News and Events
Posted 04/26/2017 12:39PM
PY6 Exhibition 2017
We are excited to invite students and parents to the opening of the PY6 Exhibition for 2017 on Tuesday 2 May at 6 pm in the Lars Ask Auditorium. The Exhibition will also be open for viewing Wednesday 3 May 9:00-15:00 and Thursday 4 May 9:00-12:15 in the library in the high school building.
Posted 04/25/2017 06:16PM
Skagerak's Got Talent Show, 3 May
Middle and High school students proudly present the annual Skagerak's Got Talen Show in the Lars Ask Auditorium on Wednesday 3 May at 17:00.
50 kr for adulst, 30 kr for students and free for all under 12 years of age.
Enjoy the fun!
Posted 04/25/2017 02:16PM
Updated hours for the homework club
Ms Kristina Unhjem is replacing Ms Sunde for the remainder of the 16-17 academic year. The homework club will now be held on Tuesdays only, 14:30 to 16:15 in the PY3 classroom. The Wednesday session is therefore cancelled.
We wish Ms Sunde the very best in her year long adventure of sailing around the world!
Posted 04/25/2017 02:03PM
Lunch with the principal
Congratulations to Erik, Sumeia and Paulina for being recognized by the Skagerak community for going 'above and beyond'. They received the much sought after weekly lunch with the principal award, where they are treated to lunch in the cafeteria with the older students.
Posted 04/22/2017 12:29PM
Age group: PY6 – MY4
When: Wednesday B-weeks
In the Python Club, you will learn how to program in Python. We will make games, websites, software and so much more! Python is a language used by google, and one of the most used languages in the world. Major websites and software like Youtube, Instagram and Spotify are all made with Python. We will meet every Wednesday in B weeks at 15:15. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join the CAS or have any questions!
See you then!
Posted 04/04/2017 12:29PM
MY3 trip to Athens
MY3 have been visiting museums and ancient sites in Athens this week, to support their I & S and Visual & Performing Arts units. They have enjoyed bus and walking tours through the historic centre, and have been to the Acropolis, Theatre of Dionysus, New Acropolis Museum, Philopappos Monument, Panathenaic Stadium and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. During the next few days they will explore nearby towns and visit the Agora and the Foundation of the Hellenic World, before returning home on Thursday.
Posted 03/27/2017 09:28PM
Skagerak is providing the venue for an open meeting for parents, about youths and digital citizenship.
The local parents' organization, Foreldrenettverket 13+ i Sandefjord, invites all parents to an informative meeting regarding youths' use of internet and social media.
Posted 03/22/2017 12:51PM
MY2 students travel to The Hague and Amsterdam
MY2 students are in The Hague this week, visiting museums and historic sites to support their I & S and Visual Arts units. They will return on Thursday, after spending the day at the Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
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 (email@example.com) or Maura Brattested (firstname.lastname@example.org), if you are interested and able!
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!
Posted 03/07/2017 04:41PM
Parent Teacher Conferences for Middle school, 14 and 16 March
On 14 and 16 March, Middle school teachers at Skagerak International School will be holding student conferences for the second term of 2016/2017. Students will be dismissed at 12:15 on both days. 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 Middle school will have conferences on Tuesday 14 March from 13:00-16:00 and Thursday 16 March from 13:00-19:00 to discuss your child's most recent progress report and improvements that have been made since the beginning of the school year, and areas that should be addressed moving forward. It is important that you sign up for a session with your child's homeroom teacher and their specialist teachers as well. See the email sent to all parents 6 March for the links to all teachers and their grade level responsibilities, for your reference.
Sign up Procedure
Please visit the link to schedule your meetings. 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.
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.
Posted 02/14/2017 03:45PM
The team behind the scenes at Skagerak!
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.
Posted 02/10/2017 02:07PM
MY4 on the radio
MY4's fearsome threesome, Maria, Bård and Carl Ludvig, represented Skagerak International School in NRK Vestfolds Klassequizen on Wednesday 8 February. Congratulations on an above average performance!
Posted 02/10/2017 01:56PM
Coding class start-up
Middle school students are excited about the new Coding Club, where they are developing IT, problem-solving, math and language skills in a fun format, under the guidance of Mr. Baragwanath and Mr. Holmes.
Posted 02/07/2017 01:20PM
Art classes for Middle and High school students
On Wednesday the 8th of February the very talented artist Lizz Daniels will start working with Skagerak students to help give the cafeteria a facelift and teach practical art techniques.
She has agreed to teach students after school for 6 sessions starting on the 8th at 16.00 ...meet up in the cafeteria.
The art course costs 50kr per session ... a total of 300kr for 6 classes. This can be invoiced home or paid in cash or by VIPPS 41069691 Code word ART CLASS
Please email Yvonne Folan email@example.com ASAP to book your spot ..there are limited spaces so places will be offered to those who sign up first.
This counts as both a SERVICE and CAS activity. (Service and Creativity)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Posted 01/26/2017 04:17PM
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!
Posted 01/26/2017 12:29PM
MY5 Personal Project Exhibition
On Wednesday, 8 February, Skagerak International School will be showcasing this year's MY5 Personal Projects. MY5 students have been working hard for the past five months to plan and create a product for the culmination of their MYP certificate.
We will begin with an opening ceremony in Lars Ask auditorium from 6:16 to 6:30 pm. The projects will then be on display in the Study Room from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.
We look forward to seeing you at the Exhibition!
Posted 01/26/2017 12:06PM
Introducing the Children's Vocal Ensemble Club
Crescendo Music School www.cresc.no is excited to establish the Children's Vocal Ensemble Club in collaboration with Skagerak International School. We aim to develop individual singing skills, singing within a group, the basic musical skills of pitch, rhythm and expression through musical, vocal techniques for the young singer. If your child loves to sing, the Vocal Ensemble is an excellent way to start.
Rehearsals will be held on Thursdays from 15:30 to 16:30. The fee per child is kr 100 per week. We also offer individual lessons in voice and piano for a fee of kr 300 per week.
We intend to start rehearsals as soon as we have a minimum of 5 children. If you are interested, please contact Crescendo Musikkskole for further information: email@example.com or telephone 93443316.
Posted 01/12/2017 09:00AM
MY4 Performance, 26 January
The MY4 Show is a tradition here at Skagerak, and this year is no exception. Our class went through countless arguments and discussions, brainstorms and reflections, agreements and disagreements, blood, tears, and stress to the max. We are, however, very proud of what we have been able to produce as a class, and excited to present it to all of our friends, families, peers, and teachers.
The show's plot is, however, a secret. The performance date is the 26th of January 2017 at Verdensteateret, Kongensgate 1C Sandefjord, from 18:00 to 19:15.
We hope to see all of you there!
Posted 01/07/2017 05:36PM
Important Reminder- Tuesday Early Dismissal from January 2017
Effective January 2017, the Primary and Middle School will be initiating an early dismissal day on Tuesdays. From January 10th onward both the Primary and Middle school will be dismissed at 14:30 on Tuesdays to facilitate staff meetings and professional development as a school. SFO will continue to be offered until 16:30 on Tuesdays.
Posted 01/03/2017 10:28AM
Bottle drive 4-13 January
Drop off all refundable cans and bottles to the front reception in the Primary/Middle school building, and help us contribute to 'Doctors without Borders'. Last day for delivery is Friday 13 January. Thank you for your support!