The AIS Parent Teacher Organisation (PTO) has met twice this month on Zoom. Our first meeting was held on February 26, 2021 and our second meeting this term was held on March 23, 2021. Some of the topics the PTO has discussed this term is awarding students at the end of the year who have earned the most house points for their team. Students earn house points in school for making good behavioral choices and working hard academically. At the end of the academic year, the PTO will be awarding the house team with the most points with a trophy and cupcakes.
In addition to this, the PTO has decided to award one member of staff who has been outstanding this academic year by working hard and making a difference in their students lives. The “Making a Difference” Award is a PTO initiative to encourage teachers to continue to do their best. In Secondary, students will vote for and nominate their favorite teachers, while in other departments (Early Childhood and Primary) teachers will vote amongst themselves for the teacher who best exemplifies the qualities mentioned in a rubric. These teachers will be awarded at the end of the year with a dinner and gift.
The funds that will be used to pay for the above projects will be collected from the PTO Home Clothes Days, which will be held on the last Friday of every month. The next PTO Home Clothes Day will be Friday, April 30, 2021.
This term the PTO was also happy to receive Ms. Ameena in one of its meeting, who came to speak about a few things regarding next academic year. One of the items mentioned was the extended school day for all of secondary student, which will be going up until 4:15 p.m. The reason for this extension in time is to enrich the curriculum by offering more programs and classes for students, including: debate, food tech, labs and so much more. Another item mentioned was the addition of several members of staff, including a clinical psychologist, counselor for secondary, DP and A Level qualified teachers. Taking these all into consideration, Ms. Ameena reported that there would be an increase in tuition fees of 7-9%. The PTO thanks Ms. Ameena for her detailed presentation and transparency and encourages parents to reach out to members of the PTO in case they have any questions or feedback that they would like discussed in our next PTO meeting.
Feel free to reach out to any of the following individuals regarding PTO matters:
Duggan Byakora, PTO Chair: 0772743445
Arianna Anglin, PTO Vice-Chair: 0794795805
Godwin Kyegombe, PTO Treasurer: 0776236792
Harriet Sanyu, PTO Secretary: 0772410992
Sridevi Prasana, PTO Vice-Secretary: 0777172786