Slotsvænget 3

5000 Odense C

Denmark

The School Day

 

A normal school day begins with a whole-school morning assembly at 08.10 led by our Principal, Henrik Nannestad Jørgensen. We sing and pray the Lord’s Prayer. Sometimes students perform or tell a story. After this, our Principal tells us the story behind 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 until 09.55, when they have a 15-minute break. The students have two more 45-minute-long lessons before lunch at 11.40-12.20. At lunch, the class monitor collects and distributes organic fruit and milk for the class (you can read more about the milk scheme here). Students eat their packed lunches, which we recommend are healthy and balanced. A limited selection of food is available against a reasonable charge in the food stall. 

 

After lunch, the number of remaining lessons for the day varies, depending on the student’s year. In general, primary students are finished with lessons at 13.50 whereas secondary students also have an additional break and are finished by 14.45 or 15.30.  

 

The End of the School Day 

The After-School Care Programme, which is included in tuition for students in P1-P4, is open from 13.05-16.15.   You can read more about its many activities here. For 600 DKK per month, students in P5-P6 may join The Club after their lessons until 15.30 and play outside under adult supervision until 16.15. 

 

Students from both Odense International School and Henriette Hørlücks School participate together in the After-School Care Programme and The Club. All the adults speak English and we have a designated pedagogue helper for the international students. 

 

School Breaks 

During breaks, students play on the playground designated for their age group, under the constant watch of teachers who are outside to care for the children. Students are not permitted to leave school property during break time until they are 14 years old, and then only during lunch (11.40-12.20). Only class monitors and senior students are permitted to stay inside during breaks. 

 

Cross-Curricular Approach 

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