The countdown to the end of the year and the festive season has begun, so we’d like to take the opportunity to look back at the year that is almost over and ahead to the next one.
2018 has once again been a rewarding year for the Anglophone Section, with college and lycée students achieving excellent exam results, another great ILYMUN conference and a whole series of events, from spooky Halloween celebrations in Primary to the annual end-of-year Proms, as well as visits from Universities and social gatherings for parents.
The new school year got off to a great start in September, with a total of 548 students across the Section and, happily, a more stable situation for our teaching and administrative staff after the challenges of the first half of 2018. As you know, Julie Mortimer continues in the role of Acting Head of Section this year and we would like to thank her and all the Section’s staff for all their hard work and commitment to offering the best to our children.
A big thank you too to all APESA parents, for your help and participation in many activities throughout the year. If you haven’t had a chance to take part yet, we’re always looking for new volunteers to help with the many events and services organized by the section. One area where we urgently need your help is the Collège library, which will have to shut for part of the day on Thursdays from January due to a shortage of volunteers.
The New Year will get off to an exciting start with the 2019 edition of the ILYMUN conference in January, this year on the theme of Inequalities. And, as part of our commitment to more regular communications with parents, we will be holding a first Spring Meeting in March. These will be just two of the many events to be shared by our students, staff and parents. The new APESA Board will of course also be continuing to support the Section throughout the coming year.
Wishing you all the very best for the festive season and the New Year,
The APESA Board