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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.

Sacred Heart School is being renovated

Sacred Heart School is being renovated

Contractor at work at the Sacred Heart School (SHS) Under the responsibility of the Public Entity Saba, extensive renovations have started at the Sacred Heart School (SHS). In addition, the construction of the new parking lot in the back of the schools in St. John’s...

Saba schools personnel’s salary to increase per January 1, 2019

Saba schools personnel’s salary to increase per January 1, 2019

The signing of the Agreement of the Terms of Employment by means of Chairman of the SCS Board Franklin Wilson, Mark Dodds and Tracy Zagers-Johnson of SCS, Orlando Mc. Pherson of Sacred Heart School, Elvin Henriquez of RCN/OCW, Commissioner Bruce Zagers and Director...

Greenhouses to be constructed at schools

Greenhouses to be constructed at schools

In regards to promoting a healthy and active lifestyle and stimulating interest in agriculture on Saba, Commissioner Wilson proudly announced that The Ministry of Education would provide funds to the Public Entity Saba to construct a greenhouse at the Sacred Heart...

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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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