New parents

Whether your child is about to start school or is changing schools, or whether you are merely taking your bearings, we are happy to provide you with more information. You are always more than welcome to visit our school. It is advisable to make an appointment, so we can make time available for a conversation. To make an appointment, please call us at 071 – 51 77 060. Upper-form children will give you a guided tour of the school, showing you the entire school building and providing you some background information. We start registering children from age 2 onwards, hoping to prevent any build-up of waiting lists.   

Registration

When you are interested in the Openbare Montessorischool Oegstgeest, you can reach out to us throughout the year to set up an appointment for a tour or an intake meeting. You will meet with the school management board, and pupils will take you on a tour of the school.

In addition, in March of every year an Open Day is organized. On that day tours are organised without appointment, and in the evening an informatory meeting is held.

From the age of two, your child can be registered with our school. This is done by registration form. Upon registration, you will receive confirmation of registration. Two months before your child’s fourth birthday, you will receive a notification in which group your child is placed, and an invitation for an introductory meeting. In this meeting we will agree on how your child can best ‘acclimatise’ in the group. To regulate group sizes and safeguard the education’s quality, we use a placement policy. Children are placed across the groups in order of registration. When the group is full, your child may be placed on a waiting list. If placement cannot be secured for your child, your child is guaranteed placement in one of the other public schools.

If your child is changing schools, we will contact the originating school for information, to ensure appropriate schooling and a continuing educational line for your child.

Drop-off and pick-up

In our Montessori vision we consider it important that all children have their lunches at school. Lunchtime is organised in collaboration with the Stichting Kinderopvang Oegstgeest is our school. The children have their lunches in their classroom together with their schoolteacher and a teacher of the SKO. After lunch the children play outside, under the supervision of the SKO. There are costs involved with this lunchtime arrangement. The amount of the contribution is determined annually. The arrangements for lunchtime are described in the document “Het overblijfplan Montessorischool”. This document can be requested from the school board. Payment of the lunchtime contribution fee is done by preauthorised debit, to minimise the administrative burden. Upon registering your child(ren) you are requested to sign the “Overeenkomst Overblijfvoorziening”.

The SKO is situated in the same building as the school. Children attending the after-school care of the SKO are collected in school and escorted to the different SKO rooms. Older children are collected in school but go to another location more suited for older children.

Swimming

At the start of the school year the children of groups 3-4 and 5-6 start their school swimming classes in Poelmeer swimming pool. Children of group 3-4 have weekly swimming lessons, whilst children of group 5-6 have bi-weekly swimming lessons, alternating with PE (sports) lessons. Outside each class room are lists on which parents can register for accompanying the children to the swimming pool and to assist in the dressing rooms. We need your help for this. You are then allowed to view the swimming lesson at the pool. The children bring their swim suits and a towel. Goggles are not permitted. If your child has ear problems and needs ear plugs when swimming, please inform your child’s teacher.

Children who participate in school swimming lessons are allowed to swim for free throughout the school year, also on Wednesday afternoons.

Inspection report 

Our school was visited by the inspection most recently in December 2012. You can download the report here: Inspection december 2012. More information can be found on the website for the education inspection: http://www.onderwijsinspectie.nl/home