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Parent Handbook 2013-2014


TABLE OF CONTENTS KEY INFORMATION ABOUT ST GEORGE’S INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL.......................................... 3 GENERAL INFORMATION ....................................................................................................................... 3 PUBLIC TRANSPORT ............................................................................................................................ 3 OUR AIMS AND OBJECTIVES .................................................................................................................. 4 INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS ........................................................................................................................ 4 BOARD OF GOVERNORS ........................................................................................................................ 5 ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP OF ST GEORGE’S INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL LUXEMBOURG ASBL (ASSOCIATION SANS BUT LUCRATIF) – NON PROFIT MAKING ASSOCIATION......................................................................................... 7 MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES .................................................................................................. 7 STAFF ............................................................................................................................................. 7 ADMISSIONS ..................................................................................................................................... 8 EMERGENCY CLOSURE ......................................................................................................................... 8 ENROLMENT, TUITION FEES, PAYMENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES .................................................................. 8 EXPECTATIONS OF PARENTS .................................................................................................................. 8 EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ............................................................................................................. 9 LIBRARY........................................................................................................................................... 9 INSURANCE, HEALTH CARE & SAFETY ISSUES ........................................................................................... 10 Health Information .................................................................................................................... 10 General Health .......................................................................................................................... 10 Illness ...................................................................................................................................... 10 In the event of injury and illness at school ................................................................................... 10 In the event of a more serious injury........................................................................................... 10 Medical Examination .................................................................................................................. 10 Insurance ................................................................................................................................. 11 Medication ................................................................................................................................ 11 Safeguarding ............................................................................................................................. 11 Smoking ................................................................................................................................... 11 LEAVING ........................................................................................................................................ 11 LUNCHES ........................................................................................................................................ 12 PARENT CLASS REPRESENTATIVES ........................................................................................................ 12 PARKING ........................................................................................................................................ 12 PHOTOGRAPHS ................................................................................................................................ 13 PROMOTION OF STUDENTS ................................................................................................................. 13 PROPERTY ...................................................................................................................................... 13 Personal Belongings ................................................................................................................... 13 Lost Property ............................................................................................................................ 13 PUBLICATIONS ................................................................................................................................. 13 Annual Yearbook ....................................................................................................................... 13 Annual Report ........................................................................................................................... 13 SCHOOL SUPPLIES ............................................................................................................................ 13 SECURITY INFORMATION & VISITORS .................................................................................................... 14 Security Information .................................................................................................................. 14 Visitors ..................................................................................................................................... 14 TRANSPORT .................................................................................................................................... 14 School Bus ................................................................................................................................ 14

KEY INFORMATION ABOUT SECONDARY ................................................................................. 16 ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS (AEN) .............................................................................................. 16 ATTENDANCE/PUNCTUALITY ................................................................................................................ 17 COMMUNICATION ............................................................................................................................. 17 1


Planners ................................................................................................................................... 17 Information Evenings ................................................................................................................. 17 Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences .......................................................................................... 17 Reports..................................................................................................................................... 18 Progress Checks ........................................................................................................................ 18 Mock Examinations .................................................................................................................... 18 CONTACTS ...................................................................................................................................... 19 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ..................................................................................................................... 19 DAILY SCHOOL SCHEDULE .................................................................................................................. 20 DRESS CODE ................................................................................................................................... 21 EXAMINATIONS (EXTERNAL) ................................................................................................................ 21 EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENTS .............................................................................................................. 21 HOMEWORK .................................................................................................................................... 22 ICT .............................................................................................................................................. 22 LOCKERS ........................................................................................................................................ 23 MOBILE PHONES .............................................................................................................................. 24 MUSIC ........................................................................................................................................... 24 PHYSICAL EDUCATION ....................................................................................................................... 25 POSITIVE REWARD SYSTEM ................................................................................................................. 25 SANCTIONS ..................................................................................................................................... 26 SCHOOL COUNCIL ............................................................................................................................. 27 STANDARDISED TESTING – MIDYIS, YELLIS, ALIS .................................................................................... 27 TRIPS: DAY AND RESIDENTIAL ............................................................................................................. 27

APPENDIX I – APPLICATION FOR ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP .................................................... 29 APPENDIX II – STAFF LIST ..................................................................................................... 30 APPENDIX III – REQUEST FOR SCHOOL TO ADMINISTER MEDICATION ................................... 33 APPENDIX IV – SCHOOL SUPPLIES ......................................................................................... 34 APPENDIX VI – BUS CONTRACT.............................................................................................. 40 APPENDIX VII – SCHOOL CALENDAR ...................................................................................... 41

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KEY INFORMATION ABOUT ST GEORGE’S INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL General Information The school is located at: 11 rue des Peupliers L-2328 Luxembourg-Hamm Tel.: +352 42 32 24 Police Emergency: 113 Other Emergency Services: 112 Airport: 47 98 50 50

Public Transport For information on public transport in Luxembourg you can visit the transport offices, located next to the Post Office by the Centre Hamilius or in the Gare Centrale or information on both trains and buses can also be found at www.mobiliteit.lu. Local Buses: www.vdl.lu/Mobilit/Autobus Tel. 47 96 29 75 The school site is served by the route number 15 (stops at Hamm church). As an indication, tickets are currently €2.00 on the bus or you can buy a pack of 10 for €16.00 from the bus / train station. There are also other passes available. Local Trains: www.cfl.lu Tel. 49 90 49 90 The nearest train station to the school is Cents-Hamm. The number 30 train passes through this station. The stations accessible from Cents-Hamm are: Wittlich Hbf Schweich Trier-Hbf Trier-Sued Karthaus Kreuz-Konz

Igel Wasserbillig Mertert Manternach Wecker Betzdorf

Roodt Munsbach Oetrange Sandweiler-Contern Luxembourg-Gare

If your train does not stop at Cents-Hamm, you can use the main train station at the Gare Centrale and take the number 15 bus, which stops near the school. Taxis*:

Webtaxi: 27515 Taxi-City: 48 00 58 Taxi ABC: 48 89 21 Inter Taxis: 40 52 52

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Additional information regarding Luxembourg can be found in the AWCL’s edition of ‘Living in Luxembourg’ and ‘Just arrived’ (of which we have a small number available in School), copies of which can be purchased from Chapter 1, Little Britain and other major book shops*. There are also copies retained at the reception desk for consultation. *The school does not formally endorse the services of any of these companies, their names are only included for your convenience.

Our Aims and Objectives St George’s International School’s main objective is to provide a sound education in the English language for the students enrolled. Our philosophy is “achieving potential through challenge and care”. The school aims to provide a varied, all-round education which stimulates the character and personality of each pupil. In recognition of the many cultural backgrounds of the students enrolled, the curriculum is designed as to provide and encourage meaningful activities which develop international understanding and appreciation of different cultural backgrounds. Communication between Teachers and home is an important part of school life and is to be encouraged, at the appropriate time.

Instructional Goals The school strives to provide a high quality of education that will permit and assist all students: To acquire the greatest possible understanding of themselves and an appreciation of their worth as an individual and as a member of society. To acquire an understanding and appreciation of persons belonging to the many social, cultural and national groups different from their own. To acquire mastery of the essential academic skills. To develop a positive attitude toward education and the learning process. To acquire the habits and attitudes associated with responsible citizenship, selfresponsibility and self-discipline, and particularly, concern for others and a willingness to cooperate to achieve common goals. To acquire good health habits and an understanding of the conditions necessary for the maintenance of physical, mental and emotional well-being. To appreciate and, as much as possible, understand human achievement in the natural sciences, the humanities and the arts. To prepare for and live in a world of rapid change and unforeseeable demands in which continuing education throughout their adult life will be a normal expectation. To achieve these goals, the school has established the following guidelines: The core curriculum is based on the National Curriculum of England and Wales; therefore students will be prepared for entry to the IGCSE programme at the end of Key Stage 3 and GCE AS/A levels at the end of Key Stage 4. The curriculum should be complete and balanced with respect to and within the areas of instruction offered. 4


The curriculum in each subject area should reflect a coherent, orderly progression through the classes. Particular attention shall be given to curriculum co-ordination between Key Stage levels. As some students attend our school for only a few years, the staff will try to ensure that they enter this school and subsequent schools with minimum academic disruption. Within the limits of our resources, the curriculum should offer special opportunities for exceptional and less able students. The curriculum should be enriched by wisely using opportunities offered by our situation in an international setting. The curriculum will be continuously reviewed by the professional staff and periodically evaluated to ensure that it meets the needs of our students, and in order that it can be improved.

Board of Governors The Board of Governors is responsible for upholding the aims and objectives of the school, setting the strategic direction and ensuring the school has the required resources and financing to operate effectively. The Governors come from a wide range of backgrounds and include school staff, elected parents and members who possess a wide range of skills and experience that help the Board to achieve its aims. The Board is led by a Chairman and two Vice Chairmen. The Board delegates responsibility for the day-to-day management of the school to the Principal and the Head Teacher. The full Board of Governors meets at least three times a year. In addition, the Board also has various sub committees including: Finance & Resources, Learning & Standards and Pay & Conditions. Feedback on matters discussed in the meetings is given in the newsletter. St George’s is honoured to have the patronage of the British Ambassador.

Current members are: Chair:

Mr Mark Turner

Mr Turner is Product Manager EMEA region for the Farm & Industrial Tires Business unit of Goodyear Dunlop Tires. He has lived in Luxembourg since 2006. He has always had a keen interest in education; prior to moving to Luxembourg he was a Governor of a UK Primary school for 15 years and was Chair for 13 of those years. Mr Turner is married with 4 children; a daughter who completed her studies at St George’s as well as 3 older sons. Mr Turner was appointed Chair of Governors of St George’s in September 2009. Members:

Mrs Serene Shtayyeh-Delano

Mrs Shtayyeh moved to Luxembourg in July 2007 with the intention of returning to the US after two years. 7 years later... Serene still works at Pricewaterhouse Coopers as an assurance partner within the asset management industry. Serene is married and has 3 small boys; 2 of whom already attend St George’s.

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Mr Phillip Charlton

Mr Charlton is a Mechanical Engineer and is the Aerospace Manager EMEA region for Morgan Advanced Materials. He has lived in Luxembourg since 2000 and is married with 2 children; a son at University and a daughter in her two last years at an international school.

Mrs Stephanie Castelain

Mrs Castelain is French, coming from the border and has been living in Luxembourg since 1996. She is in charge of the Governance, Compliance and Risks for the IT department at SES where she has been since 2007. She has one son who has been attending St George’s since Reception.

Mrs Liina Munari

Mrs Munari has been working for the European institutions since 1996 in different services both in Luxembourg and Brussels. She joined the European Commission in 2006 and is currently working on European research, innovation and policy-making in the field of digital technologies for learning. She is married and has two young daughters attending St George’s, whom she considers to be the best achievement of her life.

Mr Chris Cheesman

Mr Cheesman is currently working for NATO at the NATO Support Agency following 33 years in the Royal Navy as an Air Engineer Officer, Information System Satellite Specialist. Mr Cheesman was a Parent Governor of a primary school in the UK for 3 years followed by Vice-Chair of Governors for a large secondary school for a further 3 years. He is married, with two children: a son who works in the UK and a daughter who has just completed her education at St George’s.

Mr Giancarlo Sardelli

Mr Giancarlo Sardelli is Italian. He works at the EIB, where he is responsible for ALM and Market Risk. He has lived in Luxembourg since 1996. He has been a member of a scout association for many years, developing an interest for educational and leadership matters. Mr Sardelli is married and has three daughters; his family life is enriched by five big dogs and a rabbit.

Mrs Sarah Battey

Mrs Battey has lived in Luxembourg since 2005 and is married, with three young children. She has worked in various international Human Resources roles for over ten years, and has been working for Amazon EU Sarl as HR Manager since September 2010.

Mr Roger Feiereisen

Mr Feiereisen started his career with Goodyear in Luxembourg in 1968 and worked with the same company for his entire professional career until May 2009 when he retired as Finance Director for the Farm and Off-Road Divisions for Europe. During his time working for Goodyear, Mr Feiereisen has worked in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo) and Indonesia as well as completing assignments in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Mr Fabio Morvilli

Fabio Morvilli has lived in Luxembourg since 1982. He is married with 3 children who attend St George’s. He is involved with the Italian Community and is also Chairman of Polcevera. s.a. He acts as director for a variety of companies (Investment Funds, Advertising, Directories & Insurance). Before joining the Board of Governors he was a Class Rep.

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Additionally, the following people are members of the Finance and Learning Standards Committees: Mr Marco Amorin Mrs Elina Kamenitzer Mr Brian McMurry Mr Stefan Ziegenhagen Mr Lukasz Przybylski Mrs Marie-Laure Saura-Carat Mr Neil Usher

Associate membership of St George’s International School Luxembourg ASBL (Association Sans But Lucratif) – non profit making association The category of Associate Member of the School ASBL was created in 2008. The intention was that this should be open to all staff and parents of the school who wished to join. This body within the ASBL is not a Parent-Teacher Association (PTA); all associate members will be just that, associate members with no distinction made between parents or staff. The ASBL already has a Chairman so another one is not required. This body will be administered and run by the Board.

Becoming an Associate Member:

For new parents, unless you opted out you are automatically a member. If your son/daughter has been enrolled for over a year, and you are not yet a member, you can request a form from the Reception Desk or use the form in Appendix I.

Membership of Professional Bodies The school is an accredited executive member of COBIS (Council of British International Schools in the European Community, www.cobis.org.uk), an associate member of the ECIS (European Council of International Schools, www.ECIS.org), CIS (Council of International Schools, www.cois.org), The Society of Heads (www.thesocietyofheads.org.uk) and CESSIB (Council of English Speaking Schools in Benelux). The school also maintains informal relationships with other schools which follow a similar curriculum, so ensuring continuous professional development for the staff of the school.

Staff We aim to employ highly experienced qualified teachers who have experience of the National Curriculum of England and Wales which forms the basis of our schemes of work. Some of these staff have prior experience of teaching in International School settings. For details of the current staff allocation please see Appendix II.

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Admissions Questions specifically regarding admissions should be addressed to the school admissions office, either in person or to admissions@st-georges.lu.

Emergency Closure Should we require to close the school due to poor weather conditions or an emergency, parents will be notified first thing in the morning before 7:45 and a notification will be displayed on the school website. At the beginning of the year, you will be emailed to provide your consent for the school to contact your mobile phone in case of an emergency. Parents who return the consent form will be contacted thereafter via SMS text message to their mobile phone; parents who have not granted their consent will continue to be contacted via telephone. Please make sure that the school has up-to-date contact information for you in case of emergency. Should an emergency arise during the school day then you would be contacted to collect your son/daughter. Supervision will be provided until every student has been collected.

Enrolment, tuition fees, payment policies and procedures Parents are reminded that invoices received for payment of fees or extras (canteen, extracurricular activities, etc.) must be paid by the due date. If payment cannot be made on time then you must contact the Business Office so that an arrangement can be made and confirmed in writing by the school. If payment is not made within thirty days of the due date on the invoice or by the date agreed with the Business Office, your son/daughter may be excluded from attendance at the school. End of year reports and academic documents will be retained until all outstanding invoices are paid. Your contact at the Business Office is Mrs Birgit Dubuisson and she can be contacted at the school or at billing@st-georges.lu.

Expectations of parents The school aims to work collaboratively with parents and would ask that you help us in the following ways: Please encourage your son/daughter to follow school rules and if the school has to use reasonable sanctions to punish a student, please support the actions of the school. If you have any concern about the way that your son/daughter has been treated, you should initially contact the Head of Key Stage. Inform school immediately of any changes to your contact details. Inform school immediately if your son/daughter has an infectious disease or any medical issue. Always close the doors to the buildings and the gates to the campus as you leave. There is no parking allowed on the school premises at all times. Park with due regard for the neighbours and the possible entry of deliveries and emergency service vehicles. The staff car park may only be used by those who need the disabled parking space. Help ensure the student/s completes their homework independently. Do not smoke on school premises (these extend from the rue des Peupliers) and preferably not within sight of the school. When driving on the school site pay particular care and attention to the students, and all pedestrians. The maximum speed limit is 10km/h.

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Extra-curricular activities In addition to the curricular opportunities available to St George’s students, the school organises a range of extra-curricular activities. The exact programme of extra-curricular activities varies from term to term depending on numbers, but it can be possible for new activities to be set up if demand from students is great enough and a member of staff is available to run the club. Each term a list of after school activities is circulated by email and is available on the school website. Students can enrol in these activities for a fee. Extra-curricular activities are organised by the Clubs Secretary, she can be contacted at clubs@st-georges.lu. We hope that all students will be able to participate in an activity of their choosing. However unfortunately, due to health and safety, it is necessary for most activities to have a limited number of spaces, so please make sure you sign up promptly to avoid disappointment. There is the opportunity to sign up for different activities each term, but they can’t be changed within a term. Payment for each of these clubs should be made by the requested time and late payment will result in the student being unable to attend the club. We also offer an extensive music programme with individual and group lessons in a wide variety of instruments. Details are included in the music handbook which can be obtained from reception or contact the music department at music@st-georges.lu. As a health and safety requirement, please make sure you sign in and out at the reception if you are required to enter school grounds to meet your son/daughter from an after-school activity. Please note you should only sign out as you leave the premises.

Library Students in Secondary may use the library before school starts and during break time, as well as for private study. Students should treat all books with care. No throwing, bending, or defacing of books. The borrowing period is a week and students are allowed up to 6 books at a time. Lost or damaged books should be replaced by the student’s family.

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Insurance, Health care & Safety Issues We have a School Nurse whose primary role is to assist students who become ill or hurt during the course of the school day. Although the nurse can in some cases offer general medical advice, it is better that parents contact their doctor. The nurse is onsite from 8:00 to 17:30.

Health Information

At the beginning of the academic year it is vital that the School Nurse and form tutors are notified of any health-related problems such as asthma, epilepsy, diabetes and allergies e.g.: to foods such as peanuts, milk chocolate, colourings, etc. You will have received a health form in your welcome pack. All health information given is held in the strictest confidence and only shared on a need-to-know basis.

General Health

Please ensure your son/daughter is well enough to return to school after they have had an illness. Students should not return to school until they are well enough to participate in all school activities.

Illness

In the case of students being at home or sent home with vomiting, sickness, fever or illness it is highly advisable for them to stay at home for 24 hours after the last noted incident/fever recording. Certain diseases and infections have specific recommendations for “length of absence� and these guidelines can be found on the Health Protection Agency website (www.hpa.org.uk) or you can always contact the School Nurse directly.

In the event of injury and illness at school

In the event of a minor injury the student will receive first aid by the School Nurse or a First Aider. In the case of illness or an injury which causes the School Nurse to be overly concerned the student’s parents will be called to arrange for appropriate action.

In the event of a more serious injury

The School Nurse will be summoned. The office will then call the parents to arrange for the appropriate action to be taken. In the event of there being too great a delay involved in reaching parents the school will arrange for the student to be transported to the hospital by ambulance, accompanied by a known member of staff. Parents will be informed which hospital has been used and advised to meet the students there. It is therefore essential that families keep the school informed of any changes to emergency contact numbers.

Medical Examination

These are provided by the school health services of Luxembourg and will be carried out during the school day.

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Medical forms are required on admission to the school and are re-issued at the beginning of each academic year. These forms must be returned to ensure that students can have first aid/medical treatment in case of an accident.

Insurance

The school carries personal injury insurance. Students are insured against accidents on school premises during school hours, during school trips and school extra-curricular activities. Students requiring emergency treatment as the result of an accident at school should be given an insurance form to be completed by the hospital/dentist. The form should then be returned to the School Nurse within 8 days.

Medication

All medication must be given to the School Nurse in original packaging and with the necessary permission form, a copy of which can be found in Appendix III. This is a requirement regardless of the age of the student.

Safeguarding

All school staff are trained for Child Protection. Notices are displayed throughout the school naming the staff with special responsibility for child protection issues. This is in line with current guidelines from the UK.

Smoking

No Smoking Please! The complete school site is a non smoking area. There should be no smoking on campus by students, staff, parents, or visitors.

Leaving All families are required to give a term’s notice of their intention to leave the school. This notice should be addressed to the Finance Manager (financemanager@st-georges.lu). Forwarding addresses and addresses of new schools must be given to the office to enable records to be sent on. This should be done as soon as possible. Failure to supply the address of the new school will result in the student’s file being archived in line with the school’s retention policy.

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Lunches The school canteen provides a hot lunch to all students. Parents order lunches on a half termly basis with a hard copy of the order form being sent home approximately 1 week before the end of each half-term. Order forms and menus can be found on the St George’s website at www.stgeorges.lu/community. This must then be returned to the school office either electronically (reception@st-georges.lu), by fax or in hard copy before the holiday commences. Orders are sent to the catering company weekly on a Monday for the following week’s lunches. Therefore any amendments, cancellations, or new orders must be received a week in advance by Monday. Payment is to be made after receipt of the bill from the Finance Office each term. The canteen offers three meal options each day: meat/fish, vegetarian or a pasta dish. On the order form you must specify which your son/daughter will be having. As well as the main meal, salad is offered and the dessert includes a fruit choice. In addition to this, during the winter months students can purchase soup directly from the canteen for €1. Any amendments or cancellations of school lunches must be done in writing to reception@st-georges.lu by 11:00 Monday of the preceeding week.

Parent Class Representatives There is usually a Parent Class Representative for each of the classes. These parents keep a look out for new families and are good people to talk to about any queries you may have about living in Luxembourg, and also – as they meet regularly with the Head Teacher – they can help you understand the workings of the school and act as a channel of communication to the Head Teacher. The school will ask for volunteers to become Class Representatives at the beginning of the academic year.

Parking Due to school buses there is no parking permitted on campus at both ends of the school day. You are required to use the adjacent roads and walk to and from the school campus. Please see the map below. We do appreciate that parking is a highly sensitive topic; however the safety of the students should be everyone’s concern. Thank you for your help in this matter.

Zone jaune (3 hrs) Zone jaune (5 hrs) Zone violette (10 hrs) Public car park

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Photographs Photograph permission forms for new students should be completed and returned to the school office. Remember that you may withdraw your consent at any time but your consent must be withdrawn in writing to the school. Also please note, the school is only responsible for photographs taken by the school or an authorised agent of the school and cannot be responsible for photographs taken by other third parties (such as parents or other students). Parents who take photographs of students at school functions etc. should not publish them on the internet.

Promotion of Students Students are not required to sit a control exam to pass onto the next year group. Should it unusually be considered in the student’s best interest to remain in the same grade for two academic years then parents would be notified in advance during the summer term and requested to discuss the matter with the Head Teacher. In the equally unusual case of students being advanced out of their chronologically correct year the same procedure would take place.

Property Personal Belongings

Large sums of money and expensive personal effects should not be brought to school. St George’s cannot take responsibility for such items.

Lost Property

Students seeking lost items should check the “lost and found” boxes. Lost and found items will be displayed in the yard a number of times during the year; these occasions will be advertised in the school newsletter and then unclaimed items will be given to charity. Any items deemed to be ‘valuable’ that are handed in will be kept at the reception desk/secondary office and then displayed in the yard with the other lost and found items.

Publications Annual Yearbook

The annual Secondary Yearbook is produced once a year for distribution in July. It gives an overview of each class and special events and is a book for the students to keep and look back on. The Yearbook is normally sent home with your son/daughter.

Annual Report

This is published during the summer term and includes a general overview of the make up of the school and its activities as well as the financial statements for the year.

School Supplies Text books and exercise books are supplied by St George’s. However, students are responsible for some of their own stationery supplies. A list of this is distributed in the Welcome Pack at the beginning of the Academic year and is also available in Appendix IV.

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Security Information & Visitors Security Information

The school gates are locked during the day. A closed circuit monitoring system operates and parents are requested to sign in at the Reception Desk and wear the appropriate badge at all times. In times of a true emergency (such as a fire or other situations requiring evacuation of the school) parents will be sent an emergency text message or phone call from the school. For this reason it is imperative that the School office has an up to date mobile phone number for you.

Visitors

Visitors are required to come to the front of the school and sign in at the Reception Desk. Everyone is expected to wear an ID badge at ALL times.

Transport The Ministry of Education has introduced a new format of student cards, called ‘myCard’. As well as being the school’s student card, it is also a bus pass to be used on public transport from the student’s home address to St George’s and back again, directly before and after school. It can only be used during the school year (1st September – 20th July), and cannot be used during summer holidays. To replace this card, due to loss/damage, there will be a €15 charge.

School Bus

There are four supervised bus routes available for the use of the students at the beginning and end of the school day. (For maps see Appendix V). Pick Up

Drop off

Route 1 – Bertrange Bertrange – Rte d’Arlon Belle Etoile/Quick Strassen – Rte d'Arlon Place Benelux Arrêt Bus Strassen – Rte d'Arlon CHL Arrêt Bus Hamm – St George's

7:52 7:57 7:59 8:15

15:58 15:53 15:50 15:30

Route 2 – Canach Canach – Post Oetrange – Eiter Moutfort – Cimetière Sandweiler – Schiltzperdchen Hamm – St George's

7:53 7:56 8:00 8:05 8:15

15:52 15:49 15:45 15:40 15:30

Route 3 – Kirchberg Glacis Car park (Ave. De la Faiencerie end.) Kirchberg European School Car Park Hamm – St George’s

7:55 8:05 8:15

15:50 15:40 15:30

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Route 4 – Itzig Itzig Plateau – Hubertuspad/Haupeschpad Itzig Kiirch Hesperange – Holleschbierg Hesperange – Am Keller Fentange – Hiehl Hesperange – Spretzebhaus Howald – Jhangli Hamm – St George’s

Pick Up

Drop off

7:46 7:48 7:50 7:51 7:56 8:00 8:05 8:15

15:59 15:57 15:55 15:54 15:49 15:45 15:40 15:30

Students and parents are asked to complete a bus contract (see Appendix VI) which informs the school of the days when the student will ride the bus. In the evening the student is responsible for making sure they are on the bus before departure.

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KEY INFORMATION ABOUT SECONDARY Additional Educational Needs (AEN) The goal of the AEN programme is to provide support to students with individual learning needs in order to enable them to fully access all areas of the curriculum. The school can offer support teaching for students with certain types and levels of special needs. In the case of severe special needs, the school would have to consider whether it could continue to offer a suitable programme and the level of support that would be necessary to ensure the progress of the student, without affecting the progress of the other students. Students are reviewed at the beginning of the academic year and their needs determined by the subject teachers, AEN teacher and Head of Key Stage. Students who require support are then offered a level of small group support. Should the needs of the students require one on one support this would incur an additional charge. The school also has an Educational Consultant who is able to test individual students and, where necessary, parents will also be recommended to consider further testing conducted by outside agencies. As there are costs involved for the testing processes, parents will be informed before this takes place. Teachers also identify students whom they consider to be gifted and talented. This would be communicated to the gifted and talented co-ordinator and appropriate provision instigated. Please note that the AEN policy is currently under review and may be subject to change. English as an Additional Language (EAL) Students for whom English is not their first language will benefit from the EAL programme. The goal of the programme is to ensure that students identified with EAL needs can function as soon as possible in the regular classroom. There is no additional charge made for this programme as long as the support is in small group. Students will be assessed by the EAL specialist on entry to the secondary school and regular assessment will be made of individual progress. Students will not attend French and/or German lessons until it is deemed their English is proficient enough for them to make the expected progress in all curriculum areas and benefit from the learning of a further additional language. Please note that the EAL policy is currently under review and may be subject to change.

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Attendance/Punctuality All students are expected to arrive at school on time and to attend all scheduled classes unless they have a valid reason (e.g. illness or school sponsored trip).    

8:10am 8:15am 8:20am 8:25am

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arrive at school locker time registration in tutor rooms lessons begin

Students who persistently arrive late to school (after 8:25am) will face sanctions (see Rewards and Sanctions). Students cannot be excused early at the end of the school day to attend classes of any description which are outside of school. When a student is absent parents/guardians are expected to inform the school before 8:15 on the day of absence. This can be done by telephone to the office or by e-mail to admin@st-georges.lu. If the student is absent for more than 2 days, a medical certificate, obtained from the doctor, should be handed in to the secondary school office on their return. We expect students to attend school until the last day of each term. The school calendar can be found in Appendix VII as well as on the school website under www.st-georges.lu/community. Students leaving early because of extended vacation will not be given work to complete while away but will be expected to find out for themselves the work covered in their absence. Students who miss school for extended vacations/social reasons will be recorded as having an unauthorised absence. This is true even if parents have informed the school of the absence in writing. Families with students in Year 11 to 13 are recommended not to book holidays during the Easter break as students should have this time to revise for iGCSE and A level examinations. Please be advised that external examinations are held during the May half term.

Communication Planners

The student planner for students in years 7-11 also acts as a link between home and the school. Whilst you are signing on a weekly basis, please feel free to leave notes for either the class teachers or the form tutor and likewise please acknowledge teachers and tutors notes home with a signature.

Information Evenings

There are three key Information Evenings during each academic year for the various transition stages: Y6-7, Y9-10 and Y11-12. These meetings are intended as a general information/options session for everyone and are not a suitable occasion for discussion of individual students’ progress.

Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences

These meetings are held bi-annually and provide an opportunity for students and parents to discuss progress with the subject teachers and set targets for the future. 17


Reports

Students receive three reports during the academic year: 1. An interim report at Christmas for all Secondary students. 2. A full report in April for year 11, 12 and 13 3. At the end of the academic year: Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 will receive a full report, while Year 11, 12 and 13 will receive an End of Year Tutor report.

Progress Checks

KS4 and KS5 students will also receive half termly progress checks during the year, when no other report is issued.

Mock Examinations

In addition to the above, years 11, 12 & 13 parents will receive the mock examination results in February. Note If parents have a question/concern regarding any particular issue, they should contact the teacher concerned in the first instance, they are the best placed to give accurate feedback. If the concern is regarding a school policy or decision, please contact the relevant Head of Key Stage: Mr Cooper, Head of KS3: Ms McManus, KS3 Coordinator: Mrs Thomas, Head of KS4: Mr Teale, KS4 Coordinator: Ms Moody, Director of Sixth Form:

ks3assisthead@st-georges.lu ksc3@st-georges.lu ks4assisthead@st-georges.lu ksc4@st-georges.lu dosf@st-georges.lu

If you feel the matter is still unresolved, please contact the Head Teacher, Mr Mark Fleet, at secondaryhead@st-georges.lu.

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Contacts St George’s Secondary School Contact List Position Secondary School Teacher PA to Secondary Head Teacher

Name Head

School

Mr Mark Fleet

Email

Responsibilities

secondaryhead@st-georges.lu Mark Fleets appointments Class reps Secondary office Tue/Wed/Fri pm, Mon and Thu am Secondary office (am only) Absenteeism, lates Examination enquires Pastoral and /or academic issues for Years 10 and 11 Teachers of Art, Music & P.E. Pastoral and/or academic issues for Years 7, 8 and 9 Pastoral and/or academic issues for the sixth form. Tutors in Years 12 and 13

Mrs Wagner-Hebel

s.wagner-hebel@st-georges.lu

Secondary School Office

Mrs Pearce

admin@st-georges.lu

Secondary School Senior Assistant Head Teacher

Mrs Thomas

ks4assisthead@st-georges.lu

Secondary School Assistant Head Teacher

Mr Cooper

ks3assisthead@st-georges.lu

Director of Sixth Form

Ms Moody

dosf@st-georges.lu

Key stage 4 Coordinator

Mr Teale

ksc4@st-georges.lu

Key stage 3 Coordinator

Ms McManus

ksc3@st-georges.lu

Head of English Faculty

Mr Todd

hofeng@st-georges.lu

Head of Science & Maths Faculty

Mr Stenton

hofsci@st-georges.lu

Head of MFL Faculty

Mr Foz

hofmfl@st-georges.lu

Teachers of French and German

Tutors in Years 10 and 11 Tutors in Years 7, 8 and 9 Teachers of English, Drama and EAL Teachers of Science, Maths and ICT

Head of Humanities Faculty

Mr Shaw

hofhum@st-georges.lu

Teachers of History, Geography, Business Studies, Economics, Psychology, Sociology and Media Studies

Music Teacher

Mr Heley

music@st-georges.lu

Peripatetic Lessons

Course Descriptions The secondary school curriculum is comprised of: Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 th

Key Stage 5 (6 form)

Year 7 - 9

11 - 14 years old

Year 10 - 11

14 - 16 years old

National Curriculum i/GCSE

Year 12 - 13

16 - 18 years old

AS/A level

Details of the curriculum for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 are contained in the curriculum guidance books for these Key Stages available to download from our website. All of our schemes of work up to the end of Key Stage 3 are based on the National Curriculum of England and Wales and further details of these schemes can be found on the official website www.education.gov.uk.

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At Key Stage 4 (i/GCSE) and Key Stage 5 (A levels) we use 3 different examination boards, depending on the subject & level. See Examinations (External) for details of the examination awarding bodies that the school is accredited to. Further information on i/GCSE and GCE AS/A Levels can be supplied by the school exams officer admin@st-georges.lu. As a general rule students are not accepted into year 11 from other outside schools, as the i/GCSE courses are a 2 year programme, starting in year 10. Students would be asked to join year 10, regardless of their age.

Daily School Schedule The school day begins at 0820 and ends at 1515. Timings of the day are as follows: Event

Start Time

Finish Time

Registration

8:20

8:25

1

8:25

9:20

2

9:20

10:15

Break

10:15

10:30

3

10:30

11:25

4

11:25

12:20

Lunch

12:20

1:20

Registration

1:20

1:25

5

1:25

2:20

6

2:20

3:15

Students arriving after 8:25am should make sure they inform the secondary office of their arrival. They will be recorded as late.

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Dress Code We expect students to come to school dressed tidily and appropriately for the weather. Students will be outside during all breaks unless the weather conditions are extreme and therefore must be suitably attired all year round! The guidelines for attire are further explained below: clothing and footwear should be comfortable and suitable to the climate. clothing and footwear should be safe for any activity (e.g. flat closed toe shoes for science). girls’ dresses or skirts should be to the knee or below. shorts should be no shorter than mid thigh. provocative clothing is not appropriate for boys or girls – no bare midriff, no underwear showing, no spaghetti strap tops for girls. slogans or designs on clothing should not include offensive or foul language or images. footwear should be suitable for the climate and any school activity – shoes should be flat and flip flops should not be worn. hats, caps or any other head dresses should not be worn in the school buildings unless for religious reasons. make-up and jewellery should be minimal and discreet. in certain lessons students may be asked to fasten their hair back as a health and safety precaution.

Examinations (External) Any student withdrawing from an exam after the entry deadline will be liable for any fees incurred by the school. The school is accredited to 3 examination awarding bodies: Cambridge www.cie.org.uk, Edexcel www.edexcel.com and AQA www.aqa.org.uk.

Expectations of Students Students at St George’s will be expected to: follow the school rules arrive on time to lessons complete all class work hand in homework at the time requested bring equipment appropriate for the lesson follow instructions given by the teacher behave in a reasonable and polite manner to all staff, students and visitors show respect for the opinions and beliefs of others show respect for the working environment conduct themselves around the building in a safe, sensible, manner and show regard to others 21


Homework Homework should consolidate the learning that has taken place in the classroom. Your son/daughter will be more successful if they develop positive attitudes to homework. You can help them by: making sure they have an appropriate place to do their homework checking they know what they have to do showing them you are interested Homework should be completed to the best of a student’s ability and well presented in a manner appropriate to the age of the student. For students in Years 7-11 a homework timetable will be set detailing the days on which your son/daughter should expect to receive different subjects as homework. Homework for Years 10-13 will depend on IGCSE and AS/A level choices but it is expected that class contact time will be equal to home study time. In addition we recommend that each student should read for 30 minutes per evening from varied genres not only for enjoyment and relaxation but to expand their vocabulary and knowledge in order to improve their written and spoken English. Failure to complete homework or miss deadlines will result in a sanction (see Rewards and Sanctions).

ICT At St George’s we are proud of the fact that we have a substantial number of laptops and computers in all of our classrooms, and access to the Internet throughout the whole school. The school has made a large investment, and continues to make a significant investment to maintain the computer services we provide to our students and staff. As users, we are all responsible for the care and maintenance of our computer hardware and software. The use of the school's computers and Internet is a privilege and not a right. For this reason we expect all users to adhere to certain norms that will help preserve our computers in good condition and ensure wise use of our internet resources so they will be available for the use of the whole student body. Below is a list of specific norms that apply to students at St George’s. 1. All students have their own individual card to access school computers in order to ensure security of work stores and level of internet access. Loss of this card will result in a €15 replacement charge. 2. Students should know that St George’s has an ethical commitment to buy the licenses for all the products we make available to the St George’s community. The use of any pirated material is not permitted. St George’s cannot copy material licensed to the school for student’s personal home use. 3. In addition to being responsible for taking care of the computers, any material that is borrowed (Alphasmarts, CDs, cameras, etc.) is the responsibility of the person using this material. All materials must be checked out through established norms, and if the item is lost or broken, it is responsibility of the person who signed the item out to pay for its cost. 4. It is school policy that the use of copyrighted material from the Internet or other sources must be duly credited. 22


5. All users must login and logoff of the computer they are using. No one has permission to use another person’s access card, and login information should be kept private. 6. Internet use is for school purposes only. Students may not download files, listen to or view online streaming content, or play online computer games. 7. Students may access their email accounts only if given teacher permission. 8. Students may not access chat, instant messaging, or send inappropriate messages to other users. 9. Students may not use computers to produce documents that could make fun of others, or illegal documents (for example, false IDs). 10. Users may not execute any program that is not licensed to the school and part of the package installed by St George’s personnel. 11. Each student has a personal login account that gives access to a home directory and folders on the common drive. This storage space is limited, and students should only use it to store school-related work. Students should not store games, photos, music, and/or video files on St George’s computers unless they are specifically related to school projects. 12. It is prohibited for users to access pornographic, hate, violence, or hacker sites. 13. Users may not change any setting on school computers, install programs and uninstall programs on any drive of any computer. 14. Users may not purposefully harm or destroy any equipment or data on the network. 15. The school has the right to monitor all students' access to computer equipment as well as files stored by students' on the school's computer systems. Teachers' logins give them access to all students' home directories. When students break a point of this agreement, depending on the severity, they will be dealt with in the following manner: 1. A verbal/written warning 2. A one-week suspension of the student’s access to the school’s computers. 3. Suspension of the student’s rights until parents have met with the Secondary School Head Teacher. Students will be expected to sign a copy of the ICT terms and conditions that are provided in the ‘Welcome pack’. Please ensure the signed copy is enclosed in the return envelope for the beginning of term.

Lockers Lockers are provided for all secondary students, where they can keep their books, lunch and P.E. kit. Students should also have a small book bag in school, to carry their books around during the day. This bag should always be equipped with their books for 2 lessons, (either side of break times), their pencil case and planner. Students are not allowed go to their lockers during lesson times, only during breaks. They do not need to carry all their books between school and home every day, only what they need for that nights homework. Students are discouraged from carrying heavy bags around the school. Outside bags are not permitted into the science labs, ICT suite, or the music rooms and art studios. Any problems with lockers should be reported to Mrs Wagner-Hebel in the secondary school office at s.wagner-hebel@st-georges.lu.

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Mobile Phones Mobile phones can be used by students before 8:15 and after 15:15. If a student is seen using their phone during the school day it will be confiscated and handed to the Head Teacher, for collection when deemed appropriate.

Music Instrumental lessons at St George’s School A wide variety of instruments are available for the students to learn and are taught by highly qualified teachers and performers from all over the world. Some of our teachers are members of the Orchestra Philharmonie de Luxembourg. Piano – Sue Baumgaertal, Lauriane Lagny Delatour, Jessica Chan, Pete Heley, Lorraine Morris and James Reilly. Flute – Nadine Eder Clarinet – Sebastian Plata Acevedo Saxophones & Violin – Ilze Lejina Trumpet – Heather Ni Trombone & Euphonium, - Leon Ni Violincello – Sehee Kim Drums and Percussion – Chris Hasting & Pino Trono Guitar – Johannes Schier Voice – Clare Thomas Piano lessons last for 30 minutes and all other instruments are 40 minutes in length. Lessons take place throughout the school day and after school. Students taking GCSE, AS and A2 level exams have their lessons during lunchtimes and after school. A student does not need to have any previous experience in playing an instrument to begin taking lessons. Our teachers are all highly qualified and are able to take a student from complete beginner to advanced player, provided the student is enthusiastic and able to spend time in doing the necessary practise needed to play an instrument properly. To help monitor a student’s progress they are encouraged to take instrumental exams from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. These exams are carefully graded going from beginner ‘Prep Tests’ to Advanced player at Grade 8. If a student wishes to continue after Grade 8 then they are able to take external Diploma exams awarded by the Music Colleges in the UK. These exams involve performing of a number of different pieces, scales, aural tests & sight-reading. They are designed to give an indication of the students ability to play their chosen instrument and also their development as a musician. If you would like to discuss any aspect of the instrumental teaching service please contact Pete Heley at music@st-georges.lu.

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Physical Education Students from Years 7-11 travel off-site for P.E. On the days they have P.E., students should bring their P.E. kit with them in a suitable bag. In the interests of hygiene we do not recommend that students wear their P.E. kit to school on P.E. days. P.E. kit Red St George’s T-shirt (available from the school) Black shorts and/or black tracksuit bottoms Black waterproof jacket Trainers with non-marking soles For swimming lessons: Swimsuit (one piece) – girls Swimming shorts – boys Red St George’s swimming hat (available from the school) In the interests of safety, no necklaces, earrings, loose jewellery or watches should be worn. Long hair should be tied back. A medical certificate is required for a prolonged absence of more than one week from P.E. or swimming. For occasional one lesson absence from P.E. a parental letter or a written note in the student’s Journal de Classe / planner would suffice. Replacement P.E. bags, swimming hats and P.E. t-shirts are available from the Purchasing Officer at the admin building every Tuesday from 8:30-9:00am and 3:00-3:30pm at purchasing@st-georges.lu.

Positive Reward System It is important that achievement and good behaviour are rewarded. Subject merits, certificates, house points Students are awarded merits in accordance with subject criteria. Students record the merits in their planners. Three merits results in a certificate, three certificates results in a house point. Students are placed in one of four ‘houses’. Siblings are placed in the same house: Fire (orange) Water (blue) Wind (yellow) Earth (green) Head Teacher’s Commendation This is awarded at the end of term assembly on the basis of any combination of three certificates in different areas. One certificate in three different subjects = KS Heads certificates Three KS Heads = one Head Teacher certificate.

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Sanctions

Outlined below are examples of unacceptable behaviour and sanctions which are available. This is not a tariff, and each case must be dealt with according to its merits. Sanctions will be applied fairly in accordance with the school policies and the Luxembourg law. Minor Incidents These incidents are dealt with by the classroom teacher and include, for example: chewing; not following instructions; incomplete class work; no homework; lack of equipment. Persistent incidents, or incidents of medium severity These incidents must be recorded and passed to Head of Key Stage. Unacceptable behaviour in this category includes: Persistence of minor incidents as above Rudeness to staff Verbally aggressive behaviour to another student Very Serious Incidents These incidents are dealt by the Head Teacher. They include: Persistence of the above Harassment Fighting Bringing an offensive weapon to school (laser pens, knives, pellet guns, fireworks, this list is not exhaustive) Involvement with drugs or alcohol Physical aggression to a member of staff

Sanctions Behaviour Alcohol/Illegal Drugs/offensive Weapons Violence Obscene Language Defiance/Disrespect Theft Bullying/E-Bullying Vandalism Smoking Truancy Classroom Disruption Lateness

Sanctions Parental Meeting Internal Exclusion Fixed Term Exclusion

Official detention Internal Exclusion Fixed Term Exclusion Lunchtime Detention Official detention for repeated offences x 3 per week Three times per ½ term = lunchtime detention Three times per week = official detention

Electronic Equipment/Mobile Phone

Confiscate for the day or longer as appropriate

Dress Code/Jewellery

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School Council St George’s Secondary School Council is an elected body of students, taken from each year group who become the student ‘voice’, representing the views of their peers to the teachers and school management team. Each tutor group elects 1 or 2 students each year. School Council members organise student social events in school, as well as raising funds for charity projects throughout the year. The present members took part in the interviewing process for our new school Principal, taking part in a question and answer session for all the candidates. Being a member of the School Council nurtures students’ debating and team building skills and encourages positive behaviour; it also promotes student achievements in competitions and pays tribute to students representing the school in music, sport and debating, at a national and international level. Under the supervision of the School Council coordinator, weekly meetings are held over lunch, to discuss ideas in a friendly social environment.

Standardised Testing – MidYis, Yellis, ALIS Students undertake standardised tests in the different Key Stages at St George’s. KS3 (Y7-9) – MidYIS (Middle Years Information System) KS4 (Y10-11) – Yellis (Year Eleven Information System) KS5 (Y12-13) – ALIS (A Level Information System) These are aptitude tests organised by Durham University in the UK and the results provided are standardised against national samples. The tests normally take place in the summer/autumn term for each year group. The results provide the school with an indication of individual potential that we use for target setting in KS3, GCSE and A-level and also assist our internal systems of monitoring and tracking student progress.

Trips: Day and Residential All secondary students receive a week’s residential trip as part of their learning experience. For Key Stage 3 these residential trips have broad curriculum content developing the student’s out of classroom skills and focus on team building and independence. They are often sports based. At Key Stages 4 and 5 the content is geared more towards subject areas and in the past students have visited London, Paris, Lille, Berlin, Florence, Venice, Barcelona & Amsterdam. The destinations of residential trips may be subject to change, depending on the nature of the cohort each year. The student staff ratio for residential trips for all Key Stages is 1:10. The trips are always run and supervised by qualified teaching staff.

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Year group 7

Location

Curriculum content

12

Science (Astronaut training camp) P.E. and Sports activities Language development – German Skiing, snowboarding other outdoor activities Language development – French Year group is split depending on option choices GCSE P.E. students join the year 9 skiing trip All other students will visit Vienna Austria or Berlin Germany, for art, history, psychology & German language development (on a 2 year location rotation) London or other Has a cultural bias with art, drama & European City music. Will sometimes have a History & Geography content and some outdoor activities Echternach Bonding, team building, outdoor activities

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European City

8 9 10

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Space Camp Belgium Austria (Maria Zell) Vosges France

Cultural bias trip

When December (Autumn term) July (summer term) January (spring term) March (spring term)

June / July (end of the summer term) After the iGCSE exams September / October (Autumn term) June / July (end of summer term)

Details of these residential trips will be circulated in advance with the necessary permission slips. Parents need to request an “Autorisation Parentale” from their commune and give it to the class teacher for any trip. This form is to allow St George’s, as a school, to take responsibility for the students (those under 18 years of age) whilst on a trip out of Luxembourg. Parents who sign the consent form and then withdraw their son/daughter from the trip will be billed by the school for the full cost of the trip. These forms and photocopies of passports or ID cards should be returned promptly by the due date. Failure to return these forms will result in the student not being able to participate. All students are expected to attend these residential trips and always find them a rewarding experience; however inappropriate behaviour on a trip may result in a student being sent home immediately. In such cases the additional cost will be borne by the parents, who may be required to bring back the student at their own expense.

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APPENDIX I – APPLICATION FOR ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP I / We the undersigned wish to apply to the Board of Governors to be given associate membership of the St George’s International School Luxembourg ASBL. Full Name

Full Name

Address

Address

Tel No.

Tel No.

Signature

Signature

Date

Date

Name of child / children in school

The completed form should be sent to the School's Reception Desk.

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APPENDIX II – STAFF LIST (Correct as of 7th August 2013) Whole School Administration Position

Name

School Principal

Dr C. Barkei

Secondary Class/Position

Teacher

Head Teacher (Secondary)

Mr M. Fleet

Senior Assistant Head (KS4)

Mrs C. Thomas

Assistant Head (KS3)

Mr G. Cooper

Art

Mrs E. Jones

Art

Mrs C. Thomas

Business Studies / Economics

Mr M. Fleet

Business Studies / Economics

Mrs D. Radcliffe

Business Studies / Economics

Mr J. Mulrennan

EAL / German

Mrs B. Wilcock

English

Mrs K. Kraus

English

Mrs P. Rigby

English / Drama

Mr R. Todd – Head of Faculty English

English

Ms L. White – G&T Co-ordinator

English / Support Services

Ms A. Jellinghaus

French

Mme C. André-Bewig

French, German

Mr M. Foz – Head of Faculty MFL

French / P.E.

Mr C. Thomas

History / Geography

Mr R. Shaw – Head of Faculty Humanities

Geography

Mr J. Teale – KS4 Co-ordinator

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History

Mr S. Kennedy – Mérite Jeunesse

ICT / Media Studies / P.E.

Mrs M. Schwarz – ASDAN Co-ordinator

Laboratory Technician

Mrs M. Crowther

Mathematics

Mrs T. Pollard

Mathematics

Mr L. Diver

Mathematics / ICT

Mrs T. Mawhinney

Mathematics / Library

Mrs A. Rue

German

Mrs B. Michlmayr – Yearbook Co-ordinator

German

Mrs C. Pereira

Music

Mr P. Heley

Music

Mr J. Reilly

P.E.

Mr G. Cooper – Assistant Head (KS3)

Science (Biology)

Mr O. Beck

Science (Chemistry)

Ms J. McManus – Key Stage 3 Co-ordinator

Science (Physics)

Mr M. Stenton – Head of Faculty Maths / Science and Timetabler

Science

Ms A. Lennie – Student Council Co-ordinator

Sociology / Psychology

Ms J. Moody – Director of Sixth Form

Teaching Assistant

Mrs S. Cooper

Teaching Assistant

Mr J. Wilson

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Whole School Position

Name

AEN

Mr A. Robertson (Educational Consultant) / Mrs P. Charlton

Instrumental Lessons

Mrs S. Baumgaertel / Mrs J. Dunster / Mrs L. Lagny-Delatour / Mr J. Schier / Mrs C. Thomas

Instrumental Lessons (External Teachers)

Mrs N. Eder / Mr C. Hastings / Mrs S. Kim / Ms I. Lejina / Mrs H. Ni

Administration Position

Name

Admissions Officer

Mrs K. Tranter

Billing Officer

Mrs B. Dubuisson

Caretakers

Mr A. Baumann / Mr R. Colling

Clubs Secretary / Room Allocation

Ms C. Thomas

Data Manager

Mrs L. Kramer

Finance Manager

Mrs E. Kruten

HR Assistant / Financial Controller

Mrs I. Bargache

IT System Administrator

Mr O. Heinz

Project Development Manager

Mrs B. Pomiès

Purchasing Officer

Mrs D. Roberts

Reception Desk

Mrs J. Crisp

School Nurses

Mrs F. Ramage / Mrs N. Ross

Secondary Secretary / PA to Head Teacher (Secondary)

Mrs S. Wagner-Hebel

Secondary Secretary Exams Secretary

Mrs M. Pearce

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APPENDIX III – REQUEST FOR SCHOOL TO ADMINISTER MEDICATION The school will not give your son/daughter any medication unless you complete and sign this form, and the nurse has agreed that she will administer it. DETAILS OF PUPIL: Name:

Date of Birth:

Class:

Address:

CONDITION/ILLNESS: MEDICATION DETAILS: Name of medication (as on container): Duration of medication (how long will your son/daughter take this medication): Date medication dispensed: Dosage and method:

Timing of medication:

Special precautions: EMERGENCY CONTACT DETAILS: Name:

Relationship to Pupil:

Daytime telephone no: Signature:

Date:

TO BE COMPLETED BY THE SCHOOL: I agree that

will receive

everyday at

. Will be given/supervised whilst he/she takes their medication by This agreement will continue until: Signature:

Date:

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APPENDIX IV – SCHOOL SUPPLIES All key stage 3/4/5 (Year 7-13 students) will need to have the following equipment. This is a basic list and subject teachers may on occasion ask for other items to be provided. (Legend: KS3 = Y7/8/9, KS4= Y 10/11, KS5 = Y12/13) All students: Pencil case 1x Fountain Pen (blue or black ink) Black or Blue biro pens 2x HB pencils 4x coloured hi-lighter pens Good quality erasers (1x ink, 1x pencil) Pencil sharpener (with shavings catcher) 15cm ruler marked in cm and mm 30cm ruler Concise Oxford English dictionary KS3 students: 1x set of coloured pencils (10 or 12 colours) 1x pair of compasses, a protractor 2x set squares (30°, 45°) Pritt (glue) stick French dictionary German dictionary Philips Modern School Atlas 95th revised edition (paperback) ISBN 0-540-08746-7 This is ideal for home use for all KS3 students and Geography students KS4 & KS5 A set of oil pastels for art work The Art Book – Phaidon publishers ISBN 07148 36257 (KS3 and Art students KS4 & KS5) 1x 4B or 6B pencil (for drawing/sketching) Calculator (see below) KS4 students: 1 standard A4 ring binder (5cm wide) with a set of 10 dividers 1 standard A4 ring binder (Business/Economics students only) Geography & Art students see KS3 students above Maths students see Calculators below KS5 students: A4 ring binder for each subject A4 ream of lined paper – one or 2 pads per year (ream is 200 sheet pad) Maths students see Calculators below Calculators: All students in KS3 and KS4 need to have a scientific calculator. If buying a new model please ask your class teacher for advice. KS5 students can order suitable calculators through the Mathematics Department.

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For P.E. lessons: Red St George’s T-shirt (available from the school) Black shorts Black tracksuit bottoms Black waterproof jacket Trainers with non-marking soles For swimming lessons: Swimsuit (one piece) - girls Swimming shorts – boys Red St George’s swimming hat (available from the school) Swimming goggles Towel Please remember that it is the student’s responsibility to come to each class fully equipped.

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Bus Route 4: Itzig


APPENDIX VI – BUS CONTRACT

S econda ry Bu s C on tra ct Recognising that using school transport should be both a safe and pleasant experience for everyone on the bus, I agree to observe the School Transport Regulations: remain seated. wear seatbelt. be reasonably quiet. respect the property of the bus company. behave as directed by the driver or the bus monitor. I understand that failure to observe the above points may result in temporary or permanent suspension of the bus service. Repeated disregard of bus regulations will result in permanent suspension of service. Student …………………………………………… Form ………… Bus route number …………………………………… Start date ………… Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

AM

Pick Up stop

PM

Drop Off stop

Student signature ………………………… Parent/Guardian signature …………………… Date ……………………………………

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21

22

23

24

25

28

29

30

31

School closed (Ascension)

June 2014 S

April 7 – 21

May 1

May 2014

December 2013 M

F

31

30

M

T

W

T

F

S

1

S

1

June 9 – 13

Half-term holiday

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

December 23 – Jan 3

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

Christmas holiday

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

June 23

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

School closed (Lux. National Day)

30

January 2014 M

T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

M

T

M

December 23 – Jan 3

Christmas holiday

T

W

T

F

S

S

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

M

T

February 2014 W

T

F

Last day of school 12:00pm dismissal for all students Staff inset (pm)

August 2014

S

S

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

School closed

July 18

July 2014

February 17 – 21

Half-term holiday

W

T

F

S

1

2

S

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

Early dismissal (see calendar)

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