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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.lanekassen.no 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!
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.
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).
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Join the Lifewalk and support Kreftforeningen by purchasing your Life band today for kr 50, available at school. Hosted by Skagerak International School, the Lifewalk will take place on Wednesday 10 June from 5 pm to 7 pm in the centre of Sandefjord. More details to come. Follow the project and event on Facebook (Life2014) and Instagram (Lifenorge).
Last weekend, the Sandefjord Playmakers engaged their audience with an adaptation of C S Lewis’s classic favorite: Narnia, the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. The play was the most successful of the Playmaker’s four productions to date. There were over forty students involved with the production, including current and former students at Skagerak. According to Mr. Firing, “The students were really engaged . . .The costumes, lights and the make-up were excellent. And the fights…….” Enough said.
Ankur Sharma passed the 2nd round of national Physics Olympiad as part of the qualification for entrance into the 46th International Physics Olympiad and is among the 18 students from all schools in Norway who have been invited to a physics course organized at Oslo University in March.
The Norwegian Finale on the 20th of March will be the final phase where only the top 5 students will be selected for the International Final in India that will take place from 5th to the 12th of July 2015.
Congratulations for the great effort and we wish you good luck!
Today, Skagerak International School made history. For the very first time, the entire school from kindergarten through the diploma program, came together...to draw! Everyone, regardless of ability or natural talent, had the chance to play, observe, solve problems, and use unconventional tools. Students rotated through activities, as older students took responsibility for the younger ones. Teachers of all grade levels had the opportunity to work together. The day ended with a whole school art competition judged by professionals. What an amazing experience, and a great way to spend time as one school!
On the 25 September, 21 adventurous students and teachers gathered in Oslo to travel to colourful Nepal. We had an unforgettable trip where we got to experience both the culture and the friendly people. As a part of our global awareness project we participated in community service at a school as well as that we brought iodone salt with us on the week long trekking in the Himalaya Mountains.
It was a wonderful trip filled with impressions resulting in everyone returning with a bit more gratitude for our living conditions in Norway.
High School continues the tradition to bring physics students to a science trip to CERN in Geneva. It will be an exciting opportunity for them to learn about fundamental research and see inside the world's largest particle physics laboratory and open their minds to the immense possibilities of science.
The students will also visit Geneva’s History of Science Museum and the International Telecomunication Agency.
After a long wait, work will soon begin on a bicycle path making the student and staff commute to Skagerak much safer! The Sandefjord kommune has informed us that work on the bike path will start week 21 this year, and be finished December 2015. It will probably be a year with some difficulties and disruption during the construction, but the finished project is eagerly awaited.