Developing a partnership with parents is not only extremely important to us, we believe it is also beneficial to student learning. Open and on-going communication with parents is one of our top priorities, and there are many opportunities for parents to be involved at our school - and in their child’s learning.
ISA has a parents’ group known as the PTFA (Parent, Teachers and Friends Association). The group meets regularly and works with the school to support events such as Red Nose Day, International Week, Sports Day, etc. We encourage a thriving PTFA at ISA and see this as an important avenue for strengthening the home-school partnership. The PTFA supports us in helping to run and organise a variety of school and social events for our students and their families at key times throughout the year and in so doing, raise funds for any special ‘extras’ that could enhance the lives of all our students e.g.playground equipment and outside toys.
Whether helping us to plan major events like plays, concerts and performances, assisting teachers in the classroom, sewing costumes or helping to build scenery or props, volunteering can make a very real difference to a student’s overall experience at our school, and provides just one more avenue for parents to make a connection with their children’s learning environment.