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Health and Safety at ThIS

Health and Safety at ThIS

Parents are expected to keep their child at home if he/she is unwell and/or unable to participate in the school activities of the day. This also applies if he/she has an infectious disease or a condition that could be passed on to other children or school staff. As a general rule it is the child’s overall condition that decides whether he/she should return to school or be kept at home

  • Temperature more than 37,5 in the morning and 38 in the evening is considered a rising temperature, and the child should be kept home until fever free (without medication).
  • Children suffering from a virus such as a stomach flu (e.g. with vomiting or acute diarrhea) can return to school 48 hours after the symptoms disappear.
  • Eye infections (conjunctivitis) are highly contagious, and consulting a doctor may be appropriate. If a treatment is prescribed, the student may return to school the next day.
  • In the case of chickenpox or other infectious skin lesions the student may return to school when the rash has dried out and is under control. 

Notify the school and class teacher by 8.15h if a student is not able to come to school because of sickness. Please be specific of the reason.
If a child develops a fever at school or shows signs of an illness such as the flu (e.g. vomiting), then staff will call parents to ask them to collect their child. Parents should attempt to do so in as timely a manner as possible.

Prolonged illness
Contact  the class/contact teacher if there is excessive absence due to prolonged illness. Together with the class/contact teacher, you will find the solution to support the ill student.

Contact Information

School nurse for PYP1-5: Sunniva Hamansen (she is currently on leave)
Phone: 909 15 485
Email: sunniva.hamansen@trondheim.kommune.no/ nurse@this.no
Days: Wednesdays and every other Friday (odd number week)

School nurse for PYP6 & MYP7-10: Marthe C. Aavik
Phone: 900 64 395
Email: marthe-christin.aavik@trondheim.kommune.no/ nurse@this.no
Days: Mondays

Physiotherapist: Anna Ragna Aarli
Phone: 482 02 112
Email: anna-ragna.aarli@trondheim.kommune.no 

Occupational therapist: Grethe Ulvik
Phone: 917 60 214
Email: grethe.ulvik@trondheim.kommune.no 

The overview over the school health service offers

1st grade: 5 and 6 year olds School starters visit with the school nurse and doctor. Individual conversations, hearing test and height/weight measurements.
2nd grade Vaccine (Diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio)
3rd grade Helsedag/health day at school with school nurse, physio therapist and occupational therapist. Individual height/weight measurements with school nurse.
5th grade Puberty education in classroom and/or groups
6th grade Vaccine MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
7th grade Vaccine HPV (Against several forms of cancer including cervical, oral, anal. From 2018 offered to both boys and girls)
8th grade Ung MEST classroom seminar with school nurse and physical therapist, individual height/weight measurements and consultation with school nurse.
9th/10th grade Health education (Sex education)
10th grade Vaccine (Diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio)

Our school nurses and social worker are available for students as needed (contacted by students, parents or teachers). It is important and necessary for cooperation between students, parents, the school and the school nurse / social worker. With joint efforts we can better see the student’s entire life situation, find holistic solutions and take action at an early stage.

Tuberculosis Test

Children arriving newly to Norway need to provide their vaccination records and are required to take a tuberculosis test before they start school.

More detailed information….

People from countries with a high occurrence of tuberculosis are obliged to undergo tuberculosis testing if they intend to stay more than three months in Norway. Their children will be offered BCG vaccination. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health maintains the list over which countries are considered to be high occurrence countries. From March 2017, there is a distinction between high and very high occurrence to help target screening for latent tuberculosis.

What does “high occurrences” mean?

According to the Norwegian regulations for tuberculosis control, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health must state which countries have a high occurrence of tuberculosis.

The list of countries with high occurrence is based on estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and data on incidence in Norway. The list was last last updated in November 2020.

In March 2017, a distinction between “high” and “very high” occurrence of tuberculosis was introduced. All immigrants from countries classified as “high” occurrence should be tested for tuberculosis disease, while testing for latent tuberculosis is limited to young adults newly arrived  from countries with “very high” occurrence.

Obligatory tuberculosis testing

These people are required to undergo tuberculosis testing:

  • People arriving from countries with high occurrences if they intend to stay for more than three months in Norway. Children will be offered BCG vaccination.
  • All refugees and asylum seekers, even if they come from countries that are not on the list of high occurrence countries.

Click here to see the listed counties with high and very high ocurrence, updated 23.November 2020.

Where to take a tuberculosis test

Tuberculosis test can be taken at Vaksinasjons og Smittevernkontoret (the vaccination and infection control office) in Trondheim kommune. Currently they take only reservations for an appointment on the phone (#7254 0850). Address: Prinsens gate 1A (Statens Hus), entrance from Tinghusgata. 


Visit here (https://www.trondheim.kommune.no/vaksiner/#heading-h2-5) for further information. 

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Trondheim International School will follow the procedures and principles for facilitating children with allergy and hypersensitivity reactions at Trondheim International School and SFO recommended by Trondheim Kommune.

If your child has an allergy that needs to be considered, please note that the school must have a doctor’s note to take preventative actions and routines.

Children from 0 to 18 years old are entitled to free dental care in public dental clinics in the county until the year they turn 18 years old. Students will be called in by the dental office closest to the student’s home address.

Head lice are common in schools particularly during spring and autumn. Head lice are tiny insects that live on the scalp, laying eggs, called nits, which stick to hair very close to the scalp. Head lice do not spread disease. Having head lice does not mean children are not clean. Students with head lice need to stay home until all eggs and lice have been removed. Please inform the office and class teacher if this is the reason your child stays home from school.

The school will send out an e-mail to all parents that there is a case of head lice. In the E-mail parents are requested to check their child(ren), and advice is given on how do this and how to treat head lice.

Visit this page for more information regarding head lice and treatment. The information is offered in several languages!

The school staff will administer first aid to students who are injured during the course of the school day. Parents will be contacted if students require treatment for more than cuts and scrapes and need to be taken to the Emergency Room (Legevakt). Parents will also be contacted if a student becomes unwell in the course of the school day. For these reasons, the school requires an emergency contact telephone number from each family.

The school staff is trained in administering first aid by professional instructors. Sufficient supplies of appropriate first aid equipment are kept at central places throughout the school.

Students may need medication administered during the course of the school day either on a long or short term basis. In each case, a written contract will be entered into with the parents/guardians of the student concerned, giving the school authority to administer the medication. It will be the responsibility of the parents to ensure that a member of staff is instructed in the administration of the medication.

NB: Parents/caregivers are responsible for the training of the staff members who administer medications. This assumes that the parents/caregivers have received the necessary guidance from their child’s doctor and hence are able to provide this information to the school.

Evacuation drills will be held at unexpected times to provide for the safety and well-being of the student body. Teachers will accompany their students as they leave, remain with them to take attendance and return with them to the school building.

All students are insured under a Collective Accident Insurance. The students are insured on the way to and from school, in the school premises during breaks, and while participating in the classroom, excursions and other activities organised by the school. The school does not hold travel insurance.

A serious injury (which are more than cuts and scrapes) is reported to NAV and the school’s private insurance company. Parents will be contacted by school in order to complete the reporting.


  Festningsgata 2, 7014 Trondheim NORWAY

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