Parent community


The Parents' Organisation Executive Committee (POEC) for 2016-17

Welcome to the Parents' Organisation

Parents of all children at the British School of Amsterdam are automatically members of the Parents' Organisation, and we would very much like to encourage you all to be active members.

We aim to create a school community where parents can play an integral and valued role. It could be via activities within your child's class, an interest you share with other parents or as part of a cultural community within the school. Parents are welcome to attend all school events, volunteer at any opportunity or actively help the Parents' Organisation with its current objective. Ideas of how to volunteer are frequently mentioned in the weekly newsletter.

The Executive Committee that runs the Parents' Organisation (POEC) meets weekly. Suggestions or ideas you have and would like to be heard and discussed can be sent to poec@britams.nl. In addition, if you have any questions about how the Parents' Organisation functions within the school community, ideas or support for events, or are wondering how to get involved, please email us. We very much welcome and appreciate your input.

We aim to provide the platform not only to help parents find a supportive and fun community within the school, but also to enable our children to reach their potential, as research shows that parents are a valuable asset to promoting student success. We understand that not all parents will be able to give their time due to other commitments but any ideas or support throughout the school year is very much valued.

It is your contribution that will enhance the quality of the Parents' Organisation and it is our role to represent you as parents within the strategic leadership of the school. We aim to make the school a successful and friendly environment for everyone to flourish.

The Parents' Organisation Executive Committee (POEC) for 2016/17 is:
Helen Pink (Chair), Victoria Vergnion-Detiger (Secretary and International Community), Alexis Kelly (Finance), Amy Stephens (Class parents), Emily Williams (Interest groups), Tamar Geva (Building project), Madhavi Sathe (Events), Jacqueline Rusink (Events and coffee mornings), Sara Hildebrand (Events) and Kristin Block (Events).

We look forward to meeting you!

Helen Pink

Chair of the Parents' Organisation Executive Committee
poec@britams.nl

"Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together", Paul Ryan