What is the Raffles Parents for Education (RPFE)?
Raffles Parents for Education (RPFE) is an independent, non-profit organization run entirely by volunteer parents and staff. As with our motto, Care.Nurture.Support., our mission is to assist our members and the broader Raffles American School community.
Our dedicated volunteers work diligently to organize various social events, activities, and information sessions for parents to enjoy throughout the year. Additionally, our organization provides a valuable point of contact between all parents and faculty and the school’s senior leadership.
What events and activities do we run?
*Events may change in the 2021/2022 academic year depending on SOPs from the Malaysian Government and the Ministry of Education.
The RPFE holds a mixture of major and minor events and activities throughout the year. One of our minor events is an RPFE meeting on the first Tuesday of each term month to discuss upcoming events during the year. We also invite our Superintendent, principals, and other guests to present important school information and updates at these meetings. Additional minor events may include beach clean-up days to Desaru, picnics, and excursions to other non-profit organizations.
For a list of our major events, please read the following table:
RAS Carnival21 May 2022Carnival styled activities and foodRAS
|RPFE Quiz Night||17 September 2021||Quiz night for parents and faculty||TBA|
|RPFE Movie Night||12 November 2021||Outdoor movie with food trucks & popcorn||Amphitheater @ RAS|
|International & Family Fun Day||11 December 2021||A celebration of our International community incorporating markets, activities, and a triathlon||RAS|
|RPFE Movie Night||28 January 2022||Outdoor movie with food trucks & popcorn||Amphitheater @ RAS|
|*RPFE Golf Day||26 February 2022||Golf day for parents and faculty||TBA|
|Wine & Cheese Night||9 April 2022||learning the importance of pairing cheese with wines.||Glass House @ RAS|
|Teacher Appreciation Day||3 May 2022||RPFE will organize parents to send thank you cards and/or small gifts to faculty||…|
|RAS Carnival||21 May 2022||Carnival styled activities and food||RAS|
Are you looking for a place to de-stress? Raffles Parents and faculty have exclusive access to our Parents Lounge. Prepare to be pampered in our modern and chic cafe, providing barista-style coffee, cakes, snacks, and desserts in a comfortable environment with ambient music and stylish furniture. Mingle with friends, family, and teachers and let the world slip while you wait for your child to finish school or are waiting to meet a friend. The Lounge is open from 8 am to 4.30 pm, Monday through Friday on school days.
*Due to the current MCO, the lounge is closed until further notice.
How Can I Become a Volunteer?
To become a volunteer and share your time and talents with our RPFE community, please contact us by email: email@example.com.
Apart from volunteering for our events, we are also looking for volunteers that can become mentors to new families in our community. These mentors would be of a similar cultural or language background that will provide helpful advice on living in Johor Bahru.