Frequently Asked Questions

You can find the answers to the most frequently asked questions here.
What do I do with my car?
When visiting the school (Rijkstraatweg 24, 9752 AE Haren) please park at the Esserberg Villa. When dropping off or collecting your children, please do this by the gate. The Shell garage can also be used as a drop off/collection point, and there is a bus stop on the road. There is a safe crossing zone. The driveway is too narrow – especially with all the walking students.
Where do I leave my bicycle?
Only one place: by the bicycle park at the back of the Hemmenlaan building. Here bikes are watched and covered by insurance. It remains open until 6pm.
Who should I contact?
Questions about academic concerns, issues in the class room – email the mentor. Questions about organisation, the daily affairs or reporting absence – phone 050 5340084 or email the reception.In emergency: 8am – 4pm: 050 5340084 and 4pm – 5:30pm: 050 5375200.
 What do I do if my child is sick?
Phone the school before 8:15am to let us know your child is sick. Upon you child’s return provide a written note. Emails are acceptable, however please note that we may check these with you.
What do I do if my child needs to be away for a period of time (compassionate leave etc)?
We are leaving! What next?
There is a special form you can complete three months prior to your departure: the Formal notification of leaving. Please note that we are bound by specific regulations for removing the registration of your child. All of these regulations are given and explained in the school brochure.
What about school books?
All text and literature books are provided by the school. Students should have their own dictionaries (Dutch/English and French/English). Books belonging to the school should be covered with a protective layer and kept carefully. They should be named in the label in the front of the book. Books must be returned on departure and usually at the end of each school year. Books that are lost or returned damaged will be replaced by the school, however the cost of replacement will be charged to parents.
What is Managebac?
Managebac is our on-line reporting and school information system. Specifically made for the IB MYP and DP it provides parents and students a way of checking assignments and looking at grades and reports. A login can be acquired from the school and help sheets are also available on the special Managebac site.
What about bullying?
Bullying is one of the things that interferes with our golden rule at International School Groningen: Teachers should be allowed to teach and students should be allowed to learn. The school does not tolerate bullying. If your child is a victim of bullying it is vital that he or she or you contact his or her mentor, or the school management. Then the school can take action to prevent further unhappiness. Our anti-bullying policy is described in the school brochure which you can download here.
What is the PSG?
The Parents’ Support Group is a support group of parents committed to improving the quality of students’ life at ISG. They are volunteers who do everything to support the school outside of the classroom. They always need help and welcome all new members! Find out more about the PSG Contact the PSG

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find the answers to the most frequently asked questions here.
What do I do with my car?
When visiting the school (Rijkstraatweg 24, 9752 AE Haren) please park at the Esserberg Villa. When dropping off or collecting your children, please do this by the gate. The Shell garage can also be used as a drop off/collection point, and there is a bus stop on the road. There is a safe crossing zone. The driveway is too narrow – especially with all the walking students.
Where do I leave my bicycle?
Only one place: by the bicycle park at the back of the Hemmenlaan building. Here bikes are watched and covered by insurance. It remains open until 6pm.
Who should I contact?
Questions about academic concerns, issues in the class room – email the mentor. Questions about organisation, the daily affairs or reporting absence – phone 050 5340084 or email the reception.In emergency: 8am – 4pm: 050 5340084 and 4pm – 5:30pm: 050 5375200.
 What do I do if my child is sick?
Phone the school before 8:15am to let us know your child is sick. Upon you child’s return provide a written note. Emails are acceptable, however please note that we may check these with you.
What do I do if my child needs to be away for a period of time (compassionate leave etc)?
We are leaving! What next?
There is a special form you can complete three months prior to your departure: the Formal notification of leaving. Please note that we are bound by specific regulations for removing the registration of your child. All of these regulations are given and explained in the school brochure.
What about school books?
All text and literature books are provided by the school. Students should have their own dictionaries (Dutch/English and French/English). Books belonging to the school should be covered with a protective layer and kept carefully. They should be named in the label in the front of the book. Books must be returned on departure and usually at the end of each school year. Books that are lost or returned damaged will be replaced by the school, however the cost of replacement will be charged to parents.
What is Managebac?
Managebac is our on-line reporting and school information system. Specifically made for the IB MYP and DP it provides parents and students a way of checking assignments and looking at grades and reports. A login can be acquired from the school and help sheets are also available on the special Managebac site.
What about bullying?
Bullying is one of the things that interferes with our golden rule at International School Groningen: Teachers should be allowed to teach and students should be allowed to learn. The school does not tolerate bullying. If your child is a victim of bullying it is vital that he or she or you contact his or her mentor, or the school management. Then the school can take action to prevent further unhappiness. Our anti-bullying policy is described in the school brochure which you can download here.
What is the PSG?
The Parents’ Support Group is a support group of parents committed to improving the quality of students’ life at ISG. They are volunteers who do everything to support the school outside of the classroom. They always need help and welcome all new members! Find out more about the PSG Contact the PSG