OKAN stands for reception class for non-native newcomers.
The reception class aims at pupils between 12 and 18 years old who have only recently arrived in Belgium and who do not master the Dutch language. Learning Dutch as fast as possible is our specific aim. They undergo an intensive language immersion of Dutch for one school year. Our team guarantees you a warm welcome, and we want to offer every youngster assistance in their personal development. Not only knowledge is important, we also focus on a positive attitude in and out of the classroom. That is also why we highly value social integration. Eventually, it is the aim to support the pupils so that they can continue into regular education, in the type and study discipline that fits in with their individual interests and competences. Our team not only tries to support the pupils, but also to guide them and follow their progress.
You can only start in a reception class if you meet a certain amount of conditions. These are the conditions for enrolment as a regular pupil in a reception class:
You can enrol throughout the year.
The pupil has to be accompanied by a parent, a guardian or responsible person. This person has to subscribe the enrolment documents. We need an identity card and if possible also documents of previous school results of the native country.
The school is located 400m from the Bruges ring road and can be easily reached by bike via Sint-Clarastraat, Calvariebergstraat or Annuntiatenstraat.
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