Tuesday, August 23, 2011


I’m not sure how many of you readers have actually caught my age. I’m 18, and I just started my “senior” year at high school. I write it like that because in Norway we wouldn’t call it a senior year. It is my 13th year of schooling, in the grade called VG3 (Videregående – which loosely translated is the same as high school). I’m in the class 3STD (yes, you read correctly – other classes are 3STA, 3STB, etc..) and this year – I’m going to be a russ! For those of you who haven’t noticed – I’M ABOUT TO EXPLODE OF EXCITEMENT!

In the next two weeks we will be picking “The board of russ”, which pretty much is a group of people in our grade who will be representing us and organizing things for us before and during the Russeperiod. I reeeeeeeaally want to be a part of this, so I’m going to try to get some votes by next week! We are also going to try on russeclothes so we know what sizes to order, that will just add on to the excitement.

Yeah, I talk a lot about this but I can’t help it. It’s just so cool to be a “senior”. We’re the oldest, we know each other better, we get the perk of sitting in “the ditch” (which is a part of the cafeteria where the floor is lower and only the seniors can sit there), and we just come together in another way than we have in the previous years.


I’m extremely pleased with my classes as well this year. First of all because I have no more math and no more french, but also because my classes are ones I think I’ll enjoy. Chemistry, Biology, English Literature and culture, History, Religion, Norwegian and Gym (OK, not so sure I’ll enjoy gym but whatever..).

Only sad thing about being a senior though, it’s just my second day of school and I’ve already got homework…..




  1. haha i used that book when i did my teaching practise! yay for russ i am jealous i wish we did it in the UK! ah well i will just have to wait untill i have my own norwegian kids to push into it ;)

  2. I'm happy for you, you sound so exciting! And about homework, it is part of your adventure, so enjoy it :-)

  3. Good Luck with your senior year! I love reading about your school system... I graduated from a German High School and we had 13 years, too. :) Keep sharing your experience, I'm eager to learn about Norway schools!

  4. ohhhhhhh russ. im almost too nervous to experience it (from a 28 year olds perspective) this coming year LOL :) im sure you'll fill me in on all the details about it!