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Plastic free supermarket shopping

If you do the grocery shopping in Varese you can reduce the amount of plastic you get every trip through an iniziative called Spesa Sballata (shopping unwrapped). Two Varese supermarkets Carrefour on via Sanvito Silvestro and Coop on via Daverio will let you purchase reusable plastic containers and net bags in the shop and then […]

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EcoRun in the rain

(Per l’italiano vedi sotto) If you were there for the Walk for Europe two years ago it was a familiar sight: European School families gather for a local event, put on t-shirts specially made for the occasion, and then: whoosh! Down comes the rain, and everybody gets drenched. But just like that last time, there […]

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With diplomas in hand, P5 says goodbye to Primary

(Per l’italiano, vedi sotto) On Thursday evening, 1 July, P5 students celebrated their graduation as they got ready to move on to Secondary School. Each language section had their own individual ceremony, led by their teacher and Primary Acting Director Nelly Gastineau. Director Ariane Farinelle was also in attendance. Students who gathered laughed, and giggled […]

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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 […]