The Last 2016-2017 Informer!

The last Informer of 2016-2017 is out with great content about the last weeks of the school year including photos of the Graduation Ceremony. Just visit this link and enjoy this fun summer reading.

Have a great summer break!

The school year 2016-2017 has come to an end… It was a year where many memorable moments were created again. Enjoy the well-deserved summer break and we’re already looking forward to see all our students again in August!

Congratulations, class of 2017!

At the end of this school year, 47 young bright students graduated from the International School of Stavanger. The graduation ceremony heard Iris Classon, Microsoft Young Employee of the Year, who spoke to the students about the beta life we lead, continually improving. Each graduate crossed the stage, received their diploma from Ms Åschild Larsen, the Chair of the ISS Board, and thereby finished his or her high school years at ISS. As always, it was a touching ceremony filled with memories for all. We wish our graduates all the best for the future and they will always be part of our ISS community.

Primary School Chess Tournament

This weekend, ISS and the local Norwegian school Hafrsfjord skole organised a chess tournament for primary school students together. The chess tournament was a great experience for our students. Although our team was small, our students did very well. We learned a lot by attending, and the ISS team enthusiastically chatted about the tournament all the way back to school. Thank you, Hafrsfjord skole, for hosting this wonderful event.

Gratulerer med dagen!

Gratulerer med dagen, Norge! What a fantastic week with the 17th of May festivities here at school and downtown Stavanger. It’s always one of the highlights of our school year to walk in the ‘Barnetoget’ and enjoy this special day together with the local community.

The May Informer is out!

April was a very busy month here at ISS. Many fun stories and great articles again in this month’s edition covering the Unge Forskere prize winners in the High School, the Middle School play, the Fine Arts festival, Kids on Stage and so much more. Happy reading!

Prize Winners at Norway’s ‘Unge Forskere’ Competition!

Salome Brunon won a 3rd prize for her Chemistry project on “How is the rate constant dependent on the hydrochloric acid concentration during the inversion of sucrose to glucose and fructose?” – she also won the regional final with this essay.

Hazel Nicholson won a 3rd prize with her English essay which had the title “How do the methods used to characterise mental illness in The Catcher in the Rye and Speak compare and contrast?”

Billy Chen won a 2nd prize with his essay in the Visual Arts “To what extent has the design of ‘The Waterfront’ succeeded in continuing the architectural traditions of Stavanger?” Billy was also given a special prize to attend the International Youth Science Forum in London in the summer.

Congratulations to all three students – who had a great experience in Oslo last week celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Unge forskere (Young Researchers) competition.

Kids On Stage!

Don’t know what to do yet this Friday? Come and watch our talented ISS kids perform on stage and support the H.E.S. organisation, an initiative created by a group of ISS parents to help those in desperate need in Syria. The show will start at 16.00 and tickets are still available!

Fine Arts Festival!

On Sunday 23 April 2017, the Fine Arts Festival will take place in the ISS basement. Between 14:00 and 17:00 you can join different interactive activities all connected to the theme ‘Movement’.

ISS Sci-Tech Challenge Team Norwegian Champion!

The ISS Sci-tech Challenge Team is the Norwegian Champion for 2017! The students took part in a unique opportunity, they learned a lot of things that you just can’t in a normal school day, and they had lots of fun. In the course of a day, our five High School students learned a lot about presentation skills: How to be professional and serious, yet friendly and approachable. They learned about web conferencing skills and the challenges it presents as well as the procedures. Students answered tough questions while thinking on their feet. They spoke through a web conferencing system with executives from ExxonMobil, Rolls Royce, Arconic, Climate House / Center for European Policy Studies, and CNH Industrial Institutional Relations. Congratulations to team Perpetual Motion from ISS!