PTG Committee 2019/20
(back row, l-r): Vilai S. Ngow, Axel Foellmer (Treasurer), Ann Peenen (Secretary), Sarah Krieg, Anja Blondin, Tammy Schneider, Nik Sachdev (front row, l-r): Tina Hirschbuehl (Chair), Diana Sangharat, Mi Jin Hong, Mike Chetter.
Missing from this group photo: Jamie Wong
Who is the PTG (Parent Teacher Group)
Our mission is to work together for the common good of our student body, and to foster goodwill and clear communication among parents, teachers, and students. As a parent, you are automatically a member of the PTG as soon as you join the school. The PTG is managed and represented by the PTG Committee, which is elected at the end of every school year at the AGM. The Committee currently consists of three Officers (Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary) and nine other members. A wide range of school years is represented on the Committee, from Primary through High School, ensuring that diverse interests are taken into account.
The PTG Committee meets at least 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.
At regular intervals, 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
- Social events for parents and teachers (e.g. Friday Night Drinks at the end of each Term)
- Discussion groups for parents and teachers (e.g. Coffee and Chat mornings)
We help 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 (our biggest fundraising activity);
- 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. We also promote sustainability (e.g. second-hand uniform sale) and donate to charity (e.g. uniforms4good).
Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have comments or would like to get involved!