- 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: 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!
- 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: 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).