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As Parents' Association of Helvetia School we are convinced that building a solid, supportive community that shares the values of the school is the way in which we can leave our mark and make a difference in the educational process of our children.

The "Asociación de Padres de Familia del Colegio Helvetia" is a legal entity of private law, non-profit, constituted by the free and voluntary decision of the parents of the students enrolled at Colegio Helvetia; which will be regulated and governed by the laws of the Republic of Colombia, especially by the general law of education and other applicable and concordant norms.

We have been committed to this mission since 1964, the year of our inception, but today more than ever, the changing environments and economies highlight the need to remain united in order to face difficult times. The economic crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic that is still with us has served as a reflection and an example.

Objectives

  • To associate the parents or guardians of the students who receive education at Helvetia School, in accordance with these statutes.
  • Support the implementation of the Institutional Education Project (PEI).
  • To collaborate with the school and its authorities to achieve the moral, intellectual, social and physical education of the students.
  • Promote the building of a climate of trust, tolerance and respect among all members of the educational community.
  • Promote among parents a culture of coexistence, peaceful conflict resolution and commitment to legality.
  • To promote activities related to the objectives and aims of the Association and its members, which allow the Association to obtain resources on a voluntary and optional basis and allow it to exhibit, execute, finance, strengthen or subsidise activities that develop and promote the social, ethical, moral, intellectual, educational, cultural and sporting training of the children and parents enrolled at Helvetia School.
  • To develop or implement scholarship programmes, subsidies, insurance, for the acquisition of school supplies, textbooks, uniforms, among others, in favour of the affiliates and whose purpose is to support and ensure the educational development and training of their children who are enrolled at Helvetia School.
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FOCUS AREAS

1. Representativeness
To represent parents before the different bodies and associations that are part of the school government, actively supporting the execution of the Educational Project.

    • Members of the CHB Board of Directors.
    • Participation in the consultative working group with the CHB Board of Directors.
    • Participation in the Committees of the Parents' Associations of the European Schools in Bogota.
    • Working groups with the Rector and the President of the Parents' Council.
    • Exercise the right to petition the public authorities to request or present proposals regarding regulations that interest or affect its members.

Solidarity
Develop or implement programmes to support the community, through:

  • Financial support to families in temporary calamity with payments for school fees, pensions, food and textbooks.
  • Financial support for families with difficulties to participate in the Estadía Lingüística programme.
  • To promote, develop, finance and subsidise programmes that strengthen the communicative skills to read, understand, write, listen, speak and express themselves correctly in the different languages chosen by the students of Helvetia College.
  • To develop or implement scholarship programmes, subsidies, insurance, for the acquisition of school supplies, textbooks, uniforms, among others, in favour of the affiliates and whose purpose is to support and ensure the educational development and training of their children who are enrolled at Helvetia School.

3. Community Union
To promote the integration of the educational community using as a medium:

  • Cultural, sporting or recreational events that promote the union of its members.
  • Financial support for complementary parent training programmes, such as Positive Discipline workshops.
  • Administration of the production of the Yearbook.
  • To serve as mediator between its members or between them and the College, once the instances established by the latter have been exhausted, for the purpose of settling any disputes that may arise between the parties.
  • To promote programmes that allow the students of Colegio Helvetia to get to know and understand the national and international reality with the aim of developing and promoting the values of respect, tolerance, social coexistence, cooperation and mutual help.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2021 - 2022

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SUBSITES

Pilar Andrea Delgado Ramos (6A / K1A1)Óscar Darío Garcés Blanco (2B / K1B2)
Floralba Padrón Pardo (K2B)Félix Donaldo Mendoza González (K2B)
Natalia Jara Pinzón (3A / 6A)Francisco Baquero (K1B2)
Sergio Echeverri Montes (4B / 8B)Laura Mercedes García Romero (9A / 7A)
Mauricio Gómez Sañudo (7A)Lilian Rocío Simbaqueba Gutiérrez (10A)


Board Members Elected by the Parent Council 2021-2022

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Carolina Plata (9B)Mónica Rebolledo (7A / 10A)
Ximena Iregui (K2A)Natalia Niño (K1B2 / 1B)

DONATION FUND

An important challenge is to maintain the financial stability of the Association in order to continue supporting families who need it. This is why the Solidarity Fund has been created: an open space for voluntary donations at any time.

During the current year, contributions were received from families, the parents' council, former pupils and members of the Board of Directors. In total, more than 13 million pesos were received for this purpose.

Contributions to this fund can be made by money order or transfer to:

Davivienda Bank
Helvetia School Parents' Association
Current Account No. 0064 6999 5911
NIT 800.222.851-6.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PARENTS' ASSOCIATION AND THE PARENTS' COUNCIL OF HELVETIA SCHOOL?

The difference is that the main objective of the Parents' Council is to provide an effective channel of communication between parents and the School, and to support the School in matters that have a direct impact on the well-being and development of our children.

PROCEDURES AND BENEFITS

  • Membership instructions
  • Application procedure Temporary Calamity Financial Support
  • Application procedure for financial support for language stay
  • Procedure for donations to the APA
  • APA regulations for receiving specific language stay grants
  • APA membership regulations for financial support applications

CALAMITY FINANCIAL SUPPORT AMOUNTS

  • 2020-2021: more than $60 million pesos were invested. We were able to support 5 families in need.
  • Term 2021-2022: so far this year we have approved support for 3 students for enrolment.

AMOUNTS OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR LANGUAGE STAY

  • 2020-2021: 6 families with support for Linguistic Statistics.
  • Term 2021-2022: 7 applications have been approved to date.

PAYMENT BUTTON

You can also pay by money order or transfer to:

Davivienda Bank
Helvetia School Parents' Association
Current Account No. 0064 6999 5911
NIT 800.222.851-6

*Please send proof of receipt to asopadreshelvetia@gmail.com or asopadres@helvetia.edu.co

EVENTS

  1. APA Bowling Tournament
  2. CHB Dads Football Championship
  3. Concert
  4. Chocolate Day
  5. Parents and children cycle ride

CONTACT

If you have any questions about procedures and donation certificates, please contact us:

Yolanda Carrillo
Administrative Assistant
asopadreshelvetia@gmail.com
asopadres@helvetia.edu.co
Mobile 317 646 52 23