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Posted Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 8:47:00 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 2:52:44 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 ( or Maura Brattested (, if you are interested and able!

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Posted Monday, Mar 13, 2017 10:39:00 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 1:35:02 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 2:04:16 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 12:20:55 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 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 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 3:00:00 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 4:41:00 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 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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    • ThuFeb04 Winter Activity Day
    • FriFeb19 Teacher planning day

      School closed to students

    • MonFeb22 February break

      22-26 February break, school closed

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