WHAT DOES A NORMAL SCHOOL DAY LOOK LIKE?
At BOS school children from 3 to 12 year old can have the time and freedom to grow up and become self-aware and autonomous adults.
Children arrive at school between 8h30 -9h30 and leave school between 15h30 -17h30. In these hours, they are free to move in the school building and outdoor spaces and share their activities with all other community members.
The day starts with a morning circle at 9h45 , where children and adult staff members can present some ideas/activities for the day. Different activities are offered every day by children and adult staff and continue for as long as there is interest. Starting from the principle that every learning process is fruitful only if coming from a real interest, every child can decide what to do during the day, in order to allow space and time for every child curiosity to flourish. Children can profit from the experiences of others, and join together interest clubs or creating committees on a special issue.
Adult staff members are on-site at all times and are there to ensure students’ well-being and safety. They are also available to facilitate learning or discussion, inspire activities, or to support children with accessing the resources they need. There are no assigned spaces or age groupings.
There are multi-purpose spaces which evolve with the changing needs of the community. We have dedicated spaces for Art, Cooking, Science, Gaming, Sewing, Music, Carpentry, Libraries, Gardening, Animal caring, etc.
At BOS School we take every opportunity of learning outside the 4 walls of our building: we spend as much time as children want outdoor, taking advantage of the beautiful garden and private park that we have access to. Moreover, we also enjoy opportunities to collaborate with the different realities that are close to our place at the Fraternites du Bon Pasteur and to be immersed in the real life of the city of Brussels.
Every week, children participate in the management of the school in the different organs of the school (Morning Circles, Conseil d’Ecole, Mediation Committee).
In this environment, children can do what they are really passionate about and develop their talents. They can also acquire competencies that will be very useful all along their life: self-awareness (what do they like, what are they good at), setting goals and find ways to accomplish them, live and cooperate with people with different ages.