2011

PSG Welcome Tea 2011

22 January 2011 also marks the start of the new year for the Parent Support Group. It was the first official meeting of the year whereby the members from the PSG welcomed new members.

During this day itself, the new PSG Executive Committee was also formed. They consist of parents who still have children attending WoodgroveSecondary School.
A Certificate of Appreciation was also given out to the Executive members of 2010 to thank them for their valuable service and to invite them to serve as the new Executive members of 2011 or to form a PSG Alumni.

The new PSG members were also brought on a tour around the school to familiarise themselves with where their child’s classes are and the school’s premises itself. 

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Pancake Galore brought by PSG came again last Friday, 29 July and students, staff, teachers and canteen vendors were served with pancakes from the hearts! 

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 “Good Morning”, “Smile” and “I love you” were some of the messages imprinted on the pancakes which came in a variety of delectable flavours such as the hot favourite chocolate, peanut butter, strawberry, honey, banana and kaya.
 
With beautiful words coming from the heart, students and teachers, alike were all smiles while enjoying their early morning treats. It was a caring gesture from parents who came together to make pancakes to encourage students to press on while gearing up for the Common Tests Week.  It was no surprise that long before noon, all the pancakes were gone!


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Once again, the PSG members rallied behind all our Woodgrovers, reminding them that they are not alone during the examination period. Yes, Pancakes Galore is back!

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Pancakes of many flavours (chocolate, kaya, peanut butter, honey, strawberry jam, etc) were served with great gusto during the recess break.  Students from the Friend in Knead Programme who had finished their papers for the day also came along to lend a hand thereby increasing the opportunities for students to work alongside parents picking up valuable lessons of not only culinary skills in pancake making but also valuable lessons on values and courtesy.
 
With the presence of the parents in the school, the Woodgrovers who came for the pancakes went away with many words of thanks to the parents, many compliments of ‘good’, ‘nice’, ‘delicious’ and a big smile on their faces.  Well done Woodgrovers!

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Well Done PSG!

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Term 1 Week 8 is the school's Common Test Week.  During this week, our students would be highly stressed and cramming for their tests.  The Parent Support Group together with ten students from the Friend in 'Knead' Programme whipped up pancakes in a variety of flavours to help provide moral support for the students as well as to spur them on in their educational endeavors.

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The pancakes were served to the students during both the Upper Secondary and Lower Secondary recess breaks and were well-received by the students. Parents who came to volunteer were highly encouraged by the enthusiasm of the students and call this a meaningful experience.

Resilience Walk 2011

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On 22 January 2011, the inaugural Resilience Walk was held. Parents from the PSG together with many of the Secondary 3 students came together to cheer the students on and some also walked alongside their children.

Families-In-Action Programme 2011

 
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An interactive communicative programme for both parents and their teens were held on the 15 and 22 January 2011. This 7 hours workshop enabled both parents and teens to understand the different parenting roles, communication skills and understanding the perspectives of either the parent or the child. 

Both parents and children gave very good feedback about the workshop and encouraged others to attend it too if the workshop is held again.

Secondary 1 Orientation Campfire 2011

After a week’s long of getting to know more about secondary school’s life and life as a student of WoodgroveSecondary School, Secondary 1 students together with their parents ended the week with a campfire.

On 7 January 2011, parents together with their children came together with the staff of the school and the Parent Support Group (PSG) members for a campfire. The PSG welcomed the parents with a mini-pancake food session during the campfire and for Secondary 1’s parents who were interested in joining the PSG, they could also sign up on that day itself.

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