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Issue 15 - Spring 2016

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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 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.

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