Educating the students of today to be the world citizens of tomorrow




Official vacation dates 2017/2018


Please remember to check our calendar - click here



 Autumn Holiday23 - 27 October 2017
 Christmas Holiday25 December 2017 - 5 January 2018 
 Spring Holiday26 February 2018 - 2 March 2018 
 Easter Holiday30 March 2018 -  2 April 2017 
 May Holiday

23 April 2018 - 4 May 2018 *

 Note: DP2 exams will take place in the May holiday
 Ascension10 & 11 May 2018
 Pentecost 21 May 2018 

 Summer Holiday


All students are expected to be available to be in school until 20 July 2018.

Students are expected for the new school year to be available from Monday 3 of September 2018



* Please note the standard Dutch May vacation is 28 - 6 April, it is a school arrangement to close on from 23 April - 4 May.


Other Closure


The school may also close for staff training, meeting and other circumstances. These dates will be updated in the school calendar as soon as they are known.


2 February 2018: the school will be closed for MYP students on the 2nd February due to Inservice Training.


20 April 2018: due to activities in the Maartenscollege the ISG will be provisonally closed. Please check our calendar for definative confirmation.




Absence from school outside these vacation dates is not permitted under Dutch regulations.


Under extraordinary circumstances permission maybe obtained directly from the Head of School -see here


Provisional vacation dates 2018/2019

Autumn Holiday: 20 - 28 October 2018

Christmas Holiday: 22 December 2017 - 6 January 2019

Spring Holiday: 16 February - 24 February March 2019

May Holiday: 27 April - 5 May 2019 (maybe extended by an extra week)

Summer Holiday: 13 July - 25 August 2019


Please note: Provisional dates for all future vacations are always available from the official Dutch ministry website. Please look at this site for more details (in Dutch only) - please note that the international school Groningen is a 'VO' school in region 'noord'.


For help with translation please contact the school.




Please note: where there is conflicting information the online calendar takes preference.

Please confirm any queries or concerns  before booking holidays with