Welcome from the Head of the ISB Primary

Louise Everson

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the ISB Primary Department on behalf of the Primary Team. We have created a safe, stimulating environment where children are supported and challenged to succeed. We have children at the heart of everything we do and understand the need to nurture the whole child. Our school ethos is reflected in our values of collaboration, creativity, open-mindedness, reflection and respect – respecting one another, respecting yourself and our school.

We aim to ensure all our children’s talents are nurtured and developed. As a team we do this by adapting and differentiating our lessons to ensure all children have the opportunity to be challenged and supported. We facilitate this by investing time in really getting to know all our children, by planning for the individual needs of the children in our school, and by choosing themes and projects that excite and inspire children.

While the children are at our school, we enable them to gain real experiences of Dutch culture in Breda. All children in our primary department take part in Dutch lessons taught by our Dutch colleagues. The children experience first-hand Dutch traditions and special days and join in with celebrations for Sinterklaas, Carnaval and Kings Day.

We believe the role of parents is paramount for children to succeed in school. As such, we positively encourage parent involvement in school and encourage collaboration and cooperation. This takes shape in a variety of ways, such as inviting parents to help in school, operating an open door policy (in addition to planned meetings with parents), organising social events, whole-school training and information evenings. We are lucky to be supported by a dedicated Parent Association and our wonderful Class Parents!

We are very proud of all our children, our school and look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Kind regards,
Louise Everson
Head of Primary
Deputy Head of School