Ms. Helge - Building Connections with Community Members

Meet Ms. Helge, Cafeteria Staff Member since 2016.

“The combination of contact with students and the different challenges from my job made me realize I will never end up having a ‘tunnel vision'. I always try to find new recipes that are healthy, without nuts, gluten-free, organize new promotions and then make it happen with the help of the whole Eurest team.”

What do you enjoy most about being part of this community and the #ASHexperience?
Working at ASH means that every day is different and the team here made me feel very welcome from the beginning. I knew Dirk from Eurest Catering and so for me, that was a big advantage. I enjoy the contact with the students, managing challenges we come up against, the fruit and sushi live presentations, and running the contests for the students like guessing the number of easter eggs and ‘kruidnoten’. 

Can you share with us an experience you have had at ASH that makes you proud and something you will remember for years to come?
All these challenges I described above make me really proud. But I also remember the first year when I saw the Santa Lucia event for the first time, the spontaneous choirs singing during the holiday period, the multiple activities during awareness week, etc. This made me realize that this school is so different from a local Dutch school! Plus, in my previous job I was working mostly with adults so it was a completely new experience for me, so many kids during the breaks! I was a bit overwhelmed by all of it but it all felt right, comfortable, and fun. 

We have a diverse community of students, staff, and families from around the world. Each member of our community brings their own background and story that enrich the ASH experience.



We build a better world as we become better human beings, hear and value every voice, keep every promise, and celebrate every achievement. 


We are determined to create a school where everyone is confident and able to take control of their own learning, and the world is our classroom.