‘As well as a feeling of giving back to the school, joining the PTA has given me a good way to meet other parents, learn more about how the school works and feel connected to what’s on.’

- Parent of first-grader

The PTA is run by parents who volunteer their time to support the school. We each have one or more children at the school, from grades one to nine. We also have two teachers (one from PYP and one from MYP) involved who represents the needs of Ressu staff and we work closely with the school principal.


At the start of each new school year a new PTA is formed at the Annual General Meeting from anyone who would like to volunteer. We then nominate a Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, and Communications person. It’s also important to have several other regular members. No special skills are required and it’s easy to learn as you go.


While our guidelines mean board members can’t serve for more than two years in a row, the board of the previous year works closely with the newly elected group, supporting them with feedback and guidance as needed.

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