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Posted Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 3:30:05 PM

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 Friday, Apr 20, 2018 12:46:00 PM

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 Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 4:23:00 PM

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 Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 2:32:45 PM

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 Monday, Apr 16, 2018 12:06:00 PM

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 Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 4:32:00 PM

Skagerak Playmakers presents Animal Farm, 6-8 April

Read all about it in Sandefjords Blad

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Posted Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 2:51:00 PM

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 Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 1:55:52 PM

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 Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 1:47:04 PM

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 Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018 10:17:08 AM

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 Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018 3:30:11 PM

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 Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018 12:35:16 PM

Middle school Prom 4 February

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Posted Monday, Jan 29, 2018 12:57:00 PM

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 Thursday, Jan 18, 2018 11:41:28 AM

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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Posted Friday, Jan 12, 2018 3:59:00 PM

Crescendo Music School, Winter/Spring 2018

The Vocal Ensemble Club aims at developing individual singing skills, singing within a group, the basic musical skills of pitch, rhythm and expression through musical vocal techniques for the young singer. Rehearsals will be held on Thursdays from 15:30 - 16:30.

Crescendo also offers individual or group lessons in:

Piano - Wednesdays

Voice - Thursdays

Guitar - Tuesdays

Sign up for two trial lessons without enrollment commitment. If your child is interested, or if you would like more information please contact Crescendo Music School at 93443316 or email meikeseth@cresc.no

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Posted Friday, Jan 12, 2018 3:59:00 PM

Better Internet for Kids

The European Commission's Better Internet for Kids, is a core service platform designed to create a better and safer internet for children and young people. Click on the link below to learn more about BIK and to explore the multitude of resources that are available.

https://www.betterinternetforkids.eu/

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Posted Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 4:01:32 PM

MY4 performance - 18 January


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Posted Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 1:20:53 PM

Homework Assistance

Homework Club has resumed in 2018. After school homework assistance is provided on each Monday, 3:15 to 4:00 pm, and Tuesday, from 2:45 to 4:00 pm, for all PY2-MY4 students. Students are welcome to attend if they would like some help with their homework from a member of staff.

Assisting staff for 2018 is Ms Kristina Unhjem, kristina.unhjem@skagerak.org, and unless notice is given otherwise, the homework club meets in the PY3 classroom.

All students who come to homework club must have homework to do and a book to read or drawing materials to use, should they complete their homework before they are collected. If the student attends SFO regularly, he/she will be sent to SFO when homework is completed. This is meant to be a peaceful space where a student can work quietly and receive assistance as needed.

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Posted Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 2:53:45 PM

New PE and sport facilities at Sandarhallen from January 2018

We are excited to announce that PE classes will be relocated from Runarhallen to Sandarhallen, starting immediately after the holiday. Beginning Monday 8 January, all classes will now occur at Sandarhallen. None of the times for the classes will change, only the location. It is important to consider how this may affect your regular routines from home.

Class

PY1-2

PY3-4

PY5-6

MY1-2

MY3-4

Y11

Y11

PHE day

Wednesdays

Mondays

Wed.

Tuesdays

Tuesdays

Thursdays

Fridays

PHE time

Kl.1300-1515

Kl.1300-1515

Kl. 0900-11:30

Kl. 0900-1045

Kl. 1230-1415

Kl. 1345-1415

Kl. 1345-1415

Arrival and dismissal

Bus to and from school provided

Bus to and from school provided

Bus to and from school provided

Make own way to and from gym.

Make own way to and from gym.

Make own way to and from gym.

Make own way to and from gym.


More details and a map can be found on our letter home.

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Posted Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 11:14:48 AM

Bottle drive for Doctors without Borders, 10-12 January

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Posted Friday, Dec 8, 2017 4:58:48 PM

Santa Hat Day - 14 December

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Posted Friday, Dec 8, 2017 2:28:00 PM

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
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Posted Friday, Dec 8, 2017 10:10:51 AM

Flea market 12 December - 11:30-15:30

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Posted Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017 4:37:34 PM

Zulufadder House Team Competition Results

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the House Team competition to support Zulufadder in South Africa. House points have been awarded to both the Middle and Primary schools as follows:

Green Team: 40 points

Yellow Team: 30 points

Red Team: 20 points

Blue Team: 10 points

All the stationery and games will be delivered to Zulufadder on December 17th!


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Posted Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017 1:39:57 PM

Parent Technology Evening - 7 December, 19:00

We have the pleasure of inviting all parents of our MY1-MY4 students in the Art room for a Parent Technology Evening on Thursday 7 December. Interested parents of PY5 and PY6 students are also invited to join us.

This evening will focus on the technology the students are currently using in class such as OneNote, Sharepoint and Managebac. We will be going through these 3 programmes through the eyes of a Middle School parent, and help identify ways to best support or follow along with students at Skagerak. It is my hope that both new and veteran parents will find this evening useful.

Topics covered include:

  • Following the curriculum and homework calendars on Managebac
  • Navigating the Sharepoint and Inquiry pages relating to ongoing units in the various disciplines
  • OneNote technology and the learning tools embedded within

Cakes and coffee will be served for this information evening. Please bring a laptop or/and Ipad for some hands on training! Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about this, or any additional technology topics you would like covered.

James Tester

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Posted Friday, Nov 10, 2017 4:07:00 PM

First Skagerak PechaKucha Night, November 14th

Skagerak students are organising a Café Night for PechaKucha presentations. "PechaKucha 20x20" is a simple presentation format where 20 images are shown, each for 20 seconds, with an accompanying monologue. For more information about this interesting format, click here.


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Posted Friday, Oct 27, 2017 3:20:00 PM

MY3 Leaders

MY3 are working on leadership skills through organised games and play with Kindergarten and Primary School children.

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Posted Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 5:36:34 PM

House team competition for Primary and Middle school - Zulufadder Action and Service

For the month of November, the Zulufadder Action and Service group is collecting stationery, construction games and board games (instructions in English) in good condition. These donations will be taken to the Zulufadder charity in South Africa in December. The House Team that brings the most will be awarded 40 points, second most 30 points, third most 20 points, and least 10 points. Both Middle and Primary School house teams will be awarded these points for their combined donations. Please put your donations in your house team boxes in Reception in the red building.

For more information about Zulufadder, follow this link: https://www.zulufadder.no/om-zulufadder/

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Posted Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Middle school Halloween Movie Night, Friday 27 October

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Posted Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 5:21:00 PM

High school information meeting, 16 November at 18:00

We invite you to an information meeting for students and parents/guardians on Thursday 16 November at 18:00. The school's educational program will be presented by the high school principal, Kjeld Jørgen Glittenberg.

Skagerak offers a three year pre-university education taught in English: the Norwegian Vg1 international studiespesialisering (Year 11) is followed by the two year International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma in Vg2 and Vg3.

Come and find out what makes Skagerak different!

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Posted Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 3:41:05 PM

Cyber bullying/Internet awareness/Gaming seminar, 2 November

On Thursday November 2nd we will have a guest speaker, David Hasseløy from Barnevakten, coming to the school to speak with parents about cyber bullying, internet awareness and gaming addiction.

The last time we had a visit from Barnevakten about internet awareness was in March 2015 and we remember the presentation as highly relevant and useful. Given the rapid changes in media and technology, we thought it is a good time to have another session with Barnevakten. The presentation is in English, the PowerPoint slides are in Norwegian. There will be opportunity for interaction and discussion.

If you would like to know more, please visit the Barnevakten webside: http://www.barnevakten.no/

Time: November 2nd at 17:00 – 18:30

Place: Lars Ask auditorium

We think this is an important topic to be addressed and hope that as many as possible can attend.

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Posted Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 10:03:04 AM

Foreldrenettverket 13+, 17 October 6-9 pm

Sandefjord KFU, the police and Lions Club invite all parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and all of those who care for and work with children and youth to a lecture on drug prevention, to be held in the high school auditorium 17 October 6-9 pm.

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Posted Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 4:15:51 PM

Chess Club, time and location change


The Chess Club has a new meeting time. It will meet on Fridays from 15:10 to 16:00 in the Primary School Digital Lounge. Please contact MY2 student, Sebastian Carl, if you have any questions. sebastian.carl@student.skagerak.org



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Posted Friday, Sep 29, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Cultural Diversity Day 2017

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Posted Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 10:49:00 AM

After School Clubs 2017-18

Once again we are offering our students a variety of our after school activities - join us now!


Homework Club for our PY2 to MY4 students meets on Tuesdays 14:45-16:25 in the PY3 classroom. Kristina Unhjem, kristina.unhjem@skagerak.org, will be leading the homework club this year.


Language Clubs

Spanish Club for native/proficient speakers will meet on Wednesdays at 15:15 in the PS Digital Lounge with Cristina Comino, cristina.comino@skagerak.org. Portuguese Club will meet on Mondays at 15:15 in PY5 with Sónia Felix, jacintadafelix@gmail.com. French Club will meet on Tuesdays, 14:45-16:00 in PY5 with Emilie Bevand, emilie.et.sebastian@gmail.com.



Yoga Club will be held on Thursdays, 16:15-17:15, in the HS Library for Middle and High school students. Contact person is Yvonne Folan, yvonne.folan@skagerak.org.



Our popular Chess Club is back and will be run by MY2 student, Sebastian Carl, sebastian.carl@student.skagerak.org. It will be held on Fridays 15:10 to 16:00 in the PY4-6 student lounge.



French Cooking Classes will again be offered by professional chef, Sophia Zidi, sophia@sodelices.com, on Wednesdays 16:30-18:30 and Saturdays 10:00-14:00 in the HS Canteen.


Math Club will meet on Mondays, 15:00-16:00 in the PS Digital Lounge with Mr Tester, james.tester@skagerak.org.



The new Robotics Club, hosted by Mr. Baragwanath, francis.baragwanath@skagerak.org, will be held on Thursdays, 15:15-16:15, in the Computer Lab.

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Posted Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 4:59:41 PM

Skagerak Day, September 24th

This annual event, organised by the Parent Council, was a great opportunity to meet and showcase the amazing members of our school community. Below is a link to a video showing some of the day's highlights.

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Posted Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 11:59:37 AM

Skagerak Day, 24 September 12-3 pm

Welcome to the start of the school year and a host of activities on Skagerak Day, Sunday 24 September. The Parent Council is once again organizing this fun filled event for all students and parents on the school playground. There will be a football tournament, talent show, face painting, grilled hamburgers and more! We look forward to seeing as many as possible - sunshine is promised!

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Posted Monday, Sep 18, 2017 6:11:56 PM

Cultural Diversity Day, Thursday 28 September


Sign up for country selection for next week's event! Due date for country selection, options for food donation and volunteer opportunities for this day is this coming Friday 22 September. For more information see your child's contact teacher or parent council representative.

Thank you for helping us to make this day a great showcase of internationalism for our school and the community.

Sign up here

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Posted Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 12:14:00 PM

Dyslexia Café, October 10th

Ms. Nielsen will be hosting a Dyslexia Café in the high school cafeteria on Tuesday, October 10th from 14:45 to 16:00, together with Mr. Tester. All students and parents from across all schools are welcome to attend to discuss and share ideas and strategies for supporting dyslexia and dyscalculia. Please email Ms. Nielsen marianne.nielsen@skagerak.org if you have any questions or suggestions for topics. We are looking forward to a good turnout! Coffee will be served.


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Posted Monday, Sep 11, 2017 2:16:18 PM

International Mindedness





We encourage parents to become more familiar with the IBO in general, and in particular with the IB Community Blog. Click into this great new article about International Mindedness and learn more!

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    • FriApr27 Sustainability Museum 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

      Culmination of the Middle school focus week on sustainable consumption and purposeful reuse.

    • MonApr30 School holiday

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