Spring Market Fundraiser

On Thursday the 25th of May, the AIS family celebrated their first Spring Market Fundraiser. This event was organized to raise funds for the Emma Children’s Hospital.

From 12:00 to 14:00, our school grounds came alive with a vibrant array of activities and enticing goods available for purchase. Handmade crafts, delicious baked goods, and other delightful items were generously contributed by our talented students, teachers, and supportive parents.

The atmosphere was filled with joy and unity as families, friends, and community members gathered to support Emma Children’s Hospital. With each purchase and donation made, we directly contributed to the work carried out by the hospital.

We look forward to future events and initiatives that will continue to make a positive difference in our community.

King´s Day

On the 26th of April, the halls and grounds of Amstelland International School were filled with laughter, joy, and vibrant orange colors as we celebrated King’s Day!

Although traditionally celebrated on the 27th of April, this year, we moved our festivities a day earlier. Our students and teachers enjoyed a day filled with exciting games and activities both indoors and outdoors.

To catch a glimpse of the excitement and joy that filled our school on King’s Day, be sure to check out our compilation video.

International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day is a time to celebrate our diversity and cultural heritage. This day is a reminder of the importance of preserving and promoting mother tongues, which are an essential part of our identity.

At our school, we celebrated International Mother Language Day on the 21st of February, with a variety of activities and events.

Students learned about the significance of their mother tongue and why it is important to preserve it. They also got to showcase their linguistic skills by singing in different languages, writing postcards, or sharing their favorite word in their home language.

Our families also shared with us some lovely messages in their mother tongues. It was a beautiful day to celebrate what makes us unique!

Human Rights Day Celebration

On the 9th of December, our Group 7 students created a fabulous banner to mark Human Rights Day.

Human Rights Day commemorates the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), adopted by the United Nations in 1948.

Our Group 7 kids thought everybody at the AIS needed to be involved in this beautiful activity. So they invited children from the other classes to ‘sign’ the banner with their handprints. What a great initiative!

Great work Group 7!


On the 5th of December, the day of Sinterklaas, our school was buzzing with excitement. We had decorated the classrooms and the aroma of pepernoten filled the air.

Finally, we heard the sound of horses’ hooves approaching. Once inside, Sinterklaas visited each group and handed out gifts to the children. They thanked him with big smiles and heartfelt words of gratitude.

After the gift-giving, Sinterklaas read out a letter that he had written to the children. He praised them for their hard work and good behavior and encouraged them to continue learning and growing.

As Sinterklaas bid us farewell and headed back to Spain, the children couldn’t stop talking about how much fun they had had. The celebration had been a great success, and everyone had enjoyed themselves immensely. It was a beautiful reminder of the magic and joy that comes with the holiday season.

Sint Maarten 

On the 11th of November, all the AIS family got together to celebrate Sint Maarten.

On this day we celebrate the figure of Saint Martinus, who is most known for using his military sword to cut his cloak in two, giving half to a freezing beggar in the middle of winter.

At the AIS we hosted our very own Sint Maarten Parade! Parents came to see us walk with our lanterns while singing traditional songs. In the spirit of sharing, our families rewarded us with some healthy treats.

We are a language friendly school!

A story to tell, a message to give… in our own language.

Did you know that the AIS is a language friendly school? Do you know what this means?

It means we are Language Ambassadors welcoming new friends to our school. We help them feel at home so they can express themselves in their home language.

At the AIS we celebrate language diversity and promote language learning. We preserve and foster the rich linguistic and cultural diversity.

Would you like to see some language friendly activities we have done? Take a peek!


From the 10th to the 14th of October, the AIS family celebrated Kinderboekenweek. A week to celebrate our passion for reading.

This year´s theme was animals and nature.

On Monday, we gathered for the official opening of this very special week. We read a book and danced to this year´s song “Gi-ga-groen“.

During the rest of the week, books took over the school. Every classroom decorated their doors after a book of their choice.

Finally, on Friday, we dressed up like our favourite book character and attended a fashion show! Everyone had the opportunity to showcase their costumes.

All in all, it was an amazing week.

European Day of Languages

On the 26th of September, everyone in the AIS family was excited to celebrate the European Day of Languages.

From Group 1 to Group 7, all our classes reflected on the importance of this day.

At the AIS we speak English, but also many other languages. Have you ever wondered how many? Take a peek!

Holi Festival at AIS

Art Expo

Our students celebrated ART from around the world and expressed how ART has changed over time.

Please request the presentation from your classroom teacher.


AIS has been collecting food and other goodies during our Harvest celebrations.

Group 1A & B 

Group 1A & B collaborated beautifully and have collected a large number of foods to be donated to our local food bank.


Unfortunately, we could not enjoy a traditional feast together due to COVID. Next school year we look forward to the aroma of Diwali throughout our school halls.