SPARKIT ("Schools Parents Associations for Regional Knowledge In Thailand") is a network of parent associations from major international schools in Bangkok. We provide a platform for parent associations to share information, knowledge and resources to tackle common challenges. SPARKIT was set up by Friends of Bangkok Prep in 2023.
Parents Associations often face the same challenges - running successful fundraising events, communicating with parents, finding suitable vendors for events, and navigating Thai bureaucracy!.
We have a private LINE group with parent representatives from different parent association committees. Each participating association can add two or three current committee members to the group, and would be free to share information or questions with the others, for example:
- “Does anyone know where we can rent a jazz band for an event?”
- “We are planning our big Winter Fair for December 16th and want to make sure it doesn’t clash with any other schools?”
- “Has anyone set up a bank account for their PTA?”
In the future we could perhaps organize meetups or friendly inter-school competitions e.g. a inter-school parents trivia event or sports league.
- Friends of Bangkok Prep (FOBP) Bangkok Prep School
- ISB Parent Teacher Auxiliary International School Bangkok (ISB)
- KIS Parent Association (KISPA) KIS International School
- BISP PTA British International School, Phuket
- NIST Parent-Teacher Association (NIPTA) NIST International School, Phuket
- St Andrews Parent Teacher Group (PTG) St Andrews International School, Bangkok
For any questions or feedback, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org