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PreK-Grade 12 International Day and Boarding School in Kobe, Japan | Since 1913


Our PTA is an important bridge between Canadian Academy and the parent community. Their support creates meaningful impact!

The PTA has been a part of the school community since 1920. Our PTA proudly helps foster community spirit and create opportunities for social and fundraising events, and provide venues for the expression of views on matters of general interest to parents, faculty and students.

PTA meetings are open to all members of our parent community. All parents of CA students as well as all faculty, are members and are encouraged to attend meetings and be actively involved in the many events that support our school community.  Meetings are generally held on the 1st Thursday of each month. Please drop in and get involved!

The PTA supports our Artist in Residence program, hosts our International Food and Fun Fair and elementary Halloween party, supports the Booster Club and our Parent Partner organization, as well as financially supports lasting gifts and the Outstanding Graduate award.

Regular PTA Events

Early Childhood Three Friends

New Parents Welcome

At the start of school, we provide an overview of the different activities and events the PTA supports, and outlines how you can be an active member of our CA community.

Sports Day celebration

Sports Day

An all school event, we provide a 'rest stop' for our active children, giving them a nice treat with which to cool off and catch their breath.

Fall Party for Elementary School Students

Always a thrill and a chill, this afternoon party is for our elementary aged children.  Games, costumes, and prizes are always a hit and a wonderful way to celebrate.

Social Events for Parents and Teachers

We actively look for ways to bring our community together in fun, non-educational ways. These social events are a great opportunity to get to know your child's teachers in a more relaxed, personal way.

International Food and Fun Fair

The biggest event of the year! National costumes and food are always a highlight, as we transform our gymnasium and atrium into a smorgasbord of food, fun, and performances.

Parent Partner Program

A valuable network of partner volunteers who organize and communicate at each grade level. Our parent volunteers are among the first to welcome new families to Canadian Academy, introducing the many opportunities for involvement, both inside and outside of CA.

Booster club

Booster Club

During sporting events and activities, the Booster Club operates a very popular snack booth. All proceeds support our children directly through Canadian Academy's Activities office.

Falcon Store

Need some CA swag? Our Falcon Store is the place to pick up a sweatshirt, t-shirt, or ball cap (amongst other items) for every member of your family.

Head on over to our online Falcon Store

We always welcome extra hands. These opportunities are a great way to meet other parents and be a positive influence in the community.


The PTA is so excited to enjoy another school year at Canadian Academy! 

Our goal is to enhance the relationship between parents, teachers, and students with a wide array of EXCITING activities throughout the year. 

The more parents / caregivers willing to join in the fun with volunteering, the merrier! Please check any boxes below, indicating which events you could share your talents and time with us ~ making this school year a memorable one for our community. Remember to include your contact information below as well. 

Thank you for your time!

Susan Mitsui
PTA President

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There are so many ways to support your child's learning and experiences at CA through our PTA!
  • Booster Club 
    • Dates: Events throughout the year
    • This is a great opportunity to support the players and coaches during sporting and performing arts events hosted by CA. We have a fun booth with CA Spirit banners, and sell items such as hot dogs, baked goods, nachos, candy, chips, popsicles, and drinks. Volunteers also have the option to wear matching red CA shirts to spread the CA spirit even more! 
  • Falcon Store
    • This is where our community can purchase CA Spirit Wear! We are even online now, too. Here you will find t shirts, sweatshirts, letterman jackets, hats, stickers, and more! We like to have a few “pop up sales,” so assistance at those tables would be greatly appreciated. Also, assistance when new inventory arrives would be fantastic.
  • Parent Partners
    • This position is a great opportunity to get to know other parents in your child(ren)’s grades! Parent Partners communicate/share reminders from the school (via “What’s App” groups), and also schedule gatherings with the parents in each grade in order to strengthen our community. Most of the grades have been filled with their Parent Partners for the year, but we do still have a few openings and we welcome volunteers for the next school year. 
  • New parent welcome
    • Date: Friday, August 23
    • This has already been taken care of for this year, but for the next school year, we could use assistance in assembling the fun welcome packages.
  • Photo Days
    • Date: Monday, October 2 - October 6
    • A few parents on these days, to provide practical assistance to keep the day running smoothly, would be great.
  • Sports Day
    • Date: October 9
    • We are looking for volunteers to help hand out frozen treats (popsicles, cold waters, etc) to the kids, as it is normally a HOT day for this event! Any other suggestions for keeping our student athletes hydrated and cool are always appreciated.
  • Fall Event
    • Date: Wednesday, November 1
    • This event is targeted for the Elementary School students. We are looking for parents to help in running a game booth, crafts, and other fall themed activities. (Older students are always welcome to help out as well, and earn service points!) 
  • International Food and Fun Fair
    • Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024
    • The “IFFF” is a day of celebrating cultures from around the world - through food, fun performances, and a parade! Please join a committee, help in planning, or work in a country booth. This truly is a BIG and FUN day had by all! 
  • Welcome baskets for new teachers
    • When new teachers arrive, they are greeted with a wonderful basket of goodies and necessities. This has already been taken care of for this year, but please keep it in mind for next year, if you would like to assist.
  • Teacher and Staff Appreciation
    • Teachers and staff deserve a pat on the back every day-- but this committee celebrates this special group with a thoughtful treat or thank-you at various times. 
  • Photography
    • Do you have a great eye behind a camera? We would love to have a few parents enjoy some camera time capturing moments of our community events! 
  • “Extra Hands” 
    • Please let us know if you would be willing to help out as needed when projects pop up! 

PTA Executive Committee 2023-2024

The PTA can be reached at:

President: Susan Mitsui

Vice President: Amanda Higgins

Treasurer: Open

Communications: Renuka Sawhney

International Food and Fun Fair: Open

Secretary: Charissa Kane

Falcon Store: Melissa Junck

Parent Partners: Amanda Higgins

Booster Club: Open 

New Teacher Welcome: Amanda Higgins

ES Fall Event Coordinator: Charissa Kane

Latest News and Announcements from the PTA

PTA Meeting December 2023

All parents are invited to our December PTA meeting on Tuesday, December 5, in our Library Presentation Space. Be sure to check out the PTA Falcon Store pop up sale before and after the meeting in our atrium.

PTA Meeting October 2023

As all parents are members of our PTA, we look forward to your joining our October PTA meeting on Friday, October 6, from 8:45 am in our Library Presentation Space, 3F.

PTA Meeting September 2023

All parents are members of our Parent Teacher Association-- and you are invited to our first PTA meeting of the year.

With the upcoming Fall Festival, volunteers are needed to make this traditional event fun and successful. Part of the meeting will be dedicated to this event. Come and find out how you can help!

PTA November 2022 Meeting

All parents are invited to the Thursday, Nov. 3rd, PTA meeting from 9:00 am in our library presentation space (3F).

June PTA Meeting

The PTA invites all parents to our June PTA meeting this Thursday, June 2 at 9:00 am. This meeting will be at Canadian Academy. Thank you for wearing masks and monitoring your health.

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