HSV International Primary School

KSS Weekly update

Week beginning 12th March 2018

Well done to all of the children who competed in the CPC Ernst and Bobby and 2.5 Km runs on Sunday. It was one of the wettest CPC events ever, but that did not dampen the children’s spirits and many children proudly wore their medals to school on Monday morning. Thank you to Ms Marjon for co-ordinating this activity for the HSV.

This week parents had the chance to come into school and discuss their child’s February short report with the class teachers as well as the specialist and support staff. Thank you to all those parents who took time out of their schedule to attend these meetings and we trust that you found them valuable. We hope that you also enjoyed the chance to browse the book sales. Thanks to those families who purchased books as we were able to get some titles for our library with the commission.


KSS on the Children’s News

An exciting happening next week is that the film crew from Jeugdjournaal will be in school next Thursday to film the KSS location. They are making an article on international schools and approached us to be filmed. We are very excited about this and will let you know when the clip is aired on TV.


School Photographer

Don’t forget that the school photographer will be here on Thursday 22nd March to take the individual, family and class photos. Please remember to dress your child in bright colours for a great shot!


Visiting Lecturer from Japan

Thursday next week is going to be busy for us as we will welcome a visiting Lecturer from Japan, who is finding out more about bilingualism and the teaching of English in The Netherlands.


Study Day

The teachers from ID R, 1, 2 and 3 will attend a study day next Wednesday on using fiction/picture books to teach mathematics. This promises to be a very interesting day and we look forward to using what is learnt with the children.


What’s Happening Next Week?

  • Wednesday 21st March- Study day- NO SCHOOL FOR ID R, 1, 2 and 3 children
  • Thursday 22nd March- SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHER IN
  • Thursday 22nd March- Jeugdjournaal in filming at KSS


Teachers out of School Next Week

  • Monday 19th March- Ms Marjon is out- Ms Janet teaches ID R
  • Monday 19th March- Ms Hager is out- Ms Clare teaches ID 3
  • Tuesday 20th March- Ms Jessica is out- Ms Clare teaches ID 1
  • Friday 23rd March- Ms Toebes is out- Ms Denise helps ID 1




Week Beginning 5th March 2018

It was the start of another busy half term with new IPC units being launched in the classrooms. ID R had a very special visitor on Thursday, when Ms Marjon’s friend, who is a vet, came to check on the children’s toy pets and diagnose what was wrong with them. The children really enjoyed this and there was an excited buzz all morning whilst they waited for the vet to arrive.

On Thursday we had our third celebration assembly of the year. This is a time when teachers choose a few children in their classes to highlight an academic or personal goal that has been achieved. At the start of the assembly, we discussed that not everyone can have a certificate every time and it was wonderful to hear the maturity of one of the ID 1 boys, who had told his teacher “you shouldn’t be sad if you don’t get a certificate, instead you should be happy for someone else who has got one”, a truly lovely sentiment.


Parent Teacher Consultations

You should by now, have received the time of your appointment with the class teacher next week. There are sign-up sheets for the specialist team if you want to meet the Gym, Music, Dutch or Handicraft teachers. Please note that all of this team are part time and so please check which day(s) and time(s) they are available. If you can’t meet with them next week, you can always make an appointment at another time.


Book Sale

During the Parent Consultation meetings there will be the ladies from Rainbow and Usborne books in school, offering a fantastic range of fiction and non-fiction. Do drop by and have a look.


What’s Happening Next Week?

  • Tuesday 13th March- Parent Teacher Consultations 15:30-18:30
  • Tuesday 13th March- Rainbow/Usborne Book sale
  • Thursday 15th March – Parent Teacher Consultations 15:30-18:30
  • Thursday 15th March – Rainbow/Usborne Book sale


Teachers out of school next week

  • Monday 12th March- Ms Catrion is out- Ms Kristen teaches ID 2
  • Monday 12th March- Ms Hager is out- Ms Clare teaches ID 3
  • Wednesday 14th March- Ms Eileen is out