EXPERIENCES IN ENGAGING FATHERS IN MONTFORT JUNIOR –  THE SUCCESS STORY… Mr. Amos Choy Chairman MJ Parents’ Connection Mon...
<ul><li>How did the Father's Wing at Montfort Junior  BEGIN ?  </li></ul>Experiences in engaging fathers in Montfort Junio...
<ul><li>What are the  MAIN ACTIVITIES  being organized to achieve its objective?  </li></ul>Experiences in engaging father...
<ul><li>Father & Son Street Soccer  </li></ul><ul><li>( 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) </li></ul>Experiences in engag...
<ul><li>Family Badminton Challenge & Carnival  (2005,  </li></ul><ul><li>2006,  </li></ul><ul><li>2007, </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Father & Son  </li></ul><ul><li>e-Gaming  </li></ul><ul><li>Competition   and Carnival </li></ul><ul><li>(2004, 20...
<ul><li>MJ One Minute of Fame </li></ul><ul><li>(2007) </li></ul>Experiences in engaging fathers in Montfort Junior - The ...
<ul><li>MJ Amazing Race – Family </li></ul><ul><li>Edition </li></ul><ul><li>(Charity event) </li></ul><ul><li>(2006) </li...
<ul><li>SPECIAL PROJECTS: </li></ul><ul><li>MJ iTech : ) Corner  (Xbox ) </li></ul><ul><li>Corner for boys to play e-games...
<ul><li>SPECIAL PROJECTS: </li></ul><ul><li>MJ iTech : ) Corner  (Xbox ) </li></ul>Experiences in engaging fathers in Mont...
<ul><li>What are  Important Factors  for an effective Father’s Wing.  </li></ul>Experiences in engaging fathers in Montfor...
<ul><li>What are your  STRATEGIES  and Future Plans for Father’s Wing ?  </li></ul>Experiences in engaging fathers in Mont...
<ul><li>What are your Strategies and  Future Plans  for Father’s Wing ?  </li></ul>Experiences in engaging fathers in Mont...
<ul><li>What are the  CHALLENGES  faced by the Father’s Wing ?  </li></ul>Experiences in engaging fathers in Montfort Juni...
<ul><li>What are the  BENEFITS  of having a Father’s Wing in your School? </li></ul>Experiences in engaging fathers in Mon...
Experiences in engaging fathers in Montfort Junior - The Success Story… MY DAD IS MY  HERO
Experiences in engaging fathers in Montfort Junior - The Success Story… Lets continue to love, lead and cherish every mome...
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Mr. Amos Choy is a father@Montfort Junior School. He started off as Head of the Father’s Wing and was nominated to be Chairman of the Parents Support Group, better known as MJ Parents’ Connection in 2005.

Since then, Mr Choy has been playing key roles in initiating father and son activities in the school.

As an avid gamer, he and his son have been participating in the yearly World Cyber Game Competition since 2004 and other gaming competitions organised in Singapore.

Mr Choy has often been invited to share with parents on parenting children in the Cyber gaming generation.

Mr Choy has also been featured in the Straits Times, TODAY, NTUC Lifestyle and Young Parents Magazine for his role as a father and his efforts and involvement in promoting father and son bonding activities.

He is a banker and obtained his Masters in Social Science (Applied Economics) in NUS. Married with 2 boys, he has been active in parent support activities since 2004. Both his sons studied in Montfort Junior School.

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MJ Parents’ Connection at Montfort Junior School Singapore

  1. 1. EXPERIENCES IN ENGAGING FATHERS IN MONTFORT JUNIOR – THE SUCCESS STORY… Mr. Amos Choy Chairman MJ Parents’ Connection Montfort Junior School
  2. 2. <ul><li>How did the Father's Wing at Montfort Junior BEGIN ? </li></ul>Experiences in engaging fathers in Montfort Junior - The Success Story… <ul><li>The Father’s Wing started off in 2004 when a new team of Committee Members were formed. </li></ul><ul><li>Initiated by the School … wanted more active father involvement in the school. </li></ul><ul><li>The OBJECTIVES of the Father’s Wing is to spur fathers to be good role models and to be actively involved in the lives of their boys. </li></ul><ul><li>The ROLE of the Head of Father’s Wing is to spearhead the relevant activities so as to improve bonding between fathers and sons. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>What are the MAIN ACTIVITIES being organized to achieve its objective? </li></ul>Experiences in engaging fathers in Montfort Junior - The Success Story… <ul><li>Father & Son Street Soccer </li></ul><ul><li>( 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Family Badminton Challenge and Carnival </li></ul><ul><li>(2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Father & Son e-Gaming Competition and Carnival (2004, 2005, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>MJ One Minute of FAME (2007) </li></ul><ul><li>MJ Amazing Race – Family Edition (Charity Event) (2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Xtreme Montfortian (XMEN) Camp (2004) </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Father & Son Street Soccer </li></ul><ul><li>( 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) </li></ul>Experiences in engaging fathers in Montfort Junior - The Success Story…
  5. 5. <ul><li>Family Badminton Challenge & Carnival (2005, </li></ul><ul><li>2006, </li></ul><ul><li>2007, </li></ul><ul><li>2008, </li></ul><ul><li>2009) </li></ul>Experiences in engaging fathers in Montfort Junior - The Success Story…
  6. 6. <ul><li>Father & Son </li></ul><ul><li>e-Gaming </li></ul><ul><li>Competition and Carnival </li></ul><ul><li>(2004, 2005, 2008) </li></ul>Experiences in engaging fathers in Montfort Junior - The Success Story… FATHER AND SON HAVING FUN AT e-GAMING
  7. 7. <ul><li>MJ One Minute of Fame </li></ul><ul><li>(2007) </li></ul>Experiences in engaging fathers in Montfort Junior - The Success Story…
  8. 8. <ul><li>MJ Amazing Race – Family </li></ul><ul><li>Edition </li></ul><ul><li>(Charity event) </li></ul><ul><li>(2006) </li></ul>Experiences in engaging fathers in Montfort Junior - The Success Story…
  9. 9. <ul><li>SPECIAL PROJECTS: </li></ul><ul><li>MJ iTech : ) Corner (Xbox ) </li></ul><ul><li>Corner for boys to play e-games with classmates under the guidance of parents . </li></ul>Experiences in engaging fathers in Montfort Junior - The Success Story… Objectives : 1) To create a happier school environment for the boys. 2) Assist boys to be better creative thinkers and cultivating teamwork through gaming. 3) It serves to be a Motivational tool for teachers to reward boys 4) Acts as a Contact point for parents to teach boys about correct gaming habits and Cyber-wellness.
  10. 10. <ul><li>SPECIAL PROJECTS: </li></ul><ul><li>MJ iTech : ) Corner (Xbox ) </li></ul>Experiences in engaging fathers in Montfort Junior - The Success Story… WINNING ELEVEN SOCCER - XBOX
  11. 11. <ul><li>What are Important Factors for an effective Father’s Wing. </li></ul>Experiences in engaging fathers in Montfort Junior - The Success Story… <ul><li>HEAD of Father’s Wing … a heart with passion and leadership skill to spearhead activities </li></ul><ul><li>GOOD STRATEGIES : To have an effective plan to inform, educate, recruit and motivate fathers </li></ul><ul><li>UNITED and LOVING Fathers who really make it a point to involve themselves in the children’s lives </li></ul><ul><li>A SCHOOL that trusts in parents and believes in collaborating with the them </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>What are your STRATEGIES and Future Plans for Father’s Wing ? </li></ul>Experiences in engaging fathers in Montfort Junior - The Success Story… <ul><li>STRATEGIES : </li></ul><ul><li>3 prong approach: </li></ul><ul><li>GATHER DATA and CONTACTS by distributing surveys and response slips from primary one parents onwards. (their area of interest and willingness to volunteers themselves) </li></ul><ul><li>2) INFORM AND EDUCATE Fathers why and how to be more involved. – Fathering Talks </li></ul><ul><li>3) PLAN ACTIVITIES to unite the Fathers </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>What are your Strategies and Future Plans for Father’s Wing ? </li></ul>Experiences in engaging fathers in Montfort Junior - The Success Story… <ul><li>FUTURE PLANS : </li></ul><ul><li>To create a Father’s Wing NEW IDENTITY </li></ul><ul><li>with new name and logo. (logo competition) </li></ul><ul><li>2) To mass distribute LETTER OF COMMITMENT by fathers for 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>3) To set up more INTEREST GROUP activities (bowling, tennis, golf, triathlon, trekking etc) </li></ul><ul><li>To work closely with and support DADS </li></ul><ul><li>FOR LIFE MOVEMENT. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>What are the CHALLENGES faced by the Father’s Wing ? </li></ul>Experiences in engaging fathers in Montfort Junior - The Success Story… <ul><li>Convincing Fathers that they do MAKE A DIFFERENCE in their children’s lives </li></ul><ul><li>The Busy Schedules of fathers </li></ul><ul><li>Change of appointment, new Job assignments, overseas attachments etc. make volunteerism difficult </li></ul><ul><li>Unwillingness to SACRIFICE their time… they have their own commitments. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>What are the BENEFITS of having a Father’s Wing in your School? </li></ul>Experiences in engaging fathers in Montfort Junior - The Success Story… <ul><li>Father's activities can be better targeted, coordinated and planned </li></ul><ul><li>Better unity of fathers – common goal </li></ul><ul><li>Additional source of resources which the School can tap on. Fathers can help out in P1 Orientation, Sports Day, Open House, Children and Teacher’s day and Fund raising etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Role model especially in an </li></ul><ul><li>ALL BOYS school </li></ul><ul><li>Boys feel happier when fathers are involved in helping out in the school </li></ul>
  16. 16. Experiences in engaging fathers in Montfort Junior - The Success Story… MY DAD IS MY HERO
  17. 17. Experiences in engaging fathers in Montfort Junior - The Success Story… Lets continue to love, lead and cherish every moment with our children. We CAN’T promise to be the BEST father, but as we CAN promise to learn to be a GOOD FATHER. God Bless you all ……. THANK YOU …
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