excelling school.

Our OBJECTIVES

  • Be a STAR parent:
        • Support the school and communicate with the teachers
        • Talk to my child
        • Affirm my child and the teachers
        • Build good Relationship with my child and be a Role model
  • Promote parental involvement in the school’s programmes by raising awareness of school events and activities to parents.
  • Encourage parents to share their expertise and resources for the benefit of the school.
  • Foster a strong home-school link.
  • Provide a feedback channel for the school.

We can be contacted at:

Mailing Address:

Parent Support Group
c/o Yishun Town Secondary School
6 Yishun Street 21 Singapore 768610
Tel: 6852 2126

The PSG Executive Committee:

YISHUN TOWN SECONDARY SCHOOL
PSG Executive Committee Members 2017

NO

NAME

POSITION

1

Mdm Surekah Kumari Sachdev

Chairman

2

Mdm Brenda Chee

Vice-chairman

3

Mdm Veeraian Chetiyar Praba

Vice-chairman

Sec 3 Level Coordiantor

4

Mr Tan Boon Huat

Secretary

5

Mdm Chloe Qi Aiyun

Treasurer

Sec 4 Level Coordiantor

6

Mdm Jasbir Kaur

Sec 2 Level Coordiantor

7

Mdm Irene Wong Han Chan

Event Manager

8

Mdm Annie Leow

Event Manager

9

Mr Rajvinder Singh

Member

10

Mdm Neo Chiew Theng

Member

11

Mr Ang Teck Seng

Member

12

Mdm Vaka Aram Jyothi

Member


Feedback
We welcome and value your feedback and suggestions. Please send your feedback and suggestions to the following: 


Mdm Zhang Jinjuan, 

Teacher-In-Charge of PSG

School: (65) 68538451

Email: zhang_jinjuan@moe.edu.sg


Mdm Surekha Kumari Sachdev, 

Chairman

Email: SurekhaSachdev@hotmail.com


Our BELIEF
Together we can make a difference as we pursue a common goal of making Yishun Town Secondary School a premier heartland school in Yishun.
    1. Hosting of Sec 1 parents and recruitment of new PSG members
    2. Supporting School Programmes such as Beyond Classroom Week  and Combined School’s Sports Day
    3. Organising bonding activities and coffee talks for PSG members
    4. Organising the Mid Autumn Festival celebration for students and their families
    5. Attending/facilitating family education workshops

Parents in Education (PiE Website): http://parents-in-education.moe.gov.sg

FamilyMatters!@School Programme

A Programme Specially for Parents and Students of Yishun Town Secondary School

Yishun Town Secondary School has embarked on the FamilyMatters!@School Programme (formally known as School Family Education Programme) since April 2011. This programme, supported by the Ministry of Social and Family Development, is part of the school’s proactive effort to empower parents and students with the knowledge and skills to enrich and strengthen family life through the implementation of workshops, seminars and family bonding activities for the parents and students. 

The FamilyMatters!@School Programme includes:

·         Workshops and seminars for parents on topics such as effective parenting, social and emotional development of children and teenagers, managing work-life demands and building strong marriages;

·         Programmes for students that impart values and build characters;

·         Family bonding activities.

 The FamilyMatters!@School Programme aims to:

·         Equip parents with the skills and knowledge to enrich and strengthen their family life; and foster better parent-child understanding
          and relationship to become more effective mentors and coaches;

·         Empower students with life skills; skills to build healthy relationships with their peers and family; and/or imbue positive values and
          attributes towards family, relationships and life in general.

 Parents, you and your family are cordially invited to participate in the FamilyMatters!@School Programme! We look forward to you and your family’s participation.




Workshops Conducted in 2017


 

Workshop Title:  “How To Coach Your Child In Goal-Setting & Time Management”



Synopsis

 

Speaker

Date & Time

Venue

 

A man without vision will perish.  Through interactive activities, learn how you can coach your child as they learn to correlate the importance of goal setting and time management to achieving their purposes in life.

Parents will be taught how to use the SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Rewarding and Time-based) guidelines in setting goals.

 

They will also be taught simple techniques to coach their child in managing their time without compromising on their family time. Parents will also get some practical tips on how to coach their child when preparing for exams.

 

 

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 Ms Lew Mi Yih
Executive Director, Cornerstone Community Services

 

1 April 2017 (Sat),

9.30am –12.30pm

Yishun Town Secondary School,

I’create Room,

3rd Level

 

Workshop Title:  “Standing Up Against Cyber Bullying- Enabling & Helping Our Teens Overcome The New World Danger”



Synopsis

 

Speaker

Date & Time

Venue

 

Bullying is one of the main issues youths face as they grow and develop their own identity.  Cyber bullying (bullying using digital media) has made it more prevalent and if not more vicious.  What then are some common mediums of cyber bullying?  Is it really such a serious issue and concern in Singapore?

Through this workshop, our speaker will share real life cyber bullying case studies and bring about awareness of the severity and impact of cyber bullying.  Participants will be given tips on how to spot the bully and the bullied.  They will also learn how they can help children and youths should they be involved in cyber bullying or know someone who is.

 

2.png Mr Shem Yao

Senior Executive,
Touch Cyber Wellness

 

 

 

 

 

20 May 2017 (Sat),

9.30am – 11.30am

Yishun Town Secondary School,

I’create Room,

3rd Level



Workshop Title:  “How To Raise A Resilient Child”



Synopsis

 

Speaker

Date & Time

Venue

 

Resiliency is the ability to persevere and adjust when faced with adversity.  Resilient children do better in school, have more positive social experiences and achieve high levels of personal and professional success.  Children who are naturally resilient, or are taught to be resilient, are strong and confident, unfazed in times of crisis and setbacks.

The question is, can resilience be learnt?  The good news, according to research is, yes! Resilience can be broken down into a set of specific abilities, and those abilities can be learned and applied over time.  Parental modelling, parenting style and a child's belief system and self-esteem are some areas that parents can work on to build strong and resilient children.

 

 

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Ms Chio Yee Ming

Deputy Director,
Pivotal Lifeskills

 

 

8 July 2017 (Sat),

9.30am – 11.30am

Yishun Town Secondary School,

I’create  Room, 3rd Level

 

Workshop Title:  “Building Character First That Lasts”



Synopsis

 

Speaker

Date & Time

Venue

Character is the foundation of a successful life.  Without principles and values that build character, our children will not be able to sustain success.  Most parents know this and want to inculcate good character traits in their children.

This workshop seeks to give parents handles on how they can achieve this goal.  In this workshop the speaker will identify with parents what are some of the key essential character traits that they want to build in their children/teens.

With role-plays, group discussions and case-studies, the speaker will suggest some practical ways parents can build character FIRST that will LAST.

 

4.png Mr James Satchy

Speaker/Trainer  & Family Life Educator,
Built 2 Last Training

 

 

19 Aug 2017 (Sat),

9.30am – 12.30pm

Yishun Town Secondary School,

I’create Room,

3rd Level

 

Workshop Title:  “Connecting & Communicating With My Teen”



Synopsis

 

Speaker

Date & Time

Venue

 

Are you frustrated that despite your effort to cultivate bonds and deepen relationship with your teen, they remain distant and uncommunicative? Or perhaps you are feeling worn out by their defiance of your instructions and their insistence for more freedom?

 

Indeed, communication is the heart of all relationships.  In this interactive workshop, we offer insights to the world of teenagers - their development and their lingo, what makes them tick and what irritates them.

 

Parents will also gain insights into successful parenting - the style they adopt and the roles they can play to build stronger family relationships.  Practical tips to help stay connected with teens will also be expounded on.

 

 

3.png Ms Chio Yee Ming

Deputy Director,
Pivotal Lifeskills

 

 

16 Sept 2017 (Sat),

9.30am – 12.30pm

Yishun Town Secondary School,

I’create Room,

3rd Level

Positive Parenting Programme


In order to support parents in building a healthy relationship with their child, our school embarks on the Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P) from this year. This programme is supported by Ministry of Social and Family Development and it is now used in 17 countries worldwide.

Triple P helps our students’ parents:

·         Create a stable, supportive, harmonious family environment

·         Teach their children the skills they need to get along with others

·         Deal positively, consistently and decisively with problem behaviour should it raise

·         Encourage behaviour they like

·         Develop realistic expectations of their children and themselves

·         Take care of themselves as parents

All Sec 1 & Sec 2 parents are eligible to participate in this programme.