Parent Support Group
CommunicationThe school understands and maintains an open, two-way communication via both formal and informal platforms:
Parent Leaders Focused Group Dialogue Sessions once a year. This platform is used to communicate school directions, set goals and expectations, and to gather feedback on school initiatives.
Parent-Teacher Dialogue Session at mid-year
Face-to-face meeting sessions with relevant school personnel for pupils with special needs
E-portal is used to keep parents informed about school activities, events and achievements.
Parents can also view the pupils’ attendance, photographs, events and activities in the e-portal, which is updated regularly
Termly letters from the principal serve to update parents on the latest information, eg, pupil achievements, assessments and school developments, etc
Parent Involvement Structure
Part of PSG Organising team for Mayfair 2016
PSG in action @ Mayfair
PSG Tea Party in Feb 2016
Getting to know one another
Letter from Mr Murali
Chairman, PSG Yew Tee Primary School
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to pen a few words. I am honoured to be the Chairman of the Parent Support Group (PSG).
I would like to express our gratitude to Mdm Serene Poon for her steadfast service and guidance as the PSG Chairperson for the past two years. More importantly, Mdm Poon continues to render her unstinting support to the PSG, ensuring a strong PSG team.
On behalf of the PSG Executive Committee, it is my greatest pleasure to welcome and at the same time thank all of you for the wonderful journey with us in establishing a meaningful partnership with the school and to work towards the school’s vision of ‘Reflective Learners, Gracious Citizens’.
The PSG goal is to provide support and a network for parent-school-student bonding. Parenting will always be an adventure no matter where you are, but parenting with different families and friends and in a different language and culture can present challenges that no parent should endure alone. Being a parent volunteer is not about who you are; it is all about your care for the school and the community around it. Many of us parents have stepped forward to help and serve in various capacities in school, whether in terms of time and/or talents.
With the knowledge and viewpoints our parents bring, our involvement is a vital element in this home-school partnership that has both direct and indirect impact on our child’s school experience. Through this connection, we can make a difference and help the school shape not only our child's learning experience, but those of many others as well.
We need a strong school. The school needs strong parents. It is only when we respect each other, and work together, collaboratively, that we increase the chances of seeing every child at Yew Tee Primary become a happy learner, a confident communicator and a critical thinker.
As a parent or guardian, we have a responsibility that goes beyond making sure our children attend school. The ever-increasing complexities in society require that we are fully committed and actively engaged parents. We do this by demonstrating a daily interest in our children's accomplishments in school, by indicating our sincere appreciation to teachers and staff for what they do everyday, and by offering a couple of hours of our time annually to help out in school programmes, among other things.
I would like to extend my gratitude to parents who have stepped forward to assist and serve in various capacities during the past years, and would like to encourage more parents to join this big ‘family’ to give the best possible support to our children.