The Parents’ Association supports the family-life balance of our members by offering services like Childminding, Extracurricular 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 December 2017 21 December 2017
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The season's greeting cards were created by pre-primary and primary pupils at the European School of Frankfurt.
The Board of the Parents' Association wishes you all Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We hope you can enjoy your holidays.
Delphine Braun - President
Catherine Brodie - Vice President
Jean-Dominique Montoisy - Treasurer
Mariella Spata - Secretary
- Published: 21 November 2017 21 November 2017
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Dear Helpers*, Parents, Pupils,
Thanks so much for your help with the Halloween party! Thank you for providing cakes and finger food and for thinking of children with allergies so that they too could savour the goodies. Our gratitude goes also to all helpers* present at the party, among all: Simone Cruciani (P1&P4-IT), Michele Bellomo (P5-IT) and Emese Farkas(P2-DE). It’s because of enthusiastic people like you that ESF PA can organise fun events for our kids. It was so much fun seeing them celebrate, try to elucidate the magic tricks, freeze during the photo shooting, follow the dance steps and thoroughly enjoy the party.
- Published: 09 November 2017 09 November 2017
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As president of the Parents’ Association, are you the person responsible for school buses and after-school childcare?
Not any longer! Until last school year these services were indeed run by the Board of the Parents’ Association. Now we have a dedicated services company – EuroKids, with a General Manager in charge.
But the Parents’ Association still has an important role to play. In the past it was not as visible as the daily services. It consists in representing parents and working for the school community. Now we want to fully focus on this role. Unlike services, it cannot be delegated to staff or external providers.
Why is representing parents so important?
There is one aspect of the European Schools system that most people are not aware of. Can you imagine that in your country you would be invited as a parent to give your opinion to the Ministry of Education? In our system you are! Parents have a guaranteed place on all decision-making bodies. Both on school and system level. This is a unique opportunity to try to influence things. It is entirely up to us how we use it, and if we make use of it at all.
Of all the stakeholders, we parents have the most at stake: it is about our children!
- Published: 16 November 2017 16 November 2017
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If you were not able to attend the talk held last Thursday 9 November 2017 on "Conflict Management" at the ECB but are interested in finding out about the presentation, here is the link (careful - 320MB download). Also attached are the two handouts which were available on the night of the presentation on "Dealing with toxic resolutions" and the Guidelines on "Conflict Resolution" and a list of books recommended by Dr. Lubbe on the Conflict Management subject. On this website you will also find the previous presentations. If you have any suggestions for the topic of our next talk, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Many thanks again to our expert Dr. Patricia Lubbe for the illuminating presentation and the material she has provided us with and many thanks to the Secondary School Principal, Ms. Chatzivassiliadou, and the Secondary School's Counsellor, Ms. Michelle Ehrler, for our fruitful collaboration on the "Talks" project.
Enjoy the reading!