PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)
All parents, guardians, teachers and assistant teachers at Isamilo International School Mwanza are members of the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), which facilitates community and communication among the parents and teachers and raises money to support causes within the school. The PTA Constitution is available upon request from the Chairperson or the Secretary.
The PTA meets throughout the school year ) to discuss matters pertaining to the school. The meetings alternate between a weekday evening and a Saturday morning to allow as many parents as possible to be involved.
Minutes for the meetings are made available in the parents’ WhatsApp broadcast list and in hard copy form upon request (some small fee to cover expenses may be requested).
The 2021-22 PTA Board was elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in June 2021. Th
Chairperson – Leisha Otieno
Vice Chairperson – Roxanne Wright
Secretary – Stephen Veryser
Treasurer – Sameena Murtaza
Teacher reps – Emily Dodd (Primary), Roxanne Wright (Secondary)
SMT reps – John Banks (Head of Secondary), Mercy Mulwa (Head of Primary), Keneth Mapunda (Operations Manager)
One of the functions of the PTA is to raise money to support various aspects of school life. This is primarily done through selling snacks at school events, or, in past years, by doing a fundraising banquet.
One of the main expenditures for the PTA is support for IISM students who need financial assistance to attend school trips. Parents may apply on behalf of their student once per school year, using the Bursary form, available from the PTA Secretary or Chairperson. Bursary requests are evaluated by the PTA Board and should not exceed 50% of the trip cost.
From time to time, a teacher may make a request to support a resource or event which is not included in the school budget. These requests may be made directly to the PTA Board, which will decide if the item can be supported and if special fundraising may be required to do so. Larger requests will be referred to the full PTA for a vote at the next meeting.