Our library makes it possible for us to provide our kindergarten children, as well as our pupils in the Netherlands, with varied, German-language reading material. You will also find literature in English, Dutch and French, among other languages. With us you will not only find books for children, but also for adults. We also offer audio CDs, audio books and specialist literature for loan.
During lessons, our classes often visit the library together. In addition, the children can come to the library’s quiet area during their breaks, borrow media, bring them back and browse through what we have to offer. The older pupils find the library a place to research and work, equipped with reference books, computers and iPads.
Thanks to our volunteer team of parents who look after the circulation desk and the reading room, the library is open from Monday to Friday until early afternoon. This means that you, as parents, also have enough time to borrow and return books directly after school.
DISDH offers all students in the school community access to the digital Brockhaus, independent of location. This high-quality online encyclopaedia is a very good alternative to Wikipedia.
In the mood for some fresh reading material?
Then it’s worth taking a look at our new acquisitions. Every year we add new books to our collection to keep our library exciting for readers of all ages and with a wide range of interests.
We are committed to ensuring that our pupils read as much as possible. We do this best by stimulating their interest and curiosity and regularly acquiring new books.
Author readings are an integral part of our programme because it is always an impressive experience to be able to meet an author in person and ask questions. There are a variety of readings on the programme for all ages, from kindergarten children to adults. The events are open not only to all members of our school community, but to all interested parties. On these occasions, our school becomes a cultural meeting place for the German-speaking community in the city, other expats and interested people from the Netherlands.
The DISDH is an important pillar of German cultural life in The Hague and a central meeting place for German-speaking expats living here. It also specifically targets the local population to teach and exemplify the German language and culture on site. In this sense, the DISDH library is also committed and maintains numerous connections with various collaboration partners. We collaborate with the Dutch Literature Society and the German Literature House in The Hague for cultural events. In order to provide the best possible support for the Spanish-speaking pupils at the school, DISDH receives support by the Instituto Cervantes in Utrecht. The Spanish Cultural Institute regularly provides the school library with new Spanish-language books, so that the pupils concerned have the opportunity to strengthen and deepen their knowledge of their mother tongue.
We offer our pupils and kindergarten children a healthy, warm and varied lunch every day in our canteen. Salads, sandwiches, wraps and fruit are also served. It is of particular concern to us to provide our pupils with high-quality meals. The friendly, modernly furnished rooms also provide an open, pleasant atmosphere. The older pupils can also enjoy a snack during breaks and free periods.
Our canteen complies with the guidelines and regulations of the Dutch Centre for Nutrition (Voedingscentrum). You can find more information on this topic here:
Our canteen plan is updated weekly:
DISDH Merchandise Shop
From now on, cool DISDH T-shirts, hoodies and other nice and useful things like lunch boxes can be ordered in our shop.
We hope to have met your taste with our selection:
- Sports bag
- Lunch boxes
The articles are available in different colours and designs for school, leisure time, school trips, school excursions or as a gift, e.g. for children in the 1st grade – everyone will find something here.
With our DISDH merchandise shop, we would like further to promote a sense of community in our school community. The checkout process takes place externally through “spreadshop.de”, and you can manage, track and process your order.
Let’s start at: https://disdh-shop.myspreadshop.nl/
Have fun browsing and shopping!
DISDH Counselling Center
You can expect professional, confidential and personal support for your child from the DISDH Counselling Centre. Our school social worker, Mr. Holger Eishauer, is available for a personal interview.
In addition, qualified psychologist Ms. Anneke Adolphs is another point of contact for school and learning problems as well as for general psychological complaints.
Make an appointment
Would you like to make an appointment? Or do you have a question for the counselling centre? Contact us via the following email: email@example.com
We support you and are happy to help!
The Hague International Model United Nations (MUN)
The Model United Nations have been an important part of school life at DISDH for decades. Since the late 1960s, our school has been involved in these youth conferences, which are organised all over the world along the lines of the real UN conferences. It is one of the driving forces that helped to bring THIMUN, i.e. “The Hague International Model United Nations”, into being. THIMUN is now the largest and most renowned MUN event. Every year, more than 3,500 pupils and students from all over the world debate for a week in The Hague. In return, DISDH students regularly travel to various MUN conferences around the world.
Participating DISDH students prepare thoroughly for these exciting sessions. Our afternoon programme includes the regular English speaking MUN Club, where the participants deal intensively with topics of international politics. They learn to take a stand and defend a position, speak in front of an audience, express themselves precisely and adhere to the conference protocols. An additional advantage: the studenst improve their written and oral English skills, because all discussions and lectures take place in English, and the participants learn to write UN resolutions and reports in English.
Young scientists are in demand here: Pupils who are particularly enthusiastic about natural sciences, mathematics, computer science and technology can live out their inventive spirit to their heart’s content at “Jugend forscht”. DISDH also takes part in this nationwide competition, in which children and young people present their own inventions and discoveries – and with great success: time and again, pupils from our school land in the first place. In addition, our school was awarded a special prize in the competition due to the promotion of its pupils in the areas of science and technology.
Anyone with enough motivation and good ideas can join in. Of course, thorough preparation for the competition is also part of it: Participation in “Jugend forscht” is one of the most important afternoon activities at DISDH. There, the ideas for their own research project are discussed, a work plan is drawn up, and the pupils exchange experiences and results. They have been accompanied by a very dedicated teacher for many years. In order to finally achieve good results, a lot of perseverance, systematic work and accuracy are required. But the often months-long efforts are rewarded: The pupils achieve interesting work results of which they can be proud. In the process, they learn how to write research reports and acquire the academic and organisational skills necessary for professional, scientific work.
HISTRORY OF THE GERMAN SCHOOL
Visit our online exhibition on the topic: ” Die Geschichte der Deutschen Schule Den Haag im Nationalsozialismus – Schule unterm Hakenkreuz “. The link to the special website you can finde here.