AIS Primary Department
The Primary Department of AIS is located in the Dr. Aletta Jacobs School, a Dutch state primary school, comprising a Dutch Department and the International Department.
The Primary Department welcomes children of all nationalities into its safe and friendly environment.
As part of a Dutch school community the children have direct contact with Dutch culture and customs, while still being educated in English.
Close cooperation with parents and teachers results in individually adapted programmes to foster the best educational development of each child.
Primary and Secondary children from the Goch area travel to the Primary & Secondary Department, in Arnhem can choose to travel to school using the new AIS Kleve-Arnhem bus service. More information about this service contact Mr Tirrisi (liaison between Bus Service & School)
Ms. Gill Eaton, Head of Primary Department, Arnhem International School
Arnhem Telephone: 00 31 (0)26 3230729
The primary department provides a safe and friendly environment for children in which they can reach their full academic and social potential while benefiting from the rich multi-cultural atmosphere within the school. Small class sizes enable staff to build up a close relationship with pupils and identify specific individual needs.
Arnhem International School Vision
This school aims to provide a wonderful atmoshere built around friendship, genuine happiness and inspired empowerment. The creation of a stimulating, caring and positive environment is an important element in the vision of our school.
The children will share the responsibility in the educational process and to develop their own talents and abilities. The children will be encouraged, supported and inspired to reach their full potential.
The children will develop a respect for a healthy and puposeful life, rich in individuality, facing challenges with wisdom and perseverance. The will expand their international awareness and be reflective, caring and balanced in their outlook which will prepare them for a responsible role in a multicultural world.
A balanced curriculum is offered based on the requirements of both Dutch and English national curricula but adapted for use in an international situation, and is sufficiently flexible to meet the individual needs of each child in order to encourage and develop their personal qualities.
A wide range of activities is organised, encouraging children to develop their skills in a creative atmosphere. Parents are often invited to participate, fostering a close relationship between staff and parents. A school camp at the beginning of the school year helps children settle into their new groups and enables teachers to build a good working relationship with their pupils in a non-classroom situation. Several Activity Days each year allow children to choose from a wide range of creative programmes. There are regular Week Opening Assemblies, when staff present a theme in the form of theatre, song or dance. At the end of the week there is a Week Closing Assembly when groups of children, having worked on the same theme in class, present their performances. Science days, visits to the Biology Centre in Arnhem and museum visits are also offered. A school journal is produced six times a year with contributions from pupils throughout the school.
The school aims to equip children with the skills and knowledge which will enable them to continue their education effectively whether they are returning to their home country, moving to a new country or continuing their education in the Netherlands. Children regularly return to education systems in many different countries throughout the world, whilst those who stay in the Netherlands continue their education at the international school or at main-stream Dutch or bilingual schools.
Secondary Department and administration