Tell me a picture, draw me a story, write me a painting. Sing me a dance, and play me a song.

Janine Viola van der Plaat

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. – Mark van Doren

Dafina Kabashi

My name is Dafina Kabashi. I am from Prishtina, the bustling capital city of Kosovo. I have been living in the Netherlands since 2022. I graduated from the University of Prishtina in Primary Education. I have previously worked for an IB school and the International School of Prishtina, which have been instrumental for me to learn from different educational cultures.

I aim to utilize my dedication to children’s educational needs and development to encourage creativity and higher-order thinking in a way that increases student performance.

In my spare time I enjoy running, travelling, doing watersports and meeting friends. Teaching is my passion and it is a true privilege to exercise this for and on behalf of the AIS community.

Christina Havenga

My name is Christina Havenga and I come from Johannesburg, South Africa.

I have ten years of teaching experience and in three of those years I served as a Head of the Department. I have taught many different ages and subjects, but my favorite remains Mathematics. I love working with children and aim to create a safe and enjoyable learning environment for them.

I believe every child is special and unique, deserving of respect and encouragement to reach their full potential.

Having only been in the Netherlands for nine months now, I am excited to call this country my new home and I look forward to what the future holds.

I am looking forward to joining the AIS Team as a Teaching Assistant and learning alongside our current educational team.