Working Together to Raise Standards
We place great importance on the relationship between home and school and we encourage our parents to be heavily involved within the Straits Community. Our doors are always open, staff are approachable and pupils are genuinely proud to show off their work, whether in the classroom or on displays.
Our form tutors are always available at pick-up times if a short conversation is all that is required to answer a simple question. Should a longer meeting be needed, then an appointment can be made either through the individual teacher concerned or through the School secretary at +604-643 1815 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The school publishes one progress reports and two full reports each academic year. The full reports are also organised with two associated parents’ evenings with an extra evening at the mid-point of the academic year.
The School produces fortnightly newsletter which is sent electronically to all parents. Information on trips and co-curricular activities is circulated by the School secretary well in advance of proposed events. Should you require any additional information about trips, events, then please contact the School secretary in the office.
Parents are also invited to join special events such as student-led performances, sports days and social activities, etc. The school also organises a Parents Association, The Straits Parents Support Group, which organises a variety of social functions during the year and plays an important role in the life of the school. In addition edmodo, an online platform (http://sispenang.edmodo.com) is available for parents to interact with the teachers.
Our Parents’ Association
The Straits Parents Support Group
The school vision for the SPSG is to enrich the community spirit here, in line with our ethos and mission statement, which is;
“To prepare our students to take up their places in an ever evolving and challenging world, striving for continuous excellence in their pursuits, but tempered with empathy for others. Students of Straits will leave the school with strong moral and ethical values and with a truly internationally minded outlook.”
Specifically, the SPSG is a positive addition to the school by promoting parental involvement in such activities as service enrichment, fund raising for charity, increasing awareness of the values of the school, helping parent-school communication and delivering co-curricular activities, for example. It is also the school’s wish that they truly help the community develop the school motto in our students – Non Mihi, Non Tibi, Sed Nobis.
The SPSG also provides a valuable link to the Principal and the school leadership team in terms of consultation. It is also expected that the SPSG shall, on occasion, be invited to meet SLT to gain parental perspective on other school developments. The Principal will regularly meet with the Parent Support Group to encourage proactive participation in promoting the school ethos and other school events.
SPSG Events 2017-18
- Halloween Disco
- Christmas Disco
- Chinese New Year Celebration
- International Day
- School Production
- Plus more…