You are still welcome to enrol your children for this current year. Fill out the application form from the Join Our School menu. If we have spaces in the class(es) you require, we will contact you directly, otherwise your child(ren) will be added to the waiting list and should a place become available, we will then contact you.
Thank you to everyone involved in Our School for your support throughout this last term.
Six months ago, few of us knew what Zoom was, but by April it had become our virtual classroom. Our teachers pulled out all the stops to deliver online classes and the children responded with enthusiasm. Whilst our youngest tots enjoyed baking, singing and stories at home, our primary pupils developed their literacy skills and the CM2s marked their leaving with beautiful poetry readings. Well done to you all!
Thank you especially to our families for enabling your children to connect to their classes and nurturing their English over the long weeks of lockdown. We wish you all a well-deserved holiday and look forward to seeing you in September!
Have you ever wondered what happens behind Our School’s door? A lot is the answer! Last year, we celebrated fifteen years of Our School so how did it all start?
Back in 2003, a group of mums and teachers set up a fledgling association to teach English literacy to English-speaking children in the Versailles area. Over the years, Our School grew and now has thirteen classes, seven teachers, a four-strong board, a full-time President and a fantastic teaching environment in Sacré Coeur. Conscious that bigger is not necessarily better, Our School works hard to stay true to its roots. Community is at the heart of our events and our students tend to graduate with strong friendships and an international outlook as well as an impressive English vocabulary!
The summer term offered opportunities to celebrate our pupils’ achievements at the wonderful Transport show by the Maternelle children and moving CM2 graduation ceremonies. We could not be prouder of our classes of 2019! Sports Day in June was a further highlight with children and parents having a great time competing in their races. Many students enjoyed their year at Our School so much, they came back for more in the holidays, spending a fun week at Summer Camp learning about the amazing world of creepy crawlies!
Thank you to our teachers for their dedication, our children for their smiles and hard work and our families for their ongoing support. Here’s to the next fifteen years at Our School!
Louise Pullen, Our School Board
Our School Mission Statement
Our School provides English classes for fluent English speaking children between the ages of 3 to 11 being brought up in a bilingual environment. Many of the children have one or two English-speaking parents and English is spoken at home. Others have returned from abroad where schooling was in English and wish to maintain their fluency.
The classes are small and children develop their speaking, reading and writing abilities in English. The teachers are all native English speakers. They are qualified with professional experience and are highly dedicated to creating a fun, friendly, but also hardworking environment at Our School.
The standard is high and all children must have good spoken English. The work in primary classes is more formal with emphasis on grammar, spelling and comprehension, preparing for international classes at secondary school.