College, locatie Isala, an international school, a school with an eye on the
living in a global era. Preparing our students for their future lives means
providing them with an international set of tools.
1998 every student that graduates from our school has participated in an
international exchange. All our class 4 students (at the age of 15-16) take
part in this program. Every single class will be linked to a similar class from
one of our international partner schools. And within these classes every
student will be matched with his or her own partner. Together these classes and
these students will be working on a project, one week in the Netherlands and
one week in the country of their partners. This exchange program is part of our
school curriculum (part of the “school exams”) and therefore obligatory for
these exchanges we have our own network of partner schools throughout Europe: Belgium,
Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal,
Romania, Spain and Turkey. And since 2015 we are working on the realization of
a partnership with two schools in The Gambia (in Africa) as well.
school we are working with a small international department (called “committee
on internationalization”) of four teachers in charge of the coordination of
this exchange program. For the realization of the exchanges themselves we have
a large (and great) team of International Mentors (“Internationaal
Begeleiders”), teachers that will be the coaches of the students in preparing
and carrying out their international experiences.
with different groups of partner schools we are always working on finding new
ways to give young people the opportunity to work on their future lives through
the collaboration in specific international projects too. With our partners
from Jastrzebie-Zdroj (Poland), Lunéville (France), Lekeitio and Ondarroa (both
in Spain) we are working on a project called “Students International
Consultancy”. Another project called “The pursuit of Happiness” is under
construction with our partners from Satu Mare (Romania), Melilla (Spain),
Plüderhausen (Germany) and Kayseri (Turkey).
first three tear at our school (ages 12-13, 13-14 and 14-15) the students are
offered the possibility of choosing for “the international stream”. In this
stream students will be working on a number of international projects.
curriculum within this stream is based on the skills and attitudes as described
in the “Common Framework for European Competence” as used by school
participating in the Elos Network. Elos is a network of secondary schools in
Europe who offer their students the opportunity to learn competences that come
into play in our globalized society.
stream aims at giving students the opportunity to get to know our international
world, not by studying it from books or through surfing on the internet, but by
experiencing it , getting to know peers from other countries, learning to use
different languages, getting acquainted with so many different habits and
attitudes. They learn to use (and broaden) their own personal networks,
stretching their horizons, but also how to start and run their own
So far we
have established partnerships with a school in Canada, our local municipality
Oude IJsselstreek, Sint Aloyisius College in Menen in Belgium, foundation
Buganala, Jong Achterhoek, gymnasium Regiminianum in Borken in Germany just
across the border and Cosmicus College in Rotterdam. Besides the students have
started up their own smell business called “Child of the Future”, who’s aim it
is to raise money for specific projects in favor of our newly found
partnerschools in The Gambia.