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Parent Volunteers

International Parents at Bonn International School

The “Parent Volunteers e.V.” (PV) is an active, essential part of our BIS community. The PV informs, supports and improves the BIS community through services like workshops, language lessons, Welcome Families, second-hand sales, and events that reflect the multicultural nature of BIS such as International Day, cultural events, and events for students. They raise funds to do so and reinvest excess funds in our school and community

All parents can join the PV (and are encouraged to do so!).

PV Services and Events

The Parent Volunteers host a variety of services and events throughout the school year for both students and parents. Amongst these are:

  • dances for both Primary and Secondary students
  • our annual Halloween Trunk or Treat
  • International Day, an event celebrating global cuisine and the wonderful cultural diversity at BIS
  • Room parents for all Primary School classes
  • social / cultural events for parents, such as museum visits and learning about public transportation
  • English and German language classes for parents who seek support learning the languages of our school and host country
  • Monthly workshops introducing parents to the skills of others within our community, from photography to crafts
  • Educational workshops in conjunction with the BIS Counseling team to address social and emotional issues most important to our community

Importantly, PV also runs the Dragon's Cafe which feeds and waters student athletes from BIS and visiting teams during tournaments at school, a huge and most-appreciated undertaking.

Welcome Family Program

The Welcome Family Program connects families new to BIS and Bonn to current families with a similar cultural background and/or children of the same age. Volunteer families act as welcoming contacts who offer support and guidance.

When new families are registered at the school, they will be contacted by the coordinators of the program to see if they are interested in this service. If so, they will be contacted by a volunteer family who can help them during their transition to a new school and new home.

Whether you are new here and wish to have a smooth transition, or wish to support our new families, as someone who feels they know their way around, please feel free to get in touch.

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact our Welcome Family coordinators.