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Welcome Booklet


Welcome!  The ISB PA is very proud to welcome you and your family to our school community.  We are here to help you and your family settle into school and in Breda.  We also have experienced living abroad from first hand and know how stressful and difficult it can be in terms of finding out what works in day to day life.


We have developed some programs and resources such as a welcome Booklet, New Parent Ambassador Program and many groups and clubs to help you get settled.  Please look through the information on this page and if you have any questions please reach out!


With kindest regards,

Your ISB Parent Association



Being in a new school or town can sometimes be overwhelming.

In order to help new families navigate their way through the school year we introduced the ISB Ambassador Program.

New parents are paired with settled parents, one on one, to create a warm welcoming atmosphere and to make integration into the ISB community accessible and easy.


The idea is to have a very informal cup of coffee or tea together and make some time to answer questions that the new parent may have. When and where and how often is all up to you. Volunteers can sign up by sending an email to

If you are a new ISB parent and you wish to be connected to a settled ISB parent, please email

Buddy Program

We have created a welcome booklet to help make the transition to life in the Netherlands easier.  It contains a great deal of information and resources to help you navigate getting settled and also through everyday life here in your home.  Click here to check it out...




We have many social groups and clubs which cover a variety of interests.  Some are based around a hobby and some are purely social.  All offer a way to meet and connect with others in our community.  Each group has its own WhatsApp group.  Scroll below for more information or to join please click here.

Lunch with Beer
Ladies that

A group of mothers who meet once a month just to socialise and have lunch. Why not join and meet some people?  Every month we try and find different location for lunch. Suggestions welcome! 

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ISB Crafers  & Crochet

A group of mothers who meet twice a month just to socialize and share the passion for crafting in general, crochet and knitting.  You do not need to be a crafty person to join. If you like a nice talk and a cup of tea / coffee just join!

Red Flamenco Dress

Join our Spanish ISB Group! What a great way to laugh, chat and share a cup of tea or coffee or even lunch together. This group will meet every first Tuesday per month for breakfast. Todo en Español!

Pouring a Pint
ISB Dads' Night Out

This is an independent event organised by an ISB father. The fathers meet every first school Friday of the month at O'Meres Irish Pub. if you would like to participate, you can be added to the  WhatsApp group.

Girls' Night Out
ISB Girls Just Wanna have fun!

Initially this group met monthly to catch up in a local cafe in Breda but it has evolved during Covid times to become a resource and practical tip sharing group via WhatsApp.  We look forward to getting back to getting out as soon as possible!

Bright Idea

Please contact us to add your great ideas to invite the community!

ISB Businesses

ISB Community Businesses 

Support our community

There is a wealth of skill and talent within our ISB school community and many of us own and operate our own small businesses.  Please check out the directory below to see if there is a business listed that could meet your need. 


If you would like to add your business to this directory please click "Add my business" below.   Directory is open to those with current or past ISB student or current staff. Note that inclusion on list does not imply endorsement or recommendation from ISB or ISB PA.


Letti Photo

Photography (family, portrait, business and maternity pictures) Follow us on Instagram:

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Nikolett Obrecan

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We design and install audiovisual, interactive multimedia audioconferencing solutions of all kinds.  With our  experienced team we offer tailor-made solutions, entirely according to your needs.

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Bjorn Heisterkamp

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SW Studios

Art studio offering after school lessons, short term workshops, and events. Elsstraat 62. Breda 

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Suezette Waals

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Nicholson Coaching

Transition coach for expats helping them to adapt & succeed abroad enabling faster contribution and satisfaction .

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Charlotte Nicholson

Yoga Studio


Therapeutic treatment: If you are suffering from pain, you can benefit from my treatment. I once couldn’t walk properly and spiral therapy helped me to get out of the pain that I had for a long time.


Aki Shibata

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Diet with a difference

Practising & Registered Riziv Dietitian in Antwerp & Online Consultations worldwide. A very successful solution to long term weight loss and management of your health conditions with a holistic, balanced diet without starvation/caloric/protein counting! 

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Mansi A. Saraiya

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Chevere Catering

Latin American Finger Food, decorations & more. Fusion of Venezuela, Mexican, and Dominican cuisines.


Ariadna Martinez

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Chi Hong Photography

Professional photo shoots and photography classes. We provide services ranging from portrait, family, event & business photography as well as courses, workshops, individual coaching, photowalks and tours (for both DSLRs and smartphones).

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Chi Hong

For Business Owners

If you would like to add your business to the directory click button below.  Note that directory is intended for current or former ISB parents and staff.

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