Parent Teacher Association
The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) is an active group of engaged parents and staff working together with students to achieve shared objectives:
- build a sense of community and helping new families to integrate
- fundraise for charity
- support and help achieve the school’s mission and values
The PTA is organised into committees, each with specific roles and responsibilities:
Charity Committee: manages the relationship between the PTA charity partners; liaises with all other committees to coordinate fundraising efforts; supports student initiatives.
Welcome & Community Building: plans and organises all PTA events by collaborating with the working groups; collaborates with student representatives and supports their relevant initiatives; welcomes families new to the school. Liaises with the other committees to make sure that all events are sustainable, includes options for fundraising and includes the international community.
Parents for the Planet Committee: Collaborates with the School and the student Eco Councils to develop and strengthen RIS Rome's commitment to being an Eco School; promotes and helps coordinate up-cycling and recycling throughout the school; supports teachers in organising experts/guests talks.
International Committee: aims to foster a strong and supportive, inclusive, international school community that benefits students, families, and teachers. Aims to promote cross-cultural understanding, networking opportunities among families, language support, and many other aims.
Parent Reps Committee: Each class in RIS elects a Parent Representative who acts as an intermediary between the school and families. Parent Reps are part of the PTA and guarantee smooth communication between the PTA and all the RIS families.
Steering Committee: guarantees that the PTA is run correctly; organises regular PTA meetings; creates the calendar of events and leads the organisation acting as the main link between the PTA and the School.
Fundraising is important to our community and we support a number of national and international initiatives.
Meetings are held regularly and dedicated committees are established throughout the year. Students are often directly involved and participate in all PTA Charity projects. Examples of previous PTA Charity initiatives include the Rome IB Schools for Hunger Run, the Operation Smile Olympics and Rome Marathon.
In 2023, the Charity Committee looks forward to participating with Globeducate schools across the world to support the relief efforts in Morocco, and supports Amani Education For All.
Parents for the Planet Committee
Parents for the Planet (PfP) along with the School’s Eco Council aims to promote sustainability and environmental awareness in our community.
We believe that RIS, as an Eco School can do even more to support a sustainable planet. For example, uniforms, books, toys, and clothes should be recycled, the school should be plastic free and food should not be wasted.
Furthermore, the involvement of all families is fundamental not only to increase the overall school sustainability, but, more importantly, to pass these values on to our students (our future) in a seamless manner between school and home.