Parent Support Group
A strong parent-school partnership is key to developing our students to their full potential and enabling them to fulfil their aspirations. To this end, the school has a very dedicated and supportive JWSS Parent Support Group which works very closely and in partnership with the school. In JWSS, we also strongly believe in offering parents a variety of ways and multiple platforms to work in collaboration with the school to deliver a quality holistic education for the students.
PSG Organisation Chart
13th PSG Executive Committee (2017/2018)
|President||Mdm Gena Chen|
|Vice-President||Mr George V V|
|Vice-President||Mr Peter Prem|
|Secretary||Mdm Mabel Ong|
|Main Committee||Senior Committee|
|Mdm Murliani Samad
Mdm Crystal Cheng
Mr Mohamed Affendi
Mdm Leong Sow Lan
Mdm Malar Mani
Mdm Siti Rafeah Masod
Mdm Carol Ng
|Mr Timothy Tong|
Mdm Woon Luan Wang
Mdm Penny Liaw
Mdm Helen Chua Guek Eng
Mrs Janet Kwong
Mdm Faith Gay
Mdm Junli Toh
Mdm Navinchandar Vidha
Mdm Alison Lee
Mdm Mona Cheah
Mdm Normah Setat
Mdm Aw Poh Tin
PSG Activities (2018)
:: Fostering Resilience Motivation Workshop + Champions Eagles Talk (7th July 2018)
On 7th July 2018, about 20 parents and children attended a workshop conducted by Ms Veronica Eng from Compass Life Singapore. The objective of the workshop was to equip parents with the necessary motivational and resilience tools to fully realise the potential of the children. At the same time, it also provided an opportunity for the parents to bond with their children through meaningful activities that they undertook together.
Ms Eng shared with the participants, various techniques to motivate their children as well as building resilience in dealing with stressful situations. She also shared with the group, various stress management techniques, that the children attempted alongside their parents.
One of the highlights of the workshop was when both the parents and the children were given the opportunity to build the tallest tower based on the materials that they were provided. This activity provided the platform for them to work together in overcoming challenges.
The second part of the session saw 3 former students of JWSS shared with the group on the fond memories that they had during their time in the school. The sharing by Ariel Tan (Class of 2012), Sim Kim Soon (Class of 2012) and Ong Xiang Long (Class of 2017) also provided the participants to the insight of the route taken by these former students upon their leaving from JWSS.
:: “I Can’t Live Without IT” by Ms Michelle Lee from Touch Cyber Wellness (14th April 2018)
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.
We were engaged by Michelle's passion in advocating for cyber wellness and gained a better understanding of youths’ mobile habits (e.g. FOMO - Fear of Missing Out), some of the mobile technology concerns and how to connect with child more effectively in this digital age. Practical tips, rules and guidelines (e.g. parents good role modeling) to managing the child’s mobile usage were also shared and the workshop ended with a Q&A session to address any remaining concerns by parents. We greatly appreciate Michelle, PSG and parents for joining us on this fruitful day..
:: Love Literature Talk - 5 Love Languages by Ms Shelen Ang (3rd March 2018)
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)
:: PSG’s involvement in our School Events
Parents Participated actively in our School Events such as National Day Celebration, Staff VIA, Sports Day, Teachers’ Day Celebration and many more.
:: Secondary One Parents Welcome Tea Session with the Principal (11th February 2017)
On Saturday 11 February 2017, about fifty parents turned up for the Secondary 1 Parents Welcome Tea Session organised by the JWSS Parent Support Group (PSG). Our Principal, Mr Michael, commenced the 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. This memorable meeting between and school and Secondary One parents, which also happened to fall on the last day of the Lunar Chinese New Year, saw the PSG leading the school leaders and parents, together with a God of Fortune mascot, for a traditional Lo-Hei. The morning ended with this joyous celebration and marked the beginning of a strong partnership between the parents and the school.
:: PSG Workshop: Navigating the Teen Years (4th March 2017)
On 4 March 2017, about 20 parents and their children attended the ‘Navigating the Teen Years’ three hour workshop organised by the Parent Support Group (PSG). It was conducted by Mr Edwin Choy, a therapist and the co-founder of Centre of Fathering. The parents took away techniques and insights on how to connect with and support their teenage children. The workshop covered types of parenting styles and teen development. Under the parenting styles segment, participants watched videos on the four parenting styles – the indulgent, positive, neglectful and authoritarian. The parents were made aware of their own parenting styles. They were encouraged to adopt the positive parenting style where they will help their teenage children to grow, understand and learn to take responsibilities for their actions and behaviour.
:: Champion EAGLES Talk (8th July 2017)
JWSS PSG has conducted a Champion EAGLES Talk on 8 July 2017. The objective of the talk was to allow for students and parents to get up close and personal with 3 of the former students who have been successful in their academic pathway and have discovered their passion to pursue excellence in their chosen fields. The panel of speakers included Mr Kenneth Sng, a PSC scholar and President of Student Union in Washington University, Mr Jeryl Sik, who was also awarded Best All Round Performance Award in Jurong Junior College and Mr Byron Tan, who was previously in the Normal Technical course but is currently pursuing a Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering in Singapore Polytechnic.
:: Laughter Yoga Session for PSG (19th August 2017)
On 19 August 2017, a group of students from JWSS and their parents were given an introduction to a session of Laughter Yoga. The session was conducted by a Laughter Yoga practitioner, Mr Eddie Lim. In the space of 90 minutes, the participants were exposed to the various benefits that Laughter Yoga entails. This includes a combination of health benefits as well as improvement in the quality of life. Participants agreed that they had a good time and benefitted from the session. The bonding session was also meaningful for the parents to be able to share a laugh (or two!) with their children and further foster the bond between the families!
|Ms Oh Peck Lin||School Staff Developeremail@example.com|
|Mdm Kay Wang||Subject Head (Chinese Language)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mdm Gena Chen||Chairperson |
(JWSS Parent Support Group
|Mr Timothy Tong||Vice Chairperson |
(JWSS Parent Support Group)
You can sign up to join the PSG via this link : https://goo.gl/forms/YzcWZKJadY
or you could email Mdm Gena Chen / Mr Timothy Tong / Ms Oh Peck Lin / Mdm Kay Wang at the above email addresses.