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: 16 November 2016 16 November 2016
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All Change and no change! A 'new' Secretary General and English continues to be needed across the whole school system irrespective of the UK Referendum result
Change characterises the new school year and this was reflected in the first two agenda items of the October meeting of the Joint Teaching Committee (JTC) of the European Schools:
- First, we have a new Secretary General (in fact an 'old' face - the former Deputy, Giancarlo Marcheggiano) who was elected by the Board of Governors on 31st August and who made time to join INTERPARENTS at our preparatory meeting for the JTC, (hosted by the Laeken PA) to discuss the priorities ahead.
- Second, in the wake of the UK referendum, we still don't know what Brexit means exactly but it is clearly recognised that this is a major concern for the whole school system. The line from the Secretariat General remains emphatically that the European Schools need English right across the system, starting with EN sections for the wide range of pupils who have EN as their L1. The new SG pointed out that English is also the predominant L2 across the system, (affecting both language learning and subjects taught in L2. In fact, almost without exception, every child needs EN in his or her school career.) As underlined repeatedly by INTERPARENTS however, the new SG confirmed that a key challenge is how to go on providing the necessary EN teachers and he confirmed that this is being studied in the context of risk assessment and mitigation. Your input into this process is welcomed by INTERPARENTS.
- Published: 16 November 2016 16 November 2016
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The program and the application form for the 2017 Holiday Camps has been added to the "Holiday Activities" section on this website.
- Published: 26 September 2016 26 September 2016
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Our school bus service is growing and the capacity of our morning buses overbooked from October onwards. That is why the PA has decided to start a new Bus Line S (South, or Sachenhausen?) from next Tuesday, 4 October. This is valid for the morning buses only.
The following stops will be served by the new bus line:
|07:25 h||Former Line A||01 – Südfriedhof West||Darmstädter Landstraße|
|07:30 h||Former Line A||02 – Darmstädter Landstraße Mitte||Darmstädter Landstraße|
|07:35 h||Former Line C||03 – Wasserweg||Wasserweg|
|07:40 h||Former Line O||04 – European Central Bank – Visitors Parking||Sonnemannstraße|
As you can see the departure times are mostly unchanged with the exception of the departure from the ECB which will be 15 minutes later than previously. This is made possible because the bus no longer needs to pick up children on the way from the ECB to the school. The parents of children using the stops have been informed.
I hope and expect that everything will run smoothly. Our school bus provider, Urberacher Omnibusbetrieb, has the experience to run the new line without problems, and the school security as well as the teachers who pick up children in the morning are or will be informed.
All the best
PA Activities Coordinator
- Published: 07 October 2016 07 October 2016
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as announced in the last PA Newsletter's article “Upcoming Talks”, these last months we have been working on the proposal to arrange an annual series of talks on school-related issues. We are glad to inform you that the first appointment with an expert advisor is coming soon.
The topic of the talk is “Social Media Use” and will be held by Dr. Patricia Napiorkowski Lubbe. The same topic will be delivered at school, for the benefit of some secondary school classes.
Here follows the complete program.
We look forward to seeing you at the forthcoming event
- Published: 02 September 2016 02 September 2016
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Summer holidays come to an end at the ESF next Monday. The nine-week break has been used for renovation and repair works as well as improvements of the infrastructure. Thus, students and teachers can enjoy a new surface on the sport field. Furthermore, the free-flow concept has been introduced at the canteen of the Secondary Cycle by putting in new seating, creating self-service facilities and offering one of the three choices as freshly prepared meal. Children in Pre-Primary and Primary 1 will benefit from newly installed air-conditioning in the South facing classrooms of the Modular Building.