Green Valley is the ONLY school on the Eastern Seaboard to offer a Dutch Stream.
We are pleased to include our students whose mother tongue is Dutch, and in order to support them we offer a Dutch Stream with language lessons from Reception through to Secondary School.
Classes are held by Mirna Roosma and Sarah De Beuckeleer who are both qualified Dutch teachers. Sarah De Beuckeleer has taught for more than 10 years in Belgium and started her international career two years ago. Mirna has more than 13 years of experience working in international schools in the Netherlands.
Classes are held for two to three hours per week in a dedicated class space, with the objective of building and maintaining proficiency in students’ mother tongue as well as progressing to exam success in IGCSE Dutch and IBDP Dutch.
Our lessons are structured according to language benchmarks set by the Dutch Government and Inspector of Education. These ensure that students can read, write and comprehend their language at the appropriate level and also celebrate the main cultural events in the Netherlands including; Koningsdag, Prinsjesdag and Sinterklaas.
There are no additional fees for this programme, as it is financially supported by the Dutch Government, enabling us to keep the curriculum current with the latest library and other resources.