Parent groups

Welcome Committee

To help new families settle in to Lyon,  APESA has a Welcome Committee whose members are parents of children enrolled in the section.

Events such as Coffee Mornings, outings, visiting speakers and luncheons are organised regularly to create links with other international families.

All the details will be sent to you in the APESA newsletter and schedules and reminders are sent by email and posted up on the primary school bulletin board.

The Parent Co-ordinator is Lisa Marie Bouzigues (
Please email the APESA Welcome committee if you wish to receive their regular bulletins.


INTERSEC is a non-profit making organisation, set up in order to create a link between the many different populations represented at the CSI. Membership is completely free and automatic for anyone with a child at the CSI.

Apart from providing dialogue and communication between all the sections, it has four main areas of action:

  • Welcoming new parents to the school, offering administrative assistance, a variety of information and putting families in contact with others (especially those in the same district).
  • Producing a directory of CSI students at the beginning of each year.
  • Organising a welcome party at the beginning of the school year.
  • Promoting communication between the sections to share ideas and get to know each other better.

Other events organised by INTERSEC during the year include a Job Fair for the students in 1ère; a two-day Book Sale for the entire school; a Prom for the 3ème students; and an International Football Tournament for parents.

INTERSEC is run entirely by volunteer parents and new parents are always welcome, so if you feel you would like to become involved in any of these activities we would be delighted to hear from you.
For further information please contact:

See the INTERSEC website for more information


In France, there two main parental associations which have national standing, the PEEP (Parents d’Elèves des Écoles Publique) and FCPE (Fédération des Conseils des Parents d’Elèves). These organisations have official status and are very influential in the life of the school.
Elections for parent representatives from these associations take place at the start of the school year.

Parents can join these associations any time during the school year. It is highly recommended for Lycée parents to join one of these associations as they organise the loan of Lycée school manuals (otherwise you must buy them yourself…)

PEEP – Fédération des Parents d’Elèves de l’Enseignement Public – the oldest of the associations that had its origins in secondary schools, but is now also represented in all schools and universities.

For more information, please contact

FCPE – Fédération des conseils de parents d’élèves des écoles publiques – an association that has its origins in kindergarten and primary schools, but now also has representation in secondary schools.