A Few Words From Our Primary School Principal

As part of our international and often mobile community, our students have unique needs. Many will be new to English, most are living in a new country away from family, making school an important place for our students. Teachers and students build community within their classrooms, and it becomes a secure place where the students can learn to become part of a group while developing a positive self-identity.

In the Primary School, we recognize that every student is different and brings a unique combination of experience, attitude and ability. As parents are the people who know their children best, we value our partnership with home in determining ways to support each child to ensure they reach their true potential.

Our Primary School is a wonderful place for students to learn. Their safety, well-being and education are all considered when we make decisions. We have developed a rich, relevant curriculum to engage students and an updated facility for learning to take place. Most importantly we have created a friendly, caring community to welcome your children.

I hope to meet you when you have the opportunity to visit our school and experience for yourself why this is a very special place.

With best wishes,

Joanna Havenhand

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Our internationally recognised programme, the International Baccalaureate Organization's Primary Years Programme (PYP), provides structures for an exciting, child-centered curriculum that lays the foundations for future learning. Learn more.

The goal of our Dual Language Programme (DLP) is for the majority of students become bilingual and bi-literate. Mastering another language allows us to communicate and connect with more people.

One of our three values at St John’s promotes the appreciation of diversity in the world. Acquiring another language, allows our students to interact with different people and understand the nuances of another culture.

  • Lunchtime - Choir and Library
  • Student Council
  • After - School
  • Music - Including individual lessons
  • Trips - Grade 3 go on an outdoor pursuits trip within Belgium, Grade 4 experience a performing arts trip to the UK and Grade 5 enjoy a fabulous week skiing in Switzerland

CUB Care is our daily "garderie" or wraparound care which looks after students before and after school. The Service is available from 7:30 until the start of school, and directly after school until 18:00. The programme is open to all children in the Primary School (Timbertots – grade 5).

For more information, please contact primarysecretary@stjohns.be

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