School Directory 2018-2019 - International School Utrecht

 
School Directory 2018-2019 - International School Utrecht
School Directory
    2018-2019
Introduction to the ISUtrecht !...............................6
   School Mission Statement!.......................................................6

IB Mission Statement !............................................7
IB Learner Profile!..................................................8
Dutch International Schools!................................9
Governance!.........................................................10
Curriculum!...........................................................11
   Primary Years Programme!....................................................11
      Learner Profile!...................................................................................11

      Inquiry based learning!.......................................................................11

   PYP Assessment!....................................................................11
      Assessment Strategies!.....................................................................12

      Student Progress!...............................................................................12

   Middle Years Programme!.......................................................12
      What are global contexts?!................................................................12

      Approaches to Learning (ATL)!.........................................................13

      At the International School Utrecht MYP students study the
      following subject areas:!....................................................................13

   MYP Assessment!....................................................................13
      Subject-specific criteria for evaluating students!............................14

      Formative and summative Assessments!........................................14

      eAssessment!......................................................................................14

      Reporting Progress of Students!......................................................14

      Midterm and Final Assessments!......................................................14

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Service as Action!....................................................................15
         What is Service as Action?!...............................................................15

         Service for and with others!...............................................................15

    Personal Project!.....................................................................16

    Diploma Programme!..............................................................16

    Core Component!....................................................................16
         Theory of Knowledge (ToK)!..............................................................17

         Extended Essay!.................................................................................17

         Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS)!..............................................17

    Assessment in the DP!............................................................18
         Subject-specific criteria for evaluating students!............................18

         Reporting Progress of Students!......................................................19

Language Learning!.............................................20
Administration!.....................................................21
    School Locations!...................................................................21
         Main building and school office:!......................................................21

         Annex:!.................................................................................................21

         Contact the School!............................................................................21

    Change of Contact Details!.....................................................21

    Payment Details!......................................................................21

    School Holidays!.....................................................................22

    School Times and Timetables !...............................................23
         Primary School Day!...........................................................................23

         Secondary Timetables!.......................................................................23

Staff Information!..................................................24

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School Leadership!.................................................................24

    Support Staff!...........................................................................24

    Primary Classroom Teachers and Teaching Assistants!.....25

    Primary Specialist Teachers!..................................................26

    Secondary Teachers (MYP and DP)!......................................26

    MYP Mentors !...........................................................................28

    Primary Teachers with Special Roles !...................................28

    Whole School Special Roles !.................................................28

    Secondary teachers with special roles!................................29
         Description of special roles!..............................................................30

Student Support !..................................................32
    Social Wellness !......................................................................32

General Academic Information!..........................33
    Primary Reporting!..................................................................33

    Secondary Reporting!.............................................................33

    Academic Honesty!..................................................................33

General Information!............................................34
    School Premises!....................................................................34

    Student Expectations and Code of Conduct!.......................34

    Admissions !.............................................................................35

    Childcare!.................................................................................35
         After School Childcare (BSO)!...........................................................35

         Playgroup Kitty!..................................................................................36

         Childcare 0-4yrs!.................................................................................36

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Activities!..................................................................................36

    Attendance!..............................................................................36
         Dutch law on compulsory education (‘leerplicht’)!..........................36

    Health Screen Checks!............................................................37
         What does the Youth Health Care Department do?!........................37

         How?!...................................................................................................37

         To contact the JGZ:!...........................................................................37

         Vaccinations!.......................................................................................37

    Excursions and Insurance!.....................................................38
         Loss of Property!................................................................................38

    Official Complaints Procedure!..............................................38

The ISUtrecht Community!..................................40
    Student Council!......................................................................40

    Parent Support Group!............................................................40

    Division Council!.....................................................................40

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1 Introduction to the ISUtrecht
International School Utrecht (ISUtrecht) is the first official Dutch International School in the
Province of Utrecht. Since opening its doors in August 2012, the school has flourished and
now has an enrolment of around 700 students aged 4-18, together representing over 40
nationalities.
ISUtrecht is an International Baccalaureate World School, currently teaching the IB Primary
Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP).

1.1School Mission Statement

‘A community learning for world citizenship’

The International School Utrecht is an IB World School, offering a complete and connected
International Baccalaureate programme for students from 4-18 from diverse international
backgrounds. We continuously strive for academic excellence in the delivery of this
programme. Our mission statement consists of four equally important pillars.

We are a close-knit and welcoming community of students, staff and parents. We all
approach life from a different culture and background and with the languages we know.
We find each other in our common goal: to create a stimulating learning environment in
which everyone feels at home. We strive to be culturally competent; we are grounded in
our own cultures, yet curious about others.

We communicate across cultures, using music to form strong bonds. That is why we offer
an exciting music programme accessible to all students and connected to the rich music
tradition of the city of Utrecht.

We give special attention to the physical and social environment we learn and work in.
We value and care for the natural world and model responsible behaviour. Our learning
environment is one in which every person can express themselves safely and freely.

We use technology in an innovative and sensible way to enhance our teaching and
learning. We equally appreciate the value of sensory and tactile experiences. We approach
the virtual and real world as one, behaving consistently as we are moving from one to
the other.

We are a community of life-long learners

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2 IB Mission Statement

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring
young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural
understanding and respect.
To this end, the organisation works with schools, governments and international
organisations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous
assessment.
These programmes encourage students across the world to become active,
compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their
differences, can also be right.
For more information about the IB programmes, please view the IB Parent Page.

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3 IB Learner Profile
Central to the IB programmes is the learner profile, which includes ten positive
characteristics that will support students in being successful both during and beyond their
school careers.
The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who,
recognising their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create
a better and more peaceful world.
IB learners strive to be:
Inquirers - We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know
how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our
love of learning throughout live.
Knowledgeable - We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge
across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global
significance.
Thinkers - We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible
action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasons, ethical decisions.
Communicators - We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one
language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the
perspectives of other individuals and groups.
Principled - We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice,
and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility
for our actions and their consequences.
Open-minded - We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as
the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and are
willing to grow from the experience.
Caring - We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service,
and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and in the world around us.

Risk-takers - We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work
independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are
resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.

Balanced - We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives -
intellectual, physical and emotional – to achieve well-being for others and ourselves. We
recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.

Reflective - We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We
work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and
personal development.

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4 Dutch International Schools

The Dutch International Schools (DIS) are a group of schools providing internationally
oriented education in the Netherlands, thus serving the needs of the international
community. The group consists of primary and secondary schools and, as a network,
cooperate in many areas, in particular quality management and professional development
of staff.
DIS schools are a Dutch government initiative that was established to offer state financed
educational provision to help meet the needs of the expatriate community. The subsidy
allows the schools to offer high quality international education at competitive fees.

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5 Governance

ISUtrecht is governed by two cooperating local school boards: SPO Utrecht (Stichting
Openbaar Primair Onderwijs Utrecht) and NUOVO (Stichting Openbaar Voortgezet
Onderwijs Utrecht). SPO Utrecht is the board for 32 non-denominational primary schools
in Utrecht and NUOVO is the board for 8 non-denominational secondary schools in and
around Utrecht. The SPO Utrecht and NUOVO work together closely in carrying out their
board responsibilities for the two divisions of ISUtrecht. ISUtrecht is partly state funded
and is accountable to the Dutch Ministry of Education regarding the quality and provision
of its educational programmes.
Members of the Dutch International Schools are all affiliated to a national school. Through
the school boards ISUtrecht is affiliated with the Dalton School Rijnsweerd, a Dutch
primary school governed by the SPO Utrecht, and UniC, a Dutch secondary school
governed by NUOVO

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6 Curriculum
The International Baccalaureate provides the framework of the curriculum at International
School Utrecht. The school currently offers the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle
Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP).

6.1Primary Years Programme
The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), designed for students aged 4-11, is a
transdisciplinary programme of international education designed to foster the
development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world
outside.
The PYP endeavours to develop interna3onally-minded students. We encourage students to
become life-long learners and equip them with the academic and life skills to enable them to
ac3vely choose to be world ci3zens. Teachers from IB schools in various parts of the
world explain the PYP in this great film.

6.1.1   Learner Profile
At the heart of the PYP are the learner profile aFributes: inquirer, knowledgeable, thinker,
communicator, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-taker, balanced and reflec3ve. These
aFributes are a set of ideals, which aim to promote intercultural understanding and the
belief that other people with their differences can also be right.

6.1.2   Inquiry based learning
The PYP strongly promotes construc3vist, conceptual and inquiry-based learning. This allows
learners to explore their own ques3ons, construct new knowledge and transfer these ideas
to a conceptual level of understanding.
Tradi3onal academic subjects are part of the programme; however, we teach them in mul3
or interdisciplinary lessons under transdisciplinary themes. This way we emphasise the
interrelatedness of knowledge and skills.

6.2PYP Assessment
Assessment is integral to all teaching and learning. Assessment at ISUtrecht identifies what
students know, understand, can do and value at different stages in the teaching and
learning process. Assessing the process, and not only the result of inquiry, is important.
Assessment is constant and consistent. It informs our teaching and therefore drives the
learning experiences on a day-to-day basis. We use both formal and informal assessments,
and both take place regularly. At ISUtrecht educators and students are involved in and use
assessment to promote learning. Teachers are responsible for the more formal
assessments, but students are also expected to take an active role in this important aspect
of their education.

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6.2.1    Assessment Strategies
At ISUtrecht we use various strategies to assess our students’ progress. Some of these
strategies are:
    •    Observations
    •    Performances: oral presentation, experiment, skill, model, debate, role-play, drama
    •    Process-focused tasks: conversations, conference, interviews, learning logs
    •    Selected response tasks: tests and quizzes
    •    Open-ended tasks: brief written answers, illustrations, charts, diagrams, solutions

6.2.2    Student Progress
Students’ progress will be reported four times per year, as follows:
    •    Autumn, parent teacher meeting, teachers give parents an oral progress report
    •    Winter, mid-year report, reporting against criteria and providing written comments
    •    Spring, parent teacher meeting, teachers give parents an oral progress report
    •    Summer, final report, reporting against criteria, providing a written comment
Please also view the assessment policy, academic honesty policy and promotion
procedure.

6.3Middle Years Programme
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP), designed for students
aged 11-16 provides students with a framework of learning that encourages students to
become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The Programme encourages students to
make meaningful connections between their learning and the real world.
The MYP is academically rigorous. It challenges the students academically and develops
their ability to 'think outside of the box', preparing them for the Diploma Programme and
ultimately university placement. IB students and teachers from schools all over the world
explain the MYP in this great film.
Not only does the MYP foster the development of skills for communication, intercultural
understanding and global engagement, it also provides students with opportunities to
develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need in order to manage complexity and
take responsible action for the future. All of this is developed through the MYP global
contexts.

6.3.1    What are global contexts?
The global contexts are implemented with the aim to develop international-mindedness
and integration. All units are developed with the global contexts to create learning
communities where students can increase their understanding of language and culture,
which will help them to become more globally engaged.

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6.3.2    Approaches to Learning (ATL)
The focus of Approaches to Learning is on helping students to develop the self-knowledge
and skills they need to enjoy a lifetime of learning. At ISUtrecht we teach our students
practical and self-knowledge skills, which will help them with the challenges posed by the
IB MYP as well as the Diploma Programme and higher education.

6.3.3    At the International School Utrecht MYP students study the
         following subject areas:
    •    Language and Literature. The school offers English and Dutch. Additionally, in
         compliance with the IB philosophy, the school encourages students to keep up
         their mother tongue (home language).
    •    Language Acquisition. Also known as a modern foreign language. The school
         offers Dutch, Spanish for grades 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 and English for grades 6, 7 and 8
         only, however the school provides additional support for students in grade 9 and
         10.
    •    Individuals and Societies. This is an integrated programme for all five years of the
         MYP. Students will study topics in economics, business, psychology, geography,
         history, and sociology. In grade 10, students will have the option to take an
         additional business course, in preparation for the Diploma Programme.
    •    Sciences. In grades 6, 7, 8 and 9 students take an integrated science course,
         covering topics such as ecology, earth science, space, physics, biology, and
         chemistry. In grade 10 students study biology and chemistry with the option of
         physics, in preparation for the Diploma Programme.
    •    Mathematics. In grades 6, 7 and 8 the levels are integrated, and students are
         extended accordingly. In grades 9 and 10, standard and extended levels are taught
         as separate courses.
    •    Arts. The school offers music, visual arts and drama over the course of five years of
         the MYP.
    •    Physical and Health Education. This is an integrated programme for all five years
         of the MYP. There are indoor and outdoor sports facilities and a theory course is
         provided.
    •    Design. This is an integrated programme for all five years of the MYP. Design is a
         combination of ICT and design technology.

6.4MYP Assessment
ISUtrecht believes the true purpose of assessment is to guide the planning and instruction
to support and enhance student learning, rather than to simply generate a grade.
Assessment is integral to all teaching and learning. It is central to the goal of thoughtfully
and effectively guiding students through the five essential elements of learning:
    •    acquisition of knowledge
    •    understanding of concepts
    •    mastering of skills
    •    development of attitudes
    •    decision to take action

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Both students and teachers should be actively engaged in assessing the students’
progress, in both formative and summative formats, as to develop wider critical thinking
and self-evaluation skills.
The aims of assessment are to promote student centred learning, to provide information
about individual student learning, tracking student progress, and to contribute to the
evaluation of the effectiveness of the programme.

6.4.1    Subject-specific criteria for evaluating students
All teachers are responsible for providing and teaching the criteria to their students. The
criteria are made visible throughout all tasks. Teachers review the criteria with students, so
they can achieve the score they want and understand why they received a certain score. In
addition to this, examples on what the students need to do to improve are provided.
All subjects should assess against each objective at least twice in a school year to provide
appropriate feedback on the reports. There are two terms per school year.

6.4.2    Formative and summative Assessments
Both formative and summative assessments have a place in the MYP. Formative
assessments provide information to the teachers and students to modify teaching and
learning activities. Summative assessments summarise the development of the learner. All
assessments should be marked against the criteria.

6.4.3    eAssessment
In line with the other Dutch International Schools, the ISUtrecht will pilot the IB MYP
external eAssessments in 3 or 4 subjects this academic year. This way the school is better
prepared for the first cohort, who will receive an internationally recognised IB MYP
certificate in May 2019.

6.4.4    Reporting Progress of Students
Students’ progress will be reported five times per year, as follows:
    •    Autumn Progress Reports
    •    January Full Report
    •    January Oral Progress Report
    •    Spring Progress Reports
    •    July Full Report

6.4.5    Midterm and Final Assessments
Midterm and final assessments will be given in the MYP. The rationale for giving the
assessments is to make the students accountable for the content and skills taught during
the school year, teaching them study skills for large amounts of content, which will
prepare them for the MYP and DP summative assessments.
Please also view the assessment policy, academic honesty policy and promotion
procedure.

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6.5Service as Action
Every school around the world that teaches the Middle Years Programme (MYP) expects its
students to become involved with their communities – an involvement that benefits both
parties.

6.5.1    What is Service as Action?
Action is learning by doing and experiencing. Service is part of action and it is where IB
learners strive to be caring members of the local and global community, by demonstrating
personal commitment to services that make a difference to the lives of others and the
environment. Eve, one of our grade 9 students, made this wonderful film about Service As
Action.
Action will be different from student to student and from context to context. It will teach
students to:
    •    feel empathy towards others
    •    make small-scale changes to behaviour
    •    undertake larger and more significant projects
    •    act on own
    •    act collaboratively
    •    take physical action
    •    suggest modifications to an existing system to the benefit of all involved
    •    persuade people in more influential positions to act

6.5.2    Service for and with others
Service activities go beyond doing for others. These activities engage students with others
in a shared commitment towards the common good. Meaningful service requires the
understanding of a central issue, such as poverty, literacy or pollution; and the issue proves
the need for the service. Additionally, meaningful service involves interactions with others,
which establishes students’ understanding of the rights and respect of everyone involved.
This develops the students’ ability to have open, clear, and collaborative communication
with the community and/or individuals concerned.
With appropriate guidance and support, students will:
    •    become more aware of own strengths and areas for growth
    •    undertake challenges that develop new skills
    •    discuss, evaluate and plan student-initiated activities
    •    persevere in action
    •    work collaboratively with others
    •    develop international-mindedness through global engagement, multilingualism
         and intercultural understanding
    •    consider the ethical implications of their actions.

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6.6Personal Project
The personal project is a culminating Middle Years Programme (MYP) project to develop
the student’s personal interest and to show and apply the skills, which are developed
through the MYP’s Approaches to Learning. This project is based on the student’s interests
and talents, resulting in a product or outcome. The project is a year-long project, which
begins in April of grade 9 and ends in grade 10.
The personal project has a principled action, which means the students make choices that
extend beyond their MYP learning.
Principled action includes:
    •    Developing an area of personal interest beyond the normal subjects
    •    Sharing new information and understanding with teachers, friends & family
    •    Changing the students' behaviours in response to their learning and realising they
         can make a difference through the decisions they make and the things they do
    •    The process of reflection in which students reflect regularly and record what they
         learned and how this has impacted their attitudes, behaviours, questions, actions
         and decisions
For more information, please view the Personal Project Guide.

6.7Diploma Programme
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) is designed for students aged
16-19. It is a unique curriculum, not based on the pattern of a single country, but a
deliberate compromise between the specialisation required in some national systems and
the breadth of learning preferred in others.
In achieving this, students who successfully complete the IB Diploma Programme
demonstrate a strong commitment to learning, both in terms of their mastering of a range
of subjects and in their development of skills and disciplines necessary for success in our
competitive, global world. Students and educators from IB schools around the globe,
explain the DP in this great film.
The IB Diploma allows entry to universities around the world. Some US universities offer
advanced credit for IB Diploma students on certain courses. All leading universities in
Europe recognise the IB Diploma.
Diploma candidates are required to select six subjects from a broad spectrum of learning
incorporating the humanities and sciences. Three of these subjects are taken at Higher
Level, the others at Standard Level. By arranging subject learning in this way, students are
able to explore some subjects in depth and some subjects more broadly over a two-year
period.
Please ensure you familiarise yourself with the General Regulations for IB Diploma
students.

6.8Core Component
In addition to subjects chosen, IB Diploma students also undertake a core component,
consisting of three courses. All of these courses must be successfully completed to be
awarded the Diploma. Each component is designed to help develop skills students will require
for study at university. Each component has a very specific set of criteria to be met, the detail
of which can be found below.

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6.8.1    Theory of Knowledge (ToK)
Theory of knowledge (ToK) plays a special role in the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma
Programme (DP), by providing an opportunity for students to reflect on the nature of
knowledge, and on how we know what we claim to know. – IB Diploma Programme Theory
of Knowledge guide.
ToK is an interdisciplinary course taught by a specialist teacher, designed to develop an
appreciation of other academic studies and cultural perspectives. ToK encourages critical
thinking with a focus on knowledge questions such as:
    •    What counts as knowledge?
    •    How does knowledge grow?
    •    What are its limits?
    •    Who owns knowledge?
    •    What is the value of knowledge?
Assessment of the course consists of an essay and a presentation. The emphasis of this
presentation is on demonstrating an understanding of knowledge at work in the world.

6.8.2    Extended Essay
The extended essay is an in-depth study of a focused topic chosen from the list of approved
Diploma Programme subjects and one of the student’s six chosen subjects for the IB Diploma. It
is intended to promote high-level research and writing skills, intellectual discovery and
creativity. It provides students with an opportunity to engage in personal research in a topic of
their own choice, under the guidance of a supervisor. - IB DP subject guide for the Extended
Essay
The Extended Essay is an extended piece of writing of no more than 4000 words. This
research-based piece is one of the elements of the IB Diploma that makes it so valuable to
college and university admissions because it prepares students for the kind of
independent research, thinking, writing and presentation skills that are expected at higher
education institutions.
The Extended Essay builds on skills developed within the MYP Personal Project but is a
much more formal academic piece of research.
At ISUtrecht the Extended Essay involves researched ideas and proposals honed into
specific and answerable questions, developed by the student with guidance from a chosen
supervisor. Sessions are given in research, resource utilisation, and in academic writing. A
draft is written over the summer vacation at the end of DP1 (grade 11) and the final essay
submitted for external assessment early in DP2 (grade 12). The essay is awarded a grade
from A - E and is combined on a grid with the Theory of Knowledge for up to 3 additional
points towards the IB Diploma.

6.8.3    Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS)
...if you believe in something, you must not just think or talk or write, but must act. - Peterson
2003
CAS represents the core values of the Diploma Programme enabling students to
demonstrate key traits of the IB learner profile in a more practical way. The CAS
programme consists of three strands:

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•    Creativity – exploring and extending ideas, which leads to an original or
         interpretive product or performance
    •    Activity – physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle
    •    Service – collaborative and reciprocal engagement with the community in
         response to an authentic need
As a holistic approach, CAS aims to provide opportunities for self-determination,
collaboration, accomplishment but most of all enjoyment. Students will develop skills
through a variety of individual and group experiences whilst at the same time allowing
them to explore areas of interest or develop passions, personalities and perspectives.
CAS experiences are unique to the student since everyone begins the journey from a
different starting point and all learners are different. For many learners, CAS can be life-
changing and we hope this will be the case for our students too. By providing a
supportive framework of stages on which to develop a portfolio of evidence, students are
able to track learning outcomes and therefore progression over the time of the course.
Students will undertake a month-long project, take part in formal interviews with their
advisor and complete reflections throughout the process. Students need to demonstrate
that they have met each of the 7 learning outcomes to successfully complete the course.
For more information, please view the core requirements by the International
Baccalaureate Organisation.

6.9Assessment in the DP
ISUtrecht believes the true purpose of assessment is to guide the planning and instruction
to support and enhance student learning, rather than to simply generate a grade.
Assessment is integral to all teaching and learning. It is central to the goal of thoughtfully
and effectively guiding students through the five essential elements of learning:
    •    acquisition of knowledge
    •    understanding of concepts
    •    mastering of skills
    •    development of attitudes
    •    decision to take action
Both students and teachers should be actively engaged in assessing the students’
progress, in both formative and summative formats, as to develop wider critical thinking
and self-evaluation skills.
The aims of assessment are to promote student centred learning, to provide information
about individual student learning, tracking student progress, and to contribute to the
evaluation of the effectiveness of the programme.

6.9.1    Subject-specific criteria for evaluating students
All teachers are responsible for providing and teaching the criteria to their students. The
criteria are made visible throughout all tasks. Teachers review the criteria with students, so
they can achieve the score they want and understand why they received a certain score. In
addition to this, examples on what the students need to do to improve are provided. All
subjects should assess against each objective at least twice in a school year to provide
appropriate feedback on the reports. There are two terms per school year.

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6.9.2    Reporting Progress of Students
Students’ progress will be reported five times per year, as follows:
    •    Autumn Progress Reports
    •    January Full Report
    •    January Oral Progress Report
    •    Spring Progress Reports
    •    July Full Report
Please also view the assessment policy, academic honesty policy and promotion
procedure.

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7 Language Learning
At ISUtrecht all teachers are considered language teachers – with a special responsibility to
recognise and support each and every aspect of language learning. This involves learning
a language, learning about a language, and learning through languages. It also
encompasses using language as a tool to think, discuss and reflect on information, ideas
Language at ISUtrecht is arranged into three main strands:
    •    Oral communications: listening and speaking – for language development, for
         learning and for relating to others
    •    Written communication: reading and writing – for enjoyment, instruction, and
         information
    •    Visual communication: viewing and presenting – for conveying ideas, values and
         beliefs through the interaction of image and language
English is the academic language at ISUtrecht. All classes, other than language acquisition
classes, are taught in English. English Language Acquisition (ELA) students will take part in
an immersion programme. This means ELA students are challenged academically in the
same curriculum as their peers.
ISUtrecht is a multi-lingual community and we embrace our cultural and linguistic
diversity. We celebrate the variety of languages spoken and encourage families to
maintain and enrich their home language(s)
All students between kindergarten and grade 10 are required to study Dutch.
For more information about primary language learning, please view the ISUtrecht website
For more information about secondary language learning, please view the ISUtrecht
website
For more in-depth information, please view the ISUtrecht Language Policy

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8 Administration

8.1School Locations

8.1.1    Main building and school office:
Van Bijnkershoeklaan 8
3527 XL Utrecht

8.1.2    Annex:
Grebbeberglaan 25
3527 VX Utrecht

8.1.3    Contact the School
Tel: +31 (0)30 8700400
Email: info@ISUtrecht.nl
Website: www.isutrecht.nl

8.2Change of Contact Details
If your contact details change (address/phone number/email address), please make sure
you update your information on the WIS parent portal asap. Should you need new login
details, or some support filling in the WIS parent portal, please visit the finance office in the
main building. You can also send an email to: finance@isutrecht.nl.

8.3Payment Details

IBAN: NL55 RABO 0184 5964 67
BIC: RABONL2U
For more information please read the ISUtrecht Standard Terms and Conditions 2018-19

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8.4School Holidays
First Day of Term Tuesday 28 August 2018
Autumn Break 22-26 October 2018
Winter Break 21 December 2018 - 7 January 2019
Spring Break 25 February - 1 March 2019
May Break 19 April - 3 May 2019
Ascension/Hemelvaart 30 and 31 May 2019
Whitsun/Pinksteren 10 June 2019
Summer Holiday 19 July (primary), or 22 July (secondary) - Monday 2 September 2019
The following days are professional development days for staff. On these dates there will
be no school for primary students:
Monday 1 October 2018
Tuesday 2 October 2018
Wednesday 16 January 2019
Friday 22 March 2019
Tuesday 11 June 2019
Friday 21 June 2019
Wednesday 3 July 2019
Thursday 11 July 2019
The following days are professional development days for staff. On these dates there will
be no school for secondary students:
Monday 1 October 2018
Tuesday 2 October 2018
Friday 22 March 2019
Tuesday 11 June 2019
Friday 21 June 2019
Thursday 11 July 2019
Please note that the school cannot permit students to take holidays outside the
official school holidays. Attendance records are a legal requirement, which may be
assessed by statutory bodies.

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8.5School Times and Timetables

8.5.1    Primary School Day

Monday                                                8:30-15:00
Tuesday                                               8:30-15:00
Wednesday                                             8:30-12:15
Thursday                                              8:30-14:30
Friday                                                8:30-14:30

8.5.2    Secondary Timetables
Please find links to the MYP timetables (grades 6-10)
Please find the link to the DP timetable (grade 11 and 12)

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9 Staff Information

9.1School Leadership

Name                       Role                              Email

Rynette de Villiers        Head of School                    r.devilliers@isutrecht.nl
Kate Corder                Deputy Head of School             kate.corder@isutrecht.nl
Angela Liu                 Deputy Head of School             angela.liu@isutrecht.nl
Eryn Wiseman               Leader of Primary                 eryn.wiseman@isutrecht.nl
                           Years
Liam Moody                 Leader of Middle Years            liam.moody@isutrecht.nl
Geertje van Hal            Leader of Diploma Years           geertje.vanhal@isutrecht.nl
Tessa Arentsen                                               tessa.arentsen@isutrecht.nl
(maternity cover)

Leader of Primary Years: Responsible for the day-to-day delivery of the Primary Years
Programme (PYP), developing understanding of PYP ethos and the IB Learner Profile.
Liaising with the IB.
Leader of Middle Years: Responsible for the day-to-day delivery of the Middle Years
Programme (MYP), developing understanding of MYP ethos and the IB Learner Profile.
Liaising with the IB. Guiding and monitoring course selection and progress towards the
successful completion of the MYP.
Leader of Diploma Years: Responsible for the day-to-day delivery of the Diploma
Programme (DP), developing the understanding of the DP ethos and the IB learner profile.
Liaising with the IB. Guiding and monitoring course selection and progress towards the
successful completion of the DP.

9.2Support Staff

Name                         Job Title                        Email
Louis de Bruijn              Concierge                        louis.de.bruijn@isutrecht.nl
Jorrit Riphagen              Concierge                        jorrit.riphagen@isutrecht.nl
Alexander Vitsotski          Maintenance                      alexander.visotski@isutrecht.nl
Anna Jackson                 Admissions                       anna.jackson@isutrecht.nl
Lois Levett                  Administration                   lois.levett@isutrecht.nl
Liesl Little                 Administration                   liesl.little@isutrecht.nl
Mirjam Schmidt               Administration                   mirjam.schmidt@isutrecht.nl
Sylvia Van Nisius            Finance Coordinator              finance@isutrecht.nl
Samantha Bosma               Finance                          samantha.bosma@isutrecht.nl
Noa Hilevitz                 Media Resources                  noa.hilevitz@isutrecht.nl
                             Coordinator

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Ingrid Schmoutziguer Communications Advisor                  ingrid.schmoutziguer@isutrecht.nl

9.3Primary Classroom Teachers and Teaching Assistants

Name                         Class                           Email
Debbie Hazlett               KG Blue                         debbie.hazlett@isutrecht.nl
Panagiota Fameli, Inge KG Green                              panagiota.fameli@isutrecht.nl
Verstraaten (maternity                                       inge.verstraaten@isutrecht.nl
cover) and Maria                                             maria.campos@isutrecht.nl
Campos Ippolito
Lourine Ikink-Karanja KG Red                                 lourine.ikink@isutrecht.nl
and Wychman Dijkstra                                         wychman.dijkstra@isutrecht.nl
Brandi Brittain        KG Yellow                             brandi.brittain@isutrecht.nl
Elvira Oskam and             KG Orange                       elvira.oskam@isutrecht.nl
Maria Campos Ippolito                                        maria.campos@isutrecht.nl
Oana Dobarcianu and          KG White                        oana.dobarcianu@isutrecht.nl
Maria Ballester                                              maria.ballester@isutrecht.nl
Raakhee Ramaiya and          1 Blue                          raakhee.ramaiya@isutrecht.nl
Carren Ward                                                  carren.ward@isutrecht.nl
Megan Tregoning              1 Red                           megan.tregoning@isutrecht.nl
Anne Brandwagt               1 White                         anne.brandwagt@isutrecht.nl
Lindsey Dudgeon              2 Blue                          lindsey.dudgeon@isutrecht.nl
Gemma Manson                 2 Red                           gemma.manson@isutrecht.nl
Kelsey Middleton             2 White                         katharina.scherpel@isutrecht.nl
katharina Scherpel           3 Blue                          katharina.scherpel@isutrecht.nl
Natalie Benedetto            3 Red                           natalie.benedetto@isutrecht.nl
Josephine Zelleke            3 White                         josephine.zelleke@isutrecht.nl
Brian Lynam                  4 Blue                          brian.lynam@isutrecht.nl
Dakota Wilkinson             4 Red                           dakota.wilkinson@isutrecht.nl
Marcelle Houterman           4 White                         marcelle.houterman@isutrecht.nl
Charlene Anom                5 Blue                          charlene.anom@isutrecht.nl
Mark Gottschalk              5 Red                           mark.gottschalk@isutrecht.nl
Sridevi Bramadathan          5 White                    sridevi.brahmadathan@isutrecht.nl
and Jane Durbin                                         jane.durbin@isutrecht.nl
Maria Ballester              Primary teaching assistant maria.ballester@isutrecht.nl
Kris Coorde                  Primary teaching assistant kris.coorde@isutrecht.nl
Wychman Dijkstra             Primary teaching assistant wychman.dijkstra@isutrecht.nl
Annika Doorenbal             Primary teaching assistant annika.doornenbal@isutrecht.nl

Nicolene Gelderman           Primary teaching assistant nicolene.gelderman@isutrecht.nl
                             and learning support
Amy Hubbard                  Primary teaching assistant amy.hubbard@isutrecht.nl
                             and English Language
                             Acquisition

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Amy MacGregor                Primary teaching assistant amy.macgregor@isutrecht.nl
                             and English Language
                             Acquisition
Inge Verstraaten             Primary teaching assistant inge.verstraaten@isutrecht.nl

9.4Primary Specialist Teachers

Name                         Subject                         Email
Stephanie Badenhorst Drama                                   stephanie.badenhorst@isutrecht.nl
Nicole Boerma                Dutch Language Acquisition nicole.boerma@isutrecht.nl
                             and Student Support
Nick Bolhuis                 Physical and Health        nick.bolhuis@isutrecht.nl
                             Education
Jennifer Diepman             Music                      jennifer.diepman@isutrecht.nl
Sherna Fester                Drama (maternity cover) sherna.fester@isutrecht.nl
Jeroen Lamme            Physical and Health                  jeroen.lamme@isutrecht.nl
                        Education
Ivana van Lith-Lončarić Visual Arts                          ivana.loncaric@isutrecht.nl
Juan Osorio                  Music                           juan.osorio@isutrecht.nl
Melanie Post Uiterweer Dutch Language Acquisition melanie.post@isutrecht.nl
Anssi Roiha            Student Support            anssi.roiha@isutrecht.nl
Irene Rooks                  Dutch Language Acquisition irene.rooks@isutrecht.nl
Ilona Smolders               Dutch Language Acquisition ilona.smolders@isutrecht.nl
Jenna van der Vegte          Student Support                 jenna.vandervegte@isutrecht.nl
Eryn Wiseman                 English Language           eryn.wiseman@isutrecht.nl
                             Acquisition
Heidron Zijlstra             Dutch Language Acquisition heidron.zijlstra@isutrecht.nl

9.5Secondary Teachers (MYP and DP)

Name                         Subject                 Email
Tessa Arentsen               Business and Management tessa.arentsen@isutrecht.nl
Erick Aufderheyde            Drama                   erick.aufderheyde@isutrecht.nl
Olivia Ayes                  English Language           olivia.ayes@isutrecht.nl
                             Acquisition, English
                             Language and Literature
Nicole Boerma                Dutch Language Acquisition nicole.boerma@isutrecht.nl
Nick Bolhuis                 Physical and Health        nick.bolhuis@isutrecht.nl
                             Education
Jessica Brussaard            Mathematics                jessica.brussaard@isutrecht.nl

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Nell Crawford                Individuals and Societies,      nell.crawford@isutrecht.nl
                             History
Sherna Fester                Drama                           sherna.fester@isutrecht.nl
Josie Galemmo                Individuals and Societies       josie.galemmo@isutrecht.nl
David de Geus                Music                           david.degeus@isutrecht.nl
Jeroen de Haas               Science                         jeroen.dehaas@isutrecht.nl
Geertje van Hal              Chemistry                       geertje.vanhal@isutrecht.nl
Sarah Hempenstall            Science, Biology                sarah.hempenstall@isutrecht
Tommas Houterman    English Language                         tommas.houterman@isutrecht.nl
                    Acquisition, English
                    Language and Literature,
                    Dutch Language
                    Acquisition, Theory of
                    Knowledge
Mascha Keersmaekers Visual Arts                              mascha.keersmaekers@isutrecht.nl
Freweyni Kidane              Technical Teaching              freweyni.kidane@isutrecht.nl
                             Assistant
Annabel Kjar                 Design, Visual Arts             annabel.kjar@isutrecht.nl
Jeroen Lamme                 Physical and Health             jeroen.lamme@isutrecht.nl
                             Education
Poyee Li-Sumpton             Design                          poyee.li@isutrecht.nl
Anne Logman                  Dutch Language and         anne.logman@isutrecht.nl
                             Literature
Marloes Manni                Dutch Language Acquisition marloes.resink@isutrecht.nl
Rosa Martin                  Mathematics                rosa.martin@isutrecht.nl
Amaya Menendez               Chemistry (maternity      amaya.menendez@isutrecht.nl
                             cover)
Liam Moody                   Physical and Health       liam.moody@isutrecht.nl
                             Education
Sara d’Orazio                English Language          sara.dorazio@isutrecht.nl
                             Acquisition, English
                             Language and Literature
Karin Oyarzo                 Spanish Language          karin.oyarzo@isutrecht.nl
                             Acquisition
Mikko Peltonen               Physics, Mathematics,     mikko.peltonen@isutrecht.nl
                             Theory of Knowledge (ToK)
Juan Orsorio                 Music                     juan.osorio@isutrecht.nl
Julia Reid                   Mathematics                     julia.reid@isutrecht.nl
Andrea Romero                Spanish Language           andrea.romero@isutrecht.nl
                             Acquisition
Ilona Smolders               Dutch Language Acquisition ilona.smolders@isutrecht.nl
Cristina Querol              Spanish Language           cristina.querol@isutrecht.nl
                             Acquisition

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9.6MYP Mentors

Name                          Grade        Email
Jeroen Lamme                  6M           jeroen.lamme@isutrecht.nl
Annabel Kjar                  6Y           annabel.kjar@isutrecht.nl
Amaya Menendez                6P           amaya.menendez@isutrecht.nl
Olivia Ayes and               7M           olivia.ayes@isutrecht.nl
Jeroen de haas                             jeroen.dehaas@isutrecht.nl
Nick Bolhuis                  7Y           nick.bolhuis@isutrecht.nl
Marloes Manni                 8M           marloes.manni@isutrecht.nl
Poyee Li-Sumpton              8Y           poyee.li@isutrecht.nl
Sarah Hempenstall             9M           sarah.hempenstall@isutrecht.nl
Liam Moody                    9Y           liam.moody@isutrecht.nl
David de Geus                 10 M         david.degeus@isutrecht.nl
Nell Crawford                 10 Y         nell.crawford@isutrecht.nl

9.7Primary Teachers with Special Roles

Name                        Role                             Email
Nick Bolhuis                After School Sports              nick.bolhuis@isutrecht.nl
Elvira Oskam                Early Years Coordinator          elvira.oskam@isutrecht.nl
Jennifer Diepman            Music – Orchestra and            jennifer.diepman@isutrecht.nl
                            Instrumental Programme
Marcelle Houterman          (Digital) Literacy Coach         marcelle.houterman@isutrecht.nl
Jeroen Lamme                After School Sports              jeroen.lamme@isutrecht.nl

Carren Ward                 New Teacher Coach Primary carren.ward@isutrecht.nl

9.8Whole School Special Roles

Erick Aufderheyde           ArtBurst Organiser               erick.aufderheyde@isutrecht.nl
Nicole Boerma               Student Support                  nicole.boerma@isutrecht.nl
                            Coordinator
Louis de Bruijn             BHV (Emergency                   louis.debruijn@isutrecht.nl
                            Responsive Ofhicer)
                            Coordinator
David de Geus               ArtBurst Organisor               david.degeus@isutrecht.nl
Sara d’Orazio               Language Coordinator             sara.dorazio@isutrecht.nl

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Mascha Keersmaekers ArtBurst Organiser                       mascha.keersmaekers@isutrecht.nl
Marianne Lauritzen          ICT Coordinator, Managebac marianne.lauritzen@isutrecht.nl
                            Support

9.9Secondary teachers with special roles

Tessa Arentsen               Careers Advisor                 tessa.arentsen@isutrecht.nl
Erick Aufderheyde            After School Performing         erick.aufderheyde@isutrecht.nl
                             Arts, Grade 10 School
                             Excursions Coordinator
Olivia Ayes                  Extended Essays                 olivia.ayes@isutrecht.nl
                             Coordinator
Nick Bolhuis                 Service Learning                nick.bolhuis@isutrecht.nl
                             Assistance (CAS/SAA) and
                             Secondary Student Socials
                             Organiser
Nell Crawford                Pamoja Coordinator              nell.crawford@isutrecht.nl
Josie Galemmo                Student Support                 josie.galemmo@isutrecht.nl
David de Geus                After School Performing   david.degeus@isutrecht.nl
                             Arts
Sarah Hempenstall            Group 4 project           sarah.hempenstall@isutrecht.nl
                             coordinator
Tommas Houterman             Personal Project          tommas.houterman@isutrecht.nl
                             Coordinator, Secondary
                             Excursions Coordinator
Annabel Kjar                 Secondary Student Socials annabel.kjar@isutrecht.nl
                             Organiser
Jeroen Lamme                 Service Learning          jeroen.lamme@isutrecht.nl
                             Assistance (CAS/SAA)
Angela Liu                   New Teacher Coordinator angela.liu@isutrecht.nl
                             Secondary and Student
                             Council Support
Anne Logman                  DP Self-taught Mother     anne.logman@isutrecht.nl
                             Tongue Coordinator
Marloes Manni                Managebac Curriculum      marloes.manni@isutrecht.nl
                             Support
Liam Moody                   Service Learning          liam.moody@isutrecht.nl
                             Coordinator
Mikko Peltonen               Secondary ICT Support and mikko.peltonene@isutrecht.nl
                             ToK Coordinator
Ana Yao                      ATL Coordinator           ana.yao@isutrecht.nl

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9.9.1    Description of special roles

After School Performing Arts: Organising and leading the after school performing arts
club and staging a musical theatre production.
After School Sports: Organising and leading a primary after school sports club.
ArtBurst Organisation: organising ArtBurst, an annual festival for all students, staff and
parents to celebrate their creativity
ATL Coordinator: responsible for the teaching and learning of ATL (Approaches to
Learning) skills across the IB curriculum.
BHV (Emergency Responsive Officer) Coordinator: responsible for coordinating and
training the Emergency Responsive Officers, ensuring skills and protocols are always up to
date.
Careers Advisor: responsible for providing advice to students on higher education and
career opportunities. Coordinating student university visits/application and career fairs.
(Digital) Literacy Coach: supports primary teachers with traditional literacy approaches
and new literacy approaches involving digital technology.
DP Self-taught Mother Tongue Coordinator: Monitoring and supporting students
following the DP Self-taught Mother Tongue programme.
Extended Essay Coordinator: responsible for organising and monitoring the Extended
Essay for the DP students according to IB guidelines; devising and supervising the record
keeping procedures.
Early Years Coordinator: supports the PYP coordinator in the day-to-day delivery of the
PYP in the Early Years.
Group 4 project coordinator: Facilitating the DP1 (grade 11) independent science
research project
ICT Coordinator: Responsible for computer software and hardware ordering and
deployment.
ICT Support: Responsible for the day-to-day upkeep and handling of student/staff devices
in either primary or secondary.
Language Coordinator: responsible for school wide English Language Acquisition (ELA)
and mother tongue teaching and learning.
Managebac Curriculum Support: responsible for maintaining and updating all
curriculum and student learning documents.
Mentor: responsible for providing study, motivation and behavioural guidance to a
specific group of individual students in grades 6-12 and their parents/guardians; helping
with personal or school related problems; communicating school information to students;
checking and monitoring reports; liaising between home and school in educational issues
as the first point of contact when problems arise.
Music-Orchestra and Instrumental Programme: Organising and leading the ISUtrecht
Orchestra and facilitating after school instrumental lessons.
New Teacher Coordinator Secondary: introducing new teachers to the way things are
done at ISUtrecht and supporting them as they are finding their feet in their new roles.
New Teacher Coach Primary: The PYP teaching coach provides active and dynamic
leadership and support for both new and experienced faculty alike.

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Personal Project Coordinator: responsible for organising and monitoring the Personal
Project for MYP students according tot IB guidelines; devising and supervising the record
keeping procedures.
Pamoja Coordinator: responsible for supporting DP students, who are studying for a
Pamoja course. (Pamoja is the organisation authorised by the International Baccalaureate
to deliver online DP courses).
Primary Literacies Coach: ?
Secondary Student Socials Coordinator: responsible for organising and supervising
secondary student social events. The student council coordinator and events coordinator
work closely to support the student council as they plan these events.
Service Learning Coordinator: responsible for establishing both the Service as Action
(SAA) and Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) programme in the school; organising and
monitoring the programme according to the IB guidelines; devising and supervising the
record keeping procedures.
Student Council Support: responsible for coordinating the election of the student
council; supports the members of the student council in their activities throughout the
year.
Student Support: responsible for students’ social, emotional and academic well-being;
guidance with learning issues and emotional counselling. Provides instruction and support
for mentors.

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