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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 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 10:10:51 AM

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

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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 Monday, Oct 30, 2017 2:05:24 PM

High school Spirit Week - Monday 30 October to Friday 3 November

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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 Friday, Sep 29, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Cultural Diversity Day 2017

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Posted Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 11:59:00 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 Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 12:52:26 PM

Cultural Diversity Day - 28 September 2017

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Posted Friday, Aug 25, 2017 1:45:15 PM

CAS - Action and Service fair - Thursday 31 August 11:30 - 12:30















All Middle school MY3 and MY4 students, as well as all High school students are invited to participate in the CAS - Action and Service fair to be held on Thursday 31 August, 11:30 - 12:30. Get involved and choose what interests you the most! More information from Ms Folan.

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Posted Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017 5:54:00 PM

Kenja CAS Quiz Night - 8 June - 16:30


Support the Kenya CAS by attending a fun and eventful evening in the high school canteen, where there will be several quizzes, prizes and pizza. Profit will be used to the directly support our sister school in Nairobi, Kenya with books, stationary and whatever else they might Hope to see you there!

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Posted Monday, May 15, 2017 7:25:25 PM

17th May at Skagerak International School

Wednesday is Norway's constitutional day, 17. mai, and we at Skagerak celebrate this annual event with the community. Here is some useful information about this day below:

  • the Parent Council is arranging a breakfast beginning at 7:45 am in the high school cafeteria. Waffle and coffee sales will be held to support the Parent Council
  • around 8:15am, Primary and Middle school students will hold a flag ceremony
  • just before 9am, PY1-DP2 we will march along Framnesveien and first meet Framnes skole and the Framnes Jr. music corp at Coop Xtra, and then Ormestad skole at Rema 1000. Parents and siblings are welcomed to join us during this part of the parade! PY1 will walk with us or meet us in town
  • at 10 am the 17th of May ceremony begins in Badeparken. Hipp hipp hurra!
  • at 10:20, Skagerak PY1 to DP2 students and staff will march through town, returning to Badeparken by 11:30. As always, we do ask that Primary and Middle school students inform their homeroom teacher before leaving the festivities.


Things to remember

  • students meeting in town should notify their homeroom teachers beforehand
  • be sure your child has comfortable shoes for standing and marching
  • if rain is forecasted, no umbrellas please - rain jacket or poncho is best
  • When you collect your child, be sure to inform the class teacher in person. Please collect them from Badeparken, not along the parade route
  • Students should leave gum, candy, noise makers, silly spray, etc at home

Enjoy the day! Gratulerer med dagen!

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Posted Friday, May 12, 2017 6:57:26 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


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Posted Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 6:16:28 PM

Skagerak's Got Talent Show, 3 May

Middle and High school students proudly present the annual Skagerak's Got Talen Show in the Lars Ask Auditorium on Wednesday 3 May at 17:00.

50 kr for adulst, 30 kr for students and free for all under 12 years of age.

Enjoy the fun!


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Posted Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 9:47:00 PM

Alternative timetables

The Norwegian teachers union, Utdanningsforbundet, has taken out from Thursday 23 March, 36 of their members on strike at Skagerak International School. We regret the inconvenience this causes for our students and their parents.

Alternative timetables have been emailed to parents and students, and have been posted on the news blogs for the Primary and Middle school students.

Please see the press release in Norwegian or English or listen to the debate on NRK1 Vestfold with director Hans Jørgen Firing.

For further information, please read Utdanningsforbundet's most recent declaration of their strategy against private schools (in English and Norwegian) and a statement from the leader of Utdanningsforbundet about Kamp mot økt kommersialisering.

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Posted Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 3:52:44 PM

Calling all carpenters...

The school library is interested in acquiring new wooden bins to hold the picture book collection in the Primary School section of the library. Do we have any parents or grandparents in the school community with carpentry skills? Please contact the school librarians, Sue Budd (sue.budd@skagerak.org) or Maura Brattested (maura.brattested@skagerak.org), if you are interested and able!


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Posted Monday, Mar 13, 2017 11:39:00 AM

Skagerak Playmakers present Oliver Twist, 31 March and 1 April

Everyone is invited toVerdensteateret on Kongensgate on 31 March and 1 April for this year's production, Oliver Twist.

Oliver Twist is a dramatic story, told in English, about a young orphan boy who finds himself alone on the streets of London in 1831. His is befriended by thieves and pickpockets, later rescued by a wealthy family and finally finds out about his true identity.

25 actors, ages 9-19 years have been skillfully directed by John Goodnow in recreating pre-Victorian London. Tickets available at the door. Adults: kr 150; children/students kr 50; Family ticket Kr 350

Come and enjoy yet another fantastic production from our very own theatre group!



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Posted Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 2:35:02 PM

IB Diploma Visual Arts Exhibition 2017


On Monday 13 March 6-8 pm, 4 students from our IB Diploma programme will be exhibiting their works created during their 2 year study of visual arts. The Visual Arts department is proud to present their creative works and all members of the Skagerak community are invited to participate in the opening of the exhibition.

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Posted Friday, Feb 10, 2017 3:04:16 PM

NIBS conference held at Skagerak

Skagerak hosted the annual NIBS conference (Norwegian International Baccalaureate Schools) on Thursday 9 February. Over 60 heads and coordinators from all areas of Norway were gathered to discuss and collaborate about IB education in Norway. It was a successful day and a perfect opportunity to showcase the great things that are happening at our school.

After being greeted by our young hosts from PY5, the participants were entertained with the PY2 class in the opening ceremony, before starting the scheduled individual sessions.

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Posted Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 1:20:55 PM

Art classes for Middle and High school students

On Wednesday the 8th of February the very talented artist Lizz Daniels will start working with Skagerak students to help give the cafeteria a facelift and teach practical art techniques.

She has agreed to teach students after school for 6 sessions starting on the 8th at 16.00 ...meet up in the cafeteria.

The art course costs 50kr per session ... a total of 300kr for 6 classes. This can be invoiced home or paid in cash or by VIPPS 41069691 Code word ART CLASS

Please email Yvonne Folan yvonne.folan@skagerak.org ASAP to book your spot ..there are limited spaces so places will be offered to those who sign up first.

This counts as both a SERVICE and CAS activity. (Service and Creativity)

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Posted Friday, Feb 3, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Digital January 2017 reports now issued


A note to all parents that the digital copy of their child's January 2017 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 Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 5:41:00 PM

Information meeting for high school students

Welcome to our information meeting on Monday, 13 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 Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 4:17:45 PM

Thank you!

A very big thank you to all students and families who have supported our holiday bottle drive. We collected kr 675 worth of empty bottles and have donated the sum to 'Doctors without Borders' - every bit helps!

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Posted Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 12:29:00 PM

MY5 Personal Project Exhibition


On Wednesday, 8 February, Skagerak International School will be showcasing this year's MY5 Personal Projects. MY5 students have been working hard for the past five months to plan and create a product for the culmination of their MYP certificate.

We will begin with an opening ceremony in Lars Ask auditorium from 6:16 to 6:30 pm. The projects will then be on display in the Study Room from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

We look forward to seeing you at the Exhibition!

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Posted Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 10:28:00 AM

Bottle drive 4-13 January



Drop off all refundable cans and bottles to the front reception in the Primary/Middle school building, and help us contribute to 'Doctors without Borders'. Last day for delivery is Friday 13 January. Thank you for your support!

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    • TueDec17 Last day of school
    • WedDec18 First day of December break

      School closed to students 18 December to 3 January


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