Attendance

Absence reporting

If your child cannot attend school because of illness, please contact the school before 8.15am on +31 23 303 59 24. You can also contact the teacher via email.

It is important to notify us in case of illness or a sudden visit to the dentist or doctor. The school is required by law to record the reason(s) for any students absence.

Applications for leave of absence

Consistent daily school attendance for children between the ages of 5 and 16 is compulsory in the Netherlands and necessary to ensure academic progress. It is assumed that parents comply with the standard school holidays. Any extension of holidays will only be granted in exceptional circumstances. Special leave may be granted under article 11 of the Education Act 1969.

The application form for holiday leave or special leave can be downloaded below and must be submitted to Fouzia Begam at fouziabegam@optimist-international-school.nl

For further detailed information please refer to our school guide