Kari Kivinen

Summary of the discussions at the latest meeting of administrative Board

As Raoul Precht had pointed out to me, the document from the Working Group (WG) on the organisation of studies in the European Schools' secondary cycle had been put on the agenda mainly for information. Some interesting ideas, such as abolishing ICT as a separate subject and instead introduce requirements to mainstream it into the teaching of all other subjects, were briefly discussed in the meeting. For me, the most worrying thing in the document is the recommendation to "reexamine" the definition of "language sections" (recommendation 4 in the report), which Kivinen also repeated in the meeting. This represents a potential challenge to one the founding principles of the European Schools.

Low registration and transferrals out of European School Mamer

The rate of registration of new children to European school Lux II is so low that the school now wants to radically change the rules of registration, ‘forcing parents with kids in the DE, FR and EN sections to send their kids to Lux II, except in certain circumstances.’

European School Complaints Board denies discrimination – Black is White

As predicted, the European School Complaints Board has delivered a cowardly and intellectually dishonest decision in our discrimination case. It claims that it is not less favourable to have one’s children registered at Lux II rather than Lux I....

Dramatic enrollment changes in attempt to prop up failing European school Mamer

A new joint enrolment policy adopted yesterday we are forcing parents with kids in the DE, FR and EN sections to send their kids to Lux II. An increase of fees of 20% for the new category 3 pupils is coming in September.

Answer from Kari Kivinen The Secretary-General of the European Schools

RECOURS ADMINISTRATIF Maître, Vos clients sont des parents d'élèves d'enfants inscrits à l'Ecole européenne de Luxembourg Il qui les accueillera dans ses nouveaux locaux à Marner à partir de la rentrée de septembre 2012. Ils ont introduit par votre intermédiaire un...

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