Welcome to the GISA Parents Reps site! Below you will find a brief explanation of the tasks and mandate of the elected Parents Representatives within the context of the German International School Accra. This is followed by the names of the current Parents Reps.
If you have an issue you would like to bring to the attention of the Parents Reps, then please contact the representative of the class your child is in OR send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The legal status of GISA is a ‘Limited Liability Company by Guarantee’ (with not-for-profit, charitable status) which applies to an association (‘Verein’) such as our school. In terms of governance, this means that in General Assembly the parents (as its largest group of members) elect a school board which governs the school on their behalf. All major policy decisions regarding the school and the association are put before the members for approval during a General Assembly meeting. The daily management of the school is in the hands of the headteacher and management staff, who are appointed by the school board. In accordance with the statutes of the school, at the beginning of each academic year, the parents also elect a representative for each class (or combination of classes) that their children attend.
The resulting group of Parents Representatives has two main functions:
Simply put: the Reps function as the ‘eyes & ears’ of the Board and the ‘mouthpiece’ of the parent-members.
The main tasks of the Parents Representatives therefore are:
One of the Parent Reps is also a member of the School Board. The Parent Rep group meets at least three times per half term (6x per year), although it may do so more often depending on any further need for communication with and involvement of parents. By the end of each academic year an annual report of the group’s activities will be disseminated among parents.
Parallel to the statutory Parents Representatives, the school also has a social Parent Group, which meets every last Tuesday of the month in the Swiss Club. Attending these meetings is open to all and voluntary. Its purpose is to offer parents an opportunity to socialise and to discuss any topic they wish to bring to the table. Through these meetings parents can also be actively involved in organising or assisting in the school’s social events. Information about these meetings is disseminated via Whatsapp or on the notice board at school. For 2020-2021 the Parent Group organisers are: