Official information
Banner
Banner

Private schools for Royal children

 

The Royal FamilyPrincess Ingrid Alexandra (10), daughter of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, had her first day at Oslo International School on Tuesday.

The Princess left the public school system this spring to start grade five at a private international school outside of Oslo. 

The Crown Prince couple announced that the princess would leave the public school Jansløkka just before summer, stating that they have made a decision that is right for them and their child. They also argued that the Princess, who is second in line to inherit the throne, will benefit from attending an international school, and that it will prepare her for her international role as an adult. 

Meanwhile, the school change breaks with the tradition that Norwegian royals attend public schools, which is one of their few opportunities to be among ordinary people of their age. People have also questioned if the Crown Prince couple does not think the Norwegian public school system is good enough. 

When it became known that the Crown Prince couple planned to take their children out of the pbulic school system, the Labour Party’s Royal Political spokesperson, Martin Kolberg, told VG that their choice of school was one step closer to putting an end to the monarchy. The Socialist Left Party’s foreign political spokesperson Torgeir Knag Fylkesnes, was not positive either, and told NRK that the foundation of the Norwegian monarchy was breaking apart. 

The Norwegian people, however, seem to have split views on their Crown Prince Couple’s school choice. 25 percent think it is positive, 41 percent are neutral, whereas 30 percent are negative. 

The principal at Oslo International School (OIS), however, assures that Princess Ingrid Alexandra will get no special treatment. «When the princess walks through the door here she is just an ordinary student, just like the other OIS-students,» says Janecke Aarnes. 

Oslo International School is a private school where all lectures are conducted in English, and they follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). The scool charges around NOK 100 000 per year in tuition, and most of the students have foreign parents who live and work in Norway. Prince Sverre Magnus, Princess Ingrid Alexandra's little brother, has also quit Jansløkka school and started at a private Montessori school in Oslo. 

(Aftenposten/NRK)

 


Related Articles

Statoil signs Colombia agreement with Repsol

Norway's Statoil has signed farm-in agreements with Repsol, acquiring a 10% equity share in the Tayrona licence and a 20% equity share in the Guajira Offshore 1 licence...Read more...

Norway backs Obama's fight against ISL

Norway supports President Obama in the fight against ISL. - We have no choice, we have to have a show-down with ISL (IS), says Foreign Minister Børge Brende...Read more...

Norway's economy: Upturn on hold

Reduced demand from the petroleum sector and continued weak global trends are set to curb growth in the Norwegian economy for some time to come, according to experts...Read more...

US experts in Norway to study oil spill handling

Oil rigRepresentatives from one of the largest oil spill emergency response organizations in the U.S. came to Norway to learn when an oil spill was simulated along the Norwegian coastline...Read more...

Teachers accepted new agreement

The teachers unions voted in favour of accepting the new work agreement, in their national ballot, following the two-week long strike this summer. ..Read more...

Food prices drop

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell by 0.3 per cent from July to August, mainly due to lower prices on food, furniture and clothing...Read more...

Police raid against grocery chain

Police on Tuesday raided the outlets of a grocery chain in Southern Norway, on suspicion of human trafficking, tax evation and other economic crimes...Read more...

Strike by cleaners referred to Wages Board

The Government has stopped the strike in the laundry industry, and has decided to refer the wage dispute to the Statutory Wages Board...Read more...

Plans to lease prison capacity in the Neterlands

The Norwegian government is looking into the possibility of renting room in Dutch penal institutions for up 300 prisoners, in order to cut waiting lists at Norwegian prisons, TV2 reports...Read more...

Norwegian senior home nominated for innovation award

seniorsInnovative technology for everyday use has earned Kampen Omsorg, a senior home in Oslo, a nomination for the EU's Procurement of Innovation Award 2014.  ..Read more...

Foreign Minister Brende returns to the ME

Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende has returned to the Middle East, where he will have political talks in Israel, the Palestinian territories and Egypt...Read more...

Crown Princess promotes clothing reuse

Crown Princess Mette-MaritIn a dress from second-hand clothing store Fretex, Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended Gjenbruksdagen (The Reuse Day) in Bergen on Sunday. ..Read more...

Continued growth in manufacturing

Production in Norwegian manufacturing increased by 1.4 per cent from May to July 2014 compared with the previous three-month period, according to seasonally-adjusted figures from Statistics Norway (SSB)...Read more...

Airlift of Norwegian emergency supplies to Iraq

The first Norwegian transport plane with emergency aid supplies arrived in the Iraqi town of Arbil late Friday evening...Read more...

East-West railway re-opened

The railwayline between Oslo and Bergen was reopened Friday evening, after it was blocked at Geilo last Wednesday, by a serious accidental dynamte blast at Geilo, which killed three people and injured two...Read more...

62 Degrees North

http://www.norwaypost.no/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/612298Web_0074_hm_567x378_72.jpg

Sea Safari

Let the adrenalin flow during our exiting sea safari in an open rapid RIB boat. Discover Ålesund from the sea. Visit seal colonies and experience puffins and eagles at the See details

http://www.norwaypost.no/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/979953Web_Brosundet_lighthouse_room_49.jpg

Brosundet Lighthouse

Hotel Brosundet is small and intimate with only 47 rooms. The jewel in our treasury-box is Room 47. Only a few minutes walk from the hotel lies the old and See details

http://www.norwaypost.no/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/489969Web_DSC_4757.jpg

Storfjord Hotel

Storfjord Hotel is a secluded luxury hotel situated in Øvre Glomset, 30 km east of Ålesund, on a hillside overlooking the Storfjord and the Sunnmøre Alps. Ever since it opened See details

http://www.norwaypost.no/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/971299Web_Kajakk_Brosundet.jpg

Kayaking in Brosundet

A surprisingly large number of Norway’s most stunning natural attractions are concentrated around 62 degrees north latitude. Our company, 62˚Nord is a local company, with the intimate local knowledge necessary See details

http://www.norwaypost.no/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/739979Web_640__Somerruter_Foto_RasmusKongs__re.jpg

Summer Trip

Join a tour with a comfortable sightseeing boat to the wild and majestic Hjørundfjord, with stunning views of mountains and fjords at their most spectacular! The meeting between the torn See details

Local News in Brief

Social Networking

WHAT's YOUR OPINION

Should Norway apply for the 2022 Winter Olympics ?

Norwaypost Classifieds

Statoil
Norges Rederiforbund
2012 Norsk Polarinstitutt
Eidsvoll 200 year

.Partners

NORGE.NO/DIFI
Folkeuniversitetet
Bedin Front Right Top
Norsk Romsenter