Updated: Aug 18, 2019
We are looking forward to school start on Monday, August 19 at 08:30!
Below you will find some practical information to help you get ready.
Overview of class teachers and locations Year 1a - first floor to the right - Mrs Sturdy and Ms Voges
Year 1b - first floor to the right - Mr Duevel and Ms Voges
Year 2a - second floor to the left - Ms Utsratnd and Mrs Ingram
Year 2b - second floor to the left - Mrs Corbett and Mrs Ingram
Year 3 - first floor to the left - Mrs Borsick and Mrs Nordmark
Year 4 - second floor to the left - Mr Oliveira
Year 5 - second floor to the left – Ms Solbakken and Mrs Nordmark
Year 6 - third floor to the left - Mrs Naylor
Year 7 - third floor to the left - Mr Almaas and Mrs Loe
Year 8 - third floor to the left - Mrs Castanedo and Mrs Loe
Year 9 - fourth floor – Mrs Andersen and Mr Santos
Year 10 - fourth floor – Mr Greenhalgh
Please note that students are asked to wait in the school yard until the bell rings at 08.30 before entering the classroom.
School day The school day for Year 1 to Year 7 starts every day at 8.30 and ends at 14.30. Year 8 to Year 10 are in session from 8.30 to 15.00.
Communication school – home
The school will send out regular newsletters. Other information will be sent out by the teachers through email and Seesaw, the school's learning and communication platform. Parents will receive an invitation to join Seesaw by email. School information and activity calendars can also be found on the school’s website www.birralee.no.
Parents meetings and Parent Conferences
We will be holding two annual Curriculum Meetings for parents. The first one will be in September. This will allow you to meet all the teachers and to hear about the curriculum and our plans for the year. Parents are offered two parent-teacher conferences during the year, one in the autumn and one in the spring.
A reminder about lunch and equipment
Your child will need a packed lunch and a drink. Please do not include sweets or fizzy drinks. Please note that students will not be allowed to leave the premises during school hours.
On the first day your child will need indoor shoes and outdoor clothing suitable for the weather.
We would like to remind parents that we aim to be a candy free school. We therefore kindly ask parents to not send any sweets or cakes to school, except for special school celebrations such as Halloween and Christmas.
Children will be recognised in school on their birthday by their teacher and classmates. However, we kindly ask you to not send in any birthday treats.
School Milk The school provides a milk service for our students. Parents can sign up online for the school year: https://www.skolemelk.no/
After School Program (ASP)
The Birralee After School Program (ASP) provides care, supervision and activities outside the regular school hours for children from Year 1 to Year 4 in a caring environment. ASP has its own base which is adapted to its needs. In addition, the playground, gym, music room and other rooms are used.
ASP is open from Monday to Friday from 07.30 to 16.30. ASP is open every school day and during most school holidays.
Parents also have the possibility to buy an ASP Clip Card (10x) for 1.300 NOK. The ASP Clip Card allows children to attend ASP for 10 afternoons on regular school days (14:30-16:30)
Mobile phones and electronic equipment
Mobile phones cannot be used during the school days and must be switched off. Parents can contact their child through the school office if need be.
Please note that the school is not responsible for students’ personal equipment.
Transportation New students who are living further away than 4 kilometers can apply for a school bus card. For children in Year 2 the required distance is 2 km. Please note that bus cards cannot be used during school holidays or after you’ve moved house. More information and our application form can be found here: http://birralee.no/school/transport/
If you have any questions that have not been answered in this letter, please call or email the School office (email@example.com) and we will do our best to help you.