Parent participation is welcomed on many levels at the 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.
At ISUtrecht parent participation and engagement is key to creating a strong family-friendly community. The Parent Support Group planning committee is at the heart of the ISUtrecht community. As parent volunteers we organise over 40 events per year ranging from international coffee mornings, parent social events and out of school student events. We also support the ISUtrecht with festive celebrations and the annual celebration of the arts (ArtBurst).
The PSG has recently initiated a parents’ learning lab, an opportunity for parents to acquire new skills. We also collated an after school activities (ASA) database and are currently exploring ways of how we can further our involvement with social responsibility. We are always looking for fresh ideas so if you are keen to see who we are, how we are structured and whether we have any current vacancies click here.
For the individual family, we offer a number of initiatives to help effective communication across the school and aid a smooth and welcoming transition for new parents.
New Parent Connectors (NPC)
The New Parent Connectors are volunteer parents who are keen to meet new families, share their knowledge and help parents settle and find their way around The Netherlands and ISUtrecht. New families are connected to NPC’s who share a common language and culture.If you want to get connected with your NPC, please fill in this form. To find out more, please email NPC@isutrecht.nl.
Primary class parent representative & class volunteers
Each class has at least one parent who will liaise closely with the class teacher and the PSG throughout the year and communicate with the wider class parent population.
Activities for the general class volunteer can range between guided reading, accompanying field or class excursions, class decorations, crafting, festivity planning and generally require multiple parents. These activities are a fantastic way to get engaged with your child’s class, get to know the other students and meet other parents. Speak directly to your class teacher for more information.
To keep up to date with all activities the PSG is organising, please sign up for the PSG Newsletter, which will be send out regularly.
You can reach the PSG via email: