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The Parent-School Organisation

The PSO (Parent-School Organisation) at ACS Cobham would like to extend a warm welcome to all prospective families.

As parents of an ACS Cobham student, you are automatically a member of the PSO. The main objectives of the PSO are to support and enrich our children's learning experience, to help facilitate communication among parents, staff and students, and to enhance the sense of community, which is so special here at ACS Cobham.

The PSO is headed by the PSO Board, whose 28 members continually work to achieve these aims by, among others, organising and facilitating numerous activities, events, and projects throughout the school year.

For new families who come in during the summer, the PSO Welcome Team hosts 'welcoming picnics' on campus for newcomers for them to start making friends, and to help with the questions that inevitably come with moving to a new place. The Welcome Team also organises Welcome Coffees twice a year, and runs a 'buddy family' programme, which offers to match new families with returning families who live in the same area or have similar-aged children.

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The PSO Country Rep Group

The Welcome Team works closely together with the PSO Country Rep Group (CRG), which consists of one or more parent representatives from most of the countries represented on campus. The CRG reps aim to welcome each new family in their own native language, and help them settle in their new environment and culture.

Throughout the school year, the PSO sponsors several Parent Information Meetings (PIMs) led by the administrators and organises many other school-wide events, such as the Ice Cream Social, Halloween "Trunk-or-Treat," Career Day, Staff Appreciations, and Party for the Planet.

Equally important, the PSO creates and supports various culturally-themed events throughout the year, such as the International Fair. We are so lucky to have children representing more than 70 nationalities at ACS Cobham, and students, parents, and staff fully enjoy celebrating our wonderful international community and learning about each other's cultures.

By getting involved, you can enjoy the fact that you are supporting our children's learning experience and will undoubtedly be richly rewarded with the children's happy faces, beginning to feel at home, learning more about what's going on in our community and sharing laughs with your new friends from all over the world.

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