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Posted 02/14/2017 03:45PM

The team behind the scenes at Skagerak!

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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 02/10/2017 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!

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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.

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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 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 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)

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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 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 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 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!

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Posted 01/26/2017 12:06PM

Introducing the Children's Vocal Ensemble Club

Crescendo Music School 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: or telephone 93443316.

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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!

MY4 students

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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.

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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!

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Posted 12/07/2016 08:00AM

Holiday greetings from the principal

Dear Skagerak Parents,

Here we are in the month of December! The school year is now more than 1/3 of the way through, and shortly 2016 will come to a busy end here at Skagerak. Before the school disperses across the globe, Norway or stays to enjoy beautiful Sandefjord; I thought I would give an overview of the upcoming important dates and other information before we start our holiday. As always, if you have any questions or require more information about the events below, please contact the school.

Holiday show on Thursday December 8th, 6 pm to 8pm

Ms. Martinsen and the Primary students and staff have been hard at work on this years' Winter Performance Primary production. The show will be from 6 pm to 8pm in the High School auditorium followed by Christmas carols organized by the Parent Council, including a visit from a special guest. Children are to meet up from at 5:30 pm.

Ugly Sweater Day on Thursday December 8th

Thursday December 8th is also the Annual Ugly Sweater day in the Middle school with everyone encouraged to wear their most hideous sweater. Always a good laugh!

Radio CAS movie night Friday December 9th

The Middle School Radio Service and Action group is hosting a Christmas Movie video evening on Friday December 9th with movies catering to Primary and Middle School students. More information can be found on the classroom blogs.

Lunchtime dismissal on the last day of school Tuesday December 13th

A reminder that the last day before the December holiday is a half day with students being dismissed at 12:00 in the Primary school and 12:15 in the Middle School.

Holiday office hours

The school administration will be open 10 am to 2 pm 14- 21 December and will then close for holidays. The office reopens Monday 2 January.

Wednesday January 4th school starts

School resumes with normal times from Wednesday January 4th.

Early dismissal on Tuesdays from January 2017

Effective January 2017, the Primary and Middle School will be initiating an early dismissal day on Tuesdays. From January 10th onwards 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.

Lost and found

Every year an expansive collection of Lost and Found items are collected in the Primary and Middle school. These items are displayed in the front hallway of the red building until next week. Please take an opportunity to peruse the items. All remaining items will be donated to charity on December 14th.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the staff, students and parents for their continued support from August 15th. (which seems so far away!) Skagerak is truly a community and it is at this time of year that it really shows, in the hallways, classrooms and in the students faces. The 2017 school year will bring new learning experiences, new challenges and new fun. I look forward to what lies ahead for us as at Skagerak!

I hope to see as many parents as possible at the Primary winter performance or before the break begins next Wednesday, but if not I wish you all Peace, Joy, Hope and Happiness during this Holiday season and throughout the New Year.

Kind regards, James Tester

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Posted 11/25/2016 10:59AM

Christmas Movie Night for PY3-6 and MY1-4 students

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Posted 11/24/2016 12:39PM

Candy Cane Delivery - 12 December

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Posted 11/09/2016 02:30PM

A bite of China - 15 November 4 pm

Marco Polo CAS fundraising function, inviting all parents and students across Skagerak.

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Posted 10/25/2016 12:03PM

Halloween movie night 27 October

Middle school student council invites Middle school students to Halloween Movie Night in the High school cafeteria at 19:30 on Thursday 27 October. Cakes, pizza, candy and scary movies to watch - best costume award!

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Posted 10/24/2016 12:37PM

Cultural Diversity Day 2016

Enjoy this year's video with reflections from both students and staff.

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Posted 10/19/2016 01:13PM

Lost and Found

Please come and have a look at the lost and found articles that have accumulated this year. These items are in the Lost & Found cupboard by the reception, but will be moved next week to the front entrance of the school for both parents and students to view and collect any belongings. Anything left after school on Thursday 27 October will be donated to a local charity.

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Posted 10/19/2016 12:46PM

Winter Equipment Sale - Sunday 23 October 10:00-12:30

Winter gear too small? Snow is just round the corner ...come to Skagerak and find a bargain/get a good price for your outgrown skis, skates, goggles and snowgear. All you need to do is reserve a ticket from the Mercy Ships group for a sales pitch (kr 100) - then the rest of the profit is yours to keep.

Email to reserve your pitch. Set up from 9:30, doors open for sales at 10:00.

Any unsold items need to be taken home when you leave please - thank you.

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Posted 10/14/2016 12:27PM

Youth and Drugs - do we know enough?

Foreldrenettverket 13+, Lion's Club Sandefjord/Hjertnes and Sandefjord Kommunale Foreldreutvalg (KFU) are inviting all those interested to an evening with engaging lecturers from Antidoping Norge, Therese Torgersen and Morten Heierdal. It will be conducted in Norwegian and held in the Lars Ask Auditorium in the high school building. All from Sandefjord are welcome: parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and sports instructors and anyone else working with youth. Set aside the date today: Wednesday 26 October 6-9 pm

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Posted 10/13/2016 02:53PM

Parent Conferences

Skagerak International School will be holding Student/Parent/Teacher conferences for the first term on Monday 17 October and Tuesday 19 October. The focus of these meetings so early in the year is to set goals for the coming academic year and start a conversation about how to succeed in the months to come. Therefore, the students are asked to come to this meeting to discuss these future goals. It is important that parents sign up for a session with your child's homeroom and specialist teachers and any of their specialist teachers as well.

Please see the separate parent email that was sent to each class with instructions and internet link for signing up. Any questions may be directed to Tony Egan,

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Posted 09/28/2016 11:56AM

Program for the day


13: - 13:30Opening assemblyLars Ask Auditorium

13:30 - 14:15 Rotation 1:
Nordic Languages Region
Middle Eastern and African Laguages Region
Building bridges

Møterom and Sigma
Infolab and Upsilon

14:15 -15:00Rotation 2:
English Region
German, French and Italian Region
Math Language

Study Room
Eureka Corridor

15:00 - 15:45Rotation 3:
Indian and Asian Languages Region
European Languages Region
Spanish and Portugues Region

Kappa 1
Kappa 2
Eureka Room

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Posted 09/20/2016 11:35AM

French Cookery Classes

We are pleased to offer French Cookery Classes to our students. In collaboration with Sophia Zidi a professional French Chef, students can take part in this after School activity which will be run from the High School kitchen.

For Middle School Students this is an after school club 15.30 to 17.00

For High School Students this is a CAS activity from 16.00 to 17.30

All ingredients are locally sourced and organic, this is included in the price.

Please contact Sophia Zidi directly for more details

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    • MonFeb27 School resumes

      School resumes after the February holiday

    • TueMar14 Primary and Middle school parent conferences
    • ThuMar16 Primary and Middle school parent conferences

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