Students at AIS are seen as individuals and are challenged at their level

Students receive teaching adapted to their ability, with teachers helping students to reach their potential.

 

The IB program is both challenging and demanding. Students at AIS are seen as individuals and are challenged at their level. The school has a focus on independent learning and inquiry. Students receive teaching adapted to their ability, with teachers helping students to reach their potential. 

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A young boy playing in the snow at Arendal International School

Counselor

Our School Counsellor, Ms Davina, works with individual students and small groups to support them in developing strong self-management and social skills. She also teaches Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) in the PYP and Approaches To Learning (ATL) in the MYP. If you would like to talk about your child’s social and/or emotional wellbeing, Ms Davina can be contacted via email. She shares relevant articles and updates from school in her closed Facebook group for the AIS community.

Devina Driver

E-mail: ddriver@aischool.no

Health Services

The school Activity Calendar has the hours of operation for the Health Services

The School Nurse has an open-door policy and both students and guardians are welcome to stop by for a chat, with or without an appointment, or to get in touch outside of office hours. You can also call, send an SMS or email.

 

The School Nurse provides the National School Health Programme to all students. She is engaged in preventive health work and promotes the physical, mental and social health and welfare of our students. She provides guidance, health surveys, vaccinations and follow-up as necessary.

 

The School Nurse works on a multidisciplinary level and will refer onwards as necessary. She also is a member of the school’s child development team and has a duty of confidentiality.

Hanne Ulrikke Ganes Rønningen

Phone: 909 10 774 / 370 06 850
E-mail: hronningen@aischool.no

Yearly schedule of the school health services

  • 1st grade: Health examination by school nurse and doctor
  • 2nd grade: Vaccination against Tetanus, Diphtheria, Whooping cough and Poliomyelitis
  • 3rd grade: Measurement of height and weight. Follow-up as needed
  • 5th grade: Teaching mental health
  • 6th grade: Vaccination against Measles, Mumps and Rubella. Puberty Education
  • 7th grade: Vaccination against HPV for both boys and girls, two doses
  • 8th grade: Conversation individually or in groups on health and well-being. Measurement of height and weight. Follow-up as needed
  • 9th grade: Sex-education
  • 10th grade: Vaccination against Tetanus, Diphtheria, Whooping cough and Polio

Interesting links

Alarm telephone for children: www.116111.no

Teenagers 13 and over: www.ung.no

Students in the classroom at Arendal International School

Student Council

The student council at the school is a crucial communication tool and decision-making body. The Student Council is just one of the ways that AIS encourages participative democracy within the school.

 

Two representatives from each class are democratically elected by their fellow students to represent their interests for the year. The council comes together regularly to discuss ways to improve the school, student relations, or to consider issues or problems which have arisen. The students discuss the issues as equals, regardless of their age. Some of the issues which councilors have pursued include:

 

  • Seeking permission for older students to visit the local shop, including drafting operational guidelines
  • Organizing fundraising and school spirit events
  • Representing students who have raised concerns over teacher/student relations

 

Students learn the processes of committee meetings such as drafting and sending out meeting agendas, keeping notes, and providing minutes after each meeting. The student council is facilitated by a teacher who oversees the process, assisting or guiding where necessary.

After School Clubs

The After School Clubs have been created to give our students opportunities for them to model life-long learning and circumstances that enable them to meet up after school in a social context. The selection of After School Clubs varies, some of the clubs we offer are listed here.

Math Club

A club run by our MYP Mathematics teacher to give students extra opportunities to challenge themselves. The club runs every Monday at 14:15-15:00. Please contact Mr. Eric Oziegbe Omobude if you are interested in joining the club.

Science club

The club provides Grade 9 and 10 students an opportunity to boost their knowledge and skills to support their success in the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP). The focus of the club will be the content needed for entry into the IBDP in physics and chemistry. Students who decided to be part of the AIS Sciences club are expected to meet prepared for every single lesson. The class will not be assessed, but the students will be asked to read and prepare for each session.

The class will at least be partially taught using the concept of ‘Flipped lessons’ where students watch a preparation video at home and then spend most of the time in class applying and developing the knowledge explored in the video. This way the information delivery takes less of the valuable time as there is a very limited time available each week. Please contact Ms. Yvonne Neilson if you are interested in joining the club.

Norwegian club

Grade 7-8.

PYP Clubs

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