The Children's House
The Children's House is an international school for children from
the age of 18 months through to six. The school is based upon a philosophy
which recognizes the uniqueness of each child and the importance of
the early years in developing the child's positive self-image, establishing
social relationships, building concept information, improving language
skills, and encouraging creativity. The school believes that children
learn by being involved in the learning process and by exploring the
world around them with teachers who are sensitive to their needs.
At present there are 137 children in the school representing several
nationalities, and there are eleven classes.
The school hours are: Pre-Toddlers: Tuesday, Friday 09:45-12:45
- Pre-Toddlers: Monday, Wednesday 09:45-12:45; Toddlers: Tuesday,
Thursday 09:00-12:00, or 12:30-15:30 or Monday/Wednesday/Friday.
Pre School: three-year-olds, Monday, Wednesday, Friday (optional
Tuesday and Thursday) - 09:15-13:15. Pre-Kindergarten: four-year-olds,
five days a week 09:30-13:30. Kindergarten/Primary One: five and
six year-olds, five days a week, 09:30-14:30. Norwegian: five days
a week, 09:15-13:30 (This class is taught in Norwegian and is open
for all children).
The size of the school and classes allows the staff to give each
child the individual attention and one-to-one relationship important
to the child in its formative years, and allows the children to
develop through their own individuality and pace. The children and
parents are given the opportunity to learn more about different
languages and cultures and there is a great deal of interaction
between the families attending the school.
The school incorporates the various international programmes so
that the children are prepared for and can integrate into local
or international schools.