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Birralee International School Trondheim

Bispegate 9c, 7012, Trondheim, Norway
Tel: (+47) 73 870260
Fax: (+47)
Email: admin@birralee.no
Web site: www.birralee.no

ADMINISTRATION:

Principal - Trude Farstad
Vice-Principal - Mari Ana Jones
chair - Sylfest Myklatun
FACULTY:

Full time:   5 men, 16 women
Part time:   2 men, 8 women
Nationalities:  10   CURRICULUM AND EXAMS:


Curriculum
:   National, UK,
Exams: IGCSE,   ENROLMENT:

Age Range: 3.5-16
Total Enrolment: 254
Nationalities: 45
124 boys, 130 girls
Infant: 50
Priamry: 146
Middle School: 58
FEES:

Day only: NKR 15000-NKR 15000

Founded in 1973, this co-educational day school serves children of all nationalities, including Norwegian children interested in an international education. The school is an independent non-profit making foundation, administered by a board of Governors and is accredited by the Norwegian Department of Education. The educational programme has been developed from the English National Curriculum and modified for an international setting. It also covers the requirements of the Norwegian National Curriculum. The school is a Cambridge International Exam Centre and offer IGCSE programmes in several subjects. After-school care and extra curricular activities are offered. The school aims to provide a varied, stimulating and secure learning environment and value each child as an individual. Children are encouraged to develop their special talents, reach for their full potential and become inquisitive and independent learners. Classrooms are happy, child-centred environments. Teaching methods are diverse to help foster the children's self-esteem and self-confidence and to develop the skills needed to take responsibility for themselves, each other and the natural and global environment. By providing the children with interesting and exciting learning opportunities, including drama and creative work, they are encouraged to develop their imagination, self-confidence and creativity and to perform in assemblies and drama productions. The staff are fully qualified and experienced teachers, mostly permanentl residents in Trondheim. Children needing ESL instruction are catered for in small groups within the class. The school encourages a close community spirit. Social and cultural activities are organised for the enjoyment of children, parents and staff. The school is situated in the city centre, easily reached by public transport. It comprises a gym, music room, cookery room, woodwork room, dark room, band room, computer room, two libraries, audio/ visual room and classrooms. The Middle School is situated in a separate building. The school year follows the Norwegian school calendar starting in mid-August and finishing in mid-June.