Memorandum for parents

The Memorandum is a handbook for the parents of our students. In it can be found information, details, and explanations about a child’s schooling and about daily routines and procedures.

Students in the Nursery-Primary and Secondary School cycles will be expected to follow the internal school rules, or Rules of Procedure. These are a series of rights and obligations that are discussed within the Educational Council. They are designed to ensure mutual respect among all members of the school community and allow for the smooth functioning of daily school operations.

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2. SMS -MySchool : What is it?

This computer program dedicated to school management has been in use since the 2013- 2014 school year. This web portal is a complete school management system (SMS = School Management System) to which everyone in the school community (parents, students, teachers, administrative staff) has personal access.  

This modern tool common to all European Schools enables effective email communication and provides access to system announcements on the home page. Parents can view their children’s schedules online. Student absences are also entered by the teachers at the start of lessons (except for school trips, sports classes, and so on...) and parents may view absences on the portal for the last 14 days.  

Information regarding school life (parent-teacher evenings, events, trips, outings, and so on...) is posted on the portal and communicated by e-mail. It is therefore vital that parents consult the portal regularly.  

Parents should inform the school administration as soon as possible in case of a change of address, employer, email address, home phone number or service/office address by sending an email to the following addresses:  

For the Nursery and Primary School: yolande.michaud@eursc.eu  / melanie.kistiaens@eursc.eu  

For the Secondary School:  

blandine.thisserant@eursc.eu  / carine.sommen@eursc.eu  / valentine.gillot@eursc.eu  

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1. Special feature for Secondary cycle

Course Info :  

This section names the class and indicates the principal teacher. Courses will be listed along with the names of the teachers and their email addresses.  

Term Reports (Report cards):  

These will be posted as quarterly statements. 

SMS in the Secondary School 

For optimal operation, the SMS portal requires :   

  • A regular consultation of the school mailbox https://office365.eursc.eu by the pupils,  
  • Regular connection of students to the SMS portal https://sms.eursc.eu/login.php  
  • Exclusive use of the school's email address for all exchanges with the school (teachers and administration).   

The ICT plan indeed prohibits the use in the school of students' personal email addresses, social networks to communicate with the school.   

All students receive ICT information and receive their username and password when they enter S1.    

All the students have a username for Office365 and SMS (6+2@student.eursc.eu) and an Email address (firstname.name@student.eursc.eu). 

In SMS the pupils and parents will find the following information: 

  • Attendance 
  • Material covered in the class 
  • Homework 
  • Marks/grades 
  • Uploaded files if applicable 

 

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2. Protection of personal data

    The European School of Luxembourg II is committed to protecting your private life when processing your personal data and those of your child/children in accordance with the general regulation of the data protection (Rules UE 2016/679) relating to the protection of individuals regarding personal data processing. Your personal data will be processed solely for administration and support of your child/children. They will be stored for as long as necessary or at the least for the duration of your child/children’s time at the school. They will be treated as strictly confidential and will not be subject to any disclosure to third parties, except for communications made necessary for the technical operation of the European Schools.  

    The European Schools enter into contracts with these third parties to provide services related to their management. These third parties are required to respect the confidentiality of the data entrusted to them and to use these data in order to fulfil their commitments to the European Schools.  

    In accordance with the legislation in force, you have the right of access to information and personal data about you or about your child/children and a right to rectification. On request, you may review the data being processed and correct any inaccuracies. Requests to consult or correct any of the data may be sent to the following email addresses.  

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    3. Access to the school

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    1. Welcome the students

    A) Student’s arrivals condition for each cycle  

    Nursery cycle  

    The school opens its doors at 08:00. Parents should accompany their children to the specified rooms designated for arrival.  

    From 08:00 - 08:15 arrival and supervision will be in the Library of the Nursery.  

    From 08:15 - 08:35 arrival and supervision will be in two classrooms on the ground floor and two classrooms on the first floor.  

    These classrooms will change on a weekly basis. Classes begin at 08:35. Doors close by 09:00.  

     

    Primary cycle  

    The school opens its doors at 08:00. Students enter through the main doors and proceed to the reception hall on level -1 of the Primary Building where arrival and surveillance will be from 8:00 - 8:20.  

    From 08:20 - 08:40, students will gather in the courtyard of the Primary Building, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, students will proceed directly to their classrooms.  

    Classes begin at 08:40. From the courtyard, students will line up with their class teachers.  

    Parents may not enter the interior of the building or the courtyard. Exceptionally during the first part of September, parents of P1 students may request an entry badge the security guard allowing them to accompany their children to the meeting point.  

    Security guards and supervisors are recognizable by their bright yellow or orange vests and will be available to assist the children with any of their needs.  

     

    Secondary cycle  

    Students will have access to the buildings starting at 08:00. They may enter through the main doors of the Administration Building or by Entrance n°7 (access toward the CFL train station).  

    They may proceed to room A-203 (for S4-5), room B-019 (for S6-7) or, starting at 08:15, they may go to the library.  

    Educational advisers will be onsite in the Educational Advisers’ Office (room A201) starting at 08:00.  

     

    B) Morning Supervision of the Bus Platforms  

    For students who come to school by bus, the school provides supervision around the bus platforms from 08:20 - 08:40 (or until the last morning school bus has arrived) and an accompaniment service for pupils from the Nursery cycle from the bus platform to their respective buildings. Supervisors mark the route from the bus dock to the primary building.  

    Nursery students will be supervised and accompanied to their respective buildings by members of the staff and ATSEEE security guards.  

     

    C) Late Arrival (Nursery and Primary Classes)  

    In case of late arrival, parents of Nursery students should bring their children directly to their classrooms.  

    Parents of all other students may accompany their children to the interior of their building, but then students must proceed alone to their classrooms.  

    Parents of the involved child who are repeatedly late will be contacted by the Direction of the school. 

     

    D) Late Arrival (Secondary Classes)  

    You will find all the details in the secondary internal rules.  

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    2. Dismissing the pupils when accompanied by a parent or other authorized person

    Parents of children in the Nursery and Primary classes may pick up their children at the end of the school day according to the following guidelines. Students in Secondary classes may leave the school on their own at the end of the day.  

     

    Nursery cycle  

    Parents may come directly to the classrooms to pick up their children. On Monday’s dismissal is from 16:15 – 16:30. On all other day’s dismissal is from 12:45 – 13:00. Students who go to CPE or other private day-care centres are picked up from their classrooms by the CPE or day-care staff.  

    Dismissal takes place only at the main doors, which will remain open until 16:45 on Mondays and until 13:15 on other days. A security guard will be monitoring the doors throughout the dismissal periods. Parents are advised to comply with instructions given by the security guard or the school staff. The school cannot guarantee surveillance after 16:45 on Mondays and after 13:15 on other days.  

    An early dismissal is possible only if the parent or legal guardian has informed the teacher and the school secretary ahead of time. In those cases, the parent or legal guardian may proceed directly to the classroom to pick up their child.  

    NOTE: If finally, you can’t pick-up your child and that he/she needs to go home with another person or with public transport, please contact the nursery secretariat before 11:50 to advise the teacher.  

     

    Primary cycle  

    Parents wearing their entry badge “PARENTS” provided by the school may use the main doors of the building to access the courtyard where they will pick up their children. Parents may enter the courtyard starting at 16:25 on Mondays and Wednesdays and starting at 12:55 on other days. A security guard will be in charge of opening and monitoring the doors during the dismissal periods. Parents are advised to comply with instructions given by the security guard or the school staff. Once parents have picked up their children they may exit by the same doors. Parents are reminded not to linger in the school or courtyard with their children, and for security reasons are asked not to wait for their children in the main hallway. Parents who did not have their entry badge are requested to present themselves to the security guard.  

    As a reminder, the possession of a badge does not in itself constitute a right of access to the site outside the scheduled hours and without proof of appointment. Similarly, does not in itself constitute a right to use site accesses and exits or to circulate and use areas outside the zones that are predefined for each cycle. 

    Dismissal takes place only at the main doors, which will remain open until 16:45 on Mondays and Wednesdays and until 13:15 on other days. A security guard will be monitoring the doors throughout the dismissal periods.  

    We cannot guarantee surveillance after 16:45 on Mondays and Wednesdays and after 13:15 on other days.  

    An early dismissal is possible only if the parent or legal guardian has informed the teacher and the school secretary ahead of time. In those cases, the parent or legal guardian may pick up his child in the entrance hall near the guardhouse. 

    NOTE: If you can’t pick-up your child and that he/she needs to go home with another person or with public transport, please contact the primary secretariat before 11:50 to advise the teacher.  

     

    Secondary cycle  

    Students may leave the school independently after the end of classes as of 16:30. We cannot guarantee surveillance after 16:45.  

    Students must leave the school when they have a free afternoon according to their schedule unless they have extra curriculum activities. 

    Details of the school policy for secondary students leaving the campus during free periods can be found in the Secondary Schools Rules and Regulations: Living Together.  

     

    Late Pick-Up of Nursery and Primary pupils  

    Parents who will be late in picking up their children are asked to inform the secretary and the classroom teacher by telephone as soon as possible.  

    Parents who are repeatedly late when picking up their children will be contacted by the Direction of the School.  

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    3. Dismissing the pupils when not accompanied by a parent or other authorized person

    In keeping with the school’s policy to promote the use of public transportation and encourage pedestrian and bicycle friendly zones, the school will provide supervision at the bus platforms during dismissal and until 15 minutes after the end of classes (or until the last afternoon school bus has left).  

    Nursery and Primary students will be supervised as they proceed from their classrooms or from their building’s interior planned meeting point to the bus platforms. They will be accompanied by members of the staff and by ATSEEE security guards. Please note that this service is available only to families who have filled out in advance the form to request unaccompanied dismissal. This authorization will be presented to the teachers at the start of the school year. You will find it on our homepage under “Useful documents”  http://www.eel2.eu/en/page/useful-documents 

    NOTE: If finally, you want to pick-up your child instead of using public transport, please contact the nursery or primary secretariat before 11:50 to advise the teacher. The school is not responsible if you have an unexpected issue and you can’t come to pick-up your child and that it’s too late to use public transports.  

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    4. Visits of external people into the school

    A) Welcoming visitors  

    Access to the school buildings is restricted. Parents who have a meeting with a teacher or member of staff must present appropriate identification to the concierge or security guard.  

    As a reminder, the possession of a badge “PARENTS” provided by the school does not in itself constitute a right of access to the site outside the scheduled hours and without proof of appointment. 

    In accordance with its security policy, occasionally the school may be obliged to temporarily restrict or suspend visitor access.  

    All visitors for Nursery and Primary must check in with the security guard at the entrance of the building.  

    All visitors for Secondary and Administration must check with the security guard at the entrance of the Administration building.  

    Visitors should sign the reception logbook and present appropriate identification to the guards. They will then receive a visitor’s tag that must be worn visibly during the time of their visit.  

    Security agents are authorized to inspect bags.  

     

    B) Visit of guest pupils  

    If a pupil wishes to invite an outside friend to the school, a prior written request by the parents is necessary.  

    The permission may only be granted for maximum one day during the school year and the teachers concerned must agree. The guest pupil must be the same age as the pupils of the class. This kind of visit is not allowed during the week preceding or following the school holidays.  

    The authorized guest pupil must go to the assistant deputy director for the secondary school and to the secretariat for the primary school to obtain the written authorization and pay the mandatory insurance fee 3,60 €.  

    In the primary school, only former students are authorized to visit their former class or children (Cat I & II) who will be inscribed in European School in coming months with prior permission from Deputy Direction (a form is available from the pedagogical secretary).  

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    4. School start

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    1. Visiting the School for newcomers

    Nursery and Primary cycles  

    A visit of the school will be organised at the beginning of September for the families of new pupils.  

    The date and time will be communicated to you in due course (see school calendar).  

    Please meet at the entrance of the Administration building.   

    Please note that it will not be possible to meet your child's teacher personally on this day.   

     

    Secondary cycle  

    A visit of the school will be organised for the families of new students at the beginning of September (see school calendar).  

    The concerned parents and teachers will meet at 11.00 am at the “Salle des Fêtes” in the "Administration" building. 

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    2. Beginning of the school

    Nursery  

    Pupils who have already attended a first and second kindergarten at the European School will resume classes on (see school calendar). 

    New pupils will be welcomed early, in small groups on a rota basis, in order to ensure a smoother integration and give them all the attention they need on their first day of school.   

    All parents of new pupils should have received early July, an enrolment confirmation letter with a start date. If not, please contact the secretariat at the end of August (Tel: 00352-273 224 -3002 or -3239).  

    Primary  

    The school begins on (see school calendar). 

    To ease the beginning of the pupils in 1st grade, their first day of school has been set later than that of the other pupils.  

    A sign with the abbreviation of the section (CS-DE-DA-EL-EN-FR-HU-IT) will indicate the meeting point for each language section.  

     

    Beginn of the first school day 

    Year 

    Beginning of classes 

    Meeting point 

    P1 

    9:45 

    Playground of the Primary school 

    P2, P3, P4 & P5 

    8:40 

    Playground of the Primary school 

     

    End of the first school day 

    Year 

    Beginning of classes 

    Meeting point 

    P1 - P2 

    12:50 

    Playground of the Primary school 

    P3 - P4 - P5 

    13:00 

    Playground of the Primary school 

     

    Secondary  

    The school begins on (see school calendar).  

    On the first day of the new school year, all pupils (S1-S7) should be at school by 8:35 and wait outside the covered area of the Administration building.  

    The educational advisers, assistant deputy director for the secondary cycle and the principal class teachers will meet them there with a sign indicating the section and the class.  

    The teachers will accompany the pupils to their classrooms.  

    The first day is a normal school day for all the pupils. 

    Pupils will receive their timetables and other useful information.  

     

    During the first two days assemblies will be held for the secondary students according to the schedule. The principal class teachers will inform the students about the time and the date of the assembly for the respective year group. 

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    5. Timetables

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    1. Nursery school

    The building is open as from 8:00

     Monday*

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    8:35-16:20

    8:35-12:50

    8:35-12:50

    8:35-12:50

    8:35-12:50

    * Lunch will be served in the classroom between 12:00 and 13:00

     

     

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    2. Primary school

    Primary classes 1 and 2

    The building is open as from 8:00

    Monday*

    Tuesday

    Wednesday*

    Thursday

    Friday

    8:40-16:20

    8:40-12:50

    8:40-16:20

    8:40-12:50

    8:40-12:50

    * Lunch break from 11:30 to 12:30

     

    Primary classes 3 – 4 and 5

    The building is open as from 8:00

    Monday*

    Tuesday

    Wednesday*

    Thursday

    Friday

    8:40-16:25 or 16:30

    8:40-13:00

    8:40-16:25 or 16:30

    8:40-13:00

    8:40-13:00

    * Lunch break from 12:20 to 13:20 (P3 and P4) and from 13:00 to 14:00 (P5).

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    3. Secondary school

    The building is open as from 8:00

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    8:45 – 16:30

    8:45 -16:30

    8:45 – 16:30

    8:45 – 16:30

    8:45 – 16:30

    Supervision is organized in the office of the educational advisers (A201) as from 8:00.

    Lunch break is scheduled every day from 11:30 to 14:00 (continuous service in the canteen) according to the individual timetable of each pupil.

     

    1st Bell at: 08:40

    From

    Until

    1st lesson

    08h45

    09h30

    2nd lesson

    09h35

    10h20

    Break

    10h20

    10h35

    3rd lesson

    10h40

    11h25

    4th lesson (lunch)

    11h30

    12h15

    5th lesson (lunch)

    12h20

    13h05

    6th lesson (lunch)

    13h10

    13h55

    7th lesson

    14h00

    14h45

    Break

    14h45

    14h55

    8th lesson

    14h55

    15h40

    9th lesson

    15h45

    16h30

    At the end of a lesson, the bell rings once to indicate the start of the break. The following lesson begins at the second bell.

     

    Free Afternoons in the Secondary School

    Students must leave school when they have a free afternoon according to their schedule.

    However, the presence of certain pupils might be requested during an afternoon when they are normally free. This is particularly true for those following support courses, certain courses of religion, mother tongue for pupils without a language section and for pupil in sections where protected subjects exist, such as ancient Greek and the Other National Languages (ONL): Irish, Maltese.

    Free afternoons for the Secondary cycle will be confirmed after the completion of the timetable.

    • 1st year classes are free on Tuesday and Thursday from P6 to P9.
    • 2nd year classes are free on Tuesday from P6 to P9.
    • 3rd year classes are free on Tuesday from P6 to P9. 
    • 4th year classes are free on Tuesday from P6 to P9.
    • 5th year classes are free on Tuesday from P6 to P9.
    • 6th year classes are free on Tuesday after P7.
    • 7th year classes are free on Tuesday after P7.

     

     

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    6. Internal rules for Primary

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    1. The 4 Golden Rules

    • Learn: Be ready and prepared to do your best in all lessons
    • Show care: Take care of personal or school property and the environment
    • Be safe: Be in the right place at the right time
    • Respect: Be polite, helpful and cooperative with all members of the school community

    I remember to use these five words:

    • Hello
    • Goodbye
    • Please
    • Thank you
    • Excuse me
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    2. Arrival at school

    Between 8:00 and 8:20. I wait in the welcome hall downstairs. I can use the mini-library.

    Between 8:20 and 8:40, I play in the playground. I can use the mini-library.

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    3. Morning and afternoon breaks

    • When it’s time to return to class, I always wait for my teacher to pick me up.
    • I always use the authorized stairs to go to the playground.
    • I always go to the supervising teachers when I have a problem.
    • I always ask permission from a supervising teacher to go to the nurse.
    • I only use the toilets on the ground floor (through the front door).
    • I always use soft balls when I play in the playground.
    • When it’s inside break, I have to do a quiet activity in the classroom.
    • The use of phones and electronic games is prohibited in school. If I have one, it must be switched off and kept in my bag.
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    4. When I change my classroom (to go to Language 2, Religion / Morale, European Hours)

    • When it’s time to return to class, I always wait for my teacher to pick me up.
    • I always use the authorized stairs to go to the playground.
    • I always go to the supervising teachers when I have a problem.
    • I always ask permission from a supervising teacher to go to the nurse.
    • I only use the toilets on the ground floor (through the front door).
    • I always use soft balls when I play in the playground.
    • When it’s inside break, I have to do a quiet activity in the classroom.
    • The use of phones and electronic games is prohibited in school. If I have one, it must be switched off and kept in my bag.
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    5. The exit of the classes

    • If I take the bus, I go to the playground and I wait for the teacher responsible for my dock, to accompany the group to the bus.
    • If I have a blue card, I can leave the school by myself. I must show my blue card to the guard at the exit.
    • If my parents or another person picks me up, I must wait in the playground with my teacher or the supervising teachers.
    • If I go to the CPE, I join my group calmly.
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    6. Consequences

    Any other unacceptable behaviour will be discussed with the class teacher, parents and the Director of our school.

     

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    8. Absences

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    1. Absence for health reasons

    When a child is unable to attend school because of illness, parents or the legal representative of the child is requested to:  

     

    For primary school and Nursery: inform the pedagogical secretariat before 9:00 (+352-273 224 -3002)  

    After an absence of up to two days, the pupil must present a written excuse signed by the parents or legal representative indicating the reason for the absence. This excuse must be given to the class teacher before returning to class.  

    After an absence of three days or more, the student must present a medical certificate. This medical certificate must be given to the class teacher before returning to class. 

     

    For secondary school: inform the educational advisers before 10:00 (+352-273 224-4222) or by email at: 

    After an absence of one or two days, the student must present a written excuse signed by the parents or legal representative indicating the reason for the absence.

    After an absence of three days or more, the student must present a medical certificate.   

    For students under 18, the parents must send the excuse/medical certificate by e-mail to the educational advisor in charge of the level; or the student reaches the excuse/medical certificate to the advisors' office (A201) before returning to class (see internal rules of the secondary school). 

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    2. Inability to attend the Physical Education lesson

    A pupil cannot be provided from attending gymnastics and swimming classes unless he/she provides a medical certificate accompanied by a written request from the parents to the Director. This dispensation allowed by the Management is limited to one term and is renewable upon production of a new certificate.  

    The school may ask the school doctor for his/her opinion. 

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    3. Requests for permission to be absent from school

    The Director may give a child permission to be absent from school only in duly certified illness.  

    Such permission should be asked to the Director by the parents or the legal representative in writing at least 8 days in advance by using the specific form, available on the school website under “Useful documents”: http://www.eel2.eu/en/page/useful-documents 

    It should clearly indicate the reasons for the request.  

    In exceptional cases, the Director may authorize an absence but for a period of 2 days maximum.  

    Parents' attention is particularly drawn to the fact that permission cannot be granted for additional free days preceding or following a holiday period; except for specific reasons expressed in the general rules (A problem of transport/flight tickets is not considered as an exceptional case).  

    In case of an absence during the week preceding or following a holiday period, a medical certificate will always be required even for one day. 

    A separate circular will be transmitted to parents of secondary students at the beginning of term regarding the rules for absences. 

    If a secondary student in years 4-7 is absent during a test or an exam, the student’s parents or legal representatives shall inform the Director of the reasons for his/her absence, on the very day or the following day.  

    All medical certificate must be submitted or sent to the school before the end of the examination period.  

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    9. Communication school-parents

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    1. Nursery and primary cycles

    Parents may contact:  

    • The classroom teacher and the secretary for any concerns about absences.  

    • The secretary for any concerns about student arrival and dismissal.  

    • The general coordinator for any concerns about accompaniment and supervision of students to and from school transport.  

    • The nurses for any concerns about student health.  

    • The classroom teacher and/or the support coordinator and/or the school psychologist for any concerns about learning, academic support, and school life.  

    • The classroom teacher and the KiVa coordinator for any concerns about discipline or the well-being of the students.  

    • Parents may contact the Deputy Directors of the Nursery and Primary School or the Director of the School in cases where the problem cannot be solved.  

     

    1. Role of the Students (Primary)  

    • Taking care of their own school materials and belongings.  

    • Following school rules.  

    • Going to the teacher with any questions or problems.  

    • Completing and turning in homework on time.  

    • Showing parents their notebooks and diary.  

    • Notifying a teacher or a school authority about any problems on the playground.  

     

    1. Role of the Parents (Nursery and Primary)  

    • Checking the students’ notebooks and class diary every day.  

    • Signing the class diary, notebooks, and any tests or evaluations if asked.  

    • Notifying the school if a child has related at home an incident that concerns the wellbeing of the students.  

    • Notifying the nurses of any changes in the health or in the specialized health routines of the students.  

    • Systematically inquire about the school's website.  

    • Communicating with the classroom teachers and/or coordinators using:  

    • the student diary, 

    • an email to the concerned parties and a request for a meeting, 

    • a meeting with the teachers or coordinators.  

    Please respect the teachers’ working hours. The periods just before and just after class may not always be the best times for in-depth discussions. An arranged meeting allows for more productive discussion of such issues.  

     

    1. Role of the Teachers (Nursery and Primary)  

    • Communicating regularly with school colleagues and parents about any issues concerning the class or the students.  

    • Discussing any questions or problems directly with the concerned student.  

    • Contacting the parents if the questions or problems cannot be resolved. Communication may take place through email, writing in the student diary, or setting up a meeting.  

    • Informing parents of student results and progress as well as any incomplete homework.  

     

    1. Role of the coordinators (Nursery and Primary)  

    General Coordinator organizes and follows up on

    • Supervision during school hours.  
    • Accompaniment and supervision of students to and from school transport.  

    • Organization of school schedules and timetables.  

    Academic Support Coordinator organizes and follows up on:  

    • Files and paperwork concerning academic help and support.  

    • Meetings with families and with appropriate consultants.  

    • Tripartite contracts involving the school, families, and external consultants.  

    KiVa Coordinator organizes and follows up on:  

    • Files and paperwork concerning the well-being of the students.  

    • General problems faced by students.  

    • Behavioral or social issues faced by the students.  

    • School strategies to help ensure the well-being of the students.  

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    2. Secondary cycle

    Parents can contact:  

    • The assistant deputy director or the educational adviser of the year regarding absences or disciplinary problems.  

    • The teacher for any problem related to discipline or learning process  

    • The assistant deputy director, the educational adviser of the year concerned, the principal class teacher or any other teacher for any socializing or integration problem in the class/group  

    • Curriculum Coordinator and Co-Curriculum coordinator for any question relating to enrolment and option choices  

    • The career adviser of the language section regarding any question related to career guidance.  

    Parents may contact the Deputy Director of the Secondary School or the Director of the school only in cases where the problem could not be solved previously.  

     

    Role of the pupils  

    • Preparing homework  

    • Being active in lessons  

    • Handing in assignments  

    • Asking a teacher in case of any problem/question  

    • Consulting the SMS daily 

    • Showing parents tests  

    • Contacting the School by using ONLY the School’s email address  firstname.lastname@student.eursc.eu    Private emails will be discarded. 

     

    Role of the parents  

    • Following up on pupils’ homework at home  

    • Signing tests (if asked)  

    • Contacting the school with any question or issue by informing school/counsellors/teachers through:  

    • Writing message/question in agenda  

    • Sending mail to the person concerned within the school asking for an appointment  

    • Meeting with teachers to discuss their questions/issues  

    • Consulting the child’s SMS account at regular intervals 

    Please respect teachers’ working hours.  

     

    Role of the school management  

    • Informing parents via the reports 4 times a year (2 term reports and 2 half-term reports)  

    • Arranging parents/teachers’ evenings  

     

    Role of the advisers  

    • Sending absences to the parents by mail every month (SMS)  

    • Being the contact person for any discipline or well-being issues regarding the pupils of the respective year. 

    • Finding solutions for any issue regarding the pupil of the respective year in collaboration of other members of the School staff. 

    • Assisting in meetings between teachers and parents (on request from a teacher)  

     

    Role of the class teacher  

    Ensuring the well-being of each pupil–in the case of a problem: get the pupil on the right track by:  

    • Talking to the pupil discussing the issues  

    • Getting in contact with the parents if the above doesn’t help  

    • Preparing the Class councils and following up the decisions made 

    • Collaborating with colleagues, advisers, coordinators and if needed: the management  

     

    Role of each teacher  

    • In case of a problem/issue: Discussing with pupils and if there is no improvement: informing parents using email, the agenda or setting up a meeting regarding the under-achieving of the child (cooperation between the principal class teacher and the subject teachers is required).  

    • Entering the information into SMS according to the School’s policy. 

    • Informing the parents about any marks/grades, homework, material covered in the class. 

    • Regarding the test results:  

    • S1-S3: tests given to the pupils for the parents to keep (teachers can ask to see them signed)  

    • S4 exams (sem. 1 & 2): exams given to the pupils for the parents to keep  

    • S5 exams (sem.1): exams given to the pupils for the parents to keep whereas semester 2 exams are kept at school  

    • S6-S7: exams (sem. 1 & 2) are kept at school.  

    • Informing parents in case a pupil does not complete his homework.  

     

    Role of Curriculum Coordinator towards parents  

    • Informing the parents about the possible option choices for the respective year. 

    • Distributing and collecting option choice forms.  

    • Holding meetings on option choices with the Management.  

    • Meeting parents and pupils to help them in the choice of courses  

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    10. Parent's participation

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    1. Information evening and Parents/Teachers meetings

    A) Information evening  

    At the beginning of the school year, an information evening will be organised for each class.   

    During this evening, parents will receive all the information on the functioning of the class and the work of their child as well as more general information about the School. It is also an opportunity to meet other parents (see school calendar).  

    B) Parent/teacher meetings  

    During the school year, parent/teacher meetings will be organised to discuss their child's work. Communications with further details will be sent in due time. 

    Please also consult the "Parents/Teachers meetings" table on the school calendar. 

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    2. Parents’ participation

    A) School Party

    The Parents’ Association, in cooperation with the School, organizes a party every year. This party is open to everyone and various cultural, social and sports activities are organized. A barbecue and stands serving national specialties provide food and refreshments for everyone.  

     

    B) Coffee Morning Networking (CoNoMe) 

    The Coffee Morning Network is an initiative of parents who wish to meet several times a yearin order to socialise, create a sense of belonging and help each other.  

    It usually takes place from 8.30 to 10.30 in the Studio, in the “Administration” building of the European School Luxembourg II in Bertrange. Admission is by invitation only. The calendar of meetings will be sent in September by SMS.  

    School speakers such as psychologists or counsellors, members of the Parents' Association APEEEL2, members of the school associations "Mots de Zaza" or "Actions Sans Frontières" and external speakers will come to present their activities or propose themes for joint reflection (e.g. Education, Respect, Harassment).   

    If you have an independent activity or if you want to start a project, you can come with your business cards and brochures.   

    For any further question, please contact the APEEEL2 (office@apeeel2.lu): your message will be immediately transmitted to the organizers of the CoMoNe.  

     

    C) Class Representatives and Parents Association (APEEEL2 )

    Early in the year, each class will elect two parent representatives who will act as liaisons between the class and the administration. They will be able to communicate any needs or problems the class may have to the teachers and to the school.  

    The Parents’ Association represents the needs of the greater parent community. It is actively involved in school life and is able to communicate any needs or concerns that affect the general school body, the school buildings, and the daily life of the school. More information can be found on their website: http://www.apeeel2.lu/  

    APEEEL2 also organizes extracurricular activities. More information about these activities can be found on the website: https://periscolaire.apeeel2.lu  

     

    D) Parents’ Participation  

    In addition to attending the scheduled meetings, parents are often invited to help the classes during specific events. This participation might include helping to chaperone field trips, helping with class parties or other events, accompanying the children to the library, or, starting in M2, accompanying the children to swim class. Teachers also rely on the goodwill of the parents to help foster a smoothly running classroom and a positive class atmosphere.  

     

    E) Library  

    The Nursery Library contains books and materials for all the Nursery language sections while the Primary Library contains books and materials for all the Primary language sections. Classroom teachers work with the librarians to keep families informed about how to use and take advantage of these resources.  

    Running the libraries would not be possible without the assistance of parent volunteers and their association «Les Mots de Zaza». The school sends out an urgent call to all parents who have some free time and would like to help by joining the volunteer association. The school librarians (who work only half-time) would be happy to help put any interested parents in touch with the «Les Mots de Zaza» association.  

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    3. Parent's Financial Contribution

    Class Funds: The school allocates funds each year for the purchase of small school supplies and educational materials.  

    Periodically throughout the year, the Nursery and Primary Classes may organize school activities that would require additional financial participation from the families. Instead of collecting money for each occasion, the families may decide to organize a class fund. This fund would be managed by a class treasurer to be chosen at the first school meeting. During that meeting, parents could also decide the amount each family would be asked to contribute based on suggestions from the teachers. Teachers would not have direct access to the class fund but would rely on the class parents and treasurer to decide on how the money should be spent. 

    Invoices sent to parents during the school year are not covered by the class office. 

     

     

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    11. Committees within the school

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    1. The Health and Safety Committee

    The school put in place this advisory committee to discuss all questions related to the health, security and well-being of the users of the school site.

    Its main missions are:

    • The analysis of working conditions and risks.
    • The development of violence prevention and awareness campaigns.
    • The verification that the regulatory requirements are being adhered to through inspections and inquiries.
    • The analysis of the circumstances and causes of accidents.
    • Consultative advice in important planning.

    The aim of this committee is to foster dialogue on health and safety issues among all key stakeholders in the school, including student and parent representatives.  

    The committee meets at least twice and no more than four times per school year. 

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    2. The Canteen Committee

    This committee is comprised of the representatives of the parents, the teachers, the pupils, the school administration, staff member of the school.

    This committee also aims to ensure the quality of the service of our school catering service and to make common decisions for the good of the children and the staff who eat lunch every day.

    The committee meets 4 times a year and the dates of the meetings are published into our website.

    After every meeting, the report will be published online on the European School website. For any comments concerning the canteen, we invite you to send a message to the following email address: cantine@eursc-mamer.lu

    All emails will be afforded great attention and an overview will be provided at the next canteen committee meeting.

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    3. The Education Councils

    See General Rules of the European Schools 2014-03-D-14-fr-1

    In each school two Education Councils shall be formed:

    • Education Council for the Nursery and Primary schools
    • Education Council for the Secondary school

    Each of the Education Councils shall normally meet twice per term.

    For the Nursery and Primary cycles, the Council meets normally in September, December, in March and in June. These dates are indicative, changes may occur (please consult the School Calendar). 

    For the Secondary cycle, the Council meets every mid- term (please consult the School Calendar). 

    The task of the Education Councils:

    • To seek optimum conditions for effective teaching.
    • To promote positive and stimulating human relations.
    • To seek to introduce all measures likely to highlight the school’s European character.

    Composition:

    • The Education Council for the Nursery and Primary cycles shall be composed of the Director and Deputy Director, 3 elected representatives from the concerned categories – parents and teachers.
    • The Education Council for the Secondary cycle shall be composed of the Director and Deputy Director, 3 elected representatives from the concerned categories – parents, teachers and pupils.
    • The number of representatives for the education councils for ES Luxembourg II was approved at the Administrative Board on 22 January 2018

    The Director may invite other persons whose presence he/she deems necessary.

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    4. The School Advisory Council

    (See Reform of the European Schools System 2009-D-353-en-4)

     

    The School Advisory Council (SAC) is composed as follows:

    • Director
    • Members of the management team:
    • Deputy Director for the Secondary
    • Deputy Director for the Primary
    • Bursar
    • Assistant Deputy Director for the Secondary Cycle

     

    Representatives of the teachers:

    • Two representatives of the Staff Committee: one for the nursery-primary, one for the secondary,
    • Two representatives of the Primary Education Committee,
    • Two representatives of the Secondary Education Committee,
    • One representative of the locally recruited teachers,
    • One representative of the AAS,
    • The President and Vice-President of the Parents’ Association,
    • Two representatives of the students.

    The Director may invite other persons whose presence he/she deems necessary.

     

    Role of the school advisory council:

    Within the framework of the general objectives of the system, the SAC makes proposals and gives opinions with a view to the setting of the school’s priorities and objectives in all areas of school life. These priorities and objectives are used as the basis to produce the multi-annual school development plan and of the annual school plan, based on which the budget required for its implementation will subsequently be drawn up.

     

    The SAC also deals with the school’s internal affairs.

    As the SAC is an advisory body, ‘decisions’ are taken by consensus, responsibility for the final decision lying with the Director or the Administrative Board, depending on the subject.

    The SAC meets twice a year. In November/December and in March/April.

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    5. Administrative Council

    (Reform of the European Schools System 2009-D-353-en-4)

     

    The European schools benefit from a certain amount of pedagogical, administrative and financial autonomy and its’ functioning is included in an annual activity report presented by the Director. Autonomy comes within the general framework of the regulations and decisions of the Board of Governors, including the Financial Regulation, which specifies its limits and the obligations in budgetary management terms.

     

    One of the fundamental missions of the Administrative Council will be to adopt a multiannual school plan and an annual school plan as well as its’ budget plan based on an annual activity report.

     

    The composition and role of the Administrative Council are defined in Articles 19 and 20 of the Convention defining the Statute of the European Schools. Article 20, in particular, stipulates that the Administrative Council “shall perform such other administrative duties as may be entrusted to it by the Board of Governors.” The relative autonomy of the school enables it to make decisions at the local level without going through the central governance.

     

    There are three categories of decisions:

    A) Decisions that may have an impact at system level on the other schools.

    • The Administrative Council, chaired by the Secretary-General, the guarantor of the system’s coherence, would take these decisions, the list of which below is neither exhaustive nor prescriptive: Recruitment conditions of locally recruited staff
    • Creation of AAS posts
    • Category II contracts and school fee levels
    • Setting of school fee levels (Category III) within the limits of a banded range determined by the Board of Governors
    • Timetable reductions for teachers and other staff
    • Various activities with implications for the school’s budget
    • School development strategy: cooperation, partnership, sponsors, etc.

    B) Decisions which are the responsibility of the Director in accordance with the provisions of the statutes, rules and regulations, in particular the General Rules, and decisions on points such as :

    • Local in-service training provision for staff
    • ICT: staff development and training
    • Data protection
    • Child protection
    • Transfers provided for by the Financial Regulation
    • Enrolments of pupils

     

    C) Decisions concerning other organizations within the school, such as the Parents’ Association: for example, questions pertaining to the canteen, transport or extra-curricular activities.

     

    Frequency of meetings:

    The Administrative Board meets twice a year. Extraordinary meetings may be convened if need be, according to the provisions of the General Rules of the European Schools (article 64.1).

    The decisions of the AB are taken by consensus as far as possible. If the Chair of the AB finds that it is impossible to reach a consensus, he/she may put the question to the vote.

    The following take part in voting: the Director, the representative of the Commission, the parents’ representatives (one vote), the Staff Committee representatives (one vote), the AAS representative, the Chair.

    Each member of the AB has the right to propose items to enter on the agenda for the next meeting.

     

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    13. Homework and school report

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    1. Homework

    A) Primary school  

    Homework can take several forms. It is necessary to consider the capability of the children and their level of learning. The teachers will determine the homework according to their pupils.  

    4th and 5th grades represent a significant stage in progress through the secondary cycle in experience and knowledge and consequently homework will become more regular and targeted.  

    It is important to underline that each linguistic section has specific characteristics and particularities, being part of the educational tradition of each country. Therefore, it is impossible to determine a valid rule for all the classes and all linguistic sections.  

    Teachers do not systematically mark homework as   personal research and educational background can vary from one family to another.  

    Nevertheless, homework assignments are always corrected.  

    Please find more information about the linguistic sections on the School’s website. 

     

    B) Secondary school 

    As guideline, the following figures represent the maximum time per week for an average pupil:  

    Grade 

    S1 

    S2 

    S3 

    S4 

    S5 

    S6 

    S7 

    Hours 

    7/8 

    8/9 

    9/10 

    12/13 

    13/14 

    16 

    16 

    If it appears that these figures are not realistic for a certain class or group of pupils, these cases must be examined individually.  

    Homework should be assigned as early as possible and the deadline should be fixed together with the pupils. Homework given for the following day should not exceed 15 minutes.  

    At school begin, the teachers of each subject agreed on the application of a common policy of homework. This policy will be evaluated at the end of the school year and, where appropriate, adapted.  

    The schedule of A and B tests from S1 to S5 is communicated at the beginning of the school year in SMS (School Management System). A maximum of 3 tests per week is allowed in principle.   

     

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    2. School reports

    Reports will be distributed on the following dates:  

    Primary School 

    Report’s distribution date 

    First non-official report 

    November  

    First report 

    February  

    Second Report 

    July  

    During the parent/teacher evenings at the beginning of the school year, the teachers responsible for the class and the LII teachers explain the system of the school report in terms of skills and strategies used for the evaluations and review the cross-curricular skills. 

    School report evaluation is therefore not a way of classifying the children (based on the skill to reproduce the acquired knowledge), but it concerns the way they use their knowledge and how they apply it to their individual work (application of the skills).  

    In November, the parents will meet individually with the class teacher to discuss the child’s progress in their work, cross-curricular and social skills. The list of the skills serves as a guide for this meeting. If serious problems are raised, it is recommended that they should be discussed with the class teachers and with the Deputy- Director.  

    A first written report is sent to the parents in February through our ICT data exchange platform (Student Management System SMS, My School). This report has already been discussed with the pupil. It contains a complete list of the cross-curricular skills and the specific skills for every subject. The teachers also record on the school report their individual remarks.  

    In April or May, the primary school will inform the parents by registered letter if there is a risk that the child will repeat the school year. At this point, it is still possible to try to remedy the situation. This letter does not establish a definitive decision but aims at informing the parents of the concrete risk of repeating.  

    At the end of the year, the same skills are revised during the class council to evaluate the progress of the pupil. A final page summarizes all the information, with an explanation on the decision of the class council for the following school year. The final report is made available to parents through our platform SMS.  

    It is important that each family maintains a correct and current email address for their account on our platform «My School».  

     

    Secondary School 

    Years 

      

    Date of distribution of reports 

    1, 2, 3 

    First intermediate report 

    End of October  

      

    1st semester report 

    End of January  

      

    Second intermediate report 

    April  

      

    2nd semester report 

    June  

    Years 

      

    Date of distribution of reports 

    4, 5, 6 

    First intermediate report 

    End of October  

      

    1st semester report 

    January  

      

    Second intermediate report 

    April  

      

    2nd semester report 

    Early July  

    Years 

      

    Date of distribution of reports 

    First intermediate report 

    End of October  

      

    1st semester report 

    February  

      

    2nd semester report - Preliminary mark 

    May  

    Secondary School has a two-semester calendar and we issue 2 half-term reports (October/November and March/April) and 2 semester reports (January and June/July). 

     

    October/November:  

    The half-term report contains comments and grades (in years 1-3) whole and half numerical marks (years 4-6) for every subject. It may also contain an overall comment by the class teacher.  

    January:  

    First semester report. It contains grades (years 1-3) or numerical marks (years 4-6) and comments on every subject. It can also contain an overall comment by the Class Council or the Class teacher.  

    This report may be accompanied by a warning letter indicating the possible risk of failing the year. The fact that a warning letter is not received is not in itself a guarantee of promotion to the year above, nor a procedural irregularity within the framework of the deliberations concerning promotion to a higher class. When the pupils’ legal representatives receive a warning letter about the risk of failing, they are required to provide spontaneously any information in their possession liable to have an influence on the forthcoming Class Council’s deliberations. 

    March/April:  

    The half-term report contains comments and grades (years 1-3) or numerical marks (years 4-6) for every subject.  

    This report may be accompanied by a warning letter indicating the possible risk of failing the year. The fact that a warning letter is not received is not in itself a guarantee of promotion to the year above, nor a procedural irregularity within the framework of the deliberations concerning promotion to a higher class. When the pupils’ legal representatives receive a warning letter about the risk of failing, they are required to provide spontaneously any information in their possession liable to have an influence on the forthcoming Class Council’s deliberations.  

     June/July:  

    End-of-year report. It contains the grades (years 1-3) or the numerical marks (years 4-6) of the second semester and the final mark accompanied of a comment for every subject. It also contains the Class Council’s decision on promotion. 

     

    Rules concerning the scripts of the semester examinations:  

    S4  

    The examinations of the 1st and 2nd semesters are returned to the legal representatives through the pupils.  

    S5  

    The examinations of the 1st semester are returned to the legal representatives through the pupils. The harmonized examinations of the 2nd semester are kept by the school for archiving.  

    S6  

    The examinations of the 1st and 2nd semesters are kept by the school for archiving.  

    In general, examinations and tests counting for the B mark may be viewed by the pupils’ legal representatives during an appointment with the teacher concerned. In order to see the results of their examinations in S6, teachers arrange a class for the pupils two weeks before the class council.  

    The pupils’ legal representatives have the opportunity to view the S5-S6 archived examinations in presence of the assistant deputy director for the secondary school on (please refer to school calendar) 10.00 and 12.00 0’clock in room A-202.  

    Article 6.4.10 Viewing of the European Baccalaureate scripts after marking of the Arrangements for Implementing the regulations for the European Baccalaureate.  

    The candidates or their legal representatives, if they are minors, have the right to view and get a copy of:  

    • Their original script  
    • The final mark awarded to the examination script (average of first and second corrector mark and, where applicable, third corrector mark)  
    • The mark awarded by each one of the correctors (first corrector mark, second corrector mark and, where applicable, third corrector mark)  
    • The correctors’ commentaries  
    • The examination paper  
    • The marking scheme  

    The request must be made in writing to the Director of the School not later than 4 calendar days after the candidate has been informed of the examination results, communicated in accordance with article 7.3.  

    The Director will make all documents available not later than 3 calendar days after receipt of the request.  

    A belated request for the viewing of the examination papers will be inadmissible.  

    At the European School Luxembourg II, examination scripts may be viewed in the presence of a assistant deputy director or an educational adviser on (please refer to school calendar) between 10.00 and 12.00 0’clock in room A-202.

     

     

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    14. Educational support

    Support coordinators (SupCos) :

    Mrs Maria TZIOUFA for the Primary schoolmaria.tzioufa@teacher.eursc.eu

    Mrs Charlotte HENRIKSEN for the Secondary school: charlotte.henriksen@eursc.eu

    The reference documents (2012-05-D-14-en-9 and 2012-05-D-15-en-12) are available on the European Schools website.

    All confidential documentation is treated and filed according to the European School Luxembourg II Privacy Statement (2018-06-D-21-en-3)

    Appeals can be made according to the General Rules of the European Schools (2014-03-D-14-en-8).

     

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    1. School Philosophy 

    The European School is a multilingual and multicultural environment in which the primacy of a child’s mother tongue is safeguarded wherever possible.

    The European School offers a single type of general academic education, in which learning conditions become increasingly demanding. This single academic pathway, involving highly cognitive and abstract learning, leads to the award of the European Baccalaureate diploma.

    Different forms and levels of support are provided, designed to ensure appropriate help for pupils having special educational needs or experiencing difficulties at any point in their schooling in order to allow them to develop and progress according to their potential and to be successfully integrated.

    The School believes that where parents are involved in their children’s education and work in partnership with the school, children achieve and thrive more. Communication between

    the school and the pupil’s legal representatives should be open and regular.

    This communication is organised in accordance with Article 24 of the General Rules of the European Schools 1. It is essential that parents inform the school of any issues which could affect their child’s learning progress.

    Decisions concerning support are made in the best interest of the child.

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    2. Differentiation

    Differentiation is the planning and execution of teaching and learning for all children in all classes which take account of individual differences in learning style, interest, motivation and aptitude, and reflecting these differences in the classroom.

    Differentiation forms the basis of effective teaching. It is essential for all pupils, including those pupils requiring support. Differentiated teaching aimed at meeting all the pupils’ needs is the responsibility of every teacher working in the European Schools and must be common classroom practice.

    Differentiated teaching ensures that in planning and delivering lessons, teachers are aware of and take into consideration the different learning styles and individual needs of all pupils. (See Article 24 of the General Rules of the European Schools –2014-3-D -14 -) http://www.eursc.eu/getfile/278/22012-05-D-14-en-94

    This includes meeting the needs of:

    • pupils with different learning styles;

    • pupils studying in a language section which does not correspond to their mother tongue;

    • pupils arriving in the system at a later stage who have followed a different curriculum and/or whose knowledge and skills show possible gaps;

    • pupils with a mild learning difficulty;

    • pupils with a diagnosed special educational need

    • gifted and talented pupils

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    3. Types of support

    Where normal differentiation in the classroom in not enough, school can provide other types of support :

    • General Support,
    • Moderate Support,
    • Intensive Support (A and B) and/or special arrangements.

    Support is flexible and varies as a pupil develops and his/her needs change.

     

    General and Moderate support:

    • General Support is for any pupil who, at some point in their schooling, needs support or may experience difficulty in a particular aspect of a subject, may need to ‘catch up’ due to late arrival in school or illness or may be working in their non-mother tongue. Pupils may need additional help with acquiring effective learning strategies or study skills.
    • Moderate Support is an extension of General Support and is provided to pupils with a mild learning difficulty or in need of more targeted support. This could be appropriate for pupils who may be experiencing considerable difficulty in accessing the curriculum due to, for example, language issues, concentration problems or other reasons. It is provided for a longer period than General Support.

    Procedures:

    • Teachers request General or Moderate Support for their pupils. Parents or legal representatives can discuss with the subject teacher if they think support is needed.
    • Support classes may be requested at any time during the school year.
    • Applications must be submitted using a special form that is distributed to all teachers by mail and is available in the teacher’s room or in Office 365 (shared documents). This form must be submitted to the Support Coordinator (SupCo).
    • The Administration of the school will decide when support is necessary. The teacher will inform parents that support has been decided for their child. Parents can accept or reject this support, but in all cases the form must be returned to the school with the parents’ signature.
    • The Support Coordinator will create support groups. Under exceptional circumstances, general and moderate support can be offered to a pupil on a one-to one basis.
    • Groups are organized vertically, horizontally, within or across sections, by focusing on the needs of the pupils concerned.
    • Once a pupil has been admitted to a support course, the pupil is required to follow the course regularly. If a pupil refuses this course or if s/he disrupts the course by his/her behaviour, the SupCo must be notified and the pupil may be excluded from the support course.
    • The General Support Teacher prepares the Group Learning Plan (GLP) with the subject / classroom teacher who details the group's work and incorporates objectives and success criteria for the group. This Plan is available from the SupCo and is sent to parents.
    • The moderate support teacher and the subject teacher make the Individual Learning Plan (ILP) (which is available from the SupCo and sent to the parents for each pupil) in consultation with the teacher of the subject / class. The ILP should be reviewed regularly. It includes specific learning objectives and criteria for evaluating a pupil’s progress and the success of the support.
    • Parents are informed about the evaluation in the end of the support period or in the end of Semesters.

     

    Template for General support – Group Learning Plan EN

    Template for General support – Group Learning Plan FR

     

    Template for Moderate Support – Individual Learning Plan 1 EN

    Template for Moderate Support – Individual Learning Plan 1 FR

     

    Template for Moderate support – Individual Learning Plan 2 EN

    Template for Moderate support – Individual Learning Plan 2 FR

     

    Intensive support A and B

    Definitions:

    • Intensive Support A (ISA) is provided following an expert’s assessment of the pupil’s special individual needs and the signing of an agreement between the Director and the parents. Intensive Support A is provided for pupils with specific educational needs: learning, emotional, behavioural or physical needs.
    • Intensive Support B (ISB): In exceptional circumstances, and on a short-term basis only, a Director may decide to provide Intensive Support for a pupil without special educational needs, for example in the form of intensive language support for a pupil who is unable to access the curriculum.

    For the secondary, a pupil’s absence from other lessons while receiving educational support should be restricted as far as feasibly possible to exceptional cases.

    Procedures

    For pupils whose needs are best described using description A:

    • The needs of Intensive support can be detected already at the enrolment or during the year, either by a teacher or by the legal representatives.
    • A written request is sent to the SupCo by a teacher or the legal representatives including a report from a specialist. The criterias for the medical/psychological/psycho-educational/multidisciplinary report are:
    • • Be legible, on headed paper, signed and dated
    • • State the title, name and professional credentials of the expert(s) who has/have undertaken the evaluation and diagnosis of the pupil
    • • Through medical/psychological/psycho-educational or multidisciplinary report, state specifically the nature of the pupil’s medical and/or psychological needs and the tests or techniques used to arrive at the diagnosis
    • • Report for learning disorders need to describe the pupil’s strengths and difficulties (cognitive assessment) and their impact on learning (educational evidence) and the tests or techniques used to arrive at the diagnosis.
    • • Report for medical/psychological issues need to specify the pupil’s medical/psychological needs and their impact on learning (educational evidence).
    • • All reports need a summary or conclusion and stating the accommodations required as well as where appropriate, recommendations for teaching/learning for the school’s consideration.
    • • This documentation must be regularly updated and not be more than two years old. In case of permanent and unchanging disability and when the Support Advisory Group agrees, no retesting other than regular updates will be required.
    • • In order to avoid possible conflict of interests, the expert assessing pupils will be neither an employee of the European School nor a relative of the pupil.
    • • If not written in one of the working languages, be accompanied by a translation into French, English or German
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    • The SupCo contacts the parents to arrange an Advisory Group Meeting. The Advisory Group meets to discuss how to help the pupil in the best possible way and advises the director on the arrangements to be made.
    • People present at the Advisory Group Meeting: Head or his/her delegate, Support Coordinator, L1 teacher, form teacher and the pupil’s parents. Other teachers and the psychologist or other specialists can be invited as well.
    • The support coordinator is in charge of preparing the Intensive Support agreement, which should be signed by the Head of the school and the legal representatives.
    • The ILP must be established by the support teacher(s) in consultation with the subject teacher and/or the support coordinator.
    • The legal representatives of the pupil are informed of their child’s progress at the end of each semester.
    • The Intensive Support agreement is only applicable for one school year and an Advisory Group Meeting will be organized to arrange a follow up and evaluate the intensive support.
    • An Advisory Group Meeting can be held any time during the school year if needed. The Intensive Support agreement can also be adapted during the school year if needed.
    • When the school is not able to provide adequate education to a pupil, the whole pedagogical team, parents and the school management seek and propose alternatives more adapted to the needs of the pupils.

    For pupils whose needs are best described using description B :

    • Teachers or pupil’s legal representatives request short-term Intensive Support B for the pupil in writing to the support coordinator.
    • The pupil’s legal representatives are informed that this support has been recommended for their child.
    • The Director and pupil’s legal representatives sign an agreement stating the reasons, nature and length of the Intensive Support to be given.
    • The support coordinator creates small groups or organizes individual support, in or outside the classroom, depending on the pupil’s needs and the availability of teachers.
    • Groups are organized vertically, horizontally, within or across sections, by focusing on the needs of the pupils concerned.
    • The support teachers write an ILP for each pupil in cooperation with the subject teacher. This should be evaluated in the end of each semester or trimester.
    • The ILP includes specific learning objectives and criteria for evaluating the pupils’ progress and the success of the support.
    • Pupils’ legal representatives are informed of their child’s progress in Intensive Support B at the end of each semester.

    SWALS Students (Students without a Language Section) enrolled in the other sections (EN, FR, DE) can receive additional help if necessary in case of weaknesses in language 2.

    Students diagnosed being High Potential can also receive support. A big part of the support is given during lessons through the differentiation done by the teachers. If needed it is also possible to set up tailor-made support according to the specific needs of the students.

     

    Template for ISA Agreement EN                                        

    Template for ISA Agreement FR

     

    Template for Intensive support Individual Plan 1 EN

    Template for Intensive support Individual Plan 1 FR

     

    Template for Intensive support Individual Plan 2 EN

    Template for Intensive support Individual Plan 2 FR

     

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    4. Collaboration with external experts

    As a school we collaborate closely with external experts – within Luxembourg as well as within the national systems of our member states. The collaboration is flexible and according to the needs.

    There might be pupils whose development and learning needs require support given by paramedical auxiliary staff (essentially speech therapists and psychomotor therapists). The provision is based on a tripartite agreement.

    The school’s role when drawing up a tripartite agreement is to make a suitable room available to the pupil and the professional whose services are used, to agree on a timetable and to take account of class activities. Before starting the collaboration, a request is made by parents to the Support Coordinator and a tripartite agreement is drawn-up in collaboration between parents, external expert and school. This is signed and kept by all three parts.

    Paramedical auxiliary staff working on a tripartite agreement is self-employed and paid directly by the parents.

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    5. Inscription policy for students with special educational needs

    The European School accepts pupils with special educational needs, subject to the following procedure:

    • In the inscription form a detailed part to be fulfilled by parents is devoted to the description of pupil’s special needs and the support the pupil is currently benefitting from.
    • An Advisory Group (Support Coordinator, School Psychologist and Deputy Director), on the basis on the documents provided by the family and any further professional evidence which may be required, evaluates the ability of the school to meet the pupil’s needs. It determines the framework and conditions of any individualised teaching/learning. The Advisory Group may recommend an observation period or provisional admission.
    • It is the school Director, on the recommendations of the Advisory Group, who decides whether or not the school is able to provide the appropriate educational and social environment for the pupil.
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    6. Early identification

    In order to help the pupils in the best possible way, it is important to identify the eventual special educational needs.  This detection is done throughout the whole school career and involves several actors: parents, teachers, support coordinator, school psychologist and external experts through:

    • Teachers', school psychologists and support coordinator's’ observation in the class
    • Meeting between parents, teachers and the support coordinator
    • School reports and analyse of pupil’s progress
    • Class Councils
    • Collaboration with external experts

    This process requires an open and continuous collaboration between parents and school (and possible external experts).

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    7. Transitions

    A) Transition from Nursery to Primary

    Each language section organizes two "Transition" days for all MA2 pupils: a P1 visit from the M2 children and a visit to the Mat by the P1 children before the end of the year. Special visits can be organized for pupils with special needs.

    For the children of M2 receiving intensive support A, the support coordinator of the primary / nursery cycle organises, at the end of the school year, an Advisory Group specifically dedicated to the planning of the transition to the primary cycle.

     

    B) Transition from Primary to Secondary

    The school organizes a transition day for all P5 pupils. Special visits/arrangements can be arranged for pupils with special needs.

    Transition meetings for P5 and S1 teachers take place before and at the beginning of the school year.

    There is a close collaboration between the support coordinator of Nursery/Primary and the support coordinator of Secondary. The support coordinator of Primary organizes at the end of the school year the Advisory Group Meeting for pupils in P5 receiving Intensive Support A. At these meetings the transition is discussed among the colleagues, parents and support coordinators from both cycles. For ISA pupils, another follow-up Advisory Group meeting is organized in October/November when the pupil enters S1.

    The support coordinator from Secondary attends the Class Councils for P5 at the end of the school year.

     

    C) Transition to another school

    If at one point it is agreed that a student would benefit more from another schooling than the schooling we can offer in the European Schools, meetings will be set up with parents and relevant people from school in order to find a good solution for the student.

    The school will do it’s outmost to help and guide the family concerning possibilities either in Luxembourg or in another country.

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    8. Assessment and promotion

    Principles for assessment and promotion

    For the assessment and promotion of pupils receiving educational support but following a complete curriculum according to full requirements, the provisions in Chapter IX of the General Rules of the European Schools will apply.

    If the curriculum and/or syllabus are modified to meet the needs of the pupil (Who did not follow the curriculum provided in the Syllabus of the European Schools), he or she may not be promoted in the usual way. The pupil may accompany his or her class, as long as this is beneficial to the pupil’s social and academic development.

    It is possible for pupils to return to the full curriculum if all requirements for promotion are fulfilled. Before re-enrolment in the standard curriculum, the pupil must perform at the same level as any other pupil.

    S5 Pupils must follow the full curriculum and fulfil the same criteria as all pupils in order to be promoted to S6.

    If a pupil’s curriculum is adapted in S6, it is not possible to resume the standard curriculum either during S6 or between S6 and S7. Any pupil entering for the European Baccalaureate must have completed the full curriculum (General Rules, Chapter IV).

    For some pupils the academic demands of the European Schools are not appropriate, and they may be required to leave in order to continue with a different type of schooling. The School collaborates with the parents to find the best possible solution for the future schooling of the student.

    The school will issue a certificate describing the subjects followed, the hours completed and the level of the pupil’s attainment in the child’s best interest.

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    9. European Baccalaureate

    The European Schools believe that all pupils should be allowed to demonstrate their ability under assessment conditions that are as fair as possible. Where standard assessment conditions could place a candidate particularly those with special educational needs at a disadvantage, preventing them from demonstrating their level of attainment, special arrangements for written and/or oral examinations may be requested and authorized (see document 2012-05-D-15-en-8). This authorization must be requested by October 15th when the pupil is in S5. These arrangements are not intended to compensate for any lack of knowledge or ability.

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    10. DISCIPLINE AND WELL-BEING

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    11. Peer mediation

    This is a process where volunteer pupils facilitate resolving interpersonal problems of other pupils within the school community in a climate of neutrality and confidence.

    The aim of the process is:

    • To lead discussions towards a win-win resolution for both sides to avoid further trouble;
    • To help pupils modify and improve their handling of situations of conflict in a nonviolent manner. In this way, their own self-esteem will grow, as will their listening skills and ability to handle difficult situations.
    • To improve the overall climate in school and to reduce disciplinary actions and disputes within school.
    • The positive outcome for teachers is to have more time available for teaching.

    Peer mediation is led by about 35 pupils of years S4-S6 who followed a comprehensive training program and received a mediator’s diploma.

    The pupils are supported by a team of enthusiastic teachers and coaches having followed part of the training of M.E.N.J.E. - S.C.R.I.P.T of Luxembourg for mediation projects by peers in Luxembourgish schools. The reference persons are Mr Nestoras, Mrs Le Goaller and Mrs Pomar.

     

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    12. KiVa program

    KiVa is an innovative school-based anti-bullying program which has been developed at the University of Turku in Finland. It is a tool our school uses to raise the awareness of our students to be respectful, to show empathy towards peers, to know more about themselves … In this way school tries to create a safe environment through their whole school career.

     

    The main components of KiVa

    KiVa includes both universal and indicated actions, intended to prevent the phenomenon and to treat the cases of bullying in our school.

    The universal actions, such as the KiVa curriculum (student lessons), are directed at all students and focus mainly on preventing bullying. The students of year 1 continue with the lessons which started already in Primary (unit 2) and the students of year 3 start with the lessons dedicated to secondary (unit 3). They consist of a number of initiatives which influence the norms of groups, teach children how to behave constructively/responsibly, refrain from encouraging bullying and help possible victims.

    The indicated actions take place when bullying has come to the attention of school personnel. Each particular case is handled in a series of individual and group discussions between the school’s KiVa team and the students involved. Several peers of the victim are challenged to provide support for the victimized classmate. The aim is to put an end to bullying.

    The KiVa team doesn’t accuse or punish anyone but helps to develop empathy and positive solutions. KiVa is not meant to be a one-year project, but a permanent part of the school’s anti-bullying work.

     

    You can contact the KiVa team:

    Primary: MAM-KIVATEAM-PRI@eursc.eu

    Secondary: MAM-KIVATEAM-SEC@eursc.eu

    More information on the program can be found in http://www.kivaprogram.net/parents/ and http://www.kivaprogram.net

     

     

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    15. Education policy for Language 2

    PRIMARY

    Official referral documents: 

    Curriculum - Langue Deux - Second Language - Zweite Sprache Revision of the Decisions of the Board of Governors concerning the organisation of studies and courses in the European Schools

     

    The purpose of this page is to briefly explain the objectives and organisation of Language 2 teaching (German, English, French) within the Primary cycle of the European School of Luxembourg 2.

    The specific programs of each Language 2 are available on the official website of the European Schools.

     

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    1. Classes organisation

    Students from P1 to P5 benefit from a daily Language 2 period, equivalent to 5 periods over the week.

    The periods are 30 minutes/day for P1 and P2, and 45 minutes/day for P3, P4 and P5.

     

    P2 to P5 begin Language 2 classes during the second week of the new school year while P1 begin during the first week of October.

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    2. Pedagogical choice: Controlled heterogeneity

    P1 and P2 are heterogeneous groups. The goal is to optimize the teaching of Language 2 for all students, regardless of their school and preschool background and family context.

    P3, P4 and P5 are also organized in a heterogeneous way with the following nuance: the majority of the pupils follow the "Mainstream" groups, however support groups can be organised, with reduced numbers if possible, for pupils presenting higher levels of difficulty. These groups are formed according to observation and assessment conducted by the teachers of Language 2. The parents of the students concerned are always informed.

    At the end of the first semester and upon the recommendation of the teachers of Language 2, a change of group may be required for a student (for example: moving from the support group to the Mainstream or vice versa).

    Beginner students joining our school in P3, P4 or P5 will benefit from a system of remedial classes organized during school time.

    This organization applies to all 3 languages 2.

     

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    3. Numbers

     

    The regulations of the European Schools require the formation of groups of maximum 25 pupils.

    As explained in point II, the numbers may be smaller due to the setup of support groups, if possible.

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    4. Didactic principles

    The principles followed by the teachers are based on the recommendations of the programs specific to each language 2 as well as on the document 2012-08-D-13-en-2:

    « Language learning is part of a holistic process involving all the senses. Pupils should be enabled to use language in context through project-based enquiry.

    Planning for teaching and learning in Language II must take into account the prior skills, knowledge and requirements of the learners. Teachers must also be cognisant of research and development in terms of language acquisition, as outlined in the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: learning, teaching and assessment". The Joint Language II Curriculum is based on a dynamic concept of continuous competence building.

    The L II curriculum is based on a dynamic model of teaching and learning. The teacher should create a motivational, stimulating learning background through an activity-based and thought-provoking learning environment, including the modelling and scaffolding of new learning and careful monitoring of the progress each pupil is making. The learner must be an active participant, aware of his/her learning processes and adopt an active role in this process. »

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    5. Selected methods and manuals

    The choice of methods and manual is the responsibility of the teacher. However, a harmonization is sought within each Language 2. As of this 2019/2020 school year, the textbooks used are harmonized within each Language 2.

     

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    6. Level reached in the primary cycle

     « The learning objectives are benchmarked against the reference levels of the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).

    The first three levels of achievement are relevant for L II education at primary level :

    • A 1 Breakthrough
    • A 2 Waystage
    • B 1 Threshold

    Students with no command of the second language when entering schooling in Primary Class 1 should reach level A2 by the end of primary education. Students with an advanced level of language competence could reach level B1, at least in some of the competence areas. »

    Document Curriculum - Langue Deux - Second Language - Zweite Sprache.

     

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    7. Evaluation and homework

    1. Evaluation

    The evaluation is done through the school reports in February and July.

     

    2. Homework

    It is the responsibility of each teacher to organize work at home. The chosen device will be explained to parents at the beginning of the school year meeting.

     

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    8. Parent / teacher communication

    Parents of students are invited to an information meeting at the beginning of the school year with their child's Language 2 teacher.

    At any time, and throughout the year, teachers can ask parents for a meeting about their child. The same is true for parents of pupils with regard to the teacher of their child.

    In order to facilitate communication between all parents and the teacher, a reference parent may be elected / appointed by the parents of the class.

    It is the responsibility of the teacher to organize communication with the parents of pupils. Regular and organized communication is however recommended.

    Activities in Language 2 class or any outings organized by teachers may have a financial cost. For this purpose, a financial contribution of maximum 10 may be requested to parents of the class. This "class fund" will have to be managed by the students' parents themselves, for example via the parent of a referent pupil. The teacher will have to explain the use of the expenses.

    SECONDARY SCHOOL

    https://www.eursc.eu/Syllabuses/2015-01-D-33-en-5.pdf

     

    Syllabus for all LII Languages (Secondary cycle) Main course1

    The language teaching in the primary gives way to the CLIL approach in the secondary as prevalent. In the secondary cycle, students start to learn an increasing number of subjects through a language different from their Language 1. Learning actual subject content in a foreign language (or languages) usually enhances the learning of the language itself

     As from secondary year 3 Language 2 (English, French, German) becomes the language of tuition of Human Science, religion and non-confessional ethics. From secondary year 4 onwards, History, Geography and Economics courses as well as religion and non-confessional ethics courses must be taught in Language 2 and may not be taught in Language 1.

    In the case of Music, Art, ICT and Physical Education, education is provided through a language the pupil has on its timetable/ the student knows.

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    9. SECONDARY SCHOOL

    https://www.eursc.eu/Syllabuses/2015-01-D-33-en-5.pdf

     

    Syllabus for all LII Languages (Secondary cycle) Main course1

    The language teaching in the primary gives way to the CLIL approach in the secondary as prevalent. In the secondary cycle, students start to learn an increasing number of subjects through a language different from their Language 1. Learning actual subject content in a foreign language (or languages) usually enhances the learning of the language itself

     As from secondary year 3 Language 2 (English, French, German) becomes the language of tuition of Human Science, religion and non-confessional ethics. From secondary year 4 onwards, History, Geography and Economics courses as well as religion and non-confessional ethics courses must be taught in Language 2 and may not be taught in Language 1.

    In the case of Music, Art, ICT and Physical Education, education is provided through a language the pupil has on its timetable/ the student knows.

    ns son emploi du temps/ qu'il connaît.

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    16. European hours

    European Hours is a program that represents a key philosophy of the European Schools. It allows students to participate in multidisciplinary activities tied to the curriculum but not necessarily tied to one subject area.

    Reference Document from the Superior Council: 2016 – 08 -D-17-fr-3

    European Hours also provides opportunities to:

    • Regroup and bring together students of different nationalities.
    • Encourage interaction, communication, and cooperation during shared activities.

    It is not a language course, but rather an educational moment for personal and cultural exchange. Students are asked to actively participate, get know each other, and learn about each other’s cultures with mutual respect. They can appreciate the « Maison commune Europe » by valuing the diversity of cultures while appreciating the transnational nature of European identity.

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    1. Who is it intended for?

    All students in the 3rd, 4th and 5th years of Primary School

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    2. What are the benefits?

    The European Hours helps to:

    • Regroup and bring together students of different nationalities
    • Encourage interaction, communication, and cooperation during shared activities
    • Value the school community that bridges the language sections
    • Prompt students to actively participate in their own learning by seeking out diverse experiences and interactions
    • Provide opportunities for different teachers to get to know each other, work together, try new experiences, share teaching practices and explore innovative methods
    • Promote agreement and consistency among the language sections
    • Deepen the knowledge and appreciation of Europe’s cultural and social history
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    3. What are its main objectives?

    The European Hours is designed to:

    • Develop a European identity, which is based on the students’ own cultural identities
    • Pursue intercultural character-building skills such as understanding, respect, and acceptance of oneself and of others.
    • Create and nurture and intercultural context for valuing differences and finding common ground Deepen the idea of European identity Promote mutual appreciation cooperation among students Lay pathways to personal and social development
    • Promote the students’ capacity for initiative, independence, and solidarity.

     

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    4. When do they take place?

    During two consecutive 45-minute periods each week (Wednesdays from 14:45 to 16:30) with a short break in between.

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    5. Which students participate in it?

    Students may come from any of the language sections. They are grouped according to criteria suggested by the Inspectors and approved by:

    • The Director’s Office
    • The Working Group
    • The coordinators and teachers in their role as instructors for the European Schools.

    The criteria for forming groups considers:

    • A heterogeneous mixing of the language sections
    • The teachers’ language abilities
    • A balanced number of girls and boys
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    6. What languages do the European Hours teachers use for their classes?

    Teachers are encouraged to prioritize the vehicular languages of our school, as well as any other verbal or non-verbal communication.

     

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    7. What kinds of activities are possible?

    Any activities that respect the main objectives and the spirit behind European Hours may be considered. Themes are chosen by the teachers under approval of the Administration. Each teacher plans their own activities and coordinates efforts with colleagues.

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    8. How is the scheduling organized?

    The school year is divided into periods according to a plan created by the European Hours coordinator and the Deputy Director. Groups change teacher for each period, allowing students to experience different activities, approaches, and teaching methods.

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    9. Where are classes held?

    Classes are held at the school either in the homeroom class for the group’s teacher or in other available classrooms.

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    10. Is there an evaluation for students?

    Yes, halfway through the year and at the end of the year. Students are evaluated on their acquired skills based on the corresponding interdisciplinary skill sets in the Carnet Scolaire.

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    11. Who can answer other questions about European Hours?

    Your child’s classroom teacher can refer your questions to the European Hours coordinator, the director’s office, or the academic secretaries.

     

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    17. Choice of subjects

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    1. Enrolment period for the new school year

    The enrolment period for the new school year will start in April/May (see school calendar).  

    If your children are already enrolled in our school, it is not necessary to fill in a new registration form.  

    In case of a category change, please contact the pedagogical secretariat.   

     

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    2. Choice of subject’s in the Primary cycle

    Choice of the second language

    At the European School, a child must take courses in a second language as from the year 1 in Primary in the form of one lesson a day. This second language will accompany the pupil through the schooling until the Baccalaureate. This language will be the teaching language for the courses of human sciences, history, geography and economy in the years 3, 4 and 5 of the Secondary School. A change in the choice of the second language is normally not allowed except on entry to year 6 of the Secondary School.

    For further information, please refer to the General Rules of the European Schools.

    The second languages (vehicular languages) taught are: ENGLISH - FRENCH - GERMAN

    If the child is in the:

    • German section: the available choices are English or French (except for SWALS)
    • English section: the available choices are French or German (except for SWALS)
    • French section: the available choices are English or German (except for SWALS)
    • Danish section: the available choices are English, French or German
    • Greek section: the available choices are English, French or German
    • Italian section: the available choices are English, French or German
    • Czech section: the available choices are English, French or German
    • Hungarian section: the available choices are English, French or German

    The children with Croatian, Slovak, Slovene and Romanian nationality are considered as students without language section (SWALS) and they are enrolled in the French, English or German section. The language of the section chosen is the pupil’s second language.

    The school organizes mother tongue courses for all SWALS pupils provided that a duly qualified teacher is available, or that the school can recruit one. These courses take place during the L2 time and are compulsory.

     

    Before taking a decision, please read carefully the following points:

    The General Rules do not foresee a change of the second language, whatever the reason.

    Normally, no changes are envisaged in language choices. Should a change of a language at any age or level be requested, the decision lies with the Director and is subject to the following conditions:

    • The existence of a duly justified written request from the parents/guardians
    • An unanimous deliberation and judgement by the class council on the request.
    • A clear proof established by the School of the pupil’s ability to follow the requested course.
    • The absence of administrative obstacles related to the change requested.
    • The applicant will be notified of the decision and the reasons for it. Otherwise a language test can be requested by the School.

    We recommend avoiding choosing a second language that would actually be the child’s 3rd language (additional work, interference between the 3 languages, possible psychological effects).

    The choice of the second language has a main impact on the child’s education throughout the schooling and becomes the vehicular language of certain subjects in the secondary cycle.

     

    Choice of religion or non-denominational moral classes

    All the children of the European School are obliged to follow religion or nondenominational Moral classes organized by the school. In our school the possible options for religious instruction are:

    • Catholic
    • Protestant
    • Orthodox

    (Other options could be available if pupil numbers suffice and according to the rules of groups as described by the General regulations of the European Schools.)

    These choices are not always available in all language sections. These options could be also be taught in the vehicular language of the pupils from the level P3.

    A request to change from one religion or ethics class to another must be highly motivated and addressed to the Direction of the school by April 30th for the following school year.

    No change will be accepted after this date.

    For the P3-4-5 classes in the Czech and Hungarian sections, religion and moral courses are taught in the pupils’ second language.

     

     

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    3. Subject choices 1st, 2nd, 3rd year in secondary cycle

    This is a very brief guide and should not be regarded as definitive. In case of any doubt, the school will always apply the General rules of the European Schools.

     

    All choices must be made by the end of January of the preceding school year. Please note the deadline on the choice form for your child’s class. It can be different from year to year.

     

    Year 1

    There is one new choice: L3 (DE, EN, FR, ES, IT) 2 periods. The choice is made in Primary 5 for S1. L3 in S1 is a beginners’ course. The third language must be continued to the end of year 5 and can be taken to the Baccalaureate level in case there is a sufficient number (5) of pupils who choose it. (NB!. This is often the last possibility to choose a course in English).

    The following choices may be modified: religion/ethics, ONL, Irish (Irish nationals in the English Section only), ONL Maltese (Maltese nationals in the English section only).

    ONL = Other National Language for categories I and II

     

    Year 2

    Upon entry into S2, pupils will be able to choose a Latin option of 2 periods a week. If this option is chosen it shall be kept up to the end of the cycle that is until the end of S3. This option is not compulsory. For creating a course, a minimum of 7 pupils is required.

    For those students, who will not choose Latin in S2, an ICT option of 2 periods will be available in S3.  The ICT option is not compulsory either.

    Your child may choose neither Latin nor ICT if so wished.

    To drop Latin and choose ICT in S3 is not possible. It is not possible either to choose Latin and ICT at the same time in S3.

    NB! As from S4, pupils who have chosen Latin in S2 and S3 will have a choice to continue with Latin as a 4-period option for the pre-orientation cycle, i.e. S4 and S5.  Having studied the course in year 4 and 5 the pupils can sit the "Latinum Europaeum" exam at our school at the end of S5.

    Opening of the Latin course in S4 depends on the number of pupils who will choose the course in S4.

    Greek pupils in the Greek section can choose an extra course in Ancient Greek, which is guaranteed until the end of year 5.

    The only courses that can be modified are religion/ethics and the complementary courses of Irish and Maltese.

     

    Year 3

    • Latin as a 2-period option course chosen in S2 will continue in S3 and will be kept until the end of S3 It is possible to choose ICT as a 2-period option in S3 only in case your child has not chosen Latin in S2.

    The continuity of the course in the older years above is guaranteed provided that enough pupils have chosen the course. This option is not compulsory.

    • Drop Latin and choose ICT in S3 is not possible. It is not possible to choose Latin and ICT at the same time.

    NB! All pupils will be able to choose ICT as an option in S4, irrespective of their choice of Latin.

    • Music and Art are compulsory courses until the end of S3.

    They may be chosen as options in year 4, or even year 6, without having been studied in year 3 provided the pupil can demonstrate enough knowledge of the topic.

    The only courses that can be modified are religion/ethics and the complementary courses of Irish and Maltese.

    The Religion/Ethics and Human Sciences courses are taught in L2.

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    4. Subject choices 4th, 5th year in secondary cycle

    An information evening is organized for parents and a detailed information booklet is distributed. Mathematics can be chosen at the 4 or 6 period level. This choice may well affect later choices (math and sciences in the 6th year, university courses….).

    With the agreement of the Director and the class council it is possible to drop from 6 to 4 period Mathematics before the end of the first semester of year 4 or at the end of the 4th year only. A passage from Math 4 to Math 6 is only possible in exceptional cases, subject to passing a level test.

    The following optional courses can be chosen: Latin, Greek (beginners), Economics (in language 2), Language 4 (beginners, any official language of the European Union depending on the availability of a teacher), Art, Music, and ICT. (These last three subjects if possible in LII). The courses of religion and moral are taught in L2.

    For pupils of Irish or Maltese nationality, an ONL course in Irish or Maltese can replace the option of L 4.

    The optional subject courses, except ONL, are opened only if a sufficient number of pupils opt for them (normally 7) however they might not be guaranteed beyond year 5 in case the number of pupils is not sufficient to open the courses (5 pupils) in year 6.

    The total number of periods studied must lie between 31 and 35 (if Math 4 chosen) or 33 and 35 (if Math 6 chosen). In exceptional cases, more than 35 periods might be allowed by the Management.

    Apart from the change in Mathematics mentioned above or possibly a change of religion/ethics, a change of subjects is not allowed either during the 4th and 5th year, or between the two years.

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    5. Subject choices 6th, 7th year in secondary cycle

    At this stage, the choice becomes complicated and meetings are organized separately for pupils and parents. Moreover, S5 pupils receive a booklet through SMS with detailed information at the end of December. It is not possible to give a comprehensive description of the curriculum, but there are a few hints.

    Subjects are grouped into categories: compulsory, optional, advanced and complementary.

    The optional, advanced and complementary courses are created only when the sufficient number of pupils (i.e. 5) opt for them. Organisational constraints have to be taken into consideration as well.

    Some subjects must have been started in S3 or S4 if they are to be taken at this stage. These are Latin, Greek, Economics and Language 4. Art, Music and ICT also require strong bases, acquired in school or outside.

    It is clearly important to consider future University courses and careers in making the 6th year choice. Many member states send professional career advisors to the school in due time.

     

    General points

    In order to succeed in the higher years of the secondary school, a high level in Language 2 (the “working language”) must be reached. As from year 1, it is used for every possible opportunity in Art, Music, ICT and Physical education. It is used as a language of tuition as from year 3 in Human Science and in Religion (year 3), from year 4 in Economics, History and Geography. If we cannot create an option which is normally taught in the mother tongue because of the lack of pupils (in years 6 and 7) or because of timetable constraints, we shall try to offer pupils the possibility of having the subject in their working language.

     

    Changes in subjects studied

    All requests for changes of subjects must be made to the Mr Belpaume (Curriculum Coordinator) by end of May of the preceding year.

    A change in religion/ethics must always be requested by the end of the previous school year (before April 30).

     

    Further information

    A certain amount of information can be found on the central European Schools website https://www.eursc.eu/en

     

    For specific questions, please contact:

    M. Belpaume ((Curriculum coordinator)) sebastien.belpaume@eursc.eu

     

     

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    18. Higher education orientation

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    1. Information on higher education and careers

    Advisers from various European Union countries visit the school and may be consulted by pupils and parents. Documentation on higher education is available to pupils in the school library.

    Parents and pupils who are interested in further information or in arranging an interview are asked to contact the following teachers:

     

    BE (Fr)

    Mme Neuberg (coordination)

    DE

    M. Kennedy

    DA

    M. Dalgas

    EL

    M. Volakakis

    FR

    M. Castanet

    IR

    M. O'Coimin

    IT

    M. Ottaviano

    LU

    Mme Neuberg

    EN

    Mme Thomas

     

    Orientation sessions and other activities (student fair, trades forum, etc.) are organized by the S5-S6-S7 orientation teachers during the school year.

     

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    19. School trips primary

    School trips are an integral part of the school curriculum and are therefore compulsory.  

    To be excused from a school trip, a medical reason is required. A request must be made to the Direction and justified by the submission of a medical certificate. The Management reserves the right to ask for a meeting with the parents in case of withdrawal.   

    It is the responsibility of the parents to take out cancellation insurance.   

    Medical expenses during school trip are to be borne by the pupil's legal guardian.  

    When travelling, each student must be in possession of the following documents: 

    • Valid passport or identity card  
    • Parental authorization signed by the child's commune of residence   
    • European Health Insurance Card or its equivalent (in the event of an accident, this card must be presented to the hospital, emergency room or doctor in order to receive reimbursement) 

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    1. Countryside trips (Green classes)

    The pupils in 2nd and 3rd grade of primary school take part in Green classes organized by the school. Parents will receive detailed information about these journeys in due time.  

     

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    2. Sea classes

    At the end of the school year, pupils in 4th grade of primary school spend one week on the Belgian Coast.   

    At the end of the school year, pupils in the 4th grade will go to the Belgian coast for a week.  

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    3. Ski trips

    Snow classes are organised for all fifth grade and last about eight days. In recent years, they have taken place in Switzerland during the month of December. The trip will be by bus. The price will be fixed later.   

    The administration and the Direction remain at the disposal of the families who wish to have more information on the school trips.   

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    4. Social Funds

    The Social Fund is currently suspended; more information on this allocation (conditions and applications) will be published during the school year.  

    The Social Fund is granted to families with important important financial difficulties so that they can benefit from a discount on the most expensive school trips.   

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    20. School trips secondary

    School trips are an integral part of the school curriculum and are therefore compulsory.  

    To be excused from a school trip, a medical reason is required. A request must be made to the Direction and justified by the submission of a medical certificate. The Management reserves the right to ask for a meeting with the parents in case of withdrawal. It is the responsibility of the parents to take out cancellation insurance.   

    Medical expenses during school trip are to be borne by the pupil's legal guardian.  

    When travelling, each student must be in possession of the following documents: 

    • Valid passport or identity card  
    • Parental authorization signed by the child's commune of residence   
    • European Health Insurance Card or its equivalent (in the event of an accident, this card must be presented to the hospital, emergency room or doctor in order to receive reimbursement)  

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    1. S2 trip

    In second year, 2/3 days-trip in May.  

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    2. S5 trip

    In the fifth year, with the Biology class, 2 days-trip at the end of April/ beginning of May. This trip was initially planned in the fourth-year syllabus but has been postponed to the fifth year. 

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    3. S6 trip

    In sixth year, 1-week trip in end of April/ start of May.

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    4. Outings and trips linked to a subject

    Many outings and several school trips linked to a subject are organized throughout the school year.  

    For insurance purposes, any trip/outing, even when it happens outside lessons time, must be authorized by the School Director  and the pupils’ parents.  

    Teachers can exclude from a trip a pupil who represents a risk for the group.  

    Zero-alcohol policy 

    Is applicable during any school trip organised by the European School Luxembourg II. This means that the consumption or possession of alcohol is strictly forbidden during any school trip. Any breach of this rule will lead to severe sanctions. 

    The organizers of the trip will ask the students and their parents to sign a form regarding the alcohol policy confirming that they are aware of the rules and of the consequences in case of violation of the zero -alcohol policy. If the signed form is not handed in prior to the trip, participation in the trip will be refused. 

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    5. Payment

    Invoices for school trips will be sent to parents by post. All payment details will be indicated on the invoice.   

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    6. Social Funds: general conditions

    The Social Fund is currently suspended; more information on this allocation (conditions and applications) will be published during the school year. 

    The Social Fund is granted to families with important financial difficulties so that they can benefit from a discount on the most expensive school trips.   

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    21. Meals arrangements

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    1. Meal Times and Prices - Nursery Classes

    Mondays only, between 12:00 and 13:00.  

    Meals will be delivered to the classrooms. Service and supervision will be provided by the teachers. The fixed price for a hot meal or a hypoallergenic meal is: 5.40 €. 

    The fixed price for a «Tartiniste» service is: 0.15 € incl. taxes (seating and table set, napkin, cutlery, glass and water). 

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    2. Meal Times and Prices - Primary Classes

     

    Mondays and Wednesdays between 11:30 and 14:00.  

    Three meal services will be organized for the different classes. Meals are served in the canteen for Primary students located in the Administration Building. Supervision is provided by members of the school staff.  

    In the canteen there are four self-service areas designed to be accessible and appropriate for the age of the children.  

    The fixed price for a hot meal or a vegetarian or a hypoallergenic meal is: 5.95 € incl. taxes.  

    The fixed price for a «Tartiniste» service is: 0,15 € incl. taxes (seating, glass and water, cutlery, and napkin). 

    Due to the health crisis period: 

    Meals are delivered to the classroom.  

    Service and supervision are provided by teachers.  

    Classroom cleaning is provided by Eurest staff. 

    Unit price of a protidic, vegetarian or hypoallergenic meal: 5,95 € TTC.  

    Unit price of a spread meal: 0,15 € TTC (seat + water, cup, cutlery and napkin). 

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    3. Meal - Times and Prices – Secondary classes

    Monday to Friday: continuous service between 11:30 and 14:00.  

    Meals are served in the canteen for Secondary students located in the Administration Building. This is a self-service program that allows students to serve their own trays according to their tastes and preferences. Six menu options are available:  

     

    SALAD BAR 

    Salad Bar (large plate) 

    5.30 € incl taxes 

    PASTA Menu 

    Pasta Dish served with sauce 

    5.85 € incl taxes 

    SOLO Menu 

    Choice of Main Dish (includes hot vegetables with 

    complementary sides) 

    6,15 € incl taxes 

    DUO Menu 

    Salad Bar (medium plate) or Fruit Bar or Dairy product or 

    Soup 

    + Choice of Main Dish (includes hot vegetables with 

    complementary sides) 

    6.55 € incl taxes 

    TRIO Menu 

    Salad Bar (medium plate) or Soup 

    + Choice of Main Dish (includes hot vegetables with 

    complementary sides) 

    + Fruit Bar or Dairy product 

    7,05 € incl taxes 

    QUATTRO Menu 

    Salad Bar (medium plate) or Soup 

    + Choice of Main Dish (includes hot vegetables with 

    complementary sides) 

    + Dairy product 

    + Fruit Bar 

    7,25 € incl taxes 

     

    The daily offerings include at least:  

    • 1 soup  

    • 3 dishes to choose from, including a vegetarian dish, a meat or fish dish, and a pasta dish  

    • 3 starchy vegetables and 3 warm vegetables  

    • 3 varieties of milk or cheese 1 Salad Bar offering at least 8 choices of mixed salads  

    • 1 Fruit Bar offering at least 6 choices of prepared fruits  

     

    High school students are not charged a «Tartiniste» service fee.  

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    4. Registration Nursery and Primary classes

    The company EUREST provides the catering service for the European School Luxembourg II and the Centre Polyvalant de l'Enfance V (CPE). A business and contractual agreement is then in force between the EUREST company and the parents.  

    A letter with a login and password will be sent to the families of new students, introducing them to the catering program and instructing them on how to sign up for its service.  

    For students who are already registered from the previous year, registrations will be renewed by automatic agreement on the basis of the fixed amount from the previous year. Families will receive an e-mail confirmation from Eurest allowing them to review, and if necessary, change their catering program on the online booking platform: https://eel2.eurest.lu/ 

    The general terms and conditions for EUREST are available online:  

    http://eel2-eurest.moneweb.lu/MentionsLegales.aspx 

    Registration for the canteen service is required and necessary to complete the Nursery and Primary students’ enrolment in the school.  

    Nursery  

    Nursery students must be registered for canteen service for the Monday meal. Meals are delivered directly to the classrooms. Students who choose to bring their own packed lunch for the Monday meal must still be registered with the canteen service as «Tartinistes».  

    Primary  

    Primary students must be registered for canteen service for the Monday and Wednesday meals. Students will eat in the canteen for Primary Students located in the Administration Building. Students who choose to bring their own packed lunch for the Monday and Wednesday meals must still pay a fee to be registered as «Tartinistes» in order to have access to the canteen during the school day. Please note that on the other days when meals are provided by a contract with the CPE, it is not possible for students to bring their own packed lunch or still be considered «Tartinistes».  

    For new students 

    Failure to register with EUREST will result in, as is stated in the school enrolment packet, the transmission of parents’ contact information directly to the contracted catering service. This is a necessary action allowing for the appropriate billing of catering costs, to the exclusion of any third party unless the law states otherwise.  

    Changing the meal plan during the school year: A change to the registered meal plan may be requested at the latest by the end of the preceding semester via the online platform. (https://eel2.eurest.lu/). Only one modification is permitted per school year.  

    Dates of the first semester:  1st September – 31st January  

    Dates of the second semester: 1st February – 5th  July  

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    5. Registration Secondary classes

    Registering with the catering service is not mandatory. For new students in the Secondary School: On the first day of school teachers will hand out a payment key (with login and login password) along with a letter explaining the catering options and with instructions for how to charge the payment key.  

    This payment key will thereafter be rechargeable directly online: http://eel2-eurest.moneweb.lu/ 

    For returning students, keys that were handed out in previous years will remain active and the remaining balances are retained.  

    Students will have access to the canteen for Secondary students located in the Administration Building. Hot meals or salads are available at the restaurant, and breakfasts, sandwiches or salads are available in the cafeteria. Secondary students who do not have afternoon classes are still welcome to eat at the school restaurants.  

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    6. Service for «Tartinistes»

    The canteens for Primary students (on Mondays and Wednesdays) and for Secondary students (everyday) will have areas, provided by EUREST, set up to accommodate «Tartinistes».  

    A «Tartiniste» is defined as a student who brings his own packed meal to eat in the school canteen. The food they bring in from outside may not be heated in the microwave ovens.  

    Registration is mandatory for Nursery and Primary students who wish to participate in the «Tartiniste» service on Mondays and Wednesdays (Mondays only, for the nursery cycle). As use of water, napkins, cups and cutlery will necessarily be provided, an amount of 0.15 € incl. taxes per day will be charged by the catering service.  

    The formula "Tartiniste" exists only at school.  

    High school students are not charged for «Tartiniste» service.  

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    7. Hypoallergenic meals

    Hypoallergenic meals are available to all students from any of the three cycles. Hypoallergenic menus are served only by registering for them with EUREST.  

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    8. Billing

    Nursery and Primary Classes  

    Billing for the meal plans is semi-annual.  

    Meals are paid in advance to the EUREST catering service. Parents will be billed upon validation of registration (end of October for the first semester, beginning of March for the second semester) and payable upon receipt.  

    Prices will vary depending on the number of days students are scheduled to eat at school over the course of the semester (Days for school trips, field trips, outdoor excursions, seaside trips or ski trips are automatically deducted).  

    Payment may be made by direct debit or bank transfer. In the case of direct debit, a 1% discount will be applied. 

    Meals skipped due to absence for documented medical reasons will be reimbursed only after the 6th consecutive school day missed.  

    It is mandatory for all Primary and Nursery students who bring their own packed lunches on the long days to register for the «Tartinistes» service.

    Secondary classes  

    For the Secondary students, payment for meals, snacks, desserts, and drinks must be made using the electronic payment key. This key is rechargeable over the Internet or with cash.  

    The payment key is valid for the full school year. In case of loss, a replacement key can be provided by the catering service for a fee of 15 euros. Problems with the keys must be reported to EUREST.  

    Any balance left on the key at the end of the school year will be saved and may be used the following year.  

    For students who are graduating or leaving the school, the balance remaining on their key can be reimbursed by bank transfer. Please download the "Refund Form". 

    In case of a teacher’s absence, students from S1-S2-S3 should go to the advisers’ office, and depending on circumstances, may be granted permission to stay in the cafeteria.  

    Confidentiality of Family Information  

    EUREST agrees to use the information provided on registration and renewal forms only for the stated purposes, to aid in billing and covering the catering costs for the European School Luxembourg II and the CPE V. EUREST guarantees that information will never be shared with a third party and will be destroyed at the end of the legally prescribed period.  

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    9. Contacts

    Catering Service Provider  

    EUREST - Service restauration de l'Ecole Européenne de Luxembourg II  

    Phone Nb: +352 - 26.31.31.87  

    E-mail: gerant.eel2@eurest.lu 

     Maternal and Primary menus are available on the site: 

    https://www.energiq.net/en/school/european-school-luxembourg-ii-nursery-primary-school 

    Secondary menus are available on the site: 

    https://www.energiq.net/en/school/european-school-luxembourg-ii-secondary-school 

    Registration or connexion 

    http://eel2-eurest.moneweb.lu/ 

    Canteen Committee  

    A canteen committee meets every 3 months to discuss questions relevant to food service at the European School Luxembourg II. All interested parties (teachers, students, parents, catering service members) are represented in the committee.  

    E-mail: contact.eel2@eurest.lu 

    Meeting minutes are available on the School website: http://www.eel2.eu/en/page/canteen-committee 

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    22. School fees

    The School sends 2 invoices:  

    • The first in during the month of October and to be paid 1 month later. This invoice includes: Minerval fees + Baccalaureate registration fees + University application fees + photocopying fees, Intermath books, Civil Liability insurance for school accidents, badges and lockers    
    • The second in May and to be paid 1 month later. This invoice includes the Minerval deposit for the following school year. 

     No grouped payments per section will be accepted. 

    Please note that these invoices are not covered by the class fund. 

    For more details, see points 21, 22 and 23 

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    1. Payment of the school fee (Minerval)

    The school fees, as well as the terms of its payment, are fixed by the Board of Governors of the European schools. Parents of category III, as well as NSPA employees (category 2 and 3) who enrol a child, are requested to pay 25% of the school fee before August 15th and its balance within the time period set by the school. This 25% deposit cannot be reimbursed.  

     

    The Board of Governors has set the school fees for non-entitled pupils (category III) in 2022/2023 as follows:  

     

     Category III enrollments:

    • Nursery 3.953,59 €
    • Primary 5.436,24 €
    • Secondary 7.413,05 € *

    For families with more children in the European school, the rates are reduced to 20 % for the second child and to 40 % for subsequent children.  

     

    Pupils enrolled before the school year 2013/2014:  

    • Secondary School 6177.54 € 

    • Minimum: 1647.33 € 

    For families with more children in the European school, the rates are reduced to 50 % for the second child and to the minimum for the others.  

     

    The school fees for the children of N.S.P.A. employees for the school year 2022/2023 are:  

    Pupils enrolled as from the school year 2013/2014:  

     

    • Nursery 7.907,18 €

    • Primary School  10.872,48 €

    • Secondary School 14.826,10 € 

    For families with more children in the European school, the rates are reduced to 20 % for the second child and to 40 % for subsequent children.  

     

    Pupils enrolled before the school year 2013/2014:  

    • Secondary School 12355.08 € 

    • Minimum:3294.66 € 

    For families with more children in the European school, the rates are reduced to 50 % for the second child and to the minimum for the others.  

     

    Please inform immediately in writing the school secretary of any change in family situation or parents' job.  

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    2. Terms of payment

    Parents subject to school fee commit themselves to pay the fee as follows:  

     

    First enrolment of a child at the European School  

    In addition to a deposit of € 500 payable at the 1st registration and in application of the decisions of the Board of Governors of April 2005 and in order to validate the enrolment of a child, a deposit of 25% has to be paid before August 15th, 2021.  

    A deposit invoice will be sent in due time. This deposit will not be reimbursed. 

     

    Parents of children already enrolled at the European School  

    According to the decision of the Board of Governors of April 2005 and in order to secure the enrolment for the next school year, all parents of category III as well as NSPA employees (category 2 and 3) shall, from now on, pay a deposit of 25% by 30th June at the latest. This deposit will not be reimbursed (cf. General Rules of the European Schools ref. 2014-03-D-14-en-8).  

    A deposit invoice will be sent to them during the month of May.  

     

    Common provisions for all parents  

    Parents are expected to pay the outstanding 75% at the latest 30 days after the date of the invoice, which will be issued in October.  

     

    Important notes:  

    No pupil will be admitted in September if the deposit has not been paid within the given deadline.  

    Furthermore, if at the end of the school year the school fees remain due or have not been paid completely, the pupil concerned is considered by the School to be removed from the enrolment register and will not be admitted to the European School the following year. If necessary, the payment of the outstanding sum will be requested by judicial means.  

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    3. Fee reduction

    In accordance with the guidelines of the Board of Governors, discounts may be granted if the monthly net income of the family (family allowances included) does not exceed certain thresholds. The thresholds are periodically adjusted. To be valid, requests for discounts must be addressed to the Head of the European School before 30th November of the current year.  

    Supporting documents requested by the School to create a file for fee discount must be returned by 30th January at the latest. These documents will be handled in the strictest confidence.  

     

     

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    4. Registration fee for the Baccalaureate

    All 7th year pupils, whatever their category (I, II or III), must pay the registration fee for the Baccalaureate 2020/2021 (95.99 €) by March 31st of the year in question (see the Arrangements for implementing the regulations for the European Baccalaureate 2021, Ref.: 2015- 05-D-12-en-20). The amount due is included in the global bill issued in October for the current school year.

    In certain cases, the pupils can register for extra Baccalaureate optional courses. The registration fees for this option for 2020/2021 is fixed at 35.96 € and are added to the general Baccalaureate fees.

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    5. Other fees

    All pupils whatever their category (I, II, or III) are expected to pay a few additional costs. The terms of payment are mentioned in the rest of the document.  

    The due amount concerning the school fees (Minerval), the registration fee for the Baccalaureate,  the file for university enrolment and extra Baccalaureate optional courses, photocopies, Intermath books, social insurance, badge and locker are already mentioned in the bill of October from the current school year. 

     

    Civil liability in case of school accidents 

    This extra insurance is seized when the “Association d’Assurance Accident (AAA) does not intervene. The amount of this insurance premium is 0.87 € per pupil and per school year. This insurance is compulsory for all students and is invoiced to the parents each year regardless of the length of time the student attends the school.   

     

    Cost for photocopies, Intermath, Badges for the seconday school 

    After the first Educational Council of the school year, the amounts will be fixed for the year and will be communicated to the parents 

    In accordance with the decision of the Education Council, the school decided to centralize the invoicing of photocopies carried out by the teachers for educational use within the classroom. The aim is to avoid that teachers must collect the photocopying fees from each individual pupil.  

    The lump sum proposed is based on the real consumption during the current year. An evaluation will be carried out at the end of every school year to verify if the sum paid by the parents covered the photocopying costs.  

    The costs paid by the parents credited to a specific extra budgetary account. A report of the use of the extra-budgetary accounts is communicated annually to the members of the administrative board. 

     

    File for university enrolment  

    If the School has to manage the enrolments applications in higher education, the pupil will be invoiced an amount for each application, calculated according to the following rules: 

    1) Small applications: Enrolment applications in higher education need a special application dossier through application platforms. The average extra time spent processing these applications is around 2 periods per application, resulting in an additional cost of 130 €. 

    2) Major applications: Applications for registration which require a minimum of 4 working periods, resulting in an additional cost of 260 €. 

     

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    23. Furnitures, lockers and badges

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    1. Schoolbooks

    Each year, the school publishes a list of books that pupils must buy. The list is available on the school website as from the 20th June of the preceding school year.  

     

    Moreover, in some subjects, books published by the European Schools are compulsory and charged to the parents.  

    • Intermath for Math in the primary school For S3 pupils, worksheets called “The Mediterranean World”.  

    • Eurobio for Biology in the secondary school can be downloaded here under the responsibility of the parents. 

    • Photocopies carried out by teachers for their lessons are directly charged to families in the form of an annual contribution.  

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    2. Diary

    Each pupil of classes S1-S7 must neatly keep a diary in which lessons and homework are noted.  

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    3. Calculators

    All pupils from years S1-S7 must possess a calculator.  

    Pupils from years S4-S7 must possess the calculator TI-Nspire CX CAS regardless of the math course they follow.  

    The exact model of the required calculator will be indicated in the book lists available on the school website. These models are updated during the school year according to the instructions of the Central Office. The rules in force are those published on the school website. For mathematics courses in the other years, any basic calculator is accepted.  

     

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    4. Physical Education and Swimming in the Primary and Secondary School

    The following items of clothing are required for sport in school:  

    Gym or sports  

    • Tights, shorts, or jogging pants (no jeans) + t-shirt  
    • Pair of clean sports shoes used exclusively for the course  
    • Rubber band for long hair  

    Swimming  

    • Swimsuit and bathing cap are compulsory  
    • Only swimming tights are permitted. For girls a one-piece bathing suit is preferred, but a sports bikini is permitted  
    • Appropriate shoes for the swimming pool (primary cycle) 
    • Bath towel 
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    5. Lockers

    The use of the locker is regulated by the internal rules (Living together / Chapter IV / article 4.3). 

    Every student is required to have a locker in the secondary school. This is the only place where personal belongings can be locked up. Please note that the school cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to students´ property. A non-reimbursable service charge is payable for each student. Students are not allowed to share the same locker.  

    At the beginning of the school year, a locker number will be allocated to each student. Students must bring their own padlock with key and place it by the end of the 2nd week. If the key is lost, the caretaker will not be able to cut oversized padlocks.  

    The school management may check the contents of the lockers (in the presence of the owner), in the interests of hygiene and of security.  

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    6. Badges

    Every year, all students in the secondary cycle receive an identification badge on which the timetable and the various exit authorisations are indicated by a distinctive colour or letter. This badge must be shown at the request of any management or teaching staff member, including school security staff (guards).  

    All students must demonstrate their badges while entering and leaving school in order to assert their rights of passage. The school management has instructed the security guards to monitor the indicated authorizations. If inconsistencies occur, the student will be referred to the counsellor's office for further data clarification and validation.  

    As a reminder, the holding of a badge does not in itself constitute a right to use the site's accesses and exits or a right of circulation beyond the areas assigned to the secondary cycle. 

    The cost of this badge  will be charged to parents.  

    Any application for renewal of the card (for removal reasons, loss or theft) will incur a charge of 5 € per card payable in cash upon submission of the application at the reception of the administrative building. 

     

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    24. Change of address/family situation

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    1. Change of family situation

    Any change of address, e-mail, employer, private or professional telephone number, must be reported in writing as soon as possible to the secretariat of the concerned cycle and to the School Administration at the following e-mail address : ana.neves@eursc.eu

     Any change of family situation (divorce, custody, etc...) must be justified by legal documents and changes of residence must be justified with a Certificate of Extended Residence / Household Composition from the Commune.

     

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    25. Medical and Psychology service

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    1. School’s medical service

    The school has a medical service.  

    The main activity of this service consists of a monitoring:  

    • of the medical check-ups and   
    • of the pupils' medical records.   

    The opening hours of the school's medical service correspond to the class hours of the school cycle concerned.   

    The school's medical service does not conduct medical consultations. If the pupil's state of health so requires, these consultations must be carried out by the pupil's attending physician. Parents are asked not to send sick pupils to school. Any pupils who show up ill at school should be picked up by their parents/guardian as soon as possible.  

    No medication will be administered without a medical prescription issued by the pupil's attending physician and made available to the medical service or as part of an individualised support plan (P.A.I.) provided to the school through the Ministry of Health.  

    The school's equipment and medical supplies (wheelchairs, crutches, bandages, cold packs, etc.) are intended for internal use only. For example, if your child needs a wheelchair for school use, even for a limited period, please consult your child's attending physician.  

    The School, the CPE and all other childcare facilities are different entities that do not share medical information and/or medicines. 

     

    A)  Medical check-up and record   

    The frequency of medical check-ups for each cycle is as follows:  

    • Pupils in the nursery and primary cycles attend a medical check-up every two years.  
    • Secondary students go to the medical examination in S2, S4 and S6.   

    As far as medical records are concerned:  

    • The medical service does not accept the original of the vaccination card and declines all responsibility in case of loss.  
    • No copy of the vaccination card will be issued by the medical service.  
    • When a pupil/student leaves school, parents are asked to collect the medical school record from the medical service. 

     

     B)  Care and support   

    The school's medical service will handle: 

    • accidents at school;  
    • illnesses that have occurred in school;  
    • medical processing as part of an individualised support plan (P.A.I.);  
    • occasional medical treatments under the condition that a medical prescription is available.  

    The school's medical service will not handle:   

    • the acceptance and administration of any medical treatments without the provision of a medical prescription;  
    • medical processing of medical issues that have occurred or appeared outside the school environment (e.g. at home, during the weekend, etc.);  
    • any administrative or medical follow-up such as checking the student's state of health (especially for symptoms that have occurred at home), writing excuses for sports or extracurricular activities, etc.  

    It should be noted that the school's medical service ensures emergency "care", but no medical follow-up. When a pupil's state of health indicates that it is not in the pupil's interest to remain in school, the pupil must be taken over from school as soon as possible by the parent/guardian.   

    Finally, it should be made clear that nursery and primary pupils cannot have medication in their schoolbags. 

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    2. Accidents

    If an accident occurs at school, the school reserves the right to request assistance from the emergency and response services. In this case, the care and transport of the pupils to the on-call hospital unit is entrusted and provided through ambulance attendants.  

    Parents/guardians are notified by phone:  

    • of the accident;  
    • of the handling (care provided);  
    • any possible follow-up on their behalf (concerning health status or accident declarations);  
    • the location to which their child has been transferred (as a result of an ambulance intervention).  

    In the event of a school accident or an accident on the way “home-school-home, parents must imperatively contact the nurse of the cycle concerned within 3 working days following the accident.   

    They must provide all the information related to the accident so that the School can draw a School Accident Report.   

    Failure to declare an accident will result in invoices and medical expenses related to the accident not being reimbursed by the Accident Insurance Association (AAA).   

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    3. Notifiable (contagious) diseases

    The medical service is not conducting any medical diagnosis. This must be done externally to the school.  

    If a child contracts a reportable or contagious disease, parents must immediately notify the school and respect the rules of school eviction as indicated in the medical certificate.  

    No information about the infected pupil or the circumstances of the infection will be communicated outside the school's medical service and the administrative staff directly concerned.   

    The school will only communicate internally upon request or recommendation from the Ministry of Health in the interest of the school population. 

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    4. Children with special health needs

    Pupils for whom special care or protection is to be foreseen for their health, an individualised support plan (P.A.I.), must be provided at the beginning of the school year or when a statement requiring such protection is issued.  

    This is mandatory, and no exceptions can be made. In the absence of an individualised support plan (P.A.I.), the school considers that the pupils do not require any treatment. For more information about the different procedures and modalities, please contact your child's attending physician or refer to the information:   

    https://guichet.public.lu/fr/citoyens/famille/parents/assistance-enfance/projet-accueil-individualise.html  

    It should be mentioned that the school, as part of the implementation of each individualised support plan (P.A.I), will organize a consultation meeting with the people concerned and directly interacting with the pupil.   

    As part of an individualised support plan (I.A.P.), individual and prescribed medications for the pupil in question will only be administered if a complete medical kit is provided to the medical service along with the emergency protocol. 

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    5. Food allergies and intolerances

    Any pupil with a food allergy and/or intolerance can benefit from a hypoallergenic meal or be a "spreader".  

    In case of food allergy and/or intolerance, parents are responsible:  

    • of the registration and  
    • of the request for hypoallergenic meals or spreadable meals from the canteen company. Meals with exclusion of restrictive foods are not an option.   

    For pupils who for health reasons need special supervision at mealtimes:   

    • the school does not offer one-to-one or specific supervision 
    • pupils who cannot take meals in the canteen must be escorted and supervised during the meal by their parents/guardians.   
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    6. Social and Psychological Service

    The school has a psychological service.   

    The intervention of this service consists mainly of:  

    • to provide support for pupils' educational, emotional and behavioural difficulties;  
    • to participate in procedures for specific school needs;  
    • to support the pedagogical staff by informing them of the specific needs of pupils.   

    School psychologists do not carry out psycho-pedagogical and/or diagnostic assessments. These assessments must be carried out externally to the school.   

    The school has links with various social and psychological services. Parents whose children have learning or behavioural problems are asked to approach the educational advisors or head teacher for the secondary cycle and the classroom teachers for the primary cycle in the first instance. 

    Care Team  

    In order to increase the efficiency of the exchange between the medical and psychological services, a Care Team has been created.   

    This unit promotes communication and cooperation between services (School Doctor, Nurses, School Psychologist). To this end, regular meetings between the members of the unit are organised throughout the school year. 

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    7. Well-being of pupils

    The ethos of the European School Luxembourg II is founded on a basis of mutual respect between all members of the school community to encourage the self-respect of the pupils and preserve their right to emotional and physical privacy. The school is a place of learning and socialization, where the notion of ‘living together’, the wellbeing, as well as the success of everyone should be emphasised. Therefore, it is a priority to establish a school culture of acceptance, tolerance and respect, where all members of the school community (pupils, parents, teachers, management, nurses, duty teams) must be involved. In all cycles of the European School (nursery, primary and secondary) teachers play a crucial role in creating an atmosphere of support and empathy both inside and beyond the classroom with the setting-up of various projects, workshops, common projects (KiVa-project) and class-independent actions. For the students of the secondary school, those actions / workshops focus on drug prevention and sexual education. They are realized together with local experts (police, Planning Familial, etc.).  

    Establishing a positive climate at school is implemented by organizing staff meetings, class and parent meetings and providing newsletters to families. Reinforcing positive social interactions and inclusiveness is part of this culture. School staff keeps parents regularly informed, make them feel welcome, and treat them as partners. Thus, we need parents’ active collaboration with all stakeholders in the education of their children. Parents need to contribute to encourage a peaceful and serenity atmosphere within the class and the entire school. It is necessary that they fully engage with the school and respect class rules and that they, too, set good examples to their children. They are required to be respectful, supportive, positive and collaborative. Further parents can contribute to a positive school climate through the parent association (APEEEL2), volunteering, and school improvement events. On this basis alone we will be able to achieve common goals like creating a safe and secure learning environment and developing an atmosphere of cooperation, self-confidence and the well-being of the school community.  

    Any information that raises concerns about the welfare and protection of any pupil is transmitted to the appropriate school staff and any allegation is treated as a matter of utmost seriousness. Personal freedom and the right to human dignity are fundamental human rights. In any conflict the rights and protection of the child are paramount. It is understood and respected that sensitivity and understanding in dealing with a child protection case is of extraordinary importance. According to the Child Protection document of the European Schools the role of the school is to provide an appropriate education for all pupils. 

    It is our aim that a culture of openness exists throughout the school, where all members of the community feel allow to express their concerns and anxieties without fear of retaliation or humiliation and have confidence that they will receive a serious, sensitive and professional response from the members of the social and psychological service. 

     

     

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    26. School insurances

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    1. Insurance in case of a school accident

    Definition of a school accident 

    A school accident is characterized by the sudden appearance of a physical injury due to an external cause. School accidents shouldn’t be confused with previous injuries or illnesses. 

    In the event of a school accident, any student attending a school in Luxembourg is covered by the Association Assurances Accidents (AAA). 

    This insurance covers accidents that occur during: 

    • lessons, sports lessons, swimming lessons, break and canteen periods; 
    • extracurricular activities organized by the school and by the Parents' Association; 
    • visits, outings, excursions and school trips; 
    •  on the direct way:  home - school – home. 

    The insurance doesn’t cover activities with motor vehicles. 

     

    Mandatory school accident report 

    In the event of a school accident, parents must contact the nursery of the concerned cycle within 3 working days following the accident. 

    They must provide all the information related to the accident in order for the school to draw up a school accident report.  

    In the absence of this accident report, invoices and medical expenses related to the accident will not be reimbursed by AAA. 

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    2. Accident during a school trip

    During a school trip, each student must be in possession of his European Health Insurance Card or its equivalent. In the event of an accident, it is essential to present this card to the hospital, emergency, doctor, etc. 

    The AAA reimburses according to the rates of the host country and doesn’t guarantee 100 % reimbursement. 

    The school has a complementary insurance which can be taken out on a case-by-case basis. 

    Repatriation  

    In the event of an accident requiring repatriation, everything is decided on a case-by-case basis.  

     The local hospital contacts the hospital in Luxembourg to see how the child will be repatriated (helicopter, ambulance, taxi, ...) according to the degree of seriousness of the injuries.  

    The insurance only reimburses if the local doctor issues a repatriation order.  

    Afterwards, there is a medical check-up which defines how much the insurance will pay, but there is always a part to be paid by the parents. 

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    3. Insurance in case of material damages or deteriorations

    A) Material damages or deteriorations caused by students must be supported by their parents. Parents will be notified and will receive an invoice to repair/replace the equipment. 

    B) Material damage resulting from an involuntary school accident with injury will be covered by the insurance on a case-by-case basis. 

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    4. Insurance in case of theft or loss of objects

    The insurance and the school decline any responsibility in case of theft or loss of objects. 

    We remind our students and their parents that it is not recommended to bring valuables and leave money lying around.  

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    27. Partnership

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    1. APEEEL2 : Association des parents

     

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    Our APEEEEL2 for Our School
    Notre APEEEL2 pour Notre Ecole

     

    The Parents’ Association of the European School Luxembourg II (APEEEL2) is happy to welcome you as a new family into our School community

    APEEEL2 is a non-profit organisation, registered under the Luxembourgish law.  All the parents of the Luxembourg II European School are represented by APEEEL2 which is the only organisation officially recognised by the statutes of the European Schools.

    You can help us by actively participating in the organisation of our activities, events and projects.

    We are directly involved in the decision-making process relating to all aspects of School life and can serve you by passing on your ideas and suggestions, relaying your questions, and drawing attention to specific issues.

    We manage all Periscolaire activities for pupils in the 3 pedagogical cycles. We also look after the bus transport to our School with the Bertrange/Mamer communal buses and the MDDI lines no 92 to 98. For buses no 70 to 86 and other shuttle buses, please visit ATSEEE’s website https://atseee.eu.

    For any request concerning the CPE, please contact them directly.

    FOR ALL INFO: please visit our website www.apeeel2.lu

    PERISCOLAIRE REGISTRATIONS:

    • APEEEL2 membership is mandatory prior to any registration.
    • Your membership must be paid for at the latest by 1st September 2019. Please note that, due to administrative constrains, we will not validate any membership for 2 working days in advance and on the day of the opening of the Periscolaire reservations.
      We strongly recommend that you arrange a Standing Order directly with your bank, as this will ensure your account will be validated prior to the opening of online reservations, currently scheduled around mid-September.
    • FOR MORE INFO: http://www.apeeel2.lu/apeeel2-membership-2019-2020/
       

    TO CONTACT US: e-mail: office@apeeel2.lu     tel: +352 273 224
    Our Secretariat will be closed for the summer holidays from 13 July until 26 August 2019
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    Welcome to our Association !

    Voluntary work  Welcoming   COMMITMENT    Solidarité   Share   Act  
    Communication   Mediation   Improvement  Cooperation   Suggestions   Be involved
    Events  
    Lien   Entre-aide   IDEAS   Important   Soutien   Helpful

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    2. ACTIONS WITHOUT BORDERS - AKTION OHNE GRENZEN – ACTIONS SANS FRONTIERES

    Welcome to our Association! 

    Welcome to our Association

     

    Actions Sans Frontières (ASF) or Actions without Borders of the European Schools in Luxembourg is composed of pupils, parents, teachers and members of staff of the European Schools in Luxembourg who wish to support together specific projects concerning children in developing countries. 

    ASF’s two main objectives are:  

    • On one hand to raise awareness among pupils concerning problems such as poverty in less developed countries, as well as awaken the pupils' sense of solidarity and their desire to share, while allowing them to get involved in development aid and helping children in need.   

    • On the other hand, to raise funds for projects in developing countries. The total amount of funds raised is donated to these projects which must be precise, practical and completed within a limited timeframe. Their realisation is followed by ASF. 

    Unfortunately, 2020-2021 was a very difficult year due to the Covid 19 virus.  As all activities involving the gathering of students were cancelled, A.S.F. was not able to carry out its normal fund-raising activities within the two European Schools in Luxembourg.  Therefore, all its activities such as the Christmas Market, the Sports Days of primary and nursery, the secondary discos, the sales of cakes during theatre shows and concerts in both schools, the information and cultural discovery stands held during the school fêtes in May, did not take place due to the Covid sanitary crisis and restrictions.  Our funds were therefore inferior to funds raised during previous years.  This is why there was no call for new projects in spring 2021. Nevertheless, the A.S.F. Committee decided to carry on supporting its long-term funding to 6 projects that had been submitted to us before.  

    Thanks to donations from parents and its members, ASF managed to raise the amount of 14 181 € that was donated to different projects in KENYA, BURUNDI, TOGO, SÉNÉGAL, CONGO and COLOMBIA as well as an emergency aid to Covid 19 victims in India.  

    We hope that the 2021-2022 school year will allow ASF to be productive again in raising awareness and stimulating participation in all the events that it organises.  All members of our school community can take part in our actions, the registration with ASF being free of charge.  

    For further information, please contact: 

    Marie Svobodová, présidente - svobodovamarie@outlook.com                              

    Monica Dominguez, vice-présidente  Lux I: monica.dominguez-perez@teacher.eursc.eu 

    Corinne Cougnon, vice-présidente Lux II: corinne.cougnon@education.lu

     

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    3. Fairtrade

    EEL2_Faitrade Since February 13th 2015, we have been a Fairtrade certified school, thanks to the support of the management, teachers, parents, and especially to the enthusiasm and commitment of the students. 

    This is our story: 

    It all started in the 2012/2013 school year with the Italian S3 class; we started to work on the Fairtrade project and the meaning of fair trade. We started to collect information and, for the first Christmas market in the new school of Mamer, we have designed and printed on our t-shirts the sentence "Not for us but for them" which became our logo!  

    Today  

    The Fairtrade Committee aims to inform and educate our School’s students on the different aspects of Fair Trade. Our team is currently made up by 18 people and many volunteers, active during various events. STEP BY STEP we started great traditions in our school:  

    • Christmas Market: Awareness raising of COCOA production with Fairtrade chocolate and fruit fountain. 
    • Valentine’s Day: Awareness raising of Kenya's Roses-producing cooperatives and Roses sale, only it the secondary cyclel. 
    • Mothers' Day: Awareness raising of Kenya's Roses Producing co-operatives and Roses Sale, for the nursery and primary cycles.  
    • School Celebration: awareness raising on the manufacture of footballs; quiz, balloons and Fairtrade cotton. Pancakes and Fairtrade Fruit Salads.  
    • Preparation of a panel to raise students' awareness of the concept of "Fairtrade school", prepared entirely by secondary school students.  
    • Awarding of Fraitrade diplomas to all students who actively participated in the different activities throughout the year. 
    • Treasure hunt, two different ones, dedicated to secondary school students and school staff.  The winners received a "fairtrade basket" .  

    The Fairtrade Committee, thanks to all the actions carried out throughout the school year, has been able to support the primary school of Mitantana (Madagascar). 

    The committee is strongly supported by the pupils, parents and teachers of the primary and secondary cycles and also by former pupils of the school. 

    Thanks to the collaboration, the availability and the generosity of the whole school, our journey and our steps are progressing steadily... 

     

    For more information, please contact the Fairtrade Committee Representatives: 

    Elisabetta Di Salvatore: elisabetta.di-salvatore@teacher.eursc.eu 

    Christiane Tonelli: christiane.tonelli@teacher.eursc.eu 

    Monique Hardy: monique.hardy@teacher.eursc.eu 

    Eric Castanet: eric.castanet@teacher.eursc.eu 

      

    The Members of the Fairtrade Committee 202019-20210 are:  

    President: Elisabetta Di Salvatore,  

    Treasurer: Monique Hardy,  

    Teachers: Christiane Tonelli, Mirela Zirdum, Martine Thoma ,Eric CastanetChristiane Tonelli, Mirela Zirdum, Martine Thoma ,  

    Parents : Felicia Gruber, Marta Nicotra, Chiara Romano  

     

    Students:  

    Dhonte Henri, Folstad Kathrine, Dalle Laetizia, Collot Philippine, Diaconu Robert, Paganotti Mattia, Buccarelli Remi, Laurie Arno, Dhonte Aimée, Paganotti Massimo, Straub Julia, Brinzoiu Maria, Fioretti Laura, Battaglia Francesco, Antunes Chloé