All practical information can be found in our school guide (Dutch only) which you can download. You can also visit the school comparison website for additional information (results, ratings, etc.)..
Our school hours are from 8.30 to 14.45 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. On Wednesdays from 8.30 to 13.00. All students stay for lunch on Mon-Tue-Thu-Fri from 12.15 to 13.15. There are costs associated with the lunch break, these amount to 160 euros per child per year. Should you choose not to participate in our lunch break proposal you will have to pick up your son/daughter from our school at 12.15 and ensure that he/she is back at 13.15. At the end of the school day teachers bring the pupils outside for pick up.
Parents are allowed in at the first bell at 8.20 to take a look at the classroom. At 8.25 all parents are to go outside again so that the lesson for the children can start at 8.30. Please refer to the schedule below.
*Until autumn break
Holidays and important dates
When are the holidays and important dates?
|Holidays (pupils are free from school)||From||To|
|Summer holiday||Friday 21-07-2023||Friday 01-09-2023|
|Autumn holiday||Monday 23-10-2023||Friday 27-10-2023|
|Christmas holiday||Monday 25-12-2023||Friday 05-01-2024|
|Spring holiday||Monday 19-02-2024||Friday 23-02-2024|
|May holiday||Monday 29-04-2024||Friday 10-05-2024|
|Summmer holiday||Monday 22-07-2024||Friday 30-08-2024|
|Days of celebration (pupils are free from school)||From||To|
|Good Friday and Easter||Friday 29-03-2024||Monday 01-04-2024|
|Ascension Day (is during May holiday)||Thursday 09-05-2024||Thursday 09-05-2024|
|Whit Monday||Monday 20-05-2024||Monday 20-05-2024|
|Study days (pupils are free from school)||From||To|
|Study days||Thursday 21-12-2023||Friday 22-12-2023|
|Study days||Monday 08-01-2024||Tuesday 09-01-2024|
|Study day||Friday 16-02-2024||Friday 16-02-2024|
|Study day||Friday 21-06-2024||Friday 21-06-2024|
|Study week (June vacation)*||Monday 24-06-2024||Friday 28-06-2024|
|Study day||Friday 19-07-2024||Friday 19-07-2024|
|First school day||Monday 04-09-2023||Monday 04-09-2023|
|Start meetings||Monday 02-10-2023||Friday 06-10-2023|
|Saint Nicolas (school ends 13.15)||Friday 01-12-2023||Friday 01-12-2023|
|Christmas celebration and diner||Tuesday 19-12-2023||Tuesday 19-12-2023|
|School report consultations||Monday 04-03-2024||Friday 08-03-2024|
|Kings games||Friday 26-04-2024||Friday 26-04-2024|
|School report consultations||Monday 01-07-2024||Friday 05-07-2024|
* With a proviso, to be finally determined.
Preschool / Playgroup
Partou is our in-school toddler care partner for children between two and four years old. Here they can have fun, play, and discover the world together with their peers. Partou offers preschool and early childhood education according to the Uk & Puk method. They work with themes to prepare your child for primary school in a fun and playful way. Your child will learn to play together, make friends, dress himself/herself and wait for his/her turn. This can make the transition to school a lot easier and with a lot less anxiety! Interested? Click here.
Partou also offers after-school care in our school building for children from four to twelve years old. There are also other various after-school care organisations that provide after school pick-up for our students.
After school activities are regularly available for all of our students. These activities are provided by specialised subject teachers from outside our school, but the activities themselves take place inside our school building. The after school activities are subsidised by the municipality of Amsterdam, and the fee to participate is based according to income. Choices range from both creative to sport, for example: carpentry, acrobatics, science experiments, fashion entrepreneur skills, singing lessons, free-running, and kickboxing. Which activities are offered vary and change throughout the school year. Mr Luuk is the contact person at our school for after school activities. Registration is digitally via www.naschoolseactiviteiten.amsterdam. Typically there is place for 10 to 15 children per after school activity. Activities last from 1-1½ hours during the course of 8 to 10 weeks. You may register your child for as many of these activities as you want.
Absenteeism and leave
Teaching time is precious. Our aim is to keep absenteeism to a minimum. There are defined rules for authorized and unauthorized absence from school.
We ask parents to ensure that their children arrive at school on time every day, arriving late is not permitted. Classes begin at 8.30am, and on Monday's, Tuesday's, Thursday's and Friday's after the break at 13.15pm, and all children are expected in the classroom at this time.
If there are too many unauthorised absences from school (including late arrival) management will contact the parents. If this does not have the desired effect, a truancy officer must be notified.
When is an absence permitted? Cases of illness and serious circumstances fall under justified absence. If your child is ill or has a doctor's appointment, we ask you to inform the school between 7:45am-8:20am by calling 020 618 04 81.
Leave for a family wedding, funeral, or anniversary may be requested by applying for administrative leave due to serious circumstances. The principal will assess the application. If leave is requested due to weighty circumstances for more than ten school days per school year then the truancy education officer will make the decision.
Please read additional information request for leave first before filling out the form and hand delivering it to the administration. You can find the form at the bottom of this page, below the heading "School documents".
At the Visserschool, we use the Social Schools app to notify our parents about our latest news, holidays, study days, and to share nice photos from their child's group. All parents have access to a page that is visible only to their class.
Frequently Asked Questions
A number of school policy documents and forms are available below to download in PDF.