Parents form an integral part of our school community and work in partnership with the school, in ensuring that their child has the best possible team nurturing their child’s true potential.
Parents are invited to volunteer as class representatives and members of our Parents Association who are proactive in building the school community many levels.
The Parents Association (PA) is elected each year to help with fundraising and social events in the school. This forum will be used to allow parents the opportunity to become proactive, positive contributors to the school community. They will assist in upholding the code of conduct and in furthering the IES mission and promoting the school in a positive light both internally and in the greater community.
POWERS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PA
- The PA has the responsibility to uphold the school’s mission and code.
- The PA has the responsibility in being positive ambassadors both within and outside the school community.
- The PA has the responsibility in building the school community in terms of the partnership between the school including the Heads, staff, parents and students.
- The PA has the power to raise funds or to invite and receive contributions.
- The PA has the right to determine what the money raised by them will be spent on. This should be done in conjunction with the Head, who will indicate the school’s needs and in consultation with the school’s board of directors.
- The PA will decide on the powers and functions of its office bearers.
It is the responsibility of the class representatives to help build relationships in the school’s community and to assist the teacher where needed. It is incumbent that they uphold the school’s ethos and support the Principal, Heads, teachers and support staff both positively and proactively.
Class reps will allow parents the opportunity to become proactive, positive contributors to the school community.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF CLASS REPRESENTATIVES
- To act with integrity and honesty in developing and promoting the school positively within and outside the school community.
- Assist in upholding the code of conduct and in furthering the IES mission.
- Obtain a wish list from the teacher. This wish list is to be approved by the school’s management before the class rep proceeds to raise funds.
- All fundraising initiatives to be approved by the school’s management prior to commencement.
- Report back to the class as to how the funds have been spent.
- Create a letter of introduction to the class parents and request contact details.
- Use parents contact details responsibly and refrain from redistributing their contact information.
- Gain approval from management prior to any distribution of information to parents.
- Discuss and finalise all ideas and dates for fundraising with the School Head and the Fundraising Coordinator.
- Assist with coordinating the Key Stage/Year Group socials.
- Request assistance from parents i.e. helping on outings or school events etc. as and when required.
- Assist the Parents Association as and when required eg. Sports days, PR events, music evenings, Grandparents day, etc.
- Attend monthly meetings when required, usually held on the first Tuesday of every month at 18h00. On occasion, be asked to attend PA meetings held thereafter.
- Assist class teacher in coordinating their Social Responsibility Drives.
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