Information for S4 students

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Welcome to S4!

Wednesday 2 September

To reduce crowding at the school gate, there will be a staggered start time on Wednesday 2 September. S4 students can arrive anytime between 08:30 and 09:00. To adhere to the coronavirus requirements, parents are asked to drop you off at the front gate without entering the school grounds.

Students will be greeted on arrival and staff will be present to inform each student which mentor class they are in. As the school building is a new environment for all students, staff will ensure that students are guided to their classrooms so that no one gets lost.

Your first day of school will end at 12:45. View your full schedule here:

Download your schedule for Wednesday 2 September

Meet your Mentor and Cycle Leader

You will meet your Mentor teacher on the first day of school and they will help you access your timetable in Webuntis. During your mentor lessons you can ask your Mentor for help with any issues you may be experiencing or questions you might have. Your Mentor will also be the point of contact between your parents and the school. If they have any questions about your education, they should contact your Mentor first.

The Pre-Orientation Cycle Leader is Mrs Oosterman-Neuhuijs. She is responsible for overseeing the education your teachers will provide. If you have questions that your Mentor cannot answer, you can contact Mrs Oosterman-Neuhuijs. You will meet Mrs Oosterman-Neuhuijs at the assembly on the first day of school. Support staff will also be present at the assembly to introduce themselves to the students and briefly explain the support they offer.

Now that you have joined the Pre-Orientation cycle, the younger students in the Observation Cycle will start looking up to you as role models. We have every confidence in your ability to set a good example for them, as you work on developing your leadership skills.

S4 Curriculum

The Pre-Orientation Cycle is an important cycle because you will begin to develop knowledge, skills and study habits that you will use to successfully complete the European Baccalaureate in the Orientation Cycle. In S4, you will be required to sit B-Tests. These tests typically last 45 minutes, and happen four times a year - twice conducted under examination conditions. Your subject teachers will give you more information about what will be assessed in the B-Tests and when they will occur.

One of the unique advantages of attending a European School, is the value we place on European cultures. To provide you with rich cultural experiences that complement your studies, S4 students are usually required to attend 2 mandatory residential trips. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus these activities have been cancelled for the remainder of the 2020 calendar year, but we will update you if they resume again in 2021.

Questions? Contact secondary@eshthehague.nl

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