Dutch, International curriculum
Ages 2 to 12

The Netherlands School Society Nairobi

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CurriculumDutch, International
Languages of instructionDutch and English
Age RangeAges 2 to 12

Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction Dutch and English
Native Dutch and English teachers
Extra languages (other than Dutch and English)
Class sizes Average
Extracurricular activities
School bus

This school is not available for a twelve year old child.

Address: P.O. Box 14997 Makindi Rd, Nairobi City, Kenya

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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.

School bus service available


School start time


School finish time


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Football, creative activities, cooking, tennis, swimming, music, first aid

School provided lunches


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.
The characteristics and culture of the Dutch education system are combined with an international curriculum, the International Primary Curriculum (IPC).

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:
- subject-related goals
- international goals
- personal goals (we don't work to the goals using IPC but Social Skills)

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.

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