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!

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Posted 06/08/2018 12:25PM

Future Problem Solvers Update

The Future Problem Solvers are having a fantastic time in the USA! Their days have been spent planning, organising and presenting, but they still have had time for making new friends and creating memories for a lifetime. Below are some photos of the Opening Ceremony, workshops, summer fun and the unforgettable memento exchange.






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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!

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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.



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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.



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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.


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Posted 05/22/2018 12:46PM

Order your 17-18 yearbook today - Deadline 29 May

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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

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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

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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


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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!


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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!

https://tv.ukm.no/fylke/vestfold/2018/12343-Identity-Crisis/


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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 andrea.helgesen@skagerak.org

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Posted 04/19/2018 04:23PM

Sustainability Museum


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.

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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

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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.


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Posted 03/20/2018 04:32PM

Skagerak Playmakers presents Animal Farm, 6-8 April

Read all about it in Sandefjords Blad

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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.


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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, kristina.unhjem@skagerak.org, will be leading the homework club this year.

This is only for students who have homework to complete.

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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.

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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, katheryn.tester@skagerak.org.

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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.
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Posted 01/30/2018 12:35PM

Middle school Prom 4 February

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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 cindy.hvidsten@skagerak.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 janne.larsen@skagerak.org in the accounts department if you have any questions regarding your account with us.
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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.
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