Proposal for new balanced timetable

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Proposal for new timetable for European school Luxembourg 2 for school year 2016-2017

School Timetable ProposalMaternell:

  • Monday – Friday from 9.00 to 14.00

Primary:

  • Monday and Wednesday from from 9.00 to 16.30,
  • Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.00 to 14.00.

Secondary:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday from from 9.00 to 16.30,
  • Tuesday and Thursday from 9.00 to 14.00.

Benefits of proposed timetable:

The healthy, safety, and equity benefits to starting at times more in sync with the sleep needs of students are irrefutable.

Benefits include:

  • Improved alertness, memory, attention, and cognitive processing skills.
  • Improved academic performance that may be twice as great in disadvantaged students
  • Reduced tardiness, truancy, and drop-out rates
  • More sleep per night and reduced fatigue
  • Reduced depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors
  • Improved athletic performance
  • Reduced risk of obesity, eating disorders, and diabetes
  • Improved mood and impulse control
  • Stronger immune system
  • Reduced risk of stimulant and other substance abuse, and high-risk health behaviors especially during early unsupervised hours in the afternoon.
  • Reduced delinquency
  • Increased visibility during commutes to school
  • Long-term economic benefit. A recent report published by the Brookings Institution predicts that starting high schools one hour later would result in roughly $17,500 in increased future earnings per student in present value – a benefit:cost ratio of at least 9:1.

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  1. I have to share this:

    “The evidence is clearly mounting both in terms of understanding the repercussions that chronic sleep loss has on the health, safety and performance of adolescents, and there is also really solid compelling data supporting the fact that delaying school start times is a very important intervention that can mitigate some of the impact of sleep loss,” says Dr. Judith Owens, director of sleep medicine at Children’s National Medical Center.

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Aim of the European Schools

Educated side by side, untroubled from infancy by divisive prejudices, acquainted with all that is great and good in the different cultures, it will be borne in upon them as they mature that they belong together. Without ceasing to look to their own lands with love and pride, they will become in mind Europeans, schooled and ready to complete and consolidate the work of their fathers before them, to bring into being a united and thriving Europe.

Marcel Decombis, Head of European School, Luxembourg between 1953 and 1960