The International School Groningen aims to provide a top-quality individualised education through internationally recognised curricula to young people between the age of 11 and 18. The school stimulates academic success, supporting its students to become lifelong learners, building on the skills and qualities of the International Baccalaureate programmes.
Absence & Truancy
In the Netherlands, school attendance is compulsory for children aged 5-16. If a student is truant for more than three consecutive days, the school is required to notify the school attendance officer (leerplichtambtenaar) who is employed by the municipality. They will investigate the reason for the absence and may take action.
Parents are responsible for students younger than 12 years, and if they consciously allow their children to miss school, they can be prosecuted. Students over the age of twelve can also be given community service or be fined. In the case of extra holidays during school time without school’s permission (luxeverzuim), it is likely that an unofficial report is made.
Under some special circumstances, a child may obtain leave-of-absence from their compulsory education (e.g., disease, religious holiday, marriage, funeral, etc.). In these cases or in case of extra holidays during the school time, applications must be submitted to the school’s board.
If your child has a reason to be absent, you must always notify the school.
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The GSV is a regional primary school with a Bilingual and an International Department. In our Bilingual Department we provide lessons in both English and Dutch, while in our International Department the children are taught in English. The GSV is a private, non-denominational school located in Groningen-South in the neighbourhood Helpman with the International department […]