The Parent-Teacher Association at the London Islamic School is an organization of dedicated parents and teachers committed to working together to enrich our children’s education.
The work that parents do on behalf of our school is essential and greatly appreciated; our school flourishes because of the time and effort of many people! Parents (often grandparents too!) and other supporters are actively involved in school life in a number of ways, from serving on our PTA and its various committees; working on fund-raising projects; helping with our annual Book Fair working to enhance our literacy resources; reading with groups or individual children; and assisting with classroom work or with other school projects. The PTA actively recruits the help of parents whose children attend our school.
The primary role of parent volunteers is to support the work of the teacher by assisting students with their classroom work or other activities. Volunteers work with children and school personnel in many ways, including tutoring, reading, classroom activities, chaperoning field trips, assisting with the hot lunch program, or helping in the office.
The PTA provides support and assistance where needed. It is the forum through which parents share ideas and discuss educational and parenting issues and provide needed support and assistance. Throughout the academic year, the PTA organizes various fundraisers to support special projects or activities at the school, and it sponsors social and special events for staff and students.
The PTA also provides volunteers for year-round assistance to students, faculty, staff and administration through special programmes, projects or area of support.
The PTA assists in the flow of information between parents and school administration, faculty/ staff and the Board of Governors, and promotes good relations among the entire School community.
VOLUNTEERING @ LIS
Parents and community-oriented people are encouraged to volunteer at the school to share their expertise. One of the biggest benefits of being a volunteer at LIS is to learn about the environment and education being offered, and to contribute to enriching our Muslim community. Guidelines and forms for volunteer work are available in the office. All volunteers must have a current police background check. Volunteers wishing to assist both in the school and/or on field trips must provide a copy to the school. To obtain a police check, please visit the London Police Department’s website.