Workshop on applying to schools in Neths. Sept. 5 | THE DAILY HERALD

PHILIPSBURG–The Education Ministry’s Student Support Services Division (SSSD) will be holding a workshop on “Applying to Schools in the Netherlands” at University of St. Martin (USM) from 6:00 to 7:30pm Thursday, September 5.

SSSD said there are students in secondary school and recent secondary school graduates who are interested in continuing their studies in the Netherlands, hence the reason for the workshop.

SSSD said that for some secondary school graduates, applying to schools in the Netherlands to further their education can be as simple as going to one portal, inputting the required information, sending off the required supporting documents, and waiting for a response. However, for others the application process can be a tedious task, and some may not even know where to begin.

Students of all sections of the diverse education system in St. Maarten are urged to attend.

“Whether you come from a vocational or academic track, or Dutch or English language of instruction, there is valuable information for you,” SSSD said. The system and requirements in the Netherlands change so often that it is important for students to be aware.

Parents are urged to encourage their children and their children’s friends to attend this workshop if these individuals are interested in continuing their education in the Netherlands.

“Some schools or programmes may have as basic application requirements a secondary school diploma and decent grades, but there are those schools that have additional requirements such as interviews, language tests and activities. It is important that our students are aware and know what is expected of them,” SSSD added.

Students are encouraged to be on time and to register for the workshop, as space is limited. If parents or students have any questions on these workshops, they can contact the Student Support Services Division at telephone 543-1235 for more information. They can also visit the SSSD office in the Amigo Building across from the police station and next to Windward Islands Bank.

SSSD provides many services to students, including psychological services, counselling services, social work services, educational diagnostic services, career services, and parent education.  

Source: The Daily Herald