"We have children at the heart of everything we do and understand the need to nurture the whole child both personally and academically."

Welcome from Head of ISB Primary

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the ISB Primary School on behalf of the Primary Team. We have created a safe, stimulating environment where children are supported and challenged to succeed. We have children at the heart of everything we do and understand the need to nurture the whole child both personally and academically. Our school ethos is based on respect…respecting one another, respecting yourself and our school. 

We are very fortunate to have started our school in August 2011, this has meant we have been able to develop a new school from scratch with its own ethos and feeling.  We are a friendly, close-knit school community that is particularly good at welcoming and settling new children. Our school has a family atmosphere; we ensure the whole school community is welcomed in our school. 

The children benefit from having the range of age groups in our school from daycare to secondary. This is undoubtedly a wonderful advantage for our children. Having such a diverse range of age enables children to mix with a range of ages, form friendships and learn and support one another.  

We feel very proud of our school and the area in which we are located. We ensure our children have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful, rich surrounding area. We enrich the children’s learning by taking learning out of the classroom and into the real world.  We plan school trips to enhance and extend their learning. During this academic year the children trips will include visiting: NAC (football stadium), Technopolis Science Museum in Mechelen (Belgium) and the Children's Farm in Breda (Kinderboederij).

We aim to ensure all our children’s talents are nurtured and developed. As a team we do this by knowing our children very well and adapting and differentiating lessons to ensure all children have the opportunity to be challenged and supported. We facilitate this by investing time really getting to know all our children, by planning for the individual needs of the children in our school, and by choosing themes and projects that excite and inspire children. We ensure the children are on track by setting and reviewing their targets regularly.

While the children are at our school, we enable them to gain real experiences of Dutch culture in Breda. All children in the primary are taught Dutch by a native speaker. Our Dutch teachers come from our partner primary school the Dr De Visser School. The children experience first-hand Dutch traditions and special days with the Dutch children from our partner school. The children join in with celebrations for Sinterklaas, Carnival and Queens Day. We actively encourage friendships from our partner Dutch school and we facilitate this by providing social opportunities to mix and give real opportunities to practice their Dutch.

We believe the role of parents is paramount for children to succeed in school. As such, we positively encourage parent involvement in school and encourage collaboration and cooperation. This takes shape a variety of planned ways, such as inviting parents to help in school, an open door policy on parents meeting (plus regular meetings), social events, whole-school training and information evenings.

We are very proud of all our children, our school and look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Kind regards, 

Mrs Louise Everson 

Head of Primary

Deputy Head of School 

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