All practical information can be found in our school guide which you can download under ‘school documents’ on our website. You can also visit the school comparison website for additional information (results, ratings, etc.)..
At the Visserschool we work with what is called a continuous schedule. This means that our students do not go home for an afternoon lunch break. School hours are from 8.30am to 2.15pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and on Wednesday from 8.30am to 1pm. Due to the current Corona restrictions parents are not allowed to enter the school building. Teachers receive the students outside on the square and bring them there again after school for pick up.
Holidays and special days
When are the holidays and special days in 2020 - 2021?
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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. Miss Didi is the contact person at our school for after school activities. Registration is digitally via AKROS. Typically there is place for 10 to 15 children per after school activity. Activities last from 1-1.5 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 all children are expected in the classroom at this time. Students arriving late must first get a yellow card from Mr. Wouter before they are allowed to enter the classroom.
If there are too may unauthorised absences from school (including late arrival) then 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 0481.
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.
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.