APEEEL1: Who we are
APEEEL1 is a non-profit organisation registered under Luxembourg law. Its detailed objectives are set out in its Statutes. APEEEL1 is administered by a Management Committee consisting of up to 21 members of the association. Members of the Management Committee are elected for a two-year term with elections being held each year for the posts vacated by those whose term has expired or who have chosen to resign. The Management Committee members are all volunteers and give up some of their spare time to serve the aims of the association.
My name is Francesca Flego, I am Italian and I have one child in P5.
I have been in the Parents’ association for 8 years now, mainly dealing with canteen, security and primary issues.
I joined the Parents’ Association because when I needed it I received some useful support from some members, and some orientation in the forest of regulations governing the school. I think it is now my turn to try to help other parents.
I think it is important to have a place where experience is capitalised on, as sometimes parents go through similar difficulties. Moreover, there are some major “chantiers” ongoing, where the school, the Luxembourg Government and the Parents’ Association collaborate to improve the situation in our school; I will try to contribute to make them progress as much as possible.
I studied Diplomacy, more recently I went back to study IT security. I now work in this domain.
VP Admin and Finance
This is my second year in the Management Committee, and it is my honour to serve as the VP. Admin and Finance again this year. I am relatively new to the Schola Europaea system, and I hope to bring an out of the box perspective to the school community and the management. Additionally, I will ensure that the voice of the parents is heard, and that parents are well represented in an inclusive way.
I am passionate about developing entrepreneurial and technology skills in the children to prepare them for higher education and career life after studies.
I am a Nigerian-Polish living in Luxembourg since 2020, I have 2 daughters in primary and secondary classes, and I work with Amazon as a Senior Finance Manager.
Co-VP Primary & Maternelle
This is my second year as a member of the APEEEL1 Management committee. As Vice-president, I will put all my commitment and my energy into good communication between parents, pupils and school.
Representing parents is a big responsibility. I hope to support them and contribute to a better Nursery and Primary school.
I am Polish, mother of 2 boys in French section (Primary and Secondary school).
In my free time, I love reading books, riding a bike and travelling.
Co-VP Primary & Maternelle
I am new entry for both Luxembourg and the APEEEL Management Committee, but very committed to ensure parents and the school will work in synergy, to enable that stimulating environment required for our children to grow healthy, curios and prepared for the challenges that may materialise during their life.
I am an aeronautic engineer, and after an initial period as a High School professor (Maths and Physics), I joined UN to support food crisis in the developing countries. I also have an extensive experience as Staff Representatives on every kind of working related issue, having acted for many years as Presiding Officer of the Internal Tribunal of my agency, and later as Chair of the Staff Association.
I am very sportive, with a great passion for mountaineering and all related winter activities, and for wildlife in general. My motto in life is that we fall only to learn how to stand up faster
I have been a member of the Association for many years, it can easily be 15 years now. My oldest daughter is already at the university, and I have three children in different years in Secondary. I have been active on different levels always trying to bear in mind the best interest of all parents and children in our school.
I work in the European Parliament as an intercultural ad language professional.
I am a British employee of the EIB and mother of one boy in S1 EN plus one girl in M1 EN. When my boy was at the Nursery, I helped the class rep. by managing the class fund. At the time, I also actively participated in other school volunteer Associations.
The work of the Parents’ Association has always interested me, not only on personally relevant questions such as EN language teaching after the end of secondments from the UK and after Brexit, but also the wider reaching issues such as transport which are the first thing that affects us all each day. Now that I have a year of experience, I am focussing on the after-school activity working group and all matters concerning the Secondary School.
I am starting my second year in the Management Committee, and I feel the same motivation that I felt in my first year: I think I can contribute to the efforts of the Parents Association (APEEEL1) to assure the best possible learning environment and safety for pupils, parents and staff in our School. Last year, I worked in the Health & Safety and the Transport working groups with my excellent colleagues with whom, together we have achieved some improvements. This year, I have been entrusted with the task of the Treasurer for the Association.
I have a financial background: I am an economist at the European Investment Bank. I have also gained some experience as a Treasurer of a cultural association in Spain for 3 years. I am aware that being Treasurer for APEEEL1 is much more challenging, but luckily I can count with the selfless help of my MC colleagues and our devoted APEEEL1 staff.
Of Hungarian roots, born in Slovakia, with Spanish husband and citizenship, and with Luxembourgish residence, I am a true multicultural European. I am mother of two girls: Yolanda (13) is doing her third course at the secondary school at the Spanish section; and Elena (19), after finishing BAC last school year, has just started studying medicine in Prague.
I do believe our school has excellent teachers doing a great job. However, I believe that as in any other school, there are aspects that could be – and should be – improved. I hope that the future will bring more and more opportunities to do things better and I would like to be part of it.
Wanda TROSZCZYNSKA-VAN GENDEREN
My name is Wanda Troszczynska-van Genderen, my son started P1 EN section in September, and I work for the European Parliament’s Talent Selection Unit. My area of expertise is human resources, including diversity and inclusion, training and recruitment. In my new role as the secretary, I would like to ensure a good information flow to parents to provide them with timely and accurate overview of the issues and developments from across of a wide range of topics of concern of parents and students.
The APEEEL1 Management Committee:
- have the interest of the school and its students at heart and want to work towards a better quality of life within the school by participating in all aspects of school life, having regular meetings with the school administration and playing an active role in all of the school councils, including the Primary and Secondary Education Councils;
- have a seat at the table of the decision-makers of the European School system, up to Brussels ̶ we lobbied for raising the attractiveness of our school for locally recruited teachers and helped formulate the school position and policy on this topic;
- raise and manage special-purpose funds to make a difference, namely through our Social Fund to assist parents and families to participate in school trips pursuant to our “No Child Left Behind” Philosophy
- provide oversight of the team of permanent employees who manage the operations of the Secretariat of the Association, including day to day interaction with parents and the organisation, planning, management and execution of the Extra-curricular activities;
- are active stakeholders in the management of the school canteen ̶ we play a lead role in organising the selection process for the canteen provider;
- organise the School Fête and other events such as the ski clothing sale;
- organise many Working Groups to work on what matters at the school such as transport, ecology, Drugs task force, Educational Support and Health & Safety;
- keep you updated on all important and hot events and topics ̶ we publish information on the website, via regular Newsletters, messages to our class reps and have a discussion group on our Facebook page.