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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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Did you know that we systematically publish details of external events we hear about on our homepage? Read on for an overview of what’s coming up.

Christmas Market at EEB2 (Woluwe )

 PLAKAT 2015

EEB2 is due to host a Christmas market on 28 November 2015. You can taste a lot of specialities from the participating countries and buy original handicrafts. The Fair is organised by volunteers; all profits go to charity projects.



BRUSSELS CAROL CONCERT welcomes all children to attend their concert on Sunday December 13  at 5pm  in the Royal Brussels Conservatoire. Jesus Manuel Gimeno Cardona is going to be the music director for the kids choir. For more info: www.brusselscarolconcert.com

2015 poster

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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.

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SenexpertThe APEEE has been looking at how best to integrate students with special needs in to all of our services. An expert visited the site in June 2015 to report on what the APEEE could and could not realistically achieve. The APEEE’s policy is to make reasonable adjustments wherever feasible. If this may apply to you, please feel free to contact the relevant service in confidence.

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swimmingThe European Schools’ Swimming team is looking to recruit new members, and we’d really like more swimmers from Laeken. The team is open to all students aged 8 – 19. This is the ONLY activity where pupils from all 4 schools compete on the same side, and meet a diverse group of kids from all over the world.  All the organisation is done by volunteer parents, and legal responsibility lies with the Uccle APEEE. For more details see http://www.esboctopus.eu/

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