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.
Hundreds of parents, teachers and students joined in the Parent Association's Back-to-School Birthday Bash celebrating ISS' 50th.
This May, ISS will celebrate its 50th with a special alumni weekend where members of the ISS community - past and present - can come together around the May 17th holiday, revisit places that created vivid memories and make some more memories to take back home.
Attention all alumni and members of the ISS community. Join us for a 50th evening social event downtown Stavanger this spring 11 June 2016.
To kick off the 50th school year, we held an all-school assembly that took students on a trip down memory lane (remember vinyl records?) followed by an aerial photo/video featuring more than 630 students (aged 3-18).