Woodford International School
PARENTS, TEACHERS and FRIENDS ASSOCIATION (PTFA)
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Monday 19th June 2017, 6:00 pm
The WIS PTFA Annual General Meeting will be held from 6:00 pm on Monday, 19th June 2017 in the WIS hall. All parents, teachers and friends of Woodford International School are warmly invited and encouraged to attend.
Light refreshments will be available from 5:30 pm – come early and meet your current PTFA committee, the school leadership team, as well as other parents, teacher and friends of Woodford!
To encourage and facilitate parents’ attendance at the meeting, free childcare will be provided for the duration of the meeting.
What is the PTFA?
The PTFA provides a structure for parents to become involved in, and enhance, the WIS community experience, as well as to support the school’s Mission and Vision. WIS believes that a vibrant PTFA contributes to the health of the school. The school’s 2017-2021 Strategic Plan commits the school to re-establishing the WIS Parents Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA), with a mandate to encourage parents’ and friends’ involvement in the life of the school.
In line with this commitment, an interim PTFA committee was established in March of this year to work towards full re-establishment of the PTFA (following a few years in which the PTFA was inactive). The PTFA exists as an entity subject to the full legal and policy framework of WIS and its Mission, by-laws and activities align with and support the school’s Vision, Values, Mission and Strategic Policies.
Why should you get involved?
Joining the PTFA Committee is an opportunity for parents, teachers and friends of the school to:
What happens at the AGM?
The AGM must run in accordance with the PTFA by-laws (available on the WIS website or in hardcopy from the front desk of the main admin building). Key provisions of the by-laws follow.
b) Treasurer’s Report;
c) Election of PTFA office bearers (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary)
d) Election of PTFA general committee Members
How to get involved – nominate!
If you are interested in getting involved as an office bearer of the PTFA, please fill in the attached nomination form, get it signed by two other parents or teachers (one ‘proposer’ and one ‘seconder’) and submit it to the sealed box (marked PTFA) at the front counter of the admin building.
Alternatively, you can submit a brief email to PTFAnominations@wis.edu.sb identifying the position you wish to nominate for, your proposer and seconder (and their connections to the school eg “parent of Billy in year 9”) and include them in the cc: line of your email.
To be valid, nominations must be received by 6:00 pm on Thursday, 15 June 2017.
All nominations for office bearer positions will be advised to PTFA members (all WIS parents and teachers) by email and will be published on noticeboards around the school.
Nominations for general committee members will be taken orally at the meeting. If you are interested in joining the committee, please arrange a seconder in advance of the meeting.