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: 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: 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!
- Published: 17 February 2017 17 February 2017
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2017 began with an inspection of the educational support program. Prior to the Inspectors’ visit, the Parents’ Association asked you to share your experiences with educational support received by your children. We would like to thank you for replying to the survey, especially taking into consideration the time constraints. Without disclosing individual problems, the summary of received comments was passed to the Inspectors as well as the ESF Directors.
- Published: 14 March 2017 14 March 2017
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This year a new online platform will be used for the first time for the marking the Baccalaureate papers. Interparents has been following the project right from the start, trying to ensure that all risks related to its implementation are identified and addressed.
The Baccalaureate Unit at the Office of Secretary General of the European Schools is starting a series of Newsletters aimed at informing all the European School community of relevant issues concerning the European Baccalaureate. In the first issue you will find information about online correction.
Moreover, on 6 February the four European Schools from Brussels held a joint Baccalaureate Conference. We invite you to watch the webcast (the title ‘Bac Reform’ is somewhat misleading).
- Published: 12 February 2017 12 February 2017
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We are extending our support for the ESF community by opening a new section on this website where we will post various resources that may help you to better fulfil the difficult and sometimes ungrateful role of being a parent. The idea is to share materials on many subjects we all need to deal with on a daily basis: how to communicate successfully with our children, how to support those who suffer from anxiety, how to instil self-esteem, how to motivate the child, how to recognise an eating disorder... We appreciate your feedback and suggestions for other materials.
We hope that with your support this section will grow into a rich multilingual library, for the benefit of all parents and children at the ESF.