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Issue 15 - Spring 2016


Welcome to the Spring edition of our newsletter! After a short break we are back with updates on the N/P and Secondary Education Councils, details of new projects supported by the Community Fund and various updates on health and safety issues. Why not check out our regular column, "Love Laeken" and find out about what the Dreve Sainte Anne looked like before it became the busy street it is today!

On the services front, remember that the first enrolment phase for transport closes on 31 May 2016. Enrolments for extra-curricular activities will open on 1 June so keep checking the website for details of the activites. You should also have received details about the upcoming Performing Arts Day via email - for those of you who are wondering what Periscolaire involves, this is an excellent opportunity to come and see!

Finally, you should have received detils via email about this year's Somerfesto. The Somerfesto Committee has organised a wide range of exciting activities for kids of all ages to enjoy. Please volunteer to help make it the most successful school party ever! 

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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.


secOn 10 March a Secondary Education Council took place. Parents representatives from the French, English and German sections attended and the APEEE was also represented by the VP Ped, Kristin Dijkstra. You should have received summaries of the discussions from your section representatives but here is an overview of what was discussed.

Discussions opened with details of the upcoming school trips. Bon voyage! Also on the agenda was an update on the use of Office 365 and e-safety. The school announced that a new Working Group would start in the week of March 14 on the e-safe classroom: students & teacher protection, information sharing. This WG is tasked to produce a set of guidelines about BYOD for both parents and students. A further central point of discussion was preparing for the BAC and parents raised concerns about grading and also emphasised the need for general information to be made available. Finally, various amendments to the school rules were discussed and formalised.

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