Dear Parent or carer,
Welcome to Elckerlyc. In our School Guide you will find important things you need to know about our school. We are a small local school and we will do our best to help you and your child feel at home as quickly as possible. We want to help our students develop into valuable members of a global society, knowing that every child is unique. It is our task to identify how best to support them on this journey. Elckerlyc is a member of The Dutch International Primary Schools (DIPS). This means that our school offers international education embedded in a Dutch context; as such we operate within the framework of the Dutch educational system, unlike private international and foreign educational facilities. As we are partly funded by the Dutch government, we can ensure that education at our school remains affordable for expat families. At Elckerlyc, we believe education is much more than numeracy and literacy. It is also about responsibility, dealing with your own and other peoples’ emotions, respect and communication. We are aware that we can only achieve our goals if there is a good, cooperative relationship between staff and parents. Our School Guide provides information about what is happening in your child’s school. In addition to this you will receive information via email and app and, of course, you will be invited into school on a number of occasions to discuss your child’s progress or education in general.
I wish all children, parents and teachers a very successful school year here at Elckerlyc.
Lesley de Quartel
Head of Elckerlyc International