Lighthouse Special Education is the International
Department of the IVIO
- Instituut Voor Individueel Onderwijs (Institute
for Individual Education) ,
a Dutch school for Primary Special Education (Speciaal
Basis Onderwijs - SBO), member of the HSV
- Haagsche Schoolvereeniging .
The Lighthouse Special Education was established
in 1998 to serve those members of the international
community in the Netherlands whose children
have special educational needs.
Using a special educational programme conducted
in English and seeking
advice and support from parents and educational
institutions, the Lighthouse Special Education
offers a new chance for children with complex
behavioural and/or developmental problems to be
part of the community.
Our educational approach is based upon identifying
the specific abilities/talents and educational
needs of each student. In this procedure
the input and the involvement of both children
and parents are of the greatest importance.
We strive to make the learning process for children
flow as smoothly as possible, which means that
there should be continuity
from their former school as well as a smooth transition
to their next school.
This is an essential part of our policy. Efforts
will be made to enable the children to return
to less specialised educational environments
and, if possible, into mainstream international
Lighthouse offers a new chance
for children with complex behavioural and/or developmental
The promotional film about Lighthouse Special Education, created by Mrs. Leslie Collingridge, is now available to watch and download: