Who is the PTG (Parent Teacher Group)
The PTG is you – the entire parent and teacher community. The aim of the PTG is to work together for the common good of our student body, and to foster goodwill and clear communication among parents, teachers, and students. The PTG is managed and represented by the PTG Committee, elected at the end of every school year at the AGM.
The PTG Committee, currently comprised of 10 members, meets once a month to discuss issues that have been raised by parents, teachers, or students – and to plan and organize school-wide events such as International Day or Fun Day (renamed Community Day in 2017).
Every four to six weeks, a PTG meeting is held for all interested parents. The PTG meeting serves the purpose of sharing information, raising concerns from either group, and discussing future plans. At the PTG meeting, Mr Paul gives a general update on school issues. Other speakers – either students or teachers – may give a brief update on specific events that are of interest to the wider school community. The PTG meeting is an opportunity for parents to raise issues they are concerned about – or to let us know what they are pleased with and would like to see more of!
What does the PTG do?
Apart from helping to plan whole school events, the PTG also works for the good of the school community including:
Welcoming new families
Fundraising activities (e.g. Fun Day)
Social events for parents and teachers (e.g. Community Sports Day)
Discussion groups for parents and teachers (e.g. coffee mornings)
Specifically, during the school year 2016-17, the PTG helped to plan and organize:
International Day – national costumes and delicious, home-cooked national fare from 25 countries;
Christmas Fair – gift and fundraising stalls and food vendors
Fun Day; renamed Community Day in 2017 out of respect during Thailand’s period of mourning;
Community Sports Day (for parents and teachers)
Summer Party (for parents and teachers)
Funds raised by the PTG are given back to the school community, often to support certain student activities or fundraising that help to foster a sense of community and teamwork. For more information, STA parents can log into PTG section on Moodle.
Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have comments or would like to get involved!