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The first period of school is a wrap. We are happy that most kids are back in school fulltime, both in Primary as in Secondary. At the same time, school life is not 100% back to normal. We continuously have to be alert that everyone follows the hygienic measures and RIVM guidelines, and children are not coming to school feeling unwell. In this parent update we share a message about traveling during the autumn break. Furthermore, you can read about the trip year 6 made to the Space Expo in Noordwijk, and there is a contribution from the language department in ISD Secondary.

Enjoy the read and have a good holiday!

GENERAL MESSAGE: Travel during the Autumn break

For internationally mobile families, holidays usually provide an opportunity to meet up with family abroad. Unfortunately, the corona virus is still here, and we would like all ISD families to be mindful when it comes to travel plans this autumn break.
 
Traveling to countries with an orange or red travel advisory is strongly discouraged because of the health risks. For ISD Secondary students only, there is also the concern of the mandatory 10-day self-quarantine immediately after returning to the Netherlands, even if you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19. When students need to quarantine at home because of travel to an orange coded country, we have to treat the absence as an unlawful leave of absence.
 
If you do plan to travel, read the Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advisory for your destination before you leave. That way, you will know if you can travel to the country and what the current situation is on the ground. 

IMPORTANT DATES

17 October 2020 – 25 October Autumn Break
26 October 2020 – Whole school Staff Study Day – no lessons 
30 October 2020 – Halloween at ISD
ISD PRIMARY: On a Mission to the Space EXPO 
On Friday 9 October, the year 6 students set off for a special mission inside the Space Expo. At 8:15am a group of excited students left by bus to Noordwijk. The Space Expo is Europe’s first permanent space exhibition. Space Expo is also the visitors’ center for ESA in the Netherlands, the European Space Agency’s largest technical establishment.

Upon arrival at the Space Expo, the class was divided into 3 groups to start their mission in the museum. Dutch astronaut André Kuipers and author Sander Koenen took the students, by a set of video clips, on an amazing tour of the museum. The students learned all about space and space travel and discovered what it means to be an astronaut. All students received a mission toolkit which contained assignments and experiments to carry out during the mission at the museum. In one assignment the students built a rocket with two strips of paper, some tape and a straw. In another experiment, the students explored why a paper ball falls faster than a piece of paper that is not folded.


During the mission in the museum, the students made an exciting journey of discovery through the universe. One of the highlights was André Kuipers’ original Soyuz capsule, in which André Kuipers made his journey to the International Space Station (ISS). Other highlights were the ability to walk in a model of the International Space Station and the life-size model of the moon landing.
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ISD PRIMARY: Book sale at ISD primary

English Children Books - Myanmar - ADRF WorldwideEach year Sue and Louise from Rainbow Books are welcomed at ISD Primary for a book sale. They offer a wonderful range of English language books for all age groups and reading abilities. We were really happy that also this year we were able to arrange the book sale at ISD Primary. Due to the current restrictions, the sale took place outdoors on the playground. We thank Rainbow books for visiting us again, while fully adhering to all RIVM guidelines to provide a safe shopping experience for parents. 

ISD SECONDARY: Dutch children’s book week at ISD

Contribution by the Language Department

Last week it was the national children's book week in the Netherlands. During the Dutch lessons at ISD, we celebrated this event with a reading and a creative activity on Friday. The theme of the children's book week was Dutch history. Therefore, we focused on a specific historical and touristic item from Delft, 'Delfts Blue'.

First, the library of Delft, DOK, read the book "Delft Blue, A vase for the princess" by Ingrid & Dieter Schubert online. This book tells the story of a cat who smashed a Delft Blue vase and how the mice put it back together.

Subsequently, the students could decorate a Delft Blue tile themselves. The result was incredible. The students worked creatively and were unstoppable at the end of the lesson. Many of them came back after a quick lunch to finish their tile or decorate another one. We can proudly say that we had a successful day, with so many different cultures enthusiastically discovering a new culture. We hope to continue to work with DOK in the future because it is an inspirational place where reading is bringing together people.

ISD SECONDARY: Spooky scary skeletons...

On Friday 30 October we will be celebrating Halloween at school. Students are invited to come dressed up to school in a scary Halloween costume! The school will be decorated and there will be some fun Halloween activities.

 
 
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