A normal week at Høgtun
On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays you will have electives and classes with everyone until lunch time. After lunch on Wednesdays until Friday you will have your main class. On Saturdays we have seminars during the day and student nights in the evenings.
Høgtun has school on Saturdays. That is why we also have long holiday breaks and why the school year ends in mid-May already. Most of the students live quite far away from Høgtun, so they spend the weekends here anyway.
On Saturday evenings there are student nights which the students arrange themselves. It is mandatory to meet up for these student nights, but for many it is one of the highlights of the week. On Sundays there are no classes, but all the meals will be served and the students typically arrange a lot of activities.
Those are classes / seminars that all students have together.
A short class with singing and music where we focus on enjoying music. Sometimes we also have choir class. We sing well-known Norwegian and international songs as well as less known pieces.
Discussions and Presentations
We challenge our students to present a personal topic to the school in these lessons. They can for example talk about their hobbies, their hometown, their idols, their favourite writer, etc.
Two lessons each Wednesday we talk about relevant topics. In autumn this is going to be related to the school trip, after Christmas we are going to focus on current issues, for example climate, ethics, social media, beliefs, etc.
In these lessons we are going to talk about practical things that come up when living in dormitories. Afterwards everybody has to clean and tidy their rooms and dormitories.
The principal’s lesson
Høgtun as a folk high school and as a Christian folk high school. Traditions and values. Who are we and what do we want to teach?
On Saturdays we have different seminars. Sometimes this can be an activity, sometimes more theoretical issues like for example “Living together” or “The five languages of love”.