Parent Representatives

Parents are represented in the APEEE and in other school bodies at several levels. Our parent representatives work closely with each other to serve parents in their classes and in their Sections. They also contribute to the larger work of the APEEE Board, Berkendael Working Group (WG) and the school's Education Councils and undertake other volunteer activities.

Class Representatives

During the Autumn parent meetings called by the school, the parents of each class must elect four Class Representatives for a one-year mandate. These Representatives form the basis of the APEEE.

Dates of Class Elections 2023-2024 - By Date

  • Tuesday 5 September, 13:30 - 14:30 - Berkendael Class Meetings MAT-P1
  • Tuesday 5 September, 18:30 - 20:30 - Uccle Class Meetings MAT-P1
  • Tuesday 19 September, 18:00 - 20:15 - Berkendael Class Meetings P2
  • Tuesday 19 September, 18:00 - 20:15 - Berkendael Class Meetings P3
  • Tuesday 19 September, 18:30 - 20:30 - Uccle Class Meetings P2
  • Tuesday 19 September, 19:15 - 21:15 - Uccle Class Meetings P3
  • Thursday 21 September, 18:00 - 20:15 - Berkendael Class Meetings P4
  • Thursday 21 September, 18:00 - 20:15 - Berkendael Class Meetings P5
  • Thursday 21 September, 18:30 - 20:30 - Uccle Class Meetings P4
  • Thursday 21 September, 19:15 - 21:15 - Uccle Class Meetings P5
  • Monday 25 September, 18:00 - 20:00 - Uccle Class Meetings S1-S2-S3
  • Tuesday 26 September, 18:00 - 20:00 - Uccle Class Meetings S4-S5-S6-S7

Dates of Class Elections 2023-2024 - By Class

Uccle

  • MAT-P1 - Tuesday 5 September, 18:30 - 20:30
  • P2 - Tuesday 19 September, 18:30 - 20:30
  • P3 - Tuesday 19 September, 19:15 - 21:15
  • P4 - Thursday 21 September, 18:30 - 20:30
  • P5 - Thursday 21 September, 19:15 - 21:15
  • S1-S2-S3 - Monday 25 September, 18:00 - 20:00
  • S4-S5-S6-S7 - Tuesday 26 September, 18:00 - 20:00

Berkendael

  • MAT-P1 - Tuesday 5 September, 13:30 - 14:30
  • P2-P3 - Tuesday 19 September, 18:00 - 20:15
  • P4-P5 - Thursday 21 September, 18:00 - 20:15

Election Procedure for Class Representatives

For a summary of the election procedure, see our Elections Vademecum:

APEEE Elections Vademecum (2023-2024) EN / FR

If you wish to know the elected Representatives in your class, please contact the APEEE Secretariat: info@uccleparents.org

Section Representatives

In early November, the APEEE calls a meeting for all Class Representatives from each language Section at Uccle and Berkendael to select Section Representatives from amongst their number. Each Section elects a team representing the Section in various bodies:

  • For Uccle and Berkendael: a Nursery-Primary Representative to the APEEE Board (CA) for a two-year mandate
  • For Uccle: a Secondary Representative to the APEEE Board (CA) for a two-year mandate
  • For Uccle and Berkendael: a Nursery-Primary Representative to the Primary Education Council (CE) for a one-year mandate
  • For Uccle: a Secondary Representative to the Secondary Education Council (CE) for a one-year mandate
  • Deputies are also elected for each of these posts

The SWALS also select an APEEE Board member as well as a Representative to each of the Education Councils in Uccle.

The contact information for elected Representatives from each language Section can be found on the lists for the APEEE Board (CA) and Education Councils (CEs):

APEEE Board (CA) 2023-2024
APEEE Representatives to Uccle CE Primary 2023-2024
APEEE Representatives to Uccle CE Secondary 2023-2024
APEEE Representatives to Berkendael CE 2023-2024

You may also find a complete list of current Section Representatives at Uccle and Berkendael below.

Section Representatives Uccle 2023-2024

 Uccle Section Representatives elected to APEEE CA and CEs

Section Representatives Berkendael 2023-2024

 Berkendael Section Representatives elected to APEEE CA and Berkendael CE

Role of Parent Representatives

The role of Class Representatives is twofold: to coordinate class communications and activities and to liaise with the APEEE. As a class coordinator, the Representative:

  • creates and updates an address, telephone and email list of class students.
  • relays communication between teachers and parents, for instance in primary by helping the teacher find parents to accompany pupils on outings, keep the class accounts, etc.
  • organises festive occasions in class (breakfasts or parties) or outside of class, especially around Christmas time and at the end of the year.
  • deals with any problems that arise at class level by seeking to maintain contact with the class teacher as well as by organising parent meetings if need be. In case the difficulty persists, class representatives can contact their language section representative on the APEEE Board or Berkendael Working Group to ask for advice or to seek intervention if necessary.

As an APEEE liaison, the Representative:

  • acts as a contact point between the parents in the class and the section representatives in the APEEE, Berkendael Working Group and Education Councils. This includes relaying communication from the APEEE, Berkendael Working Group and section representatives to the class, forwarding parents’ questions and suggestions to section representatives and also participating in key meetings organised by the language section, Berkendael Working Group or by the APEEE.
  • elects the members from the language section to the APEEE Board or Berkendael Working Group and section parent representatives to the school primary and secondary Education Councils.
  • helps coordinate class participation in the School Fêtes, occurring every two years at Uccle and annually at Berkendael.

Section Representatives sit on the Education Councils and/or the APEEE Board and act as the privileged interlocutors of the Class Representatives. They handle problems which affect the whole Section, site or school and which relate to the quality of education or other aspects of school life. As a group, Section Representatives:

  • coordinate communication on recent developments to all parents in the section via Class Representatives
  • gather and communicate the views of the Section on a variety of pedagogic and school life issues
  • represent the Section's interests and concerns to teachers, the school administration and the inspectorate
  • consult with and advise Class Representatives and escalate issues to the level of the direction and/or APEEE Presidency, Board or Berkendael Working Group when necessary
  • oversee Section participation in the School Fête

Useful Documents

The following documents are intended to support Representatives in their work:

 Charter for Parent-Representatives in the APEEE Brussels I EN / FR
 Procedures for Creating/Updating Class Contact List EN / FR
 Template for Creating/Updating Class Contact List
 Guidelines of good practice for internal communication within Sections