Parent Support Group
PSG Organisation Chart
|President||Mdm Gena Chen|
|Vice-President||Mdm Crystal Cheng|
PSG Activities (2019)
27 July 2019: Fostering Resilience Motivation Workshop + Champions Eagles Talk
On 27th July 2019, Ms Josey Koh from Compass Life conducted the Fostering Resilience Motivation Workshop for our school to learn how to develop resilience to persevere and adapt positively in the face of challenges. Around 25 parents and students turned up and are empowered on ways to strengthen the child’s social and emotional skills, build positive belief, and improve their communication. Various deep breathing exercises were also taught to help them manage stress and parents had an opportunity to bond with their children through activities that they undertook together.
After the workshop we had the Champions Eagles Talk session where 2 of our alumni members, Glen and Nicole shared with us their fond memories during their time in the school, how the school helped them in building resilience and provided us the insight of the route taken by them upon their leaving from JWSS. The workshop ended with a Q&A session where we get to hear from the alumni some suggestions on how to build our resilience with parents and students.
PSG Activities (2019)
On 4 May 2019, a group of students from JWSS and their parents were given an introduction to a session of Yoga. This session was conducted by Ms Anupama, a mindfulness facilitator working with the Art of Living Foundation. The session included stretches, breath work and guided meditation with some sharing about how breathing techniques can help one to relax and rejuvenate. Participants agreed that they had a good time and benefitted from the session.
The representative shared with the group about the different terminologies that are being used for the different types of drugs. The parents were also taught to identify the various effects that the consumption of the abused drugs can have. With the visually impactful slides and video clips presented, the representative also shared with the parents how to engage with their teenagers in their conversations about the topic.
second part of the session was a talk that revolved around engaging with
teenagers. The talk was conducted by Ms Cynthia Khoo from Focus on the Family
Singapore Limited. Ms Khoo introduced to the parents various techniques to
ensure that there is an open and effective communication between the parents
and their teenagers. Among others, the talk also gave an insight into the minds
of the teenagers so that the parents are able to foster a better cooperation
with their teenagers.The
lively session also provided parents to share their own experiences to foster
better communications with their teenagers. With this sharing of knowledge and
in the presence of an expert in her field, the participants were able to equip
themselves with the relevant tools to engage more effectively with their
23 February 2019: Parents Support Group Welcome Tea Session
PSG Activities (2018)
On 10th November 2018, JWSS hosted an Appreciation Session for our Parent Support Group (PSG). The Appreciation Session started off with our Principal, Mr Michael, thanking the PSG for their continuous support for the year. The school has a very strong PSG who complements the school by aligning with the school’s vision and mission, supporting and strengthening the school’s programmes to improve our student’s well-being and learning. The PSG Chairperson, Mdm Gena also expressed her appreciation to the school for the effort in ensuring a holistic education for the students. The PSG were then treated to a buffet and the session ended off with some simple and fun team bonding games.
On 14 April 2018, over 30 parents attended the workshop organised jointly by Parents Support Group(PSG) and school due to concerns of the rising trend of youths being exposed to the internet and mobile technologies.
On the 3rd of March, the Parents Support Group organised a talk for parents to understand about the 5 Love Languages, in order to help parents understand their children better. The 5 Love Languages concept comes from a book of the same title written by Gary Chapman, which talks about the five ways in which people express and experience love. So in the workshop, Ms Shelen Ang guided the parents through identifying their own love language and also some practical examples of how they can better communicate with their children with their love language.
In the talk, Ms Ang mentioned that by knowing their own love language and understanding love language of their children in turn, parents will know how to top up the love tank of their children. This is especially important in raising teenagers, as when their children’s love tank is full, it is easier to discipline and train them. Parents also shared their own experiences with their children in some of the scenarios posed by Ms Ang, thus gaining insights from the experience of others. In all, the parents gained valuable understanding of themselves and how they can better love and communicate love to their children.
:: Secondary One Parents Welcome Tea Session with the Principal (3rd February 2018)
It was definitely an honour for JWSS to be able to host almost 50 secondary 1 parents for the Welcome Tea Party on 3 February 2018.
Mdm Gena Chen, Chairman of the PSG, opened the morning’s proceedings emphasizing that it is the role of the PSG to support the school as partners. She mentioned the importance for parents to trust the school and respect the teachers, as they carry out what they have been tasked and trained to do. Strengthening the relationship with the school is vital so that present and future cohorts of students can benefit from the PSG’s efforts.
Mr Michael Muhunthan then commenced his session with an address to the parents highlighting the school’s directions and programmes and shared with parents about the exciting and holistic education their children will be experiencing in JWSS. Two-way communication between school and parents is important as the parents need information about what and how their child is learning, and the teacher needs important feedback from the parent about the child’s academic and social development.This memorable meeting between and school and Secondary One parents ended with a traditional Lo-Hei session to mark the beginning of a strong partnership between parents and the school.
PSG Activities (2017)
You can sign up to join the PSG by emailing Ms Amanda Lee or Mdm Gena Chen at the above email addresses.