The Parents’ Association supports the family-life balance of our members by offering services like Childminding, Afternoon Activities, School Buses and Holiday Camps via our subsidiary EuroKids gGmbH. We represent the voice of all ESF Parents in a variety of committees and support the school on everything that happens outside the classroom and contributes to the school community.
- Published: 02 February 2017 02 February 2017
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For pupils who are planning to study in the UK and their parents: please see this comprehensive presentation on various financial aspects - tuition fees, student loans, fee status and sources of funding, by Holly Smith from Sussex University.
Status: January 2017 (please bear in mind that the situation may well change in the next few months).
- Published: 26 November 2016 26 November 2016
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On 9 November an information session for potential new parents was held at the European School Frankfurt.
Tony Obisesan, president of the Parents' Association, presented the activities and the services provided for parents and children by the PA. You can find his presentation here.
- Published: 28 November 2016 28 November 2016
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If you have children, you might wonder how you can protect them from some of the darker corners of the online world. Technology, games and apps are changing all the time and children move from site to site. How can you keep up? What’s the best way to tell what’s safe and what’s not? How can you ensure they don’t see something they can never unsee?
- Published: 16 November 2016 16 November 2016
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All Change and no change! A 'new' Secretary General and English continues to be needed across the whole school system irrespective of the UK Referendum result
Change characterises the new school year and this was reflected in the first two agenda items of the October meeting of the Joint Teaching Committee (JTC) of the European Schools:
- First, we have a new Secretary General (in fact an 'old' face - the former Deputy, Giancarlo Marcheggiano) who was elected by the Board of Governors on 31st August and who made time to join INTERPARENTS at our preparatory meeting for the JTC, (hosted by the Laeken PA) to discuss the priorities ahead.
- Second, in the wake of the UK referendum, we still don't know what Brexit means exactly but it is clearly recognised that this is a major concern for the whole school system. The line from the Secretariat General remains emphatically that the European Schools need English right across the system, starting with EN sections for the wide range of pupils who have EN as their L1. The new SG pointed out that English is also the predominant L2 across the system, (affecting both language learning and subjects taught in L2. In fact, almost without exception, every child needs EN in his or her school career.) As underlined repeatedly by INTERPARENTS however, the new SG confirmed that a key challenge is how to go on providing the necessary EN teachers and he confirmed that this is being studied in the context of risk assessment and mitigation. Your input into this process is welcomed by INTERPARENTS.