The Parent Support Group (PSG) was originally formed at the specific request of the administration for the purpose of assisting new families integrate into the school and wider community, and assisting the school in appropriate areas where its support was deemed by the administration, to be beneficial to the students and overall functioning of the school. All parents of matriculated students are automatically members of the PSG.
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The PSG welcomes all parents to become active members of the school community and to be involved in the many activities and events organized and often funded by the group’s annual fund raising efforts. Those who choose to serve as officers of the PSG, specifically, as the chair and/or co-chair, treasurer, secretary, and coordinators of various sub-committees (e.g. Adult Enrichment, Sports, Fine Arts, Charity, IT, Finance, Welcome Committee) are all volunteer (not elected) members, who may serve in their respective positions for each academic year.
While the PSG discusses school policies and parental concerns/suggestions pertaining to such matters as student learning, school environment, safety, parental support and assistance, student and community needs, etc., with the School Head or designee, it does not get directly involved in personal matters, grievances, or those financial matters which fall directly under the jurisdiction of the Board of Directors and the independent auditors appointed by law to oversee all aspects of school finances, appropriate expenditures and operational costs.
As the school has an “open door” policy, parents are encouraged to meet and discuss any concerns or grievances they may have directly with the School Head. The PSG is obligated to re-direct parents to Saint Maur’s administrative staff when questions or concerns regarding personal financial or academic issues are brought to its attention at meetings.
The role of the PSG is to unite, through its activities, the efforts of school, parents, and the wider community so that all, and in particular the students, can benefit from being members of a diverse international community.