PTA = Parent Teacher Association at IES Liljeholmen
During the end of the spring semester we arranged a spring fair. The concept of spring fair could be anything from an upscale flee market to let the students produce and sell things and make activities in favor of the school/PTA. The main objective is to have fun and do some fund raising. At this fair each class decided to focus on a theme along with an activity. For instance one class decided to do a haunted house in the basement, another class theme was Japan and in their room you could fold origami, further another class had a Mexican theme where they made piñatas full with candies to hit and tacos to sell.
We had more than 500 visitors so it was an event for the whole family and the students were very proud of what they accomplished. At this event you saw students from different classes having fun together. Coming/New students were taken care of the old ones and you saw parents engaging in the activities and were networking with other parents and teachers. As you can imagine the PTA was very proud, as well and again this couldn’t be done without the students hard work and the parents help. Finally, you know what they say, it’s the guests who make the party!
We gathered a lot of money which will be used in favor of the school and the students. At the ceremony at end of spring semester the students council and some other students which work stood out was recognized by the PTA.
Now we have a brand new school year - so let’s engage together with the teachers, students, student’s council and the PTA. Together we make a difference!
Our role is to work, as a communication platform between parents, teachers and students in order to influence the positive development of the school with the pupils’ needs at the center of our focus. PTA collaborates with management, teachers and the student council.
The PTA organises different kinds of activities. You can join in either as a passive observer, or as an engaged PTA representative or Board Member. The level of involvement is your own choice. Please join the PTA and make a difference for our school, our kids and our future!
We appreciate your support!
PTA is financed through a yearly membership fee. For other activities such as Spring Fair, an entrance fee is charged. Voluntary contributions are always welcome. ☺
How do I become a PTA Member?
Please pay SEK 100 to
Nordea, clearing number: 3082
Bank account number: 23 688 03
Please mark the payment with the first three (3) letters of your child’s first name, space, and the first three (3) letters of your child’s surname, space, and the class number and letter. Example: Maria Svensson in class 7B = MAR SVE 7B
You can also use Swish (0722-62 90 41).
Are you interested to become a PTA Board Member or a PTA representative?
Ideas to further improve the school?
Please contact us: email@example.com
Our school, our kids, our future
PTA IES Liljeholmen
The Constitution for the Parent Teacher Association of the International English School Liljeholmen (PTA IES Liljeholmen)
§ 1 Associations Name
The association’s name is the Parent Teacher Association of the International English School (PTA IES Liljeholmen).
§ 2 The Association’s Aim
The aim of the association is to provide a means of communication between the parents and the school, with the focus being on the school as a whole, its development and increasing the pupils benefit.
§ 3 Place of Residence
The Association resides in Hägersten-Liljeholmen, Stockholm’s Community.
§ 4 Members
One guardian per child is allowed to be a member of the PTA IES Liljeholmen upon payment of the membership fee.
§ 5 Membership Fee
The membership fee is annual and will be decided at the annual general meeting (AGM). It is non-refundable.
§ 6 Withdrawal of Membership
The association has the power to withdraw membership from a member deemed to be purely working against the aims and goals of the association, breaking its constitutional rules or behaving in such a way as could damage the association. The decision to withdraw membership requires a two thirds majority vote of the Board of the association. A member who has had their membership withdrawn has the right to appeal at the next Annual General Meeting. The withdrawn member’s membership fee is non-refundable.
§ 7 Class Representatives
At the start of the autumn term every year the parents of the children of each class have the right to nominate two class representatives to represent the class in the PTA IES Liljeholmen, preferably one of each gender.
§ 8 Governing Body
Decisions affecting the association will be made at the AGM and at the PTA Board meetings.
§ 9 Annual General Meeting (AGM)
The AGM is to take place with 3 months of the commencement of the new school year in the autumn. Invitations to the meeting should be sent out no earlier than 6 weeks and no later than 2 weeks before the date set for the meeting.
The invitation shall contain at least the following:
- the meeting protocol
- a suggested agenda
- nominations to the board
- an activity report from the Board
- a suggested membership fee
- a treasury report
- a copy of the year end accounts.
At the meeting the Board are required to give a report on their activities throughout the year and also a financial report. The auditor is required to give their financial year statement. Suggested motions for the PTA need to be sent to the PTA Board by the 30th September.
The AGM Agenda needs to contain at least the following list of items
1. Opening address
2. Selection of the chairperson for the meeting
3. Selection of the secretary for the meeting
4. Selection of two people to ratify the minutes of the meeting
5. Approval of the agenda
6. Confirmation of the voting list (can be left until just before voting)
7. Confirmation that the invitation to the meeting has followed the constitutional rules
8. Presentation and approval of the years PTA’s Activities Report
9. Presentation of the Auditor’s Report
10. Decision to discharge the previous year’s PTA Board
11. Voting in of the new PTA Board, Auditor and Vice-Auditor
12. Election of Board positions
13. Agreement on the coming year’s membership fee.
14. Motions from the members
15. Other items
16. Closing of the meeting
§ 10 General PTA meetings
General PTA meetings are held when the Board deems it necessary. The recommendation is that two meetings should be held per term. Class representatives should also attend these along with the Board, according to § 7. The Board has the responsibility of organising a general PTA meeting within one month after a request is received which has been signed by either 50 members or PTA representatives of a minimum of 5 classes. General PTA meetings are informative only and may lead to an Extraordinary General Meeting or a recommendation to the Board. The invitation should including the agenda and must be received at the latest 2 weeks before the meeting.
§ 11 The Board
The Board is alongside the AGM, the association’s highest governing body. The Board shall be made up of a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 11 members. These will be voted in at the AGM and during the inaugural meeting decide among themselves the various positions: chairperson, secretary, treasurer and other members. Board members as a rule should sit for a 2 year period. The first Board has agreed that this initial Board will consist of half of the members stepping down after the first year and the remaining staying on for the following year. There after all Board members will sit for a 2 year period. No Board member may sit for 2 consecutive periods in a row.
The Boards job is to represent the association, protect its interests and manage its affairs. The Board decides on behalf of the association so long as nothing different is written into the statutes. The Board shall: execute decisions made at the AGM, be responsible for the association’s financial affairs and accounts, create a general and financial report no later than 4 weeks before the AGM is due to be held and have the financial report ready for audit. Also the Board is responsible for deciding on the place and date of both the AGM and the General Meetings and prepare for the motions being brought forward.
It is recommended that the Board meet once a month between May and September apart from December. A minimum of half the Board must be present in order for it to be a quorum. Decisions are made by simple majority; in the case of a tie the chairperson has the casting vote. Board meetings should follow a protocol which should be adjusted by the chairperson. The secretary is responsible for maintaining a list of the paid members. Two joint signatories from the Board should be authorised. The position of a member on the Board ceases early upon either there removal or their wish to set down. Notification of the intention to step down must be done in writing and given to the Board. If the chairperson resigns early they are to be replaced by the vice-chairperson, if an ordinary board member resigns early the responsibility to replace them for the remaining mandated time lies with the remaining board members. The association can only adhere to the association’s assets.
§ 12 Voting Rights
Every member has one voting right per child. Voting is not allowed by means of proxy.
§ 13 Voting
Voting is held in the open. Members can request closed voting. In this case a voting counter must be selected. A majority decision decides. The quorum is reached depending on the number of members with voting rights at the meeting.
§ 14 The Nominations Committee
The nomination committee consists of at least one and a maximum of two people per class year. One of those should be appointed as coordinator. The Election Committee is selected at the AGM and holds their positions until the next AGM. They are responsible for nominating Board members and the Auditor. The members have the right to give their candidate suggestions to the committee up to one week before the election. The committee then pass on the list of candidates to the Board at the meeting. Further nominations of candidates can happen after this. All candidates must have accepted nomination.
§ 15 Auditor
For examination of the board’s administration and accounts an auditor and vice-auditor need to be appointed at the AGM. The accounts should include both the fiscal year and the accounting year and be ready for examination by the auditor at the latest 4 weeks before the AGM.
§ 16 The Accounting Year
The association’s accounting year runs from 1st August until 31st July the following year.
§ 17 The PTA Statutes
Changes to the statutes can be brought forward by either the Board or an individual member. They must be in written form and presented to the Board by 31st September. In order to be implemented they require a two thirds majority at two consecutive meetings with a minimum of one month’s interval, whereby one of the meetings is an AGM.
§ 18 Dissolution of the Association
In order to dissolve the association a majority of two thirds is required at two consecutive members meetings, with a minimum interval of one month apart, whereby one of the meetings is the AGM. The dividing up of the association assets should be decided at these meetings and should be for the pupils benefit. If no agreement can be reached then the assets should be donated to BRIS.