Wouldn’t life be boring if we all thought in the same way?
At Amstelland International School we believe in cultivating a culture and a mindset of international mindedness. With this, the children will understand, respect and value different cultures, embrace diversity and know that different perspectives have a great deal to offer. International mindedness enables us to work in harmony with colleagues from around the world and benefit from a wide range of knowledge and experience. It promotes respect, encourages collaboration and the students develop high levels of empathy and compassion.
Innovative Activities done in class
We provide the right mix of curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities, to build a strong base for our children’s education. We add to the school experience by incorporating music, arts, craft, field trip visits & by participating in physical training. These co-curricular activities give our children a platform for experiential learning and self-expression. We put great focus on improving our children’s abilities, evolving logical and conceptual thinking, and imparting a greater sense of well-being in them.
All students and teachers are invited to train and collaborate with talented educators and artists from around the world.
Inspiring children through means of introducing them to their heroes!
AIS educators are continuously professionally developing their skills providing our students with creative and exciting learning experiences.
Is a Dutch festival that is part of our Harvest celebration. AIS collects food, clothing & toys for others in the community.
Sint Maarten– November 11th is the day we celebrate Sint Maarten at the AIS and the Taal School. In the Netherlands we celebrate Sint Maarten’s spirit of giving, by retelling his legendary story, singing traditional songs lantern tour sharing light and joy. The children enjoy making paper lanterns (lampions) in class for a school parade at school. During the parade, they sing traditional songs to their friends and teachers spreading light and cheer. The teachers and friends reward the singing by generously giving them fruit and raisins.
Kinderboeken week-Kinderboeken week also known as Children’s Book Week is an annual celebration of reading for pleasure for children of primary school age. A fantastic opportunity for extended teaching on any of your favorite children’s books! Activities are organized throughout the country, for example in schools, libraries & bookstores.
Chess has been played for thousands of years across diverse regions and cultures. Chess club provides kids with the opportunity to master this timeless art while socializing, having fun and sharpening their minds.
Through this interpersonal challenge it has been shown that kids develop analytical capabilities, foresight, planning, decision making skills, discipline and much more. These skills are helpful in both academic and personal life. While chess inherently involves competition, our club maintains an emphasis on emotional awareness and sportsmanship.
Sinterklaas: Every year Sinterklaas comes to the Netherlands from Spain by steamboat to celebrate his birthday on the 5th of December. Sinterklaas rides a white horse with the name Amerigo. Sint arrives about 3 weeks before his birthday in The Netherlands. (Always on the Saturday after Sint Maarten.) From the day Sint arrives, children can put their shoes out in the evening. They put something for the horse in their shoe (hay or a carrot) and a drawing or wish list for Sinterklaas and sing many songs. During the night Sint or a piet will come and put a small toy or candy in the shoe.
Some treats children get during the Sinterklaas celebrations are specific to Sinterklaas:
- Pepernoten: small cookies
- A chocolate letter
- Ginger cookies (speculaas)
- Marzipan in all kinds of shapes
Cultural Winter Concerts- Celebrating Our Differences: This is an event that celebrates multiple winter holiday celebrations to reflect the rich cultural diversity of our school. The beautiful thing about being part of this concert is that children: