The Parents’ Association supports the family-life balance of our members by offering services like Childminding, Afternoon Activities, School Buses and Holiday Camps via our subsidiary EuroKids gGmbH. We represent the voice of all ESF Parents in a variety of committees and support the school on everything that happens outside the classroom and contributes to the school community.
- Published: 21 May 2017 21 May 2017
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In March and April we have received requests from two students from the Brussels II school - one girl and one boy - who are looking for host families for their stay in Frankfurt September - December 2017. The boy will attend S5FR, the girl will attend S5IT. In May we have received three more requests from a boy and two girls from the Parma European school who will all attend S5IT. Please have a look at their profiles here - accessible to logged-in members only - and consider allowing them into your families to profit from this unique opportunity.
If you are not a member of the Parents' Association, but a parent of an ESF student, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org and request the students' motivation letters.
- Published: 11 May 2017 11 May 2017
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On Wednesday 29th of March, the UK invoked article 50 of the EU Treaty, formally signalling its intention to leave the EU. What does this mean for the European Schools? How does it affect you? What can we do, as parents?
To start with, exit of the UK from the schools is not automatic: the Schools Convention is separate from the EU Treaty. It could be to everyone’s advantage if the UK decides not to leave the schools as well as the EU. Nonetheless, it is not yet clear whether this is legally possible. If the UK does decide to leave, the terms of exit are a mere full school year from notification of intention to withdraw from the Convention. Therefore, can we really be sure that the UK will still be in the Convention on 1 September 2018, the start of the school year in which the UK is due to leave the EU? Given all this uncertainty, INTERPARENTS is continuing to urge that risk assessment and contingency planning be done now, pending the beginning of talks. Consider the following ramifications…
- Published: 26 March 2017 26 March 2017
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Dropping off our kids at school: An Interview with Mr. Heinz Fischböck, Deputy Head of Primary and Pre-Primary Cycle
by Mariella Spata
Mariella: How does the kiss & fly drop-off procedure work in our school?
H. Fischböck: It works better than we have expected; although the number of pupils has grown substantially over the years, I do not think that dangerous situations have increased. So far we have not had accidents this year; we had several accidents in the past where cars were damaged and a father once drove over the foot of somebody working for the school, but nothing serious happened. Accident data is recorded by the security men. Overall the kiss & fly procedure works fine and this is mainly for two reasons. Firstly, security men stand there and monitor traffic (they wear a yellow vest and I think most parents know them); and secondly, the bus system [run by PA] has brought down the number of cars. I think there are almost 150 children enrolled in the school buses [in fact there are 210 children in the morning] and that helps a lot.
- Published: 23 April 2017 23 April 2017
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Good news for current S6 pupils thinking about studying in the UK: funding for EU students starting in 2018 remains unchanged.
The UK government has confirmed the same funding for EU students starting at UK universities in 2018 (for the 2018/19 academic year). Official press release
- Published: 19 March 2017 19 March 2017
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we have received requests for host families from five students from Bussels I - Uccle - who would like to visit S5 at ESF September-December 2017. Logged-in members can find more information here. Update 19 March 2017: Two of the girls from Brussels I have found host families - thank you all! But three girls are still anxiously waiting and we have now received a request for a host family from a boy from the Bussels II school as well, so please check the information again!