Sec 2 Streaming Workshop – For Parents, By Parents!

Greendale’s PSG organised an exclusive workshop on Secondary 2 streaming matters for our PSG parents on 17 August 2018 (Monday). It was a new initiative by our PSG, after hearing feedback from parents that they would appreciate a session for them to clarify any doubts they may have with regard to Secondary 2 streaming.

In this special workshop, arrangements were made to have the various IP Head of Departments (HODs) to share in greater detail the differences between Pure and Combined Sciences, Pure and Combined Humanities, as well as what is to be expected in AMath and POA. The reason to focus on these subjects was because these are relatively new to the students, should they decide to take them up in Secondary 3 next year. Parents would also have more time for QnA with the IP HODs.

Apart from hearing from the IP HODs, PSG parents, Ms Alice Yeo and Ms Choong Lee Ling, also shared timely advice with the parents present on how to best help their children make the right decisions on subject combination, so as to maximise their potential. They also shared useful parenting tips on how to assist children cope with the demands of being a Secondary 3 student – when taking on added leadership responsibilities in CCAs, while juggling the loaded demands of school work.

Generally, the feedback provided by the parents who attended the workshop were positive, and we will continue to organise similar sessions in future!

Interested in what the PSG is doing? Wish you could be a part of us? Do join us so that we can partner you in the journey to nurture your child!

– Mrs Elsa Khoo, PSG Teacher Liaison

Photos by: Ms Alice Yeo, PSG Chairperson 2018

Greendale PSG’s 1st Family Bonding Activity 2018!

It was a fantastic Saturday morning well spent in school on 12 May 2018! Greendale Secondary School’s Parent Support Group organised the inaugural The Amazing Race, a parent-child bonding event. In this race, parents and their children form a team of 4-5 to complete tasks with clues hidden all around the school. Instead of the usual where adults generally take the lead, in this race, the children, one of whom is a student of Greendale Secondary School will take the lead to bring their team mates around the school to search for clues to complete the mission! A total of 9 teams participated and pit themselves against time that Saturday morning.

Briefing the participants before the start of the race

Family members worked together to solve the clues and we were blessed with good weather which allowed for all the outdoor activities to be conducted!

Looking at how each family bonded and worked together as a team to solve each clue so as to complete each station’s task, it was an AMAZING feeling!

Weeks of meticulous preparation for this event paid off when we saw the smiles and laughter on the participants’ faces.

After the exciting race, here are our winners (photos in no order of merit)!

A group photo together to end off the successful event!

The team who helped to put this event together! Thanks to the great team of PSG volunteers who helped to make this possible!

We are glad that everyone had fun and we definitely look forward to the next parent – child bonding event!

Mrs Elsa Khoo
Teacher-in-Charge, PSG @GreendaleSec
Head of Department, Humanities

Photos provided by:
Ms Alice Yeo
PSG Exco Chairman 2018

The Possibilities Series (Organised by MOE)

Dear Parents/ Guardians

MOE is organising a talk, titled “The Possibilities Series”, on 07 July, 2pm at Suntec Convention Centre (Nicoll 3 Room), alongside the WorldSkills Singapore 2018 event. In two panel discussions, six futurists, entrepreneurs and lecturers, who are also all parents themselves, will be talking about what the future world is like, what employers will be looking out for when hiring, and how we as parents can support and encourage our children’s dreams and help them see possibilities. Engage with them on issues and questions you have about parenting for the future!

Click here <bit.ly/POS_Series>  to register for the talk. Places are limited and we will be closing registration once we have reached the capacity. Thank you and see you there!

Check out the other events and workshops happening concurrently at the WorldSkills Singapore 2018 event at Suntec.

Download the info brochure at http://bit.ly/WSS2018Info

– School Administration (On behalf of MOE)

MOE Kindergarten Open House 2018 & Registration Exercise

Dear Parents/ Guardians

The School @GreendaleSec would like to share that the MOE Kindergarten Open House 2018 & Registration Exercise will commence on Saturday, 24 February 2018, until Saturday, 3 March 2018, from 9.00 AM to 2.00 PM.

Children born in 2014 are welcome to apply for K1 admission in 2019. For more information, including the documents required for the kindergarten registration, you may refer to the MOE Kindergarten website @ https://www.moe.gov.sg/microsites/moekindergarten/enrol-with-us.html.

If you are interested to visit the MOE Kindergarten Open House 2018, please register at the following site listed below:

e-Forms – MOE Kindergarten Open House 2018 Registration

– School Administration (On Behalf of MOE Kindergarten)

Brunch with MENDAKI 2018

Dear Parents/ Guardians (Secondary 1 2018)

The School @GreendaleSec would like to share that Yayasan MENDAKI (YM), a Community Self-Help Group, will be organising their first brunch-cum-educational seminar of the year, themed “Navigating a Successful Transition to Secondary School”:

Event: Brunch with MENDAKI 2018
Date/Time: Sunday, 25 February 2018, 10.00 AM to 1.30 PM
Venue: Begonia Pavilion, Downtown East (Pasir Ris)
Guest of Honour: Dr Yaacob Ibrahim (Minister, Communications & Information)
Speaker: Mr Mohd Azhar Terimo (Principal, Bartley Secondary School)

The seminar will be conducted in English. And YM cordially invites all Secondary 1 2018 students, and their parents, of secondary schools to grace the event. You may refer to the attached event posters below, for more information.

If you are interested to attend the event, please register via the link listed below:

e-Forms – Brunch with MENDAKI 2018

Kindly note that the registration deadline is on Sunday, 18 February 2018.

Should you have further queries regarding the event, please contact either of the following YM personnel:

1. Ms Sakinah @ 6245 5768, nursakinah.rahmat@mendaki.org.sg
2. Ms Khadijah @ 6245 5771, sitikhadijah@mendaki.org.sg

– School Administration (On Behalf of Yayasan MENDAKI)

National Life Saving Day 2018

Dear Parents/ Guardians

The National Resuscitation Council, in collaboration with SportSG, Unit for Pre-Emergency Care (UPEC), Singapore Heart Foundation and Sports Hub, is organising the National Life Saving Day. The details of the event are as follows:

Date: 4 February 2018 (Sunday)
Venue: OCBC Square, Sports Hub, Kallang
Time: 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM.

There will be useful talks on various aspects of safety, including sports safety.

There will also be free training and certification for CPR+AED, available in 2 sessions on that day at the same venue:

a. Session 1 – 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM
b. Session 2 – 1.30 PM
 to 4.30 PM

You may refer to the attached poster, for more information. For your convenience, the registration links for the National Life Saving Day are listed as per below:

1. National Life Saving Day 2018 (Plenary Sessions Registration)

2. CPR+AED Training and Certification Registration (Free)

– School Administration

Parenting Talk 2018: Transitioning to Sec School

Dear Parents/ Guardians

The PSG @GreendaleSec will be having the first parenting talk for 2018. The details are as follows:

Topic: Transitioning to Secondary School
Speaker: Mr Nicholas Choo
Date: 6 January 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 10.30 AM – 12.30 PM
Venue: School Multi-Purpose Hall (Blk B, Level 3)

We look forward to seeing you there!

– School Administration, on Behalf of Ms Elsa Chen (HOD Humanities)


Image Courtesy of: http://www.stonecoastcommunity.org/parenting-perspectives/

Parenting Workshop: Nurturing A Confident Teen to Excel (Sat, 26 Aug)

Whether going to a new school or taking up a sport for the first time, children need confidence to face overcome obstacles and achieves goals. Parents want to instil a can-do attitude in their kids so that they’ll take on new challenges and, over time, believe in themselves. While each child is a little different, parents can follow some general guidelines to build their children’s confidence.

In this workshop, parents will learn the importance of developing their child’s self confidence and strategies to raise their self-esteem too. Parents will do a self reflection on their own confidence level and understand the impact this has on their children.

Details

  • Date : 26 Aug 2017
  • Time : 9.45am to 12.45 noon
  • Target Audience : Sec 1 – 3 parents
  • Venue : Greendale Secondary School

About the Speaker – Mr. Nicholas Choo

Mr Nicholas Choo holds a B.A. in Psychology with Trent University, and MTh from Ontario Theological Seminary in Canada. He is also a certified Train-the-Trainer administrator for DISC Personality Profile Insight and Equipper-Trainer of World Teach. He is a much sought-after trainer by schools, charity and corporate organizations.

As a Principal Trainer of HistoryMakers, Nicholas not only conducts but also writes many original and novel training packages on personal and interpersonal life-skills development, character and team building development, leadership development and marriage-family enrichment programmes. He is also a much sought after trainer on motivation and creative presentation skills. He is often described by his audience as a fun-loving, entertaining and life-transforming trainer.

Registration

Please RSVP your attendance for the Parenting Talk with Ms Winnie Ong, SFE Coordinator at 91298966