School life – Vie scolaire
A TEAM DEDICATED TO STUDENT WELL-BEING
“Vie Scolaire” refers to all the conditions established in the school to facilitate students’ lives, their work, and their education. It contributes to the progressive development of students’ personalities and the creation of an environment conducive to learning.
A VITAL PRESENCE FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
In middle and high schools, the team dedicated to School Life contacts families when a student is absent, manages cafeteria supervision, and oversees supervised study sessions. Throughout the day, they ensure the welcoming of students and parents. They build strong connections between students, parents, and themselves. The School Life team works closely with teachers to ensure the well-being of students and provide the support they need, such as tailored programs to address individual needs and academic support. Students develop a strong relationship with their main teachers, who guide and advise them throughout their secondary education.
Their role also includes ensuring the children’s academic success; in case of repeated absences, the team is responsible for contacting families, informing them, and coordinating efforts to find a long-term solution.
Members of the school life team focus on students’ well-being and safety through specific programs, such as workshops and discussions on various topics including bullying, online harassment, the school environment, gender equality, stress management, drug awareness, identity, and tolerance.
The Head of Education organizes the school life service and coordinates Education Assistants (AED). Their responsibilities can be divided into three areas:
- School operation: monitoring student attendance and participation, managing surveillance personnel, and ensuring student safety.
- Collaboration with teaching staff: exchanging information with teachers about students’ behavior and academic results, especially in cases of difficulty or absenteeism, to find common solutions. Participation in pedagogical council and class councils, as well as collaboration in project implementation.
- Educational activities: establishing direct relations and contact with students on both a collective (classes or groups) and individual level (behavior, work, personal issues). Organizing socio-educational activities, student centers, and leisure time activities (clubs, cultural and recreational activities). Coordinating participation and consultation (training, student delegate elections, and school council meetings).
Education Assistants (AED) supervise and guide students during school hours. They work as a team and, under the supervision of the Deputy Principal, are responsible for attendance control (daily roll call, maintenance of absence and tardiness records) and discipline (supervision of detentions). They play a pedagogical role, providing students with academic support, homework assistance, support in using new technologies, sports and cultural activities, and overseeing school trips and outings.
Additionally, during breaks and meal times, they respond to various adolescent concerns, play an important preventive role, and assist students with various issues (minor injuries, listening, lost items, resolving conflicts, etc.).
These tasks require them to be close to the students, understand their concerns, and stay informed about school life.
COLLEGE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL (CVCL)
At LIFV, we recognize the importance of involving our students in decision-making and planning processes to enhance their experience. Our College and High School Student Council (CVCL) plays a vital role in working with staff and students on various aspects of school life, including managing school projects and updating the school’s rules and general conditions for homework and student-directed work. The CVCL offers students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills.