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

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26-01-2014 Curriculum Evenings

We are happy to invite Parents and Guardians to our Parents’ Curriculum Evenings this spring. At Birralee we aim to foster close co-operation between home and school. We are sure that this co-operation is in the best interests of us all. We keep you informed about what your children are doing at school through our parent evenings and parent conferences, through the school newsletters, the website and the class blogs.

During our Parents’ Curriculum Evening we are looking forward to sharing information about the school and the educational programme for your child this Spring Term.

Our Parents’ Curriculum Evenings will take place as follows:
Year 8  - Monday, 02.02.2015
17:30–18:00 Information Meeting with Mrs Jones about the Middle School
18:00 Curriculum Evening
Year 9 - Year 11, Tuesday, 03.02.2015  at 18:00
Year 2- Year 7, Wednesday, 04.02.2015 at 18:00

Please let your teacher know if you are unable to attend the meeting.


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