Posted Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 12:01:00 PM
MYP Personal Project exhibition - 22 January, 6 pm
As part of their formal completion for the Middle Years Programme, our Y11 MYP certificate students have been working on their Personal Projects over the past few months. Please join us in supporting them at their exhibition for their products next Tuesday 22 January at kl.1800 in the high school building. This will give you good insight into this independent project and the many ways our students decide to inquire.
Posted Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 3:38:42 PM
Support our bottle drive!
Save your extra bottles from the holidays to support Doctors Without Borders. This organization brings medical humanitarian assistance to victims of conflict, natural disasters, epidemics or healthcare exclusion. Collections can be dropped off inside the red building until January 18th, 2019 and middle school students will be returning the bottles for pant to support this NGO. Thank you for your support!
Posted Friday, Dec 14, 2018 1:55:22 PM
School canteen closed next week
A reminder to pack a lunch on Monday and Tuesday, as the canteen will not be open.
Posted Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 8:56:00 AM
Last day of school notices
Wednesday 19 December is a half school day and all students will be dismissed at 12 noon. There will be no SFO in the afternoon that day. Parents and students should collect all cloakroom items (boots, hats, coats etc.) so that that the school can be cleaned. All items in Lost and Found will be donated to charity on 20 December if not claimed.
Have a wonderful holiday and we will see you on 7 January!
Posted Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 4:11:36 PM
Posted Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 1:28:57 PM
MY2 students collecting supplies for school in Zambia
MY2 students and sisters, Charlotte and Madeleine Andersen, have started a service initiative for helping a school in Zambia. They are collecting school supplies to bring with them when they visit the school during the December holiday. For more information about their project and suggestions for donations, please click on the link below.
Posted Monday, Dec 3, 2018 2:56:11 PM
Energy Drink Free-Zone
We would like to remind all parents that high-sugar, high-caffeine energy drinks are not permitted at Skagerak during the school day. We have spoken to the local distributors about the legal requirements for selling these drinks to students, but we are still having difficulty keeping the drinks off-campus. Please have a conversation with your son and/or daughter about this and help us make Skagerak a healthier and more productive learning community.
Posted Thursday, Nov 22, 2018 7:14:49 AM
MY4 Students in NRK Klassequizen
Representing Skagerak in NRK's Klassequizen this year are Viktor Borgos, Othilie Paulsson, Mathias Schaathun and Daniela de la Garza. Klassequizen is an annual nationwide knowledge quiz for 10th graders. The radio-aired competition starts locally in Vestfold and winning teams have the opportunity to advance to compete in the national final competition next spring. We wish them the best of luck!
Posted Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 11:31:56 AM
PY3 fundraiser for UNICEF, Friday 19 October
Popcorn for kr 10 a cup!
Posted Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 4:04:15 PM
Parent Conferences October 17th. Classes cancelled.
All classes (PY1-DP2) will be cancelled on Wednesday October 17th due to Parent Conferences that are scheduled for all three sections of the school – Primary, Middle and High School. In addition, SFO and after-school clubs are cancelled as well.
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.