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Princess Robijn 09-17-2007 11:42 AM

First Day of School for Princess Amalia: December 10, 2007
 
Princess Amalia will be going to school on December 10, 2007.
Het Koninklijk Huis

TLLK 09-17-2007 12:15 PM

A day that will stand out in her parents' memories forever. It can be surprising the mix of emotions that you feel when your child enters school. I hope that Princess C-A will enjoy every moment of this exciting day.

Tan 09-17-2007 12:50 PM

Sorry, but how old is Amalia? Three maybe Four Years??? Is she not a little bit to young for school?

Maxie 09-17-2007 01:04 PM

Amalia turns 4 on december 7th. It's normal to go to school when your 4 years old. Every child in the Netherlands goes to school at the age of 4. First she will have two years of something that's a bit like kindergarten and at the age of 6 she starts learning to read etc. She'll switch to high school around the age of 12. :flowers:

Tan 09-17-2007 01:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maxie (Post 668503)
Amalia turns 4 on december 7th. It's normal to go to school when your 4 years old. Every child in the Netherlands goes to school at the age of 4. First she will have two years of something that's a bit like kindergarten and at the age of 6 she starts learning to read etc. She'll switch to high school around the age of 12. :flowers:


Thanks...

In Germany, you go to kindergarten and with 6/7 you go to school, and with 10 years you go in one of three diffrent schools (a kind of high school).

I didn´t know Europe is so diffrent in the scholl system thing.

Maxie 09-17-2007 01:10 PM

You know, it's not really different. Some 20/30 years ago, it was the same in the Netherlands, but now they included the 'Kindergarten' in the rest of the elementary school. So kids from 4-12 are in the same buidling, so to say...:smile:

magnik 09-17-2007 01:16 PM

Starting school on December 10 it's almost like a Christmas present for Amalia:biggrin:

Another little princess who'll do a big step in her school career.

stephanievl 09-17-2007 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Tan (Post 668497)
Sorry, but how old is Amalia? Three maybe Four Years??? Is she not a little bit to young for school?

Young? In Belgium childern go to school when they are 2,6 years old!
Prince Gabriël ahs the same age as Amalia and he started this year his second year of school!

I find it a verry good that Amalia is going to a public school!

Website of her new school
Welkom op de site van de Openbare Bloemcampschool, Wassenaar

MissSaga 09-17-2007 01:39 PM

Oh wow, time sure just flies by .. I still remember the icy december morning I heard Maxima has given birth to a little girl :flowers:

lucien 09-17-2007 01:48 PM

The Bloemcamp elimentary school,Wassenaar.Amalia has been looking forward for months to go to school,as "she will be a big girl then",Btw,there will be a photo shoot at the start of her first day as a "big girl".
PPE Agency

Courtesy PPE/

Marengo 09-17-2007 02:53 PM

A photoshoot? Now that is more then I hoped for, they are certainly generous to us. Prive showed some pictures of the school, apparently people were installing security camera´s etc.

Verde Esmeralda 09-17-2007 03:01 PM

So we will have another cover like Hola's, when Princess Leonor of Spain started school...(i know, she's younger). Those were cute, I imagine these will be fantastic!

For the record, in Argentina we might start Kindergarten either at 2 (so did I), 3 or 4 years old, depending on your parent's wishes.

principessa 09-17-2007 03:24 PM

I hope she will enjoy her time at school.

pollyemma 09-17-2007 08:53 PM

does anyone know a bit more about this school? does it have any religious affiliation?

marmi 09-17-2007 10:17 PM

In NZ, kidsa start playcentre or kindergarten at 2 or 3, school at 5, intermediate school about 11 and high school would average 13. That is 5 years and then there is the option of university. Just to add that to the comparisons...

lucien 09-18-2007 02:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tan (Post 668504)
Thanks...

In Germany, you go to kindergarten and with 6/7 you go to school, and with 10 years you go in one of three diffrent schools (a kind of high school).

I didn´t know Europe is so diffrent in the scholl system thing.

It differs extremely indeed.The eldest children of my brother,12 and 11 respectively,are in 3rd grade and 2nd grade gymnasium in München,the youngest,9,skipped a class and will follow next year.Here in The Netherlands that wouldn't be the case untill the 12th year of age.I think even within germany rules are different,and Bavaria stands out as having a very strict and extraordinary high level of education,would be dubbed "oldfashioned and too strict" here,but it does work wonders for the children and their future chances,imho.

Oh well,stick to the topic,I'm sure Amalia will enjoy school,would be helpfull as she will be in one for the next 20 years or so....OMG,....I hope to still be around by then....:eek:

TLLK 09-19-2007 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by pollyemma (Post 668627)
does anyone know a bit more about this school? does it have any religious affiliation?

From what I've read on the Benelux Royals Message board, this school doesn't have any religous affiliation. Now I could have read this incorrectly, but this appears to be the local state school. (Apparently the neighborhood is very nice.)

stephanievl 09-19-2007 05:51 PM

It is a public school (with no religious affection) with 360 students. The school is situated in a "villa" neighbourhood and the majority of the childern's parents are high educated. The school results of the childern are above the average in Holland.

TLLK 09-19-2007 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by stephanievl (Post 669495)
It is a public school (with no religious affection) with 360 students. The school is situated in a "villa" neighbourhood and the majority of the childern's parents are high educated. The school results of the childern are above the average in Holland.

Thank you for the information. I can think of some American public schools where one would find a very similar student body.

TLLK 09-19-2007 07:02 PM

I think that it is wonderful that she can attend a public/state school. The last child of an American president who attended a public school was Amy Carter. Since then private schools have been the norm. Teenaged Chelsea Clinton attended a private academy, Sidwell Friends. Knowing that the princess will require extra security, will it affect the way parents drop off and pick up their children from school?


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