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Staff Well-being Committee (SWC) Activities


The Staff Well-being Committee (SWC) adopts the PIES approach, looking into the physical, intellectual, emotional and social well-being pf the staff. The school aims to develop an engaged staff who care for self and others. Some of the plans in promoting staff well-being and satisfaction include identifying staff needs, staff well-being programmes and activities and providing a safe and secure environment.


Social


Title of activity: Birthday Celebrations (Updated 7 Nov 2019)
 
Description of event:  
Once a month, the staff get together to celebrate each other’s birthdays during staff meeting. Each birthday ‘babe’ is given a personalised birthday card designed by the Art unit and signed by the School Leaders. In addition, they receive muffins baked by our Food and Consumer Education students. They are serenaded with a birthday song by the music students and their teachers. All staff also get to enjoy pastries and cakes.

Quotes from participants: 
“Birthday celebration is a thoughtful gesture to celebrate one's birthday.”
“Birthday celebrations do make us feel us appreciated with the home-made muffins and the students’ involvement in the birthday song.”

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Birthday song by the Music Unit Mr Michael and his student musicians


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The January birthday "babies"
The February birthday "babies"
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The March birthday "babies"  The April birthday "babies"
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  The  May birthday "babies" The June birthday "babies"
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The  July birthday "babies"  The August birthday "babies"
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 The September birthday "babies" The October birthday "babies"


Title of activity: CNY Hamper Making Competition (Updated 14 Nov 2019)

Description of event:
The main aim of the activity was to encourage the staff to work together and to reach out to the needy families in the community. The staff participated enthusiastically and managed to complete 22 hampers within half an hour. The hampers were donated to the needy families at the Thye Hwa Kuan Senior Activity Centre in Ang Mo Kio.

Quotes from participants:
“You should have seen the buzz of activity on that day!” “Hamper making allowed us to show appreciation to the helpers in school or the elderly.”
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All hands on board How do I put them together?
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Stack them up Putting the finishing touch

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Gong Xi Gong Xi


Title of activity: Chinese New Year Celebration - Lohei 2019 (Updated 7 Nov 2019)

Description of event:
Every year, the staff of YCKSS celebrate Chinese New Year with Lohei or 捞鱼生. This activity fosters bonding among the staff while letting all experience the vibrant traditions and culture of the Chinese.

Quotes from participants:
“I enjoyed the company of my colleagues while having the Yusheng”
“During the Lohei I wished for good ‘O’ Level results!”


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Gathering for a good toss Multiracial lohei celebration
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Tossing for good fortune “Huat Ah!”

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Yummy, food almost gone


Title of activity: Durian Feast 2019 (Updated 5 Nov 2019)

Description of event:
At the durian feast held on 31st July 2019, our staff were spoiled for choices. With a variety of fruits to choose from, the King of fruits was definitely the favourite. Staff who tried the Mao Shan Wang (MSW) durian, known to be the premium type, commented on its rich, bitter and heavily rich flavour.

It was indeed a great way to end the day and we had an enjoyable bonding session over the feasting.

Quotes from participants:
“I enjoyed the time set aside to bond over the many types of fruits.”
“The fruits were yummy and we were spoiled for choices.”

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The MSW durian Male bonding over durians
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A fruit feast Happy and contented faces

Emotional

Title of activity: Monthly Theme Dressing (Updated 8 Nov 2019)

Description of event:
Monthly Theme Dressing helps to bond staff and to commemorate certain events such as World Water Day, Earth Day…etc:
The themes so far have been:-
1. Valentines Day (Pink)
2. World Water Day (Sea of Blue)
3. Earth Day (Green)
4. White
5. Yellow and Gold
6. Rose Quartz

Quotes from participants: 
“It is interesting to see how the staff were able to dress in different shades of the same colour”

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January - Red  CNY   February - Pink Valentines Day 
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March   Blue instils confidence and inspires feelings of trust, loyalty and integrity. It is also to commemorate World Water Day.  April Green has a strong association as a refreshing and peaceful colour that evokes feeling of abundance and a plentiful environment while providing a restful and secure feeling.
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 May- Orange Theme (New) July- is associated with light, goodness, purity and perfection. (New)
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August - Red and White (New) October -Yellow is a compelling colour that is uplifting, illuminating and associated with success and confidence.(New)
 


Title of activity: Potluck Breakfast Session (Updated 8 Nov 2019)

Description of event:
The staff welfare committee had organised a Brunch Potluck session during Marking Day. Food has always been a successful way to bring staff from different department together. Every department was invited to bring a few different types of food. There was a splendid array of food on the table. Staff enjoyed themselves.
Quotes from participants: 
“It is interesting to see how the staff were able to dress in different shades of the same colour”
Quotes from participants: 
“I enjoyed the potluck session very much. I was able to eat and bond with my colleagues.”
“Everyone was generous in bringing so much food to the table.”

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A wide spread of halal food on the table

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Dessert and light food on the table

Physical

Title of activity: Staff Appreciation Day 5th Sept 2019 (Updated 5 Nov 2019)

Description of event:
The grouping for the bowling activity was done so that every team had a mixed number of bowlers from school leaders to the EAS staff. There was much bonding during the event. It was an event that favoured no male or female bowlers. All 120 bowlers had an equal chance of doing well for the team. At the end of the day, hidden talents in bowling emerged and the rest had a very joyful day.

Quotes from participants:
  • “The bowling activity was a very successful event. Everyone had an enjoyable time. First time bowlers enjoyed themselves even with the ball going into the ‘lonkang’ and jumping with joy with each spare or strike!’
  • “It was an event suitable for all in the family and it didn’t matter if the pins were not falling, we simply had fun!”
  • “Yeah, school should have more of these activities. So much fun just watching how others bowl !”
 
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A Bowling Event for All in the Family !

Staff retreat and celebrations (updated 14 Nov 2019)

Objective: To foster strong and cohesive teams through a team building staff retreat.

Title of activity: Staff Retreat at Superpark Singapore

Description of event: 
On 27th June, the YCKSS SWC organised the annual staff retreat at Superpark Singapore. That was definitely a day filled with unstoppable fun, excitement and lots of laughter, as our staff channelled their energies to outwit one another in the various mini competitions. Indeed aligning to their “Made To Move” tagline, everyone had a really good workout by taking part in the various mini games. Participation in the activities not only promoted teamwork and bonding, but also a healthy lifestyle for everyone!

Quotes from participants:
“The games promoted inclusivity and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, we saw the child in everyone again.”
 
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 Raring to go  Footballers in the Making

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F1 Lewis Hamilton?

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Intellectual

Title of activity: Professional Development (updated 1 Nov 2019)

Description of event:
Professional development sessions ensure that staff continue to strengthen their practice throughout their career.
The key learning programmes for 2019 are Assessment for Learning (AfL), Differentiated Instruction (DI) and ICT in Pedagogy using The Student Learning Space (SLS).

Quotes from participants:
“I learnt how to make use of ICT to gather feedback on student learning.”
“I will make an effort to cater to the different learning needs of the students by incorporating some of the DI strategies.”
 
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 A round table discussion in progressPlugged into technology 
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 All eyes and earsLooking into the future 
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Articulating the viewpoints of the group