Parents within the APEEE are working on different issues related to the pedagogy at school. 
You will find in this section information about the different working groups.
You are welcome to show interest to participate in these groups.

Career guidance
Aim of the group: to help students and parents to have a clearer idea of what is needed in the job market.
Diplomas are not enough, abilities are highly recommended. Nevertheless one has to start with a diploma, so the important is to be able to choose the right one.

The group works in cooperation with teachers of the school who deals with this subject and organise information sessions for pupils of S5 and S6.

Activities:
- Workshop 18 May 2017 [link]

Teaching
Aim of the group: to gather parents' experiences on topics like learning progress, cancelled lessons and curriculum and to develop proposals for solutions which are conveyed to the school by the respective APEEE Board and Educational Council members.

Activities: regular meetings and information of Board and Educational Council about the main initiatives of the group.

Baccalaureate
Aim of the group: to provide support to parents and pupils through regular surveillance/quality control along the entire process – from early information to resolution of difficulties encountered -, to cooperate with the school's authorities on the new marking scheme, the choice for options, etc…; and to promote the awareness about the European Baccalaureate.

Activities: [Link to the more exhaustive description doc]

SWALS
Aim of the group: to ensure that the specific needs of "Students Without a Language Section" are correctly taken into consideration by the school.

Activities: 

Languages
Aim of the group:

- to examine the different issues in language learning and teaching in primary and secondary education, particularly with regards LII, LIII.
- to follow the development of a European School language policy, in the framework of the proposed Language Reform of the European schools  and assess its impact to the pupils in nursery, primary and secondary.
- to evaluate linguistic activities in the school and make suggestions, if necessary, to improve their efficiency for the pupils.

Activities: 
- brainstorming of different issues
- thorough study of linguistic issues and documents in order to make suggestions for consideration by the APEEE board and by the School management

 
Education primaire
Aim of the group:

- to identify pedagogical issues of concerns to parents of all sections and try to reach a common position, if possible, before conveying them to the School Management.
- to identify and exchange best practices across the sections in primary
- to prepare the agenda for the Nursery and Primary Education Council meetings

Activities:

- preparatory meetings ahead of the Nursery and Primary Education Council 
- brainstorming of ideas and practices

 
Pedagogical reform
Aim of the group: to follow the ongoing discussions at the  General Secretariat of the European Schools on a comprehensive pedagogical reform involving a new language policy, revisions of the curriculum and strengthening the link to the 8 key competences of lifelong learning.

Activities: Interparents (IP) ensures parent representation in the above discussions. Our internal APEEEE Ixelles WG provides input to the IP representatives and will ensure dissemination of relevant information once the reform process develops tangible proposals.

Drugs
Aim of the group: to assess, based on the experiences from the parents and students, what are the issues in and out of the school premises and where are the problems, and to discuss with the pedagogical team of the school about the possibilities for action and changes to be made.

Activities:

- meetings and exchanges with the school's administration
- organizing conferences and/or workshops whenever possible on related subjects  

Violence
Aim of the group: to assess, based on the experiences from the parents, where are the problems and to discuss with the school about the possibilities for action.

Activities

- regular meetings with the school's administration

 
School trips
Aim of the group: to investigate how the school trips, especially for S3 and S6 pupils, could better reflect the interests of the parents in terms of content, security  and price.
The group works closely with the school coordinator for school trips.

Activities: regular meetings and exchanges at different steps of the organization of the trips.