Home-School Cooperation

Our families believe deeply in the power of education and contribute to our community’s strength and vibrancy. When they’re ready, parents can get involved to support their child’s growth: volunteering in the classroom, at events, activities and field trips; attending info sessions and parent-teacher conferences; supporting the children at performances, exhibitions, or sports events. And at graduation, we love seeing parents proudly applauding their child’s transformation from toddler to young child, shedding a tear for all that came before and all that is about to be.

Parent Seminars and Workshops

At St. Nicholas’, we place great value in parent education as we believe parental guidance is key to a child’s success …

Career Sharing Workshops

In addition to Parent Storytelling Workshops, we also invite our parents to share their careers with our students…

Parent Storytelling Workshops

Since 2000, we have launched parent storytelling workshops, which have proven to be an immediate hit …

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Parent Volunteers

St. Nicholas’ believes in a strong community and so do the St. Nicholas’ parents. Operating …

Home-School Collaboration in Action

Families play an important role in a child’s education at St. Nicholas’. You can always see parents and guardians actively involved in our school’s activities and events.

Parent Seminars and Workshops

At St. Nicholas’, we place great value in parent education as we believe parental guidance is key to a child’s success. Throughout the school year, we organize a number of parent workshops on a broad variety of topics and interests. To help parents align with our school’s philosophy and pedagogy, we invite experienced Montessori trainers to educate our parents about all areas in the Montessori curriculum. In the workshops, parents also have the opportunity to practice demonstrating different Montessori teaching aids to ensure that they acquire key presentation skills. Parents benefit significantly from these seminars and are able to bring home what they have learned and apply it on their own children.

Positive education is also another key area of focus at St. Nicholas’. Positive education is an approach to education that draws on positive psychology’s emphasis of individual strengths and personal motivation to promote learning. We have partnered with Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Parents Academy, in which their social workers come to deliver talks on various topics such as developing children’s learning abilities and parent-child games. Parents Academy also supports parents in developing a positive parent-child relationship and healthy family environment for children’s growth.

Primary school selection advisory is one of the most significant services we provide to our students and parents. We start early on by holding a number of parent meetings on the primary one admission process and system, introduction to different primary schools and types, how to prepare for interviews and create a portfolio. Primary one admission experts and strategists have also come to deliver presentations to our parents, offering key tips and tactics for primary one application. Given our long-term partnerships with numerous primary schools, we are able to arrange exclusive Primary One Information Sessions for our parents, in which they can gain valuable insights about the schools, their selection criteria and interview process. Our students and parents also have the opportunity to enjoy private tours at various primary schools.

Parent-child reading instills a love of reading in children and enriches their life experiences. Nevertheless, we acknowledge reading to children is a skill that needs to be acquired. We have therefore asked a number of English and Chinese reading specialists and experts to speak to our parents about reading aloud strategies, challenges, routine and book selection. Following the seminars, parents have learned to make reading aloud engaging and meaningful and also encourage children to love books.

Students with diverse needs are fully supported at St. Nicholas’. Heep Hong Society is our partner who sends a regular team of play, speech and occupational therapists and educational psychologists to our school to assist children with specific needs. Our goal is to foster independence through strategy-based teaching and to support and facilitate accommodations for students with an Individual Education Plan (IEP). Students are supported by assistive technology, language support and skills-based workshops. On the other hand, parents have the opportunity to attend seminars delivered by Heep Hong about different developmental areas and stages of early childhood and learn about their free On-site Pre-school Rehabilitation Services (OPRS) supporting children with diverse needs. Through the talks, they come to understand their children’s behavior, foster a positive attitude towards early intervention and develop effective skills in raising their children. Educational psychologists from Heep Hong Society also train our teachers on classroom management strategies for students with special needs. Our teachers can thus enrich their knowledge on this subject and improve their support towards these children.

Career Sharing Workshops

In addition to Parent Storytelling Workshops, we also invite our parents to share their careers with our students. The children love to hear about different jobs and occupations, not just the more common ones such as doctors, lawyers or architects, but also geologists, news anchors and fashion designers. Sometimes, students also get to dress up in costumes as various professions. The Career Sharing Workshops inspire children about their dream jobs and future careers when they grow up as well. To have parents working in a wide range of industries is a great asset of St. Nicholas’.

Parent Storytelling Workshops

Since 2000, we have launched parent storytelling workshops, which have proven to be an immediate hit among our children. They become extremely excited when their mother or father shows up in their class ready to tell a story. We have been flabbergasted by the amount of preparation and effort each parent puts into the workshop, often producing creative props, PowerPoint presentations and souvenirs for the children. Both the students and the parents have an amazing time listening to and telling the story during the sessions, which enhance parent-child relationship and home-school collaboration. We are very blessed to have such talented and dedicated parents.

Parent Volunteers

St. Nicholas’ believes in a strong community and so do the St. Nicholas’ parents. Operating since 1990, the Parent Volunteer Committee is an active and vibrant group of parents dedicated to building community through volunteerism, friend and fundraising initiatives, social events, community service initiatives, and by serving as ambassadors to our community. Every St. Nicholas’ parent is a valued member of the committee and is invited to participate as much or as little as their schedules allow.

Every year, parent volunteers are recruited to help out at various large and small scale events and activities, such as field trips, picnics, Games Day, Open Day, Christmas Fair, Chinese New Year Flower Market, Admissions Information Session, etc. Without their immense support, we would not have attained such great achievements. Parent volunteers form a core pillar to our success, and we are forever grateful to have such supportive mothers, fathers and grandparents who contribute to the children’s growth at St. Nicholas’.