Information in English
Information in English
Welcome to the website of OBS Dick Bruna.
At our school we work with a team of very enthusiastic teachers, supervisors and of course a very good educational program. In addition to having a result-oriented education we find it important to offer room for creativity, exercise and socializing. We think it is important for your child to learn and develop in a safe environment and to enjoy attending our school.
OBS Dick Bruna is a school where we all have a good time together!
With this website we want to give you a good impression of our school and inform you about our current events. For further introduction to our school you can always make an appointment for a walk around the school or an interview.
We wish everybody a wonderful scholastic year, and if you wish to contact us you are always welcome to do so!
Language class and NT2 guidance OBS Dick Bruna
Children who have just arrived in the Netherlands often do not have sufficient language skills in Dutch to be able to connect with their peers in mainstream education. OBS Dick Bruna has set up a Language Class and NT2 guidance within the school for this group of students.
Language Class in general
The language class is intended for children who hardly speak the Dutch language.
How does this work?
On the first day, the children and their parents are given a tour of the school. Where is their own classroom, the toilet, and what does the school look like? The children are still in the familiarization phase: Everything is new.
This means that the subjects that are discussed from the start are close to them: In the familiarization phase we start naming the emotions (with the help of the "box of feelings"), from there we go to the language acquisition phase. The children get started with subjects such as school, body, clothing, food and drink.
Language class group 3 to 8:
Five mornings a week the children receive guidance in a small group from 8:30 am to 12:00 am. Here, intensive work is being done with Dutch language, social skills, sound education, mathematics and reading.
The pupils spend the afternoons in their regular group, where they go through the "regular" lesson program with their peers. This program is adjusted where necessary.
The combination of a language class (intensive language guidance) and regular class (interacting with Dutch-speaking classmates) is a good combination to quickly master the Dutch language.
Language class group 1 and 2:
The toddlers are placed in their own regular group. There they first get used to our school system. After about 6 weeks, they receive one hour of NT2 guidance, three times a week by a teaching assistant. This can be in- or outside the regular group.
Regular NT2 guidance:
Children who already speak the Dutch language, but are still behind in terms of vocabulary, spelling, technical and / or reading comprehension, are eligible for NT2 guidance. These students are taken out of the class twice a week in a small group. The methodology of the regular group is then used by a teaching assistant.
Registering a new student
OBS Dick Bruna is a public primary school. All children from surrounding neighborhoods, but also further away, who attend regular primary education, are welcome at our school.
If parents are interested in the school, we plan an interview. Parents receive all relevant information about the school, are able to take a look inside the classrooms, get a taste of the atmosphere and ask questions.
A child can be registered from the age of three. Parents fill out a registration form which they receive after the first interview.
Our school is still growing and we would like all children who are registered to be given a place at the location closest to their home. At this moment we have three locations, one of which, ‘t Heike, is used solely for the older children (groups 7 and 8). Parents who register their child, register their child at the OBS Dick Bruna. In order to guarantee the quality of education, to limit the size of the groups and to ensure that all children receive the education to which they are entitled, we look at the different locations to see where there is room to place the children. Parents remain responsible for the registration of a brother or sister.
Parents can contact us through the different locations or at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.