Student welfare & safety


Happy, healthy and safe students learn better!

OIS has two full-time School Counsellors–one for Primary and one for Secondary. The counsellor’s role is to help students become healthy, confident and successful learners. We appreciate that students learn best when their social and emotional needs are supported. The School Counsellors collaborate with teachers, parents and other community professionals to help support the emotional needs of our students. Counsellor services include individual or group counselling, consultation with parents and teachers, referrals to community resources as well as class lessons designed to support emotional growth and development.

Student council and democracy

The student council helps share students’ improvement ideas, interests, and concerns with teachers and Heads of school. They often help raise funds for school-wide activities, including social events, community projects and assisting people in need. Members are elected by their fellow students and learn several useful skills as an extension of their formal education. Two student council Chairs are members of the school’s Cooperation Council where parents, students, staff and leadership meet to improve the learning environment.

Safety at OIS

Oslo International School strives to be a safe and welcoming environment for learning and play, as well as an arena for children to gradually acquire skills for evaluating and handling safety risks. The school seeks to strike a balance between the different risk sensitivities of its students while taking account of the safety and security situation of the local environment. The school complies fully with Norwegian educational regulations and international accreditations with regard to safety equipment, procedures, staff training and facilities. OIS has a comprehensive and well-developed safety system with clearly defined roles and responsibilities, policies, procedures and protocols, as well as equipment and technical installations to keep students as safe as possible.

School nurse

An on-campus nurse and first aid facility are available for students during school hours.  The nurse provides help and advice on all health-related issues. If a student is injured or sufficiently unwell as to be unable to return to normal classes within a reasonable time period, parents will be contacted and arrangements made for the student to go home.

Knut Sørlie