We are blessed with a very supportive parent community who are actively involved in the children’s education. They play a significant role in the school through the Parent Support groups. We also have a Catholic Parents Group and Foreign Student Host Family Programme.
Elementary Parent Support Group (EPSG)
The EPSG organises social events, fundraises for both school projects and class-specific charities, provides a communication channel back to the school for parents’ questions and queries, supports all the performing arts projects in the form of assisting with costumes, make-up, props, set and graphic design and filming, and actively works on health and nutrition initiatives.
Subcommittees are formed as needed by the EPSG to support events. There is an EPSG representative in each of the ES classes. There are regular EPSG feedback sessions held with the ES Principal and at least two EPSG ‘Town Halls’ held every academic year.
High School Parent Support Group (PSG)
The PSG is a volunteer group of parents who strive to enhance school life for students and their families and to promote the spirit of community within the SJI International family. Through enrolment of a student at SJI International, the parent automatically becomes a member of the PSG. Each grade has two Grade Representatives who are available to take feedback on non-academic matters. Serving on this body makes a difference to the lives of both the children and the whole school and resonates with the Lasallian spirit of service.
To foster closer communication between parents and the school, the PSG organises regular dialogues through Open Meetings and holds a Parents’ Social night. It collaborates with the school at events such as Sports Day and Performing Arts events by providing F&B support. The PSG also organises the annual Teachers’ Appreciation day and helps to support the Foreign Student Programme.
Catholic Parents Group (CPG)
“Tell the parents what Jesus Christ said about the sheep of which he is the shepherd and which must be saved by him: I came, he said, that they might have life and have it to the full.”
St John Baptist de La Salle (John 10:10)
The School Chapel, also known as the “Sanctuary of Divine Love”, is open daily from 6.30 am to 4.30 pm. For all students, teachers, parents and school staff, the Chapel is for individual private prayer, community prayer & Mass, school events or activities related to the life of faith. Morning prayers are held on 3 days of the week, while a mass is celebrated each Friday morning and the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is available.
Parents get together weekly to pray for our children, for the school and for our families. We pray in the Chapel and at Mary’s Grotto. We pray every Friday after Mass; during Lent, we pray the Stations of the Cross; when our children prepare for their IGCSE and IB exams parents do a 9-week Novena Prayer; we start and end the school year with Thanksgiving prayers.
The Host Family Programme under the Parent Support Group (PSG) was conceived towards the end of 2007 in the first year the school started and was operational by January 2008 as there are many students who have left their home countries to come to Singapore to study. The aim is to help foreign students feel welcome at SJI International and in Singapore. Students are paired with families based in Singapore who take them out or spend time with them twice a month and get to know them better. In this way, rewarding new relationships are forged between the families and the foreign students who are assigned to them. Outings for students and host families are organised throughout the year. Contact: hostfamiliessjii