Parent participation is welcomed on many levels at ISUtrecht. Parents for instance help out with guided reading, class excursions and festivities. On a more formal level, parent input is welcomed in the Division Council, a body that plays an advisory role for certain areas of school vision and planning.
Potential parent roles within ISUtrecht
Every class at ISUtrecht has a class parent who liaises between teacher and parents, ensuring parent helpers when needed.
Areas parents could be asked to help with:
- accompanying school trips
- supporting with large scale celebrations
- decorating the class for units or celebrations
- sharing knowledge or expertise for units or celebrations
- supporting with bigger projects, particularly in the arts
- supporting with small-group reading
- collecting magazines, craft items etc
- helping with the grade 5 end of year party
- accompanying grade 2 to swimming
- preparing resources
Parent Support Group
The ISUtrecht Parent Support Group (PSG) plays a key part in helping to build a strong school community in which every family is welcomed and supported. By organising social events and celebrations throughout the school year the PSG encourages a strong school spirit.
To keep up to date with all activities the PSG is organising, please sign up for the PSG Newsletter, which will be send out once every two weeks.You can contact the PSG by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Judith van Abeelen – chairperson,
Hinde Smit – secretary
Anna Jackson – treasurer
Liesl Little – communication
Roosmarijn de Boer – liaison between Division Council and PSG
- ISUtrecht celebrates 5 Years
- Coffee mornings/afternoon teas
- Year book
- Decorating the primary campus
- Head lice checks
- PSG Newsletter
- Facebook page
- Movie Night
- Parent Outings
- Mother tongue reading @ the ISUtrecht library
- ISUtrecht Library Day
All of these committees welcome more volunteers! To find out about the work of the various committees and the workload, please click here.
ISUtrecht has a Division Council (Medezeggenschapsraad) that conforms to the Dutch participatory model for schools, in which staff, parents and students have a voice and play an advisory role for certain areas of school vision and planning.
Three parents, three staff members and a DP student form the DC. All members are elected. Rynette de Villiers (Head of School) attends meetings as a representative of the school boards and in an advisory capacity.
There are certain decisions, issues and/or topics that he Head of School requires the prior consent and/or advice of the DC. The DC has a right to request consultation with the Head of School on certain subjects. The DC also has a right to any information reasonably required for the performance of its tasks.
If you have any questions or interest in the DC please contact the DC by sending an email to email@example.com.
Marloes Resink (staff) – from Dec 2014 – secretary
Raahkee Ramaiya (staff) – from Aug 2016
Sylvia van Nisius (support staff) – from Aug 2016
Robbert van Elsberg (student) – from Dec 2014
Kislay Kanth (parent; children in PYP & MYP) – from Dec 2014
Alexandra Buytendijk (parent; children in PYP) – from Dec 2013
Roosmarijn de Boer (child in PYP ) – from Dec 2013 – chair
The DC started in December 2013. The founding members are: Lois Levett (office manager), Nicole Lamers (teacher PYP), Alexandra Buytendijk (parent PYP) and Roosmarijn de Boer (parent PYP & MYP). With the growth of the school the DC grew as well and so Marloes Resink (teacher PYP and MYP), Kislay Kanth (parent PYP & MYP) and Patricia Canning (parent MYP) joined.
Focus for 2016-2017
- training DC
- more communication with the community about what we do/did
- evaluation of the staff policy
- finalising of the articles of the DC
- yearly planning for subjects for the DC
- evaluation 2015/2016
- support staff policy
- parents in school policy
- budget field trip & schoolfee
- update from the head of school about the school, building & staff
- language policy