Our school calendar must be amongst the busiest in Brussels! As a small ‘family’ school we arrange a host of events for both children and their parents. These are many and varied, ranging from school plays, Christmas Fairs, a most popular Halloween Masked Ball, Quiz Nights with wine- tasting, coffee mornings where we welcome new arrivals, BJAB concerts at the British Embassy, group trips to musical events in Brussels... the list is great. But what is really important about our events is the warm and welcoming atmosphere and the fun we have. “Not only a great success, but one of the best events ever...”; so quotes one of the families who enjoyed an evening of entertainment at our Halloween Masked Ball.
The success for much of this is due to the commitment, creativity and imaginative hard work of our thriving Parent Teachers Association.
The school aims to provide a rich and stimulating educational experience for pupils. In looking outwards towards the wider community we capitalise upon the expertise and knowledge of people who have experiences beyond that of daily school life. Outside speakers, authors, aid agencies, artists and theatre groups visit us in school and open our minds to new ideas, inspiration and challenge.
We benefit from a range of external visits to museums, galleries and exhibitions which richly enhance the learning which takes place in the classroom and, most importantly, we are able to take advantage of the cultural facilities available in our international community.
We love to get ‘out and about’ on school visits and as there is such a wealth of educational, environmental, and cultural events to experience in and around Brussels, we naturally take every opportunity to make the most of this. Well organised visits are an enriching part of the BJAB programme which children throughout the school take part in on a regular basis. We appreciate the benefits of educational visits to enrich the learning experience and therefore encourage a wide variety of trips during the school year.
Our children have enjoyed excursions to: The European Space Centre; Technopolis; Plankendael Zoo; the Belgian seaside; The Beaux Arts; Breughel & Magritte Exhibitions, Art Deco Houses, Castles, Toy Museum, Musical Instruments Museuem, Science Museums as well as regular visits to the theatre / Cultural Centres, and to the Art, History, Natural History, Cinquantenaire Museum and African Museums.
All children of all ages participate in the range of local visits; and for the Junior pupils this is complemented by a residential week at an adventure centre during the Summer term. This affords the children a chance to develop their confidence and sense of independence through a range of experiences… such as environmental studies, practical history and geography, and outdoor sporting activities