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This week at AIS

This week at AIS we have had engaged students learning about electricity, the local government and how to make slime! Here is a little summary of some of the events happening at AIS during week 45: 

Grade 1 this week had a great time making slime in science. 

Grade 4b promoted their advertisements to Grade 5b. They worked super hard on this unit and they should be very proud of themselves!

As part of Grade 5's work on government systems and decisions, we were received at Asker Rådhus by the mayor, Lene Conradi. After a lot of work on national governments, it was a welcome change of focus to look at local government and how it impacts people's lives. 

Grade 6 & 7 students enjoyed a field trip to the Teknisk Museum. Grade 6 students enjoyed a workshop activity relating to Outer Space and Grade 7 students built and programmed robots to draw. The students also enjoyed some time exploring other areas of the museum.

In Science, Grade 7 have been exploring the mysterious world of static electricity (it can even bend a stream of water). This introduces their new science unit "Electricity". 

Grade 8 students worked on their modified games in preparation for their curriculum service with a local organisation that has special needs employees. Then, they visited a local organisation that employs adults with special needs who work in a variety of fields. This gave them a chance to meet everyone in preparation for their modified games event. 12 adults with special needs visited our school to engage in a variety of activities planned and run by our students. Fun was had by all participants and it was great to see so much enjoyment and enthusiasm in the gymnasium!

 

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Welcome back after the Autumn break! Some important updates

Welcome back to Asker International School, if you were not at SFO last week!
 
We had a very successful and busy start of term this year and enjoyed having the entire building to ourselves. As you know, that is changing next week. Risenga school will be joining us from tomorrow, Monday 08th October.
 
Our timetables have been structured in advance in collaboration with the principal of Risenga, Mr. Thomas Fredik Ruud, so I dont anticipate any problems there if everyone sticks to the plan. Mr. Ruud has met us on several occasions and has been very cooperative so we hope we will have a good relationship filled with collaborative opportunities. 
 
With these changes in mind, I ask all parents to be vigilant in how they are delivering their children and to remember the area will be busier from tomorrow. 
 
There are systems in place. All we require is that all adhere to the system for it to work. If someone else does not, do not join in. It will not improve the system nor emulate the behaviour we wish to see in all members of our school.
 
Important points to remember are (as mentioned in a mail on 2nd September): 
  1. Follow the traffic flow system in the car park. Do not just stop to let your kids out. Park properly and respect everyone else. 
  2. Cross at the crossing point in front of the gym. I still see people running across the road or worse, telling their children to do so. Please follow this simple rule.
  3. Do not park in the area outside the school. There is a sign clearly stating 'authorised vehicles and deliveries only'. Dropping off or waiting for 'just a second' constitutes stopping. When one person does it, 10 others try. Before 07.30 and after 16:00 is ok, but should be unnecessary. 
  4. Be a role model and an example to all children in your behaviour.
  5. At collection time - do not allow your children to sprint into the roundabout area. There is traffic going to and from the building and the area all day long. 
Thank you in advance for your attention. I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!
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Internet Safety and general wellbeing

internet safety

Miss Chantale has been busy fulfilling her role as Pastoral Coordinator, going into the MYP classrooms recently to discuss such topics as internet safety. The topic of internet safety has also already been address in the parent welcome evening and in the first two school assemblies, so it is clearly an important topic to the school. 

On Thursday August 30th, Miss Chantale visited grade 6 and grade 7:
 
Grade 6 -  An internet safety lesson focusing on "consequences" of not keeping your personal information private online and how to report abuse.  We had a discussion on being more aware of who we are accepting online friendship from (a friend of a friend does not mean they are a friend).  We also discussed "Who can I talk to". (Posters are displayed around the school).
 
Grade 7 - A short lesson on "Who can I talk to".  (Posters are displayed around the school).  The children were encouraged to brainstorm any issues they would like to have a lesson/discussion about.
 
On Friday August 31st Miss Chantale visited grade 8 and grade 9:
 
Grade 8 -   An internet safety lesson focusing on "consequences" of not keeping your personal information private online and how to report abuse.  We had a discussion on being more aware of who we are accepting online friendship from (a friend of a friend does not mean they are a friend).  We also discussed "Who can I talk to".  (Posters are displayed around the school).
 
Grade 9 - A lesson on healthy/unhealthy relationships focusing on "exploitation".  In this lesson we discussed the difference between an unhealthy relationship and a healthy one which included peer pressures.  We also discussed "Who can I talk to".  (Posters are displayed around the school).
 
Subject teachers continue to bring this topic into focus in their classrooms. 
 
We hope parents are doing the same at home. 
image source: http://mullicahillmom.com/activities-classes/internet-safety-event/
 
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First day of School, August 2018

First day of school at Asker International

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It was the first day of school today at Asker International School. We were very excited to welcome back our former students as well as all the new students joining us this year! It was great to see our new grade 1 class today. They have a shorter set of days than normal over the first 5 days. This is to allow them time to adjust and settle in. Starting school is a big change!

Our other grades started back with a normal school day. The only significant difference was that we had an assembly after lunch, after the students had settled in a little. The purpose of the assembly was to welcome all back officially and to introduce our new teachers. 

We have several new teachers. Miss Catie in grade 4, Mr. Thomas in grade 3, Miss Siri in Norwegian PYP, Miss Marianne in Norwegian MYP, Miss Jeanita in Norwegian PYP and Miss Lauren in performing arts MYP. We are very happy with our new additions and hope they grow to be part of our growing family, now with 35 members of staff and almost 300 students! 

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