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The ISH parent community is an active community, parents are involved with many different activities both inside and outside the school. For more information regarding our Primary Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and Secondary Parents Association (PA) and other parental groups please look below.

PTA (Primary)

About the Primary Parent Teacher Association, PTA

Logo PTAWe welcome all ISH primary parents/guardians of students and current staff as PTA members.

Your PTA Board is a small but enthusiastic band of volunteer parents tasked with representing the interests of parents (and their children), acting as liaison between parents and the school administration (when appropriate), organising fun events and fundraising.

A new PTA Board has been elected for the school year 2017-2018, with the following members:

  • Renuka Dhinakaran and Jan Penrose, Co-Chairs
  • Becky Fithen, Vice-Chair
  • Carol Poblete and Lena Tsigrimani, Class Representatives Co-ordinators
  • David Mitchell, Treasurer
  • Nancy Harris, Secretary
  • Tanaya Deshmukh, Renuka Dhinakaran and Becky Fithen - Media and Communications
  • Jan Penrose, External Fundraising Co-ordinator

The PTA Board works hard to establish a positive connection between the parents, teachers and the students. The Board also organizes the annual Halloween party, staff appreciation lunch and summer fair, along with several other fundraising events throughout the year. We are always looking for volunteers to contribute towards these aims. So if you would be interested, or more information about upcoming meetings or if you have questions or comments, please email us at ish.pta@ishthehague.nl

Please also check out our blog within the login portal. There, you will find our most current newsletters and other information about upcoming events and PTA business.

PA (Secondary)

About the Secondary Parents Association, PA

All parents or guardians of ISH secondary students are members of the PA. The PA Board is a group of a few parents who have been elected to represent different aspects of school life and to reinforce the link between the parents/guardians and the school. This includes the bookstore, community events, Year Representatives, interaction with the parent members of the MR (Participation Council) and meetings with PA's of other Dutch international Schools IPSSG. The PA Board works hard to support the parents/guardians and the school to ensure a sound personal and academic school life for our students.

PA Board 2016-17

  • Chye-Poh Jaeger, Chair
  • Sabrina Madsen, Events Coordinator and MR Member
  • Martina McIntyre, Year Reps Coordinator
  • Jo Harding, Public Relations, Website and Facebook
  • Vera Young, Secretary
  • Judy Hardy-Robbins, Assistant Events Coordinator

The parents’ active participation is a vital element of school life so as to ensure that the ISH community as a whole works together for the benefit and the future of our children.

To contact the PA Board: ish.pa@ishthehague.nl

Parent Connectors

As can be read in the testimonials – from staff, parents and students – the community at ISH is warm and welcoming. While much of this is intrinsic to people who travel from many places, and gather in one, ISH also works hard to ensure all feel welcome from day one. Since 2011 ISH has done this through the Parent Connector group.

Made up of parents who have been here a little longer, new families are connected to others who share their culture and or language. New families therefore have someone to help them settle and find their way, around the school and the city. There are welcome afternoons, coffee mornings, activities and someone to call to ensure your transition to ISH is as smooth, and welcoming as possible.

When you register your child at the school, your permission will be asked to share your contact details with a Parent Connector so that you may be connected to YOUR Parent Connector.

Welcome to the International School of The Hague.

Please feel free to contact us at parentconnectors@ishthehague.nl

Parent Connectors

  • International Baccalaureate logo
  • International Primary Curriculum logo
  • Rijnlands Lyceum Foundation logo
  • Council of International Schools logo
  • Dutch International Schools logo
  • European Council of International Schools logo
  • The GLOBE Program logo
  • Trinity Registered Exam Centre 1470 logo
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