Volunteer Groups

The PTA consists of many volunteers who run a variety of different groups for the RISS community:

Parents Welcome

We are fortunate at RISS to welcome so many families into our school community from all over the globe throughout the school year! RISS parents Welcome Group is a place for parents new to Riss to connect with parents who have been here a bit longer.

Please join us for coffee and refreshments. We can chat, get to know one another, learn from each other, and continue to build our growing RISS community.

When: every other Tuesday mornings from 9:30 -11:00 am (calendar will be available at the beginning of the next school year)
Where: Senior campus, room 2.04
More information or sign up: PTA@wolfert.nl

Dutch Conversation

Language and culture is what builds communities and as Dutch speaking RISS parents we want to welcome everybody who is interested in practicing Dutch while learning more about the Dutch culture.

It is not a Dutch language course so your level of Dutch does not matter. Especially because there is a beginners and an advanced group. We talk about day to day subjects or problems you encounter with the Dutch languages in your daily life in the Netherlands. 

When: Wednesday mornings from 9:00 -10:30 am
Where: Senior campus
Who: everybody who wants to practice their conversational skills of the Dutch language in an informal environment.
How: speaking, listening and reading in a foreign language familiarise you to comprehend day-to-day information. It’s also a great support to previous languages courses you may have taken.
Cost: Free
For more information or to sign up: PTA@wolfert.nl 

Culture Group

A small but active RISS culture group has formed among PTA enthusiasts. Every month several RISS parents get together to explore not only Rotterdam but also typical Dutch cultural events. If you are new to the city or even when you have been here for a while but would like to discover new places, consider joining the RISS Culture Club for one of the outings!

Costs: you buy your own ticket to the event and the PTA will treat on coffee afterwards.
For more information or to sign up: PTA@wolfert.nl 

Yoga

Wondered what yoga is all about? Come learn the essentials in a series of 5 consequent Friday mornings and establish your foundations in a light-hearted approach led by well experienced, duly qualified international Yoga teacher and fellow RISS parent Mathilda.

Dates: To be announced for 2018-2019
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Location: Drama room
Energy exchange: € 25 or 5 classes, sign up required.

For more information and to sign up please contact Mathilda.

Parent Talk

The PTA is reaching beyond the community spirit and wants to support a parenting course. Parentalk, the Teenage Years will be given by Melanie du Preez. The parenting course covers vital topics for parents of teenagers. During this course you will get the chance to increase your skills and confidence as a parent and discover practical tools to make your relationship with your teenager even better.

The course is 6 weeks, each session lasts approximately 2 hours. There is no charge for participating in Parentalk however a 5 euro contribution is asked to cover the costs of the binder and materials that are handed out. Melanie has organised Parentalk at The Blijberg and the feedback has been extremely positive. School leadership is aware of this initiative and is willing to provide a room at school where the group can meet. For more information please contact Melanie.