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Agnes School is an independent co-educational day school, with a Catholic ethos, founded on a belief that parents are the primary educators of their children. Our goal is to help parents raise their children to become outstanding young men and women who are prepared to live by Christian principles all their lives. In order to do this we encourage each child to become the best person that he or she can be.
Alongside an uncompromising commitment to academic, cultural and sporting excellence, the development of good habits, or virtues, is therefore seen as fundamental to our children’s future happiness and success. The habit of study, a quest for the truth, the responsible use of freedom and personal integrity are especially important.
Beyond their professional expertise, our teachers have an awareness of their own responsibility to serve as role models and to treat children as individuals. Our tutorial system, for example, ensures that our broad educational approach is tailored effectively to each child.
Both Family and school benefit from this co-operative spirit. The result is a love of learning which remains with the children for the rest of their lives. Moreover when the time comes to leave us, we hope that each child will have developed the strength and sensitivity of character to enable them to mature in to competent, considerate and generous men and women.
Visitors to the school often remark on the caring and stimulating atmosphere that they experience. I would like to invite you to come and visit us and see for yourselves how we work and what we can do for your child.
Geertrui Segers-De Smedt,
Agnes School asbl
Agnes School was founded by a group of Catholic parents and educators. It is a non profit organisation.
Agnes School was founded in 2002 by a group of Catholic parents and educators to establish schools and other means of supporting families whose deepest desire is that their children grow into men and women of integrity committed to living their whole lives by Christian principles; men and women who, amongst the exhilarating, and challenging opportunities that the new Millennium presents, are resolved to be the faithful spouses, exemplary citizens and inspirational leaders that our society needs.
The founders believe that parents should be at the heart of the education of their children, both academic and personal, and that schools – and other educators – should be of service to the family in trying to achieve this goal.
Agnes School is governed by a Board of Directors.
They meet regularly to discuss all aspects of school life, and the meetings are also attended by the Head Teachers and Bursar.
The Board of Directors can be contacted as follows :
Mr. Bruno Vannesson,Chairman
Agnes School a.s.b.l.
143, rue Louis Hap
BE 1040 Bruxelles
The governors meet regularly to discuss all aspects of school life, and the meetings are also attended by the Headmistress.
The directors (ie. governors) are as follows :
Bruno Vannesson - Chairman
Geertrui Segers – De Smedt
The school is managed by Agnes School a.s.b.l. and the Chairman can be contacted by writing to him at the registered office address:
Agnes School a.s.b.l. 143, rue Louis Hap B1040 Brussels Belgium
or by emailing him at :
MANAGEMENT OF THE SCHOOL & SECRETARIAT:
Headmistress, Mrs Geertrui Segers-De Smedt
Deputy Head (Personal Development), Mr Marco Signore
Deputy Head (Promotion & Admissions), Mrs Bérengère Delescluse
Secretary & Reception, Mrs Valérie Louveaux
Language codes : FR-french, EN-english, NL-dutch
Level codes : MO – Nursery / M1 to M3 - Pre-Primary / P1 to P6 - Primary
Mme Estelle : Kindergarten Assistant
M0A, Mme Sophie
M0B, Mme Pina
M1EN, Mme Laetitia & Miss Geraldine
M1NL, Mme Laetitia & Juf Lien
M2EN, Mme Virginie & Miss Kerry
M2NL, M3NL Mme Eléonore & Juf Sandrine
M3EN, Mme Virginie & Miss Kerry
Mme Eléonore, Kindergarten Coordinator
P1EN, Miss Henrietta
P1NL, Juf Petra
P2EN, Miss Shiv
P2NL, Juf Bernadette
P3EN, Mme Marie-Aurélie & Miss Morag
P3NL, Mme Marie-Aurélie & Juf Winnie
P4EN, Mme Maria Luisa & Miss Rachel
P4NL, Mme Maria Luisa & Juf Winnie
P5EN, Mme Tennessee & Miss Vania
P5NL, Mme Tennessee & Juf Winnie
P6EN, Mme Eléonore & Miss Rachel
P6NL, Mme Eléonore & Juf Winnie
Mme Rosalie, Primary Coordinator
Music: Mme Maria Abellanas
Art : Mme Maureen Colomar
Sports : M. Claudio Aguilera & M. Fabian Van der Ham
Religion : Mme Sophie Gillain, Mme Maria Abellanas
Admissions : Mrs Bérengère Delescluse, Mrs Monica Lancho (admissions[a]agnesschool.be)
Lunchtime & playtime Supervisor : Mrs Estelle Laby
Priest : Father Claude Gérard (chaplain[a]agnesschool.be)
Cleaner : Mrs Christiane Lairin & Mrs Marise Gonçalves Possa
Accounts and administration assistant : Mrs Samira Abdellati
Buildings and facilities
Agnes School is located in the heart of Brussels. Agnes School acquired the property in January 2007.
The school has large, airy classrooms. There is a large playground, two play apparatus areas (one for the school and one for the nursery). The school makes use of municipal grounds for Primary lessons.
There is an outside covered play area which provides an ideal environment for the children to learn outside the classroom.
The school also has an attractive chapel where the Blessed Sacrament is reserved during the week in term time.