At De Groene Alm, we provide modern education with a focus on independent learning, collaboration, decision-making, and critical thinking. ICT supports our educational approach.
Attention and Responsibility:
We consider it of great importance to provide individual attention to each child, which is actively given through individual conversations with children and upon their arrival in the classroom. Personal attention to others is a priority. With our structured care system, we direct our efforts towards the optimal development of each child. Attention to parents is expressed through the discussions we have with them and the time we allocate for that purpose. We ensure a strong relationship where we continue to see others for who they are.
We believe that the modern society calls for self-directed and independent individuals who take initiatives and are active and creative; those who can make decisions, collaborate, and communicate, and who feel responsible for their own well-being and that of others. To teach our children these skills, we incorporate inquiry-based and design-based learning into our science, nature, and technology education. We also teach children skills such as self-planning and self-assessment. In our context, responsibility also encompasses respectful behavior and caring. It's about the world around us, our immediate environment, and each individual. This is why we consider attention to nature, technology, and sustainability as inherent. Additionally, we expect responsibility from the students to develop themselves to the best of their abilities and from parents to assist their child in this journey.
At De Groene Alm, we dedicate a lot of attention to Science, Nature, and Technology education. Children learn experientially about nature and technology and engage in inquiry-based and design-based learning. We provide one hour of English per week from grade 1 to 8 and hold an Early Bird certification for our English education.