The Parents’ Information and Resource Committee (PIRC) is a group of volunteer parents who provide support to TASIS England parents, faculty, and administration as we cope with the emotional, social, and practical issues inherent in the transitions of expatriate life.


New Parent Orientation

This informative seminar addresses the transition stages of an international move, effects of culture shock, stress responses, and tips to help every family member make a successful adjustment.

Refreshed and Recharged - Welcome Back: A Seminar for Returning Parents

This seminar celebrates the accomplishments, and explores the challenges, that returning families face each school year.

Networking and Resources

This seminar provides practical information and tips regarding life in England and at TASIS England and a valuable take home reference booklet for later use.

Holidays, Houseguests, and Home Leave

This seminar offers support, information, and tips for celebrating holidays in traditional, and new, ways in England; hosting houseguests on extended visits from your home country; and planning home leave and gatherings with families and friends.

Winter Warmer Coffee and Travel Tip Exchange

This coffee gives parents a chance to get out of the house, reconnect with parents from previous PIRC seminars, and collect ideas for travel adventures from other TASIS England families.

Mid-year Orientation for New Families

This seminar offers parents joining the TASIS England community mid-year the same resources provided in our fall New Parent Orientation, Networking and Resources, and Holidays, Houseguests, and Home Leave seminars.

Navigating the College Application Process

Parents of all Juniors are invited to an evening session with the school’s college counselors to learn more about the college application process. In addition, a panel of Senior parents share their tips on a wide range of topics, including college visits, application strategies, and GPA calculation.

Moving to 9th Grade

This seminar is an excellent opportunity for parents of 8th grade students to discuss the many aspects of the transition to Upper School, including: the uniform, homework, parental involvement, after school activities, and socializing. Upper School representatives address specific administrative issues, and experienced parents are also present to help with any practical questions.

Moving to 6th Grade

This seminar is for parents of 5th grade students who have questions about the transition to Middle School. At the start of the coffee, Middle School representatives share administrative details. Afterward, parents who have guided their own children through this social and academic transition share their experiences and ideas.

Moving On! Staying Here!

In this seminar, PIRC members offer helpful tips for guiding families through what can be a difficult process: coping with your next move that is quickly approaching, or helping you or your child deal with a best friend who is leaving in the near future.

Parent Peer Group Coffees

These coffees are grade level discussions of parenting issues relating to your child’s adjustment to England and TASIS England, as well as developmental issues. This is an opportunity to meet other parents of children your child’s age, share problems, and discuss successes and solutions.

TASIS England Monthly Newsletter and Weekly Emails

Each month, PIRC provides information for TASIS England families in this electronic newsletter. We announce our seminars and coffees, and we provide helpful tips on coping with expatriate life. Stories can range from managing culture shock, protecting children in the cyber world, and tips for repatriating. Weekly email notices provide the latest details about upcoming PIRC events.

Babysitting List

PIRC collects the names of TASIS England Upper School students who are interested in babysitting and distributes the list to TASIS England parents.

PIRC Library

PIRC has a library of more than 300 books and resources that address a wide variety of parenting and transition issues. Parents and teachers are invited to visit the PIRC library Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm. The library is run on the honor check out system and is located in the PIRC room above the TASIS gym.

PIRC Walks

Join PIRC for a walk in a nearby park. PIRC Walks are a great opportunity to get out, exercise, and meet new friends.

Family Fun!

PIRC have listed some helpful information with shared insights and experiences that might help ease your adjustment to life in the U.K . Family Fun pdf
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