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Posted Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 3:17:45 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 11:29:00 AM

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 9:28:00 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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Posted Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 4:35:00 PM

Introducing the new high school newspaper, The Fishbowl

Read all about it!

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Posted Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016 1:30:00 PM

A bite of China - 15 November 4 pm

Marco Polo CAS fundraising function, inviting all parents and students across Skagerak.

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Posted Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Tuesday 15 November 2016 6pm

High school students and their parents/guardians are invited to our information meeting in the Lars Ask Auditorium. We welcome you to come and find out what makes Skagerak International School different and how we can make our students fulfill their academic and personal potential.

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Posted Monday, Oct 24, 2016 4:48:00 PM

Skagerak fundraising day, 28 October

Each year our high school students are excused from classes and instead raise money to support Golobal Awareness projects such as Amnesty, Red Cross, Kenya CAS, SOS barnebyer etc. For more information please contact

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Posted Monday, Oct 24, 2016 3:41:00 PM

Monday 31 October Halloween celebration at the high school

A Halloween celebration with a Mexican twist - special taco for lunch for purchase - can you handle the evil chilli!

Face painting and prizes

10:30 Halloween costume contest

16:30 Halloween movie with popcorn and treats

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Posted Monday, Oct 24, 2016 11:37:00 AM

Cultural Diversity Day 2016

Enjoy this year's video with reflections from both students and staff.

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Posted Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 11:46:00 AM

Winter Equipment Sale - Sunday 23 October 10:00-12:30

Winter gear too small? Snow is just round the corner ...come to Skagerak and find a bargain/get a good price for your outgrown skis, skates, goggles and snowgear. All you need to do is reserve a ticket from the Mercy Ships group for a sales pitch (kr 100) - then the rest of the profit is yours to keep.

Email to reserve your pitch. Set up from 9:30, doors open for sales at 10:00.

Any unsold items need to be taken home when you leave please - thank you.

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Posted Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 10:56:00 AM

Program for the day


13: - 13:30Opening assemblyLars Ask Auditorium

13:30 - 14:15 Rotation 1:
Nordic Languages Region
Middle Eastern and African Laguages Region
Building bridges

Møterom and Sigma
Infolab and Upsilon

14:15 -15:00Rotation 2:
English Region
German, French and Italian Region
Math Language

Study Room
Eureka Corridor

15:00 - 15:45Rotation 3:
Indian and Asian Languages Region
European Languages Region
Spanish and Portugues Region

Kappa 1
Kappa 2
Eureka Room

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Posted Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 10:35:00 AM

French Cookery Classes

We are pleased to offer French Cookery Classes to our students. In collaboration with Sophia Zidi a professional French Chef, students can take part in this after School activity which will be run from the High School kitchen.

For Middle School Students this is an after school club 15.30 to 17.00

For High School Students this is a CAS activity from 16.00 to 17.30

All ingredients are locally sourced and organic, this is included in the price.

Please contact Sophia Zidi directly for more details

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Posted Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Congratulations class of 2016!

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Posted Friday, May 27, 2016 3:31:13 PM
Posted Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 4:07:00 PM

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

Enter the world of JRR Tolkien created by Skagerak Playmakers Theatre. Skagerak students from the ages of 9 to 19 are proud to present this year's production, The Hobbit.

Friday 8th April at 6 pm

Saturday 9th April at 6 pm

Sunday 10th April at 3 pm

Tickets at the door

Adults kr 100, Children (under 15) kr 50, Family kr 250

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Posted Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016 4:27:00 PM

Skagerak's Got Talent - Thursday 10 March at 18:00

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Posted Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016 1:10:54 PM
Posted Thursday, Nov 19, 2015 10:36:00 AM

Information meeting 17 November

Thank you to all the parents and students that came to the Information Meeting at Skagerak International School on Tuesday evening, November 17th. We had a fantastic turnout and were happy to welcome potential new students for next year. We would like to invite any student that is interested to visit the school for a day to get to know the teachers and other students.

Contact us at for more information or to fill out an application.

Warm regards,

Kjeld Jørgen Glittenberg

High School Principal

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Posted Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015 12:37:00 PM

Cultural Day in Oslo

On the 29th of October 23 students signed up for a day of cultural exploration in Oslo. The highlight of the trip was a behind the scenes tour of the National Opera in Oslo. From mask making, costume, set design and the acoustics of the performance spaces we had a very educational day. We also got to try out our moves in the rehearsal rooms of the National Ballet and had a private audience with one of the Principal tenors. After lunch we also visited the National Film museum and spent time learning about Norway's film icons. Vadim Vladimirov from DP2 even had a chance to perform on a grand piano and showcase his talents.

A great day and a great group of students.

Yvonne Folan

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Posted Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015 11:28:00 AM

New International Baccalaureate Parent Resource

A new parent portal has been launched by the International Baccalaureate and helps parents of all three programmes to find answers to common questions, links and resources:

IB Information for parents

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Posted Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 7:00:00 AM

All the Fun of the Fair !

On September 10th Students and Staff from across the School joined forces to enjoy a morning of serious fun. The CAS and A&S fair was a great success with students mingling, engaging in presentations from guest speakers and also presenting their different projects.

Over 30 different groups have been created within the School this year including global awareness projects, creative groups and also ones for the more active among us.

All students will participate in several activities over the year and this will be recognized as part of their final diploma for both the MYP and DP.

Across the School community we will be supporting the building of a Primary School in Kenya this year and also working with the Mercy Ships organization who run a volunteer led hospital ship which is currently located off the coast of Madagascar.

We look forward to a great year. Please get in touch if you would like to support our projects.

Yvonne Folan, CAS coordinator

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Posted Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 7:41:00 AM

Give a Goat....Not 1 but 2

Your generous donations made during the Open Day Ceremony has enabled us to purchase 2 goats.

What do you call two locally-soursed, fully-vaccinated goats? A double great gift!

A breeding pair will support Oxfam's Making a Living programme and will produce twice the fertiliser and they'll also make more goats for either growing the heard or passing on to another family. Thank you also to all the students and staff who baked cakes and gave their time.

Ms Folan

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Posted Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Welcome to the start of a new school year!

The first day of school for 2015-2016 is Thursday 13 August. All students are to meet up at 9 a.m.

Opening Ceremony, Saturday 15 August at 1 p.m.

All new students and parents in PreDP and DP1 are welcome to participate in our official welcoming ceremony. Refreshments will be served.


If you have found your own accommodation, or if you still need a place to live, please contact our office manager Hege Budde at

Books and calculators

Books will be distributed through the subject teachers the first week of school, and are on loan for the 2015-16 academic year. Students do need to purchase a calculator - the Texas T-inspire CX, the non-CAS model.


Application for grants and loans, please long on to for procedures and regulations.

Student ID cards

Photo day is scheduled to 8-9 September with Fovea A/S. ID cards will be produced from the individual photographs.

MY5/PreDP Sjoa and Besseggen trip, 18-21 August

An opportunity for a thrilling and challenging start to the school year! If you have not received the details, please contact the office.

DP1 and DP2 ferry trip to Sweden, 20 August

All students have been signed up for this social event - contact the office for more details.

We look forward to working with all of you this year!

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Posted Friday, Jul 3, 2015 2:35:00 PM

High School staffing changes 2015/16

Departing Staff

Incoming Staff

Hans Jørgen Firing

High School Principal

Mr Firing has stepped in as principaal for the High School over the last 8 months. He is happy to hand over this responsibility to Mr Glittenberg. Mr Firing will continue as tha school's Director.


Jørgen Glittenberg

High School Principal

We are happy to welcome Mr Jørgen Glittenberg as new High School Principal in August. He will move to Sandefjord with his wife Jennifer, who is a teacher, and his two children. Mr Glittenberg is an experienced international educator and is coming from the position as curriculum coordinator of Western Academy in Bejing (WAB).


Sol Perez

Deputy Principal and history

After 10 great years at Skagerak, Ms Perez has decided to try the Norwegian school and will be a teacher at SVGS. We thank Ms Perez for all she has done for the school over the past years. All the best!



Niklas Winander

IBDP Coordinator

Mr Winander will be coming back from his 'pappa permisjon'  in August. He will for the next school year take the responsibility as IBDP coordinator in addition to teaching English and Environmental Systems and Societies.



Janos Öreg

IBDP Coordinator and Chemistry

After 3 years of great work at Skagerak, Ms Oreg has decided to move to Bergen and has become the IBDP coordinator at Bergen Katedralskole. We wish him all the best in Bergen.


Yvonne Folan

CAS coordinator

Although not being new to the school, Ms Folan has been our learning support coordinator and English teacher for years. She is now taking on the responsibility as CAS coordinator for the High School and Service and learning coordinator for the Middle School from August.




Eduardo Akins


Mr Akins leaves Skagerak after a great year as the MYP/DP Spanish teacher. He and his wife Sarah are relocating to The Western Academy of Beijing in China!


Kathleen Kennedy


Ms Kennedy is an international educator with science as her subject. She has teaching experience from USA, Germany, Bahrain and is joining us from Australia. We are look forward to seeing her in Sandefjord.


Mike Wakeford


Mr Wakeford has been a mathematics teacher at Skagerak for many years. He is taking a sabbatical year and will be coming back to the school in August 2016.



Veronica Diaz


Ms Diaz is a mathematics teacher from Chicago. She will be covering for Mr Wakeford in his sabbatical year. She has a master in education and a strong mathematical background. Sha has strong ties to Norway already. We are looking forward to seeing her in Sandefjord.


Birgitte Heimen


Ms Heimen has done a great job at Skagerak teaching Norwegian for the last two years. We wish her all the best for the future.



Kaja Fevang


Ms Fevang is coming to the High School from the Primary and Middle School where she has been teaching Norwegian and French for the last 4 years.  Before joining Skagerak she was teaching in the Norwegian school system. We look forward to receiving Ms Fevang in the High School.








Shari Stacy


Ms Stacy will be teaching English in High School. Although American, she is now living in Horten. She has a strong background with PhD in English language and litterature. Wee look forward to seeing her here at Skagerak.





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Posted Friday, May 29, 2015 4:07:00 PM

Congratulations class of 2015!

See the article in Sandefjords Blad

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Posted Thursday, May 28, 2015 3:39:00 PM

Life Project 2015

Come and join the Lifewalk on Wednesday 10 June from 17:00 to 19:00 at Badeparken in Sandefjord. Life bands cost 50 kr and can be purchased at the event or ahead of time through the school’s office. All proceeds go to the Kreftforeningen. This is a student-run event in the hope of bringing people from the community together to honour and celebrate those people in our lives who have been affected by cancer.

Follow the project and event on Facebook (Life2014) and Instagram (Lifenorge).
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Posted Monday, May 11, 2015 10:22:00 AM

Sparebankstiftelsen DNB supports ' Aktive Barn på Framnes'

A fantastic message from Skagerak Parents Council:

Sparebankstiftelsen DNB has generously provided us with support to develop the activity area in front of Skagerak International School with 150 000 NOK! Read all about it in our local newspaper.

The Parents Council and the association Active Barn på Framnes than Sparebankstiftelsen for this substantial support

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Posted Wednesday, May 6, 2015 4:01:00 PM

17th May celebrations at Skagerak

Join us for the 17th May breakfast in the High school cafeteria, starting at 7:45 am to 9:00 am

Rolls, waffles, coffee, tea and juice maybe purchased.

7:45    Breakfast

8:45    Flag ceremony, speeches, national anthem

9:00    Skagerak students will join the parade following Framnes School
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Posted Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 3:25:00 PM

Skagerak's got talent!

We welcome all members of the Skagerak community to the 2nd annual whole school talent show on Wednesday 29 April at 6 pm.

Adult tickets are kr 70, students and children kr 50. Proceeds go to the student councils. Come out and support our talented students from kindergarten to DP2!

Doors open 5:30 pm

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    • SatAug15 Welcome assembly for all parents

      Details will be posted

    • MonAug17 First day of school
    • WedAug26 School start up camps

      26-28 Aug - School start up camps for all Middle and High school students

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