It is very important to have a good cooperation between school and parents. In order to facilitate this cooperation, we will install an Advisory Board, a Participation Council and a Parent Committee.
This board is the advisory body representing the four European institutions and agencies. They meet regularly with the Executive Director and school management.
By law, every school in the Netherlandsis linked with a medezeggenschrapsraad (MR). This is a participation council, where elected representatives of teachers and parents are consulted by the school management over matters concerning the management of the school. As prescribed by law, there are separate MR’s for the Primary and Secondary sections of a school and separate general participation councils (GMR) which deal with the Stichting’s (Foundation) issues.
The MR holds, according to legislation, two types of rights: the right of advice (adviesrecht) and the right of approval (instemmingrecht). Matters in which either right can be used are specified.
The MR’s are regulated by the Dutch law 'Wet medezeggenschap op scholen'.
For more information see Participation Council page
The Participation Council elects its own delegates in the Joint Participation Council for Rijnlands Lyceum Foundation. In this Joint Participation Council, the common issues for the three elementary school within the foundation (the European School of the Hague, the International School of the Hague and the First Netherlands Montessori School) are discussed.
Some of you may be unfamiliar with what the Parent Teacher Association — generally referred to as the PTA — is or does. Let’s start with the fact that every parent or guardian of a primary student attending the ESH is automatically a member. As are all the primary teachers. Parents and teachers: we all make up the PTA.
And what does the PTA do? You can read more about the PTA and find out about thier activities on the PTA page.