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Welcome to Trondheim International school. Our school was founded in 2004 and has been an IB World School since 2008. We now have about 40 children in our preschool (3-6 years) and 200 students in our school from grade 1 to grade 10 (6-16 years).


Cloudy_with_a_Chance_of_BUNADS(Check Out our Facebook Page Here!)CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF BUNADS !

The 17th of mai was more than could be expected!

Nearly perfect weather…Happy People…

But not a good day to paint murals.

Too many nicely dressed people and

a bad weather report !

But we will be back again at IMG_1326 IMG_1317 the Gåsaparken in Bakklandet on the weekend of May 30 & 31 if the weather cooperates. On Saturday 16.05 many people joined us!

In the meantime visit the progress of the mural in the MYP room at IMG_0813school, IMG_1340and join us on 30 / 31 for a fun IMG_1300occasion.

Best, Ralph and James

Murals Appear Out of Nowhere in the MYP Room!

The Mural Projects launched this week in the MYP Room. IMG_0613

Year 8 sanded the canvas, Years 1 & 2 primed the background, Year 5 drew the 112 grid squares, Year 6 drew in the line IMG_0660drawings…as Mr. D’Oliveira says, we are ready to begin “pushing paint around” . Year 9 and 10 help out tomorrow..


BakklandetPosterCome join us at the Bakklandet Gåseparken on Mai 16, 17, 30 & 31 ~between 9 am and 18:00 pm. IMG_0660Come relax, paint, bring a picnic, enjoy sitting and watching the river…help us paint our 2nd Mural.


BUT…please do not feed the ducks bread!!! It harms them.

IMG_0699IMG_0681  The Mural Project will travel to the Bakklandet Menighets Omsorgsenter on Mai 26, 27, 28, 29. Mr. D’OliveiIMG_0646ra and ThIS  students will paint with the Senter Residents and Elderly Kommune members.

We wish to thank the PC and the Trondheim Kommune Kulturenheten (KUBA) for their generous grants that made this opportunity possible!! Tusen tak!

We invite you to join us or drop down to the MYP Room to visit and see our progress.

ThIS Newsletter May Issue 2015

Dear Readers! We are happy to present the May Issue of our school’s newsletter! Read about spring, exotic animals, learn how to make homemade play-dough and yummy blueberry muffins! Don’t miss the birthday wishes section and the lunch menu! We … Continue reading

ThIS Students Show Strong Levels of Academic Achievement in National Exams!


Dear ThIS Parents,

The recent Norwegian National Exams show a strong relative standing for ThIS students among Norwegian Schools in English, Norwegian Literacy and Math.

Trondheim International School students have done quite well in demonstrating their academic achievement. The following link provides a short Powerpoint summary of the two standardized examinations that we use at ThIS to assess the school program trends.  This Summary of Norm Referenced Exam Data (Opens in a New Webpage).

ThIS presents the Nasjonale prøver at Years 5, 8, 9. We have been using the International Schools’ Assessment (ISA)  to offer trend assessments for our school program and to compare our school performance with other “like/similar” international schools.

These tools are not used to assess individual student performance.

In the IB Programs, authentic and criterion referenced assessments are used by teachers to assess understanding of concepts, knowledge and application of learning to design or redesign teaching and learning and to meet students at their levels of understanding.

The IB Program is a constructivist approach to teaching and learning. We believe that we meet each student at their “proximal” point of understanding, in any subject and our goal is to present new conceptual information, discreet knowledge, develop new skills and adaptive attitudes so that students achieve new insights and understandings.

This is best accomplished through careful observations of students during the performance of the various tasks within the IB Program, whether solving math problems, managing a science experiment or performing in the arts. We are also focusing on the uniqueness of our students as “whole persons” and as individuals who progress at differentiated rates and in unique ways as they develop competency.

We are happy to observe achievement as measured by these Standardized Norms, and we are quite pleased with the development of each student as a member of our International Baccalaureate learning community.

Congratulations to our students and parent community.

Thank you for your support!

The Staff of ThIS



Art Grants for Artist-in-Residency at ThIS —Mural Project


Norway-Mural-RenderingThIS received two generous grants: one from the PC (10K/NOK) matching grant from the Trondheim Cultural Arts Council (20 K/NOK) to fund the work of an Artist-in-Residence to work with our students and Trondheim Community members in the production of a large mural.

Mr. Ralph DRalph‘Oliveira, originally from Santa Barbara, California and a resident of Santa Cruz, CA. Ralph is a master muralist who has painted 100’s of murals in the Northern California region. He is experienced in organizing and managing community mural projects.

The THIS mural will be produced here in the school with the help of students & community members and we will also be working on dedicated Saturdays at the Gåsaparken  in Bakklandet . The mural will be approximately 288 x 660 in size. It depicts the early navigation of three world seafaring peoples, the Chumash, the Vikings and the Polynesians.  We hope to permanently fix the mural on the wall at the Gåsaparken.

James, Dolores, Ralph and Sima have been working on the project together. It will involve all of the children at some point in the painting work. Other community members are invited to participate as well. No “master painter experience” necessary ! Just a willingness to have fun and create something together.



Happy syttende mai !

THIS posterHappy syttende mai!

Join us in celebration of Constitution Day!

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

08:25     all PYP/MYP students meet at school for speeches, celebration and the National song
08:50     Walk down to town (passing nedre bakklandet and Gamle Bybro before heading for bispegata)
09:25     Line up at Katedraskoleplassen/Bispegate (the big parking lot across the street from Trondheim Arts Museum).
This Year we are number 10 in the parade. Only students, teachers and PCreps are allowed to walk in the parade.

At the end of the parade we walk to the bottom of Kongensgate , turn left into Kjøpmansgata and towards Bakke Bro.
Children need to be picked up by parents in front of Step by Step!

After the parade, everyone is welcome to join in with the painting of the mural at ‘Gåsaparken’ at bakklandet across Gamle Bybro. Here, you can come to relax, paint, and even bring a picnic if you wish (see this.no for more info about the mural).   We will be painting until 18.00.

In the afternoon, there is also a Family Fun Event at Bispehaugen skole, (arranged by the Bispehaugen korps, where many kids from This play) . Te event has games and a cafeteria and This-families are very welcome!

*Usually Norwegian children wear the Norwegian traditional clothes ‘children’s bunad’ on this day. If you do not own, please come dress up or even wear the traditional clothes from your country.

*Please write the telephone number on children’s hand or arm in case of emergency.

Kind regards,

PC reps