The local Indian schools, or the non-IB schools, usually do not invite the parents to participate in the school, with the exception of a few special projects or special events. By and large, education is mostly left to the teachers. PTA committees, however, are common.
The International Baccalaureate schools involve parents frequently, similar to the way parents can participate in Western schools. Assistance and input from parents is generally welcomed. Parents can help with school newspapers, sports teams, field trips, and special assignments. Some schools offer monthly coffee mornings where parents are informed of what is happening in the grade level of their child. The American School of Bombay offers training for parents about subjects such as technology and math to help parents assist their children with homework. Email updates about upcoming events and meetings help keep the parents informed about the latest events within the school and how they can get involved.