Our playing and learning center, which comprises both a school, day-care center and out-of-school care center, offers children a place where they can play and learn in a diverse, stimulating environment. There is much to experience and enjoy and children are able to make their own choices as if they are in a store where everything is on display ready to be selected. They have to interact with other children. And learn how to cooperate, coordinate and consult with each other and to better understand each other. In our day care, the emphasis is on creating a safe and comfortable playing environment. A place where parents can leave their children without any worry. And where children are able to grow. At school, we will allow them to extend their development, so they can learn new skills.
Playing and learning center de Spaaihoeve offers the following:
Child day care center 0-4 years
Toddler package 2, 3 – 4 years
Education 4 – 13 years
Out-of-school care 4 – 13 years
At our playing and learning center, we work with heterogeneous clusters consisting of children who vary in age, development and intelligence, who have different talents and capabilities and who come from different backgrounds and cultures. This enables them to learn from and with each other. We teach them how to cooperate, respect, help and interact with each other. Children are allowed to discover themselves and their capabilities and learn to take responsibility for each other and for their work. This will enhance their self-esteem. It is a natural process, which focusses on the children developing their talents to the best of their abilities.
Our employees are enthusiastically giving shape to this form of education and guide the children during this process. We expect the parents to participate as well. We, together with the parents, are responsible for the development of the children.
Have a look at the information on this website or pay a visit to the Spaaihoeve!
We warmly welcome you!
( You are only able to register your child at De Spaaihoeve after having attended an information session for new parents. Please make an appointment by sending an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Every child is unique. That is why at our school, every child gets the opportunity to develop in his/her own way and at his/her own pace. Of course, cognitive development is very important and we therefore offer all curricula necessary for elementary education. In addition, the development of other skills, which are important in our fast-changing society, have our full attention. The children learn how to cooperate, take action, plan, create, present, reflect and substantiate. This ensures that Jenaplan schools are offering a dynamic approach to teaching that reflects the developments in our society.
Learning how to take action ‘We welcome your initiative’
- To come up with new ideas and solutions
- To take initiative, address issues, offer suggestions
- To try out new things and dare to choose differently
- To use your abilities effectively
- To be ambitious, believe in your project, persevere
- To act decisively
- To find information sources
Learning how to plan ‘Dare to dream’
- To know the structure of a period (class, day, week)
- To be able to tell what is expected of you
- To collect items in a quick and appropriate way
- To do things in the right order
- To determine your own learning goals
- To know how to plan a day
- To know how to plan a longer period in a self-responsible way
Learning how to cooperate ‘Together we will be able to achieve more’
- To share with others
- To give others time to think
- To listen attentively and respect different opinions
- To be socially aware
- To follow and give directions
- To offer help to others
- To respect the rules of the school and the group
Learning how to create ‘Anything is possible’
- To research and disassemble things
- To want to know everything and ask questions
- To quickly come up with original ideas, to not gain any satisfaction from just working hard
- To bring out the best in yourself
- To be able to easily switch to a different perspective
- To be able to easily build on ideas of others
Learning how to present ‘Show who you are’
- To be able to show courage, originality and passion
- To have a natural authentic attitude
- To have contact with the audience – central position
- To use (large) gestures
- To be able to articulate well, to have the appropriate volume of voice, to speak dynamically and with the appropriate speed
- Proper use of language
- A well-cared for presentation
Learning how to reflect ‘What do you desire, what makes you happy?’
- To show what you have learned
- To ask and to give feedback (points of improvement and compliments)
- To explain how things could have been done differently
- To evaluate the approach and to draw consequences therefrom
- To be able to review and assess work and to determine the next steps
- Substantiate why you do what you are doing
- To compile portfolios, to present own development
To learn how to substantiate ‘How do you feel about the effect caused by your actions?’
- To be able to tell why you did what
- To clear away things
- To take care of yourself and others
- To ask for an explanation
- To want to join in a discussion and to take part in the decision
- To be able to foresee the consequences of your actions
- To take initiatives in order to improve things
Learning how to take care of ‘We help each other’
- To take care of yourself
- To take care of others
- To take care of the materials used in school
- To offer help, particularly within your own table group
- To keep your own workplace, the workplace of the table group, the school living room, the school work areas and the areas in close proximity to the school neat and tidy
- To take care of plants and animals
Learning how to communicate ‘Your opinion matters’
- To listen actively
- To emphasize dialogue instead of discussion / two-way interaction
- To open up to others
- To learn how to be tolerant: patience
- To be able to put thoughts into words so others can understand them
- To develop positive self-esteem
- To learn to be critical with regards to the information provided
- To be able to enjoy the input of others
Learning to show respect ‘Be who you are’
- To take feelings of others into account
- To learn about inclusivity
- To be able to feel empathy for others
- To learn how to be reticent when judging something or someone
- To accept that everyone is unique and that it is allowed to be different
The Parents’ Association (PA) of De Spaaihoeve is a very active association. It has been set up for and by the parents, but mostly for the children. You will automatically become a PA member when your child goes to our school, unless you inform us of the fact that you do not wish to become a member. The PA has the following targets: to organize activities and to stimulate parents’ involvement in school. Elementary school is an important part of the education and upbringing of children and of course you, as a parent, want to be involved.
What are the duties of the Parents’ Association
The school is responsible for providing an extensive and varied educational program, but every year there are certain activities, which are, although not strictly educational, no less important. Think of events like Sinterklaas, Christmas, Carnival, Easter, the Avondvierdaagse (4 Day Evening Walk), sports events and the final school week full of festive activities. The PA plays an important role in the organization of these events. A work group is established for every event. This work group consists of members of the educational team, the PA and a number of parents who will help organizing the event. It will come up with and organize activities to celebrate the particular event. All participating members will be present at the day of the event. On the day itself, we will make use of the help of other parents.
In addition to the Parents’ Association, every group has two group parents, who are the liaison between the teacher and the parents of the children in the group. They ensure there are enough parents to help out in class if needed and e.g. arrange small presents for the teacher’s birthday.
The PA coordinates all activities and maintains the contacts with the school team, parents who are helping with the organization of the events, the group parents and all other parents. The PA will organize an annual meeting shortly after the start of the school year to discuss the budget and any upcoming activities.
Voluntary parental contribution
As mentioned above, we organize many activities for the children. We can only do this if the parents also contribute to the budget. That is why parents are able to make a voluntary contribution. Every year, the voluntary parental contribution is established during the annual meeting. All parents are welcome to attend this meeting. During the meeting, a vote is taken on the budget and the amount of the parental contribution.
This years’ parental contribution amounts to €44 per child. All parents will receive a payment request via ISY. Parents of pupils who start school after December only have to pay part of the contribution. We hope all parents are able to and want to pay the parental contribution, so we can evenly divide the costs.
You can find more information about the Parents’ Association on our website www.despaaihoeve.nl and in the special school app. Any additional information will be communicated via the info bulletins or send by email via the group parents. Of course, we are interested to hear your input. You can put any ideas you have in the mailbox outside the front door or you can send a message to OVDeSpaaihoeve@gmail.com
Participating in decisions on educational content and planning. Parents can also participate in our school in a more formal way. They can contribute to and influence the educational policy of our school by electing representatives for the participation council. The PC (participation council) of our school consists of 3 parent members and 3 staff members.
Do you wish to register your child for day care or out-of-school care? Please fill in the online registration form on the website of Korein Kinderplein.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday:
Starting time 8:30 hours, end time 15:00 hours,
with a break from 12:00 hours to 13:00 hours.
Wednesday and Friday:
Starting time 8:30 hours, end time 12:30 hours.
In case of an event, school hours may vary. You will be timely informed of the alternative school hours via the Info bulletin or via a push notification (school app).
Planning physical education
Group 3 to 8 have their physical education classes in the sports hall of Achtse Barrier. Group 1/2 stay at school, in the playroom. We walk the children of group 3 to 8 to the gym, located at Savoiepad 14. The children have to wear a leotard or shorts and t-shirt during PE classes. They furthermore need trainers (no black soles), a towel and a bag. Children with long hair have to wear it in a ponytail. Showering after PE class is not mandatory, but we do recommend it however. Please wear slippers if you do take a shower. Don’t forget to take your gym bag home after school.
Please see the calendar on the website.
School board SKPO, mission:
We regard it as our social duty to contribute to the broad development of children, to enable them to take responsibility in a confident way and jointly with each other to ensure a good future. We do this jointly with dedicated professionals and in cooperation with various partners. The development of children – the primary process – is the central objective of SKPO’s 36 schools. We adhere to our core values: development, uniqueness, responsibility and connection. Every day, we aim to achieve the highest possible quality of education
SKPO, Ambition and objectives:
- education for the future
- Broad development of children with focus on 21st century knowledge and skills, such as creativity, the ability to solve problems and the ability to handle knowledge well. Children who know how to communicate well and who are able to work together.
- Stimulating the children to connect with others while being their own unique self.Children with self-knowledge and confidence, who want to help each other.
- High-quality education with a link to reality. Children learn how to apply the information received in practice.
- professionalism under continuous development
- An organization with scope for the professional. Teachers, who give thought to what they are doing and continuously develop themselves, encourage each other and call each other to account for their actions and share knowledge inside and outside of school.
- Acknowledge and use the quality and versatility of all professionals.
- Supervisors who stimulate the teacher’s development and who are capable of finding the right balance between staying close to education and allowing the professionals to do their own thing.
- together we are able to achieve more
- School is working actively and in good faith with parents towards the development of the children.
- Jointly with partners ensure that children are continuously able to develop themselves.
- Contribute actively to the social environment.
- under continuous development
- Independent schools that cooperate with their surroundings and with each other
- We look into possibilities for development and align our structure, culture and processes accordingly.
- Purposeful, transparent and sustainable business operations with modern, effective internal and external lines of communication.
Our four values development, uniqueness, responsibility and connection are the basis for our special education. Our actions are guided by these values and we want to convey those values to our pupils. SKPO wants to significantly contribute to a better world and a better future for our pupils.
TRUST IN PEOPLE, INVEST IN LEADERSHIP AND DIALOGUE
Education is created by people. People who work with or for children and who carry out their job in a professional way. This requires attention for each other and cooperation. Space and trust are also required and provide a basis for quality. The joint ambition is clear. Everyone has his/her own responsibility and is expected to make a contribution. At school level the principal has a central function. He/she needs to provide the children with what they need, jointly with a team and based on a vision. This places high demands on the principal. We are aware that the function of principal at a school is an exciting, but also challenging job. That is why we continuously focus on supporting and professionalizing school boards. In addition, we invest in the training of our future leaders. All leaders within SKPO have had the special SKPO leader training. This training is currently given in cooperation with the Centrum voor Nascholing (Center for Continuing Education): the leadership academy. In this training, leaders learn all the skills needed to become a beginning or professional school leader. The training complies with all requirements laid down by the register for school leaders.
Employees of the staff bureau support the school boards with respect to educational and staff issues and with the professional development of staff. They can choose to be supported by the SKPO board coach. In addition, there are several formal and informal networks within the organization in which the boards provide support to each other whether or not jointly with the staff. Because high demands are placed on a principal, we think it important that a principal seeks cooperation and doesn’t try to do everything on his/her own.
To SKPO, participation means: cooperation with a partner who contributes in a critical way. Cooperation towards development by connecting with each other, based on everyone’s own responsibility and uniqueness.
A management team of two members is responsible for the daily management of the organization.
Mr. P. Tijs and Mr. Rob Niehe (interim)