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, INTERSEC organises events during the year and helps educational projects through fonds raised at events and sales of the shop

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:

INTERSEC website


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.

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.