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Parent Faculty Organization (PFO)



The IST community is deeply committed to ensuring that our children are prepared for the challenges and wonders of life, and our reputation is founded on the motivation of our students, the talents and skills of our teaching faculty and support staff, and wonderful participation by our parent community. Our school is fortunate to have a strong Parent Faculty Organization where volunteerism is a hallmark of our community spirit. At IST we do not aim to achieve; we achieve, and we do so by working, learning and acting together as a community.

As such all parent and faculty members at the International School of Tianjin are members of the Parent Faculty Organization (PFO).

The goals of the PFO are to:

  • Support the school in providing quality education.
  • Foster partnerships between the home and the school.
  • Build a sense of community.
  • Provide a forum for input in matters relating to school policies.
  • Raise funds for special school-related purposes.

PFO meetings are held once a month, on Wednesday mornings. All parents are cordially invited to attend these meetings.

You can download the current PFO regulations document here.

The PFO events and activities are planned and managed by a PFO Committee. The 2018-19 school year PFO Committee members and their email are listed below. Please feel free to write to them in case of any questions regarding school life or life in Tianjin.

PFO Officers 2018-19:

President - Alicia Dunbar – dunbaaj@msn.com

Vice President – Jordane Oudot - jordane.ronan@gmail.com

Treasurer – Lita Markere - markerelita@gmail.com

Secretary – Carina Ostergaard - c.ostergaard@hotmail.com

German Liaison - Jessica Alvarez-Korzinovski - jessica_alvarez@gmx.net

Americas Liaison - Amy Shaqqo - ashaqqo@msn.com

French Liaison - Aurelie Vergnes - aurel.vergnes@gmail.com

Korean Liaison - Caroline Park - Caroline_park@istianjin.net

Chinese Liaison - Wendy Da - cocojie8835@126.com

Western Liaison - Ellen Montanari - ellen.vollmer@ehl.ch

Asian Liaison - Ruby Jane Tiu - engrubyjane@yahoo.com


Please see below for ongoing activities organized by the PFO throughout the year. Please scan the QR code of the activity that you're interested in and join in. Of course you need to be a current IST parent to be able to join in these activities.