AvH volunteers play a major role in the operation of the school. Without this dedicated group of parents, the school would not be what it is today.
Volunteers enrich the school experience in a multitude of ways. They coach various sports teams, provide health information to the school community, organize school-wide charity campaigns, and much more. AvH parents find that our school community provides wonderful opportunities to expand their social network while at the same time supporting their children’s education.
Ways to get involved:
At the beginning of the school year, the parents of each class elect two representatives. Their role is to provide a link between the parents and the homeroom teacher and organize periodic parent evenings. The elected parent representatives form the Parent Council, which elects a president and a vice president. The Parent Council meets three times per school year to receive information from the principal about current school issues, and to discuss issues related to individual classes.
Our current council:
Parent Council President (2020/21): Ina Hillebrand
Parent Council Vice President (2020/21): Maryse Blouin
The library is run with the help of parent volunteers whose duties include interacting with the children, signing books in and out, placing them and generally maintaining the books as well as keeping the room in good order to facilitate its use.
The Friends of AvH are always looking for parents who can help expand the school’s current network of contacts in the business world. Volunteers are also needed to organize and help out at Fundraising events.
The Bazaar, which takes place in November of every year, has evolved into a popular Christmas event on the Montreal community calendar. It is the principal fundraiser of the school. Many visitors do some early Christmas shopping and purchase home-made crafts, while others sample traditional European food specialties and catch up with friends over coffee or a glass of mulled wine. Parents looking for an outlet for their creative talents can join the group involved in producing handicrafts from September onwards until the day of the event in November. During that weekend, many helpers are required to ensure a smooth operation. Lend a helping hand and contribute directly to making the event a continuous success.