The parent-teacher participation council (MR) is the forum where parents and teachers can discuss the policies of the school. The MR participates in the making of decisions on policy proposals of the school council and board of directors. They also participate in how policies are formulated. The MR is in the position to comment on the way and manner the school is governed, this means that the MR uses its power of assent and/or its advisory jurisdiction. Parents can bring any matter or suggestion that they feel is important for school under the attention of the MR by filling in the contact form below.

The MR consists of two sections:

  • the staff section, selected by the staff members of school
  • the parent section, selected by the parents of the school.

Elckerlyc is a part of the “Stichting Montessori Onderwijs Zuid-Holland”. This foundation functions under the umbrella of the “Gemeenschappelijke Medezeggenschapsraad (GMR)”. Both MR sections are represented in the GMR.


The MR meets every 5 to 6 weeks and these are public meetings. Approved minutes are available from the administration office. They can also be requested directly from the secretary by sending an email to

MR Members

Hans van Dijk – chairperson and representative parents Montessori

Mirjam Muller – representative parents Montessori and GMR representative

Saira Naim – representative parents IS

Hannadae van Rekon  – representative teachers Montessori

Henriette Versteegen – ten Hengel – representative teachers Montessori

Alison Butler – secretary and representative teachers IS

Sally Johns – representative teachers IS

Alejandra Mahiques – representative parent IS