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. 


What an AMAZING week!

Word match!

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 This week has been a truly amazing week with so much going on!

Today we have all been celebrating our annual Mother Tongue Language Day. All the children, parents and teachers dressed up in clothes that represent their mother tongue language/s.

The children participated in a range of workshops which represented some of the languages that are spoken within our school. Some of the language workshops the children enjoyed were Spanish, French, Chinese, Greek, Hungarian, Dutch and Turkish. 

Story time!

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On Monday we were visited by a group of teachers from secondary and primary schools in the Brabant area who are studying innovate education as part of their masters degrees. They were very impressed with our fantastic children and the way our teaching team support our children’s learning.

On Thursday we met some new friends from  De Springplank, a primary school in Teteringen (2 mixed class of children in Groups 6,7 and 8). During this week the children from De Springplank have been having an English week, as part their special week they visited our school. They joined in a singing lesson, took part in a reading session (both Dutch and English). Afterwards all the children played together and then had a tour of our school.

We look forward to welcoming the children from De Springplank back to our school in the not too distant future!

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. 

Lots of fun!

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Thank you High Tea

Yesterday every child in the primary made a delicious treat for the thank you high tea for our wonderful helping mums! The parents were served by some of our Year 6 and Year 1 children.

Thank you again to all our wonderful parents for all your support and help throughout the year!

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Birthday Assembly

Yesterday we held our birthday assembly to celebrate the birthdays of all the children who have their birthdays in December.

We found out about their celebrations, gifts and sang happy birthday to the children in both English and Dutch.

Christmas Party Today 

Our children and families enjoyed our annual visit from Santa, Christmas feast and party day today.

This morning Santa arrived on his horse and cart. All the children in primary went on a ride with Santa and were given a present.

All the children brought in a favourite dish to share and enjoy. The afternoon will be finished with a disco for all the children.

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Christmas Performances

The children in primary performed, acted and sang wonderfully during all their Christmas performances this year. Well done everyone! Here are a few photographs from the performance.  

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My Greatest Wish

What is your greatest wish?


Last week our Year 6 children were set the task of writing about their greatest wish as their home work. Here are some examples:

My Greatest Wish 

Once, in my memory I have wish, for a friend of mine.
So I waited for years, however I did not find.
Sometimes I say he or she is my friend, but they’re actually not…
But that’s in China… And that is a lonely nightmare…

And thank goodness it’s the past, however I’ve got friends now,
since I came to Nederland, to this international school in Breda.
Now I finally knew, what a real friend is,
a friend will come to help you when you got into trouble,
make you feel valuable.
But it’s not Santa who complete my wish,
it’s my mum and dad who brought me here to learn English,
have less pressure of homework and to have fun.
And at last, my lonely nightmare…

By Harry 

My Greatest Wish

My Greatest wish is to be a famous singer like Ariana Grande.  Singing has been my hobby for ages. I like singing, because you can put any of your emotions in when you’re singing a song. You can discover how high or how low you can sing.

And I want to show the world that I also have a talent. I want people to enjoy my own music. You know what is so special about singing? It’s not only singing that makes a song. A song has a story. A good presentation for a song also has some dancing in it. A song has acting. A song has theatre.

I want to give concerts and see all those people loving my music. Of course there will always be haters, but forget about the haters. Don’t let the haters break you. There are other things more important than the haters. I want to show the world that I have a passion for singing.

By Pam 

My Greatest Wish

My greatest wish is to own five car companies and I want to invent the fastest car in the world.

My car companies will be designed in the shape of the car I invent. The company buildings will all be racing car red. I will employ the most highly qualified people who are good with engines and designing.  Each day my companies will each sell 50 cars per day. That will earn me a billion euros a year.

I will also create formula one cars. My cars will win all the formula one races. I will also own my own formula one track in Dubai, however I will have more.  

By Justin 

My greatest wish…

My greatest wish is to be a professional footballer and to win the world cup with England. I would like to be captain and lift the cup. It will be amazing. To achieve this I will need to keep practicing and have a bit of luck to get scouted.  Right now I play for a team, I have scored 11 goals in 8 games I play right wing like Messi. I will need resilience to keep going.

I will also need support.

By Jacob

Please post and share your greatest wish on this weblog. :)  

Piet and Sint Visit the Primary!

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 This week our friends Piet and Sint visited the ISB.  They left signs all around the school…

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So exciting!

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