The RK primary school in Saasveld is the only one school and is situated in the middle of this village. The school has been built in 1921 and the name owes to a priest named: Bernard Moekate.
Saasveld is a village and belongs to the local council Dinkelland. The inhabitants of Saasveld are mainly Catholic. Also children who aren’t Catholic are welcome at school as well.
In our school there are more or the less 200 students. We have students from 4 till 12 years old.
Nowadays we call a class a group, so we have group 1 and 2. These students are pre-primary students, however they are with us in the same building. Then we have group 3 till group 8.
We start lessons at 8.30u in the morning till 12.00 o’clock noon. Then again from 13.30u till 15.30u in the afternoon. We have one break in the morning, namely from 10.15u – 10.30u. During noon we have lunch at home. Some students stay at school for lunch, however we don’t have a canteen at school, so they prepare their lunch at home and bring lunch to school. We go to school by bike or by foot, mainly. When the weather is bad we go by car. In group 7 we do sums, language, spelling, history, geography, biology, reading, gymnastics, music, draw, and once a week we have one hour English lesson. We have two teachers: juf José, three days and meester Benno, two days.
We have holidays as well. In Autumn one week, during Christmas two weeks, during Carnival three days, during Spring one and a half week and Summer holidays are six weeks here.
Our climate is not yours, here it can be very cold in Winter. We have a nice schoolyard, have a look!