Wereldschool Amstelveen

A school where newcomers are provided with a basis for regular Dutch education.

Wereldschool Amstelveen is a school is a school where we welcome newcomers from all over the world. The pupils are prepared in one year for a future in the Netherlands and regular Dutch education. We do this by offering intensive Dutch language and math lessons.

After a year, the pupils are provided with a basis to start in regular Dutch education. We offer education to students from 5 to 12 years old.

Our school

Wereldschool Amstelveen is the primary school for newcomers in Amstelveen. Our school has five groups. These groups are classified by age. We teach the students Dutch by reading, talking and writing. In addition, we also offer other subjects within primary education, but we ensure that language is our most important pillar. Each student is taught at his or her own level. In each class there is a teacher and a teacher’s assistant present. This allows us to give maximum attention to the students.

At our school we also give attention to the social emotional skills. A child only learns when he or she feels safe and well. Because the classes are no larger than 18 students and the team of teachers is small, everyone knows each other, which creates a nice ambiance. This ambiance creates a safe and stable environment where the students can develop their new language.

The students get acquainted with the Dutch culture, festive days, the traditions and much more beauty of this small water-country. In addition, we respect each other's culture and nationality.

Students feel seen, heard and safe with us: the foundation to learn a new language!

Breaks: The students have breaks twice a day. The first break is for a healthy snack, such as vegetables, fruit or a cracker and a drink. The lunch break is a bit longer, during this moment the students can enjoy their own lunch. We do not have the opportunity to warm the lunch.

Gym class: The students have gym lessons organised by mister Thomas twice a week. The students have their gym clothes and shoes in a separate bag. A bottle of water is also good to have with you during gym class.

Celebrating birthday: When it's your child's birthday, he/she can treat goodies at school. We celebrate this in class by singing songs and make it a real party. The birthday boy or birthday girl is allowed to hand out goodies, preferably a pre-packaged treat and not too much.

School hours, days off and holidays

The school door opens at 8:20. Class starts at 8:30. The school is out at 14.30.

Holidays and days off, schoolyear 2023/2024

  • October the 11th: Study day, students free
  • 27 October 23th till 27th: Autumn holidays
  • October the 30th: Study day, students free
  • December the 1st: Schools out at 12:00
  • December the 24th to January the 5th: Christmas holidays
  • February the 2th: Study day, students free
  • February 19th till 23th: Spring break
  • March the 13th: Study day, students free
  • March the 29th: Good Friday
  • April 1st: Easter Monday 
  • April the 29th till May the 10th: May holidays
  • May the 20th: Whit Monday
  • June the 12th: Study day
  • July the 22th: Summer holidays

Special days

  • September the 6th: First day of school
  • December the 1st: Sinterklaas in the morning
  • June 25: Schooltrip

Wereldschool Amstelveen is part of the Amstelland Education Group Foundation. This foundation includes 13 schools, each with their own identity. After their period at Wereldschool Amstelveen, our pupils often go to one of these schools.

On the website of the Municipality of Amstelveen you will find all information about the municipality.

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