In the Netherlands, wearing a school uniform is not very common compared to countries like the UK, Australia, Japan, Thailand or South Africa. So it has surprised many people here to see students heading to international schools in uniforms. At Amity International School Amsterdam, we have a school uniform policy that we feel benefits the student’s learning.
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There are many transitions for children throughout their childhood. One particularly challenging transition for all children is the move from primary school to middle school. This is a period of change for your child from the start of adolescents (involving physical and emotional changes) and a change in expectations at school. How can you successfully support your child through this important transition?
A dreadful moment for some parents, an exciting opportunity for others: the parent-teacher conferences. During the first term of each academic year, many schools schedule parent-teacher conferences that serve as an important moment for parents to get insights into their child’s school life and academic performance. What is the best way to prepare for this important appointment?
Amity Amsterdam is delighted to announce the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB) has approved the school for authorization to offer the Middle Years Programme. The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) is designed for students aged 11-16 and provides a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world.
While in the past students were assigned to schools based on their location, today there are many factors that have to be considered when choosing a school that suits your child and places them on the right path. Here are 10 key questions that can help you make an informed decision when choosing the right school for your child.
Private schools can be more expensive, and it is true that there are many Dutch public schools that do an excellent job of educating their students. So, is the financial investment required for private schools really worth it?