Author Archives: Martin Helmert

Dear Parents, the parent’s association (AGSEP), in collaboration with Scuola per l’Europa, organises a second hand school books sale. You can find all details in the documents below.

Timetable & Instruction:

Book Sale 2019 Instuction Timetable EN (95.4 KiB, 45 downloads)

Book List to be filled in and brought to school together with the books during times indicated in the above document:

PLEASE MAKE 2 COPIES OF THIS FORM 2019 EN (14.6 KiB, 29 downloads)

Saturday 29th of June from 10:00-15:00

End-of-the- School-Year-Picnic

Dear parents, we need an estimate about how many people will come. To help us go to this DOODLE, tick a box (number of people) and click “send”.


End-of-the-school-year-picnic EN 2 (343.6 KiB, 7 downloads)

We need an estimate about how many people might come to the End-of-the-School-Year-Picnic on Saturday 29th of June, 10:00-15:00 (changed time!!).
To help us please go to this DOODLE, tick a box and click “send”. Thanks!

If you want to join those who already volunteered to bring food, please write a message (WhatsApp or SMS) to 375 5939240 or an email to

Concept behind the international food fair:

  1. to cook for our teachers and all those who work every day at school for our children in order to say „thank you! “
  2. the food should be easy to serve, more like finger food, because we cannot use tables to sit down and eat.
  3. the food will be available against vouchers which need to be bought. All those who bring a dish and school staff get a certain number of vouchers for free. All others have to buy vouchers. 

A must will be the list of ingredients (allergies!!)! Please prepare such a list in all three languages & easy to read also for children = printed. If you need help, please send such a list to

There will be tables for the food under pavilions. Please also prepare a flag and sign to show from which country the dish is coming. 


Martin Helmert on behalf of the social events team.

Here is a collection of activities during this summer 2019. If you would like to add an activity, please send a link and small description to Thanks, your AGSEP committee.

Cooper Splash at Moletolo Public Pool and Sports Center

For children from 4 to 10, including swimming lessons, free pool time, and other sports like Beach Volley, Basketball, Football and fun activities

INFO 0521.776589 –  –

President Tennis Club Parma

Sports camp in Basilicanova for children from 5 to 12 focussing on Tennis but also other sports, e.g. Football, Baseball, American Football, Aikido as well as special events and fun labs and afternoons in the pool.

Info: 0521.681293!

Sports Camp at Sports Center Center Ercule Negri

For children from 4 to 13, including sports and activities (music, theatre etc) in airconditioned rooms as well as swimming lessons and afternoons in the pool. 0521/257040 –

English Summer Camp Dragomanno

For children from 6 to 10, immersed in nature but close to Parma, the summer camp is led by English native speakers and includes sports, labs and other fun activities.

INFO 0521/774230 – 3476976720

Scuola Munari: A Summer for the 5 Senses

For children from 1 to 10, there are different activities according to the age groups in the inspiring environment of the Mary Poppins School.

INFO 0521/233643 –

Ippovalli- A summer with horses

For children from 6 to 14 and located in a beautiful environment close to Parma, children will be in contact with nature and horses

INFO 3332857479

La Torretta Horse Riding School

For children from 4 to 14, the camp is offering riding lessons combined with theory about the wellbeing of horses and many aspects of nature.

INFO 3402525447 –

Summer at the Circus

Innovative and creative summer camp introducing children from 6 to 11 to web radio, photography and filmmaking and afternoon acrobatic lessons at the Circus School Circolarmente

INFO 348/5973176-

English Eco Lab at the International Library

For children from 7 to 11, which will be introduced to "little gests of Ecology" during labs and workshops at a camp in which the English language will be protagonist.

INFO – 0521 031984 / 983

Asinopoli. A summer immersed in Nature

In a beautiful location immersed in nature and surrounded for 4 goodhearted donkeys, this summer camp focuses on nature, animals, relax and farm live. For children from 4 to 13.

INFO 3494286844 - 3472220200


For children from 5 to 14, in this outdoor summer camps children will be guided into loads of sports and fun activities by experienced Giocampus coaches.

INFO 0521905568 ––

Swimming school CSI Lido Taro "A morning in the pool"

At the Pontetaro River Pool and for children from 3 to 16, activities include swimming and gymnastics lessons. Transport from Parma in a private bus can be organized.

INFO 335 5250264 – 339 5674248-

Summer camp for toddlers "Ciuccio di Nina"

For children from 1 to 4, in a cosy environment of the nursery Ciuccio di Nina

INFO – 328 4761405 – 0521 1511809

Summer Sports Center Anna Frank

For children from 6 to 11, activities include sports and fun time and two visits to the pool each week.

INFO – 339 5243471

Super Golf Camp Giocampus

A camp specializing on teaching children how to play golf at the Giocampus Sports Center, with a minimum of 7, maximum of 15 participants.

INFO 0521905568 – –

Cinghio - a Summer with Horses

The riding school in Felino is offering various different summer camps according to age groups, a farm camp for children 3 to 7, and pony or horse camps for older children.

INFO 0521 834892 and 3408312523

Summer Beach Volley at Isla Blanca

This summer camp is specializing on teaching Beach Volley to groups of under 16, under 14 and under 12 years olds. In includes practice and theory video lessons, ,meeting with athletes and afternoon fun time in the Aqualena Pool in via Ximenes.

Info Lucio Dattaro 348-2595007

Boot Camp for Teens - learn how to be a Film Maker

A boot camp for teens from 12 to 16 years where they will be taught in the art of video making and post production in the Corte Boselli, a structure 50 minutes outside of Parma.

Info 348/5973176

Volontary camps for Teens: Forum Solidaritae

A great opportunity for teens over 15 to get active in several voluntary fields like working with handicapped people, environment, civil protection and intercultural integration.

Info: promozione@forumsol - 0521/228330

Save the date: Saturday 29.06.2019, 10:00-15:00

We are very pleased to invite the whole school community to an international Picnic where we will celebrate the accomplishments of the school year 2018/19, and we will thank the teachers and the school administration for their dedication to the future of our children. It will be also a moment to celebrate the joy of the students who finish their BAC and to wish all the best to those leaving the school.

In order to organise our picnic, we are looking for volunteers that coordinate a country/regional food and take care of the table together with other families of the same nationality/region (e.g. Asian table, South American table, Italian regional table, etc.) before and during the picnic.

Please send an e-mail to: and be part of this project. 

Music performances from pupils, games and other activities for all are being organised. Further details will be announced in June.

We will be looking forward to hear from you soon!


the AGSEP Committee.

Dear parents, from next Monday on (1st of April) one or more parents from the AGSEP committee will be available to listen and to talk to you in two different locations! We will try to find answers for everything you want to know about our school. And we are always looking for good ideas and suggestions and for volunteers who want to get active in our school community!

1. At School from 8:30-10:30

Each school Monday morning you can meet at least one AGSEP committee member in school. You will find us in the room in front of the main school library, our new AGSEP office space!

2. At EFSA from 13:30-14:15

Each Monday between 13:30 and 14:15 EFSA parents can meet an AGSEP committee member in one of the EFSA ground floor meeting rooms (please check in the EFSA room booking system in order to find out which room).

The AGSEP Committee is complete! Find all details in the minutes of the ClassRep Committee meeting of the 18th of February on which the committee was filled with 16 ClassReps and now consists of 21 parent volunteers. In the past the AGSEP Committee was called AGSEP Management Board.

AGSEP 2019 02 18 CC Minutes EN (348.1 KiB, 59 downloads)

Dear Parents,

There are reports of head lice in our school. Therefore, we suggest you check your son or daughter’s hair closely at home.

Head lice are parasites that are found on the scalp mostly around the ears and the back of the neck.

Lice have brown colours whereas eggs (nits) are white and attached to the hair.

The nits, unlike dandruff, do not flake away from the hair but are cemented to the hair shaft.

Head lice and nits can be common in young children and their family.

They don’t have anything to do with poor hygiene because they can spread only by contact.


Head lice are small insects, up to 3mm long, and can be difficult to spot.

Head lice can make your head feel itchy or like something is moving in your hair.

The only way to be sure someone has head lice is by finding live lice and nits.

You can do this by combing the hair with a special fine-toothed comb (detection comb). You can buy these online or at pharmacies.


Treat head lice as soon as you spot them.

You should check everyone in the house and start treating anyone who has head lice on the same day.


Lice and nits can be removed by wet combing (detection comb). You can find a special fine-toothed comb in the pharmacies to remove head lice and bits.


-Wash hair with ordinary shampoo

-Apply lots of conditioners (any conditioner will do)

-Comb the whole head of hair, from the roots to the ends.

Do wet combing on days 1, 5, 9 and 13 to catch any newly hatched head lice. Check again that everyone’s hair is free of lice on day 17.

Ask your pharmacist for advice to use MEDICATED LOTIONS AND SPRAYS if you have tried wet combing for 17 days, but your child still has live head lice.

Remember some treatments aren’t recommended because they’re unlikely to work and of doubtful value.



There’s no proven medical product which prevents head lice.

Do not use medicated treatment lotions and sprays to try to prevent head lice because they can irritate the scalp.

The only measure is to try to avoid direct contact:

-combs and brushes

-hair clips and accessories

-hats and bike helmets

-scarves and coats


You can help stop them from spreading by wet or dry combing regularly to catch them early.

There’s no need to keep your child off school if they have head lice.

But please notify the school and the other class parents as soon as possible in case you found head lice.

Text by Romano Tetamo (AGSEP Committee)