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We are currently looking for the following vacancy:


We are currently looking for the following vacancy:


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New SHS Principal

The Sacred Heart Primary School on Saba this summer will have a new principal. Ildefon Verberne will be present at the school on June 1st, 2023.

Principal Verberne has educational experience in the Dutch Caribbean and has given several pieces of training in Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire.  She has been working in education, as she stated, with “a lot of passion” for over 40 years as a kindergarten teacher, primary and special education teacher, remedial teacher, care coordinator, and director of several primary and special education schools.

She said in an introduction letter to the staff and parents that she was very excited about the school and working on Saba. “The cheerful children, the friendly people, and Saba’s beautiful nature. It made us feel at home.” She said it was always her dream to get a job in the Caribbean. Verberne is married and a mother of six children and nine grandchildren.

Mrs. Ildefon Verberne
(+599) 416.3281 ext. 4

Seth Liburd
(+599) 416.3281 ext. 1

Vice Principal
Orlando Mcpherson
(+599) 416.3281 ext. 5

Care Coordinator
Ms. Ann-Marie Blaise
(+599) 416.3281 ext. 3




Staff Members

Participation council(mr)


A Participation Council (MR) is mandatory in Dutch education. The MR consists of staff and parents at the primary school. As a council, we speaks on behalf of both parents and staff and takes in a position with respect to what the administration/school board does.

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Our new Team members

Meet our amazing & dedicated teachers of the Sacred Heart School

Mrs. Madri van Rensburg Janse

Mrs. Madri van Rensburg Janse

Grade 1 Teacher

Mrs. Marijke Geelhoed

Mrs. Marijke Geelhoed

Grade 6 Teacher

Johan Notnagel

Johan Notnagel

Music Teacher

Approach to Technology

Believe it or not, technology plays an important role in the life of students and our teachers; at Sacred Heart School, we teach skills to use technology and how to use it as a resource for learning and communication. Tablets & laptops are integrated into the curriculum to support learning, as well as weekly computer classes for all grades.

Digital literacy lessons at Sacred Heart School

Digital literacy lessons at Sacred Heart School

Pupils and teach­ers at Sacred Heart School (SHS) on Saba were im­pressed by the digital lit­eracy lessons given by Me­diawegwijs last week. They had a chance to explore technology, experience vir­tual reality and experiment with three-dimensional (3D) pens. The...

Highest point at new building Sacred Heart School

Highest point at new building Sacred Heart School

New Commissioner of Education Eviton Heyliger paid a visit to the construction site of the Sacred Heart School on Thursday, March 30. From left: Policy Advisor Education & Project leader BES(t) 4 kids Rosa Johnson, Commissioner Heyliger, Executive Director of the...

Tour of Sacred Heart School construction site

Tour of Sacred Heart School construction site

Members of the Island Council Vito Charles (second from left) and Hemmie van Xanten (right) and Commissioner Bruce Zagers (center) on the upper floor during the tour of the Sacred Heart School construction site. At left, Michael Bacon of Alite BV and second from...

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School hours: 7:30am – 3:00pm.
Kindergarten: 8:00am – 12:30pm.
Grade 1 – 5: 7:30am – 1:00pm
Grade 6: 7:30am – 2:00pm.

office hours

Student Registration: 7:15 a.m. –12 noon



+599 416.3281




St. Johns
Saba, Dutch Caribbean

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