Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||Dutch and English|
|Native Dutch and English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than Dutch and English)|
|Maximum||18 students / class|
This school is not available for a twelve year old child.
All the details about this school in their own words
|Number of students||
|Max. number of students per class||
|Native Dutch and English speaking teachers||
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
|Use of technology in the classroom||
HSL applies ICT in:
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
|Approximate hours of homework given||
Homework will be assigned as soon as students have begun reading and writing. The amount and type of assignment will gradually increase from Group 3 onwards and will also be regulated by the proficiency level of each student as a key tenet of differentiated instruction is to ensure that each student is being challenged appropriately.
|School bus service available||
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
Learning Support Center
|Learning support offered||
The Special Educational Needs coordinator (or SEN coordinator) manages the school’s Learning Support Center (LSC). She monitors the children’s progress and the ongoing quality of the curriculum in consultation with teachers and management. The SEN coordinator is the main contact for support questions from teachers and parents and manages all additional learning support as required. The Learning Support Center also employs remedial teachers and a speech therapist.
|School start time||
|School finish time||
13:30, 14:30 or 15:30 depending on the day and grade level
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
English, chess, Lego, music, singing, choir, acting, art, soccer, swimming, hockey, basketball, track and field
|School provided lunches||
All children bring their lunches to school in a lunch box. The children eat lunch together at school.
|Sports activities included||
Children gain so much from sports and movement; not only are these activities vital for physical and social development but research shows they have a positive influence on children’s brain function.
|Sports facilities at the school||
Air-conditioned gymnasium, artificial outdoor turf field, purpose-built track course
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
The HSL is part of the Athletic Conference of Singapore International Schools (ACSIS).
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
The HSL is a widely known educational concept in Singapore and abroad. The school has a 94 year old history and is the largest Dutch language school abroad, where the IPC (International Primary Curriculum) is taught. At HSL great atmosphere and optimal educational results go hand in hand. HSL aims to have a school where children learn a lot and enjoy coming to school. This is supported on a daily basis by team of tight knit, enthusiastic and highly motivated teachers, administrative and other support staff. As a Dutch language school with an international dimension, HSL greatly values creating the best possible climate to live and work in, creating a homey feeling. HSL offers a child friendly, safe and well organized environment, where children are challenged to learn with goal orientation and in cooperation.
|Teaching approach of the school||
The HSL is a thriving Dutch school with an international dimension. HSL offers an excellent educational program with a combined Dutch and international curriculum. HSL aims to inspire children to develop their love of learning,