Parent Association

With over 500 families at ISY, we have a very active parent association.  Find out how you can get involved today.

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The ISY Parent Association


The involvement of parents on the ISY campus plays a major role in the success of student learning, student self-esteem, teacher appreciation, and community building. There are many ways to share time and show support. A great way to become involved is by taking an active role in our Parent Association (ISYPA).

The ISYPA is a volunteer group open to all ISY parents. Our charter is to support a strong and welcoming school community and to make a positive impact on our children’s experience at ISY. The ISYPA is not a policymaking body.

Joining the ISYPA is a wonderful way to connect with other parents and help enhance the offerings and events we have during the school year.

The best way to connect is to come to one of the ISYPA monthly meetings during the school year. For general questions please email


To view the regulations by which the PA is run click on the PA Bylaws Document (adopted May 2018).

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Parent Association Committees

Connecting Parents

The connecting parents group arranges events for parents to meet each other.  It is especially designed to help new parents at ISY. 

Student Events

The Student Events committee helps the school with preparations for student events.  It will help organise activities for Halloween, Chinese New Year and Thingyan as examples.

Service Learning Grants

Starting in 2018-19, the PA awards a certain amount of money every year to Service Learning groups who apply.  This committee manages that process. 

International Day

This committee works closely with ISY to organize one of the biggest events of the year.  The whole community comes together in February for this event which is a celebration of our culture and diversity.

Teacher Appreciation

At the end of the school year the PA organizes event to show appreciation to the staff and faculty of ISY.  

Meet the Parent Association Board



This will be Stefan’s second year serving on the Parent Association Board.  Last year he was the Vice-President. Stefan is from Germany and has been working with the German Development Cooperation as Programme Manager for over 20 years.  He has a son attending ISY in the 6th Grade.

Nwe Kyaw Soe

Vice President

Nwe Kyaw Soe was elected as the Vice-President in August of 2019.  She runs her own business as a supplier of office furniture.  Nwe Kyaw Soe is a Myanmar national and has a daughter in 5th Grade.

Whitney Elliot


Whitney was elected to the PA Board in May of 2019.  Whitney is from the USA and has two boys at ISY.  They are in Kindergarten and Grade 1 respectively.  This is Whitney’s first year at ISY.

Meera Srinivasan Desai


Meera was elected to the PA Board in May of 2019.  She is from the USA with two children at ISY.  They are in Grade 2 and Grade 4.  Meera arrived in January of 2019 so this will be her first full year at ISY.

Bronwyn Grieve

Classroom Liaison Officer

Bronwyn was appointed in August of 2019 and this is her first year at ISY.  Bronwyn works for the World Bank and has two daughters at ISY in Pre-K and Grade 2.