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Posted Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 11:41:30 AM


Skagerak International School hosts not only Forskerfabrikkens summer course but also courses held druing the evening throughout the school year.

Sign up for the latest course from Forskerfabrikken starting in November. Students in PY4-6 and MY1 will be introduced to the fascinating world of science. Through their own research and experiments they will learn about nature through biology, physics and chemistry. Sign up through Forskerfabrikkens webpage
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Posted Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018 4:08:00 PM

After school clubs 2018-19

School clubs start from Monday 10 September.

Homework Club for our PY2 to MY4 students meets on Mondays 3:15-4:00 pm, Tuesdays 2:45-4:00 pm in the PY3 classroom. Kristina Unhjem,, is responsible for the homework club this year.

The Math Club, lead by our principal Mr Tester,, will be held in the PC Lab on Mondays from 3:15 to 4:00 pm - for all grade levels.

Our popular Chess Club is continuing and will be run by principal James Tester, in the PY4-5-6 hallway after school on Thursdays, 3:15-4:00 pm - for all grade levels.

The French Language Club for proficient speakers is meeting on Tuesdays at 2:45-3:45 pm in the PY4 classroom and is led by Emilie D F Bevand,

The Polish Language Club for proficient speakers will meet in the PY3 classroom on Tuesdays 2:45 pm to 4:00 pm. Justina Sliwinska can be contacted for details, Start up depends on the number of students.

This year we are starting up with a German Language Club for proficient speakers. It will be held on Tuesdays from 2:45 to 4:00 pm in PY6. Contact persons are Pia and Lutz Lundberg,

New this year is Brainobrain, a programme emphasizing concentration and mathematics skills. Please contact Brainobrain directly for more information and signing up: It is held in the PY5 classroom on Tuesdays 2:30-4:30 pm. There is a fee for this service.

Our Robotics Club is expanding and we will have Robotics on Wednesdays 3:15-4:00 pm for all students and for PY3 on Tuesdays at Primary lunchtime, 12:45-1:00 pm. Both classes are held in room 401. Mr Baragwanath,, is still responsible for the club.

New this year is our Sewing Club - an exciting handicraft club, initiated by our Middle school students. It is held in the library on Mondays, 3:15-4:30. Please contact Lea Mathilde in MY2 for more information,

Do you have any extra small jobs around the home or perhaps you need a babysitter? Our SFO supervisor Ms Carol King, has compiled a list of Middle and High school students interested in offering their services for a fee - please contact her at

Future Problem Solvers is back, run by Ms Schäfer. It is held in room 401 on Fridays from 8:00 to 8:45 am. Please contact Ms Schäfer for more information,

Interested in the theatre? Either back stage or acting - do not forget Skagerak's very own Skagerak Playmakers. This year's production is Alice in Wonderland - see more details on their very own site webpage here.

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Posted Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 5:04:27 PM

A course for improving maths and concentration skills, PY2-MY2

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Posted Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 4:44:43 PM

Little Brainobrain, a curiosity and creativity course for children.

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Posted Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 4:47:17 PM

Skagerak Day Volunteers

Skagerak Day is September 2nd and the Parent Council Event Committee is looking for volunteers to provide baked goods, and to assist in the cafeteria and grilling station. Please click on the link below for more information.

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Posted Monday, Aug 13, 2018 8:03:00 PM

Dear Kindergarten and Primary School families,

Welcome back! I hope you all have had a relaxing and enjoyable summer with friends and family. Kindergarten and Primary school begins Monday, 20th of August, at kl. 08:40. 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 20 August 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 7:30am.

Homeroom contact teachers for the 2018/2019 school year.



Ms Daniela Allen


Ms Monica Herrebrøden



Ms Tracey Leys


Ms Tru Andersen


Ms Corina Nystad


Ms Emma O'Bryan, Ms Leslie Taschner


Ms Margaret Goodnow


Ms Blythe Siddall

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 and necessary school start-up forms home with students on the first day of school, including medical information and permission forms.

Important dates for Primary school

16 August: Contact Teacher and S.A.I.L. Program (PY4-6) Meeting 18:00

20 August: New Parent Information Meeting kl. 19:00

Stay Connected at Skagerak International School

School and classroom news and events are shared digitally at Skagerak. 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 2018/2019 school year for all three school programmes.
  • Click here to follow the school calendar!
  • If you're a Facebook member, the Skagerak Community Page is a place to get school community updates, via parents in your feed.

We look forward to seeing new and familiar faces soon. Enjoy your last few days of summer.

Kind regards

James Tester, Principal

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Posted Friday, Jun 8, 2018 12:25:42 PM

Future Problem Solvers Update

The Future Problem Solvers are having a fantastic time in the USA! Their days have been spent planning, organising and presenting, but they still have had time for making new friends and creating memories for a lifetime. Below are some photos of the Opening Ceremony, workshops, summer fun and the unforgettable memento exchange.

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Posted Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 10:56:30 AM

Primary School Activity Day - Wednesday 13 June

Please prepare your child with: A healthy snack, water bottle, hat, active clothing, running shoes, and sunscreen, rain gear. 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 4, 2018 12:22:00 PM

PY6 Exhibition 2018

The exhibition will also be open Thursday, 14 June 9am - 12 pm in the Møterom, 3rd floor in the high school building.

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Posted Tuesday, May 22, 2018 4:03:15 PM

PY1 Jumble sale - 26 May

PY1 will have a stall at the Bruktmarked i Byparken this Saturday 26th of May as a class fundraiser

The class are collecting gently used clothes, toys, books and household items to sell. Donations can be dropped off to the PY1 classroom or delivered directly to our stall on Saturday.

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Posted Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:46:57 PM

Order your 17-18 yearbook today - Deadline 29 May

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Posted Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1:44:37 PM

Future Problem Solvers - Skagerak participating in international conference in Wisconsin, USA

3 teams of students from the Primary and Middle Schools have been invited to represent Norway at the Future Problem Solvers (FPS) International Conference in America, where they will compete with students from around the world solving potential future scenarios about the global issue of criminal justice systems. The Skagerak students voluntarily chose to attend sessions run by Ms Schäfer this academic year, where they were taught how to think, rather than what to think. They researched a variety of global issues, such as infectious diseases, toxic materials, philanthrocapitalism and cloud storage, and followed a six-step model of critical and creative thinking, problem solving and decision making to solve potential future problems related to these issues. The students had to raise their level of comprehension and view issues from multiple perspectives, identifying underlying problems and coming up with possible solutions, which they then turned into action plans. Approximately 2,200 students from all over the world are expected to attend this year´s conference, held at University of Wisconsin (La Crosse in Wisconsin, USA), from June 6 – 10, 2018. As the only participating school in Norway, our teams will not only be representing Skagerak, but Norway, too.

If you would like to donate to help fund their trip, please use

Read all about it in Sandefjords Blad

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Posted Friday, May 11, 2018 6:33:00 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:

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 Wednesday, May 2, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Movie night for Kgt/Primary - fundraiser

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Posted Friday, Apr 20, 2018 12:46:00 PM

Loppemarked: for kids, by kids

During our Peace and Conflict unit of inquiry and the 2017 Cultural Diversity Day: Making the World a Better Place, we created a group to collect money for the Red Cross to help families in conflict areas.

We want to run a loppemarked for the students at Skagerak.

When: Friday, April 27th at 12:45 – 13:45 (lunch time before the whole school assembly)

Where: In the playground oval weather permitting (Back up location for bad weather to be announced)

What: Used children's books, toys, clothes and sporting equipment (skates, skis etc) in good condition. There will also be some prizes raffled as well.

Donations should be sent to the school by the 24th of April and dropped off to the PY5 classroom.

*Please note donations that don't sell, must be taken home. We are unable to responsibly recycle the leftover items here at school.

For more information, contact:Ava, Ariana, Viktoria and Sophia in PY5 or Ms. Helgesen at

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Posted Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 4:23:00 PM

Sustainability Museum

The Middle School will be hosting a Sustainability Museum next Friday 27 April kl.1300 to kl.1515. This will be the culmination of the middle school's focus days where students will be inquiring into sustainable consumption and purposeful reuse. This process is designed to investigate how we can sustain the use of something, thereby reducing the need to a) create waste and b) consume more stuff.

This event also coincides with the PY5 loppemarked and the Y11 student sustainable business challenge.

Come and join us to share in increasing awareness about responsible consumption of goods and purposeful reuse.

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Posted Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 2:32:45 PM

Friday fundraising for Future Problem Solvers

Every Friday until 1 June waffles will be sold outside of the office in the reception area by the Future Problem Solvers group. Help support our school teams in their competition for the final round in America!

Day: Every Friday

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Price: 20 kr waffle, 5 kr saft

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Posted Monday, Apr 16, 2018 12:06:00 PM

Building a Sustainable Future Exhibition, April 19th

As part of the science project, "Building a Sustainable Future", MY4 students were challenged to come up with solutions for the design of an energy-efficient school building. Students will present their projects in the High School Library on April 19th, 18:00-19:00. Refreshments will be served.

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Posted Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018 4:32:00 PM

Skagerak Playmakers presents Animal Farm, 6-8 April

Read all about it in Sandefjords Blad

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Posted Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018 1:55:52 PM

New additional day for homework club - now also on Thursdays

Homework Club for our PY2 to MY4 students meets on Mondays 3:15-4:00 pm, Tuesdays 2:45-4:00 pm and now Thursdays 3:15-4:00 pm in the PY3 classroom. Kristina Unhjem,, will be leading the homework club this year.

This is only for students who have homework to complete.

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Posted Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018 1:11:00 PM

Primary student led conferences - Wednesday 21 March

All parents have received an email regarding Primary School student led conferences scheduled for Wednesday, the 21st of March. This day is a half day and the students in the primary school will be dismissed at 12:00.

SFO is available from 12:00-16:30 only for those students who normally attend SFO with a contracted place.

The conferences will run from 13:00 – 19:00. Please use the following link to sign up for a 1-hour time slot.

Student led conference are conferences in which the students become the leaders and the parents become the active listeners and inquirers. Parents are invited into the classroom to engage with their children in learning activities, evaluating goals and viewing student portfolios.

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Posted Friday, Feb 9, 2018 11:53:14 AM

Skagerak Winter Olympics 2018, Thursday 15 February

A day of games/activities for PY3-PY6 students to participate in while celebrating international-mindedness, competition and sport through the lens of the Olympic games.

Students from will take part in these activities and games with their house teams, so they are encouraged to dress in their house team colours.

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Posted Friday, Feb 2, 2018 2:11:30 PM

Carnival, new date March 8th

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Posted Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 10:11:20 AM

Drop off and Pick up

We realize the weather has not been great but, we need to remind all Primary School students and parents that Kindergarten through PY6 students are not allowed in the High School Cafe before school. If a student arrives before 8:30 am they must go to SFO if they would like to be inside.

At dismissal time, all Primary School students must exit the red building unless they are attending a supervised club.

Thank you!

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Posted Monday, Jan 29, 2018 12:57:00 PM

School contracts 2018-2019

The school contract for 2018-2019 will be emailed to parents at the end of this week.

We are anticipating a full school next year and will be enrolling new students from 1 March. Consequently we need to identify the number of places available and have set the contract return date to due date of Thursday 15 February. Contracts are to be returned either by email to admissions officer Cindy Hvidsten or a paper copy to the office. Paper copies can also be picked up from the office.

School fees must be up to date in order to renew the contract – please contact Janne Larsen in the accounts department if you have any questions regarding your account with us.
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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 Friday, Jan 12, 2018 3:59:00 PM

Crescendo Music School, Winter/Spring 2018

The Vocal Ensemble Club aims at developing individual singing skills, singing within a group, the basic musical skills of pitch, rhythm and expression through musical vocal techniques for the young singer. Rehearsals will be held on Thursdays from 15:30 - 16:30.

Crescendo also offers individual or group lessons in:

Piano - Wednesdays

Voice - Thursdays

Guitar - Tuesdays

Sign up for two trial lessons without enrollment commitment. If your child is interested, or if you would like more information please contact Crescendo Music School at 93443316 or email

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Posted Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 1:20:53 PM

Homework Assistance

Homework Club has resumed in 2018. After school homework assistance is provided on each Monday, 3:15 to 4:00 pm, and Tuesday, from 2:45 to 4:00 pm, for all PY2-MY4 students. Students are welcome to attend if they would like some help with their homework from a member of staff.

Assisting staff for 2018 is Ms Kristina Unhjem,, and unless notice is given otherwise, the homework club meets in the PY3 classroom.

All students who come to homework club must have homework to do and a book to read or drawing materials to use, should they complete their homework before they are collected. If the student attends SFO regularly, he/she will be sent to SFO when homework is completed. This is meant to be a peaceful space where a student can work quietly and receive assistance as needed.

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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.









PHE day








PHE time



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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      School break from Monday 30 September to Friday 4 October

    • ThuOct17 Parent / student conferences

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