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Posted Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 

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 Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 

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.



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Posted Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 

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 Monday, Mar 13, 2017 

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 Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 

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.

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Posted Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 

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 Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 

The team behind the scenes at Skagerak!

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Posted Friday, Feb 10, 2017 

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 Friday, Feb 10, 2017 

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 Friday, Feb 10, 2017 

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 Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 

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 yvonne.folan@skagerak.org 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 Friday, Feb 3, 2017 

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 Monday, Jan 30, 2017 

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 Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 

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 Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 

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 Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 

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: crescendo.musikkskole@gmail.com or telephone 93443316.

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Posted Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 

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 Saturday, Jan 7, 2017 

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 Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 

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 Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 

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 Friday, Nov 25, 2016 

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


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Posted Thursday, Nov 24, 2016 

Candy Cane Delivery - 12 December

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Posted Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016 

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 Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016 

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 Monday, Oct 24, 2016 

Cultural Diversity Day 2016

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


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Posted Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 

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 Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 

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 sue.budd@skagerak.org 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 Friday, Oct 14, 2016 

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 Thursday, Oct 13, 2016 

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, tony.egan@skagerak.org.

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Posted Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 


Program for the day


TimeEventWhere




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
Cantine





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

Study Room
Zeta
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 Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 

French Cookery Classes

We are pleased to offer French Cookery Classes to our students. In collaboration with Sophia Zidi a professional French Chef www.sodelices.com, 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 sophia@sodelices.co

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Posted Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 

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 Monday, Sep 12, 2016 

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 Friday, Sep 9, 2016 

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 Friday, Sep 9, 2016 

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: http://www.dks-sandefjord.no/produksjon/1006489

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 Monday, Aug 29, 2016 

Curriculum evening schedule, 1 September 2016

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Posted Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016 

Teamwork

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Posted Saturday, Aug 13, 2016 

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 Friday, Aug 12, 2016 

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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Posted Friday, Jun 3, 2016 

1st Annual Skagerak International School Chess Tournament

Congratulations to Lykke-Merlot Helliesen of PY2 who captured first place in the inaugural Skagerak Chess tournament held. A great time was had by all parents and participants and there are exciting plans already in place for future tournaments. Congratulations to future PY6 Olav Hjorthaug for capturing second place and also a very special thank you to Volha Dziamidchk, PY3 parent, for organizing this fantastic event and Reidar Helliesen for the pictures. A great end to the week!


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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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