The International Preparatory School provides parents with the opportunity, through the Parent Advisory Council (PAC), to assume an advisory role in the school. Parents’ voices are a tremendous value to IPS and they offer a wealth of ideas and support in the challenges that face all schools. The PAC is a collective voice of parents who are members of the Parent Association (PA) and are the recognized Class Parent Representatives for each respective year level. The PAC may advise the Head of School respecting any matter relating to the school other than matters assigned to the Head of School, e.g. recruitment. Any discussions that take place at PAC meetings will be strictly in accordance with and in the spirit of, IPS’s Guiding Statements.
The objectives of the PAC are to:
- To ensure there is open dialogue between the Head of School (HOS) and parents in relation to the school and its activities.
- To increase two-way communication between HOS and parents.
- To jointly develop creative solutions to our most pressing needs.
- Provide an opportunity for the school administration to share and explain new policies.
- To work to ensure that issues are resolved through due process. The role of PAC members The IPS PAC is a forum within the school community to discuss matters affecting the school and the education of the students. The IPS PAC strives to represent the diversity within the community and contribute to the benefit of all students by:
- Openly discussing parents’ concerns and aspirations for IPS
- Providing opportunities to share and inform parents about IPS
- Involving parents in volunteer activities
- Representing the IPS parent community during visits by our accrediting bodies, IB and CIS Members should
- Liaise with the Class Representatives of their year level
- Collect ideas, suggestions, concerns from their year level and inform the Head of School such that these points are added to the meeting agenda