What We Do
Ecole André Malraux is a hive of activity during school hours and beyond with the Amicale running a plethora of events and activities throughout the school year.
- Our after-school activities are our biggest commitment and much appreciated by the children as well as their parents! Activities include sports classes, music, theatre and arts and crafts. A small team of volunteer parents ensure the smooth running of the activities, which are enjoyed by about 300 children each week. Registration opens for the highly popular classes early in the school year. Parents should ensure their Amicale family profile is up to date before this time. (Aktiva also provides after-school care at the school. This is a separate entity to the Amicale with a distinct booking system.)
- The Amicale's bakery is a bustling boulangerie in the heart of Hanwell. Held every second Friday at 3:30pm in the school's parents' courtyard, the bakery offers a mouth-watering selection of fresh breads and viennoiseries. Run by a dedicated team of volunteer parents, the bakery's profits go directly to the Amicale, so bring your wallets – and your appetite!
- Other fundraising activities include a quiz night, which is a calendar highlight, while social events include a Christmas party and coffee mornings.
- Thanks to its money raising activities, the Amicale supports several initiatives throughout the year, including a December show for the children; a visit from Father Christmas, and the Fête de la Musique where the children are invited to let their talents shine. We also fund some sports kit for the school, including swimming caps.
- And it doesn't stop there. The Amicale also publishes a school directory, which lists contact details for families attending the school (very useful for arranging play dates and car pools), as well as a yearbook, which is a charming record of the children's achievements over the school year.
The Amicale relies on parent volunteers who dedicate a little of their free time to ensure the children profit fully from their time at the school. If you feel inspired to join the team, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
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