Posted Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 4:03:00 PM
Skagerak's Sustainability Initiative is partnering with the Humble Brush Company to bring sustainable goods to our community. These toothbrushes are designed in Sweden and developed by dentists. They are made out of bamboo, are biodegradable, vegan friendly and animal cruelty free.
In the order form, please inidicate the type and quantity of brushes you would like. Delivery is estimated to be the end of November 2018. After your order has been placed, please be sure to VIPPS the total amount owing to Skagerak VIPPS #500583 and add the message 'BAMBOO_YOUR NAME'
Any proceeds gained will be donated to ABCs and Rice, a Cambodian NGO who uses donated dental care products to support local families in need.
For more information, please contact Katheryn Tester or visit Humble's website: https://thehumble.co/
Join us in our initiative to reduce our consumption of plastic goods and make the world a better place to be!
Posted Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 3:05:00 PM
MY4 work experience days, 26 & 27 November
On Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 November, MY4 students will spend two days shadowing a job that they feel would be of interest to them. Job shadowing is intended to give students a realistic picture to the relevant tasks and responsibilities for a job where appropriate. Hosts are encouraged to give tasks that are meaningful and engage students which can help them develop key employ-ability skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, communication and time management. A survey will be distributed at the end of the second day so that hosts can give feedback on the student and their experience.
Here is the link to the form for those who are willing to host students. This form will remain open until Friday 26 October. Ms Sarah Sommerschield or Ms Fredriksen will contact you by 01 November to confirm student placement and make any further arrangements as necessary.
Thank you for investing your time and expertise in the Skagerak community.
Posted Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 10:41:30 AM
Skagerak International School hosts not only Forskerfabrikkens summer course but also courses held druing the evening throughout the school year.
Sign up for the latest course
starting in November. Students in PY4-6 and MY1 will be introduced to the fascinating world of science. Through their own research and experiments they will learn about nature through biology, physics and chemistry. Sign up through Forskerfabrikkens
Posted Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018 3:33:46 PM
ManageBac and Teams
The following guide has been presented at the parent meeting as well as a copy sent home by email, but we are also posting it below for a couple of weeks for convenience. Please contact the school if you have any questions.
Posted Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018 3:08:00 PM
After school clubs 2018-19
School clubs start from Monday 10 September.
Homework Club for our PY2 to MY4 students meets on Mondays 3:15-4:00 pm, Tuesdays 2:45-4:00 pm in the PY3 classroom. Kristina Unhjem, firstname.lastname@example.org, is responsible for the homework club this year.
The Math Club, lead by our principal Mr Tester, email@example.com, will be held in the PC Lab on Mondays from 3:15 to 4:00 pm - for all grade levels.
Our popular Chess Club is continuing and will be run by principal James Tester, in the PY4-5-6 hallway after school on Thursdays, 3:15-4:00 pm - for all grade levels.
The French Language Club for proficient speakers is meeting on Tuesdays at 2:45-3:45 pm in the PY4 classroom and is led by Emilie D F Bevand, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Polish Language Club for proficient speakers will meet in the PY3 classroom on Tuesdays 2:45 pm to 4:00 pm. Justina Sliwinska can be contacted for details, email@example.com. Start up depends on the number of students.
This year we are starting up with a German Language Club for proficient speakers. It will be held on Tuesdays from 2:45 to 4:00 pm in PY6. Contact persons are Pia and Lutz Lundberg, firstname.lastname@example.org.
New this year is Brainobrain, a programme emphasizing concentration and mathematics skills. Please contact Brainobrain directly for more information and signing up: email@example.com. It is held in the PY5 classroom on Tuesdays 2:30-4:30 pm. There is a fee for this service.
Our Robotics Club is expanding and we will have Robotics on Wednesdays 3:15-4:00 pm for all students and for PY3 on Tuesdays at Primary lunchtime, 12:45-1:00 pm. Both classes are held in room 401. Mr Baragwanath, firstname.lastname@example.org, is still responsible for the club.
New this year is our Sewing Club - an exciting handicraft club, initiated by our Middle school students. It is held in the library on Mondays, 3:15-4:30. Please contact Lea Mathilde in MY2 for more information, email@example.com
Do you have any extra small jobs around the home or perhaps you need a babysitter? Our SFO supervisor Ms Carol King, has compiled a list of Middle and High school students interested in offering their services for a fee - please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Future Problem Solvers is back, run by Ms Schäfer. It is held in room 401 on Fridays from 8:00 to 8:45 am. Please contact Ms Schäfer for more information, email@example.com.
Interested in the theatre? Either back stage or acting - do not forget Skagerak's very own Skagerak Playmakers. This year's production is Alice in Wonderland - see more details on their very own site webpage here.
Posted Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 4:04:27 PM
A course for improving maths and concentration skills, PY2-MY2
Posted Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 3:47:17 PM
Skagerak Day Volunteers
Skagerak Day is September 2nd and the Parent Council Event Committee is looking for volunteers to provide baked goods, and to assist in the cafeteria and grilling station. Please click on the link below for more information.
Posted Monday, Aug 13, 2018 7:15:00 PM
Dear Middle School families
Welcome back to returning MYP veterans, new families joining Skagerak and the ex-PY6 community! I hope you all have had a relaxing and enjoyable summer with friends and family. Mddle school begins Monday, 20th of August, at kl. 08:55. Students and parents are welcome to arrive from kl.08:30 and meet the Skagerak staff. The first day of school is a full day and students will be dismissed at kl.15:10. For those with younger siblings, please note that our morning SFO for Kindergarten and Primary will begin on Tuesday morning at kl. 07:30.
Ms Lesley Schäfer
Ms Kathrine Fredriksen
Ms Katheryn Tester
Ms Sarah Sommerschield
Stationery list 18/19
Important MYP Dates
16 August: Contact Teacher Meetings kl. 18:00
20 August: New Parent Information Meeting kl. 19:00
*Wednesday 22 – Friday 24 August: MY1+2 Strand Camp
*Monday 27 – Wednesday 29 August: MY3+4 Trollaktiv Adventure Camp
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 2018/2019 school year for all three school programmes.
- Click here to follow the school calendar!
- If you're a Facebook member, the Skagerak Community Page is a place to get school community updates, via parents in your feed
We look forward to seeing new and familiar faces soon. Enjoy your last few days of summer!
James Tester, Principal
Posted Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018 10:08:20 AM
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 Friday, Jun 8, 2018 11:25:42 AM
Posted Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 1:12:13 PM
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 Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:59:15 PM
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 Tuesday, May 29, 2018 3:12:23 PM
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 Tuesday, May 22, 2018 3:03:15 PM
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 Tuesday, May 22, 2018 11:46:57 AM
Order your 17-18 yearbook today - Deadline 29 May
Posted Tuesday, May 15, 2018 3:10:27 PM
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 Tuesday, May 15, 2018 12:44:37 PM
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 Friday, May 11, 2018 5:33:00 PM
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 Tuesday, May 8, 2018 12:25:00 PM
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 Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 2:30:05 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!
Posted Friday, Apr 20, 2018 11:46:00 AM
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 3:23:00 PM
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 Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 1:32:45 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
Posted Monday, Apr 16, 2018 11:06:00 AM
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 Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 3:32:00 PM
Posted Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 1:51:00 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.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 12:55:52 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, email@example.com, will be leading the homework club this year.
This is only for students who have homework to complete.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 12:47:04 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.
Posted Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018 9:17:08 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018 2:30:11 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.
Posted Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018 11:35:16 AM
Posted Monday, Jan 29, 2018 11:57:00 AM
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org in the accounts department if you have any questions regarding your account with us.
Posted Thursday, Jan 18, 2018 10:41:28 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.
Posted Friday, Jan 12, 2018 2:59:00 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 email@example.com
Posted Friday, Jan 12, 2018 2:59:00 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.
Posted Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 3:01:32 PM
Posted Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 12:20:53 PM
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, firstname.lastname@example.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.
Posted Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 1:53:45 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.
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.
Posted Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 10:14:48 AM
Bottle drive for Doctors without Borders, 10-12 January
Posted Friday, Dec 8, 2017 3:58:48 PM