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Purchase Secondary Year Books Online

Purchase Secondary Year Books Online

The Parents’ Association is supporting secondary students by offering an easy way to pay for your secondary year book on the PA website for a limited time. You can purchase them using iDeal or credit card by clicking on the image below.  You can also pre order and pay cash in person June 3 – 17 in the front entrance during lunch.

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Important Pick Up Information

All year books will be available for pick up 18 June – 2 July in the main entrance of the Aula during the big break.

For more information contact the Secondary Year Book Committee.

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Host Family Needed for Female Secondary Student

Host Family Needed for Female Secondary Student

We have received a request from the European School of Brussels for a student exchange. We are looking for a host family for a female S5 student from September 2019  through the December holidays. She speaks French, Dutchand English.

For more information about the 2019 European School Student Exchange Programme or this student, please contact Alex Gijlstra.

Host Family Testimonials

We had the possibility of hosting an Italian student from the school of Varese for 3 weeks, thanks to the European Schools Exchange Program, promoted by the system of the European Schools.
It was a great experience in every sense but above all, having two daughters of about the same age of our guest, it was very positive for them to spend time with someone who spoke the same mother tongue (not so frequent here, apart with the parents), come into direct contact with  ‘Italy” through a new friend and realize that they have many things in common. They felt linked not only by speaking the same language but also by the fact of being ‘European’. This happens thanks to the type of school they attend and we take the opportunity to thanks the PAC of the ESB to organize this so well and efficiently.
I warmly recommend this experience to all the families whose children do not have a language section  in our school.


We had an exchange student from the European School in Varese. I found the experience very nice and it gave a happy atmosphere to our house.  I loved to have someone who was able to speak my same mother tongue also and especially at school, in which my Italian classes are a bit lonely, me being the only one in the class. However not only because of these classes was it nice to have someone who spoke Italian at school because, in a way, it feels like you know someone better if you speak the same language, you listen to the same songs, and you are only seven months of difference. It was special to have her, and I will never forget this experience. It kind of felt like having a twin, which, I can promise you, is really unique.



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Thank you for your support.  Euromarkt 2019.

Thank you for your support. Euromarkt 2019.

Thank you all for attending, supporting, volunteering, cooking, making, sharing, donating and spending at this year’s Euromarkt! 

It was a great team effort. We really appreciate all your support – which makes it possible for us to support the school & students in the future as well.

Many thanks to each of the culinary tables! We are so grateful that you are willing to spend your time, incredible cooking talents and food with all of us. The food was served with a friendly smile and you all made it a great day. Thank you so much for your delicious contributions and hard work!

Thank you to all the parents, students and friends, who volunteered their time and skills for everything from set up to clean up and organisation of both Gameland and the Bookenmarkt. We had many interesting activities and places for our visitors to visit this year as well.
A huge thank you to the PA members Nicole Gotthold and Angela Godwin for organising the event and keeping it all together!
Thank you to the dedicated school teachers and administration for their continued support and help – and for making the students’ work visible in the many exhibitions. A special thank to Siberian Oxygen and their cellist Steve Lewis for their great performance and lovely music. Thank you the Plastimoble, who also donated their presence in our school!
It was easy to see and feel what a great school community we have at ESB!

Finally a big thank you to our community partners who donated goods, services and sponsored our event program. Their donations lower expenses so more money goes directly to the PA Community Fund. Please join us in thanking our event sponsors! 


On behalf of the PA Committee,

Tina Eriksen,
PA Chairperson

Program Sponsors

Event Sponsors

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Plan Your Visit: Euromarkt Event Schedule

Plan Your Visit: Euromarkt Event Schedule

Live Music & Dance

Culinaire Markt Stage

11:00 DJ
13:30 African Gospel Group
14:30 DJ

Aula Stage

12:00 Siberian Oxygen
12:45 African Gospel Group
13:15 Siberian Oxygen


About Siberian Oxygen

Come see our ESB Director, Steve Lewis and his band, Siberian Oxygen. Siberian Oxygen mainly perform their own music, and some covers. Their music is atmospheric and inspired by musicians such as Damien Rice and Leonard Cohen. At Euromarkt they will do two full sets – come along and listen for a while, or stay for the whole performance!

Game Land

Primary Playground
11:00 – 16:00

Do you have a steady hand to beat the buzzer? Do you want to be a butterfly, princess or super-hero for the day? Are you the next Van Gogh or Rembrandt?

 Join us in Gameland at Euromarkt in the primary playground for plenty of games, bouncing fun on the inflatable, face-painting and participate in the art competition.

Oh and did we mention there are lots of prizes to be won too? Gamecards can be purchased in Gameland so don`t forget to buy your tokens at the main entrance.

 All day fun and laughter starts at 11am so don`t be late! For questions or to help out, contact our events team.

To volunteer to help, sign up on our volunteer dashboard.

Culinary Food Tables

Each year the Culinaire Markt, (Food Tables) are a focal point of Euromarkt. Parents representing cultures from all around the world come together to celebrate their food with the rest of the school community, while raising funds for school pupils. Enjoy homemade, authentic cuisine from more than 12 countries. Read more about what to expect this year.

Green Plastimobile

Fun Reuse Workshops
11:00 – 16:00

Plastimobile is a mobile workshop that recycles plastics to create new plastic objects. It is an educational tool on plastics recycling as well as a teaching device on science, technology and chemistry. Learn more about Plastimobile on their website. 

Learn About ESB

School Tours
14:30 – 16:00

Come and see the school with Director, Steve Lewis. Tours will run continually during this time.


Classroom Exhibitions
11:00 – 16:00

See the talents and learnings of our pupils through a series of exhibitions from both the primary and secondary schools.

Event Map

Event Sponsors

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Message from InterParents: Citizens’ Rights – UK nationals in the EU Policy Paper Published

Message from InterParents: Citizens’ Rights – UK nationals in the EU Policy Paper Published

Dear Parents,

As discussed here is the link to the UK Government announcement. In summary, the section on education provides that UK nationals living in the EEA or Switzerland, who wish to study in the UK, will be eligible for home fee status and student support from Student Finance England, along with access to Further Education 19+ funding for courses and apprenticeships. This is available in England starting up to seven years from exit day in the event of a no deal or the end of the Implementation Period in the event of a deal. These undertakings apply to relevant family members, for example, children holding UK nationality born in the EEA or Switzerland to those UK nationals who have moved there from England.

Best wishes,


About InterParents

The European School Parents’ Association is a member of the umbrella Parents’ Association, InterParents.

  • the umbrella association for the Parent Associations of the European Schools
  • the ‘voice of parents’ on all aspects of governance of the European School System
  • the officially recognised representative of parents of all pupils in the European Schools in the Board of Governors – BoG (Conseil Superieur – CS) of the European Schools, in its subsidiary committees and its preparatory working groups
  • an organisation powered by volunteers who are nominated by their local associations

Read more about InterParents and the complete history of recent communications released by InterParents here.

Nicole GottholdMessage from InterParents: Citizens’ Rights – UK nationals in the EU Policy Paper Published
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