At International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) in Vietnam, parents are encouraged to participate in school life in a variety of capacities. Parental involvement takes many forms: from ensuring that each child is properly prepared for classes each day and demonstrating an active interest in their education, to being involved in the various events and activities that are organised each year.
The Parent Teacher Organisation (PTO) is another way of actively participating in school life. The PTO, comprising both elected parent representatives and school appointees, supports the school in many ways and organizes three major events every year – Celebration of Cultures, International Festival and the Family Fun Night.
Parents are also encouraged to volunteer to participate formally as Classroom Support Parents or Cultural Representatives. These groups allow parents to participate in certain school activities, giving a method for parents to provide direct assistance and be actively involved in daily school life. The PTO also supports to welcome new families, ensuring the transition to ISHCMC is an enjoyable and pleasant one. If you are interested in becoming involved, or just want to know more about the program, please send an email to PTO@ishcmc.edu.vn.
The PTO is committed to supporting the Teachers, Parents and Students through social and education activities and improving a forum for the ideas and concerns of its members within an intercultural community.
Membership is open to all parents/guardians of current ISHCMC students and to all current teachers at ISHCMC
President - Rebecca Taylor
Vice President - Maya Raz
Secretary - Larissa Harwood
Treasurer - Mirjam Meidinger
Cultural Representative Coordinator – Makiko Yamashita
Classroom Parent Representative Coordinator - Michelle Preston
Classroom Parent Representative Coordinator - Simone Fitzgerald
Newcomers Representative - Anjana Gomes
Newcomers Representative - Hila Smith
Rhino Hut Booster Club - Line Busk Stehr
Rhino Hut Booster Club and Canteen Committee - Annette Axelsen
Saturday Sports - Trina Fryer
Saturday Sports - Kerry Urlich