The school gate opens at 8.00. From 8.15 onward the teachers will be available on the playground, ready to receive the children. The kindergarten children will start the day on the playground, by helping the teacher work in the garden or by exploring. Parents may provide support to their children by staying the first few minutes of the day. Sometimes the teacher will ask parents to stay even a bit longer to participate.
We suggest parents bring their children to school between 8:25 and 8:35, (since the Secondary school begins it’s day at 8:25 and we want to have good traffic flow) and in time to begin our day at 8:40. However, you may drop children off as early as 8:15 and a teacher will be able to supervise your children.
The first and second grade children enter the classroom with the teacher at 8.35. If there is something you need to communicate to the teacher in the morning, you may, but we prefer you do so with a note. If you think you will need more time to explain, try to save that information for after school, or make an appointment.
If you arrive late, due to unforeseeable circumstances, you may enter the building after 9:00 in a relaxed manner. Stress in the morning isn’t healthy for young children (and it doesn’t help adults either!).
Timetable for Kindergarten
8.15-8.40 : Children can be dropped off in the Kindergarten classroom
8.40 : Kindergarten start with circle activities
10.00-10.20 : Break with snack and clean up time
11.45-12.15 : Lunch
12.15-12.30 : Story time
12.30-13.00 : All children lie down for a rest in the restingroom or stay in the main classroom for a quiet activity.
13.00 : Children who only stay a morning, can be picked up. (first pick up time)
14.30-14.45 : Afternoon snack
15.30 : Kindergarten finish
Timetable for class 1 and above
08.15-08.35 : Children may be dropped off on the playground.
09.00 : All classes start
10.30-11.00 : Break with snack and clean up time
12.30-13.30 : Lunch
15.00-15.30 : Meditation
15.30 : All classes finish
On Wednesday all classes finish at 12.30.
Prolonged school day
In Kindergarten, parents have the option to enrol in a prolonged day program where the children will sleep and have quiet activities in the afternoon.
For more information about the prolonged school day please see this page: https://internationalwaldorfschool.nl/the-prolonged-school-day/