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Welcome to the ISGR PTA Blog!

With this new initiative, we now offer our members a more knowledgeable and accessible information about our missions and goals. It is also the place where you can find what the PTA has to offer during the school year and how you can contribute by being an active member and joining the PTA Team. Go through all the pages: maybe you did not know how fun  it is  to belong to our groups or how rewarding it is to  contribute to the well being of the ISGR community. You are part of the action: the PTA  provides a  forum  for people interested in school and local life, and it supports  parents, teachers and staff who want to be actors of the progress for our children by exchanging new ideas and funding new projects. And of course, you can  always  count on PTA other members to facilitate your integration at ISGR and in Gothenburg, Sweden. Whether you are from Sweden or abroad, if you are a parent/guardian of a child at ISGR or working at ISGR, you are automatically a membe
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 Hello ISGR Parents and Teachers, It has been one year now that the pandemic has struck the world. Hopefully the vaccines will put us back to normal for the next school year.  If you are new to school, our Facebook page is the best way to create links with our community. Ask to join (ISGR PTA) and introduce yourself. Contact welcoming persons and chat or set up a time for a fika. Support your kids to invite classmates so you get in closer contact with their parents. Most our activities are cancelled. Still, small groups are meeting on a regular basis. Contact a few people and invite them for a walk or an outdoor fika. Do not stay home alone. There are plenty of other communities in Gothenburg that you can also join. They have been our partners along the way by offering us free counseling or workshops. Here is how to find them: đŸ’œ To help you settle smoothly and get to know your new environment better, Expateos invites newcomers to take part in activities or gives support for your reloc

The Parent Teacher Association: a good place to stay active and socialize

 Hi PTA members! How was your day today? Well, it's fall. The days are getting shorter, the weather colder and the sun is hiding most days. Hopefully, thanks to our great community, you will be able to meet other parents, do activities, share information and stay in good shape. Some of you might even want to get more active at school and for our international community, as you are less busy or look for a new project to start for the winter time. But maybe you feel uncomfortable asking, you do not know who to contact, or are not sure how you can help. Here are some answers: This year, the PTA communicates mainly with a WhatsApp group for the more administrative and organisational part. Active members meet from time to time to discuss about the funding of projects, the activities we should put in place, our communication tools, our link with school, etc Those meetings are informal and are meant to keep everyone informed about what is happening. The Parent Teacher Association is not a

Workshops for ISGR parents: a time to meet and learn.

This year, with all the events cancelled, we still want the parents to meet on special occasions and share their ideas, feelings, skills and passions. Learn from each other is very important and the PTA wants to be the motor of a series of workshops where everyone can find interest. Our first workshop will be held on Monday 5 October at 10.00 am at the Football Club, Guldheden Campus, behind the football pitch. Meet Jayne Nakata for a revitalising workshop that will open up new ideas and opportunities to you. You will have some rousing discussions, learn new ideas and ways of thinking that will help you make your time in Gothenburg better than you ever imagined despite the Covid virus. So are you in ? Register at    jayne@jaynenakata.com                              

Welcome to a new school year at ISGR!

We are ready! Yes 2020 is not like any other year but the PTA looks forward to continuing some of its missions this new school year. So what did we learn so far about the situation with Covid-19 and what to expect this year - unless it changes for better - regarding PTA activities? The rule is no gatherings of more than 50 people and school will continue to do as much online meetings as possible to reduce contact. It means that sadly we cannot hold any event like the Welcoming Breakfast, the Family Day or even the Winter  Bazaar.   We still want to do as much as we can to welcome new parents. There are 143 new students, meaning a lot of new families joined ISGR. There will be an orientation tour on August 21st and if more people are interested on Tuesday 25 August. Information will be advertised during the online welcoming session held by school no Monday 20 and also on Managebac. During this tour, PTA active members will share a lot of useful information with newcomers about living in

After School Activities 2020/20201

Another school year is nearly ready to start!  If you are looking for activities for your child, please join our Facebook group dedicated to after school activities :  https://www.facebook.com/groups/962963134142341/ Other activities will be open for registration soon. After school sports activities are open for registration.   You can find the up to date schedule, locations and how to join here at ISGR Sports Club:   https://www.isgrsportsclub.se/ Sports include: Mondays: Football  (Girls – Grades 3-5) 16:00-17:00 Monday Football  (Boys - Grades 3-5) 16:00-17:00 Tuesdays: Basketball  (Grades 4-5) 16:00-17:00   Tuesday   Football  (Grades 6-9) 16:00-17:00 Wednesdays:  Track & Field  (Grades 5-8) 16:00-17:00 Basketball  (Grades 6-10) 16:00-17:00 in Landala Sports Hall.  Thursdays: Dance  (Grades 1-3) 15:00-16:00   Kids   Football  (Grades 1-2) 16:00-17:00 Cricket  (Grades 5-10) 16:00-17:00  Fridays: Innebandy  (Grades 4-7) 16:00-17:00  Dance  (Grades 4-8)  16:00-17:00  Saturdays: Fa

Get ready for a new school year: JOIN THE PTA BOARD NOW!

This is a message from Laurence Herpelinck, Coordinator of the PTA team Hello dear PTA members.  Time flies and it will be the last year for my last child Nathan to attend ISGR from September 2020. If we want the PTA to continue, we need to have a new coordinator (PrĂ©sident officially) as I will not take that role again next school year, just continuing walking activities and after school STEAM Club. BUT I will be happy to teach someone or a group of people throughout the year about the missions it involves and how to contribute to creating a nice  community spirit at ISGR while working together with school teachers and staff. Some of our present Board members will continue their missions and will be supporting and helping the new team throughout the year 20-21. This is a great opportunity so do not miss it, even if it is a voluntary part-time mission, it is a very rewarding one. Some of you already came to us before the Covid situation crushed all our projects and enthusiasm. So pl

ISGR PTA is supporting new after school activities program for students

It's often a challenge to register our children in activities after school, no? For years, the PTA has always tried to support parents and students by answering their questions about this, as there is no specific program offered by ISGR. Hopefully, the Sports Club was created by Peter a few years ago and is now running well. Still there was room for other type of activities. ISGR had already allowed private teachers to use school premises for music lessons for example but this would not fulfil all the needs of our community. Some parents have as well developed their own clubs but it was not always easy to find information about those. Now it's a new era that begins with a dedicated process for "Activity Leaders" to offer activities at school as well as there is a more transparent routine to register the children to those activities:  a special thank you to Iris who did an amazing job on this! From there, we hope the offer will grow and that ISGR will be able to