Grand parents day, 10th november 2017 :
Yet again this year, the kindergarten children with all their hearts honoured their grand parents . around a festive snack, creative workshops and recitals, the grand parents could share this privileged moment with their grandchildren & visit their classes.
Last Friday, 13th October 2017, the children from P2 to P6 went to visit the sanctuary of Beauraing. The children had the opportunity to watch a film about the history of Mary’s apparition and they could ask questions about the Blessed Virgin who is also called the “Virgin with the heart of gold”.
After a short break on the esplanade, they recited the Rosary (with great piety) at the very place where the apparitions took place. They also prayed for their intentions (orphaned children families, peace etc.)
On the 28th and 29th September, the 30 boys of P4, P5, and P6 visited the city of Leuven on a 2 day school trip. As part of the programme they discovered some of the historical sights of Leuven – the Town Hall, the Collegiale, the Botanical Garden, the main City Square, the ancient house of religious people. They also had time to relax – playing football and baseball, a games evening and swimming at the new Sports Complex in Leuven.
28th – 29th September 2017
This year, the girls of P4, P5 and P6 went on a seaside trip to the Belgian coast. The highlights of this trip were joy, good humor and multiple learning objectives which were achieved thanks to the discovery of the fauna and flora of this region and by analysing shells, algae, shell fish … They also discovered the life of a fisherman by visiting a boat in Oostende.
22th September 2017 -The student of P6 had the pleasure of discovering ‘The temple of chocolate ‘ in Halle.
First, they had a guided visit of the factory, which was very noisy but, where they could see the different stages in the fabrication of a tablet of chocolate ; as of the first ingredients brewed in 20,000kg tanks to the wrapped bar in its brightly coloured carton.
Afterwards, they discovered the history of chocolate.
First in the Aztec temple, then in one of the Spanish gallions & finally a factory dating from the 20th century.
Finally, they were invited into the kitchen, where they moulded a chocolate bar by themselves.
They designed their own wrapping & participated in a fun quiz.
It was a passionate & treat filled afternoon which, left them with great memories ( and tasty chocolate )!
14th September 2017 – P6 sports day
We had a great sports day! Climbing has no secrets for P6’s pupils !
10 November 2016 – Grandparents Party
This year the grandparents were the VIPs of the party. This was a day when different generations came together in various workshops. Pupils could show their grandparents their talents and around the school as well.
21st October 2016 – « La Troupe du Séquoia Volant »
This group established and managed by Constantin, Charles and other puplils from Primary 4, gave a performance about the famous tirade of Cyrano de Bergerac’s nose.
18 March 2017 Dad’s Masterchef Lithuania
Supervised by Algirdas – Baltic Sea Fish on a Lithuanian boat
10 December 2016 Dad’s Masterchef France
Supervised by Etienne – « Swallow’s Nests and Crêpes » All washed down with Burgundy and Calva.
8 October 2016 Dad’s Masterchef Portugal
Under the supervision of Carlos – Bacalhau à Bras & Lulas Recheadas Parabens !
30 September 2016 – School trip of the 2nd and 3rd year Infant section
This was a day full of many challenges and different sports for the children of M2 and M3 at Mini Mayfair, Anderlecht.
29-30 September 2016 – School trip for the boys of 4th, 5th and 6th year primary
Accompanied by Mr Marco, Mr Claudio and the fathers of Matteo and Gabriel, the group of pupils discoverd the treasures of the town of Tournai : the Cathedral, belfry, military remains… and ended their stay in Jungle City.
29-30 September 2016 – School trip for the girls of 4th, 5th and 6th year primary
Under the supervision of Mrs Tennessee, Mrs Eléonore, Mrs Rosalie, Miss Winnie and Miss Rachel, a group of children headed off to Tournai and for two days immersed theselves in life on the farm in order to discover nature and learn about rural life.
4th September 2016 – Primary School sports day :
Mens sana in corpoe sano. What better way to start the school year and get the class together than a day of sports with ADEPs at the Anderlecht Sports centre.
Fantastic exam results for Agnes School English section :
On the 21st and 22nd of April 2016 the pupils of 5th and 6th primary sat the Cambridge Key for Schools English exam. This exam is an international English exam aimed for school-aged learners. It has been developed according to international standards and is linked into the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), the international way to describe language ability.
The results are excellent with 75% of the pupils gaining the top level score, an equivalent to B1 proving that the English section is succeeding in its goal. This exam is a great first step in learning English and one that starts off the Cambridge English exam journey.
We are very proud here at Agnes of our 5th and 6th primary pupils in achieving these wonderful.
This year’s exhibition (March 2016) theme ‘was Twenty thousand leagues under the sea’ just like last year’s exhibition ( ‘ From one pole to another’ ), it came off very successfully.
The sixth year primary students , had enormous pleasure presenting this theme to the smaller & younger ones , after months of hard preparation.
The visitors to the exhibit had the opportunity to learn a thousand interesting things : hydraulic energy, ocean flora & faune as well as ocean treasures , the states of water, nourishing water , the tides , waves & currents , the dangers , myths & legends , the abysse & of course the great explorers.
Our guests of honor were ( three goldfish named joseph, Josephine & José ).The younger children were particularly pleased meeting them as well as participating in different scientific experiments.
The exhibition came off wonderfully & ended in an evening where the parents were cordially invited to visit our ephemiral museum.
Last Monday January 25th 2016, we had the pleasure of welcoming Madame Inès de Franclieu who came to school to instruct parents on the emotional education of their children.
She reminded us of the importance and the urgency of preparing our children to speak of true love. By her wise advice, we learnt how to strengthen our children end develop in them a positive and true vision of how beautiful love can be. Love, in our society, is often reduced to only sexuality that is used as a technique with the sole purpose of bringing pleasure. This view is re-inforced by the things our children see on the streets, on the internet and in the media.
Love is more than sexuality even if sexuality can be included in love.
Love is the capacity to give totally and only this total gift can lead to happiness.
Madame de Franclieu stressed the crucial importance of teaching our children how to distinguish between the fleeting pleasure of happiness and something else that results from a longer, sometimes difficult but always beautiful experience. She also advised us to educate our children in the true way of love and to encourage them to have great and lasting friendships. Nowadays, we hear very little about friendships. Friendships are essential and allow us to open ourselves up more deeply to others. Without meaningful friendships, we are devoid of of sensitivity and this can often prevent us from taking an interest in each other which in turn can become very enriching.
Also, our children need to be surrounded by good examples.
This example comes first from the parents where our young people can see and experience the love that unites their father and mother even in difficult times, where they can learn and feel what happiness is built on. This is so much more than a passing pleasure and children can be told that they are the life that springs from this conjugal love and that the body is beautiful because it gives life.
When children are ready for love, it is for parents to talk to them about the beauty of the body that has been made to be given utterly in love as, when two bodies are united in love, it is a beautiful thing. Unfortunately, sooner or later, our children will here about the risk of STDs, unwanted life or unplanned life that some unions may bring. When our children hear such messages, how can they want to have a loving relationship? Not to love, is to permently deprive us of happiness.
Instead, lets talk to them about life that is beautiful and bodies that are made to love and give of themselves which, in turn will give friendship and a love that will grow between a man and a women who have freely choosen to live together forever.
This is what will allow our children to live their dream of love and will help them to brave the destructive dictates of society.
Merci Madame de Franclieu.
On Thursday October 15th 2015 , we had the pleasure of welcoming Archbishop Léonard at our school.After a musical greeting in the foyer , he proceeded to visit some of our classes, then celebrated the eucharisty with the students of 3 rd , 4 th 5 th & 6 th primary. To the older of our students he gave two pièces of valuable advice ;
1: “ Read, profit from every instant of your free time to read & watch less tv / computer. Whilst reading books, you become more patient , you learn to write better, without errors & you create cultural baggage”.
2: “ Here in this school , you have a beautiful spiritual abundance. Profit from it to bring your heart closer to our Lords. Increase your heartiness to that of our Lords heart, only then will you have a great heart”.
Afterwards, he spoke to the children about the jpys of school…….
On Tuesday September 29th 2015, we had the privilige of welcoming the non-lucrative association ‘Le jardin des hiboux’ to our school, for a world discovery show about rapaces. We could observe these birds of prey in real life ! The falconers explained the natural habitat & environment of these majestic creatures , followed by an air show !
During the show , we had the pleasure of watching owls, a Grand duke, a buzzard , an eagle & of course a real life-sized vulture !
After the show, the M3 English/ Netherlands class had a didactic lesson in the classroom. The children got to see many different types of feathers from these birds of prey with indepth explainations. This event was a memorable experience for the whole school.
Activités et congés scolaires 2017-2018
|Mercredi 30/08/2017 à 20h00||Réunion de bienvenue pour les nouveaux parents|
|Vendredi 1/09/2017 à 08h30||Rentrée scolaire|
|Mardi 5/09/2017||Bénédiction des cartables (pendant les heures de cours)|
|Mercredi 13/09/2017 à 20h00||Réunion pour tous les parents – Trim I|
|Lundi 25/09/2017||Journée pédagogique – pas d’école pour les enfants|
|Jeudi 28 et vend 29/09/2017||Voyage scolaire P4->P6|
|Vendredi 29/09/2017||Voyage scolaire M2 à P3|
|Vendredi 13/10/2017||Pèlerinage à Beauraing-Dinant pour les P2/3/4/5/6 et les parents qui le souhaitent.|
|Lun. 30/10/17 au ven. 3/11/17||Congé de Toussaint – école fermée|
|Vendredi 10/11/2017||Journée des grands-parents M0 à M3|
|Mardi 5/12/2017||Fête de Saint Nicolas (pendant les heures de cours)|
|Lun. 25/12/17 au ven. 05/01/18||Vacances de Noël – reprise des cours le lundi 8/01/18|
|Mercredi 17/01/2018 à 20h00||Réunion pour tous les parents – Trim II|
|Vendredi 26/01/2018||Journée pédagogique – pas d’école pour les enfants|
|Vendredi 2/02/2018 à 15h30||Goûter de la Chandeleur au profit d’Haïti|
|Samedi 3/02/2018 à 20h00||Fête des parents|
|Lun. 12/02/18 au ven. 16/02/18||Vacances de Carnaval|
|Jeudi 29/03 au ven.13/04/18||Vacances de Pâques – reprise des cours le lundi 16/04/18|
|Mercredi 25/04/2018||Réunion pour tous les parents – Trim III|
|Lundi 30/04/2018||Journée pédagogique – pas d’école pour les enfants|
|Mardi 01/05/2018||Fête du travail – l’école est fermée|
|Jeudi 03/05/2018 à 19h00||Réunion pour les parents de M3 – passage en primaire|
|Samedi 05/05/18||Fête de l’école|
|Jeu.10/05 et ven.11/05/2018||Congé de l’Ascension – l’école est fermée|
|Dimanche 13/05/2018||Fête des mères|
|Lundi 21/05/2018||Lundi de Pentecôte – l’école est fermée|
|Dimanche 10/06/2018||Fête des pères|
|Jeudi 14/06/2018 à 19h00||Cérémonie de remises de diplômes pour les M3|
|Jeudi 28/06/2018 à 19h00||Cérémonie de remises de diplômes pour les P6|
|Vendredi 29/06/2018 à 12h00||Fin des cours – début en vacances d’été. Pas de garderie !!!|