Welcome to the ISPS PTO
The International School of Port of Spain (ISPS) PTO exists to help build school community by providing opportunities for our ISPS students and families to connect with each other in inclusive, welcoming environments and demonstrate support and appreciation for the dedicated staff of the International School of Port of Spain.
To this end, we provide support at all school events, as we strive to be a social network to bring together the ISPS community. On the PTO we have a strong team, dedicated to “building school spirit” and this theme of “Building School Spirit” was incorporated into all of our events during the last year.
What We Do
The PTO Executive is the core group that oversees the activities of various teams which cover the events of the year. Each team has a clear purpose, and this allows you to volunteer in confidence without the feeling that you may be biting off more than you can chew! Volunteering for one of these teams is a great way to get involved, in a fun way, in your child’s experience at ISPS.
We welcome and support new ISPS families both prior to and after enrollment as our main purpose is to ease the process of your integration into our school community. We organise coffee mornings for each grade at the beginning of the school year as well as handle the sale of stationery supplies so you have one less thing to worry about as you enter a new environment!
It’s also our pleasure to be in contact with families that arrive after the start of the academic year as we all know that can add to the stress of a relocation experience.
This team is a group of vibrant, enthusiastic parents who work together to arrange the social events of the academic year. These events include our joint ‘PTO/ISPS Dads Barbeque’ as well as our bumper event, the ‘International Food Festival’.
The group is made up of moms and dads with different strengths and areas of expertise which makes the process of organising these events fun-filled and rewarding.
ISPS is an International School with families from a variety of countries. Our main goal on the Cultural team is to ensure that the internationalism of our community is honoured and celebrated! To this end we encourage volunteers from different countries to get involved and share with us at ISPS the food, holidays and anything else that makes you (and your home country) who you are.
The main event of the year is a cultural presentation at our International Food Festival as well as well as other mini events and activities throughout the school year particularly during the ISPS International Week.
This team has many a time been the saviour of a frustrated parent as we all know how easy it is for our child(ren) to lose a school sweater two weeks after having purchased it! Or maybe there’s just one more month of the school year left and a skirt rips…this is the team to contact.
They accept gently worn uniforms in excellent condition which are then laundered and made available for purchase. It is a team run BY parents FOR parents and is without a doubt a labour of love.
The old adage ‘many hands make light work’ is the unofficial motto of our teams! Rest assured, you can volunteer for any one secure in the knowledge that you will be a part of a group that works efficiently to foster the bonds within our community, celebrating its unique blend of international and local.
We are ALWAYS looking for new volunteers with new ideas so please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to get involved on any of our teams!
We look forward to bigger and better for 2020-2021…see you around school!