Parent Teacher Association

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is an interim organization composed by all parents and guardians of EARJ students. Its main purpose is to work collaboratively with the school administration for the benefit of the students and the EARJ community.

The association operates according to its own bylaws, which are a set of rules and conventions periodically reviewed by the Barra and Gávea PTA Boards.

We believe that parents are one of the pillars of utmost importance in a child’s education. This is why we encourage them to get involved in school activities and events as much as possible through the PTA.

Each campus has a PTA Board composed of 6-10 volunteer parent members, which is elected annually. Each board meets monthly to plan PTA activities and to connect with the school administration.

The EARJ PTA’s role is to:

  • Create links between staff, parents and students;
  • Support new and existing families as they come into, stay, and leave the EARJ community;
  • Support and encourage school and student events;
  • Provide social opportunities in the EARJ community;
  • Communicate information regarding PTA and school activities and events;
  • Conduct elections for parents wanting to become members of the EARJ Board of Directors.

PTA Barra

Barra PTA Board 2021-2022
President: Anna Faber
Vice-President: Daniela Baratz
Secretary: Flor Almiron
Treasurer: Tania Aguilar
Lower School Representative: Adriana Ferrari
Upper School Representative: Dani Santa Cruz

Barra PTA Coordinators
Newcomers: Melissa Leite
Room Parents: Luciana Tettamanti

Community Service: Renata Perdigāo (

PTA Little Shop: Florencia Manfrin / Lucia de Sensi

Barra Little Shop link:

PTA Barra email address:

PTA Gávea

Gávea PTA Board 2021-2022
President: Dara Chapman
Vice-President: Sergio Renault
Secretary: Patricia Penna
Treasurer: Patricia Bonilla
Lower School Representative: Julie Williams
Upper School Representative: Patricia Gomes

Gavea PTA Coordinators
Newcomers: Irene Schenstrom
Room Parents: Julie Williams

PTA Little Shop: Akiko Yasuhara / Helle Bejstrup Bjerregaard

Gávea Little Shop link:

Gávea PTA email address:

Newcomer Connections

The Newcomer Connections Group is composed of volunteer parents who dedicate their time to welcoming and supporting families that are both new to EARJ and to the city of Rio de Janeiro. They have many social gatherings, informative sessions and arrange for special events around Rio. A great way to be welcomed in the EARJ Parent community!