Q: What kind of organization is the PTA?
A: “PTA” stands for Parent Teacher Association, and follows the principles of Collaboration, Commitment, Diversity, and Accountability. The purpose of the organization is to build up and promote communication between parents and the kindergarten, as well as amongst parents, so that we can work together to help the kindergarten improve in various perspectives, building up a community spirit so that the children can grow into international citizens of confidence, respect, self-improvement and independence.
Q: What is the structure of PTA?
A: The PTA has an executive committee, consisting of a chairman, vice chairman, and other committee members. The mission of the Executive Committee is to assist and coordinate the work of parent representatives and parent working groups. The executive committee communicates regularly with the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and assists with kindergarten improvement where possible.
Q: What do parent volunteers do? Do volunteers have to participant in each activity?
A: Volunteer participation is crucial for PTA activities and working groups, but there is no requirement for volunteers to participate in each activity or working group. We understand that everyone has to balance family and work, so we will issue notice ahead of time for each activity and recruit volunteers specifically for those activities. There is no mandatory obligation and it is not a long-term commitment. We appreciate your participation as well as your attention, which encourages us a lot!
Q: I have comments for kindergarten education, can I raise such comments through the PTA?
A: BIK is a professional education institution which has its own educational system and philosophies. These educational systems and concepts are based on long-term study by professional educators and are the accumulation of experience. It is quite possible that these systems and concepts are not 100% consistent with that of some parents. In such scenarios, we suggest parents to communicate with BIK Educational Leadership directly. As for group opinions on education, we can help by passing on such opinions to the kindergarten.
Q: I have comments on items other than education, can I raise such comments through the PTA?
A: We welcome all group opinions and suggestions. We deliver group opinions to relevant BIK department and coordinate and assist in order to generate solutions. Please understand that due to the limitation of the PTA’s working scope as well as our capability, we cannot resolve every problem. However, we will endeavor ourselves to resolve your concerns. Additionally, the PTA will focus on its own duties when working with kindergarten management.