News and Events
Posted 06/20/2018 11:08AM
Free E-books for Summer Reading!
The Junior Library is establishing its Overdrive e-book and audio-book collection and is able to offer several free titles for student-reading during the summer. Click on the link above for more information, including descriptions of the books and log-in details. Happy reading!
Posted 06/08/2018 12:25PM
Posted 06/06/2018 02:12PM
FPS to USA
And they're off! Future Problem Solvers are on their way to America, representing Skagerak and Norway at the Future Problem Solvers International Conference in Wisconsin. We wish them the best of luck!
Posted 05/31/2018 01:59PM
Track and Field Day, June 1st
It looks like we'll have another sunny day for our Track and Field day tomorrow. Remember to bring a water bottle, lunch, and sun screen. It should be a fun day! Remember to dress in House Team colors.
Posted 05/29/2018 04:12PM
MY4 in Krakow and Warsaw
MY4 arrived in Poland on Monday. Their first day included a visit to the Galicja Museum in Krakow, where they met a survivor of the Holocaust. Later, they enjoyed a traditional Polish meal and participated in a lively folk dance. During the next 4 days, they will be visiting the Bochnia Salt Mine and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camps. While in Warsaw, they will have a guided tour of the city and attempt the Escape Room! This annual trip, filled with historical and cultural experiences, generates lifelong memories and impressions.
Posted 05/22/2018 04:03PM
PY1 Jumble sale - 26 May
PY1 will have a stall at the Bruktmarked i Byparken this Saturday 26th of May as a class fundraiser
The class are collecting gently used clothes, toys, books and household items to sell. Donations can be dropped off to the PY1 classroom or delivered directly to our stall on Saturday.
Posted 05/22/2018 12:46PM
Order your 17-18 yearbook today - Deadline 29 May
Posted 05/15/2018 04:10PM
Middle school movie night
Fundraiser for the Future Problem Solvers teams going to the finals in USA! The ticket price includes popcorn and a drink.
Date: 24 May
Time: 15:30 -17:30
Place: Lars Ask auditorium
Price: kr 100
Posted 05/15/2018 01:44PM
Future Problem Solvers - Skagerak participating in international conference in Wisconsin, USA
3 teams of students from the Primary and Middle Schools have been invited to represent Norway at the Future Problem Solvers (FPS) International Conference in America, where they will compete with students from around the world solving potential future scenarios about the global issue of criminal justice systems. The Skagerak students voluntarily chose to attend sessions run by Ms Schäfer this academic year, where they were taught how to think, rather than what to think. They researched a variety of global issues, such as infectious diseases, toxic materials, philanthrocapitalism and cloud storage, and followed a six-step model of critical and creative thinking, problem solving and decision making to solve potential future problems related to these issues. The students had to raise their level of comprehension and view issues from multiple perspectives, identifying underlying problems and coming up with possible solutions, which they then turned into action plans. Approximately 2,200 students from all over the world are expected to attend this year´s conference, held at University of Wisconsin (La Crosse in Wisconsin, USA), from June 6 – 10, 2018. As the only participating school in Norway, our teams will not only be representing Skagerak, but Norway, too.
If you would like to donate to help fund their trip, please use https://www.gofundme.com/SkagerakFPS
Read all about it in Sandefjords Blad
Posted 05/11/2018 06:33PM
17th May celebrations
Once again the Skagerak Parent Council invites all students, families and friends of Skagerak to start Norway's national day with breakfast and student speeches:
|07:45 ||Breakfast - Rolls, waffles, coffee, tea and juice may be purchased |
|08:45 ||Flag ceremony with speeches and the national anthem |
|09:00 ||Skagerak students leave to join with Framnes skole to walk to town |
|Location ||Skagerak International School, High school cafeteria |
Join us and celebrate 17th May!
Sandefjord kommune 17 May programme
Where to meet up in Badeparken
Posted 05/08/2018 01:25PM
Skagerak Track and Field Day, June 1st
Skagerak is arranging its first annual Track and Field event. On June 1st, PY2-MY3 classes will be participating in a variety of activities at Sandarhallen. This will be a fun-filled day where students can challenge themselves and demonstrate their athletic and leadership skills!
Posted 04/24/2018 03:30PM
MY2's Ramona Lundberg advances to finals in UKM
Ramona Lundberg and her band, Identity Crisis, participated in UKM Vestfold Fylkesmønstring and have been selected to advance to the finals, which will be held in Trondheim June 25th-29th. Click on the link below to see the band perform "21st Century Breakdown" by Green Day. Good luck, Ramona!
Posted 04/20/2018 12:46PM
Loppemarked: for kids, by kids
During our Peace and Conflict unit of inquiry and the 2017 Cultural Diversity Day: Making the World a Better Place, we created a group to collect money for the Red Cross to help families in conflict areas.
We want to run a loppemarked for the students at Skagerak.
When: Friday, April 27th at 12:45 – 13:45 (lunch time before the whole school assembly)
Where: In the playground oval weather permitting (Back up location for bad weather to be announced)
What: Used children's books, toys, clothes and sporting equipment (skates, skis etc) in good condition. There will also be some prizes raffled as well.
Donations should be sent to the school by the 24th of April and dropped off to the PY5 classroom.
*Please note donations that don't sell, must be taken home. We are unable to responsibly recycle the leftover items here at school.
For more information, contact:Ava, Ariana, Viktoria and Sophia in PY5 or Ms. Helgesen at email@example.com
Posted 04/19/2018 04:23PM
The Middle School will be hosting a Sustainability Museum next Friday 27 April kl.1300 to kl.1515. This will be the culmination of the middle school's focus days where students will be inquiring into sustainable consumption and purposeful reuse. This process is designed to investigate how we can sustain the use of something, thereby reducing the need to a) create waste and b) consume more stuff.
This event also coincides with the PY5 loppemarked and the Y11 student sustainable business challenge.
Come and join us to share in increasing awareness about responsible consumption of goods and purposeful reuse.
Posted 04/18/2018 02:32PM
Friday fundraising for Future Problem Solvers
Every Friday until 1 June waffles will be sold outside of the office in the reception area by the Future Problem Solvers group. Help support our school teams in their competition for the final round in America!
Day: Every Friday
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Price: 20 kr waffle, 5 kr saft
Posted 04/16/2018 12:06PM
Building a Sustainable Future Exhibition, April 19th
As part of the science project, "Building a Sustainable Future", MY4 students were challenged to come up with solutions for the design of an energy-efficient school building. Students will present their projects in the High School Library on April 19th, 18:00-19:00. Refreshments will be served.
Posted 03/20/2018 04:32PM
Skagerak Playmakers presents Animal Farm, 6-8 April
Read all about it in Sandefjords Blad
Posted 03/20/2018 02:51PM
An Evening of Poetry
Parents and poetry enthusiasts are welcome to an evening of verse, where MY1 students will be presenting what they have learned about writing and reciting poetry.
Posted 03/14/2018 01:55PM
New additional day for homework club - now also on Thursdays
Homework Club for our PY2 to MY4 students meets on Mondays 3:15-4:00 pm, Tuesdays 2:45-4:00 pm and now Thursdays 3:15-4:00 pm in the PY3 classroom. Kristina Unhjem, firstname.lastname@example.org, will be leading the homework club this year.
This is only for students who have homework to complete.
Posted 03/14/2018 01:47PM
IB Diploma Visual Arts Exhibition 2018 - Monday 19 March 6-8 pm
In the high school building on Monday 19 March from 6 to 8 pm, 5 high school students pursuing the IB Diploma will exhibit their work after 2 years of studying at Skagerak International School.
Exhibition Vernissage Celebration is open to the entire Skagerak community - please come and support these young talents.
Posted 03/06/2018 10:17AM
Service as Action in the MYP
In our last assembly, middle school students spent time continuing to explore their options for both short and long term service in the school and within the community. As part of the MYP, all students are required to complete meaningful examples for both short and long term service projects. Options range from volunteering their time to run a club or help students after school, participating in local charity events to organizing clubs that address global issues.
Opportunities do not need to be solely in-school, we strongly encourage students to explore ways in the community where they can be of service to others. This could be as simple as shovelling the driveway for an elderly neighbour but also an ongoing commitment to visit local animal shelters or playing music at an eldresenter. Families can help to support students by helping them to see areas of need within their immediate community or finding ways to engage in service as a family where possible to foster the importance of service.
For more information about the Service as Action programme in the MYP, please see the Service Handbook. If you are involved with a local charity or know of opportunities where MYP students could be meaningfully connected to the community through service, please contact Ms. Tester, email@example.com.
Posted 01/30/2018 03:30PM
Ski Day / Winter Activity Day 6 February - for PY6 to DP2 students
Check with your PE teacher and sign up for the activity assigned to your grade level!
PY6 and MYP students sign up with Mr Holmes, while Year 11, DP1 and DP2 students sign up in the high school office.
Posted 01/30/2018 12:35PM
Middle school Prom 4 February
Posted 01/29/2018 12:57PM
School contracts 2018-2019
The school contract for 2018-2019 will be emailed to parents at the end of this week.
We are anticipating a full school next year and will be enrolling new students from 1 March. Consequently we need to identify the number of places available and have set the contract return date to due date of Thursday 15 February. Contracts are to be returned either by email to admissions officer Cindy Hvidsten firstname.lastname@example.org or a paper copy to the office. Paper copies can also be picked up from the office.
School fees must be up to date in order to renew the contract – please contact Janne Larsen email@example.com in the accounts department if you have any questions regarding your account with us.
Posted 01/18/2018 11:41AM
Digital January 2018 reports now issued
A note to all parents that the digital copy of their child's January 2018 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.