Greetings from Hougang Primary School! As the new Principal, I would like to say that I am delighted to be a member of the Hougang Primary family. I would also like to extend a warm welcome back to school to our wonderful pupils. A warm welcome too for our P1 pupils; we hope that your stay with us will be fun, invigorating and fulfilling.
As a parent, you are the key navigator of your child’s growth. Your child will benefit the most when we put your child at the heart of what we do, and when we understand our shared responsibilities for your child and work together to bring out the best in your child. Having a close partnership with us will help you to better understand your child’s learning experience in school, so that you could provide him or her the necessary family care, support and reinforcement at home. Praise his or her good efforts, and not only his or her successes. Try not to dwell on mistakes and academic marks, instead encourage your child to strive for improvement.
We encourage you to join the school’s Parent Support Group so that you can get involved with the school’s activities and get to know other parents and your child’s friends in school. You can sign up for activities that suit your schedule and you do not necessarily have to devote long hours in the school’s Parent Support Group to be fully engaged in your child’s education. Effective parenting cannot occur in isolation from the school, and we would like to partner you to develop your child to be the best that he or she can be.
I look forward to work closely with you to take the school to greater heights. Let us continue to build our dreams together as we work towards our vision of a vibrant and globalised institution of excellence – one that we can truly own and be proud of.
Mdm Rashidah Abdul Rasip