The idea of forming the association started late in 2012 by a small group of parents (who eventually became its founder-members). During 2013, the discussions with the authorities had to be paused due to the general elections, change in government and a period of time to allow the new administration to settle down. MAPSSS was registered as a Voluntary Organisation with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations in March of 2014.
Primarily MAPSSS has been set-up to work towards the strengthening of the concept of parental participation in state schools and to be one of the stakeholders in the educational sector in Malta working alongside the main players in this area in the interest of students – our children.
MAPSSS vision is to achieve national consensus on the fundamental policies and the strategic direction of such a sensitive and important sector in Malta. Since its inception, MAPSSS has managed to fill in a vacuum that was long felt as now it is considered as the focal point the Ministry for Education and Employment and other stakeholders can refer to when it comes to parents and state school education.