The PTA is very proud of its record in making substantial financial contributions to improve the school’s physical environment, enhance the students’ school experience and assist in the purchase of educational “extras”.
In the previous years, for example, we have been able to pay approximately 45,000 SEK towards the purchase of up-to-the-minute music software and hardware which has completely changed the way that our students are able to learn and develop their music skills and bring ISH facilities right up to date.
We have also made a large contribution to the DP Science Department, furnishing and decoration of the MYP student lounge, helped pay towards the DJ for the annual “Spring Formal” dance, fund prizes for students’ “World Book Day” costumes, assist in the purchase of furnishings and books for the school library, support our graduating students by paying for decorations and refreshments on their graduation (“Studenten”) day, as well as fulfilling our annual commitment to provide 75 SEK per student for class trips.
All this is achieved by a lot of hard work (and fun!) organising a variety of fundraising activities throughout the school year, but the voluntary donations we collect in August/September (and at any time in the school year!) provide a much-needed base for the rest of the year and we very much encourage and welcome yours!
This system of donations and fundraising is perhaps not so familiar in the Swedish school culture, but international and returning families will recognise the activities of a PTA from their experiences around the world, and understand just how much a school can benefit from this extra source of funding.
The recommended donation for the current school year is 300 SEK per student or 500 SEK for families with more than 1 student at the school. This can be paid directly to the PTA by using bank giro number 5605-0214 (please add your children’s name and grade as a reference) or by cash at events such as the Welcome Evening held early in the school year.
Whether you choose to donate or not, please take a moment to fill in the registration form, which will help us plan for the year and see how the PTA can support your family. You can also support the PTA by volunteering to become a Class Parent, PTA Board Member, or a PTA Volunteer who can help at one-off events. Please fill in the relevant part of the attached form.
Thank you very much!
We wish you and your children a wonderful year at the International School of Helsingborg.