Hello everyone, I am moving to Belgium from Italy. I have 2 children of age 6 and 10. My children study at international school here and follow IB program.I am entitled to private and international school fees in Belgium from my employer ( not the clubs, lunch and transportation). My children also speaks fluent English. I am planning to live in Belgium for around 3 to 4 years maybe more and then move to USA. I choose two schools but I am kind of confused between ISB ( international school of Brussels)in watermaal boistfort and BSB ( British school of Brussels) in Tervuren. I would like to know which school has the edge in terms of friendly environment towards students and parents, (no bullying) strong academics and extracurricular activities and need reviews on these things. I don’t mind American curriculum or British as my children are still young and I want them academically strong and also better at sports, swimming especially and arts. I see that extracurricular activities in BSB are free vs ISB( which I will have to pay) but is it the strong differentiator? As I see ISB is more expensive than BSB even without clubs charges. I really want to choose the right and best school for kids. I also want to understand which area would be safe, clean, pretty, friendly and international to live in: Tervuren or watermael Boistfort/ Audergham? And has lot of rental properties choices ( range within 1000 to 1600k for 3 bed apartment or house) and good transport system. ( if I am not able to drive my kids, I could take tram or bus) and then some days go back to office in wavre. ( as I don’t want to pay for bus) I am really confused as choosing the right school and than the right area to live in as I am completely new in Belgium. I would highly appreciate to hear your suggestions and responses and guidance. Many thanks in advance.
Hi,I have relocated to Brussels a few months ago and my family will finally join me this weekend and I want to give them an unforgettable first weekend in Brussels. I have 5 years old twin boys. What would you do with them (both if it rains or if it is good weather)?Thanks,Joaquim
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Hello,Does anyone have any tips on a good French language course, teacher or organisation for children. My sons aged 4 and 6 need to get up to speed for school. They are English native speakers and we live in Ixelles. We would consider private lessons if there is anyone reading this who is interested in tutoring also.Thank you.
Today I was working in my forest making fires and clearing bramble while my sons made teepees. They were collecting mud seeing if they could construct a fire hearth within their teepee. They had a ball.. Both so engaged with what they were doing. I started wondering if any other parents would be interested on a Sunday bringing children along to make outdoor huts build fires and clear forest.I would think this activity would suit children 4 and up. What do you think? Thanks Wendy
Dear All, We have just recently moved to Brussels (Woluwe Saint Lambert) and we looking for some activities for English speaking kids - boy 4.5 year. Does anyone know if there are any groups like this - preferably in our area but not nessesarly. I would be greatfull for any suggestions. Kind Regards woluwe saint lambert