Parent-Teacher-Association (PTA)

What is the PTA?

The PTA is a non-profit organization run by parents and teachers. Monthly PTA meetings are open to everyone and are held to plan and organize fundraising, social events, and activities. All members of the community are encouraged to attend and participate in the various clubs and volunteer opportunities. An elected Executive Committee administers the PTA-VIS budget and manages activities.

What is the purpose of PTA?  

  • Plan and organize social events and activities that create and cultivate a sense of community at VIS in compliance with local Covid-19 regulations. 
  • Support school outreach efforts which enhance school programmes and initiatives. 
  • Raise and distribute VIS funds in a purposeful manner to benefit the students and community. 
  • Advocate for our children and families by promoting good communication between parents, teachers, administration and staff.  

The PTA makes a valuable contribution to the promotion of community spirit within the school with the aim of enriching life of the school. PTA activities serve directly and exclusively the association's purpose. 

How do I become a member?

It is easy! If you are a parent or  teacher and you would like to get involved, simply email ptachair(at) There are no forms to fill out or membership fees to pay. 

How does the PTA serve the Community? 

New Family Welcome Programme: Much of what make VIS strong is the warm, welcoming community. The New Family Welcome Programme matches existing school families with new families to help ensure a smooth transition at VIS. Once you are newly enrolled in VIS, you can join the Programme and be connected to a VIS family that can offer support to you during your transition to a new school/country. Please contact newfamily(at) if you are joining or considering joining our community and would benefit from hearing more about life at VIS and Vienna.

Sponsored Events: Welcome Back Picnic, PTA Rocks, Coffee Mornings, Winter Market, Bingo Family Day, Summer Bazaar (local Covid-19 regulations permitting).

Clubs: Culture Club, Walking club, Running Club, Cooking Club, Hobby Club, Book Club, Language Clubs.

Seminars: Interesting and educational seminars are organized by the PTA for our community throughout the year. In the past we have hosted seminars on parenting, nutrition and third culture kids. More recently, in keeping up with rolling lockdowns, we held seminars on ways to have meaningful holidays during Covid-19 and on quick, practical, fun ways to keep your sanity during lockdown.

Grants programme: Our PTA grants programme provides grants to teachers and students to enrich the experiences of our students, teachers and community.

The PTA Shop: We sell VIS logo clothing and accessories to boost community spirit. Funds raised by these sales support PTA community events and enhance the VIS learning programme.

The Booster Club:  We normally sell food, snacks, and drinks after school. Proceeds are reinvested into enriching the sports programme at VIS. This initiative has temporarily been suspended and will resume once Covid-19 local regulations permit it.

Primary School Parents Representatives:  Parent representatives from each class in the Primary School support the teacher and share relevant information with the other parents. They may also organise an end of year gift for teachers and social events which adhere with Covid-19 regulations.

Secondary Social Network: Parent representatives from each grade level offer social opportunities for parents to meet which adhere to Covid-19 regulations. Often a chat group is created to help answer questions relevant to that grade.

Why join our Parent-Teacher-Association?

Parent and teacher contributions of time and expertise strengthen and add vitality to our community.  Join our Facebook page to get an idea about the many activities we sponsor, and if it appeals to you and you want to contribute to our community it's easy, send a quick email to: ptachair(at) and join the PTA.



Why should you get involved?

It's fun!


Why should you get involved?

You, such as your child in school, can find a home away from home at PTA.


Why should you get involved?

You'll be part of a network!


Why should you get involved?

You can learn from and grow with the PTA!


Why should you get involved?

You'll make a difference!


Why should you get involved?

It's good for your child!


Why should you get involved?

You meet lovely people!


Why should you get involved?

You'll be a role model for your own kids.


Why should you get involved?

There is always a place for you to get involved!


Why should you get involved?

You can help from home or from school!