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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 02/25/2020 04:17PM

Teenagers, drugs and alcohol - interactive parent workshop

4 March, 6 pm

The Environment committee of the Skagerak Parent Council encourages all parents to attend an interactive workshop event focusing on teenage issues of drugs and alcohol in Sandefjord.

Refreshments will be served.

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Posted 01/15/2020 09:16AM

Information meeting for high school students, Tuesday 11 February at 6 pm

Come and find out what makes Skagerak International School different and how we can help your son or daughter fulfil their academic and personal potential.

The school's educational program will be presented by the High school principal, Kjeld Jørgen Glittenberg.

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Posted 01/14/2020 09:04AM

MYP Personal Project Exhibition - Tuesday 21 January at 6 pm

The Personal Project is an independent research project in the final year of our MYP. It is a significant piece of work that is the product of the student's own initiative and creativity, completed in their own time. It focuses on one of the global contexts and is an application of their Approaches to Learning skills acquired through the MYP.

The exhibition is a celebration of this work and an opportunity for students to share their products with the school community - we look forward to seeing you there on Tuesday 21 January at 6 pm in the Lars Ask Auditorium.

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Posted 01/09/2020 02:24PM

Youth and substance abuse - 15 January 6-8:30 pm

The local active parent group Foreldre nettverket 13+ would like to invite all those interested in the youth environment in Sandefjord (ungdomsmiljøet i Sandefjord). The open meeting will take place in the Lars Ask auditorium of Skagerak International School and all are encouraged to attend. It will be held in Norwegian.


  • Velkommen Foreldrenettverket 13+
  • Hvordan er ungdomsmiljøet i Sandefjord v/ Kristine Bye og Camilla Hålien Johansen fra politiet
  • 'Bry Deg' Jan Erik Bresil (NNPF)
  • 'Tør du?' Mona og Arne Bratland

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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 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 12:21PM

Welcome to a new school year

Welcome back to returning MYP veterans, new families joining Skagerak and the ex-PY6 (new MY1) community! I hope you have all had a relaxing and enjoyable summer with friends and family. Skagerak Middle School begins Monday, 19th of August at kl 08:40. Please note the new, earlier start time. 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. For those with younger siblings, please note that our morning SFO for Kindergarten and Primary will begin on Tuesday morning at kl 07:30.

Homeroom Contact Teachers

  • MY1 – Kathrine Fredriksen
  • MY2 – Lucia Duin
  • MY3 – Linda Sloan
  • MY4 – Sarah Sommerschield

Important MYP dates

  • Thursday, 15 August: New Parent Information Meeting kl 16:30
  • Thursday, 15 August: Contact Teacher Meetings kl 17:30
  • Monday 26 – Wednesday 28 August: MY1+2 Strand Camp
  • Monday 26 – Wednesday 28 August: MY3+4 Trollaktiv Adventure Camp
  • More information, such as itineraries and packing lists, will be given to the students during the first week of school.

Who's who in the MYP:

  • Middle school Vice Principal – Tony Egan
  • MYP Coordinator – Katheryn Tester
  • Counsellor – Kathrine Fredriksen

Stay Connected at Skagerak International School

The MYP 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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