For the information of members please find links to the minutes of the recent AGM.
On behalf of all members we say a big thank you to the outgoing Chairperson Ruth Kerry and Secretary JP Alouan. Ruth and JP served for 2 years and did a sterling job.
Now it’s your turn. Det din tur idag!
We have two vacancies –
- Organiser for the Spring Fair.
Step up and make your mark.
ISH PTA – AGM 2018 – Minutes
ISH PTA – Annual Report 2018
What’s the problem?
At the recent PTA Annual General Meeting no nominations were received for the position of Chairperson. So what? What does the Chairperson do? Why do we need one?
The Chairperson is the head of the PTA organisation. For that reason the Chairperson must be the parent of a student that attends ISH. The Chairperson at a minimum should expect to attend a one hour meeting once a month, listen to suggestions of how to improve the school experience for students and, together with the Secretary and Treasurer make some policy and operational decisions.
It’s a key role in the PTA and without a Chairperson the PTA cannot legally exist and must be disbanded.
So, the PTA may cease to exist. So what?
ISH will go on, but as ISH is not legally allowed to ask parents to contribute money for class activities or excursions (bus fares etc.) then alternatives will need to be found to fund school events, books in the libraries, playground equipment, colouring pencils, excursions and learning beyond the classroom.
Without this input the quality of the learning experience for all ISH students will be lessened.
I want my child to have quality education but I don’t have time to contribute
So, what do you want and what will you do to get it?
Some of the criticisms I have heard of the PTA:
- The PTA runs social events but I don’t have time to socialize
- The PTA is always asking for money
- PTA meetings go on too long and are just a “talk-fest” – nothing gets done
If the current PTA activities don’t suit you then speak up and let others know what needs to change. It’s our organisation – all of us – not just a few. We sink or swim together, and at the current time if we do not find a Chairperson by 1 April 2018, we all sink.
Days before the PTA is disbanded:
Join the PTA for coffee at the Konserthuset (Enter via Door C) between 8:30AM and 10:00AM on:
- 6 February
- 13 March
- 10 April
- 8 May
- 5 June
- 14 August
Bring a friend – all are welcome!
The Annual General Meeting of the PTA will be held on Thursday 1st of February commencing at 6:30 PM at the PYP campus conference room. All parents of ISH students are requested to attend.
All PTA board positions will be vacated and now is the time to nominate and have your say in the future direction of the PTA. Your contribution is vital to support every ISH student.
Register your interest to attend here.
ISH PTA – AGM 2017 – Minutes, signed
ISH PTA – AGM 2018 – Agenda
ISH PTA – AGM 2018 – Covering Letter – chair
ISH PTA – Constitution of 2018 – DRAFT
ISH PTA – AGM 2018 – Notice
We start off this new year with our first PTA meeting on 17 January at 4PM in the Conference room of the PYP Campus. All are welcome to attend.
The agenda so far contains two topics:
- Future Events
- PTA AGM
Any items for the agenda can be to the secretary JP at email@example.com
Minutes from the previous meeting are attached here.
The AGM is coming up soon and we are looking for new energy to take up some of the key positions in ISH PTA. It’s very rewarding work so please consider nomination.
Chess club is very popular and resumes on 22 January. Places are limited and the small number still available will fill fast. Sign up here.
I would like to pass a big thank to you to all for making the Winter Fair a big success.
Please pass this on to your volunteers, to the teachers for all their help and support, to the class Booths, the Winter Cafe staff, the setting up & cleaning crews from MYP, and the parents for helping to celebrate the ISH school in all its culture.
The Tree Ornament competition winners Book Token Vouchers are with Ms Sally Drury, who will announce K/PYP winners, and pass the MYP winners to Mr McAneney. The list of winners will be in the Newsletter on Friday.
Best Wishes to you all and have a peaceful Sunday to recover.
Forget about Black Friday – it’s time for the ISH Winter Fair!
Saturday 2nd December at the PYP Campus between 11:00 – 14:00.
Join in the Ornament Decorating Competition fun, enjoy some tasty food and get a head start on your gift shopping.
Santa will be there.
Hey PYP 2, 3 & 4 Students, do you know how to play chess?
Join the PTA After School Chess Club.
The activity is led by members of the Helsingborg Chess Association.
Maximum participants: 20
Note: You must be able to play chess, the club does not provide tuition.
This term: Monday 27 November and 11 December 2017.
Next term: Starting 22 January 2018 then every 2nd Monday (even week numbers).
PYP5A classroom 14:55 – 15:55
Sign up here
Join the fun on 20 October when we celebrate the Festival of Light – Diwali.
Come and enjoy Indian culture with a mouth watering selection of authentic Indian food and drink, Bollywood dancing, music and raffles.
Traditional Indian attire is optional but there will be a prize for the best costume.
Space is limited for this event and at only 200kr per adult, tickets will sell fast, so be quick to reserve a place for you and your friends. The entry ticket includes food and one drink.
Click here to book your tickets.