Parents and schools play important roles in the holistic education of our children, both in the classroom and at home. With the school holidays approaching, parents may want to seize teachable moments to reinforce the values and attitudes that our children are taught in school. One area that parents may do this is in reinforcing “Everyday Responsibilities”. This initiative was launched by Acting Minister Ng Chee Meng on 25 February 2016. Through this initiative, our children are taught to be responsible for their classrooms and the shared spaces in the school.
“Everyday Responsibilities” can be reinforced at home by involving children in some simple household tasks. These allow the family to spend some quality time together while carrying out these responsibilities. At the same time, they help to develop our children’s sense of responsibility to their home, school and community.
We hope you will take some time to explain to our children about the importance of taking responsibility for shared spaces at home. This encourages them to be more motivated to play their part.