PSC MeetUp

Thank you to all who attended this Month’s Meeting, “PSC Meet Up”, now every 1st Tuesday* of the month. We continued on the Communication theme focusing on: How we communicate, Where we communicate, and Who we communicate with. 

A. Whole School Update – Aj. Rachel/Aj. Lee: LINK HERE

Aj. Rachel and Aj. Justin has been attending a number of recruitment seminars, looking for experienced IB teaching staff for our growing Prem Community. 

  • Wonderful news regarding staff salaries/benefits –The Finance Committee has approved a 10% increase in the salaries for all staff. Plans to introduce a pension plan are being worked on. Thank you to the Finance Committee who approved the full reinstatement of salaries after the enforced Covid-related cuts. Thank you to parents for advocating on behalf of our valued teachers.
  • Many thanks to all parents tirelessly participating in events, workshops, and conferences – very much appreciated!
  • Updates and Important Announcements (see slides):
    • New Covid Protocols 
    • Driving to, from and on campus 
    • School Directory is now out! Thank you to all parents who voiced the need.

B. Athletics Department – Aj. Jamie 

CMAC Calendar AY2022-2023 LING HERE

  • Coaching Organisation Panthers HERE
  • Panthers Game Schedule HERE
  • New Panther Uniforms are now available at the Uniform Shop
  • Contact dirathletics@ptis.ac.th for questions or more information.

Aj. Jamie is happy to utilise the PSC Line Groups to keep parents updated on the wellbeing of the students and the logistical challenges during Athletics Away.

C. Senior School Update – Aj. Shaun 

Successful events:

  • Parent Teacher Student Conferences (PTSCs)
  • Careers, College  & Universities Fair
  • Academic Pathways & Options Evening
  • Chiangmai MUN Event
  • A Christmas Carol (Immersive Theatre Production)
  • Third Culture Kids Research

Communication in Senior School (see slide):

  • What types of communication received and used
  • Who communicates with you
  • Senior School Communication Channels
  • Projected Parent Education Workshops – dates to be communicated

D. PSC Update 

  • The PSC will continue to help facilitate and coordinate with the school on workshops and training for the various applications and platforms we use to communicate e.g. Seesaw, Engage, ManageBac, etc. Thank you to our PSC officers, Bill (PSC IT) and Samantha (PSC Chinese Ambassador) for running the recent Engage Workshop for our Chinese parents.
  • Parents Code of Conduct – Line Groups: Class & Cultural Line App Groups are an effective and useful communication tool for the whole community. The PSC would appreciate it if parents would continue to promote positive communication within the Line Groups and to use the guidelines provided. LINK HERE
  • PSC Events Coming Up:
    • Track and Field – Wednesday, December 7
    • Winter Carnival – Thursday, December 8 
    • International Day – Saturday, January 28, Prem’s Quad, 2:00-6:00pm.  
  • Thank you to all who attended this month’s “Meet-Up”. If you were unable to attend and would like to watch the recording of the meeting, please email: PSCsecretary@ptis.ac.th for the link. You may also refer to the “Meet Up” slides shared in your Class Line Group.
  • Our next PSC “Meet Up” will be held on January 17th, 2023 – the Meeting Theme will be Health & Safety. We kindly ask you to send any questions for the SLT (Senior Leadership Team) or the PSC to: PSCsecretary@ptis.ac.th by Wednesday, 11th January 2023. *Exceptions due to school/public holiday conflicts

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