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Family Matters @ School

Background

Our school has been selected by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) to be under their FamilyMatters@School (FM) programme. This programme is fully funded by MSF. It was officially started in ParkViewPrimary School on 1st of April 2006. Since then, we have organised more than a hundred talks/workshops/trainings sessions for parents and students.

It is well established that the parent-child relationship has much impact on the child’s academic achievements and positive attitudes/behaviour, regardless of socio-economic status, ethnic/racial background or parents’ education level. As such, the main aim of FM is to enhance family bonding through its programmes.

The FamilyMatters@School programme seeks to:

a) Equip parents with the skills and knowledge to:
  • Enrich and strengthen their family life; and
  • Foster better parent-child understanding and relationship;
b) Equip students with:
  • Life skills;
  • Skills to build healthy relationships with their peers and family; and
  • Positive values and attitudes towards family, relationships and life in general

Desired Outcomes of FM

For parents
For students
  • Positive & effective parenting skills, which promote better parent-child understanding and improve parent-child relationship
  • Positive & effective marital relationship skills, which promote better spousal understanding and relationship
  • Life skills that will empower & aid them in coping with life’s demands
  • Imbuing them with the positive values & attitudes towards family, relationships & life in general