7 items tagged "working groups"

  • Health and Safety WG

    HSWGThe APEEE has set up a Health and Safety Working Group for parents who wish to contribute to developing the APEEE's position on these important topics. The first meeting (announced by class rep email) took place on Monday 28 April 2014.

    On 29 April 2014, the APEEE was represented in a meeting with the Echevin for the Ville de Bruxelles in relation to the mobility plan for the school. Apparently, the Commune is working on a 'Plan d'aménagement' to improve the safety of access via the Drève Saint Anne which will include better signposting for the school and additional pedestrian crossings. In the meantime we would ask all parents who come to school by car to drive with caution and to keep an eye out for pedestrians and cyclists when accessing the car park.

    For further details, or if you wish to get involved in this group, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • N/P Education Council - October 2015

    pedgroupsThere are three N/P EC each academic year, two of which fall in this term.  Section representatives will have been in touch with their sections to canvass points but read on for an overview of what was discussed. Fuller details are available from your reps as pending approval of the minutes, we are uble to publish them in full.

    The first N/P Education Council took place on 8 October 2015. The APEEE was represented by Martina Sindelar. In addition the DE, EN and RO sections were represented by their section reps. The topics that were discussed included health and safety including in the vicinity of the school (Dreve Sainte Anne). Improvements are on the Regis de Batiments “to do list”.  The issues will be followed up by the Health and Safety Working Group, although the last meeting of that group was postponed. There was also an update on various activities in the school (Confucius classroom, swimming classes, and priorities for the year ahead). Other discussions included class trips and the need for a Social Fund.

    The second N/P Education Council took place on 19 November 2015. A summary of the issues discussed will be published as soon as possible.

  • Pedagogical Working Groups

    We are looking for parents to join the "Behaviour working group N/P", the "Anti-bullying working group S" and the "Sexuality education working group N/P". No special experience is required but we are looking for parents who can commit for at least one year. The three working groups are set up by school with participation from teachers and deal with issues which are very important for the school community as well as for each individual child. Therefore, an appropriate representation of parents in these groups is needed. The parents' representative should ideally become member of one of the parents pedagogical working groups (N/P and/or S) to ensure a close link and transparency with these groups. The parents' representatives should support the school in the implementation of their policies but should also present the parents' view. For more info contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Secondary Education Council

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    The SEC is an important forum for teachers and parent representatives to address the diverse issues which affect our secondary students. For details of what was discussed at the most recent SEC, please read on.

    The SEC took place on 22 October 2015. The CA of the APEEE was represented by Kristin Dijkstra and parents were also represented by the section representatives from the DE, EN and FR sections. The topics discussed included school trips, the BYOD office  365 programme, bulletins and B tests and the School Rules. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, a number of parent points including preparation for the BAC, the need for a study hall for group work and an (indoor) solution for accommodating tartinistes, were not discussed on this occasion.

  • Sexuality Education Working Group

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    The APEEE is closely working together with school on all pedagogical related issues which are discussed in the education councils and in which the APEEE and parents are represented. To deal with important issues concerning the daily life and well-being of our children, the school can set up informal Working Groups in which teachers and parents can discuss opportunities and challenges but also develop concrete projects and solutions to ensure a healthy atmosphere at school. Amongst these issues, sexuality education is regarded as particular sensitive.

    It is within this framework that, last year, the school set up a Working Group of teachers representing all levels of Nursery, Primary and Secondary on sexuality education. The objective of the Working Group is to establish a curriculum for sexuality education in EEB IV. Throughout their school life, pupils should acquire age-adapted and coherent knowledge on sexuality through professional teaching. The Working Group takes into account the sensitivity of the issue and the fact that the school can only complement the sexuality education provided by parents. The main subjects of the first three meetings of the Working Groups during the last school year were gathering the different aspects related to sexuality in our society and to get an overview of elements of sexuality education presently spread over different subjects in the different language sections.

    Parallel to this work, the school has started to prepare a pilot project on sexuality education for S4 coordinated by the school nurses. Parents will be informed by the school directly on this project. From the outset, a small group of parents under the umbrella of the APEEE is actively following and contributing to the work of the teachers. The working group’s main objective is to ensure communication between the school and the parents about the developments of the curriculum and to represent parents’ views in the Working Group of the school. In close co-operation with the school the parents' group is preparing an information evening with an external speaker to be held in November 2014. This will also be a first occasion to present the Sexuality Working Group to parents. Further information will follow.

    The working group is open to all parents who would like to contribute in the establishment of the sexuality education curriculum which will be unique in the European School system. You are of course welcome with questions and remarks which you can send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Update from the HSWG

    It has been a busy few weeks for the Health and Safety Working Group (HSWG).

    School access: As many of you will be aware, the school changed the access policy to the school site immediately after the half-term break. This was to implement the recommendations of a security report received by the school during the holidays which identified serious concerns about the safety of the bus parking area. The HSWG organized an urgent meeting to explain the situation to parents which took place on Thursday 5 June. This was followed up with a meeting attended by Harriet Kirby, Director of the Primary/Nursery on 18 June 2014. The HSWG is continuing to follow this issue and to work with the school to ensure that any further changes are communicated well in advance of the next school year. Constructive feedback from all parents on the new arrangements is always welcome.

    In addition, a group of parents within the HSWG has set up a survey on access to the school. Please take the time to fill it in before July 14 2014.

    In parallel, the school and the APEEE are continuing to work with the Commune which has recently confirmed that it will be implementing proposals to improve the signaling on the Drève Saint Anne.

    In addition to this, we repeat our previous request that parents who come by car pay extreme attention when entering and exiting the car parking facilities. Some parents continue to drive recklessly and without paying attention to the presence of children on the pavements. The safety of our children depends on us all!

    Although the issue of school access has dominated the HSWG agenda recently, the work of the group is much wider. If you are interested in joining, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Use of IT in our children’s education: Final Call for interest!

    itgroupDo you have experience and/or expertise which could be useful to the new Working Group devoted to proposing initiatives related to the use of IT in our children’s learning?  If you have relevant background and/or ideas, we want to hear from you now!

    The inaugural meeting of this Working Group (which has a mandate from the board of Governors to make proposals at the level of the whole school system, including further pilot projects) has been convened for mid June.  INTERPARENTS is currently in the process of consulting and gathering together insights to input into the Working Group on behalf of the Parent Associations.  This is a very important Working Group for us as Laeken has spearheaded a number of projects in this field.  Please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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