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1The International Community School, Amman Parents and Staff Association (PSA)Annual General Meeting, 29 September 2013
2AGM Agenda The purpose of this meeting is to : Receive and approve the report of the activities of the PSA for thepast yearReceive and approve the financial report of the Treasurer for the pastyear and adopt the accounts for the same period, andReceive nominations and elect parent members for the new PSAExecutive Committee for 2013 / 2014
3Current members of the PSA Executive Committee (EC) elected in September 2012:Susmita Dastidar ChairLorraine Karmi Vice ChairMarie Hoyez First SecretaryIsabel Moss Second Secretary / member of the Charity CommitteeHanna Manneh TreasurerSue Gifford Chair of the Charity CommitteeAmwaj Abu Hamda EC member & member of the Charity CommitteeKameel Saliba EC memberErika Harper EC memberThe Principal, Mr. John Bastable, is the Honorary President of the PSA
4Bonfire Night on November 2nd, 2012 PSA activities 2012/13Bonfire Night on November 2nd, 2012400 people attended the Bonfire night organized by the PSA. The student Council took care of the first ever Haunted House. A Best Outfit Competition was also organized.
5PSA activities 2012/2013 The 29th Annual Food Fair on May 10 , 2013 Yvette de Kreij, the Food Fair coordinator was thanked by the Chairman and received her dream gift!Craft stalls and students boot sale for Ghana ProjectICS students ready for the Costume ParadeThe 29th annual ICS Food Fair was attended by about 3,500 people.This year again, a net income of about JD 41,822 was raised !!
6The 28th Annual Food Fair on May 10, 2013 PSA activities 2012/2013The 28th Annual Food Fair on May 10, 2013Scandinavian stallGerman stallCostume Parade
7The 29th Annual Food Fair on May 10, 2013 PSA activities 2012/2013The 29th Annual Food Fair on May 10, 2013Thai stallChildren’s games
8Summer Cocktail Party on May 31st, 2013 PSA activities 2012/2013Summer Cocktail Party on May 31st, 2013The PSA Summer Party was held at the 4 Seasons Hotel and attended by both parents and staff members
9PSA activities 2012/2013 End of Year BBQ Party on 20th June 2013 The PSA BBQ Party was attended by 300 ICS community members. The DJ, bouncy castles, 150 kg of meat and ice-cream were all offered by the PSA , while parents and staff contributed to salads and sweets. A Best Hat competition was held , an art exhibition, books stalls, and garage boot sale were on as well.
10Coffee Morning on 23rd September 2013 PSA activities 2012/13Coffee Morning on 23rd September 2013The PSA held a Coffee Morning on 23 September in order to welcome new and returning parents and staff. Coffee and cakes were offered by the PSA to a happy crowd!
11PSA activities 2012/2013 Other Events Supported by the PSA Contribution towards BSME GamesMAMAMIA Play in Jan.2013: Refreshments catered by the PSA : Arabic sweets, petits fours & drinksBook week – Marguerite Van Galdermalsen who wrote “Married to a Bedouin”Primary school Pajama night: cookies, and refreshments for parents in the libraryICS Art Exhibition in June 2013Organisation of a lecture by Bassem Farraj about energy during GREEN WEEKWelcome Pack CD offered to new ICS families and staff
12PSA Charity Activities 2012/2013 Starting the New Year with a Smile! Smile In A Box January 2013Starting the New Year with a Smile!The ICS annual Smile in a Box campaign took place in January Students, parents and staff from ICS collected, decorated and filled 400 shoeboxes with toys, gifts and hygiene products. The boxes were delivered by ICS students from across the school. This year’s boxes went to four schools; Khawla Bint Al Awar, Husban, Manyshyyet Husban and Sayadat Al Salam. As ever, the boxes lived up to their name and really did bring a smile to the faces of those who received them.We would like to thank our sponsors “The Group”, Hammoudeh, and the Children’s Museum as well as all the volunteers who helped to sort the boxes.
13PSA Charity Activities 2012/2013 The Cancer Campaign – From the Lowest to the Highest Point on Earth for CancerThis year ICS took part in a special project to raise awareness of the affects of cancer and to raise funds to help those suffering from the disease. We did this by supporting 20 prominent Jordanians who walked from the Dead Sea to the base camp of Everest. We bought promotional bracelets for all the students and collected donations.Altogether we raised 6,200JD’s. In return the ICS Flag was flown at base camp!
14PSA Charity Activities 2012/2013 Winter WarmerThis was a new venture for the PSA which proved to be so successful that we hope to extend it this year. The PSA provided five families with a gas heater, two gas bottles and a variety of basic food stuffs. This was run in conjunction with Community Service and Secondary School students were involved in all aspects of the campaign. As you can see, it wasn’t always as easy as it sounds!
15PSA Charity Activities 2012/2013 New legs for Maram Mohammed Maram developed gangrene in her legs when she was two years old. Unfortunately the disease spread and she had to have most of her legs amputated. When we met her she needed new artificial legs, as her old legs were damaged and , even worse, were causing ulcers on what remained of her legs.The PSA organised a consultation with a specialist doctor and for her to be fitted with two new legs. This means that she is no longer housebound and can go to school!
16PSA Charity Activities 2012/2013 ICS Summer Camp Scholarships Another successful new venture which we hope to repeat in the coming year. ICS offered four places to students from a local government school, Princess Haya to join the ICS Camp.The four students in question had such a good time they asked if they can join next year!
17PSA Charity Activities 2012/2013 Art Exhibition and Donation to the Hussein Society Jordan For Training & InclusionThe Annual Art exhibition raises money for the Hussein Centre. The PSA provided coffee and biscuits during the exhibition. We also donated money to the cause.
18PSA Charity Activities 2012/2013 Playground built at Khawla Bint Al Azwar School for GirlsEnjoying the new playgroundThe finished muralKhawla Bint Al Azawar is a government girls school in Naour. It is an unusual school as it also houses a disabled unit which is visited weekly by students from the ICS Community Service programme . This year the students led a project, funded by the PSA, to provide new playground equipment as the old equipment was in a dangerous state of disrepair. The PSA also paid for classrooms and corridors to be repainted.
19PSA Charity Activities 2012/2013 International Day for the Disabled Fair at Sayadat Al SalemThe ICS Community Service group were asked to provide the decorations for the Fair, as well as all of the games. This was funded by the PSA. As you can see, it was great fun!
20PSA Charity Activities 2012/2013 House RenovationsThe PSA renovated two houses last year for needy families in Naour. Both required new windows and roof repairs. One house, belonging to Abdul Hamid ,also needed a fan. Both families were pleased with the results.
21PSA Charity Activities 2012/2013 Whiteboards for Princess Haya School The PSA purchased 8 Whiteboards plus pens and erasers for the Princess Haya School, Naour. This means that we have provided whiteboards for all the classrooms over the past two school years.
22PSA Charity Activities 2012/2013 Tawjihi ScholarshipsThe PSA provided Tawjihi Scholarships for 10 girls from Khawla Bint Al Azwar. Without them, the students would be unable to complete their education.
25The PSA EC took over a budget of JD 49,112 in September 2012: PSA Financials 2012/2013The PSA EC took over a budget of JD 49,112 in September 2012:PSA running budgetSchoolwish listCharity accountTotalJODOpening balance in Sept 20129,66918,88520,55849,112Net amount spent from allocated budget7,27817,90644,069Balance in Sept 20132,3912,6525,043Food Fair funds 20138,36416,72941,822Budget available for PSA activities 2013/1410,75519,38146,865
26PSA Financials 2012/2013 1. PSA Running Budget Opening Balance Sept 20129,6699,Election day Food9,Bonfire9,Student Council Soft drinks10,BSME1,9,Chalk Talk8,Reading Night-Catering8,Jordan Times Ad for food fair7,1,5,May Ball1,4,BBQ party in June1,2,Banners and Flyers2,Chairs bought for food fair2,Balance End of Sept 2013
27PSA Financials 2012/2013 2. PSA Wish List Budget Food Fair 2012 Income 18,885Material boughtThe academic and administration staff requested and received the following material:1) Library book trays + shelves + books. 2) Contribution towards the new Drama hall:curtains and benches. 3) Contribution towards 10 new computerdesks + 10 new desk tops. 4) Contribution towards Six Form furniture.5) Contribution towards shading overplayground.6) Fridge for staff room.7) Contribution towards Equipment for FoodTechnology.Balance End of Sept 2013
28PSA Financials 2012/2013 3. PSA Charity Budget Balance 29th Sept 2013 Starting balance Sept 201220,558Playground Khawla School1,150White boards Haya school928International Day for the Disabled50Chocolate – Smile in a Box120Winter warmer in Naour970Renovation of house nr. 11,300Markers for Haya school100Bracelet – Cancer awareness campaign1,200Donation to Art Fair1,000Wish list of Hay Al ShahyedSmile in a Box sundry expenses93Painting artwork in Khawla school1,600Renovation of house nr. 2New legs for Reham1,400Extra donation to Cancer Foundation2,540Donation to FFSDP (Lina Mouasher)ICS summer camp scholarship for 4 children520Summer camp clothes kits for 4 childrenExtra fence for playground in Khawla school450Puppets making for Syrian refugees (Sue’s project)150Al Sana Association for special need children600PSA Award Cup for Ibrahim Roman35Tawjihi scholarships200TOTAL SPENT17,906Balance 29th Sept 20132, 652
30PSA Financials 2012/2013These funds will be wisely managed by the newly elected PSA today, in full consensus and open cooperation with the school management
31PSA Elections this 29th September 2013 The current EC members are willing to be part of the PSA Executive Committee this year :Susmita Dastidar, parentLorraine Karmi, teacherSue Gifford, teacher, Charity sub-committeeKameel Saliba, parentHannah Manneh, staff and treasurerThe following persons have decided to run as well :Lina BeauryArwa Helou KreisVictoria DavisBadi SharaihaSara HardieFazeeha NizamThe Principal, John Bastable, is automatically part of the PSA as Honorary President
32PSA Elections this 29th September 2013 CandidatesSUSMITA STOMAYER DASTIDARMy name is Susmita Dastidar. We are an American/Indian family with three children in the school, in primary and secondary. I was Chair of the PSA for 2013, and, with a wonderful team, we organized many events during the year and supported initiatives put forward by the staff. My biggest success was the Food Fair, our biggest fundraiser, which made around 43,000 JDs for the PSA, after expenses. I was directly involved as sponsorship coordinator and co-chair. We introduced some interesting new events, such as our 'Speaker of the Month' series and sponsoring local children to our Summer Camp program. I hope to continue to do as much as possible for the PSA this year as well.
33PSA Elections this 29th September 2013 CandidatesLORRAINE KARMIMy name is Lorraine Karmi and I am the vice-chair of the PSA. I have enjoyed working at the ICS for 13 years. I have been on the PSA for most of that period. I am married with four grown children all at university and I have lived in Amman for the past 30 years. I enjoy organising events such as the bonfire nights, quiz- and bingo nights, and of course the Food Fair for which I was the Master of Ceremony and co-host with Beat FM. I look forward to working with the new Executive Committee and I think that together we will create some great events for all ages. Your ideas are always welcome.
34PSA Elections this 29th September 2013 CandidatesSUE GIFFORDMy name is Sue Gifford and my husband and I moved to Jordan two years ago. We have previously worked in International schools in 10 different countries. I really believe that a school is about so much more than academic learning, important though academic learning is. The PSA helps to provide many of the other aspects which make a great school and gives students broad and enriching experiences. In most school I have worked in I have led Community Service activities and ICS is no exception. The secondary Community Service programme now runs twice a week and involves large numbers of students and teachers. The work of the students is supported by the PSA and as a member of the PSA Charity Committee as was able to coordinate the joint efforts of the PSA and Community Service. I hope to continue this work over the coming year.
35PSA Elections this 29th September 2013 CandidatesKAMEEL SALIBAMy name is Kameel Saliba and one of my children, Marwan, is in year 4 at the ICS. I am the school administrator and used to be on the Board before that. I like being involved in the PSA as a parent, and my position in school allows me to give full support to the PSA activities.
36PSA Elections this 29th September 2013 CandidatesHANNA MANNEHHi, my name is Hanna Manneh. I Am the Treasurer of the PSA; I work for the ICS as an accountant. I am looking forward to working again with the new PSA members to give our community, the parents and the students a good idea about our school and what it can do for them.
37PSA Elections this 29th September 2013 CandidatesLina BEAURYI am a freelance journalist from Colombia. Married to a Frenchman and we have two beautiful girls. Théa was born in Costa Rica and now is in year 5 and Mila who was born in Canada is right now in year 3.This is our 4th year in Jordan and we love our life here. We have lived in amazing countries like Colombia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Canada, Egypt and Jordan.I would love to join the PSA because I'm sure that we can do a lot of good things for the community, for the school and of course for our children.
38PSA Elections this 29th September 2013 CandidatesArwa Helou KhreisIt has been less than a month since we, Khreis family, have joined the ICS and we are already in love with the school.I am so grateful for the beautiful environment at our school, my 6 years old boy Tareq in Year 2, for the first time “in his school life” I hear him saying “mom, I can’t wait for tomorrow” oh… this meant the world for me as I have had very difficult time in previous years. As for Faisal, my eldest boy in Year 5, who is enjoying school like never before comes home every day with a very positive attitude towards school telling me how much he loves the school.This makes me happy and so willing to help and get more involved in any possible way. I know how much effort is needed to help a non-for-profit institute, as I have spent more than 10 years of my life working for a non-governmental non-for-profit organization and I’m still helping as a volunteer. Through my work I have helped many community-based activities and events to become projects for the organization supporting its existence and sustainability. I am also a person who enjoys helping people a lot and that’s what I do through professional trainings I am involved in.Becoming one of the PSA committee members will help me continue working on something that I believe in and love to do; on the other hand, I know that I can support the work of the committee by sharing my skills and experience in fundraising and campaigns management.
39PSA Elections this 29th September 2013 CandidatesVictoria DavisMy name is Victoria Davis. We have been 3 years in Jordan and ICS, having moved from Scotland. We have 2 kids in ICS, Alexander in Y7 and Katerina in Y5. I am a qualified doctor but I have retrained as a Lecturer in Nutrition when we moved to Scotland. I have been volunteering at school for reading assessments for a year and a half, then I provided maternity cover for couple of TAs a year ago. When I qualified as a CELTA teacher at the beginning of this year I volunteered for the rest of the last academic year for EAL department both in Primary and Secondary. I have been running the Russian Stall during the Food Fair for the past 3 years. I would like to join the PSA to be able to see what PSA can do for the ICS community and provide my broad skills to help PSA in their work which helps both ICS children and the children in the local community.
40PSA Elections this 29th September 2013 CandidatesBadi SharaihaI am married to my beautiful wife Raghad Ammari who is enrolled at the ICS and works as Learning Support Assistant. Wadie, ourson, is also enrolled at ICS (FS 2C).I graduated from the Lebanese American University, majored in Business Administration and minored in Political Science.I am a member of CISV (Children International Summer Village) Jordan.I believe my contact list will always come in handy – especially when it’s time to gather sponsors for ICS eventsI am determined to deliver my best to ensure a better future for Wadie and our future generations.
41Thank you for giving us a chance to help the local community! The PSA Executive Committee worked tirelessly to deliver on all planned projects, taking into considerations different cultures and sensibilities, bringing individual expertise and experience, while always keeping in mind the best interests of the ICS Community and its impact on the local community.Many thanks to all the volunteers, sponsors and friends who assisted in making our tenure as PSA Executive Committee a successful one.Thank you for giving us a chance to help the local community!