Useful vocabulary

 

It can be intimidating to arrive in a new country and deal with not only a different schooling system but also a different language (including quite a few “Belgicisms”). This page is designed to help you understand the main terms and concepts you are likely to hear when speaking with your child or his/her teacher about life at school.

It can be intimidating to arrive in a new country and deal with not only a different schooling system but also a different language (including quite a few “Belgicisms”). This page is designed to help you understand the main terms and concepts you are likely to hear when speaking with your child or his/her teacher about life at school.

 

Years/Grades

 

Classe d’accueil : Class at La Roseraie for children aged between 2 years 6 months, and 3 years.

Première Maternelle : First full-year class at La Roseraie

Deuxième Maternelle : Second full-year class at La Roseraie

Troisième Maternelle : Third full-year class at La Roseraie

Première Primaire : First year class at Les Cèdres

Deuxième Primaire : Second year class at Les Cèdres

Troisième Primaire : Third year class at Les Cèdres

Quatrième Primaire : Fourth year class at Les Cèdres

Cinquième Primaire : Fifth year class at Les Cèdres

Sixième Primaire : Sixth year class at Les Cèdres

 

Areas around the school

 

La classe : The classroom

La salle des professeurs : The staff-room

Le gymnase : The gymnasium

La garderie : The after-school room

La salle informatique : The computer room

La cour : The courtyard

 

Classwork and Homework

 

Les cours / les leçons : Classwork / Lessons

Les devoirs : Homework

Le journal de classe : A blue book in which, each Friday, your child will note the classwork and homework that must be done in the following week.

Les fardes : Plastic folders. Your child will have several folders to keep different types of work in, including one in which any important notices (“avis”) will be inserted for parents to read.

Le cartable : Schoolbag

Le matériel : School-gear (for example, pens and pencils, rules, erasers, etc)

Le bulletin : School report card

 

 

School Activities

 

La fête de… : During the school year, we sometime arrange “fêtes” for the children. These are parties or concerts organised around a theme e.g. a Fête d’Halloween (Halloween Party). Parents are encouraged to help out.

La chorale : The choir

La classe verte : Class trip lasting several days to undertake an outdoor activity

Les cours para-scolaires : Extra-curricular classes. For a small fee, your child can attend classes outside school hours (at lunch-time or after class). Subjects usually offered include cooking, computers, Dutch and sports.

 

Ecole des Cèdres et de La Roseraie

Rue du Gruyer 8

1170 Bruxelles

Direction et secrétariat:

cedresroseraie@wb1170.edu.brussels
Tel: 02/672.18.33

 

Compte bancaire :

BE81 1410 5105 8624