Partnership – Key to the Mission and Vision of our School
Collaborating with partners to realise the school vision of developing our pupils into “active lifelong learners and influential leaders…who can positively impact the local and global community” is an important pillar in our school’s mission and ethos.
Partnership with Stakeholders
Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary) is an autonomous, government-aided mission school with a rich history. She has actively engaged and grown from its synergistic partnerships with the Methodist Church, the Board of Management (BOM), the Alumni Association and the Partners-in-Education (Parents). Our partners and stakeholders’ continual and firm support have been critical in building our strong school culture and tradition, and in bringing the school to where it is today.
Partnership with the Methodist Church, the Board of Management and the Alumni
The Methodist Church provides invaluable support to the school for its building projects and its pastoral care programme. The school also embraces a strong partnership with our stakeholders like the BOM, Alumni and our parents. The active involvement of the BOM and the Alumni Association has been instrumental in creating a sense of belonging and rootedness in the Fairfield Family through major school events and fund-raising efforts.
Partnership with Parents
Our school strongly believes in building quality relationships with the parents of our pupils. This is done through regular communication and creating opportunities for interaction and bonding through platforms for parents to be involved in school life. Our parents, some of whom are Alumni members, play significant roles in contributing time and effort as part of the Partners-in-Education (PiE) lending their expertise and help in school-organised programmes. A major initiative run and managed entirely by the PiE is the cafe ‘Teenage Zone’ (T-Zone), a favourite hangout for our pupils. Our PiE parents also organise parenting talks to encourage effective parenting.
Partnership with External Organisations
Besides recognising the importance of partnerships with our internal partners comprising the Methodist Church, the BOM, the Alumni Association and the PiE, the school also cultivates external partners for the all-round development of our pupils. For example, the school collaborates closely with the NUS/ NTU Science Faculties for enrichment sessions at the Physics Demo Labs and for deeper learning at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum. The school also works with Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Singapore Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Institute of Technical Education - to conduct career talks and visits for the graduating classes to explore and broaden their future career options.
Serving the Community
The school believes that every Fairsian is blessed and should seek to bless others. Therefore we strive to connect with and contribute to the wider community. Students are involved in community activities in the Dover and Telok Blangah areas, e.g., Mozzie Wipe Out house visits. Students also visit the Fei Yue Senior Activity Centre (Holland) and St Andrew’s Cathedral Home for the Aged to bring cheer to the elderly on a regular basis. Recognising the importance of our staff being good role models for our pupils in carrying out service to the community, members of our staff carry out visits to the Fei Yue Senior Activity Centre (Holland) annually to bring cheer to the residents there.