Governance

As members of the Vienna International School Association (VISA), and as parents of children at the VIS, you will want to be kept abreast of developments in school.

There are at present a number of different communication channels with parents including:

  • VIS General Assembly
  • Weekly Parent Newsletter
  • ManageBac
  • Intranet
  • School Website
  • Monthly Open Meetings with the Director and 
  • Informative sessions provided by the Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

The need for good communication between the VIS Board of Governors and the VIS community as a whole is vital to the well-being of the School community. The Board knows that transparency and open communication is required and we trust that these measures will provide for a constructive dialogue. 

Tarek Sarwat
Chair of the VIS Board of Governors


The VIS Association

The VIS Association is an non-profit entity created to promote and provide, in at least the English language, education suited to the needs of an international community, in particular the needs of the United Nations system and other inter-governmental organisations having their seat in Vienna.

It should furthermore offer schooling to children of members of the diplomatic community residing in Austria, as well as to children of the international business community and to other children subject to the proviso stipulated in Article III-2. Schooling shall be available to children of all nationalities.

In providing such education, the VIS Association shall take into account the spiritand principles embodied in the United Nations Charter and the Declaration of Humaan Rights and the special character of an international education.


Picture of the Board of Governors for the School Year 2019-2020 to be uploaded soon.

Members of the Board of Governors - School Year 2019 - 2020:

Tarek Sarwat (Chair), Ana Paula Nishio de Sousa (Vice-Chair), Dr. Regine Ahner (Secretary), Richard Golden (co-opted member), Sophie Gouzy- Portaix, David Jepsen, Dr. Samir Mikhail, Caroline NIcholas

The new VISA President will be appointed during the upcoming General Assembly (December 2019).


Governance Documents

The Board of Governors sees itself a part of the VIS community and invites all members of the community to reach out on any matter of interest.