ESPA AGM 2017 Invitation





On behalf of the English School Parents’ Association (ESPA) we would like to wish all Students, Parents and Guardians a successful and productive academic year and invite you to attend ESPA’s
2017 AGM that will take place on Monday 30th October 2017, 18:30  at the English School Hall.
 
 
ESPA’s goal is to represent and pursue, the view of all Parents and coordinate with the School in identifying and addressing any issues of Parents’ concern, whether of individual or of collective nature. ESPA further works with the School to organise and / or assist in events that further promote the objectives of the School to provide a wider education to its students, further cultivating the ethos that the English School represents. At the same time ESPA quietly works for positive changes in curriculum, teaching methods, discipline, uniform, school infrastructure and other issues of concern of our members and the school. It supports the School’s Clubs and other activities within and outside the School, including travel subsidies for students representing our School abroad at international events and competitions.
 
To achieve  its objectives, ESPA cooperates, via an  open  line of  communication, with  all other stakeholders of the School community; the Board of Management, the Headmaster and Staff, Parents, Students and the English School Old Boys and Girls Association (ESOBGA), on a regular basis, to share views and ideas on various issues, for the benefit of the School and the Students.
 
ESPA focuses its efforts in four areas:
 
1.  Education
2.  Infrastructure and Facilities
3.  Pastoral and Students Support
4.  Events and Support to Clubs and School Activities
 
Our effort is to pursue the Parents’ views whilst the School addresses issues in the above areas.
The English School is an exceptional springboard for students that aspire to maximise their potential and enter the top universities worldwide. It prepares students educationally to be competitive at the highest level as well as to be able to quickly integrate in multicultural international environments. ESPA’s effort is to support the School to continually develop and improve with the view to offer the best of service to its Students.
  
An ongoing participation of parents and guardians in ESPA is vital for a healthy school community. It helps to strengthen bonds amongst stakeholders, contribute to the school as a whole and nurture fine adults in the process.
 
We look forward in seeing you all at the AGM and invite you to join us in our efforts.
 

Marios Anastasiou                                                     Panicos Makariou
ESPA Chairman                                                        ESPA Secretary

 

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ENGLISH SCHOOL PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION (ESPA)
INVITATION TO THE A.G.M.    
Monday 30th October 2017, 18:30                          
The English School, Hall
 
Agenda:

1.  Addresses
 
2.  Approval of Minutes of the AGM of 31st October, 2016
 
3.  Report by the ESPA Chairman, Mr Marios Anastasiou
 
4.  Accounts and Auditors' Report

5.  Nomination and approval of Auditors
 
6. Elections (expected to begin around 20:00 and ballot boxes will close by 22:00)
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1. All Parents/Guardians of the English School are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of ESPA.
 
2.  In accordance with the ESPA Constitution, five (5) new members will be elected to serve on the ESPA Council (the total number of the members of the ESPA Council is 15).
 
Nominations must be submitted to any member of the Secretariat: Mr. Marios Anastasiou, Mr. Elie Salame, Mr. Panicos Makariou, Mr. Anastasios Athanasiades, Mrs Polina Antoniadou or Mr. Loizos Economides of the ESPA Council at least 48 hours before the AGM provided they have already settled their membership, on a specially prepared form (attached) which must be signed by the person nominated and by a supporting person member of ESPA.
 
Candidates may, if they so wish, include a short CV of max 50 words together with the form, which shall be circulated to the members present at the AGM and present themselves to and address the AGM for a maximum time of 2 minutes.
 
The constitution, the application form and contact details of the Members of the Secretariat can be found on the School website – parents section (www.englishschool.ac.cy).
 
3.  Please remember to pay/renew your subscription before the AGM (Euro 26.00 per family), which will enable you to vote and be voted. Both parents/guardians are eligible to vote with one subscription. Settlement of your subscription can be made at the Bank or the JCC Smart portal prior to the AGM.
 
4.  You are also required to bring with you proof of identity such as an I.D. card, a driver’s licence
or any other similar document bearing your photo.
Please note that without proof of payment of the subscription and proof of identity, you will not be able to vote or be voted. So please remember to have both documents with you on the day
of the AGM.
 
5.  Copies of the Accounts, the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of 31st October 2016 will be available on the School website – parents section (www.englishschool.ac.cy) and also on the day of the AGM.

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