Birralee International School & Kindergarten Trondheim


Welcome to Birralee! Our school and kindergarten provide an English-speaking education for children aged 4-16 living in Trondheim, central Norway.

The Australian founder gave the school the name ‘Birralee’ meaning a ‘safe place for children’ – we do our best to provide a stimulating and secure learning environment in which we value each child as an individual. The school and kindergarten are owned by a non-profit making foundation.

Our curriculum is based on the British National Curriculum, an internationally recognised high quality curriculum used in many international and English speaking schools throughout the world. The curriculum has been modified to suit the needs of international students and also to meet the requirements of the Norwegian National Curriculum.

The curriculum is approved by the Norwegian Department of Education and Research. Our students participate in the Norway’s National tests and have the possibility to take IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) exams.

The school is approved as a University of Cambridge exam centre and is a member of the European Council of International Schools.

If you are thinking of coming to Trondheim and have children within our age range, contact us at We would be pleased to hear from you and to welcome you to our ‘safe place for children’.

Trude Farstad

Latest news

24-04-2015 Art Week: Displays up in the hallway

The students have experienced a fantastic Art Festival "You be you" this week. They have worked with imagination and creativity in many different workshops with materials ranging from textile and wood to glass, modelling clay and paper. They have created new songs and dance routines and have worked with photography and film. I am so very proud of them all and what they have achieved. I am equally proud of the team of teachers and assistants who has inspired and worked with the children.

We have now made displays in the corridors of some of the art work produced. Parents and Family are most welcome to come and visit. Make sure you walk through the corridors when you pick up your child today.

Best regards
Mrs Farstad - Principal

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