FIS and emerging global workforce mobility trend
Accepting students to our school means also warmly welcoming their entire family into our active community. Parent involvement is encouraged on both the Oberursel and Wiesbaden campus, and is well supported through a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, the REAL Activities Program, and other social events in which parents can take part.
Welcome events at the start of each school year help connect new families with those who have been at the school for some time, and smaller events throughout the year provide all parents and families with opportunities to experience German culture while socializing with friends. Examples of such events include:
- Kloster Eberbach Monastery Tour and Wine Tasting
- Traditional St. Martin’s Goose Lunch
- Rüdesheim Christmas Market Visit
- Henkell Champagne (Sekt) Tour
On the Oberursel campus, parents from across the Primary, Elementary and Upper School come together to participate in activities such as organized forest walks, pick-up sports games, or special events like the PTG Welcome Breakfast, an Oktoberfest celebration, or family Rhinegau region tour.
While the Wiesbaden campus may be smaller in size, the enthusiasm the parent community exudes in staying connected is anything but. Each year, the schools hosts a variety of events, including a Welcome Back BBQ, International Festival and Summer Fete, as well as dances, movie nights and other cultural celebrations. Parents from the FIS Wiesbaden campus also gather outside of school for scheduled "Gentleman of Wiesbaden" get togethers, a monthly moms' book club, or walking tours organized by the Parent Teacher Group (PTG).
"FIS provides an environment for our three children to learn and share across many different cultures and opens a real window to a number of opportunities." Isabella Caprilles, FIS Parent
Major Parent and Family Events Planned Each Year
Volunteer Opportunities at School
Classes and Activities for Parents Each Year
Country Ambassadors to Help New Families Get Settled
Volunteer opportunities include Parent Teacher Group, Athletic Booster Club, Supporters of the Performing Arts, Board of Trustees, Bookstore/Library Volunteers, Room Parents, and Junior Warrior Coaches. Contact us for more details.