Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and Booster Club represent the soul of the ISB community.
These two voluntary organizations are led by our parents and seek to further build the sense of community at ISB and foster school spirit. Membership is automatically conferred to all ISB parents and all faculty members. The PTA is involved in the new family orientation process and offers support to new families.
The PTA is a valuable resource for families settling into a new life at ISB and in Beijing. Our mission is to foster a sense of community, build school spirit, promote enthusiasm for learning, and encourage students to contribute positively to society. With this mission in mind, the PTA organizes many activities throughout the year that are open to the whole ISB community. Among these community-geared fundraising events are the annual Spring Fair and International Day.
The PTA is involved in many aspects of life at ISB. Its members raise school spirit and funds in various forms, from organizing movie nights or dance programs to attracting visiting authors and other experts to participate in its well-attended speaker series.
Joining the ISB family gives you the opportunity to put your skills and hobbies to use with the PTA for the benefit of our entire community. Being a part of the PTA allows parents to forge new friendships, discover new passions, and learn what makes ISB such a special community.
We welcome volunteers throughout the year. No matter where your talents lie, or how much time you have, we invite you to join us. In addition, we are looking for individuals with expertise and experience in specific areas or professions. To view all of our volunteer opportunities and to sign up log in to Dragons' Gate.
The ISB Booster Club is a parent organization established to promote school spirit through the ongoing support of the athletics, visual and performing arts, and academic programs.
Run by parent volunteers, the Booster Club supports and encourages students to participate in co-curricular activities so they can become well-rounded individuals. Our activities range from providing banners and spirit items at home sports games, to special event T-shirts, to hosting the refreshment concession at performing arts events. If you’re looking for hands-on involvement and a terrific way to get to know your child’s friends and their families, come and join the Booster Club.
Ways You Can Help
- Be a Team Parent
- Attend games and performances
- Host refreshments for visiting coaches and teachers
- Sell concessions during performing arts and sports events
- Design new Booster Club products for gifts and sale
- Organize and host receptions after concerts
- Organize Coach/Director Appreciation Luncheon
- the list goes on.....!
International Day is ISB’s very own Expo… a showcase of continents, countries, and cultures represented by our ISB families. The day provides a fun-filled way for students and the whole community to respect and celebrate global diversity through culture performances, activities, and food tasting.
Approximately 2,000 people attend the event, which starts with a parade of elementary students (many wear clothing representing their countries, provided by their parents). Following the parade, students, parents, and staff can browse the showcases and enjoy various cultural entertainment.
The annual ISB Spring Fair is a fun, community event and one of Beijing's biggest expat fairs! PTA volunteers pull together this incredible event full of games, raffles, shopping, and food. Thousands of people generally attend the event and hundreds of sponsors and vendors participate. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend, and there are no entrance fees or requirements to be an ISB family. This is the biggest PTA fundraiser of the year, and money raised is used to finance student enrichment and charity activities. The Spring Fair offers child-friendly carnival games, shopping with unique and artisan vendors, grand prize raffle draws, delicious food from a wide variety of Beijing and international cuisines, and live entertainment.