The statutes of the European Schools define the Parents’ Association as the official body for cooperation between parents and school. In our case, it is a non-profit organisation named « Association of Parents of students at the European School Brussels I – Uccle », here after APEEE.
Statutes of the APEEE (as revised in 2019 - in French only)
APEEE acts on behalf of all the parents and it has the following roles :
- to promote the widest participation possible by parents in school life;
- to represent parents’ pedagogical interests in the school’s decision making bodies and with local, regional and European authorities;
- to collaborate in finding solutions to problems which parents face regarding their children’s education;
- to improve communication between parents and school;
- to participate in the prevention of disciplinary problems and risky behaviour.
APEEE is a forum for dialogue and action open to all parents and all language sections together. APEEE allows parents to participate actively on the different school decision making bodies and to promote « the families’ perspective » in a variety of projects and extracurricular activities in which our children take part.
Essentially, APEEE works to ensure the best educational environment for our children, particularly by ensuring parents are represented with official authorities :
- on the school’s administrative board
- on both the primary and secondary school education councils
- by particpating on the health and safety committee
- as a member of Interparents it works in close collaboration with the other European Schools in Brussels.
All parents and guardians of students attending the European School Brussels I can join by paying the annual fee. A large part of the fees pay for the coordination carried out by the association’s secretary. In these last years, APEEE has also funded or co-funded different initiatives (conferences, participation of our students in Eurosport, humanitarian projects in Zambia, Haiti and Madagascar…).
All parent members in APEEE can participate :
- on the primary and secondary education council (the school’s)
- on the APEEE and the school’s administrative boards
- on the working groups (allergies, reformes, children’s well-being, …)
- on Interparents.
The appointment of APEEE representatives on the the different bodies follows several stages : appointment of APEEE representatives.