'Schakelschool De Gaffel': Newcomer education for students from 4 to 12 years.

Newcomer education

After the summer holidays, Rotterdam will start with Newcomer Education for students aged 4 to 12 years. With this education, students from Ukraine learn the Dutch language and become acquainted with the Dutch culture.


Newcomer education has been supplemented with Ukrainian education. This combined form of education enables students to develop in both Dutch and Ukrainian education.


Pupils who have successfully completed Newcomer Education, continue after about a year to a Dutch primary school of their choice.



Schools for Newcomer Education

Rotterdam offers Newcomer Education in 2022 – 2023 at a central location: 'Schakelschool De Gaffel'.


In addition to De Gaffel switching school, there are also other schools that offer Newcomer Education. Follow the link to an overview of the transition schools in your area: Just in the Netherlands and to school | Rotterdam.nl



Offer and school times

At 'Schakelschool De Gaffel', students are taught the Dutch language, sport, culture and well-being. In addition, they also receive Ukrainian education. 'Schakelschool De Gaffel' is a collaboration between  stichting BOOR and the RVKO.


school hours

The students have lessons from Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Entry is from 8:20am.



This website is still under construction and will be added to.

Registrations and start of new school year

'Schakelschool De Gaffel' will be closed from July 11 to August 21, 2022 for the summer holidays.
In the week of August 22 to 26, you can contact the school for questions and registrations. You can also leave the details of your child and yourself when registering, and we will contact you after the summer holidays.

Education starts on 29 August and we expect your child to be at school at the stated school times.


To ask?
You can ask your question by e-mail to info@gaffelschool.nl. Your questions will be answered after the summer holidays, in the week of August 22, 2022