Our first Parent Discussion took place on 12th October, 2013. The guest speaker, a parent of a Class III pupil, was Zeinab Masud, a counselor and psychotherapist, with a certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling. The focus of Mrs Masud’s talk was on the link between self-concept and self-esteem, the role of primary caregivers and how, during the formative years, the child formulates a script which she will then live out as an adult. The question-answer session was indicative of the parents’ engagement in the presentation. This was indeed an excellent start to the discussion sessions which will follow.