Information for parents and students
Updated: Tuesday 31 March 2020
Schools remain closed until after the May holidays
Today the Dutch government announced that the measures to control the coronavirus outbreak are going to be extended until 28 April 2020. All schools and daycare centres will remain closed for students until this date. For ISD, this means that the school, until further notice, will open after the May Holiday on 11 May.
Our distance learning programme is designed to support the continuity of education of our students.
While we can no longer instruct our students face-to-face, we have learned that our existing focus on technology tools and independent learning allows us now to continue to provide our students with an effective alternative learning environment.
We greatly appreciate your cooperation and support in this process. Please continue to ensure your children’s readiness and attendance for their online work and that all etiquette requirements are followed properly. Please be assured that we are all here to answer questions and to provide assistance.
How to talk to your kids about Covid-19
In this weird and crazy time parents are not the only ones who have questions. Children often have lots of questions now that their daily life has also been turned upside-down. While some questions might be simpler to answer (why can’t I go to school?) others might be more difficult (why is this virus so dangerous?). So how do you answer these questions? Do you share everything? The answer to this depends on your child and should be adapted accordingly. However, we can give some general tips that might help..Continue reading..
Distance Learning Information
International School Delft is committed to offering high quality International Baccalaureate (IB) education to students in situations where ‘normal’ classroom learning is not possible. Our school campuses have been closed due to the COVID-19 situation, however, our staff continues to work with students in a ‘digital classroom’ through our distance learning platform.
We are aware that distance teaching and learning are not the same as face-to-face instruction. However, it is our belief that one is not necessarily more effective than the other. Distance learning provides an opportunity for students to develop alternative learning skills while maintaining a structured learning environment.
At International School Delft, we strive to make distance learning as engaging and varied as possible. While technology tools will be key components to distance learning, the learning will also continue to take place offline through assignments and challenges that can be done offline. We are confident that our staff is fully equipped to deliver quality lessons and instruction and will provide our students with a rich learning experience.
On this page you will find more information about our distance learning and we will keep you informed with news and updates. We understand that the current situation is unique and we greatly appreciate all the support and help that you can offer your children during this period.