PARIS represents the parent body at RWA. All our activities revolve around our motto - Joining Hands for Our Children. All parents by default are a member of PARIS, but it is the members on the executive committee that have a specific role and responsibility that aids PARIS with the day-to-day running of the group.
What is PARIS?
The Parents Association of Raffles World Academy (previously known as Raffles International School – West Campus)
Who does PARIS represent?
PARIS represents all parents, guardians and caregivers of students at RWA.
What is our role at RWA?
What are our goals?
Our goals are:
Where do our funds go?
Close to the end of the academic year, PARIS invites parents and the school to suggest projects or ideas for PARIS to support and fund. These are then submitted to the school as proposals and once a proposal is approved, PARIS releases the funds to complete the project.
What do we do?
PARIS is a non-profit, voluntary group of RWA parents who work very hard throughout the year to support all RWA children. We believe in school spirit and community feel. We bring these two elements into the school by running social/fund-raising events throughout the year. PARIS has helped increase the non-English section of the school library. We gifted the entire RWA community with Al-Baraha (the outdoor sitting/picnic area). PARIS started the Reading competition in senior school to encourage students to do extra reading. PARIS has also run the Careers Fair for senior school to help students understand the different career options and how to achieve their goals and dreams. Our Arabic Focus Group has worked very closely with Arabic teachers to improve the standard and quality of Arabic throughout the school. Our Cultural Liaison has helped expat parents understand the culture and dos/don’ts of the Emirati community. Our Student Liaisons have helped students (from the Eco Club and Anti-Bullying Committee) organise and run events/projects.
The PARIS Executive Committee comprises of volunteers that meet on a regular basis to provide leadership to the group. PARIS is always looking for additional volunteers to help with events and fundraisers whenever the need be. Parents that are interested in our Focus Groups or Clubs can join in at any time of the academic year.
You can contact us on:
Facebook: PARIS Raffles World Academy
Office location: Behind the Reception Desk
For updates, please follow us through Facebook, FORWARD or our PARIS board in the Flag Atrium.