Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English and Dutch|
|Native English and Dutch teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English and Dutch)|
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|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
|Use of technology in the classroom||
NSS tries to make the lessons as interactive as possible and therefore has 3 digital school boards and 14 laptops which the children can work on.
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|School bus service available||
|School provided lunches||
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Football, creative activities, cooking, tennis, swimming, music, first aid
|Sports activities included||
Swimming, physical education
|Sports facilities at the school||
Swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball court, football field, volleyball court
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
The Netherlands School Society is a Dutch primary school for children from 4 to 12 years of age. There is also a toddler group linked to the school for children from 1½ to 4 years of age. The school was established in 1971 and is recognized by the Dutch Education Abroad Foundation.
The Netherlands School in Nairobi is a small scale and dynamic school where children can learn to their optimum level in a fun, international environment.
|Teaching approach of the school||
NSS works with the IPC. IPC stands for International Primary Curriculum and is an integral, thematic and creative curriculum for children from 4-12 years of age. It is focused on case subjects such as geography, history, nature and technique and creative subjects such as music, technique and the arts.
Every subject consists of a number of learning goals, from which the teacher selects one or two. The children work towards these goals in their work. It is intended that the children achieve the goals through different kinds of tasks. There are different kinds of goals:
The IPC is a curriculum that has been designed to help the students to learn and enjoy what they are learning. The children thereby become the owner of their own learning process and are focusing on goals while they are learning. That means that we also evaluate what the children are getting out of the learning. Tests and evaluation are important because in this way the school can find out if the students are indeed learning anything.