Safe on-site education at ESH Primary

Our objective is to provide a safe and hygienic environment at ESH to protect our staff and students from infection by the Coronavirus. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with our school updates. Our goal is to provide the best educational experience for your children as they start the new school year from Wednesday, September 2nd.

Over the Summer vacation, ESH had professionals assess and approve our school’s mechanical ventilation systems. There is no re-circulated air. Therefore, all our buildings (including the portacabins) are approved. ESH will follow the PO-raad, who advises against using fans in the classrooms.


Returning from vacation? Quarantine rules may apply:


Parents, staff and secondary school students are required by law to go into home quarantine for 10 days upon their return from a "red or orange" country. Primary (symptom-free) children are exempt from quarantine and are expected to attend school.  

Check your holiday destination to see if you are required to complete a 10 day quarantine at home:

click here for RIVM website: countries with red or orange (Minbuza)


Health Check Flow Chart: start by asking yourself the 3 questions in blue

Drop off and Pick Up -September 2020

No parents or visitors are allowed to enter the school buildings at any time. 

  • Parents are expected to adhere to the 1,5m social distancing rule at all times, near the gates, walking routes into school, during drop off and pick up and talking to staff at the end of the day. Staff in our school have the right to a healthy and safe working environment as does the whole ESH community. 

Parents are kindly asked to respect the instructions of the security guards and traffic controllers and to avoid gathering too closely near the "safe zone" in front of the gates. This space is for children to enter and exit the school. Please be patient and adhere to social distancing expectations.

Bus Riders: Children who come to school with a bus will enter the main entrance gates as they arrive, and not wait for their allocated time slot. Early Years children will be take to the EY gate by the bus driver and enter immediately. They will be taken to the atrium.  

where do we go? See this video for drop off & pick up foot traffic

Drop off and Pick Up at ESH - click to enlarge

Government Guidelines

Foot Traffic Flow - Front

Pick Up P1 and P2

Lunch in the Atrium

Children will go back into the canteen to have lunch together. 
LOF catering follows the RIVM guidelines for cooking and serving warm food with the highest health and hygeine standards.


Academic support lessons will begin again to facilitate school work. Children will receive support lessons. Support rooms will be cleaned after every session. Where possible, and weather dependent, teachers may work outside with pupils. Social and emotional support will also be available. For more information, please contact 

Distance Learning

For children in self-quarantine, ESH will provide distance learning. Distance Learning and that will ensure this group stays connected to their class and the school work of their groups.

After School Activities / Excursions etc.

After School Activites are not available. These may commence after the October vacation, if there is evidence that Corona is "under control". Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 restrictions, we are not able to host any welcome coffees, Parent Education presentations, excursions etc. When this changes, we will let you know. This also applies to the P5 Residential Trip in October. We will have to confirm if this goes ahead. 


Corona Art Project

Keeping the coronavirus under control: rules for everyone

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Hygiene requirements

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Comment faire un lavage de mains efficace ?

Children: The future is in your hands. Share your ideas!

Prime Minister Rutte specifically addressed young people in the press conference. "We see that most of you stick to the rules. It is partly thanks to you that there are fewer people in the hospital". He combines the compliment with a call to youth. “How will you maintain social distance in the future? Come with ideas, come with criticism - preferably constructive. I also want to say to parents and local politicians: start serious conversations with the adults of the future”.