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Mrs Humbug Sees the Light!

img_0094 Our Year 3 to 6 children rose to the challenge of putting on the musical ‘Mrs Humbug Sees the Light’ with gusto! Amazing acting and singing skills, well done to everyone involved!

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A special well done to Maria for her amazing portrayal of lead character Mrs Humbug, to Niel’s and Tim from our partner school Mencia who volunteered their time to be part of the band and the whole team… the teaching team and parents who worked so hard to make this production such a success.

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The ISB band with Miss Chalkiopoulou.unnamed-3


Christmas Music Concert

img_0048 The children in Nursery to Year 2 treated us to a super Music Concert last week. They sung beautifully and performed solo performances on the piano, violin and the xylophone.img_0056 Year Two getting ready before the concert. unnamed

Rudolf the red nosed reindeer.

Year 6 Workshop with MYP1 and 2


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On the 17th October the children in Year 6 were participated in a creative project with our MYP1 and 2 students with Mrs Angelique Mathijssen.

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The students creating little puppets and animals out of chestnuts and acorns.

Year 6 working MYP1 and 2

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Rhyme Time Fun

Every Friday,  parents and their younger siblings of our Nursery and Reception class are invited to share in all the fun of ‘Rhyme Time’. The children and their family join together to learn and sing nursery rhymes and songs.dsc_0192-1

Book Week

Dear Parents,


We are very excited to announce that this year’s ISB Book Week will take part from Monday 17th  to Friday 21st October 2016. This year we have decided to adopt the theme that is currently running in most Dutch School’s for their Kinderboekenweek 2016. The theme is Opa en Oma (“Grandfather and Grandmother”) with the central motto being Voor altijd jong (“Forever Young”).

We appreciate that not all grandparents live nearby and that sadly, some are no longer with us. Our team will be very sensitive to this. Throughout this week the children can focus on a special relationship they have with their grandparents or with another adult. If you know your child is particularly sensitive about this subject, please speak to your child’s class teacher.

We have planned a range of really exciting activities to boost the children’s passion for books. The purpose of this letter is to inform you about how we would like you to be involved with these activities. The timetable of activities for the week will be as follows:

Monday 17th October: Bedtime Story Morning

To launch our Book Week, we kindly ask that all children come to school dressed in their pyjamas.  During the morning, the children will be treated to milk, a cookie and a story. Naturally the children need to be dressed appropriately for the weather and be able to participate fully in the school day e.g. morning sports, outdoor playtime. Therefore the children can bring in a dressing gown or sleep clothes that can be worn over their normal clothes.

Tuesday 18th: Wednesday 19 & Thursday 20 October

Throughout these days, class teachers will carry out a variety of in-class activities. For Years 2 – 6, one of the activities will involve the children writing a performance poem about their grandparents. This will be performed to their class and the best performance poet from each class will take part in the final of the Poetry Reading Competition in Friday’s assembly. The Year 2 – 6 assembly will begin at 2.15pm. In Nursery, Reception and Year 1, the children will learn a grandparent-inspired song to perform in their Friday assembly which will begin at 2pm.

In addition to this, grandparents are invited to come into school to read their favourite children’s story book to their grandchild’s class. If a grandparent is interested in taking part, please have a chat with your child’s class teacher as soon as possible. We actively encourage grandparents to read a book in their native language.

Thursday 20 October: ‘How do you read with your grandparents?’ Competition Deadline

For this year’s Book Week competition, children will need to hand a photograph to their class teacher of them enjoying a book with their grandparents (or special adult as mentioned at the beginning of the letter). Pictures will be judged per year group, meaning there is a chance for one child from each year group to win a prize! Photos will be judged on their creativity. The more creative entries,  for example enjoying a book with your grandparent whilst skydiving (!), will stand a greater a chance of winning. Children need to hand all photos to their class teacher by 09:00 on Thursday 20 October. The winning entries will be announced on Friday 21 October in our Book Week assemblies.

Friday 21st October: Grandparent dress-up day; Parade; “Readathon”; Poetry Reading Competition Final; Competition winners announced

To end our Book Week, we kindly ask that all children come to school dressed as an Opa or Oma  (Grandpa/Grandma). During the morning, the children will parade their costumes to the rest of the school. During the day, the children will be read a story by each class teacher, as part of a ‘Readathon’.

Parents and grandparents are invited to an assembly in the afternoon (2 pm for Reception, Nursery and Year 1 and 2.15pm for Years 2 – 6).  The assemblies will showcase the activities completed in class. The Poetry Reading Competition Final will take place during the assembly and the photo competition winners will be announced.  

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask a member of the Primary team.

Kind regards,

Mr Matthew Scragg
Leader of Literacy

Super Fit

I am very proud to say we have had 76 families who have signed up for the Singelloop on Sunday 2nd October.  


I am sure we will all enjoy the experience! :) 

If you’re not joining in, maybe you would like to join us in Breda and support all our runners. 



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As I am sure you have heard from your children, as part of this year’s school development we are all working on improving our levels of fitness in the Primary.  Continuing on with this theme, we would like to invite you to join us in the Familieloop (family run) which is part of the annual Singeloop (runs of varying distances) which will take place in Breda on the 2nd October.

The Familieloop is a wonderful opportunity for you and your family to enjoy our beautiful city of Breda, while participating in a special event. It is a fun, inclusive event which is enthusiastically supported along the route. You can chose to participate in the 1860 or 3830 metre route. Lots of other schools with their families will also be participating. You can take part either by walking, running or a combination of both. However you decide to complete the distance,  the important thing is to have lots of fun.

The run will start at the Chasséveld with a warm up at 16:00 and finish at the Grote Markt. All those participating from the ISB will meet at the Chasseveld so that we can start together. Further detailed information can be found at the following website:

If you and your child/ren would like to practice for the event, our Olympian mum Daphne Touw (Mats and Sanne’s mum) has kindly offered to help you and your child to prepare on the following dates: 14th, 21st and the 28th September. The practice will take place as soon as you have collected your child. If you would like to attend any of the training sessions please email Daphne directly

We look forward to seeing as many families as possible on 2nd October.

Parents’ Handbook

Please find the link to our Parents’ Handbook and the calendar below.


Primary ParentsHandbook 2016-2017

Primary School Calendar 2016-2017 

Back to School :)

What a fantastic start to the new school year!

Please find the link below the first school letter of this year.

New School Year 2016-2017

As always, if you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of the team. 


Happy New Year!

On behalf of everyone here at the school I would like to wish you all a very happy New Year!

During our first week back after the Christmas break we welcomed 7 new children and their families to our school.  

We would like to wish all our new families well during their time at the ISB.

Please click onto this link to access the latest Primary Newsletter.