PSG Mid-Autumn Celebrations 2018
On 21st September 2018, almost 100 enthusiastic families from P1 to P3 gathered at the school canteen to celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival. For the second consecutive year, children with family members enjoyed the PSG-organized fun hands-on activities and learnt more about the cultural practices associated with the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival. They include moon cake making, lantern making, guessing riddles and Chinese calligraphy.
This year, to underscore the importance of family relationships, the children kicked off the event by presenting a cup of tea to parents as a mark of respect. In return, the parents gave the children, a folded heart-shaped paper with penned words of encouragement and affirmation. As a keepsake, families posed and sent in photogenic shots of family portraits for “The Most Photogenic Family Contest.” To cap off the memorable family event, a “YOLO” lantern procession, with family members in tow, around the neighbourhood.
|Winner of “The Most Photogenic Family Contest”|
|Hearts of Encouragement and Affirmation|
|Busy at Guessing the Riddles||Hive of Activity in the School Canteen|
|Happy with Colourful Lanterns||All busy at work – Moon cake making|
|Having a hand at Chinese calligraphy||All eyes and hands in focus|
|Wefie for keepsake||Serve tea to dad|
|A bonded family||Respect for dad|
|DIY lantern making||Yummy mooncakes|
|Family affair - Moon cake making||Lanterns ready for neighbourhood procession|
|A designer’s piece of work||An event for everyone|
|Family creations||Creative teamwork|
|Lantern procession around the neighbourhood||Lantern photo|
|Now altogether say, “Cheese!”||Sharing a lighter moment|
|Back to school safe and sound||Start of lantern procession|
Moving out together
|See you later everyone…|
|Walking and bonding
as a family|
|YCKPS PSG &
Happy Parents' Day 2018
To promote parent-child bonding, our Parent Support Group (PSG) organised a “Happy Parents’ Day” event on 19 May 2018. While the parents were engaged in in the talk, ‘Languages of Love’, organised by FamilyMatters@School, their children were busy preparing a surprise for them - sandwiches (filled with Nutella, margarine, peanut butter and love), which they served personally to their very-impressed and visibly-touched parents.
The families built a terrarium (bottled garden), which they brought home, together with lots of unforgettable memories.
|Pupils preparing sandwiches for their parents and other family members|
|All smiles and proud of their sandwiches, made with love!|
|The completed terrariums - a symbol of family love|
|Now who is not excited to see such a huge cake?|
Drag, Aim, Sphero!
On 14 April Saturday, 20 of our students and their Dads participated in our “Drag, Aim, Sphero!” father-child bonding event. They learnt basic block programming skills to programme a spherical robot, called “Sphero”. This FamilyMatters@School event was jointly organized by our Parent Support Group (PSG) Liaison Officer, Ms Lily Goh and our school’s FamilyMatters@School Coordinator, Miss Mak.
As part of the school’s “FAMILY Matters@School for Fathers” programme, we first got an experienced speaker to share important tips with the fathers on how they can be more involved in their child’s life, to take on the role as a good influencer.
Next, we specially arranged with one of our student’s father (with his colleagues as part of their company’s CSR effort) to conduct the programming activity. Our 20 students and their fathers had an amazing time! This “Drag, Aim, Sphero!” activity certainly did mobilize our students’ fathers to bond with them over robotics and a friendly competition. They learnt how to programme the Sphero to complete a simple course. Let the pictures below do the talking!
|External speaker engaging the Dads with useful tips.|
|Souvenir given to the Fathers and their child who came.|
|Students showing the value of Care and Respect to their fathers by feeding them with the snacks we provided for this event.|
|All focused and brainstorming intently to programme the Sphero to roll within the maze.|
|We are ready for the challenge!|
|And the competition begin! Let’s challenge the fastest timing Sphero would take to complete one round around the maze!||We all had a wonderful time!|