LFI Tokyo School Council summary
Dear FLT Members,
The 1st school council (Conseil d’établissement) was held on November 13th.
Four parents representatives were presents. The new CE’s rules and regulations have been adopted by everyone. The school management has asked to add the possibility of voting by proxy.
The teachers and parents representatives have opposed to this proposition for fear of a higher ratio of absenteeism to the meetings.
- About the school project to be implemented for 3 years, starting from 2018.
We were asked to come up with 3 main entries on which to build the new school project. In order to do so, your association organized 3 meetings and a questionnaire.
We would like to thank you all of you who came to the meetings with all of your amazing ideas and also the parents who took the time to fill out the questionnaire- we received 120 invaluable feed-backs!!!
We could come up with 3 main axes to present to the meeting :
1- One school, one living space.
2- A school to prepare the children to live in today and tomorrow’s society.
3- A school that offers equal opportunities for everyone to succeed.
We are delighted to see that the 3 axes chosen by the council include highlights from our suggestions as parents.
|SUGGESTIONS FOR THE SCHOOL PROJECT 2018-2021: AN ECO-FRIENDLY SCHOOL|
|1.||LEARNING HOW TO LIVE TOGETHER IN HARMONY|
|2.||TO REINFORCE FRENCH WITHIN A MULTILINGUAL AND PLURICULTURAL ENVIRONNEMENT|
|3.||TO PREPARE THE STUDENTS FOR TODAY’S AND TOMORROW’S SOCIETY|
A meeting will take place on Monday, 8th of January 2018 to work on and develop these 3 main axes. Teachers, parents and all of the school staff will work together on that day to offer a finished and detailed school project for 2018-2021.
Please note that on this day, the school will be closed and classes will resume as usual on Tuesday, 9th of January 2018.
- The teachers representatives sent a motion to the AEFE (Association des établissements français de l’étranger, in charge of all the French school’s network worldwide) in order to protest against
1- the announced AEFE’s budget cuts.
2- the teachers workforce reduction within the AEFE’s network. (Cuts impacting permanent teachers and expatriate teachers)
- About the estimated student growth
- 2017-2018 : 1317 students.
- 2018-2019 : 1355 students. (+38 estimated students.)
Regarding the 2018-2019 school year, to accommodate the demand of a growing number of students, the school board is considering the opening of 1 (one) new class for the elementary level, the opening of 2 (two) new classes at the secondary level.
The school staff, the students and the parents have approved the opening of a new permanent teacher position.
The school board has voted against.
Result of the vote : 9 pro the opening / 5 con.
- About the opening window of the school library
The LFI Tokyo is considering opening the facility during lunch break and also to provide an easier access on Wednesday and Friday afternoon.
Questions asked during the CE by your FLT-Fapee representatives.
- About the 3,000Y donation (the box you had to tick/deselect in the Espace parent)
The school wishes to keep that box you had to tick or unselect in the Espace parent. Reason given : the incentive effect.
You shall soon receive an email from school informing about the total amount of the money raised through this 3,000Y donation. (Around 1M yens.)
How will my donation be used? The money you chose to donate (or not) will provide funds to the school social fund that helps families in need of a punctual financial aid for extracurricular activities. (Such as school trips.)
Please bear in mind that you are entitled anytime to ask for this emergency help and that your representatives attend the special commission that will decide whether or not you will be granted this help.
- About the DNB (diplôme national du brevet) graduation ceremony
This ceremony will be held on Monday, December 18th, under the patronage of Monsieur l’Ambassadeur de France. Graduates parents are kindly invited to the ceremony.
- Chinese language program at the LFI Tokyo.
We were told by the direction that such a program is under consideration.
- Regarding the waiting lists for the school buses.
10 elementary students are still on waiting list (Yoyogi, Shuto, Gotanda, Aoyama and Prime square lines.)
- About the LFI Tokyo’s polo shirts and sweaters.
(Billed within the school general fees, given to your children at the beginning of each school year.)
The school told us they can’t be sold separately.
Should you have any (unused) leftovers, you may want to bring them to the Vie Scolaire where they will be stored until the following school year.
- About the teachers leaves of absence.
We asked if, through the use of the platform Pronote, the school could/would kindly inform the parents on how the students will spend this “free” time.
Eg. a substitute teacher will take over the class/classes, the students will be given a written test, will be sent to study by themselves or that the class/classes will be covered by a colleague.
The school said that this question had already been debated and answered during a previous council (CSD- conseil du 2nd degré). They didn’t feel the need to comment any further.