Partnering with Parents!

Parents working together with the school to deliver the mission for our children

 

NIS is a non-profit school, established and sustained by a parent community who are committed to maintaining a strong international school for their children growing up in Nagoya. For this reason, a close partnership with parents is essential if the school is to remain current and relevant to the children we serve.

NIS partners with parents through our ‘Parent Partners’ program – a diverse team of volunteer parents who use their own personal skills, circumstances and attributes to support and develop the school.

 

NISは、名古屋で高い水準の国際教育を子どもたちに提供することを目指した保護者のグループによって設立された非営利のインターナショナルスクールです。保護者の皆様に学校の活動に関心をお持ち頂き、関わって頂くことが、お子様の教育にとって重要だと考えております。

NIS Parent Partnerは、保護者の皆様がご自分の特技や経験を活かし、ご都合の許す範囲で活動して頂ける保護者によるボランティアグループです。Parent Partnerは、Outreach Team, Transitions Team, PTA Volunteewsの3つのグループに分かれています。

 

As of now, our Parent Partner teams have

- helped create the NIS tagline, “Inquire, Inspire, Impact”
- held a workshop for expecting or new mothers to learn more about international education options in Japan (Outreach)
- helped create NIS magnets and stickers (Outreach)
- been connecting with families interested in NIS and provided support by answering questions and giving school tours (Transitions)
- supporting “Open Houses” for prospective families by joining and sharing their experiences at NIS (Transitions)
- planned a panel discussion for parents which involved NIS alumni talking about how an NIS education helped them transition to college or university (Outreach)
- created straws and chopsticks with the NIS tagline imprinted, thanks to the support of the Design Team (Outreach)
- organized a wide variety of events and activities all year-long (PTA Volunteers)

これまで、Parent Partnerの皆様には以下のような形でご貢献頂いております。

-  NISタグライン(スローガン)、"Inquire, Inspire, Impact"の決定
-  妊娠中の日本人保護者を対象とした、国際教育についてのワークショップの開催(Outreach)
-  NISマグネット、ステッカーの製作 (Outreach)
-  NISへの入学を検討中の保護者に対し、個人的に質問に答えたり学校を案内するなどのサポート(Transitions)
-  学校説明会での質疑応答セッションのサポート(Transitions)
-  NIS卒業後の進路などについてのパネルディスカッションの企画、実施(Outreach)
   =>パネルディスカッションの要約はこちら
-  NISタグラインのエコストロー、箸の企画、製作(Outreach)
-  生徒や保護者のための様々なイベントなどの企画、実施、サポート(PTAボランティア)

 

There are three ways to be a Parent Partner:

1: The Outreach Team

Outreach Advocates are parents who support the school spreading the word about NIS throughout their community networks, such as:

  • Speaking about NIS when the topic of schools naturally comes up in conversations and amongst workplace or family networks (friends, co-workers, clubs/social groups, churches, etc.)
  • Initiating an Outreach Event of your own, with the support of the school
  • Volunteering to support an event organized by someone from the Outreach Team

 

Outreachチームは、NISをご存知ない皆様にNISのことを広めて頂くグループです。具体的には、

  • 職場やお友達、個人的に参加されているグループや教会などのおしゃべりで学校の話題があがったときに、NISのことをお話頂く
  • Outreachcチームとしてのイベントを企画、実行して頂く
  • Outreachチームのイベントの企画、実行をお手伝い頂く

 

2: The Transitions Team

Transition Buddies are volunteer parents who support families considering a move to NIS. Volunteer transition parents are connected to a similar family (i.e. language, similar age children, background, etc.) to make contact and offer support. The aim is to help new families make good decisions for their children and, should they decide to come to NIS, better transition in to our community. Some transition buddies may also serve as campus tour guides.

 

Transitionチームは、NISへの入学をご検討中のご家族をサポートして頂くグループです。言語や年齢など、似通った背景のご家族をご紹介させて頂き、NISの保護者としての視点からご相談に乗って頂くことにより、学校を選択される上でのサポートと、さらには実際にNISに入学された際のスムーズな移行をお手伝いできることを目指しています。

 

3: PTA Volunteers

PTA Volunteers are the third important strand of the Parent Partner Initiative at NIS. While the Outreach and Transition teams help families arrive at NIS, once families are here, the PTA takes over! The PTA works with the school to improve opportunities for our children and support the community of parents living and working in Nagoya. While many parents become regular members of the PTA and attend PTA events, PTA Volunteers step up to actively lend a hand in the organization and running of events.

 

Outreachチーム、Transitionチームが、入学前のご家族のサポートなどに携わって頂くのに対し、NISに入学されたご家族をサポートして頂く役割を担うのはPTAです。入学後、PTAに加入して頂いたご家族は、PTA会員としてPTA主催の様々なイベントにご参加頂けますが、それらのイベントの企画、運営をお手伝い頂くのがPTAボランティアです。

 

PROSPECTIVE  PARENTS:

Are you thinking about NIS as an option for your child?

  • Would you like to get connected with a “Transition Buddy”? Please contact us.

 

CURRENT  PARENTS:

Do you want to be a Parent Partner?

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