Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Brun (’02)

In its 50th year, the International Baccalaureate is celebrating IBDP alumni and Sarah, an illustrious ISS alumna, is featured! Sarah works for UN Women championing women’s rights in Arab regions and shares her story here: In her reflections on how ISS, IB and Model United Nations prepared her for university/work, she speaks of a “non-judgmental space that allowed for freedom of thought and creative thinking.” Sarah is a fine model of both the IB learner profile and ISS vision of “responsible, globally engaged and empowered learners.” We applaud your commitment to creating gender equalities, Sarah!

Pre-Schoolers Bake Bread with Librarian

Fancy a homemade baguette? Head down the Pre-School corridor where the Adventurers Class recently enjoyed a collaborative bread-making session with our fantastic librarian, Mr. J, after reading “Nanette’s Baguette.” Inspired by the young heroine in the story and her first solo trip to the bakery, the ISS ‘Adventurers’ made their own baguettes plus enough to share with the other Pre-School and Maternelle classes. See the students delighting in this learning activity.

Grade 8 Hits the Slopes of Trysil

When in Norway…go skiing! Grade 8 recently returned from Trysil where they learned cross-country and downhill skiing techniques, developed their team-building skills and delighted in games, laughter and a Norwegian favourite – warm ‘saft’ – back at the lodge. Memories forever! View album of photos on ISS Facebook. Grades 4-8 at ISS experience unique ‘leirskole’ (outdoor school) opportunities.

High School Students Return from ISTA Trip in Berlin

How is film used to bring the distant nearer? How is film used to tell stories about ourselves and our world? Last month, a group of High Schoolers participated in International Schools Theatre Association – ISTA Festival in Berlin where they explored these questions, shot footage in a film museum and focused on film-making approaches and techniques as well as how we tell stories. Great to see our young theatre-makers applying their learning in new contexts!

Pre-School and Kindergarten Celebrate the Season with Spring Parties

Spring break is here! But not first without a celebration. Today the Pre-School and Kindergarten children hopped happily from one spring-related activity to the other: pot-painting and seed-planting, rainbow creations, yarn and pipe-cleaner crafts, springtime BINGO and, of course, an egg hunt! It was great to so many parents take part in the seasonal fun as well. Happy break!

ISS Swimmers Finish Season Strong

Following the Hundvåg Open where ISS swimmers competed with some of the best in Rogaland, members of the team then headed to Luxembourg for the 2018 NECIS Sports meet. They pushed themselves to improve personal best times, take home medallions and represent ISS with pride. Congrats to all the determined swimmers and supportive coaches who are already excited for next season.

HS Science/DT Corridor Full of Learning Moments

In just one of the HS corridors recently, we spotted Grade 12 IB chemists explaining how a redox reaction is used to produce electricity in a voltaic cell through practical experiments; Grade 9 Physics students discovering the joy of Newton’s laws of motion with a DIY HOVERCRAFT while those further down the hallway in Grade 12 IB Design Technology continuing to research and create their own innovative products. Never a dull moment!
ISS Hosts 100 Students, 7 Schools for SCANDMUN

ISS Hosts 100 Students, 7 Schools for SCANDMUN

The Scandinavian Model United Nations (SCANDMUN) event hosted by ISS this past weekend involved 7 schools from across Norway and 100 young leaders practicing their diplomacy skills and understanding of international issues. Students gathered to research, debate international issues and simulate the United Nations. It was a wonderful collaboration. MUN – a long-running programme at ISS – fits in well with our emphasis on helping students become responsible, globally engaged and empowered learners. Students travel annually to Lisbon and The Hague to participate in MUN initiatives. Watch video (live) from #SCANDMUN or read the article from Stavanger Aftenblad.