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Report
European School Bergen
Parents’ Association
Annual General Meeting
9 -10 2012
Content
• Organisation
• Budget
• Website
• Health and Safety
• Transportation
• Extra Curricular
• Objectives 2012-2013
Parents´ Association’s Objectives
• We work for the best working environment for
the students – our children
• Defend and promote the interests of the
students and the parents in the board of the
school
• All Associations are federated in Interparents
• Interparents is member of the Board of
Governors
Minister of Education of each EU
Member State
Rep. EU - Commission &
Patent Office
Board of Governors
educational, administrational
and financial matters
Teachers’ staff committee
Parents’ Association
Interparents
When it is not in session – Secretary General - Kari Kivinen
Decision process at each individual school
SAC
nursery primary
secondary
education
committee
Admin Board
Chaired by Secretary
general
All committees contain
Director teachers ,staff
Students ,PAC
Educational Councils
Aim of these councils is to promote optimum
conditions for effective teaching.
Working groups can be set up and policies can be
established.Parents, pupils, teachers, administration and
management are all represented.
School Councils
Administration Board
School Advisory
Council (SAC)
(financial and
educational)
Secondary
Educational Council
(SEC)
(educational
matters in the secondary)
booklist,school trips,cooperation with other schools,
policies on conduct, rules)
Joint Education
Council (JEC)
(matters concerning
primary and secondary)
policies on child
protection, health and
safety.
Primary Education
Council (PEC)
(educational matters in
the primary)
Interparents
President Ana Gorey
An umbrella organisation for all ES, PAC and has
the following duties
• Looking after the ES working environment
• Take part in all working groups concerning ES
• Consultation and Political lobbying
• Take action when the schools do not comply
with the European School regulation
Previous year’s achievements:
• Organization of school photos, transportations.
extra curricular activities, hot lunches
• Schedules in Secondary
• HS project kick off with Uncle Jim
• Class reps meetings
• Meetings
PAC, SEC, PEC, JEC , SAC, Admin Board,
Management , IP and other external
organisation
Previous year´s achievements
• New Years party
•
Biking exam, parking
• Euro day
• Euro Markt
• Maths BAC exam IP
• Lobbying for low fees IP
• Buddy system is running
• A crèche in school
Parents’ Association Financial Overview
Bora Baykam
(Treasurer)
Secondary
Primary
Nursery
BAC photos, roses
Graduation Party P5
School trips
Social subsidies
School trips
Easter Eggs
Library books
social subsidies
Objectives 2012-2013
• 100% of all parents/guardians PA members.
• Work with the school fees in ES system
• IP work
• Checking the working environment/Hs project
• Cycling diploma
• Organising and subsidising educational and sports
events in cooperation with school.
• Euromarkt / Wintermarket/Euroday/ESB 50 years
Parents’ Association Website
Kemi Obakin
Webmaster
PAC Website
Operates in three languages: English, French and Dutch ―
Parents’ help is always needed for translation!
A weekly update of the;
 Latest news
 The school calendar,
 Hot lunch menu,
 Extra curricular activities, Alles Kits, Little Europa
 IP and rules/regulations
Parents Association Website
Sign up for the latest news
1. Just go to the right hand side of the webpage.
2. Go to your mailbox and click on the link to
confirm
.
Health and Safety
Sara Sundstén Kolset
VP
Child Protection
Child Protection WG’s
Area
Teacher (s)
Parents (s)
General
Management
PAC
Staff
Management
PAC
School
environment
Elisabeth Whelan
(P)
Sonja Jakaubek
Out of school
activities
Menno
Vlaardingerbroek(S)
Joy Prieto
Sara Sundsten
Kolset
Nutrition,
ventilation,
cleaning
Schooltrips, events
Corien van Rooij
Patti Carroll (P)
Behaviour
Tish Stokes (S/P)
Caroline Spencer
Pete Spittaels (S)
Eva Ruda Nilsson
House rules
Anne Galloway
Pupils rights and
responsibilities
Helena Fitzgerald
(P)
Anne Galloway
Perla van DijkBeckeringh
Homework policy
Area
Teacher (s)
Parents (s)
Bullying
Claire O'Farrel (P)
Penny Rose
Veronique
Fouminet (S)
Perla van DijkBeckeringh
Complaints
handling system
Management
PAC
Procedures for
allegations of
abuse
Tish Stoakes (P/S)
Caroline Spencer
Pete Spittaels (S)
Penny Rose
Security
Management
Yolanda Doogan
Tina Eriksen
Hygiene and health
Management
Corien van Rooij
KIVA?
Regulation
according to NL
law
Evacuation,
Entrance, visitors
Epidemics
Sara Sundsten
Kolset
Comfort
Frederique
Meulendijks (N)
Sonja Jakaubek
Joy Prieto
Light and material
in classroom
Child Protection Policies
 Working document
 Revisions yearly April-June
 Transparent, published on school website.
 Whole school community
 Better to prevent than cure!
IPSSG
• Founded in 1997 and represents Dutch
International Secondary Schools.
• Almere, Amsterdam, Arnhem, Eindhoven,
Groningen, The Hague, Hilversum,
Maastricht, Oegstgeest, Rotterdam, Breda,
Enschede.
• Financial, educational, academical issues
eg. Evaluation of the IB-diploma at
universities.
Transportation
Traffic
Sophie Forner, Yolanda Doogan
(Transportation, Primary Education committee)
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From Amsterdam
Door-to-door minibus service
 Amsterdam Vogel private company
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Co-ordinators of the service
 Frederique Bisserier and Jean Morreau
 For more info Organise transportation to / from
ES Bergen
 rmation [email protected]
More than 48 students currently use this service
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From Alkmaar
Private Taxi service – pick up at pupils home
 8 students use this service
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Daily public bus (606) from Alkmaar central
station to ES Bergen
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PA has contract with Connexxion
Abonnement on Connexxion website
20+ students use this service
Traffic and Parking 2012
Parents
parking
area
Molenweidtje
No parking
Parking
possible
by the
swimming
pool
Parents
parking area
by the
elderly home
Teacher& staff
parking
Nursing centre –
Oudtburgh
Parents parking area
European School
NP
Bus parking area
Kiss and ride
area
Connexxion
Amsterdam Vogel
Alkmaar Taxi service
Parents parking area
Churchillaan
Parents parking area
P5 cycling Proficiency Test
• Last year first time for our school – great success
• P5 teachers will be covering 8 VVN brochures (Jeugd Verkeerskrant) with
questions and answers. VVN brochures will be translated into English and
French
• Veiligverkeernederland.nl website
• “Dode Hoek/Blind Angle Project for all Bergen schools at Gemeente Yard on
19 March 2013
• Written Traffic Exam : 11 April 2013
• Practical Cycling Traffic Exam : 24 April 2013
• VVN diplomas May 2013
• VVN-contacts/Verkeersouders European School : Sophie Forner and
Yolanda Doogan
2012 Achievements:
Meetings with the gemeente Bergen regarding the
traffic and the parking areas
 Involved in the “Bergense Verkeerouders group”
 Meetings with Connexxion
 Cycling proficiency test for P5
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Objectives for 2013
Organise a “Verkeer exam” (traffic test for
cycling) for P5
Social Integration
P.R. Marketing
Alex Harvey- Bistacchi
Extra Curricular Activities
• Both students and Parents can sign-up for
activities  Sign-up day was Sept. 24th
• Guidelines
– Current list is on PA site
– Speak to teachers and receive detailed info
– Mention confirmed classes, others TBC still
• PA membership is required  fee (€25) must
have been paid
Social Integration – Uncle Jim
Jim Mayer 
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US singer and
musician developed
anti-bullying program
for school children
Offers interactive
teaching through
music
Will visit ESB soon!
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Meet & Greet on Wed,
Sept. 28th from 19:30 –
20:30 @ tennis
clubhouse
Nursery/Primary
workshops/shows on
Sept. 29th
Secondary
workshops/shows on
Sept. 30th
See PA website for more
details
Social Integration
Jim Mayer
Welcome Committee - created for new parents
- contacts in different
languages
Networking Group New song “Show Me the
Light”
- created group of ESB
parents to interact and
meet 1x per month to
network and share info
- would like to continue in
2013

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