When you learn and live with young people from all over the world, you quickly find common ground. As soon as you arrive, you meet your student boarding buddy. They may start as your guide but could soon become a friend for life.
Each school year Eerde’s team of boarding parents set up student teams who are responsible for different aspects of boarding life: from clearing up after dinner to organising a sporting or cultural excursion. The team captain rotates regularly, so each student gets a chance to take responsibility for the group.
Our students thrive in the routines set by the boarding houses, with designated times to study either in their own rooms, one of the quiet study rooms or the castle’s Library. For senior students this space and structure is a great help in focusing their efforts for the demands of IBDP. And for younger pupils it’s reassuring and motivating to have 24/7 support to guide their homework and planning.