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Posted Monday, Feb 18, 2019 1:51:17 PM

Barnevakten will be at Skagerak on 28 February 28

Knut Rinden from Barnevakten will be speaking to all levels at Skagerak on Thursday 28 February: PY3-PY6 students from 12-13:15, MY1-4 students 13:30-15:00 and all parents are invited for an evening session for parents only, 17:00-18:30. His talks will address some very current issues of our time:

  • Personal well-being / life-skills
  • Social media / Cyber-bullying
  • Gaming addiction

We are hoping as many as possible can join us to learn about the latest development of digital information for parents.

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Posted Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 11:33:34 AM

Are you interested in joining the school's Board of Trustees?

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Posted Monday, Feb 4, 2019 8:55:05 PM

Chess Tournament starting Feb. 7th

MY3 student and leader of the after-school chess club, Murad Valiev, is hosting a fun 5-week-long chess tournament for all Primary School students who are interested in playing chess.

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Posted Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 3:38:42 PM

Support our bottle drive!

Save your extra bottles from the holidays to support Doctors Without Borders. This organization brings medical humanitarian assistance to victims of conflict, natural disasters, epidemics or healthcare exclusion. Collections can be dropped off inside the red building until January 18th, 2019 and middle school students will be returning the bottles for pant to support this NGO. Thank you for your support!

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Posted Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 12:23:28 PM

Winter Performance Bake Sale

Primary students are holding a bake sale outside the Lars Ask auditorium 13 December at 6 pm. Please support us raising money to help pay for mailing our kits for kids in Cambodia.

You can pay by cash or VIPPS - thank you!

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Posted Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 8:56:00 AM

Last day of school notices

Wednesday 19 December is a half school day and all students will be dismissed at 12 noon. There will be no SFO in the afternoon that day. Parents and students should collect all cloakroom items (boots, hats, coats etc.) so that that the school can be cleaned. All items in Lost and Found will be donated to charity on 20 December if not claimed.

Have a wonderful holiday and we will see you on 7 January!

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Posted Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 1:28:57 PM

MY2 students collecting supplies for school in Zambia

MY2 students and sisters, Charlotte and Madeleine Andersen, have started a service initiative for helping a school in Zambia. They are collecting school supplies to bring with them when they visit the school during the December holiday. For more information about their project and suggestions for donations, please click on the link below.

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Posted Friday, Nov 30, 2018 3:37:00 PM

Seesaw Information Meeting

On Wednesday, December 5th, the Primary School will host an information session for Seesaw. The meeting will start at 18:00 in the Lars Ask auditorium. Come to find out what Seesaw is, how it works, and how to get connected to your child's class via the Seesaw Family app. Bring your phone or other devices that you may use, and any questions you have. Click on the link below for a Power Point preview of the app.

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Posted Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Rainbow Winter Performance

We invite you to this year's winter performance on Thursday 13th December, 18:00 in the Lars Ask. The theme for this year's performance is The Rainbow! PY6 will be representing the colour violet. It would be really great if students could start looking to see if they have any violet clothing at home that they could wear for the end of the performance (I'm hoping to create a giant Skagerak rainbow).

Students have been, or will be, allocated a part in the main part of the play. As with every other year there are no expectations for costumes. However, if you did want to prepare something for your child to wear it would be welcomed.

We are using plenty of time in school learning parts and lyrics, so it should be a colourful and exciting show to finish 2018. Please do get in contact if you have any questions about the performance or if you know your child will not be able to attend the performance.

Many thanks, Miss Sommerschield

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Posted Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 9:26:55 AM

Mobile Phones

A friendly reminder that the Skagerak Primary School has a policy with student mobile phones:

If a student is bringing a mobile phone to school in grades PY1-6, it is for emergency or after school communication purposes, and it is to be kept in the students school bag for the duration of the day.

Mobile phones should not be used or heard during school time without teacher approval during approved times.

Inappropriate student use of phones, including cameras on the phones, will result in short-term confiscation until the end of the day.

Unfortunately, we have had some recent incidents with misuse of mobile phones during the school day and would appreciate parental support with this. As always, please contact the school at any time should you have any questions or concerns.

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Posted Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 9:29:00 AM

Fantasy Night, November 1st

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Posted Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 11:31:56 AM

PY3 fundraiser for UNICEF, Friday 19 October

Popcorn for kr 10 a cup!

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Posted Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018 4:25:00 PM

Primary School Assembly

We will be having assembly this Friday, October 12th at 2pm in Lars Ask auditorium in the High School Building. All parents are welcome to attend. PY5 is the featured class presenting songs and work from their first unit of inquiry. Kindergarten K5 students will share a song. PY3 and PY5 also have songs to share. A few ELA students may also present poems they have written. We would love to see you there!

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Posted Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 4:03:00 PM

Bamboo smiles

Skagerak's Sustainability Initiative is partnering with the Humble Brush Company to bring sustainable goods to our community. These toothbrushes are designed in Sweden and developed by dentists. They are made out of bamboo, are biodegradable, vegan friendly and animal cruelty free.

In the order form, please inidicate the type and quantity of brushes you would like. Delivery is estimated to be the end of November 2018. After your order has been placed, please be sure to VIPPS the total amount owing to Skagerak VIPPS #500583 and add the message 'BAMBOO_YOUR NAME'

Any proceeds gained will be donated to ABCs and Rice, a Cambodian NGO who uses donated dental care products to support local families in need.

For more information, please contact Katheryn Tester or visit Humble's website:

Join us in our initiative to reduce our consumption of plastic goods and make the world a better place to be!

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Posted Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018 3:05:00 PM

MY4 work experience days, 26 & 27 November

On Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 November, MY4 students will spend two days shadowing a job that they feel would be of interest to them. Job shadowing is intended to give students a realistic picture to the relevant tasks and responsibilities for a job where appropriate. Hosts are encouraged to give tasks that are meaningful and engage students which can help them develop key employ-ability skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, communication and time management. A survey will be distributed at the end of the second day so that hosts can give feedback on the student and their experience.

Here is the link to the form for those who are willing to host students. This form will remain open until Friday 26 October. Ms Sarah Sommerschield or Ms Fredriksen will contact you by 01 November to confirm student placement and make any further arrangements as necessary.

Thank you for investing your time and expertise in the Skagerak community.

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Posted Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018 10:41:30 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 3:08:00 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 4:04:27 PM

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

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Posted Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 3:44:43 PM

Little Brainobrain, a curiosity and creativity course for children.

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Posted Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 3:47:17 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 7:03:00 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 11:25:42 AM

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 9:56:30 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 11:22:00 AM

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 3:03:15 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 11:46:57 AM

Order your 17-18 yearbook today - Deadline 29 May

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Posted Tuesday, May 15, 2018 12:44:37 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 5:33:00 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 9:00:00 AM

Movie night for Kgt/Primary - fundraiser

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Posted Friday, Apr 20, 2018 11:46:00 AM

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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    • MonNov16 Teacher planning day

      School closed to students

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