Parent Empowerment Programme
Alice Smith School
Alice Smith School

Parent Empowerment Programme

The Parent Empowerment Programme is an informative and exploratory programme designed to equip our KLASS Parent community with purpose-driven and innovative tools, insights and skills.

Drawing inspiration from our new purpose statement, this programme aims to empower our KLASS Parent community to be catalysts for a positive change and contribute to a brighter future for their children as well as the wider community. 

The programme emulates our student’s Exploration Pathways Programme and will follow four distinct themes. 

Discover effective ways to encourage
your child to be a change maker
in the world

  • A Conversation with..speaker series
  • Parenting workshops    

Engage in health and wellness
activities to keep up with your
young ones

  • Fitness classes
  • Health & Welllbeing workshops          

Learn what it's like to be in your
child's shoes by being a student

  • Curriculum lessons
  • Creative workshops    

Be a part of the entire KLASS Community
and up to date on all your child's needs 
in school

  • Home-to-school essentials
  • School policy overviews

Click links below to see this term's offers and book your place!

Christmas Watercolours Workshop - 6th December 2023

Date: Wednesday 6th December 2023
Time: 8:00am - 11:00am
Location: Primary Campus, Jalan Bellamy
Topic: Christmas Watercolours Workshop

Description: A beginner friendly, fun and easy Christmas Watercolours art workshop for anyone and everyone who is looking to paint with other parents and share their skills. If you’ve never picked up a paintbrush before, this workshop is also for you. Explore watercolour techniques in a series of Christmas card designs, with options to take things in different directions according to your creativity. This will be a relaxing and enjoyable art sharing session in the run up to Christmas and will also give you some ideas to take home for your children too. Join us for Christmas Watercolours by Joanna to unleash the artist within you. All materials provided. 

There are limited spaces available for this creative workshop, so register early!

Joanna Cheryan, Artist and KLASS Parent

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Mobilising Purpose to Positive Impact Workshop - 29th November 2023

Date: Wednesday 29th November 2023
Time: 8:30am - 10:30am (2 hours) Followed by a Coffee, Tea & Chat with Governors 10:30am - 11:15am
Location: Secondary Campus, Equine Park
Topic: Mobilising Purpose to Positive Impact Workshop
Description: Imagine a world where everyone is clear of their purpose and impact, and people gravitate towards team, groups and organisations based on a sense of common purpose. At Heriot-Watt University Malaysia, every member of its community is encouraged to develop an ‘Impact Statement’ to describe how they would like to impact the world beyond themselves. The same workshop is now being offered to our KLASS parent community in order to encourage them to go on a journey of discovering their purpose and mobilising it into a positive impact on their children and the world.

Facilitators: Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi and Heriot-Watt University Malaysia's IMPACT Coaching Team

Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi is currently the Provost and CEO at Heriot-Watt University, Malaysia. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE), Chairman of the Vice Chancellors’ Council for Private Universities Malaysia (VCCPU) and a Board of Director at the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (BMCC). His research interests include thermofluids, renewable energy, biomechanical engineering, engineering education, positive education and academic leadership. 

A Conversation with Lisa Tregale - 7th November 2023

Date: Tuesday 7th November 2023
Time: 8:20am - 9:20am
Location: Secondary Campus, Equine Park
Topic: Creativity and Critical Thinking: Essential Skills for Success in a Complex and Digitised World
Description: Creativity and critical thinking are two essential skills for success in the fourth industrial revolution amidst a complex, globalised and increasingly digitised economy and society. How are our students today given opportunities to gain these skills in our education system and how can we, as their parents, educators and support system, encourage them to think critically, problem-solve creatively and challenge the status quo? Join the conversation with Lisa Tregale as she shares her own journey to becoming a creative leader, and how she has helped educators and students in their own journey to success.

Guest speaker: Lisa Tregale

In January 2020, Lisa Tregale became Director of BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales and an Executive of BBC Cymru Wales - leading on strategy for the Nation's professional Symphony Orchestra and the governance of Wales' contribution to BBC broadcast and public service to Inform, Education and Entertain. She is also a Trustee of Open Up Music / National Open Youth Orchestra, The Aloud Charity, Cerebral Palsy Cymru, Dartington International Summer School Foundation and a Board Member of the Association of British Orchestras. Lisa participated fully in the UK and European cultural sectors gaining experience in posts such as Executive Board member of the British Arts Festival Association and Vice President of the Conference of Promoters of New Music.

Lisa started her career at the Dartington International Summer School (DISS). In this role she worked with Artistic Director Gavin Henderson in the development of one of the most successful summer schools and festivals in the country, working with international professionals from all genres of music. In 2004, Lisa became Director of Beaford Arts, a rural arts organisation working with communities across northern Devon and the beyond and in 2006 she was appointed as CEO to create South West Music School, a centre for advanced training of exceptionally talented young musicians aged between 8 and 18. Through this role she played an active role in shaping music and music education agendas/strategies on the national level and was Founder/ Chair of Foundations for Excellence; an organisation focussed on health and wellbeing in the training of young musicians and dancers. Lisa was also Head of Participation and senior manager of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra from 2013 to 2019, working across all areas of musical participation from early years to older people in residential care and everything in between.

A Conversation with Dr. Stuart Lawrence - 6th November 2023

Date: Monday 6th November 2023
Time: 8:20am - 9:20am
Location: Secondary Campus, Equine Park
Topic: Finding Your Courageous Voice
Description: Youths growing up in the digital era live in an interconnected, diverse and rapidly changing world and their intercultural encounters on a daily basis have greatly increased. Surrounded by so much noise from economic, digital, cultural, demographic and environmental forces, they need to be aware about the importance of speaking out in order to make a difference. Join the conversation with Dr. Stuart Lawrence as he shares his own life experiences through his youth and how he is working with today’s youths and campaigning for a more courageous and inclusive society. 

Guest speaker: Dr. Stuart Lawrence 

Stuart Lawrence is a campaigner, a former teacher, and a football coach, who has worked for over twenty years in a variety of youth engagement roles. His brother Stephen Lawrence was murdered in a racially motivated attack that has had profound implications for society, the police and justice system, politics, and the Lawrence family themselves. Since Stephen’s murder, Stuart and his family have campaigned for justice, and for change. Their work has seen official reviews and reports, legislation and rule changes within the Metropolitan Police and other institutions. It’s also inspired cultural, and attitude shifts within the media and society.

Following his brother’s death, Stuart studied design and graphic communications, and became a teacher. He had a fifteen-year career as a secondary school teacher and worked with the Home Office and at HMP Belmarsh, the category A prison in south London. Now a football coach and public speaker, he continues to work with young people and communities to spread his message of education, tolerance, and inclusion. 

An Introduction to Google AI Tools - 1st November 2023

Date: Wednesday 1st November 2023
Time: 8:30am - 9:30am
Location: Secondary Campus, Equine Park
Topic: An Introduction to Google AI Tools
Description: An introductory session into the world of Google AI tools and exploring new upcoming tools like Bard. How is Google AI used in education especially in reading, writing and conversation. The misuse of AI will also be addressed in terms of data privacy, inaccuracy, academic integrity and plagiarism.

Facilitator: Jonathan Chong, Director of Digital Technology

Online Safety for Young Learners - 19th October 2023

Date: Wednesday 19th October 2023
Time: 8:00am - 9:00am
Location: Secondary Campus, Equine Park
Topic: Online Safety for Young Learners
Description: Online safety is a collective community issue and this programme will help you as a parent to gain the knowledge and understanding of the risks that your child may face online. Learn about practical strategies and advice that can help you support your child.

Facilitator: Claire Easter, Computing Teacher

Keeping Children Safe - 4th and 11th October 2023

Date: Wednesday 4th October 2023
Time: 8:00am - 9:00am
Location: Secondary Campus, Equine Park

Date: Wednesday 11th October 2023
Time: 8:00am - 9:00am
Location: Primary Campus, Jalan Bellamy

Topic: Keeping Children Safe At Alice Smith
Description: Learn more about safeguarding and how we would like to build a culture of safeguarding at our school. You will also know more about our school’s role and responsibilities when it comes to keeping your child safe. What are we safeguarding your children from? What can you do as parents at home to promote safeguarding? How is our school teaching children to keep themselves safe? Respective sessions at both campuses will focus on different aspects of safeguarding for relevant issues according to age group. 

Helen Jones, VP - Our Students, Primary Campus
Richard Stockings, VP - Our Students, Secondary Campus