Getting to know you - Jessica Cappa
It’s that time of year, when people are preparing to leave, and Jessica, our International country representative, will be leaving Warsaw at the end of this academic year. Although, it’s not yet time to say “Goodbye” properly yet, we thought it would be a great chance to find out a bit more Jessica and the role she’s leaving Country Representative Coordinator.
Where would you call home?
Torino in Italy, where I was born and lived for most of my life, although Warsaw has been my second home during these last 4 years.
What languages can you speak?
Italian is my mother tongue, English, French, Spanish and a little Polish to survive!
What brought you to Warsaw and what was your journey to get here?
After a few years in Athens, my family and I moved back to Italy for more than ten years, where my son was attending an Italian school. Because of my partner’s job we decided to, yet again, go abroad and we moved to Warsaw. Once, here my son joined Year 10 at British School. He will end his school career this year, with IB exams soon approaching!
Where are you going next?
Next destination will be a real adventure: Accra, Ghana.
What will you miss most about Warsaw?
I will miss the tranquil and dynamic life here and most of all, everyone I have met and became friends with in the past four years.
What are your favourite places in Warsaw?
One of my favourite places in Warsaw is the Warsaw University Library and its roof garden. During spring time I also like strolling around the Łazienki Park with all the blossoming flowers.
What is your favourite thing to do with your family in Warsaw?
During weekends we like to taste different foods at all the lovely restaurants here in Warsaw and meet with friends.
When we first arrived we used to spend time visiting the city and its museums and cycling around Warsaw.
How did you get involved in the PTA?
Two years ago I read an advertisement on the TBS newsletter for the role of International Country Representatives. Because I was looking for something dealing with event organization, which was my previous job before moving to Warsaw, this seemed to me a great opportunity. Moreover, I also had the chance to directly support the PTA.
What is the best thing about volunteering with the PTA?
Meeting people from the school and getting involved in school events during the year.
What have you enjoyed most about your role as Country Representative Coordinator?
Organising the International Fair Event. This year more than 30 countries have been represented by parents of the school with wonderful stands and delicious food!
What would you say to somebody thinking about volunteering for the PTA?
It has been a fantastic experience which I would highly recommend. It is an involving opportunity to support the PTA and the school, as well as making new friends.
Any last words?
If you have the possibility to join the fantastic world of the PTA and take on the amazing role of International Country Representative, you should go for it!