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					Dear Parent,

MOE ExCEL Fest is an annual event that celebrates and shares exciting and innovative
practices in schools. It is also a platform for parents and members of the public to find
out more about the latest developments in our education landscape. MOE ExCEL Fest
2011 will be open to the public on 2 April 2011 (Saturday) at the Suntec International
Convention & Exhibition Centre.

The theme for ExCEL Fest 2011, Different Pathways to Success: Strong
Fundamentals, Future Learnings, turns the spotlight on the diverse pathways in
Singapore’s education landscape. The diversity of opportunities cater to children with
different needs and abilities. Through these opportunities, we aim to nurture our children
to realise their fullest potential, to equip them with knowledge and skills to face future
challenges, and to prepare them with the foundation for lifelong learning.

COMPASS (COMmunity and PArents in Support of Schools) has invited one of the
members, Mr Jason Wong, Director/Juvenile Homes in MCYS cum Secretariat Dads for
Life, to speak at one of the MOE ExCEL Fest Seminar Sessions on 2 April 2011.
Mr Wong will touch on the critical role parents play in guiding and influencing the
developmental outcomes of their children in his presentation, "Keeping Your Child
Trouble-Free".

About the Presentation

Parents want their children to do well in school and in life. Yet, children seem to be
getting themselves into trouble these days. How can parents protect their children when
they are constantly exposed to anti-social values? What can parents do to keep their
children safe from negative peer influences?


Today’s children and teenagers also have to deal with many issues in their growing
years, such as failures and rejection, anger and rebellion, and parent-child conflicts. If
not handled properly, these issues can derail and disrupt their life.
Drawing from research evidence, his 17 years of experience working with prisoners,
and close to 4 years working with children and youths at risk, Mr Jason Wong will touch
on the critical role that fathers as well as mothers play in guiding and influencing the
developmental outcomes of their children. Using inspiring and moving video clips,
testimonies and a short film, He will also share practical tips on what parents can do to
help their children stay out of trouble.

We believe parents, our significant Partners in Education, would benefit from attending
this Seminar Session.
The details of the Seminar Session are as follows:

Day 2 SEMINAR 4: Keeping your Child Trouble Free
[Special Session by COMPASS for Parents!]

Date : 2 Apr (Sat)
Time : 11.00am - 12.15pm
Venue : Suntec International Convention & Exhibition Centre,
        Gallery East

Register now @
http://www.excelfest.com/index.php/seminar/detail/ffXqba0SLh
About the Speaker

Mr. Jason Wong graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from the University
of Western Australia under a Colombo Plan Scholarship. He has served in the civil
service for 21 years, and held positions such as the Dy Director/Chief of Staff of the
Singapore Prison Service, Chief Executive Officer of SCORE (Singapore Corporation of
Rehabilitative Enterprises), and Director, Rehabilitation, Protection & Residential
Services/MCYS. He is currently the Director/Juvenile Homes in MCYS cum Secretariat
Dads for Life. In 2004, he initiated the Yellow Ribbon Project and chaired the Organising
Committee for 2 years. In 2009, he helped conceive and launch the Dads for Life
movement in Singapore. Mr Wong was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver)
in 2002. He is married with 2 children, a girl aged 15 and a boy aged 10.

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Also visit the MOE PAVILION and schools’ EXHIBITION BOOTHS to gain insights into
different types of schools and education choices and find out more about what they can
offer your child.

Attend SHARING SESSIONS and SEMINARS to learn more about topics chosen
specially for parents. Highlights include:
   - Changes to the primary education landscape and how they will affect your child
   -   Different education choices and routes available and how they can help to
       maximise your child’s talents
   -   Cultivating soft-skills for the future – how to develop skills that are essential for
       your child to succeed in the 21st Century

Sharing Sessions and Seminars on 2 April are now open for registration! Limited
seats are available. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. Don’t wait, register
now at www.excelfest.com.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at MOE ExCEL Fest 2011!
Best regards,
COMPASS Secretariat and MOE ExCEL Fest Organising Committee

				
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