Moving to a new country and trying to understand a different school system at the same time can be stressful. In order to help new families settle in and adapt quickly to life in France and the French school system, a team of British Section parent volunteers, coordinated by the PTG, runs a New Family Welcome programme of social events at the end of the summer to help new British Section families get to know each other, help answer questions and provide a support network.
For more information about the Welcome Committee, please click here.
In addition, a team of parent volunteers from the host schools in Saint-Germain-en-Laye provide a welcome programme called: Check in 2 France. Aimed at families arriving in France for the first time and those returning, the Check in 2 France team organises information meetings, social events and seminars in English, with a special session in French 'Le choc du retour' for those returning to France from abroad. It is open to parents from all sections of the Lycée International and its partner schools.
Please see the Check in 2 France website for more information and useful tips: www.checkin2france.com