Parent Teachers Association

We welcome your interest in the Parent Teachers Association (PTA) of the Sree Shanthi Anand Vidyalaya School – Chennai. We are a service oriented association of all parents and guardians of SSAV students.Our purpose is to nurture, support, and celebrate the SSAV Vision and mission. We hope to be a resource for families settling into SSAV and Chennai, and to promote a spirit of community within our School family. As our members hail from many communities, the PTA encourages activities to learn more about our host culture and the diverse cultures within our community. Much of our programming is social, but we include some fundraising for the benefit of our students.

The PTA encourages participation in SSAV activities. Working closely with the Administration, we help coordinate volunteers to assist with cultural and sporting events, classroom activities, and student social and charitable projects. We organize several events during the school year: UN Day, Diwali Mela, the PTA ball, and Teacher and Volunteer Appreciation Days. A guide to parent-recommended goods and service providers, The Chennai Chapter, is published regularly; net proceeds support PTA charitable donations. SSAV Connect, the magazine of the PTA, is distributed before summer holidays and summarizes the activities of the year.

We hold general meetings on the last Saturday of most months. The PTA leadership team gives an update on current projects and activities, members of the School Administration present information, and there is time for questions and answers.

The PTA is led by an elected Executive Committee comprising a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Committee is supported by appointed representatives and sub-committees, which vary each year according to the needs of the Committee. Positions may include , event coordinators, new parent coordinators, sports and arts coordinators, and others. Teacher representatives are appointed by the Principals of each School.

Elections are held once in two years in the month of May. We appreciate volunteers throughout the year however !To volunteer, or for more information please send an email to the Executive Committee