FAQ

FAQ

General questions

General information concerning the access (school location and useful information on public transport) can be found under: How to find us.

  • School holiday

The school holiday calendar  is available on the page Calendar and timetable. Parents are reminded that,  in accordance with the General Rules of the European schools, permission may not be granted for the week preceding or the week following school holiday periods or public holidays (except in cases of force majeure).

  • The "nursery- primary - secondary" calendars

The calendars of the school activities for the nursery, primary and secondary cycle can be consulted on SMS MySchool (Please note: the platform is only accessible to the school community: pupils, parents, teachers).

All information on the enrolment in the European schools of Brussels is available on the page:  Enrolments.

The nursery, primary and secondary cycles have (7) seven language sections:

  •  Sections : French (FR), English (EN), German (DE), Dutch (NL), Spanish (ES), Greek (EL), Czech (CS)

For more information, please consult the page:  Languages and sections .

All information on the organisation of studies in the European schools can be found on the official web site of the Office of the Secretary-General of the European schools :  https://www.eursc.eu/en/European-Schools/studies/studies-organisation .  Please consult also the section "Pedagogical structure" of the school’s website, as well as the "Education" section of the nursery, primary and secondary cycles.  

The canteen, transport and extracurricular activities are organized by the APEEE (the EEB3 parents' organization).    For more information, please consult the APEEE’S website

The European commission organizes paid after school childcare for children of the European institutions staff (from 4 to 12 years). It focuses on relaxation, fun, play, contact, and well-being. You can find all necessary information on the page After-school childcare (Garderie)

You did not yet receive your code/login for the access to SMS, or you can’t connect to the platform?

Please write an email to Ms Elisabeth Bedetti.


Nursery and Primary cycles

The school calendar of the nursery and primary cycle, which is regularly updated, is available on SMS – My Files.

Requests for school certificates can be sent by email to the secretariat of the nursery and primary school

To inform the school about any changes concerning your contact details (change of address, phone number, etc. …) or changes concerning your family situation, please send an email to the following address:  IXL-SMS-UPDATING@eursc.eu .

  • In order to inform the school about your child’s absence, please inform the class teacher by email before 8h30 (copy to ixl-absences-nur@eursc.eu for nursery pupils and ixl-absences-prim@eursc.eu  for primary pupils). From the third day of absence on, a medical certificate needs to be submitted to the class teacher via the agenda of your child.
  • Any other kind of absence needs the prior approval of  the Deputy Director. To ask for an absence authorization, please contact Ms Kamila Malik

If you want to inform us that your child will leave the school, please send the form “Pupils leaving at the end of the school year”, duly completed and signed by mail to Ms Elisabeth Bedetti.

You can find all necessary information on the page of the infirmary and in the document B3-INFORMATION - ACCIDENTS SCOLAIRES-FR.

Age requirement ( article 49 of the  General Rules of the European Schools)

a) Pupils shall be admitted to the nursery school at the beginning of the school year, in September of the calendar year in which the child reaches four years of age.

b) Pupils shall be admitted to primary year 1 at the beginning of the school year, in September of the calendar year in which the child reaches six years of age.

Every year, school trips are organized for the P3 and P5 classes. For information about the trips, please consult the page “School trips". 

The canteen, transport and after school activities are organized by the APEEE (the ESB3 parents' organization).

Please consult the page Lost & Found


Secondary cycle

The school calendar of the secondary cycle, which is regularly updated, is available on SMS – My Files.

In order to obtain:

  •  a school attendance certificate, please send an email to Ms. Guichard from the secretariat of the secondary cycle.
  • a certificate for the STIB (public transport), please bring your fully completed Stib form to the secretariat of the secondary cycle.

To inform the school about any changes concerning your personal data, please send an email to the following address:

IXL-SMS-UPDATING@eursc.eu .

If you want to inform us that your child will leave the school, please send the form “Pupils leaving at the end of the school year”, fully completed and signed by mail to Ms Elisabeth Bedetti

Please consult the list of  “Educational advisors”.

It’s a student card which you must have in your possession at all times. This card entitles you to discounts outside the school (theater, cinema, etc ...) It also mentions the possibilities of exit under certain conditions:

 

RED Card Concerns all pupils from S1 to S7 The holder is not allowed to leave the school under any conditions.
 

ORANGE Card

 

Concerns all pupils from S1 to S7

This card allows you to leave the school during the lunch break only to go home for lunch. This card will only be provided to students living near the school.
YELLOW Card Concerns pupils from S5 to S7 This card allows you to leave school during the lunch break.
PINK Card Concerns pupils from S6 to S7 The student may leave school during the lunch break and the hours preceding or following the school.
D: years 1 to 7 (the letter D will be added to the card chosen The pupil may leave the school to return home when the last lesson or lessons of the day will not take place.
If the school day should end earlier because of an absent teacher, the parents can allow (by writing) their child to leave the school.

In order to obtain a card, parents need to fill in and sign the exit card request form which the pupils receive with their copy of the School Rules at the beginning of the new school year. The form needs to be submitted to the educational advisor at the beginning of the school year.

Please note:

  • If the pupil forgets his/her exit card, he/she needs to contact the coordinator of his/her level in order to ask him a special authorization.
  • If he/she repeatedly forgets the card or can’t contact the coordinator, he/she can’t leave the school until the end of the school day.

You are absent ?

Contact as soon as possible the coordinator of your level in order to inform him/her about your absence.

As soon as you are back in school, a written justification needs to be submitted to him/her (the second day of absence at the latest)

  • 1 or 2 days of absence: a written statement by the parents or a medical certificate.
  • 3 days of absence or more: a medical certificate.

For further information, please consult the page Absences

The page questions and answers   provides a lot of useful information about the school life in the secondary cycle.  

Points to remember:

 Only go to your locker at the times permitted (5 minutes before the start of the 1st period,  in the afternoon and the 4th period).

  • Leave any valuable objects at home or in your locker.
  • Turn off your mobile phone, IPod, etc. during the lessons, in the Study Room, in the Relaxation Room and in the Library.
  • Hand in the explanation for your absence on the second day of your absence at the latest, otherwise the explanation cannot be accepted.
  • Go to the Study Room  if your teacher is absent (s1, s2, s3).
  • Go to the Relaxation Room (E3) if you have a free lesson during the day so that you can choose where you want to go subsequently: Study room, Relaxation room B05, library or to the café (s1, s2, s3).
  • Go to the Relaxation Rooms (S4 – S5 or S6 – S7), to the Library, to the Study room, to the café, to the playground if there isn’t a Gym lesson taking place there, or leave the school grounds if your school card allows you to when you have a free period in your timetable (S4, S5, S6, S7).
  • Don’t walk along the corridors or stay in the halls during the free time.
  • The buildings have be evacuated during the break times but you can stay in Halls A, B, and A-B if you behave quietly. If you are going to consume food go to the café, to the canteen or to the hall of the canteen.
  • If you have to leave school during the lessons bring a note from your parents in order to get permission in advance.
  • Speak to the educational advisor of your level if you have lost or forgotten your exit card.
  • Do not bring your own balls/footballs on to the school premises.
  • Photographs and videos must not be taken on the school grounds.
  • Do not play truant, otherwise:
    • your exit card will be taken from you immediately and you need to make-up the missed periods in the Study room.
    • you will have a detention (5th offence);
    • you will have a second detention and a warning letter from the director (6th offence);
    • you will have to appear before the Discipline Council (7th offence)

Note: truancy refers to isolated periods of absence from lessons during the day which cannot be reasonably explained and are not expressly authorised by the educational advisor or the director of the school. Arriving at a lesson 5 or more minutes late on 3 occasions will count as one absence which is not reasonably justified.

What option changes are authorized?

In S4 :

  • If you are enrolled in the mathematics 6 period course, you can ask to follow the mathematics 4 period course. This change is possible at the end of the first or second semester via a written request of the parents. The request needs to be examined by the class council.

In S5 :

  • In the beginning of S5, you can drop an option provided you retain a minimum of 4 periods of optional courses and at least 31 periods per week. It is not possible to start a new option.

In S6 / S7 :

  • When entering s7 you can drop an option or a complementary subject provided you retain the minimum number of periods required: 31 (out of which at least 29 between compulsory courses and options). If you are enrolled in the mathematics 5 period course you can ask to follow the mathematics 3 period course and vice versa.
  • If you follow a 4-period option you can ask to follow the 2-period option (same subject) and vice versa. A change to a more advanced course (Mathematics 5 or 4-period option) is conditional upon the passing of an attainment test demonstrating the pupil’s ability to keep up successfully with the requirements of the course requested. Changes of level in subjects need to be approved by the Director of the school on a recommendation of the class council.

Yes, the learning support policy.

For further information please consult the page "Learning support" on the school’s website, the page educational support  on the website of the Office of the Secretary-General of the European schools, aswell as the document B3-LEARNING SUPPORT POLICY 2016-FR-EN

Yes. All the necessary information is available on the pages  Useful information and FAQ School trips.

A locker is automaticly allocated to each new pupil who arrives in our school. They are billed via the school fees (10 €/year).

Lost items can be found in the Study room 1-2-3 (A building- 1st floor).

You can find all necessary information on the page of the infirmary and in the document B3-INFORMATION - ACCIDENTS SCOLAIRES-FR/EN

The canteen, transport and after school activities are organized by the APEEE (the EEB3 parent’s organization).

For more information, please consult the APEEE’S website

The school psychologist in charge for the secondary cycle and the educational advisors of each level are at your disposal. Do not hesitate to contact them.  

How ?

  • You can make an appointment with the school psychologist  - Administration building - level 0, next to the infirmary) -  phone: 02/629.47.73
  • You can leave a note under the door of the psychologists room or her/his  the letter box.  
  • You can ask your educational advisors