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Inaugural E4 Parents Conference
On 1 March 2014, Anglican High School organised the E4 Parents Conference for all parents living in the East. The aim of the Conference is to provide useful insights, knowledge and skills to empower parents to build strong and happy families. Indeed, our families inspire us to reach for the stars, and support us when we are down. They are the very foundation of a cohesive and harmonious society.
2014 is also the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family where the United Nations celebrate and support its objective to respond to challenges faced by families and continue to guide national efforts that benefit families worldwide. Hence it is apt that the theme for our Conference is ‘Family… Life’s Greatest Blessing’ because the family is the anchor for one’s identity and sense of belonging.
The Guest of Honour for the inaugural event was Mr Justin Arul Pierre, E4 Cluster Superintendent. The keynote speaker, Ms Wendy Chua spoke on the subject of Building Resilient Families. This was followed by 8 concurrent workshop sessions with topics specially tailored for today’s busy parents. These include ‘Empowering My Child In Goal-Setting’, ‘3 Steps to Helping My Child through Stresses in Life’, ‘Hot Tips to Communicate Better With Your Teen’, ‘Active Communication for a Richer Relationship’ and of course, ‘The Busy Parent’s Guide to Raising a Confident and Resilient Child’. These great topics gave parents the impetus to concretise their relationship with their children.
Guest of Honour, Mr Justin Arul Pierre, E4 Cluster Superintendent
The Conference was very well received with more than 300 parents from 36 primary and secondary schools participating in event. The strong turnout of parents was indeed a testimony of their commitment and dedication towards being more involved in supporting their children’s learning and developmental needs.
Some of the participants at the Conference
Visual Recording added an interesting touch to the Conference