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Updates from Partnership in Education Office (MOE)

Dear Parent Support Group Chairpersons/Parent Representatives,

Greetings from Partnerships in Education Office! We are pleased to inform you that Partnerships in Education Office (PEO) is now sited within Engagement and Research Division (ERD), Communications and Engagement Group (CEG) and we will be communicating with you using this email address, Engagement@moe.gov.sg, from now on.

Three Things about SkillsFuture


You may have heard about SkillsFuture in the Budget 2015 speech by DPM Tharman. Wish to find out what SkillsFuture is all about, and what it means to you and your child? Read the infographic below and watch the videos to find out more!


1.    What is SkillsFuture?

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Watch this video to find out more about SkillsFuture:
http://bit.ly/what_is_skillsfuture

One key feature of Budget 2015 is SkillsFuture – a national movement that aims to provide opportunities for every citizen to develop their fullest potential throughout life, regardless of their starting points. It will promote skills mastery in every job, and foster a culture of lifelong learning for all Singaporeans.


2.    Who is going to benefit from SkillsFuture?

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Watch this video to find out more about your SkillsFuture journey: http://bit.ly/your_skillsfuture_journey

Everyone in different stages of life can benefit from it – students, working adults in early careers to mid and late careers, employers, and training providers. There is something for everyone:

 

Life Stages

Initiatives

Starting in the Schooling Years

Develop a professional core of Education and Career Counsellors for our schools and Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs)

Enhance internships in IHLs

Taking Learning into our Careers

SkillsFuture Credit

Individual Learning Portfolio

SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme

Enhanced subsidies for mid-career Singaporeans

SkillsFuture Study Awards

SkillsFuture Fellowships

SkillsFuture Leadership Development Initiative

A New Industry Collaboration

Sectoral Manpower Plans (“SMPs”)

SkillsFuture Mentors

 


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Here is a handy infographic to sum it all up:

http://www.skillsfuture.sg/skillsfuture-infographic-finalised.pdf

3.    How can I find out more about SkillsFuture?

Stay updated at: http://www.skillsfuture.sg

Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skillsfuturesg

Follow us at Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skillsfuturesg

 

Cyberwellness


With the start of the school holidays, many children may have more opportunities to spend time on the internet or play online games. You may find it useful to remind your children about the boundaries that your family have relating to the use of technology. MOE has developed a mobile app, C-Quest, that you can use to talk with your children on cyber wellness. Through the game, your children will also learn to be safe, respectful, and responsible users of Information and Communication Technology.  Some quick tips for you to get started are:

Prepare children for good and bad experiences online – don’t wait until something happens. Share with your child that the online world is just like the real world where there are both good and bad people, and they need to be careful who they befriend and trust.

Highlight the importance of thinking before clicking and downloading.

Teach your children what kind of information is safe to share online.

Make sure your children restrict private information to trusted friends only, using privacy settings.

More tips can be found here.


Planning for PSG/family activities during school holidays?

Are you planning for PSG/family activities during the upcoming school holidays? Why not consider the following activities/places for a fun-filled and educational experience:

Singapore City Gallery - Explore the story of Singapore's physical transformation over the past 50 years at the Singapore City Gallery. Make time for the panoramic sights and sound show, A Day in Singapore and the various architectural models like the Central Area Model and its Light and Sound Show. To get more out of your visit, download the worksheets to do with your children. Show this email to the gallery counter staff and get a special souvenir.

Land Transport Gallery - This gallery explains the developments of land transport over time and how improvements have been made possible in a fun and engaging way. With interactive features, a challenge theatre and more, the Gallery offers an interesting learning journey for families! Land Transport in Singapore has evolved over the years and at each stage, we are constantly faced with different challenges. At present, the challenge is to build a sustainable transport system that is inclusive and able to support a vibrant Singapore well into the future. Come discover some plans into the ‘Not So Distant Future’.

MOE Heritage Centre - The centre is a  good place to learn about how education has evolved in Singapore. It has three floors of galleries and an Inspiration Garden. There are historical artefacts, audios, videos and interactive stations.

Nature Outdoor Activities - Nature provides endless opportunities for children to actively play and learn by engaging their senses. Participation in physical activities outdoors has been shown to promote physical and mental health, as well as enhance social skills. The outdoors is a great platform for the holistic development of your child, regardless of his or her level of experience and fitness.  For resources on outdoor education activities, visit the outdoor education webpage on our PiE website.

Please share this email with your PSG members and friends, and connect with us on MOE FacebookTwitter or YouTube channel.  You can also visit Schoolbag.sg website for more education news, and stories on school programmes and activities. If you have any question or comment for us on the areas that we have highlighted to you this month, you can email us at MOE_PEO@moe.gov.sg

Enjoy bonding with your children during the school holidays!