Shuqun Family Day 2015
On 14 March 2015 (Sat), the school held its annual Shuqun Family Day. The objective of the family day was to provide platforms for students and their family members to spend time together through bonding activities, workshops and a barbeque session.
The day started with the Parent Support Group (PSG) members preparing a variety of food so parents could first mingle over food before attending the parenting workshop on 'Raising Resilient Teens and Fighting off anxiety.' It was a good workshop and parents who attended it found the workshop useful and had learnt valuable tips to help their child cope with stress and anxiety in their lives.
The workshop was followed by the PSG Annual General Meeting, where the 2014 Executive Committee (EXCO) members were given tokens of appreciation by the school Principal Mr Chia. The 2015 EXCO was also formed with additional new members added to the team.
After lunch, the PSG committee organised a competition among families as a team bonding activity. The challenge was to make use of the recycled materials provided to create a photo frame to 'house' the family Polaroid taken in the morning. The judges had a hard time choosing the winners as all parents were extremely creative and put in amazing efforts!
The families also enjoyed another family workshop in the afternoon where they learned valuable tips and suggestions through the team bonding games played and most importantly the 6As of positive parenting shared by the Family Life Education (FLE) speaker.
To end of the day, both families and school staff enjoyed each other's company over the spread of barbequed food in the canteen despite the heavy downpour in the evening.
To that end, the objective of the Family Day was met as there were many opportunities for family and staff bonding, as well as valuable lessons learnt from the Family Mattersat School (FMS) workshops. Parents can definitely apply what they have learnt to their parenting approach.
FIT Camp 2015
32 students attended a 2-day-1-night camp in school from 17th to 18th March 2015. The camp was a collaboration among the Physical Education and Craft and Tech Departments, Food and Nutrition Unit, and Sports Leaders from the Student Council Board.
The objectives of the camp are:
i. to expose students to a variety of fun-filled sports and physical activities.
ii. to raise the students' awareness of the importance of healthy living
The students took part in TAC Archery, inline skating and Amazing Race at Gardens by the Bay. In addition, talks on healthy diet, risk of being obese and weight management were conducted. The students also learned about healthy food choices through a Sandwich Making Competition.
In a survey conducted after the camp, 85% of the students indicated that they had gained knowledge on healthy living and are motivated to lead a healthy lifestyle.
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