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Making New Year's Resolutions with Your Child

As the new year approaches, many of us start thinking about making resolutions and setting goals for the coming year. This is a great opportunity to involve your child in the process and help them develop important skills like goal-setting, planning, and self-improvement. Here are some tips for making new year resolutions with your child:

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School Holiday Activities

We’re finally here! The end of the school year is a great time for kids in Singapore to take a break and enjoy some fun holiday activities. Here are a few ideas for things that kids can do during the school holidays:

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Ending the school year (well!)

As the school year comes to a close, it can be an exciting and bittersweet time for both students and teachers. On one hand, there's the anticipation of a break (finally!)  and the opportunity to relax and recharge. On the other hand, there's the sense of loss that comes with saying goodbye to classmates, teachers, and the routines of the school year.

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How Parents Can Play a Part in Home-and-School Partnership

Parents and families play a major role in the success of their children’s education. Types of investment such as time taken to monitor academic progress, committing to school activities and working with the school to support their children. A successful home-school partnership has shown positive outcomes in students.

So how can parents play an active part in partnering with schools?

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What is Home-School Partnership?

You may have heard this term before, perhaps dropped during parent-teacher conferences or during school orientations. (Note: it is not the same as family involvement in school). Home-school partnerships involve a willing and intentional collaboration between the school and family. 

An effective home-school partnership is a working relationship between teachers, family and students that leads to positive academic and social outcomes. Families and schools acknowledge their investment in children and work together to achieve common goals and take equal responsibility for children’s learning. 

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Benefits of Social and Emotional Learning

It is clear that understanding and managing one’s social and emotional situations well impacts learning outcomes. Academic and social issues are by no means mutually exclusive. There are five key social and emotional skills that children (and adults) can pick up – self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, responsible decision-making and relationship building. 

So, while social and emotional learning (SEL) is not a singular subject that is taught four or five times a week, it should actually be woven into most, or every aspect of the school curriculum. And let us share why SEL is so important to children and adults. 

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