United Nations advocate for human & children’s rights. Parliament, government, educational institutions and the local community collectively have a responsibility to respond to the unique circumstances sadly occurring in the world today.

Onderwijsgroep Amstelland (OGA) believes that all children have the right to safe living conditions, education, medical care and to remain united with their families.

AIS will be supporting the refugee families in a number of ways, we have decided to collect clothing, food, toys and personal hygiene items.  If any parents who have a guest bedroom available consider housing a family while the local government seeks permanent housing, please do contact me directly.

Dear Parents,

AIS has designated containers at the main entrance for the items mentioned above.

If you wish to spare any financial donation we urge you to rather please buy new clothing and underwear items for these children. Primax, Zeeman, H&M, even Action have affordable clothing items which any person in this unfortunate circumstance would greatly appreciate.

Our teaching team encourages parents to read the sensitive talking points letter attached. We have created a child-friendly topic to choose when addressing such a delicate topic with young children.

The new regulations have the following impact on our school

A reminder of what the COVID symptoms are;

  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Runny nose
  • Coughing
  • Trouble breathing

It saddens us to have to implement restrictions that force distance between our community members. We hope this wave passes us by quickly, thank you for helping us keep our community safe.

  • Masks are required when walking around the building1,5-meter distance
  • All meetings will need to be back online Unfortunately, we need to resume having no parents/visitors in the building unless absolutely necessary
  • Two or more COVID symptoms please remain at home get tested by the GGDIf a teacher is unable to attend school due to COVID, lessons will resume online on the second day
  • All teachers will need one day to prepare for online learning
  • If your child needs to remain home due to COVID, you will receive an email with online (independent) learning options
  • If  a child or teacher develops two or more COVID symptoms they will be sent home and required to be tested by the GGDIf you decide not to get tested you or  your child will need to remain home for 10 days
  • Returning to school is only permitted without COVID symptoms