General information for parents, colleagues and interested newcomers.
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You can fill in our online contact form, or contact us by e-mail or telephone.
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Photo album

View online photos of recent activities of our Schakelklas.
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Welcome to Schakelklas Purmerend

Children who immigrate from their home country to The Netherlands will not have had any education in the Dutch language.  It’s hard for them to blend into a regular primary school with children of their one age. That’s why they are able to go to a school named De Schakelklas (Primary reception class for newcomers ). In one year the children will   get intensive support to learn the Dutch language, customs and culture. They learn how to speak, read and write. After one year the children will go to a primary school in their own neighbourhood . Or if they are 12 years or older, high school or ISK.

Schakelklas Purmerend

Gebouw Zambezi
Nijlstraat 160
1448 NZ Purmerend
T: (+31) 6-57934753


For the children

voor de kinderen

You'll learn the most by playing. Specially for you, we've got lots of great websites, educational games and other links to practice your language.
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For new parents

voor nieuwe ouders

In one year time, we will teach your child through additional training to control the Dutch language sufficient enough to move on to regular education.
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For schools

over onze klas

Schakelklas Purmerend is a full-time transition class. Children will stay in the transition class for an entiire school year. This is by far the most effective way.
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