Parents at ISWA
ISWA is a close international community, where we learn, play, and work together.
The International School of Western Australia offers students an invaluable opportunity to balance the value of meeting people from other cultures with the importance of being able to socialise and learn with peers who understand the unique challenges and opportunities of being part of an international family.
Our school holds regular events throughout the school year that celebrate and encourage awareness of the range of cultures that make up the school community.
ISWA warmly encourages parental participation in each child’s education. We work together to encourage every child to reach his/her potential.
There are also a number of opportunities for parents to be involved in their child’s education and become active in the school community. These include hospitality, fundraising, regular family social events, book fairs, and library assistance.
For parents, ISWA offers the chance to be part of an “international village” – a supportive and collegial community of families sharing a desire for their children to receive a globally-recognised education. Many parents have reported forming their most valuable and lasting friendships as a result of the school’s vibrant community.
Parents are encouraged to actively participate in their child’s academic development as well as in the life of the school. ISWA’s Parent Association is committed to enhancing the school community and is dedicated to supporting the educational program, co-curricular and sporting activities, and the welfare of all students. The Parent Association is represented by a committee that serves as a focal point of contact for the school community. All parents are welcome at meetings, held on the first Thursday of each month in the Drama Studio.
In addition to supporting their children at school, the ISWA Parent Association forms a social nucleus for many of our ISWA families. The Parent Association organises numerous weekly, monthly, and annual social activities for parents and children, from golf days to film mornings, ladies’ lunches, sundowners at local beachside watering holes, sporting events, and more. This is a fantastic way to meet families from a range of cultures in the school, and to settle in fast. You’ll soon feel like you’ve been here for years!