Greetings from PTA President
Welcome to homepage of the Tokyo Metropolitan Kokusai High School PTA. I am Pak Songmi, PTA President for the 2017 school year.
Our PTA was established in June 1989, the same year that the Kokusai High School itself was established. We will therefore celebrate our 30th anniversary next year. Despite the short history of our PTA compared to those run by other Tokyo Metropolitan High Schools, over the years our Association has actively participated in a number of school events, promoting international exchange, supporting foreign students and organizing cultural events.
This year marks the 3rd anniversary of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, which is now fully-fledged with students enrolled in all three years. Students in both the regular and IB programmes are now able to study in an environment of friendly competition, which is greatly helping them to develop self-reliance and self-discipline.
Our PTA activities aim at supporting these excellent students engaged in acquiring a global education, by contributing to the development of a comfortable environment, conducive to motivated learning.
At the same time, our objective is to offer a networking platform for its members as well. As described in the rules, our PTA's objectives cover facilitation of the school's educational activities and support of its member's personal enrichment and networking.
Participation in PTA activities offers opportunities to meet other members with children belonging to different classes and years, and serves to deepen the bonds between parents and guardians. It also helps the members to build trust in the education programs provided by the school. In recent years, a number of members have actively continued to participate in PTA activities even when their children are away from home on study abroad programs.
As PTA President for the 2017 school year, I will endeavor to ensure the PTA continues to offer fun and cheerful activities befitting Kokusai, whilst fostering the rich international experience, passion, and energy of our members. I look forward to working with you all on making this a most fruitful and successful year.