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Parent Teacher Association of the IFK/CIS e.V.


A WELCOME BACK to all families and a special warm WELCOME to all the new families at IFK/CIS from the entire PTA Team.


W e l c o m e   t o   o u r   S c h o o l   C o f f e e   M o r n i n g

Thursday, August 25th, 10:30 am
The PTA invites all first grade parents to stay after the ceremony for a coffee and snack. All first graders are welcome by the second-, third- and fourth graders with music.

"Die Schultüte"  -  Dear expat families of our first graders, A tradition in Germany is to give a large cardboard cornet filled with sweets and little presents to first graders on their first day at school. All first graders come to school holding their Schultüte with pride. You can buy them at stationary shops, the Rhein Center and shopping malls.


W e l c o m e   B a  c k   F a m i l y   P i c n i c  -  SAVE THE DATE!

Sunday, September 11th, 11:00 am

All details here in DEUTSCH & ENGLISH. Let's hope for good weather! We are looking forward seeing you there!


G e t   t o   k n o w   y o u r   C i t y   -   'Bastians'

Thursday, September 15th, 9:00 am

Our first "Get To Know Your City" activity will take you into town. We have booked a table at the bakery "Bastians" to have breakfast with you. You can round up the morning with a shopping tour to the Breite Straße, Schildergasse or Ehrenstraße as they are close by. 

Reservation: table is booked for 9 am

Carpool: for those who would like to carpool, we will leave from school at 8.30 am

Address: Auf dem Berlich 3-5, 50667 Köln

See you there!

Aug 25  Welcome to our School Coffee Morning for all 1st grade parents, 10.30 am after the ceremony
Aug 30  Coffee Morning, 8.15 am Mini Mensa (Building B)
Aug 31  Running Club, 8 am Sports Hall entrance  (Building D),
PS Parents Welcome Evening Grade 1/2, 6 pm
Sep 1 PS Parents Welcome Evening Grade 3/4, 6 pm
Sep 6 PTA Monthly Meeting, 8.15 am Mini Mensa (Building B)
Sep 7  Running Club, 8 am Sports Hall entrance (Building D)
PTA Shop  3-5 pm Sports Hall entrance (Building D),
CIS Parents Welcome Evening
Sep 11  Welcome Back Family Picnic, 11.00 am, Forstbotanischer Garten
Sep 13  Coffee Morning, 8.15 am Mini Mensa (Building B)
Sep 15  Get to know your city! Breakfast in town, 9 am
Sep 20  Coffee Morning, 8.15 am Mini Mensa (Building B).
Sep 24  Open House Day Mandatory school day for all pupils and students 9 am - 2 pm

About us

The PTA is a volunteer led, not for profit, registered Parent Teacher Association and is an active and diverse organisation within the IFK/CIS. It supports community life through volunteer work and financial donations to the school. All sections of the School - Primary School, bilingual Grammar School and International School - are supported by the PTA.


All parents and guardians are welcome to join the PTA. All PTA projects and activities are run by PTA committees like Welcome, Library, Fund raising, Events, Web, Shop, Yearbook, Carnival and More Sports. The PTA holds open meetings every month.

Please note the special service for our international families:

If you consider visiting our school on one of the regular Open House days (24th September 2016; 28th January 2017) or on any other day, please don´t forget to ask for our 'Welcome Booklet'. This guide was generated by the PTA of the Cologne International School. The information compiled in there is from the recommendations and experiences of parents in the IFK/CIS community.

Regardless of whether your stay at IFK/CIS will be short or whether this will be a permanent move for your family, we hope that you find our school community warm and welcoming.

Über uns

Die PTA ist ein ehrenamtlich geführter, gemeinnütziger, eingetragener Verein von und für Eltern und Lehrern. Wir sind eine aktive Organisation innerhalb der IFK/CIS. Wir unterstützen die Schulgemeinschaft durch ehrenamtliche Arbeit und finanzielle Spenden an die Schule.

Alle Eltern und Erziehungsberechtigten sind herzlich willkommen der PTA beizutreten. PTA Projekte und Aktivitäten werden in verschieden Teams und Komitees entwickelt, besprochen und durchgeführt. Dazu gehören zum Beispiel das Empfangs-Komitee für neue Eltern (Welcome Committee), das Bibliotheksteam, das Event-, Web-,  Shop und Jahrbuchteam, das Karnevalskomitee und unser More Sports Team. Monatlich finden  offene Treffen in der Minimensa statt, bei denen anstehende PTA Projekte, Aktivitäten und Termine besprochen werden.

International Day May 2014
International Day May 2014

Warm regards / Herzliche Grüße

Hanne & Stefanie

- PTA  Co-Chairs 2016/17 -

Parent Teacher Association of the IFK/CIS e.V.
Parent Teacher Association of the IFK/CIS e.V.
Internationale Friedensschule Köln / Cologne International School
Internationale Friedensschule Köln / Cologne International School

House A: Grade levels 1-4, Library, School Office, Administration, Head of School, PS Principal, PYP Coordinator   ~   House B: Grade levels 1-4 and 5, Mini Mensa   ~   House C: Grade levels 6-8, CIS Principal   ~   House D: Entrance, Sports Hall   ~   House E: Grade levels 9-12, GYM Principal (bilingual grammar school), Mensa