HOMEROOM (HR) COORDINATORS?
Each student belongs to a Homeroom (HR), e.g. 4A or 8B. There are normally up to 20 students in a HR and a HR Teacher. Each EC and LS homeroom has a parent coordinator. The HR Coordinators are chosen by the PSO Liaison for each grade or division (EC, LS, MS and HS) in the beginning of every school year.
These PSO Board members act as a ‘communication link’ between parents/students and school. Any ideas and concerns of grade-wide or school-wide interest are channeled by the Grade Liaisons to the relevant Principals, or via the PSO Board who meets regularly with the Head-of-School and other Administrators. The Grade Liaisons organise grade-wide events together with or for students and for parents. They arrange informational meetings (‘coffees’) for all parents of a grade or division, often together with the Principals/Administrative Team of the division.
COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE GROUP (CRG)?
The CRG representatives represent more than 45 country groups (out of approx. 60 nationalities at ACS Cobham). The CRG functions as a channel of communication between school and home, and as a support for new and existing families. Information, ideas and concerns are communicated between the CRG, the PSO, and school. The CRG work together with the PSO Welcome Team to welcome new families to school, so that they can meet other families of their own nationality, when possible. The CRG coordinates the flag raising dates for all the countries represented at school, who wish to have their flag raised on campus, on e.g. their National Day. The CRG help organise school-wide events, such as the International Food Court for the ‘Party for the Planet’ event (our biggest family event), and by creating and manning booths from many different countries at the great Lower School International Fair.
WELCOME GROUP (WG)?
The WG welcomes new families to ACS Cobham all year round, and tries to ease newcomers’ transition into a new school and country. They provide each newcomer with a “buddy family”, should they wish to have one, who is there to support them and answer any questions. On the Orientation Days, the WG and the CRG work together to help all newcomers with information, directions and answers.
VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS LIAISON?
This parent volunteer committee promotes and supports the visual and performing arts at ACS-Cobham. Works in partnership with the Administration, teachers and students to achieve excellence in all the art programmes in the LS, MS and HS. Supports fine arts’ events.
BOARDING HOUSE/DORM LIAISON?
The Dorm Liaison liaises with the Boarding House staff about community issues and organise small gifts for each student on their birthday.