Florencius International School

A new philosophy at an international school in Amsterdam

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Moving around the world with your children and attending an international school is a great experience in life, but there is not much choice in international schools. [Contributed by Florencius International School]

Some cities offer different types of international schools, for example those with a British curriculum, an international or a European curriculum. Sometimes you are just lucky to get a place in a school. One of the disadvantages of being in the international school system is the lack of choice for your child. However, this will  change in Amsterdam: Florencius International School (FIS) will open its doors in September 2017 with a new approach to learning.

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What is new at Florencius International School?

With a teacher for every eight kids at most, your child will get the attention he or she needs. The teacher has the time to focus on the talents of each child and to develop the full potential. The school uses the unique, holistic concept of the four Qs to help the children develop into self-confident and global citizens:

SQ, spiritual intelligence

Building up self-esteem is one of the biggest factors in successful learning. If children feels they are meaningful and their presence is valuable, they take a big step towards becoming a successful learner. The school uses positive feedback methods and an individual approach to accomplish this. A positive social climate, coupled with a well-balanced variety of rest and activity, contributes to the happiness of the child–but the awareness of values and beliefs and the way this can differ between nationalities also supports the goal of becoming global citizens. 

IQ,  intelligence

Every child starting at FIS receives an assessment, which leads to a personal development plan based on talents and opportunities. If you need extra support for a specific learning issue such as dyslexia or dyscalculia, it will be part of this plan. If a child understands language at a different level than mathematics, the focus will initially be on the strengths in order to improve self-esteem—or perhaps the child needs an extra challenge. New goals for all Qs are set every year. 

EQ, emotional intelligence

It is a great feeling to know what you want and what your passions are, as this increases self-awareness. Not only the ‘I’ is important, however—interacting with other people and being aware of differences in cultures are important aspects in life to be successful. At FIS, this is a daily topic.

PQ, physical intelligence

Daily sports and healthy lunches are normal components at FIS, but we also focus on learning how to use your body to relax and deal with stressful situations. 

FIS also works with the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), which focuses on a combination of academic, personal and international learning for children worldwide, combined with innovative and exciting ways to learn.

Florencius International School is part of the Florencius group. The Dutch department has used this holistic concept for many years, and it has been proven to be very successful. Their experience will be used in the new international school as well. FIS: the best choice for your child!

For more information, visit http://florenciusinternationalschool.nl.



Contributed by Florencius International School




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