Dutch education abroad
NTC education aims to link up with education in the Netherlands. Following the Dutch curriculum through the NOB learning pathways and using a test system (Cito) provides a good frame of reference for the quality and level of education. For children returning to the Netherlands, this helps with a smooth entry into the school system. We also provide education to students who have no intention of ever returning.
There are three (3) different directions within NTC education:
– NTC Direction 1: In this situation, NTC education aims to link up with education in the Netherlands. We focus on working towards the core objectives as formulated for the sub-skills of the Dutch language. This concerns the domains: oral language use, written language use and language reflection.
– NTC Direction 2: The multilingualism problem is clearly present in this target group. Dutch is often not the dominant language within the family. The aim is to achieve the aforementioned core objectives with a delay of no more than two years.
– NTC Direction 3: The student is more than two years behind on peers in the Netherlands. The emphasis is mainly on improving oral language skills, listening and speaking. For some students it is possible to transfer to the R1 / R2 education.
Duyfkenschool teaching philosophy
The Duyfkenschool is a school where active learning, by students and teachers, is of paramount importance. Children learn by doing and that is why we use active teaching methods every afternoon at the Duyfkenschool. In addition, the Duyfkenschool team is also active in acquiring new knowledge and insights by means of training courses and literature research.
Duyfkenschool core values
Passion for passing on the Dutch language and culture is central to the Duyfkenschool. Not only among teachers, but also among parents.
With enthusiasm, the teachers are developing original, creative and educational lessons for cultural days and also the method lessons are adapted so that they are even better suited to the interests and level of the students.
Parents are committed to being involved in what the children are learning at school, by reading the newsletters and lesson letters, by helping to create lesson letters (from grade 3) and by doing as much as possible be present at cultural (festive) days.
The Duyfkenschool is a school for Dutch children in Brisbane and the surrounding area. By means of physical lessons, organizing holidays and online activities, the Duyfkenschool ensures that families come into contact with each other and that the Dutch culture, also here at 18,000 kilometers from the Netherlands, continues to live among the people.
Together with the parents, the Duyfkenschool ensures that the children develop in the Dutch language. This is done at school with language lessons and play activities with peers and at home by maintaining contact with Dutch family members, reading aloud and writing the lesson letters.
The Duyfkenschool is a school where active learning, by students and teachers, is of paramount importance. Children learn by doing and that is why we use active teaching methods every afternoon at the Duyfkenschool. In addition, the Duyfken School team is also active in acquiring new knowledge and insights through training and literature research.
The Duyfken School believes that every child can develop in the Dutch language. We set ambitious but achievable goals for each group and in some cases for individual learners. The Duyfkenschool is a foundation with many ambitions for the future, a school that continues to develop and expand its range.
Duyfkenschool teaching methods
Toddler group and lower school
This method consists of digital, thematic kindergarten and toddler projects based on picture books.
Safe Learning to Read
This is a teaching method for preparatory and initial reading instruction. In this method, extensive vocabulary education is offered. The method is used as a guideline and supplemented with other materials.
Group 4 to 8:
The Duyfkenschool purchased this modern and popular method new in 2018. It is a method for language, spelling and vocabulary.
Nieuwsbegrip XL is a digital method for reading comprehension and is in line with current news in the Netherlands (Jeugdjournaal). The method also pays structural attention to reading and vocabulary strategies.
Duyfkenschool school guide
Much more information about our school and the education we offer can be found in our school guide
If you have any questions, please contact us. Our team is ready to answer questions and help you find solutions.