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Posted Thursday, Nov 7, 2019 4:40:59 PM

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.

Congratulations!


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Posted Friday, Nov 1, 2019 3:37:17 PM

Information meeting for high school students, Monday 11 November 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 Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 3:38:39 PM

The MY4 show - 7 November

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Posted Monday, Oct 28, 2019 1:04:55 PM

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 Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 5:28:00 PM

Fantasy Night, 30 October 17:30-20:00


Parent Council invites all small 'boys and ghouls' in Kindergarten and Primary school to Monster Mash Costume Bash at Skagerak's Haunted House at Kariåsen - always a fun evening with surprises for all ages!

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Posted Friday, Sep 13, 2019 12:14:22 PM

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 Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 4:56:00 PM

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 Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 10:15:25 AM

CAS fair 5 September

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Posted Friday, Aug 16, 2019 2:43:00 PM

Welcome to a new school year

Welcome back to returning students/families and new families joining Skagerak. High School begins Monday, 19th of August at kl 09:00. The first day of school is a full day. For those of you that are returning student you will be able to log in to ManageBac to see your time table Thursday 15 August. New students will get access to their time table first day of school. From Tuesday 20 August first period will start at 8:45.

Below you will find a summary of the 2019/20 contact teacher contact information, important upcoming dates the first weeks.

Contact Teachers

Year 11
Mr Fisher (jeffrey.fischer@skagerak.org)
Mr Elbestawy (mostafa.elbestawy@skagerak.org)
Ms Samuda (sonja.samuda@skagerak.org)
Mr Sandvik (torbjorn.sandvik@skagerak.org)

DP1
Mr Dimmen (helge.dimmen@skagerak.org)
Mr Mr Bliss (marc.bliss@skagerak.org)
Ms Malamova (elisaveta.malamova@skagerak.org)
Mr Longoria (daniel.longoria@skagerak.org)

DP2
Ms Burke (katharine.stavrinou@skagerak.org)
Ms Glittenberg (jenny.glittenberg@skagerak.org)
Ms Stacy (shari.stacy@skagerak.org)


Important dates

Saturday, 17 August - New Parent/Student Assembly and Information Meeting kl 13:00-15:0

Monday 19 August - First day of school, starts 9:00

Wednesday 21 August - DP2 EE day

Monday 26-Friday 30 August - England theatre trip

Wednesday 28 – Friday 30 August - Y11 Besseggen and Sjoa trip - details have been sent out.

Thursday 29 August - Høyt og Lavt. DP1, DP2 and those Y11 students not attending the trip to Besseggen


Who's who in the High School

High School Vice Principal and DP coordinator - Mr Niklas Winander (niklas.winander@skagerak.org)

High School Dean of Students and Staff and CAS coordinator - Ms Yvonne Folan (yvonne.folan@skagerak.org)

University Placement Counsellor - Ms Jenny Glittenberg (jenny.glittenberg@skagerak.org)


Stay Connected at Skagerak International School

  • The high school 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 Facebook member, the Skagerak Community Page is a place to get school community updates, via parents in your feed.
  • The high school Facebook account and Instagram are the places to find live assembly videos and picture updates of student learning. Please follow for highlights and pictures if on facebook or instagram.


Kind regards

Kjeld-Jørgen Glittenberg

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Posted Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019 1:15:00 PM

Welcome back to a new year

Welcome back! I hope you all have had a relaxing and enjoyable summer with friends and family. Kindergarten and Primary School begins Monday, 19th of August, at kl 08:45. 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. There is afternoon SFO until 4:30 on Monday with Ms. Carol for those who need it. Please notify your child's homeroom teacher if they are attending SFO on the first day. Morning SFO for Kindergarten and Primary will begin on Tuesday morning at 7:30.

Homeroom contact teachers

Kindergarten

  • KG Ms Daniela Allen
  • KG Ms Monica Herrebrøden

Primary

  • PY1 Ms Tracey Leys
  • PY2 Tru Andersen
  • PY3 Ms Cortina Nystad
  • PY4 Ms Leslie Taschner
  • PY5 Ms Margaret Goodnow, Ms Emma O'Bryan
  • PY6 Ms Blythe Siddal

For the first day, your child should bring a snack, lunch, a water bottle, pencils, erasers, indoor shoes, and weather appropriate clothing. If your child is attending afternoon SFO, they will need an additional snack for the late afternoon. Homeroom teachers will be sending additional information home, as well as the link to school start-up forms, including medical information and permission forms.

Once again, this year much of the school information will be digital and the Seesaw programme will be added to regularly. New parents and those unfamiliar with Seesaw will have more information and training coming up!

Important PYP dates

  • Thursday, 15 August: New Parent Information Meeting kl 16:30
  • Thursday, 15 August: Contact Teacher Meetings kl 17:30

Who's who in the PYP:

  • Primary school Vice Principal – Margaret Goodnow
  • Primary school Vice Principal – Lesley Schäfer
  • PYP Coordinator – Andrea Helgesen

Stay Connected at Skagerak International School

The PYP 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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Posted Friday, Jun 21, 2019 2:00:00 PM




Have a great summer holiday!

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Posted Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 11:46:00 AM

Future Problem Solvers in USA

Skagerak always travels well, but the Future Problem Solvers really impressed the plane passengers and the crew en route to Boston! More fans are now following their quest in the USA! We wish them the best of luck!


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Posted Wednesday, Jun 5, 2019 10:53:15 AM

Skagerak Primary School Activity Day - 12 June

Please prepare your child with: A healthy snack, lunch, water bottle, hat, active clothing, running shoes, sunscreen and rain gear if needed. Please make sure the name of your child is visible on their belongings to prevent articles being lost or misplaced.


This is an all day, outdoor event at Knattholmen Leirsted. Students will be transported by bus to/from the Primary School location. Everyone should come prepared to be outside and active for the duration of the day.

** Students are asked to wear their team colors for the day of the event **

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Posted Monday, Jun 3, 2019 4:33:00 PM

Cultural Diversity Day, 18 June 2019

Follow the Cultural Diversity Day Celebrations link for all details.

Parents and members of the community are most welcome to attend, assist and/or volunteer at the event alongside their children. If you wish to contribute in any way, please fill in the Cultural Diversity Day – Volunteer and donation form. We will confirm your donation by Friday 14 June.

Here is the preliminary timeline for the day:

Kl.0830 on wards

Food drop offs to the high school cafeteria

Approximate timings

PS

MS

HS

Morning

PS students – inquiry into "developing identity through cultural commonalities" theme using their scavenger hunt items

MS students – individual inquiry into "developing identity through cultural commonalities" theme using their scavenger hunt items

Regular classes in session

Lunch

Lunch in classrooms

students bring their own lunches. Cafeteria closed

13:00

Opening Ceremony, Parade

13:45

Celebration of culture (food stands, dance presentations etc)

16:00

Event ends

1600-1630

Event Clean up

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Posted Tuesday, May 28, 2019 4:27:14 PM

Skagerak Summer Camp

This summer, for the very first time we are excited to offer our Skagerak Summer Camp. We know there is a need for quality child care during the summer vacation so we are really keen to provide this much needed service to the community. The focus will be on fun and learning and the program will be delivered in English. For ages 5 to 12, during weeks 26, 27, 32 and 33.

See our information flyer for more details and our sign up link below.


Sign up due date 7 June.

Skagerak Summer Camp registration

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Posted Friday, May 24, 2019 2:45:00 PM

Connections - Yearbook for 19/20 - order deadline 5 June

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Posted Monday, May 20, 2019 4:00:00 PM

Future Problem Solvers - to the USA!

FPSPI is a U.S. non-profit organization established in 1974, and has grown into an international academic program, challenging students to think creatively and futuristically. Since its inception, the program has grown to include students from 13 countries and 36 states in the US. Over 23,000 students officially participated in 2018-19.

Skagerak is sending 18 students to this year's FPS conference held at the university of Massachusett, near Boston, USA

Read all about it in Sandefjords Blad

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Posted Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4:05:36 PM

Skagerak community is invited to join the dedication of The Elisabeth Norr Library

Skagerak International School is pleased to announce the dedication of its Senior School Library in honour of the school's founder, Elisabeth Norr. The Skagerak community is invited to join the dedication celebration during the its 17th of May breakfast celebration at 8:30.

Ms. Norr has been called Skagerak's "first lady," recognised for opening the school nearly 30 years ago. She subsequently guided Skagerak to the flagship reputation it enjoys today, both here in Norway and internationally. Ms Norr's passion for high quality teaching, combined with her desire to offer students only the best, led her to share her teaching experience from around the world; returning eventually to Sandefjord and establishing Skagerak International School in 1990. Ms. Norr has provided an opportunity for many thousands of students to attend an international school and experience the International Baccalaureate Programme.

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Posted Tuesday, May 14, 2019 3:36:00 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.

This year, we will have an extra special 17 of May morning where we will also be formally recognizing the founder of our school- Ms Elisabeth Norr

07:45 Breakfast - Rolls, waffles, coffee, tea and juice may be purchased
08:00 Flag ceremony with speeches and the national anthem
08:30 Dedication of the Elisabeth Norr library
09:00
Skagerak students leave to join with Framnes skole to walk to town
LocationSkagerak International School, high school cafeteria

Join us and celebrate 17th May!

Skagerak school 17th May programme

Sandefjord kommune 17th May programme

Where to meet up in Badeparken


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Posted Friday, Apr 26, 2019 5:15:01 PM

PYP 2019 Exhibition - Tuesday 30 April 6 pm

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Posted Friday, Apr 12, 2019 10:09:00 AM

Lost and Found items should be collected today

Some of these lost and found belongings might come in handy during the spring break, so please come and have a look. Uncollected items will be donated after the holiday.

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Posted Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019 1:16:02 PM

FPS fundraiser - join us for fun at the students vs staff hockey game

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Posted Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019 11:03:52 AM

Shreya Sen, Art for a Cause

DP1 student Shreya Sen will be displaying her art at Sandefjord's public library for the month of April, as part of her CAS activities. This is her first solo exhibit and any sales income will be donated to charity. We hope that many from the Skagerak community can visit the library and support her CAS activity. With such obvious talent, we wish her the very best in any future artistic endeavours!

Read all about it in Sandefjords Blad.

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Posted Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019 11:01:03 AM

Shreya Sen, Art for a Cause

DP1 student Shreya Sen will be displaying her art at Sandefjord's public library for the month of April, as part of her CAS activities. This is her first solo exhibit and any sales income will be donated to charity. We hope that many from the Skagerak community can visit the library and support her CAS activity. With such obvious talent, we wish her the very best in any future artistic endeavours!

Read all about it in Sandefjords Blad.

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Posted Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 5:10:00 PM
Posted Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Skagerak Playmakers presents Alice in Wonderland

Skagerak Playmakers presents Alice in Wonderland based on the book from 1865 by Louis Carroll

  • at Verdensteateret
  • on 5-6-7 April
  • price kr 150 for adults, kr 50 for students/children

Read all about it in Sandefjords Blad

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Posted Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 3:15:00 PM

School strike for the climate

On Friday 22 March, Skagerak Middle school students will be joining students from other Sandefjord ungdomsskoler, in support of the worldwide youth movement demanding more environmental friendly political action.

Read all about it in Sandefjords Blad.

And again on 24 May, Skagerak students had another follow up strike to emphasize their concern for the environment.

Read all about it in Sandefjords Blad

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Posted Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 1:00:00 PM

Hiring of international teachers

A new proposal from the Ministry of Education is asking for international teachers to have lived in Norway for 2 years in order to be issued a Norwegian police clearance, as required by Norwegian law. This prevents any direct hiring of international teachers. Actions are being taken to revised this proposal.

Read all about it in Sandefjords Blad.

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Posted Friday, Mar 8, 2019 1:00:00 PM

Fundraising for cancer research

This year's graduating high school class (russ), together with Sandefjord's SVGS, will be fundraising for cancer research. Sunday 17 March is the big day for collection.

Read all about it in Sandefjords Blad.

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Posted Monday, Feb 18, 2019 2:51:17 PM

Barnevakten will be at Skagerak on 28 February 28

Knut Rinden from Barnevakten will be speaking to all levels at Skagerak on Thursday 28 February: PY3-PY6 students from 12-13:15, MY1-4 students 13:30-15:00 and all parents are invited for an evening session for parents only, 17:00-18:30. His talks will address some very current issues of our time:

  • Personal well-being / life-skills
  • Social media / Cyber-bullying
  • Gaming addiction

We are hoping as many as possible can join us to learn about the latest development of digital information for parents.

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    • TueNov12 November Think Tank 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

      School marketing committee open to all parents

    • MonNov18 Teacher professional development day

      School closed for students


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