Twenty inspired and enthusiastic parents founded the ACS (International) PSP when the school first opened its doors in 2005. The first Exco members hosted the visiting students and teachers from a South African high school just three weeks after their first meeting.
PSP has since had more than 100 Exco meetings which the Principal and VPs also attend. This forum is valued by the SLT as an avenue to seek parent feedback on a range of topics, and to receive feedback on any issue or aspect of school life. The parents in return value the close-door contact session with the SLT each month. PSP has given parents the opportunity to provide their unique perspective and contribute in many meaningful ways.
PSP coffee mornings, dialogue sessions with the Principal and workshops on topics such as cyber-bullying and parent support groups have provided opportunities for parents to share experiences and provide valuable feedback. Parent bonding activities, usually involving food, have allowed fellow parents to get to know each other better and forge friendships, while the Parents’ Prayer Group offers fellowship and support through prayer.
The popular Cookery Club CCA stands out as a great example of parent involvement. The sessions are taught by parent volunteers, each of whom has brought their unique culinary skills to the kitchen. PSP has also organised and supported other events which are now cherished parts of the annual school calendar including the Back to School Party, the International Day lunch and the Teachers’ Day Lunch.
Over the years, countless parents have committed to volunteering their time, ideas and resources to PSP. The school is grateful to each and every one of them for their contributions to the ACS (International) family.