Parental Involvement Structure
“Every Parent a Supportive Partner” was mentioned by Minister Heng Swee Kiat during the Work Plan Seminar 2015. Partnership being the main focus during the Work Plan Seminar, reminded the fraternity that schools alone is inadequate to “Bring Out the Best in Every Child”. As we have always said, “It takes a village to raise a child”. In partnership we also believe that “It takes a whole neighbourhood to raise a child”. In addition to core education in school, partnership is the direction to provide opportunities for learning – learning beyond schools, learning beyond home. Our school strongly believes that establishing strong and meaningful partnerships is paramount in creating platforms that brings about positive outcomes in nurturing a whole child. Key stakeholders, communities and schools are fundamentally and positively interconnected. Leveraging on partnerships in developing the holistic child (concerned citizen, active contributor, confident person and self-directed learner) is a critical factor for the child’s success.
Partnership in our school focuses on 4 main areas:
1. Parent Partnership
(Every Parent a Supportive Partner) Parent partnership in Admiralty Primary school is segregated into different levels of involvement as we are aware that parents’ involvement in education varies, depending on their commitments. We categorise the different levels of parent involvement:
- Mass parents – where we involve all parents in Parent-Student- Teacher Conferences, TEA session with teachers and school leaders, mass communication such as Eschool and school letters
- Majority parents – where we engage interested parents in both parenting and academic workshops, parent-child bonding activities and focus group discussion on feedback for school.
- Parent Support Group members – where group members come on board to support the school programme such as English and Chinese reading programme, hydroponics planting and setting up stations for learning during commemorative days like International Friendship Day, Racial Harmony Day, National Day, etc.
- Parent Support Group committee members and parent facilitators – where a special trained group of parents lead Coffee Talk discussion and share with other mass parents on topics like effective parenting, self-management, etc. Recreation activities like baking, art and craft workshops are also conducted by this group of parents.
2. Partnering Alumni
(Common Culture Platform for Development) Alumni are powerful role models. When students return to help their school, they carry with them the credibility of having been part of the school, and having succeeded in spite of similar challenges that current students may face. With similar social backgrounds, the success of the alumni members brings about convincement that the current students in school will be also able to succeed.
3. Partnership with External Organisation
(The community as platform for authentic learning) The school believes that the community offers abundant resources for the development of students and staff. A whole school approach is required for partnership with external organisations as such partnerships are extensive and varied, spanning across different areas and levels of engagement, with a common aim in nurturing a whole child.
As of now, we have formed purposeful partnerships with various voluntary welfare organisations and government agencies under the umbrella of the different departments.
Types of partners
- Government agencies (URA, MPA, NEA, HDB, etc.)
- Community partners (North-West CDC, RCs, CDAC, etc.)
- Pre-schools (PCF, Mind Champs, My First Skool, etc.)
- Overseas partners (Twinning schools in China, India, Malaysia, etc.)
- Local schools (within N5 or beyond, Singapore Sports School, School of the Arts, etc.)
The partners that we have established are non-procurement based
4. Partnership with the School Advisory Committee (SAC)
(Engaging SAC for resources and support for students’ development and staff appreciation)
The School Advisory Committee members are professionals with a wealth of knowledge, experiences and network.
Through engaging the SAC members, we provide opportunities for the local community to take an interest in student welfare and encourage students’ co-curricular activities aimed at character development and their overall growth in line with the Desired Outcomes of Education. Their presence during the major school events such as the Prize Giving Day emphasize the importance of such events for our students and increase in the sense of pride in them. SAC members also provide us with information on possible platforms for partnership with the organisation that they are involved in and enrich the learning experience of the students The SAC members show their appreciation of the school staff during the annual school dinner through the SAC awards presented to the teachers.
Events & Collaborations
- Learning Journeys
- Racial Harmony Day
- Sports Day
- National Day
- Prize-Giving Day
- NAPFA Test
- Weight & Height Measurement
- Data Entry
- P1 Registration
- P1 Orientation
- Reading Parents
How to join as a PSG member?
Sign up with us at:
Parent Volunteer for P1 Registration
- Gate Duty
- Canteen Duty
- Road Crossing Duty
- Administration Work
- Data Entry