Parents & PSG
Harbour International’s MR (School Board)
The medezeggenschapsraad (MR) is a legal obligation of each school. It consists of four parents and four members of staff from the International and Bilingual Departments. Parents are elected onto the board by the other parents. The MR advises the Gemeente Rotterdam on various matters concerning the primary school and helps define and formulate school policy. Meetings take place periodically and are in the newsletter. There is an open discussion for the first half hour and any parent is free to attend this part of the meeting. The meetings are conducted in English.
Parents are an essential part of the school. They are regularly asked to help out and our teachers appreciate it very much. Parents are required for each school trip according to the class size and age of the children. Each group has a contact parent whose job it is to help new parents and the classroom teacher.
Parents’ Support Group (PSG)
The Parents’ Support Group (PSG) supports the school in fundraising activities and assists in encouraging parents to help out with special events within the school. This is an ideal opportunity for parents to participate and become a member of our special community. Regular meetings are organised and special events such as Valentine’s day are organised by this group, often in collaboration with the Students Council. Our school library also regularly looks for volunteers to help out sort the books and/or help run the library.
Please send an email to Veronique (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in joining the PSG.