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Benvenuto a KiVa in P5

[Scroll down for English] A partire da gennaio, il programma antibullismo KiVa inizierà in P5. Ma cos’è KiVa e come si integra con altri programmi come Benessere a Scuola? Per scoprirlo abbiamo parlato con la coordinatrice della scuola materna e primaria, che negli ultimi anni è stata anche coordinatrice dei programmi di bullismo e cyberbullismo. […]

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You can’t stop Christmas in Primary!

[Per l’italiano vedi sotto] Even though Covid is trying to play the Grinch this year and stop Christmas from coming, parents in many sections are doing their best to make sure kids have plenty to celebrate throughout December. We talked with some parents from the Dutch, German and Francophone sections to find out how they’re […]

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Thanks for your service, Rita!

This school year Rita Pennese Schumacher, the long-serving AGSEV German section rep, AGSEV Secretary, and tireless organizer of many initiatives, stepped down from her official duties in AGSEV. We’re sad to see her go, and wanted to catch up with her briefly and ask her to share her experiences over the last decade of dedication […]

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In partnership with AGSEV: an interview with Director Ariane Farinelle

[Per l’italiano vedi sotto] European School Director Ariane Farinelle has always mentioned the importance of the parents association’s active role in representing school parents to the administration. Recently we reached out to her by email to find out more about her vision of what AGSEV can do. How do you see the role of the […]

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Why Join AGSEV?

[Per l’italiano vedi sotto] This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, and school regulations, we won’t be offering and organizing after-school activities for kids. In the past, it was necessary to become a member to participate in these activities. And we know that without them, we’re potentially going to have a lot fewer members – fewer […]

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Parents say no to unnecessary single-use plastic bottles

[Per l’italiano vedi sotto] With new rules and precautions and doubts relating to COVID-19, it’s easy to lose sight of the other big problems families tried to tackle last year at the European School, like reducing waste and increasing sustainability. But COVID or not, these other problems haven’t gone away from the school. In fact […]

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After school activities suspended. Teachers available for private instruction

[Per l’italiano vedi sotto] For years now, one of the parents association’s most important and rewarding jobs was organizing after school activities and music lessons for European School students. Unfortunately, with COVID-19 restrictions in place the school has suspended all such activities on school premises (see the official memorandum of 28/08). If the situation is […]

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“Distance” P5 graduates at school

[Per l’italiano vedi sotto] After 5 years of Primary school at the European school students normally celebrate the end of this period in a big graduation ceremony with family friends and lots of emotion. Naturally, this year everything was different. Kids spent 4.5 years in school and for half a year they learned at a […]

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Easier school materials ordering for the Francophone section

[Per l’italiano, vedi sotto] Every year, parents in the Francophone section struggle to find the right notebooks for class. Every teacher has their own strict preferences, which may also depend on whether they come from France, Belgium or elsewhere. And the challenge is only greater for families that don’t go back to either country in […]