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Here you can read the latest news from APE, the Parents' Association of the European School.
Please consult also the FAQ about the APE-EES.

Latest news and upcoming events

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Plants for all the classrooms

16 February 2023


The APE puts a touch of green into each classroom of the school, as well as offices of the administration and teachers’ lounge.

Yet to arrive are bigger trees/plants for the common areas such as hall and Aula. Every class has thereby “adopted” a “plant pet” and it will be their shared responsibility to take care of it.

Ahead of schedule, we wish you a happy spring!

Winter holidays

7 December 2023

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The winter holidays are fast aproaching. 

Yesterday we decorated the entrance of the school. 

Here is a short video from the event:

Come join us at the Green Winter Market on the 20th of December!

Your APE-EES Go-Green and Events Group

Christmas Tree Decoration Workshop

20 November 2023


The APE is inviting all children to get creative and take part in our NEW  Christmas Tree Decoration Workshop, organised by our APE-GO-Green & Events Group member, Tamara.

The idea is to create different matching yet personalised decorations, which the children will then decorate one of the Christmas Trees at school with. The date for the decoration is foreseen for 6th Dec at 12:30pm.

The next Christmas Tree Decoration Workshops will take place on:
Wednesdays - 22 Nov & 29 Nov from 14:30 - 16:30 in one of the Périscolaire rooms. 

Please contact Nevena or the Périscolaire if you would like to take part. 

Happy Crafting 🙂
Your APE-EES Go-Green & Events Group

DIWALI - Festival of lights

16 November 2023

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The APE would like to celebrate Diwali with you, so please come discover this beautiful, peaceful festival of lights in these dark days of the year. 


As this event is partly organised by the GoGreen group of the APEplease bring your own plate and forks, should you wish to have a little taste of India.  

Alongside the Diwali celebration you'll be able to discover some of the projects of the Ufcv through exhibitions and chats with the Ufcv team.


We hope to see you Friday 24 November from 4 to 7PM


Your APE-EES Events Team

Reminder for the 2nd bicycle self-repair workshop scheduled for Thursday, November 23

15 November 2023


The APE held its first bicycle self-repair workshop for students who cycle to school, despite the recent drop in temperatures.


The next one will be held with our partner Velostation on Thursday 23 Nov, outside the school between 3pm and 5pm.


Spread the word!


7 november 2023

Students Chatting

Dear S5-S7 Parents & Students, 

Please find in your emails our INVITATION to the first 'APE-EES GUEST TALK' evening with & as a great opportunity to learn about further interesting options of STUDYING ABROAD, especially in the US, UK, AUS, NZ & IRL, but also worlwide.

Please sign up quickly as we have limited spaces. 

Hope to see you there.!

Your APE-EES Events Team

Ateliers vélo - Bike workshops

19 October 2023


Dear parents,

The APE invites you to 2 bike self-repair workshops on Tuesday 14 November and Thursday 23 November from 3pm to 5pm, in front of the school's main entrance.

The idea is to teach cyclists how to understand the mechanics of their bikes and become self-sufficient in dealing with the most common breakdowns. This is not a repair service. Let's all work together to ensure that students learn how to keep their bikes in good condition, for the safety of everyone and for the sustainable use of bicycles.

Our partner for this initiative is Velostation. Further workshops will be offered in spring 2024.

Thank you,


Hommage Dominique Bernard

16 October 2023


The Parents' Association of the European School of Strasbourg (APE-EES) extends its deepest condolences to the family of Dominique Bernard and its heartfelt sympathy to all victims of the attack. We would also like to express our solidarity and support to all the teachers, students, parents and staff of the school.

The APE-EES would also like to pay tribute to the memory of Samuel Paty, who was murdered in similar circumstances just 3 years ago.

Today, our thoughts are with everyone (teachers, school management, support and healthcare staff, parents) who invest so much time and effort in our school each and every day.

Our children are our future. Let's work together to protect our schools and help shape the citizens of tomorrow.

Thank you for your vote!

13 October 2023

Many thanks to all for participating in the first ever digital election to the Governing Board of the EES.

We are pleased to note that since 2020 the turnout is steadily increasing, and now reached 496 votes!

Looking forward to an even better election in 2024!


11 October 2023

Go Vote Flyers

Dear parents,

This year’s election of parents’ representatives to the School’s Governing Board is ELECTRONIC. It means that your child will not bring you the ballot to fill out and put in the ballot box but you will vote ONLINE. It’s a big change, please follow carefully the instructions in communication from School.

From 9 to 13 October 2023, parents of the European School will elect their representatives on the school board (Conseil d'administration-CA). They have 7 seats on the School Board (approximately ¼ of all seats).

7 parents from the members elected at the General Assembly will defend your interests on all issues discussed at meetings of the school Board such as:

  • After-school services

  • European education

  • Relations with the school and its partners

  • Dialogue with class representatives

  • European projects, student exchange programmes

  • Events and parties

  • Environment

The European school board is composed of representatives from:

- School management

- European institutions contributing to the school's budget: Parliament, Ombudsman, Eulisa

- CEA (Communauté européenne d'Alsace)

- City of Strasbourg

- Strasbourg Rectorate

- Parents

- Teaching staff

- Non-teaching staff

- Students


Why vote? an association supported by its members will be in a stronger position to defend your interests, follow through on issues that you raise with us and seek out solutions in cooperation with school management.

The more votes the association has, the greater its legitimacy.


How do I vote ? By selecting the complete list from the electronic vote.

It is not possible to select individual candidates from the list: you can only vote for entire list, 7 full members and 7 substitute members (14 people in total).

The Back2School Get2gether on Friday 6 October from 5PM

26 September 2023

Outdoor Family Day

The Back2School Get2gether on Friday 6 October from 5PM takes place in
the Apollonia Garden, and there will be FUN and ACTIVITIES for the children on the
opposite parking lot, supervised by the UFCV animators allowing for adults to converse, eat and drink (and be merry) enjoying everything good from B'Art’s Café.


As with previous years, we have invited the UFCV staff to come join us so this will be
the perfect occasion to meet the European School team. This year, the APE-EES has
extended the invitation to also include teachers and school admin teams, so
encourage your teacher(s) to come along.


Finally, the newly elected 20 APE-EES board members will be present and able to answer any questions you might have, so do join us and let’s have a great autumnal garden party all together.

General Assembly of APE-EES

22 September 2023

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Thursday 21 September 6PM was held the General Assembly of the parents’ association of the school. For the third year running, (since the pandemic) the turnout was higher than 50 members and for the third year running, the board of the APE (20 member strong) had more candidates than it had empty seats to fill. This is a positive sign. The new Director of the school, Mr Aubry and his administrative team also came to address the assembly, which was a moment of very interesting information sharing and insights into the functioning of the school.

We now have a fresh board with 9 newly elected members, 4 re-elected members and 7 starting their second year of their mandate. On behalf of this newly composed board, I’d like to say a big thank you to all members who sent along their proxies, but even more so to those who came, listened, and socialized afterwards. It is a very important day for the legal functioning of the APE and ultimately therefore also for you as a member.

With gratitude and congrats to the newly elected board.

See you on 6 October at the Back2school Get2gether in the Apollonia gardens.

Join the Board of APE-EES

We are always looking for motivated, energetic parents with some spare time to join the APE-EES board and our various working groups. 

Please fill out the form and join us on Thursday, the 21st of September at 18:00 for the General Assembly in the Aula where the new board will be chosen from the members of APE-EES.

If you are unable to attend the General Assembly, you can sign a proxy by printing and filling in this form. Each attending member can have up to three proxies. 

11 September 2023

Welcome back to school!

Happy first day at school!

Every morning of the first School week the APE will be waiting for you with coffee and croissants in front of the School, from 8:00 to 8:30. Just stop by and chat with us!


Have a great year ahead!

Click here for more information about the school year in zone B. 

4 September 2023

First Kermesse since 2019

A big thank you to everyone who came and supported this first Kermesse since 2019

With 860 registered adults and children, this has been a real success.

And a big thank you to all our volunteer helpers, especially the young students of secondary who we could not have manned our stalls without

4 July 2023

Please, join us... the APE-EES is recruiting!

We are always looking for motivated, energetic parents with some spare time to join the APE-EES and our various working groups, which are:

  • Web design / Online content editors

    • Web IT knowledge - Steering and deployment of technical developments, interaction in French if developments are outsourced. Occasional publication of APE-EES news​

  • Communication

  • Go-Green

  • Events

  • Admin / Finance

  • After school (periscolaire)

So if you feel you can help with or are interested in any of the above, please contact us and filling in the candidate's form.

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