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Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

Welcome to the PTA

The day your child joined the school, you became a member of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) at BCIS. The PTA is a non-profit organization consisting of all parents, teachers, and members of the school community.

Our aim is to promote and enhance the international character and values of the education offered at BCIS, and to forge a unified, vibrant, caring community in support of student education. Through close co-operation among the parents, staff, Board, and others associated with the school, the PTA assists in developing and extending relationships with all.

Orientating to life after moving to a new country, new school, and often, a new language can be an overwhelming experience. Participating in PTA activities is a great way to make new friends, share experiences, and learn about the community.

Our Activities

The PTA helps to organize various events throughout the year such as International Day, the Roundabout Book Fair, Spring in the City, Harvest Festival, and other various social get-togethers.

The PTA supports the school by assisting with voluntary help for sporting events and class excursions. The school’s International Day celebration relies on parent support for its world cuisine.

Fundraising is a part of PTA activities. With that, we will endeavor to support various school and community charities/initiatives in an effort to give back to the community we live in, and to promote a sense of social responsibility in our children. Student Council and individual students, class led initiatives, and teachers/management from elementary and secondary school, can apply to receive PTA fund support through the Grant Program.

The PTA runs a store, which currently sells items such as school supplies, small gifts great for last minute birthday parties, books, ice cream, and other items. The PTA welcomes suggestions for expanding its BCIS branded product line, as well as volunteers to help at the shop or concession stands.

Wondering how to get involved?

There are many ways to get involved in the PTA. Go to the PTA meeting to learn about new developments and find opportunities to contribute to the direction of the school, join an outing or suggest an outing, volunteer at the PTA shop or table selling BCIS spirit wear and other items. You can even take free language and arts+crafts classes, or join the "If the Shu Fits" Book Club. Find out if any of your particular interests, talents or skills can be offered to students or parents within our community.

If every parent volunteered just one time, our community would be even more vibrant and inviting. Please do your part and become involved.

Please contact us at president.pta@bcis.cn or secretary.pta@bcis.cn if you would like to be involved.


BCIS is accredited by the CIS (Council of International Schools) and WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), which demonstrates that the school meets demanding international standards in all the areas of philosophy and objectives, curriculum, governance and management, staff, student support services, resources, and student and community life.Visit www.cois.org and www.acswasc.org for more information.

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student. The three programmes for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Founded in 1968, IBO currently works with 2,771 schools in 138 countries to develop and offer three challenging programmes to over 763,000 students aged 3 to 19 years.Visit www.ibo.org for more information.

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