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EMERGENCY NOTICE
  • A Warm Welcome

    Situated in the heart of a thriving expat community, our school is home to families from all over the world

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  • Academic Success

    Delivering oustanding results at every level in our school

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  • Helping Others Thrive

    We believe passionately in learning, and our modern approach to education continues to help our students shine

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  • Be Ambitious

    Inspiring academic success & developing social, intellectual and confident children

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  • Support & Guidance

    We look forward to seeing you at the British International School, Puxi and welcoming you and your family to our special community

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    Stay in touch with all that is taking place in our school and our community

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  • Get in Touch

    We like talking about education and children. You can get in touch with our admissions team by phone,skype or e-mail, or by calling in to see us

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Shanghai Dutch School

The SDS team consists of three full-time, fully qualified and experienced teachers. We work closely with parents to puts the well-being of the child at the heart of our school.

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    Irene Dekker

    Head of Dutch School Shanghai

    Irene Dekker

    After finishing her Bachelor of Education Irene worked at various primary schools in Rotterdam before working as a classteacher on a secondary school for children with special educational needs.

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  • Janneke Van de Griendt

    Janneke Van de Griendt

    Dutch Teacher

    Janneke Van de Griendt

    Janneke obtained a master’s degree in Dutch language and culture from Leiden University in The Netherlands. After graduating she participated in the Dutch Teach First programme. She started working as a teacher, did research at the Dutch Ministry of Education and obtained a teaching degree from the University of Amsterdam.

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    Iris Manon de Waal

    Secondary Dutch Teacher

    Iris Manon de Waal

    Iris has worked as a Dutch teacher for more than ten years. As well as her Bachelor’s degree, she also has a Master’s degree in Education. She has taught Dutch in The Netherlands and after eight years she made the life-changing decision to work overseas, looking for a new adventure. That is how Iris came to work here in Shanghai. For the last two years, she has worked with Dutch students across a number of schools in the city. Looking for a new challenge, and not yet ready to leave Shanghai, Iris is delighted to be working at BISS.

     

    As a teacher, safety in the classroom is Iris’ first priority. She believes that when students feel safe, they learn well. Furthermore, being approachable is very important to Iris as a teacher. This means the students feel comfortable in the classroom and are open to learning and taking risks. 

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