Summary of the Primary School Council held on 21-05-2021
Link to the full CR in French
English Summary of the Primary School Council :
Assessment of the 2020/2021 school year:
– On the pedagogical front: The teaching team has worked hard to propose projects despite the constraints imposed by the Covid-19 situation. In the absence of a school festival, 15 classes will participate in a digital version of it on June 30.
– On the enrollment front: The school year ends with the same number of students as at the start of the 2020 school year: 831, a decrease of 9% compared to the number of students expected in June 2020.
– Concerning the staff: it should be noted that internal training classes have been focusing on the use of pedagogy-related digital tools.
Preparation for the start of the 2021 school year:
– The same number of students is expected as with this year: 830 students, or 24.4 per class in elementary school.
– The bilingual section selection commission will be held in mid-June. To date, the number of available seats are MS: 25; GS: 2; CP: 25; CE1: 7; CE2: 2; CM1: 2; CM2: 0.
The ONE Connect online tool will be abandoned in favor of solutions used in secondary school (Pronote & Google Suite).
Modifications to the internal regulations (Primary side) and the library’s regulation have been proposed: they concern in particular toilet training readiness in PS, the use of cell phones and for the library, its opening hours as well as the possibility of borrowing books in any language available.
Main answers to questions:
- There was no purchase of LFI Tokyo polo shirts this year as the outings were canceled. The Administration is also considering not systematically providing a T-shirt and a polo shirt every year in order to reduce waste.
- Concerning the bus and canteen staff, should parents have any remark or concern, they can address them to respectively email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
- With regards to the support of multilingual children, parents can ask the class teacher for advice. A document on the guidance of allophone children written by the kindergarten team could be used as the base to create a more general document on the schooling of multilingual pupils.
- The use of digital tools is an integral part of the National Education programs, it is an institutional obligation and not a choice for each teacher to make. Discovering these tools with the teacher also allows for learning about the potential risks and how to mitigate them.
- Concerning the introduction to programming, all teachers have followed an internal training course during the year. The software Scratch is in use (National Education Program is joined in its entirety in the French meeting minutes).