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Primary school assembly calendar 2016-17


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Posted 03/22/2017 09:47PM

Labour disruption at Skagerak International School

The Norwegian teachers union, Utdanningsforbundet, has taken out from Thursday 23 March, 36 of their members on strike at Skagerak International School. We regret the inconvenience this causes for our students and their parents.

The school will be closed to students both Thursday 23 March and Friday 24 March, but will open on Monday 27 March. More information will be coming.

Please see the press release in Norwegian or English or listen to the debate on NRK1 Vestfold with director Hans Jørgen Firing.

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Posted 03/15/2017 03:52PM

Calling all carpenters...

The school library is interested in acquiring new wooden bins to hold the picture book collection in the Primary School section of the library. Do we have any parents or grandparents in the school community with carpentry skills? Please contact the school librarians, Sue Budd (sue.budd@skagerak.org) or Maura Brattested (maura.brattested@skagerak.org), if you are interested and able!


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Posted 03/13/2017 11:39AM

Skagerak Playmakers present Oliver Twist, 31 March and 1 April

Everyone is invited toVerdensteateret on Kongensgate on 31 March and 1 April for this year's production, Oliver Twist.

Oliver Twist is a dramatic story, told in English, about a young orphan boy who finds himself alone on the streets of London in 1831. His is befriended by thieves and pickpockets, later rescued by a wealthy family and finally finds out about his true identity.

25 actors, ages 9-19 years have been skillfully directed by John Goodnow in recreating pre-Victorian London. Tickets available at the door. Adults: kr 150; children/students kr 50; Family ticket Kr 350

Come and enjoy yet another fantastic production from our very own theatre group!



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Posted 03/09/2017 11:05AM

Fun in the forest with PY3!

Lot's of smiles while gathering items for the Habitat Box exchange with our friends in the USA!


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Posted 03/07/2017 04:22PM

Student led conferences for Primary school, 16 March

On Thursday 16 March from 13:00 to 19:00, Kindergarten and Primary school teachers at Skagerak International School will be holding student led conferences for the second term of 2016/2017. Students will be dismissed at 12:15 on this day.Please take a moment to sign up to see your child's teachers, as many of the times fill up quite quickly. Additionally this semester, Mr. Hans Jørgen Firing the school Director, will be available for meetings if you would like information, or have any questions or concerns for him.

The Primary school will student led conferences that give the students an opportunity to demonstrate their skills that they have learned this past year. Each slot is 45 minutes long and there are a total of four different students can sign up for each slot. If you would like to speak to any of the specialist teachers (Norwegian, Art, PE, Music, Learning Support and ELA) they will also be available for a 10 minute conference. Simply scroll through the different teachers to find their schedules or click each link below to go directly to their signup page.

KG PY1 PY2 PY3 PY4 PY5 PY6

Sign up Procedure

Please visit the link to schedule your meetings - see also the email that was sent to all parents on 6 March. You may sign up for meetings by ticking an available time slot. You can scroll through the available teachers with the tabs at the top of the page. If you want to change the date, simply choose from the top right pull down menu. Please make note of the time and try not to book teachers at the same time. You will receive an email notification of all your appointments two days prior to the scheduled conferences. You do not have to sign up for SignUpGenius; however, if you do, you will be able to make edits, cancel appointments, and have greater functionality in the program. If you have any troubles, questions, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Tony Egan for assistance.

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Posted 03/07/2017 02:35PM

IB Diploma Visual Arts Exhibition 2017


On Monday 13 March 6-8 pm, 4 students from our IB Diploma programme will be exhibiting their works created during their 2 year study of visual arts. The Visual Arts department is proud to present their creative works and all members of the Skagerak community are invited to participate in the opening of the exhibition.

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Posted 03/06/2017 04:42PM

Support the Kindergarten and Primary School Student Council

On Thursday 9 March, the Student Council is selling pizza to raise funds so it can continue to sponsor fun and exciting events for the Kindergarten and Primary School!


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Posted 02/27/2017 03:32PM

PY1 Art Exhibition: How we express ourselves


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Posted 02/16/2017 04:32PM

PY1 Art Gallery

Today the talented students of PY1 officially opened their Art Galler, celebrating all of the fantastic pieces produced this year. An amazing display that showcases their creative diversity!

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Posted 02/16/2017 11:25AM

Chess champion at Skagerak

Our Primary Years 3 student Lykke-Merlot Helliesen (8), won the Norwegian chess championship for her age level (2006 and younger), held in Bærum this past weekend - congratulations! See the article in Sandefjords Blad.

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Posted 02/14/2017 03:45PM

The team behind the scenes at Skagerak!

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Posted 02/14/2017 03:15PM

Artist Visit in PY1

As part of their current art unit, PY1 had a visit from local artist, Lizz Daniels, who showed them how to make collages with glue and paper, specifically serviettes. They produced their own colorful, vibrant works of art!

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Posted 02/10/2017 03:04PM

NIBS conference held at Skagerak

Skagerak hosted the annual NIBS conference (Norwegian International Baccalaureate Schools) on Thursday 9 February. Over 60 heads and coordinators from all areas of Norway were gathered to discuss and collaborate about IB education in Norway. It was a successful day and a perfect opportunity to showcase the great things that are happening at our school.

After being greeted by our young hosts from PY5, the participants were entertained with the PY2 class in the opening ceremony, before starting the scheduled individual sessions.

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Posted 02/08/2017 01:56PM

The Primary School is joining the Middle School for four days of spirit February 13th-16th. All students are invited to dress as indicated by the poster in order to win house team points for their team.

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Posted 02/03/2017 04:00PM

Digital January 2017 reports now issued


A note to all parents that the digital copy of their child's January 2017 progress report is now available online. For Primary parents click on the Portfolio tab for the student reflection, and Report tab for the report. For Middle and High school students, the student reflection is included within the report. Please log on to your ManageBac account to access your child's report. Contact the school office if you require assistance.

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Posted 02/01/2017 12:57PM

PY5 Living Museum

In celebration of the end of their unit about heroes, PY5 invited parents and students to their 'living museum' in their classroom today. New and old heroes from near and a far were to be found wandering the halls of Skagerak school, bringing history to life together with current events.

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Posted 01/30/2017 11:17AM

Today is the 100th day of school!

Lower Primary celebrated the 100th day of school with fun and games for all!

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Posted 01/30/2017 10:53AM

French Language Club

A reminder that the Skagerak French language club begins this Wednesday, February 1st.

The fee is kr 100 per student per hour for a minimum of 12 weeks (1 semester). Please contact Sohia directly at sophia@sodelices.com for further information.

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Posted 01/26/2017 04:17PM

Thank you!

A very big thank you to all students and families who have supported our holiday bottle drive. We collected kr 675 worth of empty bottles and have donated the sum to 'Doctors without Borders' - every bit helps!

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Posted 01/26/2017 01:10PM

Birthday wishes for Bjørg

Bjørg has been a steady and welcomed volunteer every Wednesday in Skagerak Kindergarten for 12 years! Where does the time go? None of us can believe she is turning 80 years of age this week - least of all her. All current and previous students gathered yesterday to surprise her with best wishes and a cake, in appreciation for all contributions and donation of her time at Skagerak.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BJØRG!

Waiting in anticipation
Surprise!
Congratulations from some of her first kindergarten students

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    • FriMar24 School closed

      due to labour disruption

    • FriMar24 Primary school assembly CANCELLED 2:00 PM

      Hosted by PY2


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