At the beginning of the school year, one or two parents are elected in each class to represent the parents of the class. The Class Reps gather common concerns, ideas and questions from the parents (points only relevant for one child or a particular teacher, should first be discussed directly between the involved parent and the (class)teacher, then the assistant deputy director or deputy director).
The Class Reps meet quarterly with the Parents' Association (PA) to discuss relevant issues from their classes. PA has separate meetings with Primary (including Nursery) and Secondary Class Reps. We invite the Deputy Directors to join a part of the meetings. Issues or ideas that are relevant to multiple classes, could be brought to the Educational Councils.
Class Representatives are critical in enabling parents, and the Parents’ Association to communicate effectively throughout the year. Each class should have 1 or 2 parent Class Reps.
The Class Reps are elected by class parents at the parent welcome meeting at the beginning of the school year. If you would like to volunteer to be the class rep of your child’s class, please put yourself forward in the meeting.
The role of Class Rep involves:
- Enabling communication between the PA and your class parents.
- Representing your class parents in the class rep meetings - by bringing the common concerns, ideas, and questions forward (points only relevant for one child or a particular teacher, should first be discussed directly between the involved parent and the (class)teacher, then the assistant deputy director or deputy director).
- Meeting with the Parents' Association (PA) in the quarterly class rep meeting to discuss relevant issues from your class.
- Liaising with teacher to organise parent help for class trips and events (mainly Primary).
- Managing your class contact details list.
- Admin for your class "WhatsApp" group, if desired.
- Christmas and end of year class gift for teacher, if desired.
Welcoming new families to the class.