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Posted 05/19/2020 03:26PM

Skagerak 2019/20 yearbook

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We may have been digital but we are rolling on with our annual primary and middle school yearbook! The theme for this year's yearbook is 'Impressions' and it chronicles the memories and events from this past academic year. The approximate cost will be 220 NOK (this varies depending on the number of orders we receive). No cash is necessary; the office will bill you in June after the order has been submitted. All yearbooks need to be pre-ordered and orders are open until Friday June 5th. These will be distributed on the final day of classes for the year.

To reserve yours, click here: Yearbook Order form

Please direct any questions to Ms Goodnow ( or Ms Tester (

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Posted 05/08/2020 12:00PM

PY6 Exhibition

This year's PY6 mark a milestone for Skagerak and the PYP Exhibition:

PY6 is exhibiting their work digitally for the first time! A huge congratulations to the students, mentors and teachers, who have all shown enormous flexibility and growth in this process. The level of knowledge, conceptual understanding, presentation, feedback and response has been incredible. A big thank you to everyone!

PY6 invites you to view their 2020 PYP Exhibition space! You can visit anytime you wish and leave a reply on individual presentations by clicking on the green reply button within a presentation:

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Posted 12/12/2019 01:36PM

Lost and Found items must be collected this week

The Lost and Found shelves at the Primary and Middle School are filled with items that may come in handy during the holiday. Please stop by and have a look. Uncollected items will be donated in January.

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Posted 11/07/2019 03:40PM

Science on Stage exhibition, Lisbon, Portugal

Skagerak's science teacher Gerald Decelles, together with Ulrike Englert from Willibald-Gluck-Gymnasium in Neumarkt, Germany, presented their collaborative project work entitled Building a Sustainable Future- Together at the Science on Stage exhibition in Lisbon last week, all part of the European network for science teachers. Not only was it an accomplishment to be included as a presenter, but Mr Decelles and his partner also won the award for the 'best joint project' at the exhibition. Here is the link to their project poster and to a German newspaper article.


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Posted 10/31/2019 02:38PM

The MY4 show - 7 November

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Posted 10/28/2019 12:04PM

December holiday and New Year child care at Skagerak

To all parents, if you need any quality child care over the holidays when the school is closed, we are here to help. Holiday fun will be on the agenda for the children while you are still busy at work or at home.

Please click on the link for details: December and New Year child care

Sign up due date: as soon as possible, no later than 10 November. Day rates available.

Spread the word: it is also open to friends and families outside of Skagerak school.

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Posted 10/17/2019 04:28PM

Fantasy Night, 30 October 17:30-20:00

Parent Council invites all small 'boys and ghouls' in Kindergarten and Primary school to Monster Mash Costume Bash at Skagerak's Haunted House at Kariåsen - always a fun evening with surprises for all ages!

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Posted 09/13/2019 11:14AM

Curriculum evening 5 September

Thank you for the great turn out during our curriculum evening, and we hope you also had the opportunity to meet with our members of staff. Please see above for the link to the presentation.

For all future school updates, please remember to download the SEESAW APP on your phone for the Primary School and the Middle School News and Events page. Here you will find any news and events, important dates and happenings in the PYP and MYP throughout the school year. If you wish to receive a notification when News and Events pages are updated, sign up through the website to receive email or SMS notifications through the Alerts function, which will inform you instantly about any new content.

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Posted 09/10/2019 03:56PM

Skagerak Day 14 September

Parent Council invites you and your family to a day of fun and food at Kariåsen/Sandarhallen, from 12 noon to 3 pm.

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Posted 08/06/2019 12:15PM

Welcome back to a new year

Welcome back! I hope you all have had a relaxing and enjoyable summer with friends and family. Kindergarten and Primary School begins Monday, 19th of August, at kl 08:45. Students and parents are welcome to arrive from kl 08:15 and meet the Skagerak staff. The first day of school is a full day and students will be dismissed at kl.15:00. There is afternoon SFO until 4:30 on Monday with Ms. Carol for those who need it. Please notify your child's homeroom teacher if they are attending SFO on the first day. Morning SFO for Kindergarten and Primary will begin on Tuesday morning at 7:30.

Homeroom contact teachers


  • KG Ms Daniela Allen
  • KG Ms Monica Herrebrøden


  • PY1 Ms Tracey Leys
  • PY2 Tru Andersen
  • PY3 Ms Cortina Nystad
  • PY4 Ms Leslie Taschner
  • PY5 Ms Margaret Goodnow, Ms Emma O'Bryan
  • PY6 Ms Blythe Siddal

For the first day, your child should bring a snack, lunch, a water bottle, pencils, erasers, indoor shoes, and weather appropriate clothing. If your child is attending afternoon SFO, they will need an additional snack for the late afternoon. Homeroom teachers will be sending additional information home, as well as the link to school start-up forms, including medical information and permission forms.

Once again, this year much of the school information will be digital and the Seesaw programme will be added to regularly. New parents and those unfamiliar with Seesaw will have more information and training coming up!

Important PYP dates

  • Thursday, 15 August: New Parent Information Meeting kl 16:30
  • Thursday, 15 August: Contact Teacher Meetings kl 17:30

Who's who in the PYP:

  • Primary school Vice Principal – Margaret Goodnow
  • Primary school Vice Principal – Lesley Schäfer
  • PYP Coordinator – Andrea Helgesen

Stay Connected at Skagerak International School

The PYP section of Skagerak is largely digital, both in communications and curriculum. We do have a number of ways to keep in touch about school. Be sure to read, subscribe to, and join these resources to get all the latest news.

  • The school's website has the latest news, blogs, calendars as well as general information about the school. The school calendar has all the important dates for the 2019/2020 school year for all three school programmes.
  • Click here to follow the school calendar!
  • -f you're a Facebook member, the Skagerak Community Page is a place to get school community updates, via parents in your feed.
  • The Primary and Middle school twitter account is the place to find live assembly videos and picture updates of student learning. Please follow for daily highlights and pictures if on twitter.

Enjoy the last two weeks of the summer holiday and I look forward to seeing everyone's smiling faces soon!

Kind regards

James Tester

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    • MonJun01 Public holiday, school closed
    • MonJun15 High school graduation ceremony POSTPONED: from 20 May to 15 June 3:00 PM

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