Frequently Asked Questions
What is the language of instruction?
Our school curriculum focuses on the English language and we only give 2 hours of Dutch lessons to the children who are either fluent in English or who have gained sufficient command of the English language to start studying another language. With only two hours of Dutch per week (and only starting from age 6 onwards) we cannot guarantee that your child will master the Dutch language and it is important to remember that a transition to a Dutch or bilingual school later might prove difficult.
How much are the school fees and can I pay in monthly instalments?
The school fees are € 3850 per child per year for the school year 2022 2023
In addition, an application fee of € 150 per child is required to cover administration costs and reserve a place for your child. The application fee is not refundable and is due at the time of application.
Our school fees are used to pay class teachers, extra teachers (EAL, Dutch, PE) ,field trips cleaning costs, resources such as books, furniture, etc.
The school fees cannot be paid in monthly instalments but it is possible to pay either in one instalment in September or in two instalments (one in September, the other in January). If the school fees are paid by a company, they can only be paid in one instalment.
For children starting during the school year, the school fees are calculated pro-rata. The same applies to children who leave during the school year and if you leave earlier than expected, you can request a refund for overpaid fees (please refer to our Terms and Conditions for details)..
Do you accept credit card payments?
No, we don’t. You can pay via internet banking to the following school account.
Bank account name : Stg BOOR inz Harbour International
IBAN: NL 36 RABO 0112898289 BIC: RABO NL 2U
What time does school start and what time does it finish?
Monday 8.30 - 15.00
Tuesday 8.30 - 15.00
Wednesday 8.30 - 12.30
Thursday 8.30 - 15.00
Friday 8.30 - 15.00
Do children wear a uniform?
Our children do not wear a uniform and they can wear what they wish (as long as it is appropriate for the weather).
Where do the children eat their lunch?
Our school does not have any canteen and the children eat in their classroom. Parents are invited to ensure that the children bring a healthy snack and a packed lunch as well as a bottle of water. Our school does not have facilities to reheat food. Our school is also a nut-free school and we kindly ask parents and children not to bring any food or snacks containing nuts (no nutella, no dry nuts, no peanuts or tree-nuts).
Do you have school transport?
Our school does not organise school transport and it is the parents responsibility to bring and collect their children mornings and afternoons.
Do you offer after school care? How much does it cost?
We do not have onsite after school care service. You may contact the following 4 after schools for costs and availability. They are familiar with our school and can pick up your children from our premises:
What do I do if my child is sick and cannot come to school?
The Dutch laws of attendance are very strict and our school is required by Law to keep records of absences. It is therefore imperative that you communicate with our school if your child cannot come to school. If your child is unwell, we kindly ask that you contact your teacher on the day before 8:45 am. For other absences and attendance protocol, please click on the file below.
Where do I find information about learning during quarantine or lockdown?