Every year, our oldest Nursery pupils get the chance to have a cosy sleepover at school together with their classmates and teachers, including a lot of games, a pyjama party in the gym, sleeping in their classrooms and a delicious breakfast in the morning.
The whole Nursery School goes on a joint day trip in the area every year with fun and play being the main goal. Getting out of the classroom and having a great time in a children's playground with your classmates, what could be more fun?
In order to establish a strong connection between Nursery and Primary, our Nursery pupils each year take part in a trip together with Primary school pupils, often by language section. Our French-speaking section, for example, goes on a bike trip every year, with a nice ice cream as their final destination!
Every year, a theatre group visits our Nursery School and presents an interactive, playful show, that tries to involve all our pupils in the pleasure of theatre.
On the European Day of Languages (26th of September) and Europe Day (9th of May) we celebrate the rich linguistic diversity of Europe and focus on the importance of lifelong language learning for everyone, by singing songs together in different languages, etc.
In October, an English book fair with a huge range of quality books is held in the entrance hall of the Primary School for all our pupils and parents are welcome to attend.
On the Friday before our All Saints Holiday, we celebrate the start of the holidays during a joint Autumn Assembly. During this assembly, everyone sings and dances together to their favourite songs, dressed up in their favourite Halloween or fantasy outfit.
Every year around the 11th of November, our Parents Association in cooperation with the school organises the Sint Maarten Light Walk around the school premises. After this charming evening walk a bonfire is made on Primary playground with waffles, hot chocolate, etc.
On the 6th of December, we are always happy to welcome Sinterklaas to our school. After giving him a warm welcome together, he will visit both our Nursery and our Primary School with presents and sweets. Together, we sing songs to celebrate him coming to our school.
On the last Tuesday before the Christmas holidays, our entire school community enjoys a Christmas Lunch together in the school canteen where parents volunteer to help. Christmas hats, Christmas decorations and Christmas lights, what a cosy atmosphere for a tasteful lunch!
On the day before the Christmas holidays, our Nursery and Primary Schools come together in the main hall of the Primary School for our annual Christmas Show, during which performances of dance, singing etc. are given by classes. After the Christmas Show, we end the day together in the Primary hall with hot chocolate and warm New Year’s wishes.
Every two years, all our Nursery and Primary classes, together with our Parents Association, participate in a cosy Christmas Market in the corridors of our Primary School. Each class makes artworks and treats that can be purchased by each other, teachers and parents. Afterwards, all profits are donated to a charity chosen by the school.
Each Friday before the Carnival Holidays, our pupils can dress up in their favourite character. Our teachers organise a Carnival party in the Nursery School, with some snacks, drinks and fun music.
Our school brings all our pupils and teachers closer together during an Easter breakfast, where everybody is dressed up fancy or in pyjamas. Our Nursery children even wear colourful crafted Easter bonnets. Every child brings/makes something to eat or drink.