Parents Support Group (PSG)
Despite busy schedules, it is in the interests of parents to be involved in school activities as it affects their child. With their involvement and assistance, the school can deliver more opportunities for quality learning that goes beyond its resources to provide. Parents who contribute their professional expertise can also help each other give valuable exposure/experience to the students and therefore, each other’s child.
In the same way, it is in the interests of the school and individual teachers to engage and work with the parents of the students. By keeping the parents informed and communication channels clear, they can get the parents on their side. This allows the school to be more effective in ensuring the students remain focused on learning and less time spent on discipline.
The purpose of the Parent Support Group (PSG) is to engage and involve the parents of our students in the life of our school. It provides avenues for the parents to receive assistance, contribute and/or have a voice in the school.
Such collaboration is necessary as both the school and the parents have shared interests and responsibilities. We both seek to develop the students and prepare them in the best way possible for the future.
Areas of Focus
Swiss Parent Exco Message
Welcome to Swiss Cottage,
Our question for today is how we build effective parent-school partnerships in inclusive schools. There’s an enormous body of research and studies on the positive impact of parent-school partnerships. Because parents and school have a common goal which is to facilitate the best educational experience possible for students. When schools and families work together, children have a far better chance of not only being successful in school but being successful in life as well.
In Swiss PSG, we strongly believe parents engagement is fundamental to the positive growth and development of our children. We work in close collaboration with the school to promote the well-being of the students. We exchange information and play a part in some school decision making.
Going forward, the world our children grow up in will only be more complex and uncertain. It will be even more vital for school and parents to work together to be our children’s moral compass and beacon to guide and navigate the ups and downs they will encounter in life. Swiss PSG will continue to play the crucial role in connecting the school with parents. As supportive partners, we can promote collaborations between the parents and the school, plan and implement programs to support the holistic development of students and support other parents in their parenting journey. Together, we will be able to shape and guide our children to be the passionate learners and inspiring thoughtful leaders that we have envisaged them to be in the 21st century.
Swiss Parent Activities
- Swiss Cross Country
- Swiss Family Day
- Night Study
- Teachers’ Day
- Breakfast with Principal and Parenting Workshop