Tuesday, July 28, 2009

SFE (School Family Education)

School Family Education (SFE) is one of the recommendations of Family Matters!Singapore [previously known as Public Education Committee on Family (PEC)].

SFE adopts a holistic family learning model – equipping parents with effective parenting skills and training them to be parent facilitators, helping school staff to enhance their family life, and providing students with life skills training.

The parent-child relationship has much impact on the child’s academicParents blading with Childrenachievements and positive attitudes/ behaviour, regardless of socio-economic status, ethnic/ racial background or parents’ education level.

SFE has been well received by parents and participating schools. Since 2002, 201 schools have joined the SFE family and more than 1.5 million people have benefited from the life-enriching programmes under SFE.

Benefits of SFE Programme

For parents

  • Better understanding of their children
  • Better parent-child (family) relationships
  • Be an Family Life Education advocate and participate in parent support groups

For students

  • Development into socially adept individuals equipped with positive life skills

For school staff

  • More commitment to better performance because their personal needs are taken care of

For schools

  • Image as an ideal environment for learning and working.
  • Schools gain much through minimal involvement from school staffs, with school staff, in fact, being part of the target beneficiaries of the programme
  • Better parent-school relationship
  • Happier staff

For the community

  • Benefit from a value-added image as an ideal place to raise a family.
  • Fosters community bonding and pride