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Life at ISD Primary
Travelling by bike the Dutch way, by car, or public transport, primary students will arrive at the ISD primary campus, which is nestled at the TU campus. The older students may go to their classes directly, while the younger ones may be accompanied by their parents into the class. During the day, the students not only spend time with their classroom teacher, working on various projects, but they will also get lessons from specialist teachers, like PE, music or Dutch lessons.
Breaks and snacks
Classes have a 15 mins snack break in the morning with 15 mins outside play. Children eat lunch with their class and have 30 mins outside play. The lunches and outside play are supervised by staff.
At ISD learning is inquiry-based and centred around a Unit during which students explore and investigate, while at the same time, learn about the core subjects like languages, mathematics, social sciences, arts and science.
Within the Unit, teachers aim to take the students on various excursions, for example, the Space Expo, museums or the TU Delft Science centre.
In PYP 6 students go on a 3 day overnight camp where they will experience lots of fun activities.
At ISD we come from diverse cultural backgrounds and we love to celebrate various cultural and religious holidays together. Diwali, Chinese New Year, Halloween, Christmas but also the Dutch Sinterklaas and King’s day are celebrated at school. Children may come to school dressed up in their traditional costumes and there are usually various activities planned during the day.
A Day at ISD Primary
A Day at ISD Secondary
Life at ISD Secondary
At ISD Secondary you will follow, together with a diverse international group of students, the high-quality Middle Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate. From 2023-2024, the IB Diploma Programme will be added.
Secondary students have lessons at the Colijnlaan 2 campus or at the Satellite campus which is located nearby. After putting the books or items that you don’t need in your locker, you will go to your lesson. During the day, you will move between classrooms to attend lessons. After each block of two lesson hours, you will have a short (or longer lunch) break. A typical day will have various subject lessons, mentor lessons or time for self-study or group work. When you start at ISD Secondary you will get your own MacBook. In addition to the usage of lesson books, the Macbook is used as a key learning tool. You will use the laptop for online lesson work, projects, assignments and research. Digital citizenship and acquiring 21st-century skills are an integral part of the curriculum.
School trips and camps
At the beginning of the school year, all year groups go on a 3-day camp or have an activity day (MYP 1). MYP 4 went to the beautiful island of Texel and MYP 2 and 3 went to Zeeland. During these fun camps, you will get the opportunity to get to know the other students of your year a bit better in a fun and relaxed way. During the year, you get the opportunity to go on various subject-related field trips, like a trip to a museum or theater.
Halloween, Christmas but also the Dutch Sinterklaas or International week or Spirit week are celebrated at school. Students may come to school dressed up and there are usually various activities planned during the day. We love to celebrate!
After School Activities
At ISD there is a wide variety of after school activities students can participate in. The activities on offer, change every semester and we aim to have something for everyone. Examples of activities you can choose from are Robotics, Lego, Drama, Robotics, Chinese language and culture, Philosophy, Cooking, Garden Club or Eco-club.