FAQ Summerschool 2021

What is Summerschool?

Summerschool offers:

  • free optional catch-up classes at the end of the summer holidays
  • for elementary and secondary school pupils who have fallen behind in the main school subjects.
When is Summerschool?

Summerschool 2021 will operate from 30 August to 10 September 2021.

Which pupils can take advantage of the Summerschool offer?

Elementary school pupils

Pupils who have gaps or difficulties in mathematics or languages at school can attend catch-up classes. The class teacher (titulaire de classe) identifies the pupils for whom catch-up classes are necessary.

At the teacher-parents meeting on the intermediate report (bilan intermédiaire) at the end of the third term, the class teacher suggests which children should be enrolled for Summerschool. If the parents agree, it is the class teacher who enrols the children. It is also possible at this meeting for parents to ask for their child to be enrolled.

The offer is for pupils who attended a class in cycles 2, 3 or 4.1 in 2020-2021; for pupils in cycle 4.2, see below.

Secondary school pupils

The classes are for pupils in classes 7e to 2e of secondary education and for pupils who will be starting in the 7e class in September 2021. Two types of courses are offered:

  • catch-up classes for pupils who are to take an additional exam (épreuve d’ajournement) in September (subjects: German, English, French, mathematics, biology, natural sciences, chemistry, physics)
  • refresher courses for pupils who want to fill in gaps in their learning (subjects: German, English, French, mathematics).

A pupil may be enrolled for a maximum of two subjects.

In vocational training, only classes in general subjects (enseignement général) are available.
How is Summerschool organised in elementary education?

Pupils in cycles 2, 3 and 4.1

The subjects offered vary according to the cycle:

  • classes in mathematics and German are organised for pupils in cycle 2 
  • classes in mathematics and a language class combining German and French are organised for pupils in cycle 3 
  • classes in mathematics, German and French are organised for pupils in cycle 4.1.

A pupil may attend one class only, lasting one week. Depending on the cycle and subject, the week of classes can have six, ten or twelve lessons (each lesson lasts 55 minutes).

The following dates have been set:

  • For pupils in cycles 2.2 and 3.2, classes take place from 30 August to 3 September
  • For pupils in cycles 2.1 and 3.1, classes take place from 6 to 10 September
  • For pupils in cycle 4.1., classes spread between 30 August and 10 September

The classes are held on five mornings and three afternoons during the week. The pupil’s timetable will be given to the parents at the teacher-parents meeting on the intermediate report.

For pupils attending a maison relais, transfer is organised by the teacher and the staff of the day-care centre.

Pupils in cycle 4.2

Pupils in cycle 4.2 attend classes held at the secondary school where they are enrolled for the 2021-2022 school year. Their class teacher will hand them a form indicating the course they are advised to take. They hand this form in at the school secretary’s office at their future secondary school.

Pupils in international public schools

For pupils attending a primary class at an international public school, parents must contact the school secretary’s office themselves.

How is Summerschool organised in secondary education?

This year there will be classes at every public secondary school (including the international public schools). Children are enrolled directly with the school secretary’s office, subject to available places.

A pupil may be enrolled for a maximum of two subjects.

There is provision for ten lessons (each lesson lasts 50 minutes), taught in double lessons, for each class. The schools may spread the lessons over one or two weeks.

Lessons are supervised by teachers or university students.

How is my child enrolled at Summerschool?

At elementary school, it is the class teacher (titulaire de classe) who enrols the child, with the parents’ agreement.

At secondary school and for pupils starting secondary school in autumn 2021, enrolment takes place directly at the pupil’s secondary school.

Where can I find teaching materials to prepare for the start of the new school year?

The catch-up classes use themed dossiers compiled by the Ministry. The dossiers can be accessed from 15 July on this website at www.schouldoheem.lu, using the pupil’s IAM identifiers. In this way, pupils who do not plan to attend Summerschool are able to work independently or with their family to prepare for the start of the new school year.

Who can I ask if I have any questions about Summerschool?

You can contact the helpline on 8002-9090 on any working day (9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 4 p.m.).


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