Opening Ceremony:  25 September 2015
International School of Stavanger 50th Event

With nearly 200 people in attendance, ISS celebrated its 50th school year on 25 September with a public ceremony featuring speakers from the ISS community and greater Stavanger region, including: Farouk Al-Kasim (‘Norway’s most profitable immigrant’ and former director of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate); Stavanger’s Hans Eyvind Næss (local historian and author); NATO’s Brigadier General Roger Watkins (chief of staff), Garry Hargreaves and Paul Sewell; Sola’s Jan Sigve Tjelta (deputy mayor) and Mahnoor Raja (council representative and former ISS student); Thomas Townsend (software developer and former ISS student), and current ISS administrators, Gareth Jones and David Beaty, as well as a student. It was an informative and insightful evening as we reflected back on the last 50 years and looked ahead to the next 50 years.