The Hollandse School is 100 years old! This very festive occasion will be celebrated on a great scale, spread over 100 days! Below you will find the programme for the centennial celebration.
Thursday 13 February 2020
Vernissage - in the National Museum of Singapore
The official opening of the centennial year will take place in the National Museum of Singapore. At this reception, a special exhibition of the Hollandse School will be revealed, together with the presentation of the Anniversary book to all current staff, Dutch and Singaporean political and corporate representatives, sponsors, and other stakeholders. This is an invite-only event.
Thursday 20 & Friday 21 February 2020
Sport event ‘The King of the Castle’
We’re celebrating the centennial, but doesn’t everybody love a bit of adrenaline? The two-day sport event – which will take place at the Hollandse School – will focus on connecting and strengthening.
The students will participate in an ‘obstacle course’ together with local children. Bouncy castles, slides, running...all the elements that make a child happy, so let the games begin! This event is not accessible to alumni.
Saterday 11 April 2020
Alumni party on Dutch soil
The alumni party is for everyone that has ever been involved with the Hollandse School: former students, but also their parents and of course former employees. Sharing memories, dancing, celebrating, and reminiscing over your time at the Hollandse School in Singapore with former classmates, other parents, and former colleagues. All ingredients for an unforgettable afternoon or evening! The afternoon program starting at 1 pm and ending at 5 pm is especially for young alumni ages 4 to 18 years and their parents. The 18+ alumni party starts at 7.30 pm and ends at 0.30 am. Order your tickets at www.ticketkantoor.nl/shop/HSL100. Early bird tickets until 13 February 2020. Keep an eye on the website, the HSL social media channels, and Social Schools for updates!
Tuesday 31 March 2020
Children’s Theatrical in the Esplanade
A unique event for the students and parents of the Hollandse School. Not just because of the special location, but especially because all students of the Hollandse School (including Jip & Janneke kindergarten students aged 3 and above) will perform on the big stage. They will be the stars of the evening! The performance is choreographed by a professional team from the Netherlands, who will prepare the children for the spotlight! This performance is accessible for all the HSL-students and their family members, as well as alumni.
Wednesday 29 April 2020
This is the party that the students of the Hollandse School look forward to the most, because they will be the VIPs this evening! Red carpet, gala dresses and tuxedo ties, ‘all you can eat’ candy buffet, disco dancing, and staying up late. It’s the party of the century! The location for the children’s gala is still a secret! For the students of Jip & Janneke, the party will start and end a little earlier than for the groups 1 through 8. The ticket sales will be announced on Social Schools. This event is only accessible for current students of the Hollandse School.
Friday 8 May 2020
The best way to finish off the 100-year anniversary! This will not be “just a party”, no... this evening will be one of “grande allure”. We will toast to the 100th birthday of the school in the tropical setting of Singapore. A unique achievement that deserves an exceptionally beautiful Royal celebration! The Gala starts at 8:00 pm. Keep an eye on the website and Social Schools for updates on the location, dress code, and get yourself party-ready! The Royal Gala is only accessible for current and former students, their parents, (former) staff and sponsors. Children under the age of 18 years are not allowed entrance.
As an alumnus, you can sign up for multiple events: the Alumni celebration in the Netherlands and several events in Singapore. Ticket sales for the events in Singapore will be available on www.hsl100collection.com. You will receive a notification on Social Schools as soon as the tickets are on sale. You should make sure to register on the website and sign up on Social Schools so you can celebrate this unique anniversary with us.
The ticket sale for the Alumni celebration in the Netherlands will be available on a different website. You will be informed accordingly on Social Schools.
We would like to remind all alumni that it is important to sign up for Social Schools as soon as you’ve received the email to confirm your registration along with the invitation to sign up for the Social Schools Alumni Platform. This is where we will keep you updated on the upcoming events and the programme, and where the photos and videos will be shared. Moreover, this is where you will be able to communicate with your former classmates and teachers!
We look forward to welcoming you soon!
Linda Lulu Lupgens