Slotsvænget 1-3,

DK-5000 Odense, Denmark

The School day – lessons and breaks


A normal school day starts with a whole-school morning assembly at 08.10 run by our Principal, Henrik Nannestad Jørgensen. We sing and pray the Lord’s Prayer. Sometimes students perform or tell a story. After that, Henrik Jørgensen tells us the story of a piece of music before we listen to it. This could be anything from contemporary rap music to opera or jazz.

After assembly, students head to class. Our lessons are 45 minutes long and there are breaks between some of them (09.55-10.10, 10.10-11.40 and 13.05-13.50). At 11.40 we have lunch. The class monitor collects fruit and milk for the class (this can be ordered online: Students have packed lunches with them and parents are encouraged to give some thought into providing their children with healthy and balanced meals. A limited selection of food is available against a reasonable charge in the canteen.

Odense International School students in key stage 1, 2 and 3 will have classes from 8.10 until 13.05 on most days.

During break times playgrounds are designated to various age groups and teachers are on outside duty to care for the children at all times. Children are not permitted to leave school property during break time until they are 14 years old, and then only in the lunch break (11.40-12.20). Only class monitors and senior students are permitted to stay inside during breaks.

The core subjects take a cross-curricular approach to education. Consequently, numeracy and literacy will cross over into other subject areas like history, geography, social studies, etc. ICT is integrated into regular classroom work. All classrooms are equipped with Smart Boards.