The NISL is originally a Dutch school. Therefore, one of the biggest events at NISL is the arrival of Sinterklaas. Sinterklaas has his birthday early December and this is widely celebrated in the Netherlands and Belgium. Towards the end of November Sinterklaas and the Pieten arrive in Lagos. This is celebrated on a Sunday, a day that the whole family can join. In school, we do a lot of activities such as baking, singing and arts and crafts. On or around December 5th Sinterklaas will visit our school again and we celebrate his birthday together. Although he looks a bit like Father Christmas or Santa Claus, ‘Sinterklaas’ (Saint Nicholas) is a very Dutch character loved by children and adults alike. For more information about Sinterklaas please check this website.