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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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pedestrianAs ever growing numbers of pupils arrive at school by foot, bike or car, the urgency to improve access via the Dreve Sainte Anne is ever more pressing. Here is an update on the latest developments from the Health and Safety Working Group.

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horticulteursOn 27th April, the City of Brussels organised a final public hearing concerning their proposed new school and housing project on rue des Horticulteurs. 

This project, which foresees a French speaking school of about 700 pupils (nursery and primary) and about 70 social housings, has been controversial since its beginning. The APEEE already participated at the first public hearing which took place in March 2015 and has been following this since.  Opposition from local residents has been strong since the beginning and many amendments have been submitted to the City to demonstrate that the project was not viable and realistic in their view. All interested parties were invited to express their concerns and to enter in to dialogue with the City. At this meeting the City was represented by its échevin de l’urbanisme, their architects, their lawyer as well as the consultants who presented the feasibility and mobility studies.


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Security has been a primary concern for many parents in view of the recent events in our City. Many urgent measures have already been put in place to reinforce security and these have already been communicated to all parents by the School and by the APEEE. Nevertheless, the  APEEE are continuously following up this matter and are in permanent contact and dialogue with the relevant actors, that is the European institutions as well as the Belgian authorities.

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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.

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