Participation Council (DR)

The participation council of the school (DR) consists of elected representatives of the parent, student and staff community. Their contribution and support on many items are crucial for the further development of processes and policies in school. They have an advisory role and sometimes have to give their consent on particular items according to the participation council regulations. The council meets every six weeks with the Head of School. 
The participation council of the school consists of 2 members of the parent community, 2 members of the student community and 4 members of the staff community. All representatives are elected for a period of 3 years. The participation council of the school is a subsidiary (deel raad) of the council (MR) of Het Baken. The meetings of the DR are open for the school community. The meeting dates can be found in the school calendar. Any information regarding the DR can be found via the DR Secretary.
These are the representatives for 2018-2019:
Parent representatives: Karel Lankenau, Gabriel Drilea
Student representatives: Liora Kats, Jacqueline Roney
Staff representatives: Josefina Moreno, Juanita Arnaud, Gigi Laméris, Olja Orlandini
The chairperson is Gigi Lameris. You can contact the participation council  for queries and input at
Secretary: Josefina Moreno

Parent representative:
Karel Lankenau:


Parent representative:
Gabriel Drilea: I am a father of 3 children. Two of my boys are at the International school Almere. A graduate in Law and Psychology, and a long career in human resources management in banking, industrial sector and digital marketing have led me to this role as parent representative. I occasionally did some teaching too, History to Gymnasium students and Psychology to polytechnic studetns. I speak English, Romanian, some Russian and Dutch and I know some basic German and French. As I am passionate about sport, I do some long distance mountain/road runs. I do believe that education is very important and as a DR member I would like to contribute to the creation of an environment that fosters a healthy upbringing and a community orientation for our children.


Student representative:
Jacqueline Roney: I am Jacqueline Roney and hail from India. I am 14 years old and am currently a student of MYP4a. I started my journey with the school two years back. I had been a member of the student council too. This helped me recognize the pace of our school. I was lucky to have been involved in several leadership roles through service action projects. I intend to represent the voice of each student of the MYP.

Student representative:
Liora Kats: My name is Liora Kats. I am a 17 years old, currently in DP1. I was born and raised in Almere, the Netherlands. I am half Dutch and half Ukrainian and therefore speak Russian, Dutch and English. I have been part of this school since MYP2. I love travelling, cooking and meeting new people. Being part of International School Almere has been, and is amazing. I got to know students, parents and teachers from all over the world and learn about all of their different cultural backgrounds. I was a member of the students council in MYP2 and really enjoyed that. As a student representative in the DR, I want to help improve and change the school for the better by letting student opinions and voices heard. I find this of great importance as this will help with new ideas ensuring that everyone at International School Almere has enjoyable and quality years of education.


Staff representative:
Juanita Arnaud: My name is Juanita Arnaud, I come from Malta. I appreciate the opportunity to be part of the IB community and to work in an open-minded school that celebrates diversity and promotes positivity. As a teacher, I put the students’ needs first in order to help them in their journey to reach their goals. Within the DR I am motivated to work with the staff, students and parent representatives to improve the school experience for all stakeholders.


Staff representative:
Josefina Moreno: My name is Josefina Moreno, I work as a Spanish teacher the school. I have also worked at Baken Stad for a number of years. I am the secretary for the DR at the school.
I believe in collaborating with parents, teachers and school leadership for the further development of the school. I am convinced that a DR member needs to see the big picture, know to put aside personal matters and be positive and solution-oriented, always willing to discuss and weigh arguments, but also be able to make decisions that enhances the growth and development of the school.


Staff representative:
Gigi Laméris: My name is Gigi Laméris. I was born in the Netherlands but grew up in the south of France. Apart from being a Visual Arts teacher and a Fine Art artist, I have a professional background in various artistic and international fields. As the DR chairperson I have the responsibility to assist and coordinate with discussions between all representatives of the DR and also communicate with the MR. The DR is meant to represent the interests of all parties at school in close consultation with the school leadership in order to create and maintain a well-balanced and good atmosphere in the school. I feel very greatful for this opportunity to build on the IB curriculum continuum, contributing to the school ethics.


Staff representative:
Olja Orlandini


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