Welcome to Trondheim International school. Our school was founded in 2004 and has been an IB World School since 2008. We now have 200 students in our school from grade 1 to grade 10 (6-16 years).

Message from the Head of School 10.08.2016

Dear Student of Trondheim International School;

AgnetaMy name is Agneta Amundsson, and I am your new Head of School.

On behalf of myself and everyone at Trondheim International School it is my privilege to welcome You back to school, for another academic year, as a student at ThIS.

There is no doubt now that ThIS will carry on in 2016-2017, as the one big, yet small family of nearly 200 students and 40 staff members, representing 40 nationalities, that we have been, by taking new steps towards our vision; Building Global Citizens.

The first step will be taken Monday the 15th of August, at 08.30 o’ clock. All students meet in the Gym hall. I challenge you to have cleared your voice and brushed up the School song by then. http://this.no/school-song-this-is-right-for-me/

As your new Head, I am really looking forward to meeting you, and to get to know you. I intend to visit your class as soon as possible, and I really hope, for the years to come, that I will be able to spend more time with you, rather than my laptop.

So – for you to get to know me; instead of listing bits and pieces in this letter, I challenge you to be an inquirer, when we meet. Let’s just hope I will be able to answer your questions 🙂

As you may have heard from your parents, the school has been through quite a stressful year, with an ongoing assessment from the state authorities, what one calls an audit.

This has been done to make sure that the School owner, called the School Board, and the school staff, follow all the rules and regulations that is required of a school, and that we have the proper tools for doing so.

I can assure you that this work is going well, and that all board members, teachers and other staff will run the school at our best, learning from this experience and the work that has been done.

If you have any questions about this, you just pop by my office, and I’ll try to answer them as best as I can.

I wish you good luck and all the best for the coming year!

Finally, there is some information I’d like to pinpoint before we start:

New staff:
We are happy to announce that Ms. Kimberly Wallace, from Canada, has agreed to join us at ThIS. She will be the contact teacher of PYP 4.

Partly new is Jessica Walvåg, from the US. She will be our new Librarian, and part time PE teacher.

I ask you to take extra good care of them both.

Also, Jelena Sitar has finally achieved her goal of being a teacher. We congratulate her! She is lucky enough to be the contact teacher of PYP 6.

Finally, we have several lifelong learners in the staff this year. They have enrolled in continuing education courses through a number of Universities. We wish them good luck!

New Code of Conduct:
The Board has decided to implement a revised version of the school’s Code of Conduct, in line with the practice of the public schools in Trondheim commune. The new set of codes will be introduced to you by your contact teacher.
SFO:
The holiday club is already up and running since Monday 1.8. We have welcomed our new first grade friends to the group.

SFO staff for next school year will be Chris, Dolores, Silvia, Siri and Mascha.

The after school club program will start in September.

School Uniforms:
The webpage for buying our school uniforms is open now until the 21.08.
IB:
This coming year the school will be preparing for an IB evaluation in the fall of 2017. You may be asked to contribute/input to this process.

 

Regards,

Agneta Amundsson

Head of School

 

Our Annual International School Assessment Results for 2016 Demonstrate School Program Effectiveness !

DEAR PARENTS AND STUDENTS,

World_School_Tri_2_ColourWe just received the 2016 exam results for our annual International School Assessment exam. ThIS students are in general doing quite well relative to the assessment scaled score and to the comparison groups.

The exam measures performance in Math, Reading, Scientific and Writing-Narrative and Expository Literacy for our Year 7-10 students.

The data helps us understand the relative strength our program initiatives. We examine the data and consider the exam performance against our deeper knowledge of the program, the student cohort and individual needs of students within each cohort. We are aware of the small size of our year-level cohorts and the impact that this has on group performance measures obtained from a standardized assessment instrument.

We are very proud of the learning that our students demonstrate. The results show the overall effectiveness of our IB teaching and learning program.

Please congratulate your Year 7,8,9,10 students and encourage their continued efforts in their learning. Thank you for your continued support for the efforts of our school staff as we aim to continually improve our program and to reach for the highest standards in learning!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR SCHOOL  .pdf     ASSESSMENT DATA for 2016

Link for information about the ISA Exam:                

International School Assessment Program

Link for information about the PISA Survey for 15 Year Old Students

across the globe:           

Program for International Student Assessment

School Newsletter – February Issue

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Students,

PYP Reporters Club and MYP News Elective proudly present our school newsletter – February issue! Click here to download the pdf!
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This issue holds many interesting articles and a few announcements of school events. We hope you enjoy it and we are looking forward to receiving your feedback, look for the contact information on the first page! And as always, look for the printed copies of the Newsletter in the Library!
P.S. The rubric “Ask Bob the Skeleton” is open for students, teacher and parents so if you think you have a question for Bob put it into Bob’s box in the Library 🙂
With regards,
The News Team and Mrs Jelena

From the Classroom to the Community ! Service and Action in the IB Programs

ThIS is Invited to Join a Røde Kors Panel Presentation on Service and Action!

Parents and Students, Join Us !  On February 28, at the Main Trondheim Library from 7:00 PM.

ThIS 9th Grader Daniel Karlsen and Mrs. Hope Steen will represent Trondheim International School in a panel presentation hosted by the Røde Kors discussing  a them of “charity, realpolitik and volunteerism” .  Image result for Food arrives in Syria

Service and Action are  Core Values of the International Baccalaureate Programmes. They are meant to be a natural outcomes of inquiry, international mindedness and global engagement.

At the core, we want students to develop reflective and mindful lives that consider the impact of our everyday choices on the world around us, and to make choices that are aligned with those understandings.

All of us respond to the magnitude of the many human challenges our planet faces, yet we have opportunities each day in the way we live our lives to choose actions that sustain healthy life and well-being for our global community or that are unconscious to negative impacts.

Students have been learning about fair trade, cotton and clothing production, development and distribution of global resources (energy, food, medicine, fresh water) , as examples of how human values and ethical concerns are connected to knowledge, skill, privilege, disenfranchisement and many other technological, sociopolitical issues.

What kind of world is the global adult community leaving as a heritage for our children and future generations?

Is the teaching of Service and Action, an empowerment or an emotional burden for young people?

Service and Action in the IB Programs

ThIS School students from Year 1 to Year 10 have been engaged in student-led Service and Action work as outcomes of their transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary studies. This student work has captured the natural impulses that students have to make a difference in the world around them and these actions teach empowerment and provide experiences of hope and belief in a positive future.

Please join us to acknowledge and consider this important value of our IB World School program.

Programmet:

 Hva: Humanitært Forum i regi av Sør-Trøndelag Røde Kors. Temaet er nestekjærlighet, realpolitikk og frivillighet.

Når: 28. januar 2016, kl. 19.00–21.00

Hvor: Rådssalen på Trondheim Folkebibliotek.

Program:  

19:00: Distriktsleder i Sør-Trøndelag Røde Kors, Marit Sognli Gladsø, ønsker velkommen.

Hovedinnleder vil være en mangeårig og tidligere Røde Kors-ansatt, Gisle Kavli, som vil få ordet i ca. 45 minutter. Hans tittel er Røde Kors 150 år – nestekjærlighet, realpolitikk og frivillighet.

19:50: 15 min. pause og enkel beverting.

20:05: Paneldebatt med representanter fra næringsliv, frivillige organisasjoner, politikken og noen fra vår egen krets. Det er ønskelig at hver deltaker holder en appell på inntil 5 minutter rundt temaet nestekjærlighet, realpolitikk og frivillighet i sitt virke og ut i fra sin erfaring.

Debatten vil ledes av Stein Mortensholm, rådgiver for arrangement og samfunnskontakt ved NTNU.

In Solidarity,

Mr. Hamilton

School Newsletter, January

Dear Students, Parents and Caregivers

We proudly present the January issue of the school newsletter, you can click here to find it.

We have also started working with the Student Council who chose to exclusively publish certain information with us, so in this issue you can find the table with sports teams for the February sports event. Make sure to check the newsletter every month for more updates from SC!

Please remember that you can also read the newsletter in the Library where we posted two school copies for everyone to enjoy.

With kind regards,

The Newsletter Team and Mrs.Jelena

SFO Calendar for 2015/2016

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

We would like to inform you that you can now find the updated SFO calendar for the year 2015. and 2016. on the link here and on the webpage under the School Programs – SFO/After School Clubs.

With best regards,

Mascha Meland