ISH Community

Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)

“We connect, we communicate, we contribute.”

We would like to extend a warm welcome to the ISH Community from the PTSA (Parents, Teachers & Students Association)

The PTSA is an association of all parents or caregivers, students and teachers whose mission is to create an inclusive well-informed community in which all families are welcome and encouraged to participate.

We are a group of parents, teachers and one student representative from ISH who meet on a regular basis to organise events to bring the school community together.

The PTSA is committed to key ISH community principles:

We assume good intent and are non-judgemental.
We focus our time on the activities that have the biggest positive impact on the community.
We place value on building positive relationships that enable us to support the school mission.
We welcome everyone, respect differences and are open to a wide range of viewpoints.
We keep everyone informed.

We connect.
We communicate.
We contribute.

PTSA Executive Committee

Carolina Berardone

Hiroko Ishii
Vice Chair

Patricia García

Marie Pidoux
Primary Parent Coordinator

Grace Sherwood

Victor Alonso
Primary School

Andrew Taggart
Secondary School

Role of PTSA at ISH

Bringing together the school community
Organising events and community initiatives
Raising funds to support ISH activities
Coordinating Room Parents (Primary) and Parent Coordinators (Secondary)
The PTSA chair represents the interests of the PTSA and the ISH community on the School Board of Directors as a non-voting member

The PTSA organises several events throughout the year to bring the ISH community together. To name a few, we organise:
● International Food Fair
● Garage Sale
● Welcome coffee mornings for new parents
● International Cultural Day
● Teacher’s Appreciation Day
● End of Year presents for Teachers and staff
● Family Fun Day
● World Book Week

PTSA Initiatives

The PTSA is proud to announce their continued funding of the project “One World, Many Stories”. Last year the PTSA donated $2670 to the school library.

Already the PTSA is working with Ms Miya, our school librarian to continue supporting the school library. Over the next few months, we will keep you updated with the purchasing and then the arrival of all this great new reading material!

We also founded “One World Many Stories” donating books for the library for the last seven years.

Supportint ISH

If you want to contribute to create a caring and successful community, please get involved! You can come and contribute to school life by:

  • Becoming a volunteer of the PTSA
  • Becoming a Room Parent or Parent coordinator for your child’s class. *Please consider participating. It is an important role for the community and especially for your children
  • Participating at the forthcoming PTSA events
  • Sharing your knowledge and experiences with the rest of the community.

Need more information or just want to help?

The PTSA Executive committee meets once a month. Please do not hesitate to share with the PTSA any topic you may want us to discuss.

For information on upcoming events organized by the PTSA please see our monthly published newsletter.

If you would like to be involved in the PTSA or would like to contact us, please email us at or leave a message with reception at either the Calle 18 or Calle 22 campuses.