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Educating Junior, Hand In Hand (Part 2)

03 Oct 2008

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Tune in to the new two-part MOE TV series in Oct.

Want to find out more about how you can be an active partner in your child's school life? Tune in to the next episode of Educating Junior, Hand in Hand to see how parents are playing their part to enrich the learning experience of both their children and their children's schools.

While Episode 1 focused on primary schools, Episode 2 will put the spotlight on students in secondary schools. Catch the show in your preferred language on the following channels:

  • Channel NewsAsia - Wed, 8 Oct, 9.30 p.m.
  • Channel 8 - Sat, 11 Oct, 10.30 p.m.
  • Suria - Wed, 15 Oct, 7.30 p.m.
  • Vasantham Central - Thu, 16 Oct, 7 p.m.

Here's a sneak preview of what you can expect to see in this installment:

The turnaround teen

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Blood runs thicker than water - Mr Thahir and his son bonds over a shared love for music.

What would you do if you found out that your son had a history of truancy and delinquency? A station inspector with the Singapore Police Force, Mr Thahir had to grapple with this very news about his son Dhamiri at Bukit Panjang Government High School.

Mr Thahir made the decision to intervene and work with Dhamiri's teachers to steer his son back onto the right path. "Our teachers aim to get to know each student in the class well," says Mrs Liam Wei May, the full-time school counsellor at Bukit Panjang Government High School. "By viewing parents as part of the school family, we hope to convey a sense of love and concern to a child in need of help through our shared commitment with parents."

Tune in to find out how Dhamiri has fared since his father and how the school joined hands to help the Sec 3 student turn his life around.

Role models for the right career choice

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A doctor helps out as a parent volunteer by giving a career talk on medicine at MGS.

Parents at Methodist Girls' School (MGS) have chipped in to share their insights at the school's annual career guidance week and other events. "We've always believed strongly in home-school partnerships," enthuses vice-principal Mrs Diana Goh.

Join Mrs Belinda Foo, a musician and member of MGS's Parent Support Group, as she trains students for talent-time competitions and shares how other parent volunteers are contributing to the school in creative ways.

Education in a bottle tree

Meanwhile, parents at Deyi Secondary School are working together to introduce students to the world of herbs, flowers, creepers and other growing things.

Watch how Mrs Jenny Tan, parent volunteer and owner of the Bottle Tree Village, and her fellow parent volunteers are turning trees into outdoor tools for teaching.

Nurturing a budding talent

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Mrs Ng and her son Samuel, enjoying a holiday with the rest of their family.

At Orchid Park Secondary School, a spunky mother goes all the way to help her son. Working hand-in-hand with his teachers, Mrs Peggy Ng has drawn out the best from her son Samuel, who is dyslexic and hearing-impaired. "Our children are our responsibility and we as parents are responsible to raise them up happy and healthy, so that they in turn will impact lives around them," says Mrs Ng.

Samuel now regularly tops his cohort and serves as an inspiration to his schoolmates. Find out how his parents and the school nurtured him to success in this episode.

Watch these and more heartwarming stories in Episode 2 of Educating Junior, Hand-in-Hand, at the following time slots:

  • Channel NewsAsia - Wed, 8 Oct, 9.30 p.m.
  • Channel 8 - Sat, 11 Oct, 10.30 p.m.
  • Suria - Wed, 15 Oct, 7.30 p.m.
  • Vasantham Central - Thu, 16 Oct, 7 p.m.

Repeat telecasts of Episode 2 of Educating Junior, Hand-in-Hand will be shown on Channel NewsAsia at:

  • Thu, 9 Oct, 12.30 p.m.
  • Fri, 10 Oct, 4.30 p.m.
  • Mon, 13 Oct, 6 p.m.