- September: 18, 25
- October: 2, 9, 30
- November: 6, 13, 20, 27
- December: 4, 11, 18(Christmas celebration)
- January: 15, 22, 29
- February: 5, 12, 19
- March: 12, 19, 28
- April: 2
- May: 14, 21
- June: 4 (sport activities after the regular classes), 11
- July: 2, 9, 16 (end of school year celebration)
We use and create innovative pedagogical tools for children and adults to learn in joyful, conceptually rich ways. Our curriculum and teaching methods aim at enabling our students to acquire or improve communicative skills, linguistic and socio-cultural competence in a memorable, intriguing and meaningful way. Pedagogical strategies we employ at the Bulgarian School Amsterdam rely on interactive constructive methods that stress the importance of individual pursuit of knowledge. We appreciate and have incorporated in our program methods like role-playing simulations, sensory play activities, discussions, collaborative learning, working on team projects, reflection, creative writing, learning through lyrics, use of dramatisation, problem-solving, and a lot more… We always try to involve our students in building the curriculum. Using their creative input, we choose topics that interest them. We are happy to use paper robots in order to learn about grammar, to make cookies when learning the letters, to go on treasure hunts while learning about our history, to write movie scripts in order to get acquainted with some Bulgarian authors, to play theatre and so learn folk dances or songs, to plan a restaurant grand opening while working hard on our spelling. We are innovative, resourceful, daring, mindful.
Groups in our school are divided according to language proficiency levels and age.
Baby group (15:30- 16:15) – music, dance and guided play classes for babies and toddlers, accompanied by their parents.
Group One (13:30 – 15:30) – for children starting to learn reading and writing in Bulgarian.
Group Two (13:30 – 15:30) – working on projects with children who will work for a fluent, more accurate and expressive Bulgarian language.