The primary role of the APEEE is to represent the pedagogical interests of families in the decision making bodies of the school (for example, in the EEBI Administrative Board, the School Advisory Council, the Education Councils, etc.). The APEEE also supports initiatives to improve and enhance the school life of students, and it cooperates with parents to solve problems related to the education of their children. The APEEE represents ALL the parents of EEBI, regardless of their membership status.
Statutes of the APEEE (as revised in 2019 - in French only)
The APEEE organises several working groups to further strategic cooperation with the school:
- Berkendael Working Group
- Pedagogical Working Group
- Well-Being of Children and Adolescents Working Group
- Community Building and Solidarity Working Group
- Legal Working Group
- Communication Working Group
The APEEE works on the front line to support parents and students in the following areas:
- Mediation/Legal advice
- Support for children with special educational needs
- Fund-raising and support for projects/initiatives
- Student exchanges (in Secondary)
It also participates in committees and groups organised by the school (e.g.Safety and Hygiene Committee) and by the European Schools General Secretariat (e.g. Brussels Central Enrolment Authority, Brussels School Monitoring Group). The APEEE itself is represented at the highest levels of the system by INTERPARENTS, an association of all the European Schools Parent Associations.
At EEBI, we pride ourselves on our highly-inclusive parent culture. We view the APEEE as a forum for dialogue and action open to all parents and all language sections together. Our Board has 26 full Board Members with a large body of deputies and other representatives invited to attend. Our working groups and volunteer initiatives actively seek broad parent involvement. We encourage all parents to take part! It can be a lot of work, but it can also be incredibly absorbing, and quite fun!
As distinct from other European Schools, the APEEE is a separate and distinct AISBL from the APEEE Services, which manages the transport, canteen, extra-curricular programme, lockers, and Friday daycare--services on which most families strongly rely. This separation allows the APEEE to focus squarely on the education and school life of our children. Interested in finding out more about APEEE Services, please see the APEEE Services section of this website.
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