- School Handbook
- School Day
- PYP 1 & 2
- PYP 3 & 4
- PYP 5 & 6
- MYP Lesson Structure
- Late Arrivals
- Leaving school premises during school hours
- School Materials
- Dress Code
- Outdoor Clothes
- Inside Shoes and Physical Education Clothing
- Guide for parents: If your child does not thrive at school
- School Parking
- Lost Property
- ThIS Healthy Eating
- School Milk
Click here for the school handbook.
Students are expected to arrive at school on time to start the school day at 8:30. We start lining up outside the bootroom at 8:20. Do not enter the school building in the mornings unless your child is in SFO or you have a scheduled meeting.
We have staff supervision outside of school from 8.10. If students from grade 1 to 4 need to arrive before 8.10, they can be enrolled to attend morning SFO.
|PYP 1 & 2||Monday||Tuesday||Wednesday||Thursday||Friday|
|8:30-9:30||Lesson 1||Lesson 1||Lesson 1||Lesson 1||Lesson 1|
|9:30-10:30||Lesson 2||Lesson 2||Lesson 2||Lesson 2||Lesson 2|
|11:30-12:30||Lesson 3||Lesson 3||Lesson 3||Lesson 3||Lesson 3|
|13:30-14:00||Lesson 4, finished at 14:00||Lesson 4||Lesson 4, finished at 14:00||Lesson 4, finished at 14:00||Lesson 4, finished at 14:00|
|14:00 -15:00||SFO||Lesson 5, finished at 15:00||SFO||SFO||SFO|
|15:00 – 16:30||SFO|
|4 hrs||5 hrs||4 hrs||4 hrs||4 hrs|
|Total hours for the week = 21 hrs|
|PYP 3 & 4||Monday||Tuesday||Wednesday||Thursday||Friday|
|8:30-9:30||Lesson 1||Lesson 1||Lesson 1||Lesson 1||Lesson 1|
|9:30-10:30||Lesson 2||Lesson 2||Lesson 2||Lesson 2||Lesson 2|
|11:30-12:30||Lesson 3||Lesson 3||Lesson 3||Lesson 3||Lesson 3|
|13:30-14:00||Lesson 4, finished at 14:00||Lesson 4||Lesson 4, finished at 14:00||Lesson 4||Lesson 4, finished at 14:00|
|14:00 -15:00||SFO||Lesson 5, finished at 15:00||SFO||Lesson 5, finished at 15:00||SFO|
|15:00 – 16:30||SFO||SFO|
|4 hrs||5 hrs||4 hrs||5 hrs||4 hrs|
|Total hours for the week = 22 hrs|
|PYP 5 & 6||Monday||Tuesday||Wednesday||Thursday||Friday|
|8:30 – 9:30||Lesson 1||Lesson 1||Lesson 1||Lesson 1||Lesson 1|
|9:30 – 10:30||Lesson 2||Lesson 2||Lesson 2||Lesson 2||Lesson 2|
|10:30 – 11:00||Lunch|
|11:00 – 11:30||Break|
|11:30 – 12:30||Lesson 3||Lesson 3||Lesson 3||Lesson 3||Lesson 3|
|12:30 – 13:00||Break|
|13:00 – 14:00||Lesson 4, finished at 14:00||Lesson 4||Lesson 4, finished at 14:00||Lesson 4||Lesson 4|
|14:00 – 15:00||Lesson 5||Lesson 5||Lesson 5|
|4 hrs||5 hrs||4 hrs||5 hrs||5 hrs|
|Total hours for the week = 23 hrs|
|8:30 – 9:00||
|9:00 – 9:30|
|9:30 – 10:00||
Lesson 2 & 3 (1.5 hours)
|10:00 – 10:30|
|10:30 – 11:00||Lesson 3
|11:00 – 11:30||Lunch||
|11:30 – 12:00||
|12:00- 12:30||Lesson 4
|12:30 – 13:00||Break||
|13:00 – 13:30||
|13:30 – 14:00|
|14:00 – 14:30||
Finish at 14:00
|14:30 – 15:00|
|Total hours for the week = 27 hrs|
If a student is going to be late or absent at a certain day e.g. due to a doctor/dentist appointment or sickness, parents/guardians must notify the school by 8:30 via ManageBac under the attendance excusal tab for MYP or via email to class teachers for PYP. Please inform the office if student is absent due to any infectious disease.
Students who arrive late at school have to report to the office first before entering their class. Failure to do so might result in being marked as absent.
Students are allowed to leave the school grounds for planned appointments with the written notices from parents. Parents must notify the school via ManageBac under the attendance excusal tab for MYP or by email to class teachers for PYP.
In MYP, we are utilizing a Student Information System that is designed specifically for IB Schools to integrate teacher planning, record keeping and communication with students and parents. It is called ManageBac. Students and Parents are provided secure logins to this web-based system to connect with course work and to foster communication about student learning.
Please note that this is for teachers to communicate about learning. Parents should communicate individual concerns through teacher emails.
Look at the link below to see a step by step guide for parents on how to use ManageBac.
If you have not received or lost your log in username or password, please send an e-mail at email@example.com.
In PYP, we are utilizing a Student Information System called Toddle that is designed specifically for IB PYP Schools to integrate teacher planning, record keeping, communication with students and parents and an online journal/portfolio. It is called Toddle. Students are provided secure logins to this web-based system to connect with course work and to foster communication about student learning.
In Norway, all students are provided with the minimum necessary equipment for lessons. This includes all stationary and ICT equipment. 1st grade students are provided with a school bag by Statens vegvesen (the state road authority). It is the responsibility of the students to look after these materials. They may be asked to replace or repair in specific circumstances.
One of the values of the school is respect and sensitivity to other cultures. This should influence the way students dress. Deliberately torn clothing, visible underwear, see through or display of offensive images or words are not allowed. If jewellery is worn it should be minimal, not offensive. We encourage student not to bring objects of value to school. The school is not responsible for lost personal property. Students that do not dress properly will be asked to change or cover unacceptable clothing.
During the autumn and spring months, rain pants, rain jacket with hood or rain hat, and rain boots are important for outdoor play. In the winter students need good warm winter wear that allows them to be outside when it is -20 degrees Celsius. Students must be prepared for all weather.
Inside shoes must be worn at all times during the school day. It is expected that students change their clothes for Physical Education (PE) lessons. Students must bring appropriate clothing and shoes for these lessons each week.
In Norway, all children have the right to enjoy a safe and good school environment that promotes health, well-being and learning. This means that your child should not suffer bullying or harassment from other children or from teachers. If your child is unhappy, he or she is entitled to get help from the adults at the school.
Follow this link to learn about the newly revised laws regarding the Student’s School Environment.
A friendly reminder to parents that in the interest of student safety, the school parking lot is for staff use only. Please do not use the parking lot for dropping off and picking up your child.
The parking lot is a shared area for both Tomas School and THIS. The parking lot is controlled by Europark – we are not able to assist with any parking fines received.
We ask all parents who drive their children to school to drive carefully and take note of the direction of traffic flow that we wish to create (drive in through Haldens gate and turn right (parking zone on left hand side, for those who are dropping off pre-schoolers and 1st graders) or left (“kiss-and-learn” zone for drop-off of all other children). Please do not leave engine running while dropping children off.
AtB Free bus card
Students are entitled to a free school bus card according to the Norwegian law (Opplæringsloven §7-1 and Friskoleloven §3-7).
Students in grade 1 who live further than 2km from school are entitled to a free bus card and 4km for students from grade 2 and up. An application form can be found here for the English version and here for Norwegian version.
If your child lives in two different homes, this form needs to be filled out and submitted as well.
You can check the bus timetable and the bus stops here.
For detailed information about all the changes, please follow this link.
Students with a disability, temporary injury or sickness can apply for other means of transportation if necessary. Parents can send a request to the school with a medical certificate and the school will forward it to Sør Trøndelag Fylkeskommune who will make the decision.
More information regarding school transportation can be found here.
How t:kort skole (bus card) works
The school card is a personal card with name and date of birth. The school card contains a computer chip where information about your travel rights is stored. Be careful with your school card and do not make holes in it or subject it to any other rough treatment.
The school card can be used all the years you have been granted a school transport.
The school card contains two valid trips per day. The total number of trips in the school card is individual and follows the right that each student has for school transport. For full school transport right, there are two trips per day in the 190 days of the school year. The school card can be used throughout the year, but will run out of travel if used more than the right indicates.
The school card only applies to the distance to and from the school.
The school card for the primary school is valid every weekday according to the school calendar.
The school card must not be used outside a valid area or time period. It is then considered misuse and the name and address are noted. In case of misuse, AtB will send information about the incident to the parents.
We have a problem with students forgetting shoes, clothes, keys and other personal belongings.
Lost and unidentified items are stored in the lost and found area in the school. Any unclaimed items will be donated to a charity at the end of each month.
*Please label all clothing and sportswear with the student’s name.
ThIS Healthy Food Agreement
Packing healthy school lunches with fresh foods gives your child the energy to grow, concentrate, learn and play all day.
As a school community we want to help promote being balanced through healthy living and the choosing of a variety of foods to include within our school lunches.
No one food or food group provides all of the nutrients we need for good health.
Packing school lunches with many different kinds of nutritious food choices and minimal sugar is one important way to contribute to active, life-long learning and good health.
Please click here to view our ThIS Healthy Food Agreement.
Parents can order milk for their children at Tine skolemelk (www.skolemelk.no). This is a voluntary program administered by Tine melk.
The instructions on how to sign up for the school milk subscription can be viewed here.
Orders for a daily delivery of milk or juice can be placed directly online through the website of the local dairy, www.skolelyst.no.
Payments are made directly to the dairy and not to ThIS. Information about how the system operates, how to set up an account and place an order is available in English and Norwegian. Once placed, you can administer your own order, including changing the product ordered, cancelling for planned absences, etc. Orders can be placed at any time of the school year. Trondheim International School is registered as a participating school.
Health and Safety at ThIS
- School Nurse
- School Health Services: Grades 1 to 10
- Tuberculosis Test
- Allergies and Hypersensitivities
- Dental Care in Trøndelag
- Head lice
- First Aid
- Handling of Medicines
- Fire Drills
- Incident reporting/Insurance
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.
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.
If you have any concerns regarding your children’s health, you can contact;
|Marthe Christin Aavik
Phone: 900 64 395
For some useful fact sheets from the Environment Department (Miljøenheten) in Trondheim kommune regarding personal hygiene at school, chickenpox, conjunctivitis, gastroenteritis, click here.
Parents and students can contact her directly or via the class teacher or the Special Needs Coordinator.
|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 nurse 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.
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 high rates of tuberculosis occurrences are obliged to take tuberculosis test if they are going to stay more than three months in Norway, and their children should be offered BCG vaccination. Public Health has prepared the list, as of September 2014.
All refugees and asylum seekers, even if they come from a country which is not on the list of high rate countries, are required to undergo a tuberculosis test.
If the result is negative for tuberculosis, students can start at school.
Parents always get this documentation of the test result from the vaccination and infection control office. This documentation needs to be submitted to the school before students start school.
What does “high rate” mean?
Which countries have high Tuberculosis occurrences is based on estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO).
From February 2013 countries with tuberculosis occurrences of 40 per 100 000 inhabitants or more, or who have a high prevalence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis are considered as countries with high rates of tuberculosis occurrences.
The table below lists countries with high rates arranged by continent.
|Europe and Central Asia||Bosnia-Herzegovina, Greenland, Romania and all the countries of the former Soviet Union: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.|
|America||Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Suriname.|
|Oceania||Guam, Kiribati, Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.|
|Asia||Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Yemen, Cambodia, China, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and East Timor.|
|Africa||All countries except Egypt, Mauritius, Comoros, Seychelles and Tunisia.|
Where to take a tuberculosis test
Tuberculosis test can be taken at ‘Vaksinasjons- og Smittevernkontoret’ (the vaccination and infection control office) in Trondheim kommune
Tuberculosis test is conducted every Mondays and Tuesdays between 8:30 and 10:30. It is not necessary to book appointments.
The vaccination and infection control office is located in Erling Skakkes gate 40 (Leühenhaven), entrance A and C. The office is open every day from 8:30-15:30.
From 15.10.2014, this tuberculosis test is done by blood test, IGRA-test. The result for the blood test is available after 4-7 days.
Regulation on the control of tuberculosis (Ministry of Health and Care)
Chapter 3: Obligation to undergo tuberculosis examination, implementation and monitoring etc.
- 3-1.Obligation to undergo a tuberculosis examination
The following people are obliged to undergo a tuberculosis examination:
- a) People from countries with high prevalence of tuberculosis, who stay more than three months in Norway with requirements for a residence permit, registration certificate or residence card, as well as refugees and asylum seekers.
- b) People who during the past three years have stayed for at the minimum three months in countries with high rates of tuberculosis, and to accede or reoccur in position in the health care sector, in teaching positions or other positions related to child care.
The requirement also applies to people under training or work experience in such positions.
- c) Other people where there is a suspect medically or has been at risk of being infected with tuberculosis.
Examination of the people mentioned in § 3-1 shall be carried out as soon as possible.
Refugees and asylum seekers should be examined within fourteen days of entry.
People mentioned in § 3.1 b) shall be tested for infectious tuberculosis and must not have symptoms or signs of contagious tuberculosis before the work duty begins. Employers have a duty to ensure that the result of the examination is available with negative result before starting employment.
LOVEN: Kapittel 3. Plikt til å gjennomgå tuberkuloseundersøkelse, gjennomføring og oppfølging mv.
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.
The Parent Committee (PC) is the link between the parents and the school. The PC works to protect and promote the interest of the parents with regards to the school’s boards, school administration and the teaching staff. The PC also works to help these bodies to better communicate with the school’s parents.
PC representatives are the link between the parents of each class and the PC. PC members are elected by parents at the beginning of the school year. Two parent representatives from each preschool class and grade level are elected to represent their class for a one year term.
School Year 2020-2021
|PC president||Caroline Cheng|
|Kristian Olaf Rønnes|
|PYP5||Linn Mari Saksvik|
|Roles||PC Board 2020/2021|
|President||Caroline Cheng (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Vice president||Maria Azucena|
|Internal auditor||Ivan Vakulenko|
PC is also responsible for coordinating a number of important School-Wide Social Activities. The PC works together with teachers and staff to arrange the Fall and Spring “dugnads”. Additionally, the PC has agreed that the following classes are annually responsible for the following events, please check the school calendar to find the exact date:
- Foreldrevalget for grunnopplæringen (FUG): https://www.fug.no/materiell-paa-andre-spraak.155836.no.html
- Udir – Information for parents and students regarding school environment in several languages: https://www.udir.no/laring-og-trivsel/skolemiljo/informasjon-til-foreldre/
Trondheim International School
Festningsgata 2, 7014 Trondheim NORWAY
+47 934 55 852
+47 73 51 48 00
Organisation number : 886847262
Office: 08:00 - 15:00
SFO : 07:30 - 08:20
13:30 - 16:30