All parents or guardians of ISH secondary students are members of the PA. The PA Board is a group of a few parent volunteers who strive to reinforce the link between the parents/guardians and the school through various means including regular coffee mornings and community events, Year Representatives, interaction with the parent members of the MR (Participation Council), meetings with PA's of other Dutch international Schools IPSSG and the Bookstore.
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. Some of the activities are to provide occasional treats to students as well as a lunch and goodies for the teachers and staff. We organize the Silverbacks Booster club concession stand and run various activities for parents.
We are always looking for new volunteers to help us!
Current Board members
- Astrid Casares : Chair
- Marya DeVries : Secretary
- Nashida Louafi: Treasurer
- Lucila Cardoso: PR Responsible
- Kirsten Mildren: Silverbacks Coordinator
- Sarah Barnaby: Arts Coordinator
- Cindy Westen: Events Coordinator
- Monica Rodoni: Other Parent Events Coordinator
- Sylvie Tremblay: YearRep 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 students.
The Year Representatives play a key role in connecting the views of the parent body for their year group with school leaders so that we are able to keep each other well informed and to collaborate on the key issues affecting our community. As facilitators of communication between the parent community and the school, the reps will seek parents input on several occasions during the year in preparation for their Year Reps Meeting with the Senior Leadership Team, where they discuss views/issues parents would like to share with the school.
Parents are always welcomed to share their concerns, unprompted, with their reps at any other time throughout the year.
Run by a team of parent volunteers, the ISH Bookstore provides students and staff with a convenient location where they can buy, on-site, stationery and other school supplies at affordable prices. It is a not-for-profit entity operating within the school premises. Profits deriving from our sales are reinvested in our school community to cater to specific needs.
- Regular hours
- Extended hours (first two weeks of school)