Whilst enrolling your child(ren) you will also be asked to sign the Admission policy, which states the following:
"Holland International School Limited" has an open Admission Policy with a wider scope of instruction than a primary school offering the Dutch and British National curricula, but with certain limitations. This by-law sets out the policy for admission to the school.
1. Application for admission should, if possible, be made at least four months in advance. After submitting the admission form, the registration fee applies, as well as the 1st applicable school term fee. The latter will be waivered if article 2.2. applies.
2.1.The Board is responsible for maintaining a satisfactory level of education, and admission of every child shall be subject to approval by the Board (in consultation with the Principal).
2.2. The Board reserves the right to refuse admission of any child to the school. The Board's decision in this respect shall be final.
3.1. Before a child can be considered for admission to the school, the child should be exposed to the Dutch (for the Dutch Stream) or the English (for the English Stream) language:
at home or
through previous educational experience.
3.2. In the case that the child isn't able to communicate in Dutch (for the Dutch Stream) or English (for the English Stream), article 2.2. applies. For this purpose, the School Principal/Learning Coordinator may make such enquiries from the child's previous school as may be deemed necessary, or require the child to participate in any formal or informal procedures established by the School Principal for ascertaining the same.
3.3. Applicable to the English Stream:
To warrant relevance for a child to join the daily (streamed) Dutch lessons in the English Stream, the child should be exposed to the Dutch language:
at home or through other family members, or
in other social settings outside school, or
through previous educational experience, or
in the foreseeable future, due to relocation plans to a Dutch-speaking area, or
minimally, however the parents give a clear motivation why Dutch lessons are beneficial for the child.
4.1. The Board reserves the right to grant admission subject to such conditions that it deems necessary to impose, in the interest of the child or the school.
4.2. Without limiting the Board's powers as contained above, where the child fails to meet criteria in article 3, the Board may grant admission to the child:
4.2.1 Applicable Dutch Stream:
on condition that the child takes complimentary lessons Dutch via "extra Nederlands", with a maximum of 2 x 45 minutes weekly during the school day
or, in case that is not sufficient, the child might benefit from extra lessons Dutch outside school hours during CCA (Co-curricular activities offered by the school). This will be offered free of charge on the advice of the school (with a maximum duration of one school year). In case the parents decide independently from the advice given by Holland International School to follow "Extra Dutch" lessons, the parents will bear the costs.
4.2.2 Applicable English Stream:
on condition that the child takes complimentary lessons English via "extra English", with a maximum of 2 x 45 minutes weekly during the school day
or, in case that is not sufficient, the child might benefit from extra lessons English outside school hours during CCA (Co-curricular activities offered by the school). This will be offered free of charge on the advice of the school (with a maximum duration of one school year). In case the parents decide independently from the advice given by Holland International School to follow "Extra English" lessons, the parents will bear the costs.
5.1. In certain cases, after careful evaluation of the child, the school may decide to grant admission on a temporary basis with a probationary period of 2 or 3 months, whereupon parents would be advised in writing. Such a probationary arrangement would be considered necessary, inter-alia, in the following instances:
where the child's standard of comprehension of the Dutch (for the Dutch stream) or English (for the English stream) language is considered inadequate by the school and where such inadequacy would put the child at a disadvantage if he pursues his education in the school;
where the child's ability to learn or absorb knowledge through a Dutch/English educational system is considered limited;
where problems can be envisaged, and the child's progress may likely be hindered;
for any other reason.
5.2. If after the probationary period, the child has not improved, the school will, in exercising its discretion, ask the child to continue or pursue his education elsewhere for the interest of the school and for the child's own interest.
6. The school does not offer any form of specialised education. The Board may, however, in its absolute discretion, admit a child with special educational needs upon such conditions as the Board deems necessary.
7. A child prematurely withdrawn from or leaving the school for any reason (other than its parents having to leave Singapore) shall not be readmitted, unless the Board in its discretion otherwise agrees.
8. The Board reserves the right to change at any time the Admission Policy herein. Parents are advised to check on the current Admission Policy at the time of application.
9.1. The admission is formally effective, and the school fee applies after sending in the completed (incl. signature) admission form, which includes the 'Student Contract' and 'Advisory Note' as well.
9.2. Placement of the child in a specific class will be possible only after the school has confirmed receipt of the following documents:
Completed and signed 'Application form Holland International School 2022-2023', this comprises of the following documents; 'Student contract 2022-2023', the 'Advisory Note', the 'Admission policy' and 'Application form for membership of Holland International School Limited'
A copy of the passport (and if already known the Foreign Identification Number). When your child has multiple nationalities and / or multiple passports, we need that information when registering.
The educational report of the latest school
A copy of the latest school report
Pupil monitoring system data (CITO, LOVS, SATS) of your child
Assessments reports, if applicable
Most recent Personal Development Plan, if applicable
The medical form
Recent (passport) photograph of students to enrol
10. The Board reserves the right to adjust the school fees during a school year, would the school's financial position require this.