ESSPA - Parent and Staff Association
English Section Staff and Parents Association - ESSPA is run as an independent organisation to support the students and community of JIS
All parents of students attending the English (International) Section of JIS are automatically members of ESSPA.
As defined in our constitution, the purpose of ESSPA is to enhance the educational and learning experiences of the students of the International Section of the Japanese International School of Hong Kong.
ESSPA organizes a variety of events and initiatives, such as the Welcome Back BBQ, community lunches, fundraising events and many more things during the school year. The BBQ is held each September to welcome new families to the JIS community and to give returning families an opportunity to catch up after the summer -a fun evening for everyone. This year was a very special 20th birthday party BBQ, with around 400 people attending.
When the school is organising concerts or major presentations, ESSPA very kindly help to coordinate the food and drinks for the parents and guests attending.A very popular event on the JIS community calendar is our annual 'Bingo Night' - organised by ESSPA in May, with lots of fun and prizes for all. During the year the committee have regular meetings and are always happy to take on suggestions from the school community.
This year (2017 - 18) the Board of ESSPA is:
President: Ms Kim Murch
VIce President: Ms Alina Warren
Secretary: Ms. Yuki Yamagishi
Treasurer: Ms. Natalia Gillott
Director: Ms Abe Chung
Director: Ms Sandra Duarte das Neves
Director: Ms Seiko Fujita
Director: Ms Lin Ge
Director: Ms Takayo Gollop
Director: Ms Chihiro Ise
Director: Ms Miho Puff
Director: Ms Mio Takagi