Quite a number of parents are actively involved in the school through the PTA. Its aim is to support the interests of the students and their parents or guardians and promotes contact between everyone at International School Hilversum - students, parents, teachers and staff.
The Ouderraad (the Board of the PTA) aims to advise the parent representatives in the DMR (Deelmedezeggeschapsraad or Works committee) and the school management, providing a forum in which issues regarding students, parents and the whole school can be discussed, seeking appropriate solutions in consultation with all parties involved. The Ouderraad meetings are public and generally take place every last Tuesday of the month at 8:00pm in the Mediatheek.
The PTA Social Committee organizes social events and fundraising activities in the school and helps families who recently moved to The Netherlands to feel welcomed and at home. The International Fair in spring is a popular event on the International School Hilversum’s annual calendar and this is organised by the PTA.
The PTA has its own website which provides more information, a calendar of forthcoming events, and the correct route for contacting a PTA member. The website is www.ptaish.nl