It’s time to start the PSA Elections again. We thank the parents who applied and showed interest in becoming part of the February 2014 – February 2015 Parent School Association. The Deadline is now due and no more applications should be filled. We will announce the date of the elections which will take place for the American Elementary section only as it is the only section which has two interested candidates.
2014/2015 prospective PSA Members:
Early Years Representatives:
Ms. Noha Abou Sitta
Key Stage 2 / Elementary School:
Ms. Soha El Ogail (KS2 representative)
Ms. Amira Sherief (Elementary representative)
Ms. Nada Abou Ragheb (Elementary representative)
Key Stage 3 / Middle School:
Ms. Aya Amir Nassef (KS3 representative)
Ms. Amira Ahmed Nour (Middle School representative)
Key Stage 4/5 / High School:
Ms. Manal Olama (KS4/5 representative)
Ms. Hanan Mahmoud Tolba (High School representative)
Please take the time to check out our prospective PSA members’ profiles on the links below…
How the PSA works………(Parent School Association)
Who is on the committee of the Parent School Association?
The Association is made up of 15 parents, teachers and managers. Each part of the school has two parents’ representatives then there are two teachers, the two Head Teachers and three Directors.
What does the PSA do?
The main aims of the PSA are to contribute to the development and improvement of all aspects of school life (academic, moral values, sports, culture, extracurricular activities, equipment and organization) and to ensure good relations between parents and the school.
The committee holds a monthly meeting. Both the parent and school members will use these meetings to exchange information and ideas. Parent members are also there to listen to other parents in their child’s section of the school and represent their concerns and inquiries when necessary, and also represent the school to parents and make sure they have clear and accurate information.
How is the PSA managed?
By a constitution which you can find on our website. Parents and teachers will elect the chairperson, secretary and treasurer.
What will the parent committee members do?
Parent members will be involved in understanding and supporting the school. Their opinions and advice will be listened to as part of our school improvement process. Parent members will help in a variety of ways:
• By encouraging the parent/school partnership for educating the children.
• By talking to other parents and encouraging them to work with us if they have worries or difficulties.
• By finding and encouraging parents to be involved in big and small school activities.
• By helping to run parenting workshops.
• By bringing more serious parent concerns to the school management.
• By co-opting ‘experts’ that can advise the school.
• By chairing sub-committees to work on specific projects.
• By doing ‘fun stuff’ for parents and children and fund-raising for special projects.
How do parent members communicate with ‘their’ parents?
Parent members will have an El Alsson email box and the group emails of parents in their section of the school.
How are the elections run?
The first elections will take place this March 2014, on-line. The program we are using is called ‘Election Buddy’.
You can vote with the email address you have given us and both parents may vote. The software only allows you to vote for the section your child is in, and you can only vote once. If you have not given us an email address or it has changed or is not up to date, please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org saying ‘this is my email’ with your name and your child’s name and class. We will put it into our system.
Please contact us on email@example.com , phone or drop in if you have any questions. We are very keen to make this work and set up a good association.