The school charter introduces the principles which need to be respected by the entire school community of the Ecole de Commerce et de Gestion – School of Business and Management. This charter is dynamic and will evolve over the course of the years.
Transfer of knowledge
The objective of your school community is to encourage and guide the pupils and students in the acquisition of general knowledge as well as specific knowledge and skills in the domain of business, management and communication. The pupils and students devote their time to their studies and they are assisted in their efforts by their teachers. The teachers at the ECG commit to helping their pupils develop their intellectual, artistic, physical and social competences.
A dual objective is pursued by the teachers: on the one hand, the introduction of the pupil to the professional world after graduating and on the other hand, the pursuit of higher education, either at the ECG, or a university or another graduate school.
Since 1990, the school community of the ECG has specialised in the transfer of knowledge and fostering of skills in the administrative and business domain in the classes from 4e to 1e. In addition, the school offers pupils the possibility of a continuation of their studies upon successful completion of their secondary education, thanks to a two-year vocational higher education course (BTS). In this context, the contact with the professional world is established and developed (consolidated). Very often alumni are integrated in this process. They are incited to participate in seminars or projects and students often manage to do their internships in one of those companies.
The school offers the pupils the possibility to follow traditional classes, but the ECG also offers other paths, so that every pupil can benefit from the best scaffolding possible.
- Levelling class (mise à niveau) : First of all, these classes welcome and support pupils wishing to reintegrate education and enabling them to get a diploma at the end of their course.
- Reception class (CLIJA): Secondly, the ECG has demonstrated social commitment by offering two CLIJA classes. These classes offer recent immigrants the opportunity to continue their education and provide them with adequate support. In these classes, there is a strong emphasis on French language teaching in order to facilitate the integration of these students into the Luxembourgish society.
- Evening classes: Finally, evening classes are offered to cater for professional people or people who can’t participate in regular classes to follow through with their studies, thus enabling them to have access to a general secondary school leaving certificate.
Respect, responsibility and solidarity
The school’s role has considerably evolved over the years and it is no longer a place where only transfer of knowledge takes place; instead it has become a place of education. Thus, apart from teaching, the school feels compelled to educate its pupils and students, to transform them into engaged, critical and responsible citizens.
It goes without saying that for the perfect functioning of the school community, mutual respect is the basic premise. This holds equally true for pupils, students, teachers and the rest of the school staff. The student commits to respecting their teachers and fellow classmates. The teachers commit to treating their pupils in a fair way. Trust respect and tolerance form the basis of our school community.
Mutual trust is consolidated between the teaching staff, managing staff and pupils. One important aspect in relation to this connection is the relative maturity of ECG pupils. Pupils and classes can be trusted; however, it lies within the pupils’ control to honour this trust with impeccable behaviour.
Creation of a healthy learning environment
By establishing a supportive atmosphere for learning, the school community offers pupils and students the best conditions thus enabling them to fully dedicate their time and efforts to their studies in a pleasant atmosphere.
In order to maintain an harmonious atmosphere, each pupil commits to respecting the Code of Conduct in place at the ECG on the same basis as they respect the law. Hence, the consumption of alcohol, tobacco and drugs is strictly forbidden.
The ECG does not tolerate any kind of violence, whether it be of verbal or physical nature.
The ECG aims to reduce lateness and absenteeism.
Every learner highlights their willingness to be taught by being on time for lessons, respecting the dress code and by making sure they have got all the necessary course material at hand. The respect of the Code of Conduct will prevent any discussions regarding the use of mobile phones and other electronic devices.
The School of Business and Management also attaches great importance to the cleanliness of the premises. Moreover, in order to be sustainable, every member of the school community is invited to sort their waste.
If, however, a member of the school community encounters personal or professional difficulties, they are not alone. Colleagues, classmates, the teachers’ council, the student council, the class teachers, the counselling service and finally the school administration will offer their help and support for anyone facing difficulties.
Communication, dialogue and transparence
For learning to take place in the best possible circumstances an honest and continuous communication among all members of the school community is of key importance. And it is exactly this approach to communication which is going to help resolve conflicts.
To provide a perfect communication framework, regular exchange between teaching and managing staff and pupils and students and parents is important. After all, it is only by working together that we can counter academic and social problems right from the start.