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Verdala International School Parent-Staff Organisation

The VPSO covers both the traditional VIS events/fundraising role and a more formal role within the School's governance structure with the aim of tapping into our community resources and encouraging parent and staff engagement with all aspects of school-life.

Aims:

To support the governance of the School through: 

    • Advocating the School's values, mission and educational philosophy.
    • Promoting close co-operation and communication between the School Leadership, teachers/staff and parents.
    • Encouraging parent involvement in the School's governance.

To enhance relations and foster links across the School community through: 

    • Organising social events. 
    • Welcoming new parents and community members.
    • Supporting school events and activities.

To raise funds for School activities / resources through various events.

To act as a parent representational body by:

    • Bringing general and specific school issues to the attention of the School through the appropriate channels.
    • Advising and guiding parents on the correct procedures for raising individual and classroom/educational issues with the School.

Membership:

    • Each Cohort has class parents who contribute to the make-up of the VPSO.
    • Additional Volunteers are always welcome and much needed for supporting school events.
    • Staff Representation ensures there is successful collaboration with all school events/activities

Examples of VPSO supported events:

New Family support & gatherings, School Sports Days, School Performances, Raising funds for school trips and Sports kit, Nationality Meet-Ups, Coffee Mornings for cohorts, Halloween event, Winter Festival, International Night, and Collections to thank Staff.