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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
(+599) 416.3281 ext. 1
(+599) 416.3281 ext. 5
Ms. Ann-Marie Blaise
(+599) 416.3281 ext. 3
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.
Our new Team members
Meet our amazing & dedicated teachers of the Sacred Heart School
Mrs. Madri van Rensburg Janse
Grade 1 Teacher
Mr. Andre Allwood
Ms. Charlotte Zagers
Mrs. Marijke Geelhoed
Grade 6 Teacher
Ms. Erica Louden
Mr. Michael Bautista
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.
The students, faculty, and staff at Sacred Heart School showed their support, understanding, and awareness by decorating the Big Down syndrome ribbon at school. Teacher Helen, the Remedial/Special Ed teacher, read some stories and gave a brief explanation about Down...
L to R: Sundiata Lake (IT teacher), Jayden (student), Helen Hassell (Special Ed. teacher), Jarmila Berkel (Guidance counselor) and Diane Wilson (Principal). Photo: SHS The IT teacher Sundiata Lake and Remedial/Special Ed. teacher Helen Hassell at SHS on Saba...
The 2018 Self-Defense class (Photo SHS). On Sunday, April 22nd, 2018, the students at Sacred Heart School on Saba who are attending teacher Helen’s class again enjoyed the self-defense class at the Peter. L. Granger Sports Auditorium. This special event took place in...
School hours: 7:30am – 3:00pm.
Kindergarten: 8:00am – 12:30pm.
Grade 1 – 5: 7:30am – 1:00pm
Grade 6: 7:30am – 2:00pm.
Student Registration: 7:15 a.m. –12 noon
Saba, Dutch Caribbean