English information

De Bijenkorf primary school, welcome to our school 
Our school is different. Not in terms of what the children learn, but how they learn. 
De Bijenkorf is a ‘Jenaplan’ school. We see our classroom as a community where we talk, work, play and celebrate. We are all different and we value those differences because we can learn from each other. At our school, children can be themselves, because everyone is unique and has different basic capacities and talents that can be developed further. 
We do this in multi-age groups that cover three school years. The children are the youngest in their multi-age group for one year, in the middle group for one year and the oldest for one year.  The children learn to work together and be independent within this group. The three-year cycle ensures that the teacher gets to know the children well and can help them get the best out of themselves. Each multi-age group has its own room, an environment that is as homely as possible, which the children help to decorate and manage. This teaches them to be responsible for the space, their space.
The teachers, children and parents are a team at De Bijenkorf primary school. After all, parenting does not only take place at home and learning does not only take place at school. The high level of involvement of teachers and parents ensures a pleasant and safe environment where children can develop optimally. 

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Our motto is: Whatever you become later in life, you are already somebody: yourself!

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Registering children
You are welcome to visit our school for a tour!
All children are welcome at our school, both those who live locally and those who live further away. Please contact us if you would like to register or preregister your child at our school, or make an appointment for a guided tour:
Laika Cortenbach
Email:  l.cortenbach@skpo.nl 
Telephone: +31 (0)40 2414715.

Practical information for parents
School hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8.30am to 2.45pm.
Wednesday from 8.30am to noon
Reporting sick
Is your child sick? Please call this number before 8.30am: +31 (0)40 24 14 715.
Do you have any questions?
Please contact your child’s teacher or the principal
Holiday schedule, study days and Fridays off school in the 2022 - 2023 school year:
Autumn holiday Monday 24/10/2022 to Friday 28/10/2022
Extra Autumn holiday Monday 31/10/2022 to Friday 04/11/2022
Christmas holiday Monday 26/12/2022 to Friday 06/01/2023
Spring holiday Monday 20/02/2023 to Friday 24/02/2023
Easter Monday 10/04/2023  
May holiday Monday 24/04/2023 to Friday 05/05/2023
Acsension Day Thursday 18/05/2023 to Friday 19/05/2023
Whitsun Monday 29/05/2023  
Summer holiday Monday 17/07/2023 to Friday 25/08/2023
Study days and days off school:
Wednesday 05/10/2022
Friday 23/12/2022 school until noon
Friday to Monday 27/01/2023 - 30/01/2023
Friday 17/02/2023 school until noon
Friday to Monday 23/06/2023 - 26/06/2023
Friday 14/07/2023 school until noon