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The Student Hotel: Accommodation For Life-Long Learners And Explorers

Posted by: Scar on Friday February 09, 2018 (15:16:52)   (1369 Reads)
In a former publishing house, east of Amsterdam’s city centre, the tip-tap of a table tennis game snaps back and forth through the air. There are comfy sofas, a retro photo booth, a shiny black foosball table and a curtained-off area with a TV that is never switched off. A launderette with a six-foot-high pin board for lost socks is located around the corner, and a bike shed is housed in the basement.    more ...
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A Guide To International Schools In Rotterdam

Posted by: Scar on Friday December 15, 2017 (14:38:50)   (1500 Reads)
Despite being the second-biggest city in the Netherlands, Rotterdam has relatively few international schools to choose from. It could be that this makes your decision easier if you have children and decide to move there!    more ...
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An Expat Guide To Preschool In Amsterdam

Posted by: Scar on Friday July 21, 2017 (15:11:02)   (3640 Reads)
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Preschool (voorschool) is a government-subsidised schooling system for children aged 2.5 to 4. More structured than a playschool, the voorschool works in association with their local primary school (basisschool) and is designed to equip children – in a fun way - with the basic skills for school life.    more ...
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Choosing A Primary School In The Netherlands

Posted by: Scar on Wednesday March 29, 2017 (13:48:09)   (5431 Reads)
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With around 7000 primary schools to choose from, newcomers to the Netherlands need clear information to identify the best fit for their child. We answer the key questions on primary education options to help you begin your search.    more ...
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Interview With Ydo Jousma, Cambridge Principal, International School Eerde

Posted by: Scar on Friday March 04, 2016 (12:58:48)   (2633 Reads)
International School Eerde
Ydo, you're the Cambridge Principal of the International School Eerde in Ommen. Tell us a bit about your role - what does your day-to-day routine look like?

I share my workload with Mr Justin Hughes, the IBDP principal at our school. We start with a short team briefing to update ourselves and our staff regarding issues of the day and their priority they take. Afternoons are spent with longer term planning.    more ...
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An Overview Of International Schools in The Netherlands

Posted by: Carole on Wednesday June 04, 2014 (01:14:11)   (2846 Reads)
Expats in the Netherlands have a choice of many good international schools for their children. The Dutch Ministry of Education partly subsidizes most international schools and these schools remain within ministry rules. Due to this subsidy, the schools are able to offer more affordable fees.

Students eligible for admission into these schools include those from non-Dutch families with expat status living in the country for a limited duration o ...    more ...