Parents are always welcome to become involved with the activities organised at school. ESSPA plans a variety of activities throughout the year and would welcome any support you can offer. Please read the information below regarding our on-going and special activities. If you would like to help with any of the activities, or if you have any new ideas, please contact a board member. Click here to be re-directed the Board of Directors page.
ESSPA works with the parent volunteers who serve as Class Representatives. Class Representatives facilitate communication by disseminating class-specific information, recruit help with cooking, arts and crafts and various other tasks as requested by the teachers and ESSPA. The Representative for each class is normally agreed for one year.
ESSPA CommitteesCommittees have been organized to plan and carry out specific activities that benefit JIS. The following committees are currently looking for volunteers to help with:
- Special Lunches
- Christmas Party
- Chinese New Year
- End of Year party
At times during the year ESSPA will hold fund raising events such as social evenings, special lunches for the children and special snacks. Each event will raise money for a designated charity. These charities include the school's own wish list, "Changing Young Lives" and "Room to Read". The school has also taken on the re-building and maintenance of a small school in rural western China. We involve the children and the school community in many activities to support the school and the students of Guojiashan Friendship Primary School.
ESSPA organizes special lunches such as pizza, pasta, hot dogs, etc. to raise funds. Parent volunteers shop for groceries, prepare or order food and distribute to the students. These lunches take place every 1-2 months and ESSPA helps the class parent organise some volunteers.
A Christmas Party for the children is often held just before the Christmas holidays. ESSPA and volunteers set up and decorate the venue, arrange party activities and provide/prepare food.
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is a major celebration in Hong Kong and is a whole school celebration at JIS. Why not be part of a team responsible for coming up with decoration ideas, setting up and arranging the catering for our annual school community lunch.
We also organise a Chinese New Year Celebration lunch for the whole school community. This is a fabulous occasion but needs some volunteers to help co-ordinate the food.
ESSPA arranges decorations for the annual P6 graduation ceremony. This event is held at the end of June each year.
Year End Party
To celebrate the end of the school year, ESSPA has sometimes helped organise an end of year party. At other times the classes have their own parties and class parents help to co-ordinate the food and activities.