Norway – Tysværvåg barne- og ungdomsskule

Mission Statement
At Tysværvåg primary and lower secondary school we hope to enlarge the child’s experience, knowledge and imagination; to help each child to become and recognise themselves as a useful caring and active member of the community to which they belong. The school also aims to help each child to manage their lives in the best way.
Our vision; Glimpse of humour and selfconfidence – Everyone can, everyone will. Together we will make it.

Statement of Aims
To nurture in all persons positive attitudes to learning which will enable them to adapt to new ideas and methods and thereby achieve their full potential.
To help learners to become self reliant, self respecting and responsible adults.
To develop in all individuals the capacity to work both collaboratively and independently, and also the ability to decide on the appropriate method for the task.
To develop a personal moral code sensitive to the needs of others.
To promote equality of opportunity and respect for all pupils.
To preserve and develop our own cultural identity within Norway while at the same time promoting an understanding of and a respect for cultures and creeds different from our own.

Background Information
Tysværvåg Primary and lower Secondary school is situated in the south west coast of Norway. The school is placed on the country side. Karstø gasfactory is central for the economy in the community.
The school is a Primary an lower Secondary school and caters for children between six and sixteen years of age. Children living on farms, in neighborhoods and outlying properties in the the area also attend the school.
There are currently 280 pupils attending Tysværvåg. 200 in primary school and 100 in lower secondary. They are accommodated in ten classrooms. We have several room for different subjects
Parents come from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds. There is a range and diversity in family makeup with the number of single parent families increasing over the years.
All of our pupils are well behaved and but not very well motivated to achieve their full potential and but they are supported at home. Most parents/carers engage in a strong partnership with the school. The teachers has great relationship with the students.
We have almost no pupils of mixed ethnic background. We provide for a full range of abilities, including the very able and children with moderate learning difficulties. 18 children have a statement of special educational needs.
Tysværvåg have a headteacher, nine 30 time teachers including two deputy headteachers, one school clerk and ten teaching assistants. Public health nurse visit the school regularly.

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