EIFA is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board consists of international and UK members who have experience in, amongst other things, education, finance and law. Chairman of The Board: Bassam Shlewet. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The duties of the Board of Directors include: current and future strategy formulation, business planning, approval of tuition fees as well as policies and programmes. The Board supports the development and operations of the School. All Board members are requested to vote on major financial decisions such as the approval of the annual budget and capital expenditures.
In accordance with our education philosophy, Mrs Zurbach our Head of School is responsible for taking decisions relating to the school curriculum, as well as the teaching staff and their professional development. Mme Zurbach has extensive experience in all aspects of education. She applied a holistic approach to developing an international bilingual environment, ensuring the educational success of every pupil.
EIFA Parents is the official Association of Parents of EIFA International School. We depend on parent volunteers and financial contributions for intra and extracurricular activities that promote creativity and foster a love of learning outside of activities provided by the school. We deliver a number of events and experiences for the children and raise money for charity; helping our children to learn to give back to the community.
An active well-functioning Parents Association is a sign of a healthy school with engaged parents. The Good Schools Guide specifically notes the contribution of EIFA Parents to EIFA school life.
Above: Calia Brencsons-Van Dyk, President of EIFA Parents association
Eifa Parents Board Members
CALIA BRENCSONS-VAN DYK, PRESIDENT
NADA CHOUEITER, VICE PRESIDENT, EVENT CHAIR, HALLOWEEN, INTERNATIONAL WEEK
VIKKI CARLUCCI, TREASURER
CAMILLE SELOSSE, SECRETARY
KINGA HOLLIDGE, CLASS REPRESENTATIVE REP, GENERAL TRUSTEE
KATIE TOMASHEVSKI, LEGAL AND GALA CHAIR, GENERAL TRUSTEE
GIUSEPPE PUCCIA, GENERAL TRUSTEE
FATNA RKAIBIA-PUCCIA, GENERAL TRUSTEE
The aims of EIFA Parents
To raise funds for projects and equipment to benefit the School community as a whole. To organise social events to enable School parents to meet and get to know each other, such as coffee mornings, summer parties and sports day picnics. To represent the views of parents to the Head of School and School Board of Directors. Parents of children in the School are entitled to attend meetings and are encouraged to participate in the organisation of events throughout the school year.
At the beginning of each school year, the Head of School and EIFA Parents invite all parents to attend an informal meeting where parents will be asked if one of them would like to be a class representative for their child’s class. At EIFA we regard the cooperation with parents as of the utmost importance, class reps thus have a leading role in our school community.
EIFA Parents Liaison Meetings
EIFA Parents meet once each term with the Head of School to discuss items of general parental concern. Prior to each meeting an invitation will be issued to parents to submit any questions or issues which they may have. EIFA Parents and the Head of School may also discuss fundraising events and items that the School may particularly need in the upcoming year.
For the latest news on EIFA Parents events, view the School Calendar. The emphasis is on fun, friendliness and maximum participation – everyone is welcome! Please also look out for information posted on the noticeboard at the main entrance of the School.