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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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Posted 09/15/2016 04:17PM

The Spanish Club is Back! El club Español Está de Vuelta!

The Skagerak Spanish Club is back starting week #39. The club will be held every Tuesday and Wednesday from 15:15-16:00 in the PY4 classroom. This club will once again be led by Ms Cristina Comino and is open to students PY3 and above of all levels.

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Posted 09/12/2016 04:19PM

After school clubs 2016-17

Once again we are offering our students a variety of our after school activities - join us now!

Homework Club for our PY2 to MY4 students starts Tuesday September 20 and will be held on Tuesdays in the PY1 classroom and Wednesday in the PY3 classroom from 3 to 4 p.m. Sarah Sunde will be leading the homework club this year.

The Math Club, lead by our principal Mr Tester will be held in room 400 (the Middle school Math room) on Mondays from 3:15 to 4 pm. The first day is Monday September 19.

Our popular Chess Club is back and will be run by Mr Thompson in the PY6 classroom on Thursdays from 3 to 4 pm. Start up date is Thursday September 22.

This year interested students can learn Arabic on Tuesday in the PY2 classroom from 3 to 4 pm. This club is run by a parent and has a small fee. Please contact Mr Tester for more information.

New this year, for Middle school students only, is the lunch time science support group held by Mr Decelles on Mondays from 12:15 to 1 pm in the Middle science classroom, starting Monday September 19.

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Posted 09/09/2016 01:35PM

School Photos

School photos this year are scheduled over 2 days. MY3 and MY4 students will have their photos taken on Tuesday 13 September and MY1 and MY2 students on Wednesday 14 September. Portraits and class photos will taken. House photos are scheduled for 26 September.

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Posted 09/09/2016 01:15PM

Cultural Backpack at Hjertnes, Thursday 15 September - MY2, MY3, MY4

Next Thursday, 15 September 2016, the members of the MY2, MY3 and MY4 classes will be going to a performance at Hjertnes theatre as part of the Cultural Backpack organized by the Sandefjord Kommune. This show lasts for about 50 minutes and is a production that encompasses music and performing arts. If you would like to know more about the program please visit the following website:

There will be no transportation provided for these classes and they will be expected to make their own way to the theatre. We will be dismissing them at 10:30 and will be taking attendance at the shows start at 11:30. In that time they should eat lunch and be at the theatre by the start time. Of course, students can walk, ride the 03 bus, or even bike themselves. Please be aware of the weather and to dress accordingly. After the performance, the students will be expected to return to school for the last two periods of the day.

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Posted 08/29/2016 03:44PM

Curriculum evening schedule, 1 September 2016

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Posted 08/23/2016 05:51PM


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Posted 08/13/2016 03:34PM

Coffee with the Principal

Every week commencing August 16th, KG, PYP and MYP Principal James Tester will be hosting a coffee morning for any interested parents. These meetings are informal and will provide an opportunity for parents to learn more about the subject areas their children are studying and to ask any questions. Coffee mornings will take place every Tuesday from 0830-0930 and are held in the High school cafeteria.(Please note coffee may not look as good as pictured!)

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Posted 08/12/2016 05:40PM

To all parents and students of Skagerak Middle School

I hope that everyone in the Skagerak community has had a wonderful summer holiday. The first day of school for 2016/2017 is soon upon us- Monday the 15th of August. All students are kindly asked to be at school for 08:45 on this first day back. Please note that this year the first day is a full day of school. Please find below some useful information for the start of the year day of school.

2016/2017 Student start up schedule - Middle school

Monday 15th August

Meet and greet 0845 outside, with a 0900 start in homeroom

10am assembly

School dismissed at 15:10

Tuesday 16th August

Normal start 08:55 and altered timetable

10am House meetings and elections

School dismissed at 15:10

Wednesday 17th August

Normal start 08:55 and altered timetable

10am Camp meetings

School dismissed at 15:10

Thursday 18th August

Normal start 08:55 and altered timetable

13:00-15:15 spirit activity

School dismissed at 15:10

Friday 19th August

Normal start 08:55 and altered timetable

14:00 Assembly: Student council elections

School dismissed at 15:10

2016/2017 Homeroom teachers

The homeroom teachers for the 2016/2017 school year

MY1 Mr Tony Egan

MY2 Ms Katheryn Tester

MY3 Ms Kathrine Fredriksen

MY4 Mr Frank Baragwanath

We look forward to seeing new and familiar faces next week!

Kind regards

James Tester, principal

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    • FriJan20 Primary school assembly 2:00 PM

      Hosted by PY3

    • ThuJan26 MY4 Performing Arts show

      Stay tuned - details to come

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