Category lll: Nursery cycle 3, They provide children with a multilingual and multicultural education. The schools follow a specific curriculum and offer the European Baccalaureate diploma. Pedagogical approach: Our vision for learning puts exploration and inquiry at the forefront, with students as active and engaged participants in the learning process. Students working individually, in small groups and as whole classes on projects that encourage connectedness; discovering meaning and truly exploring different ways of learning.
A privately-run Activity Programme is available for Lower School students every day from the end of school day until 6. The city supports a shuttle from the Glacis parking. Extracurricular activities and amenities: At ISL we offer a range of programmes and after-school activities that provide opportunities for students to pursue their passions, develop new skills and socialize with others.
Overall, ISL provides over 80 extra-curricular activities that take place on campus. We are a Preschool to Grade 12 school with an outstanding pedagogical approach to learning in the early years Lower School , and a rigorous, globally conscious, university-preparatory curriculum for growing teens Middle and High School.
As an IBO World School, we ensure our graduates are offered a preparation for life-long learning based on the highest global standards and the best-practices of international schools worldwide. Our supportive, multi-national community collaborates to create an environment for learning that fosters not only the confidence to succeed, but also an appreciation for being situated in Luxembourg at the very heart of European culture.
School Description: Originally formed by teachers and a nurse, Les Poussins offers total immersion of French with a staff of native French speakers. Various activities and workshops encourage the child to learn through enjoyment and discovery.
The children perform in theatrical musical productions, learn through creating art, gardening, and cooking. Les Poussins is used as a platform to continue onto a rigorous French elementary school after the child turns 6. Our mission is to provide quality education to our pupils within a multilingual and international environment by ensuring individual follow-up and the well-being of each student.
We aim to create a better world through intercultural understanding and respect supporting young people on their journey to thrive in adult life and the workplace. From elementary school on, the cost of school material and class trips increase, as the higher classes undertake longer school trips.
Financial assistance available: Often, the class communities parents, pupils and teachers organize fundraisers to fund school trips to help families with lower incomes. It offers a unique, welldesigned education for children and adolescents from infancy to end of secondary school. Our aim is to develop the learning potential and abilities of children by building on their curiosity and creativity and by placing them in a serene and joyful atmosphere.
In concrete terms, learning is achieved through rituals and a variety of media albums, creative workshops, games, nature, cooking, Maximum class size: 20 Bus service: No School Description: Our school is a small private Catholic school that welcomes children from 3 to 6 years old and offers them a bilingual education.
To prepare our students to be outstanding 21st century global citizens, we nurture strong values in our students, based on mutual understanding and respect. You may get away with it, but your children will probably not be able to swerve from their multilingual destiny. If this is your case, read on! It is important to stress that multilingualism is not only found in Luxembourg, and it is not a rare phenomenon. It is actually the norm in most families in the world. As a matter of fact, global mobility is an increasing reality and classrooms are becoming more and more heterogeneous, with children speaking one, two or three languages at home and learning others at school.
So, what can we, as parents, do to help the children learn languages? Rather, be thankful for the opportunity your children are having in growing up in a multilingual society. Research has shown that learning additional languages helps children in their cognitive development and brings personal and social gains.
Some cognitivetested gains are creativity, problemsolving skills, improved meta-linguistic ability, less probability of developing dementia, better executive control, the ability to juggle simultaneous tasks and metalinguistic awareness they notice language differences and think more on how languages work. This awareness helps them become better readers and writers later. There are also social gains, as they grow a bigger sensitivity to comprehending the needs of other people, and tolerance to other cultures and peoples.
There are also economic gains, as knowledge of several languages is often an advantage in the job market. Some parents decide to avoid TV, books and chatting in the home language, fearing that this will interfere with school grades. Sometimes they do this because they want to increase the contact with a certain language, and think that diminishing the contact with the home language will bring the same result. And they are not entirely wrong. In fact, to learn new languages, the child needs to have a lot of contact with these languages.
But it is a common mistake to think that the home language should be diminished somehow. Bear in mind that it is exactly the opposite. Studies conducted at the University of Luxembourg, for example, showed that Lusophonic children who had extra Multilingualism is not only found in Luxembourg, and it is not a rare phenomenon. Having said that, it is strongly recommended to create a language-rich environment at home using the home language s , but not necessarily excluding others.
Talk to your child, engage with your children in conversation, ask questions, rephrase what the child said, demand more details, tell oral stories, pay attention to what your kid says, correct them, read for them, interact with books, ask questions about the books, show enthusiasm with books, give books as gifts, go to the cinema together.
When they start writing, value their effort and create more opportunities. Remember that literacy is not about the text itself, but about the practice of reading and writing. You do not want to transform reading and writing into a phonetics exercise only. Have your kids write letters to relatives, write shopping lists, read for pleasure and read what interests them. These are some examples of how you can help your kids with their home language s , and help them build a strong language competence foundation, helping them learn additional languages.
As for the other languages, do not feel hopeless. You can work with them first by understanding that your child is an emergent plurilingual individual, and that they are not expected to speak as a native speaker whatever that means in a few months. They have several years to learn the languages well, and they will. You should also accompany what the child is learning at school and value their learning.
When they are a bit older, for example, you can discuss history topics and provide your child with additional texts on the subject in your own language. This helps them understand that language is a means and not the end, and they can learn the same content in other languages if they wish. Be in contact with school, talk to the teachers, be present in meetings.
Complain if needed. Suggest if needed. You have already provided the most important support: you have accepted the challenge of moving to this special multilingual country, and the new society will play a big role. Afterall, multilingualism is about adding new repertoires and not substituting them. Flavia Bley has been a teacher in Brazil throughout her life and is now a PhD student at University of Luxembourg, investigating how newly-arrived children learn languages in Luxembourg and become multilingual individuals.
She is in charge of a non-profit association which offers cultural and literacy activities for Brazilian children to reinforce their mother tongue. She is also a proud mother of a bright plurilingual teenager. With that being said, the importance of knowing one or more foreign languages needs not be emphasized. Linguistically, the Luxembourgish identity encompasses three main languages: Luxembourgish, German and French.
This is a huge advantage for youngsters who grow up learning all three languages from an early age. Beside the languages they have to learn in school, children with foreign parents often speak one or two more languages at home. Therefore, it is very often that young people in Luxembourg are proficient in four or five languages. Thus, this little country especially its capital is an implicit promoter of a multilingual environment, including all benefits and challenges.
Studies have identified more than reasons and benefits of learning a foreign language. Adults who learn new languages say that personal satisfaction and enjoyment are the reasons behind the whole endeavor. However, Luxembourgish children who learn new languages do not have the choice of the languages they learn, except from the secondary cycle on. Did you ever wonder why the Luxembourgish school system has chosen a multilingual education instead of a monolingual one? As a linguist working for more than 15 years in education in Luxembourg, I would say that the historical and cultural context was the first reason, followed by greater opportunities in terms of education — until recently, Luxembourg only had two years of university, forcing the students to finish their studies abroad in a country of their liking.
The final reason for multilingual education is the potential employability gains in more countries. In this same context, most parents seem to prefer the wider spread languages to those spoken less commonly. Because of this, parents tend to stray from Luxembourgish to focus on German and French. However, as director of a language school since , allow me to share with you a recent trend that I have noticed: parents who do not speak Luxembourgish themselves choose to offer their children Luxembourgish courses as extracurricular activities.
Many of these parents grew up in Luxembourg and admit that they regret not learning Luxembourgish language. They see a missed opportunity, an opportunity that they do not want to take away from their children. Even though it is rarely spoken in other places apart from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Luxembourgish language is a distillation of communication, thoughts, culture, values and traditions of this multilingual country.
A country that your children might want to call home for a very long time. It would help them to better connect with the culture, history and commonly shared values of this wonderful country that you have chosen to live in. Speaking Luxembourgish will help them integrate into the identity of the country in their studying and living experience in Luxembourg. Enjoy your life in Luxembourg! Daniela Clara Moraru is the founder of the language school Languages.
Given the high demand, the school gives priority to their current and past clients. If you have children in the schools in Luxembourg you are bound to become well-acquainted with these special celebrations. We hope they become part of your family life as they have with us, and that you enjoy them as much as we do!
In our family this sweet custom results in one very happy child and a number of very disgruntled ones, so we tend to keep the trinkets from previous years on-hand to sneak into the unlucky slices and then marvel at how the bakers made a mistake of including more than one! These apple or frangipane-filled tarts hold a small bean or trinket usually a little ceramic figurine which has been baked inside; the accompanying crown is to be worn by the lucky discoverer of the trinket, who then becomes King or Queen of the family for the day.
Revellers dress in costumes for these occasions creating massive street parties. Some of the larger processions, known as Kavalkaden attract up to 25, people who join in the carnival fun. Costumes are for sale in local supermarkets, and often Luxembourgers make great preparation for these events with elaborate wellthought-out costumes.
An effigy of a man is made with straw, which is then carried aloft through the streets in a torch-bearing parade down to the Moselle River. Enough to raise a thrill in adults and children alike, this event has all the appeal of a pagan ritual with burning torches, processions and crowds.
Large structures are built in the shape of huge crosses, constructed from wood often crates and dried out Christmas trees donated by local residents and businesses of the commune. The wooden cross, usually large enough to be seen for quite a distance, is then filled with straw to ensure an easy burn.
There are many events taking place to celebrate Buergbrennen, so check with your commune whether one is happening locally. Always popular, these tasty treats are in particular demand on Bretzelsonndeg, the fourth Sunday in Lent. It is on this day that men across Luxembourg traditionally give their sweethearts a pretzel as a show of affection; the more ornate and beautiful the better. If not, she rejects him with a basket.
Note that on a leap year the tradition is reversed and the men receive pretzels and ladies the eggs! It is on this day that the Luxembourg children associated with service groups such as the scouts or church groups take to the streets with their noisemakers. Wooden rattles and similar simple wooden contraptions appear for purchase in the shops and parents indulge their children at this special time of year. It is said that the bells fall silent as they have left the country and flown to give confession in Rome.
Although they are not gone long, during their 3-day absence on Good Friday, Saturday and Easter Sunday, it is left to the children to call churchgoers to services. In return the children receive rewards for all their hard and deafening work, receiving Easter eggs, sweet treats and coins.
The Easter Bunny and coloured eggs are central to Easter celebrations in Luxembourg. Children colour and decorate eggs for the holiday, and it is common for families to organize their own egg hunts. You can also find many public hunts organized by local groups. The Easter Bunny Ouschterhues is said to bring chocolate eggs to the homes in Luxembourg. This traditional pottery market takes place in Luxembourg Ville and also in Nospelt to the west of the city.
The markets are popular, and stalls packed with pottery line the streets. The market itself can be dated back to and takes its name from the town of Emmaus, a town connected to the Easter celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. These charming birds come in different shapes and sizes and each year a special edition is created and collected. The Royal Family traditionally make an appearance at the market in the morning, so if you get there early you may spot them. There are often 10, people watching the procession along the road to the Church where the relics of Saint Willibrord are located.
The Luxembourgers use these leaves and branches to weave and make simple Meekranz May wreaths. These are then hung on houses above the doorways to bring in the summer. It takes place from the 3rd Sunday after Easter until the procession to mark its finish on the 5th Sunday after Easter. In years past many people would walk from all over Luxembourg; nowadays they are more likely to take other transportation. People have made this pilgrimage since , in honour of the Virgin Mary who was declared the patroness of Luxembourg City.
The whole weekend is one marvellous party celebrated with fireworks, processions, church services and concerts. Spillfest is not to be missed. The Schueberfouer takes place every year from the end of August until early September on the huge Glacis car park near the city center. It becomes the place to be for the whole population. The fair has been around for close to 7 centuries and is deeply anchored in the Luxembourgish consciousness.
It is the most important commercial event of the year. Young and old are drawn to bargain-hunt every year and many end their day with a turn at the Schueberfouer. He and his helper put sweets, seasonal fruits and toys on the plates that were laid out on the dining room table by the children before going to bed.
With the plates will be carrots and hay for the donkey and, if it is going to be a cold night, there is usually a glass of liqueur awaiting Kleeschen. There are many legends about him helping children, the most famous being the one that relates how he miraculously saved three children from death in the salting tub of a butcher during a famine.
Luxembourg is the only country in the world where primary school kids get a day off school on 6th of December in order to fully enjoy the presents. On Hellegerowend Christmas Eve , families exchange gifts before sitting down to a festive evening meal. Like in many other countries today, the evening of the new year is celebrated in pubs, restaurants or private parties, bringing in the New Year with firecrackers and fireworks at the stroke of midnight.
The inclusion of children with special needs in regular education classes has been a priority and the law in the Grand Duchy since You can check guichet. Please note that the private schools do not always have access or follow the same pathways for dealing with special needs students; the aim is to provide these services for all students in the future. In June , the Chamber of Deputies passed a law that initiated the establishment of nine specialized centers for assisting students with all aspects of special educational needs.
These centers perform assessments, provide diagnoses and determine the type of assistance needed for all students reported to them. For children with learning difficulties, it is possible to extend the coursework for a level over an additional year. If longer than 2 years would be needed, a 3-year program is adapted for the student by the teaching staff, which does not require them to repeat a year. This department oversees psychosocial services and school support in secondary schools and acts as a school mediator.
The goal is to have a diagnosis within 4 weeks of the initial report if possible. The CI informs the school of the adapted education plan for the student provided by the teacher, organizes assistance in the classroom by a member of ESEB, and may recommend referrals for outside specialized intervention or possible placement in a specialized competence center. These recommendations are recorded in an individualized care plan submitted to the parents for approval and are re-evaluated annually.
The plan may also make provision for additional forms of financial aid for the academic support of the child. The CNI will be the reference authority for professionals, institutions and parents. The ONE operates under the Ministry of Education, and offers assistance for families with a child with any motor, cognitive, language or sensory disability, or socio-affective disorder.
The ONE offers assistance for children and young adults who are residents of Luxembourg between the ages of 0 and 27 years. The request must be signed by at least one of the parents or guardians, and the assistance continues on a voluntary basis. The ONE focuses on providing support to families with children experiencing distress due to physical, mental, emotional or social developmental difficulties, those who are in physical or psychological danger, or who are at risk for social exclusion.
The aim of the ONE is to keep the family unit intact if possible. The ONE offers services for short- or long-term intervention. Various types of assistance is available, including support at home with the family, services in an institution outside the home if necessary, outpatient assistance, and psychological, social and educational support.
These screenings and medical check-ups are of vital importance for identifying any developmental delay or disability, and are compulsory for parents to receive the postnatal allowance. Parents will receive information by mail about when the screenings will occur at the local health centres. This assistance covers all aspects of early years support, ranging from screening and identification of disorders through to interventions. This early years support is for children suffering from the disorders listed above.
Hearing and Communication Disorders Once they reach the age of 3 months, children are sent a written invitation to attend a local health centre for a hearing and language development check-up. These check-ups are not compulsory, but parents are advised to attend so that any problems can be picked up as early as possible. If problems are identified, parents can contact the audiology service, whose services are free of charge and include hearing tests, amongst other things.
Once children start school, they can be cared for by the Speech Therapy Centre in the event of severe hearing problems. These free check-ups are not compulsory, but parents are advised to attend so that any anomalies can be picked up as early as possible. In the event of severe disorders, parents can take their child to the visual impairments and disorders service, which exists to diagnose and prevent sight disorders. Provides guidance and assistance in obtaining necessary testing, treatment or appointments, as well as the possibility of financial assistance to cover the cost of therapy or services not covered by health insurance.
Provides support and job placement assistance in addition to other services, as well as educating employers of the necessity to include special-needs individuals in the workforce. The Audiology Service provides neonatal audiometric screening, hearing Behavioural Disorders Some children have a tendency towards isolation, whilst others demonstrate hyperactivity, often accompanied by attention deficit disorders.
Parents who notice issues such as hyperactivity, isolation of the child, attention deficits or other types of behavioural differences in their child aged years can contact one or more of the services on guichet. Offers medical and rehabilitation services physiotherapy, speech therapy, psychomotricity , psychology and social assistance.
Consults with medical professionals specializing in the fields of orthopedics, functional rehabilitation, neurology and pediatrics. Provides information and advice to teachers, staff of psycho-social services and support school schools SePAS , staff of support teams for pupils with special educational needs or specific needs in primary education ESEB , and other professionals involved.
The CDSE can perform specialized diagnoses, give advice and coaching to schools and colleges and suggest therapies and social support for families. It also organizes training for professionals and public awareness campaigns. Offers differential diagnoses, parental guidance and aural and speech rehabilitation. Supports hearingimpaired students throughout all years of education.
Provides assistance with inclusive classroom integration by providing necessary classroom equipment, assistive devices, instruction for teachers, and by giving specific courses such as braille, daily life training, use of optical and electrooptical aids and computer classes. Arcus offers home-based family services for example can provide home help with children and daily life obligations if a parent is injured or unable to manage well at home for a variety of reasons.
Dys-positiv 3, rue de la Poste L Colmar-Berg www. Provides diagnostic testing and support for children with a learning disability such as 78 Special Needs Services and Support dyslexia, dysorthography, dyscalculia or a gestational disorder dyspraxia.
An excellent English-language resource for any questions regarding schooling, special and additional needs guidance and community resources in Luxembourg. Selective Mutism Luxembourg www. These children are able to speak and communicate in settings where they are comfortable, secure, and relaxed. Spearheaded by Martine Kirsch, Zefi is a great resource for parents with children who are differently abled, with learning difficulties or special needs, looking for information on inclusive spaces and institutions in the country.
The organisation also does some great work on raising awareness and campaigning for total inclusivity. But what about our teenagers? Luckily, if you look hard enough there is actually plenty going on in the Grand Duchy that is interesting for adolescents and young adults. The choices for such activities around the city are few but growing. Workshop4me A great place to learn coding for kids starting from the age , Workshop4me is located in Kirchberg and conducts sessions throughout the year.
If your child is interested in coding and programming this could be a great way for him or her to hone their skills and find some friends along the way. You can find out details of courses offered on www. The courses are designed to suit all age groups and older children are guided as they design and code their own personal projects. The club is free of charge but since it is a voluntary initiative, donations are appreciated.
They will be given the training needed as mentors and can help start new clubs. Depending on the age and languages spoken by your child, Code Club offers courses in various locations throughout the city. To know more visit their website www. The Base1 makerspace is the only one that can be freely accessed by individuals and groups of all ages. This space offers activities that could be of particular interest to your teenage child.
Here you can walk in during open hours to try out any of the 4 different activities on offer: Wearables and Music Production, Graphic and Production Design, Coding and Crafting. For most Sports courses, teen groups are clubbed together with adult groups, here are some courses that cater exclusively to teenagers. Swimming for teenagers The Shark Swimming Club has a training group for pre-teens and teens 8 - 17yrs that focuses on improving their technique and building their physical stamina.
Lessons are held twice a week at the Michel Lucius School. The Sports for All or Sports pour Tous programme runs from September to April and caters to all age groups with a special schedule dedicated only for youngsters between the ages 12 and According to the website, the programme for youngsters aged 12—16 includes over 25 different sporting activities, such as breakdancing, skateboarding, ice skating, weight -lifting, multisports, indoor football, Zumba, dance aerobics, general fitness, gentle fitness, jogging, aikido, volleyball, badminton, triathlon, table tennis, Carom billiards, chess, archery and multi-handsports for young people aged 12—26, with or without special needs.
Fencing Visit www. Fencing or Escrime is hugely popular in the Grand Duchy, it turns out. Check their website www. You can learn some more about the club and find a lesson that suits you on www. Details are available on their site www. A great way to channel all that energy and angst, Muay Thai can also help hone coordination and balance in our young teens. The current season of this program is ongoing and will end on If you check the schedule there may still be some classes you can sign up for!
Otherwise the new season starts in September ! S Sports Wochen Each summer the City also organises sports weeks for children of the ages years. The lessons are held at the multi Sports Hall in Kirchberg. All that pent-up energy in your youngster can also find a channel in activities that stimulate the mind more than the body.
The Museum of Modern Art is always buzzing with events and activities for all age groups. Recently it held a workshop on Screen Printing exclusively for teens. Yogaloft and Yoga Balance both conduct classes for tweens and teens. The New World Theatre Group has a Youth section that invites youngsters between the ages of 10 and 18 to participate in their productions or workshops. You can reach out to them by email and discuss how you would like to get involved.
See more details on www. The Theatre National du Luxembourg also has a Jungenden Club or Youth Club that organises workshops weekly for children between the ages 12 and The project builds up to a stage performance and the kids get to learn all aspects of theatre from set design and costumes lighting and sound.
Whether you are an individual or a representative of a group that is looking for information on all things related to youth in the Grand Duchy, you can find it here. Helplines KaJuTel or the Kanner Jugend Telefon is a helpline that offers counselling and support to parents and children.
This helpline offers Services in English, German and French. It would be good to make sure that teenagers you live or work with have this number on them to use any time they need to talk to someone or have questions or problems on their mind. The number to call is The service is free and committed to preserving the anonymity of the caller. This special service is operated entirely by volunteers, managed by Caritas Jeunes et Familles asbl.
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That is why Passage is here, to help you find the right resources, support and companions along the way. Focused strongly on sourcing support and help for international or expat parents in Luxembourg, Passage has access to a wide network of professionals in Luxembourg who are practicing in the field of child rearing, behaviour, education and social adjustment.
Passage is dedicatedly trying to grow this reach every day. At the same time, they are also committed to helping these professionals build a network and reach out to the right group of parents and educators, so they can impact lives better with their expertise. Inform, Empower, Support Over the years, Passage has created a large database of contacts, articles and literature in English for parents.
The Rites of Passage section on their website www. Whether your child is a newborn, a toddler, a tween or a teen you will find something useful, carefully categorized and curated for you to read or research. The website also has listings of useful links, recommended reading and a directory of contacts for you to access, free of cost. A well-informed parent is also an empowered one. But if you ever feel hesitant on what steps you need to take to make sure you are giving your children the best possible upbringing in Luxembourg, Passage is there to nudge you along and give you the tools you need to be more confident.
Which brings us to the objective that Passage holds dearest to its heart: support. And they all involve relaxation and food! Read on to find out more. They were a group of parents who were all dealing with, at the time, various personal minor and major crises, all centred around their kids. These little, impromptu coffee mornings were a time where parents would offload their worries, talk about their big defeats or small victories of the day, or simply gripe about their lives, sans judgment.
It was a lovely, safe space and a great way to recharge mental batteries to find solutions in the wealth of shared experiences. In keeping with that spirit of coffee and community, Passage conducts monthly coffee mornings in a quiet, private space in the city. These Passage Support Group coffee mornings have become a great way to share not just your troubles, but your ideas and experiences too. The company guarantees that you will walk out feeling recharged, well-fed and yet, lighter!
Work that network The same goals that drive Passage to build a parent community also motivate them to build a robust network of professionals who practice in the field of childcare and education. One professional is invited to present or talk about their work for the first half and the rest of the evening is all about gathering contacts and building your network.
Many parents in Passage have children with special needs and first-hand experience in dealing with local systems and professionals. And still, we grow Parenting does not come with a handbook. In fact, it is a human endeavour dictated by instinct and one, where sometimes the only way forward is to throw the rulebook out. But with lots of positive support and a spirit of community, Passage can help create an atmosphere of inclusive and confident parenting.
This is core idea of their group. They are happy to keep adding to their numbers, so they can continue to grow strong and deep, like the roots of a tree that can withstand anything and give you all the shade you need. Friends of Passage Passage is a voluntary organization and its biggest fuel is the enthusiasm of its volunteers and goodwill of like-minded institutions and people.
You can find a list of the organisations that support them on the website. Needless to say, they have a long way to go still in their efforts and are always looking for volunteers to help ideate and execute. They are also constantly trying to The Doors to this Passage You can reach them in the following ways: Email: info passage. To become a member, please send an email to info passage.
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The recognised reasons for being absent from school include: sickness of the child, death in the family or circumstances beyond your control. The president of the school committee can excuse absences up to 5 days. Children may not exceed 5 consecutive school days absent or more than 15 days total in the school year without special permission from the Ministry of Education. Send a written request to the school and responsible minister if you anticipate your child will be unavoidably absent from school without falling under the recognized reasons.
In the situation that you must travel for work and bring your child as you have no other care options, contact the Ministry of Education to explore your options. For long-term absences it may be possible to get approval if it can be shown that your child will continue studies at another institution during the absence.
You may see the weekly menu posted at the school, and parents will wish that they had it so good! There must be one we can use online. Once you register for free at any branch by presenting a form of official identification and proof of residency in Luxembourg, you are able to check out books and other materials from any branch using your library card.
All of the libraries have an assortment of books available in French, German and Luxembourgish. Most libraries also have a selection of books in other languages, including English. Using the barcode on your library card and a password first 5 letters of your surname , you are also able to access the online library search engine to view or reserve materials at www.
E-books are also available at www. Many branches have activities and book readings for children. Information for children and teenagers can be found at www. Kennedy L Luxembourg Tel. This library requires a small yearly membership to check out books, and also organises music classes and other activities.
Check their website before going as they have limited opening hours. Members can attend groups for parents and young children as well as events for all the family including Halloween. Some moms will also organise playdates at the park or other activities. It varies each month. Members can attend singing and social groups for pre-school children and events for all the family including an Easter egg hunt and a family Christmas Party.
They also organise a weekly playdate at Zig Zag. For more information and to be added to the social media links, send an email to kids blc. You can expect a creative activity based on a monthly theme, singing and an occasional speaker. The age group is years. Although the organiser Zeldine speaks Afrikaans and English, you can rest assured that the group also speaks Luxembourgish, German and French.
Their goal is to create a space where parents can meet other parents and an opportunity for our children to grow in their social, motor, sensory and other skills. Children can also sit and read books or take them out like a traditional library. It is open to all parents and carers with children ages They sing some songs, read a Bible story and do a simple craft or other activity with the children. Parents have the opportunity to chat over coffee while the children play.
During the first playgroup of the week Mondays from The second session of the week Fridays from This session is suitable for children aged 18 months - 3 years. School Supplies Parents with kids just starting school for the first time, or new to the country and unfamiliar with places to shop, can find the required list of unfamiliar and very specific school supplies quite daunting, to say the least!
Nevermind that the list can be in any number of languages you might be unfamiliar with. We hope these handy terms and tips help you figure out what to get, and where to get it. Carrefour in Belgium. Ernster bookstores www. This information will guide you to the right groups who can help. BEE Secure Web resource in French and German for guiding children and youth to safe and appropriate use of the internet and communication technologies, especially in regards to personal use and education, and to teach about the risks of illegal content and dangerous behaviour online.
Bee Secure produces a useful guide for young people about cyberbullying. It was initially developed in Finland and is now being implemented and evaluated in many European countries and in the European School system in Luxembourg, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. Poison Control Centre free telephone number www. Open also to therapists and special education professionals.
Start your child on the path to financial security with these tips When it comes to understanding money, it is never too early to start teaching kids about earning and saving money, and budgeting. There are some people who think that childhood should be free of money talk but an ING study shows, that across Europe, children who receive pocket money are more likely to develop strong financial planning skills and are much less likely to be in debt later in life.
Can you count to ten? Experts suggest pocket money should begin as soon as children start developing number skills. Children quickly come to terms with concepts that might seem abstract such as how many cents are in a euro and how to round up to compare prices. When you go shopping, take your kids with you and show them the price of items. And, for smaller purchases, make them pay and take themselves the change back. This will help them understand early the value of money. You can start with as little as 1 or 2 euros per week and link it to household chores that the little ones can accomplish.
Walk the walk Children develop their habits and attitudes about money from their parents; while there is no need to talk to your kids about your salary or the rent you pay for your home, talk about paying for things needed to stay healthy and to grow up and that, if there is any money left, then you can decide buying things to please yourself. Going to the bank or to the ATM to get some money is not enough; you have to work, save money earned and plan out your purchases.
By stressing the need to save money before spending it, you show your children the good example and encourage them to acquire good habits from the beginning. Watching your money grow Between all of the important life skills we teach our children — how to eat well, be healthy, work hard, act politely — many parents neglect one of the most vital skills: how to deal with money, particularly the seemingly very adult practice of banking. By opening a savings account for your children you help them to learn about saving and earning interest.
You can explain that, in essence, the bank is borrowing money from them and for that the bank pays interest. You might have your kids observe while you check their balances online and watch the amounts slowly getting bigger as money from birthday presents and paid chores trickles in. This way, they can also see when interest paid suddenly appears in their accounts. The power of prudence Encouraging your children to count and save their money, and check their account balance, say, once a month, is a good way to teach them to be prudent and patient.
Want your children to develop a keener understanding of banking? ING has you covered. More info about our youth packages on www. We offer tutorials covering paper collages, handmade cards, glass painting, sketching, paint brush strokes, enhancing motor skills, origami and several other handmade crafts. Contact Details Sonia Sahdev: sahdevsonia gmail. From the different colors and shapes of leaves, to making soap bubbles freeze, etc. However, the most important element is not the activity itself, but how you help the child engage and discover the beauty of science.
With simple words, the important aspect is to help children learn how to think and not what to think. One question I get a lot from parents is how to spark scientific interest in children and what science activities to do with kids at home. First: start early It is proven that early engagement in fun science activities stimulates brain development and helps children maintain the natural curiosity they are born with.
Pre-schoolers for example, are at the best age to start exploring science. Second: try to make some experiments with your children How to find inspiration? These can all be done at home. Logical thinking is a skill that will accompany the child in the future and is important for every future career and every aspect of life. You can always start by asking a question or setting a small challenge.
Kids love to try new things, and they love it even more when they are supported in taking initiatives. Never hand them the solution. Let them fail in finding the correct answer as many times as they want. If they ask for help, please do so but try as much as possible to encourage initiative and creativity.
Let me give you an example. Once enough of the bubbles pop, the raisins sink down again and then begin collecting more bubbles. It looks like the raisins are dancing. This observation is easy to make, however the real scientific process begins, when the child is encouraged to ask questions like: What happens if we throw other materials in the bubbly water?
Would they dance and why? Would the usage of other liquids have the same result? What happens as time goes by? Is the result the same? An increased critical thinking will develop, necessary and desirable in every professional career not only for scientists. And of course you can always ask LuxKidsLab for a super fun science birthday party from 5 years old luxkidslab gmail.
Communale de Kayl B. With a little practice you might even be mistaken for a local! Parlez-vous anglais? Do you speak English? Available at many bookstores and grocery stores in Luxembourg. Short-link Link Embed. Share from cover. Share from page:. Similar magazines. Close Flag as Inappropriate. You have already flagged this document. It provides access to a secure online space offering a range of functions and advantages:. If you have any technical questions about myCard , click here.
In order to provide support to those families who most need it, the CSA element is calculated taking into consideration the reality of the various family situations. The parental contribution scale pdf, 31 KB is used to calculate the CSA rates to which the parents are entitled to. Private childcare facilities and parental assistants are free to fix their hourly rates. However, any amounts in excess of the applicable maximum costs must be paid by the parents. The contribution payable by the parents is calculated on the basis of their taxable income.
The following are not taken into account: child benefits, the back-to-school allowance, the childbirth grant, financial aid and voluntary assistance received from social welfare offices or from private social welfare organisations. Parents receive each month an invoice setting out the childcare benefits awarded in respect of their child. Calculating the parents' financial contribution pdf, KB. All children aged from 1 to 4 years who are not yet attending school are entitled to this free support, regardless of their parents' income.
The advantages of the CSA are provided in addition to the 20 free hours see above and thus apply with effect from the 21 st hour of childcare. The programme, which was introduced in October in all "young children" SEAs offering CSA care, was created to familiarise children aged from 1 to 4 years with the Luxembourgish and French languages.
It is based on the observation that the earlier one comes into contact with a language, the easier it is to acquire a knowledge of it. It provides access to a secure online space offering a range of functions and advantages: access to educational materials suited to the age of their child, the ability to consult the monthly invoices and statements of account issued by the CSA, involvement in the multilingual education weeks 1 to 4 years of age.
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Religious objects. UK a place where young children are cared for during the day while their parents do something else , especially work , study , or shop :. There are no creche facilities provided for staff. Along with members of the parish, four creche collectors have been invited to exhibit their pieces.
From Chicago Daily Herald. Listed as an ancient monument, the crypt was once used as a creche for the children of the office workers in the main building -- enough to give any child nightmares. From CNN. These examples are from corpora and from sources on the web.
Any opinions in the examples do not represent the opinion of the Cambridge Dictionary editors or of Cambridge University Press or its licensors. In addition, nurseries and creches were set up to allow women to attend these courses, as well as adult literacy classes.
From the Cambridge English Corpus. The state incubators and the creches were our only contact with parenthood. From Project Gutenberg. My progress at the creche was entirely satisfactory. It cannot be proved that any special emolument was offered to or accepted by the creche managers in order to secure my acceptance.
In spite of the best efforts and assurances of the creche psychologists, there was naturally a certain lack of initial acceptance of me by some of my creche mates. Do you like this map? Link to it or recommend it! Register at Kleinbettingen or add new placemark for Kleinbettingen. Get your personal map homepage and much more for free. At Maplandia. The reservation system is secure and your personal information and credit card is encrypted.
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Mamer Lycee railway station is a railway station in Mamer, in south western Luxembourg. Mamer Lycee railway station from Mapcarta, the free map. Junglinster Train Station, Transit Stop. Gare de Mamer Lycee Mamer Coordinate: Phone: nl. Gare de. Line Topics matching List of mayors of Bertrange Revolvy. It is named after the Lycee Technique Josy. Posts tagged as cflluxemburg Wopita. ID, Description, Type. As a result, most towns with over a thousand inhabitants are served by at least one station and, in the case of Luxembourg City and Dudelange, four.
Capellen railway station Alchetron, the free social encyclopedia. Mamer The Reader, Reader View of pedia. Lycee Mamer which you are looking for is served for you in this post. Here we have 13 station gare bahnhof mamer lycee josy barthel. Image Source. See More. Mamer Station 11 min walk Luxembourg LUX Findel 26 min drive parking and accessible from the city center with regular buses or train connections.
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Mamer railway station pedia. In , the railway to Brussels was opened, with a station in Mamer. The commune boasts three railway stations: Mamer, Mamer Lycee, and Capellen. Travel from Trier or Metz Luxembourg Reddit. Train station in Mamer opening times. Train station opening hours, contacts, reviews.
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The mobility plan foresees use of the Mamer Lycee train stop by secondary pupils travelling from the central train station or from Arlon direction line Public transportation system, including subway, commuter rail, bus routes, and boat lines.
Finger On The Pulse. Address Mamer, Luxembourg, Opened Capellen railway station. Similar Kleinbettingen railway station, Mamer Lycee railway st,. Gare de Mamer Lycee Facebook. Rail trip around Luxembourg 1 Luxembourg Kleinbettingen. The law of was continually adapted over the next half-century. These changes, accompanied by passionate debates, concerned the subject matter to be examined, the creation of new degrees for certain professions, and an adaptation to the realities of university education: there were cases where the state prescribed the attendance of courses that were no longer offered anywhere.
The Council of State was against abolishing them, as this would entail a reform of the law on academic awards. The familiar atmosphere and the money saved were the reasons behind this, as well as the fact that these professors would be on the examination juries. Until , the letters section was predominant, attended by students preparing for law, philology or theology. Towards the end of the century, interest in the science section increased, with young adults devoting themselves to the hard sciences, pharmaceutics, and industrial studies.
But it was unclear whether these were an extension of secondary education, or the early stage of higher education. Even legislators and legal experts of the day had no definitive answer. While many refused to admit it, these courses hardly fulfilled the requirements of university studies. The professors' training was not necessarily of a higher standard.
The degree of candidat was sufficient to teach until , when a doctorate became a requirement for many teaching posts, and demanded by law from The professors' pay, on the other hand, did not increase. Results did not improve over the next few years. Some contemporaries saw this as a result of inherent flaws in the Luxembourgish system: the exams did not take into account the subject matter taught in the universities, and the examiners themselves were not up to speed with the latest research.
The composition of the exam juries was problematic: without a university, the country did not have enough qualified teachers of an academic calibre. Their qualifications were questioned: a letter written to the Luxemburger Wort claimed that most examiners would not be able to pass their own exams.
To resolve this issue, professional persons were appointed to juries: high-ranking state functionaries, practising doctors, and notables. The period both before and after the turn of the 20th century saw education reform. In the late 19th century, the political class became aware that the traditional system of education was not well-adapted to the needs of an industrial society.
Economic developments had created new social and professional classes. A middle class of employees and civil servants emerged from the growth of state services and administration. Artisanship and trade were transformed by industrial and commercial progress. School absenteeism was particularly widespread in rural areas, where the children helped on the fields. The "loi Kirpach" of 10 April named after Henri Kirpach, the Director-General for the Interior made school attendance mandatory between the ages of 6 and The law also provided for a single system of public schools, and made it the state's duty to organise education.
At the same time, however, the church remained involved, since the local parish priest was an ex officio member of the local commune's school commission, and the schoolteacher was under his supervision. Through a far-reaching reform of the education system, the government of Paul Eyschen attempted to respond to the changes in society. Particular attention was given to vocational education.
The law of created an artisanal school. These efforts were accompanied by an increase in students attending secondary school under the Eyschen government: in compared to in Eyschen's government also tackled primary education through the Education Law of This abolished school fees, and made school mandatory for 7 years. Most controversially, it rolled back the Church's position in schools: teachers no longer needed a certificate of morality from their priest to be employed, and were no longer obliged to teach religious education.
The law of was the subject of bitter arguments between the Left Bloc socialists and liberals and the clerical Right. While in the rest of Europe, universities were opening their doors to women, Luxembourg was a late-comer in this regard. It was not until after the First World War , when they received the right to vote, that the first women attended exams for academic awards. The state and the middle-class liberals who ran the government steadfastly refused to allow the opening of non-state schools, as demanded by the Church.
At the same time, they allowed the clergy a lot of influence in teaching. The liberal Deputy Robert Brasseur complained of a "clericalisation of education". Some criticised the philosophy lessons, firmly in the hands of the philosopher-preachers, as being a "theology course in disguise. Until , the Church still had plans for establishing a Catholic university in Luxembourg.
In , the General Assembly of Catholic Associations in Germany was looking for a location for a new free Catholic university—that is to say, one run by the Church. Luxembourgish priests campaigned for this to be in Luxembourg, emphasing the benefits this would bring to the country, and the government pledged its help, but the Chamber of Deputies was opposed. In any case, the new university was established in Fribourg in Switzerland instead. In , Luxembourgish priests attempted to establish a university run by the Jesuits, who had been expelled from France.
Neighbouring countries, however, were against the Jesuits setting up in the Grand Duchy, and the project was abandoned. The Werner-Cravatte government once again saw an urgent need to reform the education system, due to economic and social changes. Secondary education as opposed to technical secondary education was unified: two streams could be chosen, "classical" with Latin, and "modern", without Latin.
For the upper school years, four sections were introduced. It was under the second Werner-Schaus ministry that the system of academic awards dating back to was finally abolished, fulfilling the demands of the students. The law of 18 June stipulated that instead, degrees from other countries would be certified in Luxembourg.
The Werner-Flesch government introduced a move that harmonised public and private secondary schools: the law of 31 May provided for state subsidies for private schools, in return for allowing the state to supervise their curricula and their teachers' qualifications. The initial idea of creating a Luxembourgish university was raised in a debate in the Chamber in In , the government introduced a white paper on the matter.
The law creating a University of Luxembourg was approved by the Chamber on 17 July The Juncker-Polfer government also introduced further changes in secondary education. The government therefore launched a "back to basics" programme. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article's lead section may be too short to adequately summarize its key points. Please consider expanding the lead to provide an accessible overview of all important aspects of the article.