Parent Teacher Community Committee Update 9 March 2018

There was no slowing down after an eventful Cultural Week and the GEMS (Singapore) PTC  has much to share with you in our latest newsletter:

WELCOME OUR NEW PARENT RELATIONS EXECUTIVE – SHELLEY

GEMS (Singapore) is pleased to welcome Shelley Hamilton to our team as our new Parent Relations Executive.

Shelley has recently moved to Singapore from Adelaide, Australia and comes with 9 years experience working in schools. Please introduce yourself to Shelley, who is located in the Main Lobby area. Shelley’s role includes working with the PTC and assisting parents with any enquiries. Feel free to contact Shelley at s.hamilton@gwa.edu.sg.

 

 USED BOOK SALE

The PTC is thankful for all the donated books we received. We had our Used Book Sale in the library during last week’s Book Week and raised a total of S$1,661. The PTC will be donating 20% of the profits and the remainder of the books left-over from the event to Dignity Mama a part of Project Dignity.

We would also like to extend our appreciation to all the parents who volunteered to assist in selling these books.

LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL WEEK

Please complete the feedback form to help improve the festivities for next year.

FIRST AID COURSE

The PTC have arranged a First Aid Course with SASSI Pte Ltd for interested parents, older students and/or helpers.

When: Saturday 21 April 2018 from 1:30pm – 5:30pm.
Location: GEMS World Academy (Singapore)
Course Details: Full certification course for CPR/AED/FA and certification is valid for 2 years. Blended course with approximately 2-3 hours of online modules, followed by a 4-hour practical section.
Cost: $235 per person.
Minimum of 6 pax, maximum of 10 pax.

Please email the PTC at ptcexco@gwa.edu.sg indicating your interest to attend. Once we have our minimum capacity confirmed, we will advise on booking and payments.

LOST AND FOUND PROPERTY

Staff and service providers (Cleaners/Bus Company) have been reminded to add lost property items to the allocation Lost and Found Property area located in the hallway outside the learning pool (Level 1, next to KG Lobby). The cleaning staff have been hanging the wet swimwear left behind in the training pool area to dry before adding to Lost and Found. Please make certain your child/ren’s items are clearly labelled so that they can be found again.

Please contact Shelley from Parent Relations at s.hamilton@gwa.edu.sg if you need further help locating lost property.

 

BRITISH COUNCIL – ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING INFO SESSION

The British Council will be holding a morning information session for parents who are interested in teaching English.

The 1.5-hour session will include:

– A presentation on the opportunity for parents who would be interested in pursuing a career in teaching English to children/adult learners – as teachers, tutors or volunteers – or would just be wanting to help with their children’s own learning.

– Information on the types of teaching roles available locally, regionally and indeed, globally and what sorts of qualifications (ranging from a full-fledged Cambridge certificate to shorter 10-hour/20-hour courses) parents could pursue to be able to enter this sphere.

– Hands-on grammar/vocabulary activities that would happen in a typical English language classroom to give the parents a feel of what they would be getting into if they chose to pursue a career as an English teacher.

This session would be most useful to parents who already have strong English language levels themselves.

When: Wednesday 28 March 2018 – 9am – 11am
Location: Auditorium Lobby,  level 4

We kindly ask that you please RSVP to attend this event. Please sign up by Friday 23rd March 2018 for catering purposes.

 

 

FAMILY FUN DAY

Please bookmark your calendar for Saturday the 9th June in the afternoon for the GEMS Family Fun Day at GEMS World Academy (Singapore).The PTC is looking for interested parents who can provide food, and entertainment vendors, as well as donations of prizes for lucky draws and silent auctions. Please sign up here to let the PTC know how you can get involved.Plans are under way to ensure a fun-filled, activity-packed afternoon for the whole family. Stay tuned for more information to come.

LAST DAY OF QUARTER REMINDER

Quarter 3 will end at 1:30pm for all students on Thursday 29th March. Food services and bus transportation have been notified.

Half Day classes will proceed as normal until 1:30 pm

Full Day classes will proceed as normal until 1:00 pm. All students will return to their homeroom classes for the remaining 30 minutes of the school day before leaving at 1:30 pm.

 

RICHARD HENRY’S OUTSOURCED SERVICES UPDATE

If you missed our Head of School’s update on GEMS (Singapore) outsourced services (cafeteria, bus, uniform, security, etc) please click here.

 

Please feel free to send us an email to the GEMS (Singapore) PTC subcommittees representatives ptc@gwa.edu.sg or click this link to send us your feedback  PTC Feedback Form.

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On behalf of: The GEMS Parent Teacher Community

 

 

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