Yvonne van Breugel
From 2018, Yvonne will take over from Jen and will be our Intermediate Phase teacher. Having spent 18 years in higher education and research in the areas of environmental chemistry, climate change studies and environmental biotechnology, she found a new passion for primary school education. She came to realize that one of the most important qualities for our children to have, growing up in an environmentally-, socially- and politically unstable world, is resilience. She believes resilience can be built when encouraging the children’s creativity, empathy and cooperative skills, and guide them in managing their emotions. Furthermore, she is a strong advocate of building children’s basic (science) skills, like critical listening- and reading skills, observation and communication, since this will give all children building blocks to develop their intellect and pursue the highest education. She would like children to see school as a (mostly) adventurous journey that will take them anywhere they wish to go, and that will equip them with the skills and mind-set to make a conscious choice of the journey they want to continue on.