The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) plays an important and active role in the partnership between school, students and parents. We provide both a platform for parents who are interested in being active members of our community as well as offering support that will help you settle into this new environment.

Community building is an important part of the PTA activities. By organising social and cultural events at school we not only broaden the educational experience of our children but also provide an opportunity for parents to socialise with other families. The International Food Festival and The Wine and Cheese Evening are just a few example of the annual events we organise to strengthen our community.

One of the key elements to a good start in a new country is a social network and to be able to share experiences and information. Through different activities we offer several ways to other RISS parents and to help you get settled in the Netherlands and Rotterdam. We host; the Welcoming Coffee every two weeks, a weekly Dutch Conversation group and a variety of other activities. The activities we offer depend on the different parents who offer their time and expertise.

The PTA meets once a month, our meetings are open to all parents and staff. The meetings are informal and parents are encouraged to communicate their views and share their concerns about school life. The presence of parents gives the PTA the opportunity to consult as many parents as possible on issues that affect our children. Issues raised at these meetings are taken seriously by the school management as we all value the importance of building a strong community together.

The PTA elects a board consisting of a chairperson, secretary and treasurer from our midst. Supporting the board PTA volunteers organise a variety of committees, usually around specific events or activities. For more information on the upcoming events please consult the calendar.

If you are interested please check the calendar for the next PTA meeting or contact us directly via: