Holiday greetings from the principal
Christmas holidays are soon upon us and we are nearing the halfway mark of the school year. As we soon enjoy holidays across the globe or in beautiful Sandefjord, I thought I would give you an overview of the upcoming dates and other information before we start the holidays. As always, if you have any questions or require more information about the events below, please contact the school.
Middle school movie night Friday December 8th
The Middle School student council is hosting a Christmas Movie video evening on Friday December 8th with movies catering to Middle School students. This is a student run event.
High school flea market December 12th, 11:30 – 15:15
Donate your rarely-used clothes and belongings at high school's Hope for Justice CAS Christmas flea market on Tuesday December 12th, 11:30-15:15. Donations may be dropped off at the high school office on December 11th at the latest.
Primary and Middle school Santa Hat Day Thursday December 14th
Primary and Middle school students show their holiday school spirit by wearing their best Santa hat to school, a student run event. HoHoHo!
Primary school Winter Performance on Thursday December 14th, 6 pm to 8pm
Ms. Sommerschield and the Primary students and staff have been hard at work on this year's 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.
Middle school Ugly Sweater Day on Friday December 15th
Friday December 15th is also the Annual Ugly Sweater day in the Middle school with everyone encouraged to wear their most hideous sweater. Always a good laugh!
Lunchtime dismissal on the last day of school Friday December 15th
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 18- 19 December and will then close for holidays. The office reopens 3 January.
Monday January 8th school starts
School resumes with normal times from Monday January 8th.
School calendar for 2018-2019
The school calendar for 2018-2019 has now been approved by the board and can be found on our website on the calendar page.
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 15th.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the staff, students and parents for their continued support from the start of the year. 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 2018 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 Friday, 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