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School Family Education (SFE)

~Welcome to the Cedar School Family Education Unit~

 

School Family Education (SFE)

 

~Welcome to the Cedar School Family Education Unit~

What is School Family Education (SFE)?


AIMS

 

History of SFE in Cedar

The Effect of Incorporating the SFE Programme Into the School System: General Findings  

Evidence of How SFE has Impacted Our Cedar Community Over These Past Few Years

Contact Us

 

What is School Family Education (SFE)?

School Family Education is a programme which 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.

 
AIMS


*SFE aims to enhance the quality of family life by making family life education resources easily available to parents, students, teachers and other school staff through the setting up of a family resource area and provision of family life education programmes.  SFE is a programme aimed at holistic development of individuals and families, and seeks to impact the target groups in the following ways:

 

For parents

For school staff

For students

  • Positive & effective parenting skills, which promote better parent-child understanding and improve parent-child relationship
  • Positive & effective marital relationship skills, which promote better spousal understanding and relationship
  • Balancing work and home
  • Enhancing family life, which will translate into higher productivity for the school
  • Imbuing them with positive attitudes towards family, marriage & parenthood (for the singles)
  • Positive & effective parenting skills, which promote better parent-child understanding and improve parent-child relationship
  • Positive & effective marital relationship skills, which promote better spousal understanding and relationship
  • Life skills to empower & aid them in coping with life's demands
  • Imbuing them with positive values & attitudes towards family, relationships & life in general

 

(source:http://fcd.ecitizen.gov.sg/NR/rdonlyres/43937975-F26B-4C4B-8E2A-EBAEC36070F2/0/SFEGuidetoSetUpManagementS.doc)
The Cedar SFE Unit heartily welcomes all to participate in the range of programmes we offer.

 

History of SFE in Cedar

We began the programme in April 2004, and are now going into our fifth year of practice.

Cedar Girls' Secondary School has been recognised for participating in the Family Life Ambassador Programme since 22 April 2004, presented by Assoc Prof. Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Community Development and Sports.  

Through our great assortment of programmes available, the Cedar SFE Unit aims to not only follow through with our mission and vision but also to add value to our projects and its participants at every stage possible.

 

The Effect of Incorporating the SFE Programme Into the School System: General Findings

Here are some of the key findings of a survey conducted on the SFE Programme in 2006.

  • "Good idea to bring family life education to schools," say 9 in 10 parents, 9 in 10 school staff and 7 in 10 students. 
  • "Satisfied with SFE Programmes," say 100% parents, 9 in 10 school staff and 8 in 10 students.
  • "Better parent-school partnership" and "Effective!" say 100% PTA/PSG.

 

Statistics also showed remarkable increases in the percentages of parents and students who saw improvements in their family communication and understanding and overall family life.

 

Evidence of How SFE has Impacted Our Cedar Community Over These Past Few Years

Implementing our programmes within the school community has resulted in rising confidence levels in family bonding and communication. Students are more proactive when it comes to taking the initiative in playing a role in family bonding, and we have received innovative and creative input from the students about SFE-related activities. We have also enjoyed pleased reactions from parents and staff.

According to our own internal studies/surveys conducted exclusively for Cedar, at least 70 - 90% of our programme participants leave the programmes with something "new, fresh and helpful". The information presented is generally practical and applicable in various simple aspects of daily life.  Parents and students alike have indicated how pleased they were with the events, whether workshops, talks or miscellaneous bonding sessions and activities.

 

Contact Us

For any queries, please contact the Cedar Wellness and Counselling Unit.

 

For more information, feel free to visit the official SFE Website at 

http://fcd.ecitizen.gov.sg/SchoolFamilyEducation

 

Events and Programmes

In the meantime, do watch out for the various programmes and events that the SFE Unit will be conducting. Updates will be posted under the Cedar Wellness and Counselling website. We also accept programme requests from parents and students.

All are welcome!