What we offer your child
The Hollandse School provides excellent education and a curriculum that prepares its pupils for the international world while retaining their Dutch language skills at the highest level.
Below, you can read about three important areas of focus that we incorporate in the education we offer:
HSL provides complete Dutch language education, in addition to which children receive English lessons every day.
Research shows that retaining one’s native language has positive cognitive implications for the development of multilingualism and leads to better educational results.
Prepares children for secondary education
Many foreign schools teach Dutch for a few hours each week, but this is in no way equivalent to the Dutch Language education provided by HSL. If our pupils return to the Netherlands, they will have no problem entering primary or secondary education and will also have a huge advantage when it comes to English language skills. They will also be able to enter international secondary education without any problems, either in Singapore or elsewhere.
Pupils at our school grow up in an international environment. Many have already lived in various locations around the world and contribute a wealth of international experience. The children at HSL come from the Netherlands and Belgium, but also from Dutch or international schools elsewhere in the world.
21st century skills
At HSL pupils are prepared for an ever more swiftly changing world. We train them to develop the social and communication skills required for this, and help them to grow up to become citizens of the world ̶ no matter where they live.
IPC is an abbreviation of International Primary Curriculum. This type of education works with interesting and inspiring themes that examine both the home and the host countries. These themes incorporate the subjects of history, geography, nature, technology, IT and visual art and focus on internationalization. Examples include young and old, the mission to Mars and the Middle Ages.
In 2010, HSL became the 2nd school to obtain accreditation at Mastering Level for the International Primary Curriculum. This is proof that HSL occupies a leading position in the field of international education.
HSL’s small scale helps children to integrate quickly. Everyone knows each other by name and everyone is really ‘seen’.
Differentiation according to level
HSL’s dedicated team teaches children according to their personal requirements. Your child will be seen as an individual, and will receive lessons that are specially adapted to his or her educational needs. Our modern teaching methods are provided at different levels so that children can master a subject at the pace that suits them best.
If a child is capable of more, they are given extra challenges; but if a child needs more time or attention to master the learning material, they will receive extra time and instruction. This keeps children motivated and stimulates the development of their talents.