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The school places importance and value on its partnership with parents as they are the principal nurturer in the development of every pupil. Parents are the school’s key stakeholders. Hence, their feedback and support is essential in the pupil’s development.

A three-pronged approach is used to foster and establish this partnership:

Establishing and maintaining a clear structure for communication
Establishing a clear and efficient parent involvement structure
Partnering with parents for targeted or customised behaviour or learning support

Communication

The school understands and maintains an open, two-way communication via both formal and informal platforms:

Formal Platforms

Level Briefing Sessions at the start of each academic year

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

Informal Platforms

Tele-conversations initiated both ways, informal face-to-face meetings between parents and relevant personnel as required. Teachers and parents also communicate through notes written in pupils’ handbook.The e-mail addresses of all the teachers, key personnel and school leaders are communicated to parents to enable them to have ready access.

Parent Involvement Structure 

Each class has a class leader and each level, a level leader. They are appointed to oversee communication and parent involvement at class level and standard level. They render assistance in a variety of programmes from teaching and learning to co-curricular programmes to support experiential learning for our pupils.

All parents are invited for programmes such as Classroom Experience and also to major school events such Sports Fiesta, Prize-Giving Day, the P6 Graduation Ceremony and National Day Celebrations.


   PSG Activities

                           
                                         End of Year Get Together Activities - Bowling
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PSG parents and families’ year-end bowling and get-together.  Great bonding time for parents and families!


Parent Leaders' Get Together

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The Parent Leaders’ Get-together on 7 Feb was fun-filled and gave parents an opportunity to experience a few of the activities that their children also go through.


Breakfast Chats

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The Breakfast Chats with parents from the various levels this year drew large numbers and gave parents an opportunity to find out more about their child’s school life. 


Art Outreach Programme

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Our parents signed up for the Art Outreach Programme, where they were taught skills by art professionals and in turn, these parents were Art teachers for the day to our pupils!


May Fair

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Our Parent Support Group and volunteer parents worked hard at preparing for the May Fair during the Parent-Teacher Dialogue, so that our pupils are engaged in various activities.


Cluster PSG Gathering

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Sharing session among PSGs from our cluster schools.


     Re-Envisioning Excercise in June

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Parents working alongside our SAC, alumni and staff in the school re-envisioning exercise in June.


Sing50 Concert

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Parents and their families attended the Sing50 Concert held at the National Stadium.

Letter from Mrs Serene Poon

Chairman, PSG Yew Tee Primary School


Parenting is an art. As parents, we have to come up with creative and meaningful responses to challenges of nurturing and developing our children. It is about developing our own ways of bonding with each of our children that fits their personalities best.  It is about weaving our values into the way that we raise our families.  It also requires us to trust our instincts, to observe and listen to our children, and to learn from other parents' experiences.

As the saying goes, “if we want to be in our children’s lives tomorrow, we must be in their lives today”. Research has shown that students whose parents are more involved in their children’s educational journey fare better in schools. However, we live in a fast-paced, modern society, and some of us don’t even have enough time to bond with our children. 

That is why joining the Parent Support Group (PSG) is so beneficial to both the parent and child. The PSG organises parenting courses, bonding activities, tea parties, sharing sessions and other activities that help us in our parenting journey. Through the PSG, the school can also tap on our contributions in its various programmes to nurture our children. Therefore, getting yourself involved in the PSG is a win-win partnership for the school and parents. Most importantly, when you get yourself involved in the PSG and in the school’s events, your child will know that you support him or her and that you truly care.

For those of you who aspire to do more, we encourage you to join our PSG Exco. All our members come from all walks of life, but share the common goal of helping our children grow in school. We meet monthly with the school leadership team to plan and execute meaningful activities.

Nothing can be achieved without the support and involvement of you, the parent. For parents who have been helping out in the school programmes, I express my most sincere thanks. I would also like to urge more parents to come forward to help the school in nurturing your child.

Thank you!