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Skagerak International School founded in 1991, is a vibrant school located in the picturesque coastal town of Sandefjord, only 90 minutes from Oslo.The school is an IB World School offering the IB curriculum from Kindergarten all the way through to High School. The student population amounts to about 380 students from a diverse range of nationalities, cultures and backgrounds. Our well-qualified and experienced staff are also equally international and dynamic. Together we are Skagerak International School.

The High School (grades 10-12) has about 150  students and offers both a PreDP and Norwegian National Programme (Vg1) in grade 10 and the IB Diploma Programme (grades11-12). We are an accredited member of CIS and ECIS.


Principal – High School

We are now in a position to offer an exciting opportunity for an outstanding educator and leader. The candidate must be able to lead and manage the High School as part of Skagerak International School. He or she will be a key member of the senior management team, comprising the Director and school's three Principals.

The Principal is the administrative and the pedagogic leader of the high school and  has overall responsibility for the day-to-day running of this section of the school and enhancing academic excellence. In addition, the principal is the leader of the administrative team of the high school, is responsible for student welfare, marketing the school, student recruitment as well as cooperating with the other principals, supporting the staff and maintaining excellent communication with all members of the school community. The position is 60% - 70% administration and 40% - 30% teaching.

We are looking for an excellent educator with

  • Minimum a Masters’ university degree (or a relevant equivalent)
  • Good experience, preferably as high school principal
  • Thorough knowledge of the IB curriculum
  • Cultural sensitivity for both staff and students
  • Highly proficient communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to create a warm and positive school environment
  • Interest in promoting the school in an international and local context

We offer

  • A professional, international working environment
  • Competitive salary, pension plan and insurance
  • Relocation allowance

Starting date

  • The candidate should be available to start work on 1 August 2015.

Job location is Sandefjord, Norway. For more information, please contact Director Hans Jørgen Firing at ha.firing@skagerak.org.

A full description of the role and responsibilities, may be found here.

Application deadline: now closed

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Temporary DP teacher of Biology and Environmental Systems and Societies with some Pre DP general science teaching

This is a temporary (six months), full time teaching position to cover for a colleague on parental leave.

Starting date: 5 January 2015

General requirements
  • Relevant university degree or equivalent specialist tertiary training
  • Recognized teacher training/certification
  • Minimum of 240 ECTS with 60 ECTS in the relevant teaching subject www.nokut.no
  • High level of English/communication competence
  • Personal attributes as indicated by the IB learner profile

Preferred candidates will also have

  • Experience teaching in international schools and/or training and experience related to teaching within the International Baccalaureate system
  • A willingness to be involved in running effective CAS activities or extra-curricular activities would be an advantage

To apply or for more information, please contact Mr Michael Meszaros, high school principal: michael.meszaros@skagerak.org

Applications shall be sent to the school at office@skagerak.org before 31 October 2014.



    • WedOct29 School board meeting
    • WedOct29 Forskerfabrikken 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

      Theme:  Magisk slim

      Once again Skagerak International School hosts Forskerfabrikken's courses in Sandefjord. Sign up through www.forskerfabrikken.no

    • ThuOct30 Primary school Fantasy Night 6:00 PM to 7:30 PMSkagerak Parent Council welcomes all Primary and Kindergarten students to Fantasy Night

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