12 items tagged "events"

  • Baba Marta (Баба Марта)

    MartaVotre enfant est-il rentré à la maison avec un bracelet rouge et blanc cette semaine ? Ou peut-être que vous avez vu des collègues ou des amis le porter ?

    Le 1er mars, les Bulgares célèbrent « Baba Marta » , une fête pour accueillir le printemps prochain. Notre école a rejoint cette tradition.

    Les " Martenitsi " sont des bandes ou des figurines de couleur rouge et blanche qui symbolisent la santé et le bonheur et portent bonheur contre les mauvais esprits. Ils sont donnés aux amis et la famille et sont portés autour du poignet ou sur les vêtements . La couleur rouge signifie le sang et la vie . Blanc : la clarté et bonheur.

    Le « martenitsa » est porté jusqu'à ce que vous voyez le premier arbre fleuri ou le premier oiseau du printemps.

    Dans certaines régions de Bulgarie, le bétail et les arbres fruitiers sont ornés de « martenitsa ». Elle apporte le bonheur et la chance à la maison qui le porte.

    La fête roumaine Mărţişor est une variante de Baba Marta .


  • Budget Meeting EP - 11/11/14

    The APEEE of Brussels I (Uccle) has launched a petition to the European Parliament against budget cuts to the European Schools. There are currently various petitions at the EP about European Schools and the system of European Schools, in particular regarding the question of the legal basis. There are petitions to put the System of European Schools under EU law rather than having it governed by a Convention. This would imply jurisdiction of the ECJ.

    There will be a hearing on 11/11/2014 at 5:30 pm in the EP which is public and it would be good to have many parents present at the hearing. The Secretary General Kiivinen and his legal adviser will be present.

  • General Assembly 2014

    It's that time of year again. The General Assembly of the APEEE is approaching.

    When?  19h00 to 23h00 on Wednesday 10th December 2014. In recent years there has been a tendency for the GA to last until late (or very early am). The CA is doing its best to ensure that the evening will run efficiently. But you might want to bring a picnic...

    Where? Salle Polyvalente of the school

    What? This is the meeting where the APEEE's accounts are approved, the CA is discharged, a new budget is adopted, a new CA is elected and you,  the parents,  have the opportunity to ask both the Direction of the school and the APEEE questions.  There is also the possibility for parents to present items ("motions") to be included on the agenda for discussion and if appropriate a vote. This has to be done in advance  - e.g. by the 19th November so please contact your class reps now!

    Who? All parents can come to the GA. Only class reps can vote. Please make sure that if you cannot attend you give your proxy to another class rep. Class reps should consult their classes on how they should vote and those instructions should be passed on if you give your proxy.

    All info is published on the APEEE website


  • Guided tour of the school with Laeken Découverte

    On Sunday 07 September, Laeken Découverte will give a guided tour in French of the European School at Laeken, explaining the history of the building. The tour starts at 14:30 from outside the school, and will last about 3 hours (max). The cost is 5 EUR per person (under 18s are free) payable on the spot to the guide.

    Details of this and other upcoming visits can be found on the Laeken Découverte website

  • Issue 6 - November 2014

    Dear Parents

    We hope you all enjoyed the half-term break! This edition  brings you reports from some of the pedagogical meetings which have taken place since the start of term including the N/P Education Council,  the meetings of the Groupe de Suivi and ACI.  We also have a special feature on the upcoming General Assembly. Save the date (10th December 2014) now! This is your chance to participate in the running of the APEEE.

    We are delighted to be receiving an increasing number of contributions from other parents.  If you have something you want to share in the next edition or if you can help with the translation to FR, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Thanks and happy reading


  • Les sections font la fête!

    Les sections DE et EN ont récemment fait la fête!



    Juste avant les vacances de Tous Saint, la section EN avait organisé une Halloween Disco, un événement qui était de nouveau très réussi avec la coopération fantastique du personnel et des élèves, y compris pour la préparation de tous ces sacs de collation ! Tous les profits iront au Fonds d'action communautaire .



    Kommt, wir wollen lanterne laufen..


    La section DE section + L2 ont tenu leur célébration annuelle de la St Martinstag le 11 Novembre. & nbsp ; St Martinstag est le jour de la Saint -Martin de Tours et il est traditionnellement célébrée avec un défilé de lanternes.

  • N/P Education Council Report

    pedgroupsThe first N/P Education Council of this school year took place on 9 October 2014.  Another N/P Education Council will take place later this month. The  approved minutes are not yet available but by way of overview, the issues discussed included:

    Feedback from the whole school inspection report

    Priority areas from the School Development plan


    New arrangements in the playground – space has been made available for those children who do not wish to play football!

    Behaviour in the canteen and the efforts to ensure a harmonised approach

    Peacemakers – this very successful scheme of peer conflict resolution is to be continued and is relevant to P4/P5

    New school reports – they will be circulated by SMS

    Class Trips

    The pedagogical impact of the transport issues this year

    Communication on maternelle access and teaching arrangements for the maternelle EN section

    Differentiated learning in L2 and in L1


    For more info email the contact in your section or if no one attended from your section, the APEEE rep:

    APEEE – Iseult Lennon Hudson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  DE – Martina Sindelar EN – Josephine Usher FR – Veronica Gavriliadis  NL – Kristin Dijkstra

  • Report on the General Assembly

    Pending the publication of the full minutes, a brief report was circulated to parents. In case you missed it, you can find it here.

  • Save the date! Performing Arts Day

    Does your child take part in music/drama or dance activities? Would you like to know more about the opportunities to participate in performing arts through the extra-curricular activities programme? Or with the school?

    Join us on Friday 20 March 2015 for the second edition of the EEB4 Performing Arts Day. Come and celebrate the musical, theatrical and dance talent in our school with performances from extra-curricular activities groups and school groups planned. You will have the opportunity to talk to the monitors who teach the music dance and theatre groups and watch your children perform!

    If there are parents among you interested in helping with the organisation of this fantastic event, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Sexuality Education Working Group


    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.

  • Somerfesto

    The APEEE would like to take this opportunity on behalf of all the parents to thank the Organising Committee of this year's Somerfesto for yet another spectacular party. Without the efforts of the Committee and of those of you who volunteered on the day, events such as this are not possible.
    The Somerfesto Committee is separate to the Board of the APEEE although some parents do both.

    Therefore, if any parents have questions about the Somerfesto, the monies raised and/or how they are spent, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • WW1 Exhibition Laeken

    To commemorate the Great War of 1914-1918 the History teachers and students at the European School, Brussels 4 are organising an exhibition which will take place in the school in December 1914. The aim of the exhibition is to create an awareness of the Great War, to provide primary source documents as well as a web site which will provide useful information and other materials of interest on this momentous period of history. It is hoped to examine the Great War from the perspective of the different countries that took part in the war and examine various aspects of the period: reasons for the war, the war on the eastern and western fronts, the role of women, the home fronts, technology, propaganda etc. We have already collected primary source documents, but we are aware that those associated with the school may have material which may enhance the exhibition and who would be prepared to loan them for the duration. Items that you may have include memories, diaries, letters, photographs, letters, weapons etc. Besides commemorating the Great War the exhibition allows students to engage in first hand research and benefit them when it comes to studying the topic in Year 6. If you have items that you think would be on interest and are prepared to make them available for the duration of the exhibition could you contact Gerard Moran (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.); Christoph Duennald (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Lucile Hery (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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