We are very happy to welcome international students. If you consider enrolling your child with us, you can make an appointment for an interview and a tour of the school. Please contact Eline Boerkamp or Jolanda vd Dungen (internal supervisor) by phone: 040- 2446044 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org A child can be enrolled from the age of two and a half, either via the website or by completing the registration form after the tour. Children living in postcode area 5631 can generally be placed. Children living outside this postcode area will be put on a waiting list, and their parents will be informed when the child can be placed.
Six weeks before your child will start at our school, you will receive information on the start date for your child to attend school and the teacher’s details. Children are always invited to come for a trial afternoon to get accustomed to their new environment, and a home visit from the teacher will be scheduled. If your child is over four and you have recently moved to the area, or if you are considering switching schools, please contact us and together we will see what the possibilities are.
Marieke Loeffen (director)
About our school:
At the Wethouder van Eupenschool we pride ourselves on its open and friendly atmosphere. Most of the children attending our school live nearby, in postcode area 5631 (Oude Gracht, De Karpen and Koudenhoven). Student numbers are stable (2015: 312, 2016: 309, 2017: 311, 2018: 318). At the moment the school has more senior than junior pupils, so we expect a number of around 300 in the years to come.
Our school is part of the Oude Gracht SPIL Centre (SPIL is an acronym for playing, integrating, learning), which is a collaboration with Korein Kinderplein Muzenlaan and Cassandraplein.
As a school we encourage our pupils to develop into independent world citizens for tomorrow’s society, giving attention to every child’s unique talent and individual capacities.
We have three core values for our school:
We think it is important for pupils to be happy when going to school. We want to offer them a nice and safe environment in which they can develop optimally. A feeling of happiness has positive effects on your health and your development. It is a combination of you feeling good and functioning well.
40% of a child’s well-being can be stimulated by the following five factors:
-Playing, moving around
-Giving, the readiness to share with others
-Connecting, building a social network
-Mindful living, being aware of your thoughts and feelings
We pay attention to these aspects in our day-to-day education.
We offer pupils a broad-based development. We focus on both cognitive development, socio-emotional development and the development of skills. We believe a good command of arithmatic and language is a prerequisite for further development in society. We further teach pupils necessary skills for the future; skills you need to be happy (see above) and skills such as creativity, problem-solving abilities and collaboration (as shown in the adjoining diagram).
Every child and every adult in our school is different. We have a way of dealing with the differences that exist and we are open to the individuality of each and every one. We give attention to each pupil and his/her abilities and talents.
IEP- final test
Since school year 2015-2016 we assess our pupils by the IEP final test. This test is done at the end of primary school by group 8 pupils. They work on the test for two mornings and answer both open and closed questions in the fields of language and arithmetic. All pupils participate in the IEP final test. For our school last year’s results were as follows:
in group 8
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Depending on their learning outcomes, our pupils pursue their educational career in different types of secondary schools. Below, you can see the distribution to the different school types in the last three years.
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Our view on the relation between school and parents
Parents should be able to rely on the pedagogic and educational climate of the school. Regular communication is most important in order to cooperate well with each other. In addition to planned meetings, we offer parents the opportunity to maintain daily informal contacts with our team members and want them to know they are welcome at our school. We also stimulate parental involvement in all sorts of activities. The school also has a well-functioning system of class parents, an events committee and participation council.
Monday 8.45 – 14.45
Tuesday 8.45 – 14.45
Wednesday 8.45 – 12.30
Thursday 8.45 – 14.45
Friday 8.45 – 14.45
All students stay at school during lunch time.
The holiday calender can be found on our website.
If you have any additional questions, please get in touch with us:
040- 2446044 or e-mail: email@example.com