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: 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: 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.
- Published: 17 February 2017 17 February 2017
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Educational support for children with learning difficulties of different forms and levels is in place at the European School. For generic information about the different level of support provided at school please visit the school’s web site here and here.
Learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADA/H, high potential, are not always well known. The right to ensure an inclusive education of these pupils is a priority for the PA as well as the school. The PA, alongside the school, actively supports families of such children to help ensure the learning environment is adapted to better address special needs.
In 2017/2018 the ESF PA established, in cooperation with the school, a “tripartite agreement” for children with an official diagnosis from a qualified medical professional. This agreement between the school, parents, and a third-party therapist allows outside support personnel to work outside school hours on campus alongside the child.
In this context, the PA also participates in the Educational Support committee. This committee addresses specifically issues surrounding the well being of special needs students. Conferences, trainings and other initiatives for parents, teachers and students are proposed as well in this forum. Attendees includes school directors, PA Board members representatives and the support teachers coordinators.
To reach the PA Board members responsible for the educational support, please send an email email@example.com
- Published: 02 February 2017 02 February 2017
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For pupils who are planning to study in the UK and their parents: please see this comprehensive presentation on various financial aspects - tuition fees, student loans, fee status and sources of funding, by Holly Smith from Sussex University.
Status: January 2017 (please bear in mind that the situation may well change in the next few months).