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Welcome to the vibrant world of Harbour International, a distinguished primary school nestled in the heart of Rotterdam, just a short stroll away from Central Station. Formerly known as Blijberg International, we have been dedicated to providing top-notch education to global families since 1987. In 2019, we proudly adopted the name Harbour International, continuing our commitment to delivering exceptional and affordable education for mobile families.
Leading International School in Rotterdam - A Global Haven for Learning
Harbour International, the epitome of an internationally minded institution, boasts a diverse student body representing over 57 nationalities. With a current enrollment of 285 children, our school stands as a testament to unity in diversity. Our curriculum, a harmonious blend of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and British curriculum elements, is delivered in English by experienced educators. This ensures a comprehensive, well-rounded education aimed at nurturing the knowledge, skills, and understanding of our students.
Individualized Development in a Caring Environment
We take pride in fostering a safe and caring environment for our international community. Our commitment to individualized education is exemplified through small class sizes, averaging 18 students, rarely exceeding 21. At Harbour, we recognize the uniqueness of each child and tailor our curriculum to meet their specific needs, ensuring optimal progress.
A Learning Community for All - Children, Teachers, and Parents
Our commitment to education extends beyond the classroom. Teachers at Harbour engage in continuous learning communities, staying abreast of the latest teaching methods. For parents, the Parent Support Group (PSG) organizes English lessons and informative coffee mornings, fostering community integration and providing valuable insights on topics based on parent feedback.
Mission and Vision - Shaping Caring, Confident Global Citizens
Our mission at Harbour International is to provide a high-quality, values-led international education in a safe, stimulating environment. We aspire to educate caring, happy, and confident individuals who can adapt successfully to our ever-changing world, making a positive impact ethically and purposefully.
Values That Define Us - International Mindedness, Community, Integrity, Respect, Kindness, Optimism, Innovation
Our values underscore everything we do, fostering international mindedness, inclusivity, integrity, respect, kindness, optimism, and innovation. Through a distributive leadership model, we ensure effective leadership, emphasizing collaboration, safety, and engagement in learning.
Strategies for Excellence - A Commitment to Quality
Harbour International follows key strategies to achieve excellence. These include fostering international mindedness, ensuring a safe and supportive learning environment, maintaining clear behavior policies, and providing high-quality teaching and engagement. We invest in resources, facilities, and professional development to deliver an engaging and challenging curriculum tailored to the needs of all learners.
As a school committed to ongoing improvement, we continuously monitor and evaluate all aspects of our provision, encouraging a culture of collaborative teaching and learning. Harbour International stands as a beacon of educational excellence, equipping children and families with the knowledge, skills, independence, and resilience to face future challenges.
Choose Harbour International - Your Gateway to Quality International Education in Rotterdam!
February 27, 2024 2:33 pm local time
Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands