Information for parents and students
UPDATE 29 May: At the press conference on 19 May 2020, Prime Minister Rutte announced the following:
Primary schools are to re-open fully from 8 June. On 27 May the Ministry of Education and several Dutch educational organisations will publish a national protocol for this. This week we will communicate what this means for our school and how the re-opening is going to happen.
The updated protocol (dated 20 May 2020) for the partial primary school opening can be downloaded here.
Secondary schools will re-open on 2 June, respecting the 1.5 meter guideline between students and students and teachers. Until at least until 19 June we will continue our successful home school programme and will be providing 2 days of on-site schooling per week. The Return to School protocol can be downloaded here.
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.