MR stands for the Dutch word Medezeggenschapsraad. This translates as “Right of say Council”. In essence the MR is a co-administration council (a mixture between a traditional Parent Teacher Association and a School Council). It is a requirement by Dutch law to have an MR in every school. The MR has an advisory role.
The MR plays an important role in the communication between parents, staff and Management by taking a critical look at proposals from the Supervisory Board. The MR can advise or, in some cases, disapprove before a decision is final. The MR is made up of parents and staff from the International Department, (the ID) and Dutch Department (the NA).
Click here to read the MR Statute.
Click here to view the current members of the MR.
Click here if you wish to join or contact MR members.
MR Meeting Dates 2019-20
- Monday 23rd September 2019
- Monday 18th November 2019
- Monday 27th January 2020
- Monday 30th March 2020
- Monday 08th June 2020
- Monday 06th July 2020
Click here if you wish to join or contact the members of the Joint Parent Association.
School foundations like ours, which are responsible for more than one school, and have the legal obligation to set up a GMR.
This group communicates with the Board and Management team and discusses policy for all schools in our Foundation. The issues discussed deal specifically with matters that affect the whole of the organisation, such as the Budget, Annual Report, School Policies and Personnel issues.
To view meeting minutes, click here.
Click here to read the GMR statute.
Click here to view the minutes.
Click here to view the current members of the GMR.
The HSV Parent Activity Committee (known as the Ouder Activiteiten Commissie in Dutch) currently consists of 8 parents (5 from the NA side, 3 from the ID side). The OAC gathers a few times per year to plan and organise activities for the children and the parents of the school: Sinterklaas, Christmas, the Summer Party, and some smaller events like the Book Week, Valentine’s Disco etc.
The OAC works closely together with the school, as all the activities require coordination of efforts between the teachers (and children) and the parents. Members of the OAC therefore meet regularly with school management and sometimes with teacher groups.
The OAC is a nice way for parents to be involved in activities at school and to get to know other parents. If you are interested in helping out at an event or have ideas or comments about activities, please contact your Head of School.
The members of the current OAC are:
KSS Location – We are looking for enthusiastic parents who have some time to give. Please contact your class teacher.
VHS Location – We are looking for enthusiastic parents who have some time to give. Please contact your class teacher.
VNS Location – We are looking for enthusiastic parents who have some time to give. Please contact your class teacher.
The 2HSV foundation was set up by parents and former HSV alumni to promote the interests of the Haagsche Schoolvereeniging, and to offer fundraising support with specific projects in the school. In the past, 2HSV has made large contributions, such as upgrading the schoolyard and playground, the purchase of musical instruments as well as iPads and tablets.
Click here for more information on how to become a sponsor or a board member of 2HSV.