“Through home-school cooperation, mutual care and the same vision, our children can be nurtured to grow sturdily.”
|Advisor：||Principal Y.Y. Lee|
|Chairperson:||Ms. H.Y. Lee|
|Vice-Chairperson：||Ms. Y. T. Hon
Vice principal C.W. Law
|Secretaries ：||Ms. S.W. Lam
Ms. L.O. Au Yeung
|Treasurers：||Ms. P.F. Chau
Mr. L.K. Tsoi
|Programmes：||Ms. S.Y. Cheung
Ms. F.M. Wong
|Liaison Officer：||Mr. C.L. Chan|
(From left to right)
Ms. P.F. Chau, Ms. S.W. Lam, Mr. L.K. Tsoi, Ms. S.Y. Cheung, Mr. C.L. Chan, Ms. F.M. Wong, Ms. L.O. Au Yeung
Vice principal C.W. Law, Ms. H.Y. Lee, Principal Y.Y. Lee, Ms. Y. T. Hon
In order to make home education and school education complementary to each other, activities which aim at fostering parent education are provided. Parents can strengthen their bonds, share their experiences and explore effective methods of teaching the young. Parents are, in fact, the partners of the school. Through participating in the seminars held by the school, both parents and their children can grow together. With better understanding of the school’s vision and mission, parents will be able to help cultivate their daughters, hand in hand with the school.
With this in mind, the Religious Affairs Committee (RAC) and the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) have jointly organized a series of workshops and talks for Parents’ Academy with the theme of education and self-development, for instance, the talk “Onto the Future: Parents and Parenting” given by Dr. Chan Mei Ling; the sharing session given by Mr. Chau Sze Ngai (Associate General Secretary of Breakthrough) about how to deal with communication problems with children; the workshop “How to nurture children’s independence in handling matters?” offered by Ms Ho Ying Yee (Total Quality Parenting Institute); the talk “How to assist children to adapt to F.1 life?” given by our alumna and counselling psychologist Ms Cheung Yin Ling and the sharing session “Nurturing resilience of children” given by Principal Lee Yi Ying. It is hoped that by organising these activities, the quality of parent education can be enhanced while parent-child relationships can be strengthened through better understanding of their children’s learning and thinking.
Diversified interest groups are held such as parent-child flower arrangement class, festive cake workshop, tea art class and calligraphy workshop in order to foster students’ relationships with their parents as well as relieve their pressure.
Meanwhile, as our school is concerned about gospel work for parents, Parents’ Academy acts as a platform to share the gospel.
Parents’ Mutual Support
By participating in the activities organised by the school, parents can reinforce mutual cooperation, exchange tips about parenting as well as share the joys and worries from work and life. Hopefully, the quality of parenting can be enhanced and parents’ emotions can be supported.
A wide range of recreational activities such as tea gathering, picnic and Poon Choi feast are held by our school and the PTA for the sake of strengthening the relationships among parents. At the end of each meeting of Parents’ Academy, there is time for parents to share and offer mutual support. The committee members of the PTA and its volunteers can act as a bridge of communication for parents and the school. More importantly, they can offer help, especially to the S1 parents whose children need to adapt to the new secondary school life.
In addition, a parent volunteer group has been established to help conduct various school activities and offer valuable support to the school development during events such as Information Day and Anniversary Day. Activities like uniform recycling and a second hand books sale are held so that parents can offer help to each other, making themselves a member of our True Light family.
Home-school cooperation is achieved by mutual understanding and respect, resulting in a close home-school relationship. We firmly believe that by means of home-school cooperation, both parents and school can shoulder the responsibility of nurturing the children. Mutual communication and trust; care and support to school education; and, most important of all, high emphasis on home education providing a healthy and pleasant environment are all conducive to students’ development.
The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has been established in our school to serve the purpose of fostering the home-school relationship. With a view to offering help to the school and fostering the growth of students, school activities are subsidised and scholarships are granted to encourage students. In a bid to refine the school policies, the school will listen to the advice of parents through annual tea gatherings. Parent representatives are also invited to participate in reaching policies related to students’ welfare, like a lunchbox- tasting meeting and helping with the selection of a school uniform supplier among others.
Support to School Development
Both school and home are equally crucial and influential to the development of students. They are both education partners who nurture students with the same objective in mind – providing students with an ideal environment for growth and learning. With regard to school development, parents also play an important role during special occasions like 70th School Anniversary Fund-raising Walkathon and Lunar New Year Fair, as well as library books sponsorship and scholarship to name just a few.
Since the Incorporated Management Committee (IMC) was founded, parents have been able to participate in school policies from more formal channels. The election of a parent manager of the IMC is held every two years. The candidates are nominated and elected by parents through voting. It is expected that different opinions, which are from parents’ perspectives, can provide useful reference to the school for drafting policies. Meanwhile, parents’ participation can allow them to demonstrate their great concern and emphasis on school education. Most importantly, they can oversee the school’s operation and development alongside parent managers with different backgrounds, boosting teaching and learning effectiveness.
Respect to Teachers
Home-school cooperation is accomplished by mutual understanding and communication between parents and school, resulting in a closer bond between them. Parents take the lead to promote the culture of respecting teachers by participating in various activities like presenting gifts, snacks and thank you cards in the morning assembly and on the school Anniversary Day.
Through the cooperation and communication with parents on occasions like Parents’ Day and Parents’ Evening, both parents and teachers can further understand students’ personalities and needs, thereby fostering teaching and learning effectiveness. Before the commencement of the school year, the F.1 Orientation Day is also held so as to enhance the parents’ understanding of their daughters’ school life. Before the first uniform test, S1 class teachers will communicate with parents so that they will have a good grasp of the assessment format and criteria.
Caring to Family Life
Not only is the school concerned about the learning outcomes of students, but also their family life. Provided that students or their family are in need, the school will arrange home visits, offering financial assistance in terms of welfare money, lunch subsidies, living expenses allowances and so on.
Students are taught to show filial piety to parents through gratitude and concern, especially on Father’s Day and Mother’s Day, so that a good rapport within the family can be built up and students can grow healthily in a high-quality family and learning environment.