Singapore
Dutch, International curriculum
Ages 2 to 12

Hollandse School Singapore

65 Bukit Tinggi Road Singapore 289757
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CurriculumDutch, International
Languages of instructionDutch, English
Age RangeAges 2 to 12
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
Avg. students per class -
Max. students per class 18
First year fees:

School Information

Number of students

355

Max. number of students per class

Preschool: 18

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

English

Use of technology in the classroom

HSL applies ICT in:
• Processing content with multiple intelligences: HSL works with the development of the eight different intelligences with specific reference to individual learning styles. Content is delivered through Digital SMART boards, Apple iLife, Open Source software and the Electronic Learning Environment
• The Digital Learning Line: the Digital Learning Line helps HSL adjust the learning level and the work pace of individual children. This way HSL can monitor and support the development of each child.
• The Electronic Learning Environment: in ELE the children do research, communicate and play in a safe environment. Students can also access their digital student folder.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

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

Yes

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

8:30

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.
PE lessons are taught by two specialist teachers who focus on coordination, technique, motor and game skills. HSL PE program is a key part of the school's aim to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. In consultation with various coordinators, IPC and SCL are also incorporated into PE lessons. HSL carefully monitors their students’ athletic progress.

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,
encouraging the pursuit of individual merit and intellectual curiosity based on the school's core values of Openness, Respect and Passion. These values are reflected in both HSL academic and extra-curricular programmes. The mission is to bring out the best in all of HSL students, knowing that they enjoy coming to school, feel safe and at home with us.

Location

Get in touch with the school

School's webpage: www.hollandseschool.org/en
Address: 65 Bukit Tinggi Road Singapore 289757