Primary school, grades 1–10

Öldusel 17
109 Reykjavík


Ölduselsskóli school calendar

Here is the school calendar for Ölduselsskóli. The school calendar lists the planning days as well as other important information for parents and guardians.

Primary School Meals

Most primary school students take part in the lunch program. The cost of school meals is the same at all schools. And, you do not need to pay for school lunch for more than two children from the same household.

About Ölduselsskóli

Ölduselsskóli is a comprehensive primary school for students from first to tenth grade, located at Öldusel 17, Reykjavík. There are about 500 students and 80 staff members. Ölduselsskóli was founded in the fall of 1975 and is one of Reykjavík City's primary schools. Like other municipal schools, it falls under the Department of Education & Youth and its curriculum is built around the City's school policy and future vision.

Ölduselsskóli’s motto is competence, respect, and ambition. Staff and students strive to show ambition in their work, aiming for self-improvement in as many areas as possible, while respecting themselves, others, and the environment.

The Vinaheimar After-School Program is for children in 1st to 4th grade at Ölduselsskóli, and Hólmasel Youth Center offers a variety of fun activities for children and adolescents.

Ölduselsskóli administration team

The Principal is Elínrós Benediktsdóttir

The Assistant Principal is Erla Erlendsdóttir

The Assistant Principal and Head of the Support Program Eygló Guðmundsdóttir

Is your child starting primary school?

On this page, you will find useful information about starting primary school. As, for example, what the children have to take with them to school and whether the children will get food during school hours.

School activities

Operational plan

What's ahead for Ölduselsskóli? You can find several items in the operational plan, including the school's policy for the previous year, teaching planning, and much more.

Parent cooperation

We are all in this together, and as the proverb goes it takes a village to raise a child. Reykjavík City schools make targeted efforts to consult with and increase parent involvement in school activities. All schools in Reykjavík City have an active parent association.The aim of the parent cooperation is to ensure the interests of students by disseminating information and parents' consultation with schools.

 The role of the parent association is to enhance the school's efforts, foster student well-being, and reinforce connections between home and school. Each school's parent association defines its own rules of operation, including the election process for its board and the selection of representatives to the school council. There is much that can be done with the children and by having positive interactions between children and parents in play and team building, it has positive impacts on a student's well-being at school and boosts the students' self-confidence.


Members of Ölduselsskóli’s School Council 2022-2023:

Guðmundur Magnús Daðason – Chair
Falasteen Libdeh – Treasurer
Aldís Bjarnadóttir – Member
Ágústa Ýr Þorbergsdóttir – Member
Björk Hauksdóttir – Member
Ingunn Kristín Ólafsdóttir – Member
Ólöf Birna Björnsdóttir - Member



Class representatives and class activities
At a meeting with parents, two or more parent representatives from each class are selected. The role of class representatives is to keep track of and contribute to the planning of class work with the aim of fostering communication and friendship within individual classes, as well as reinforcing the relationship between parents in the group. Class representatives and homeroom teachers have a healthy and good relationship.

The role of class representatives is to be liaisons and managers, they:

• participate in the work of the parent association and encourage collaboration with other parents

• organize class entertainment outside school time so that students and parents can meet

• organize friend groups

• organize parent visits to the class once a school year in consultation with teachers

• create a forum for parents to meet and get to know each other

• attend the parent association's general meeting held at the beginning of the school year

School council

Primary schools must have an active school council that serves as a forum for consultation between the principal and the school community on the school operation. The School Council participates in shaping policy for the school and defining its unique character.

A school council shall be composed of nine individuals for terms of two years each: two teacher representatives, one other staff representative from the school in question, two student representatives, and two parent representatives, along with the school principal who directs the school council's activities and is responsible for its establishment. A school council also selects one local community representative to sit on the council or an additional parent representative. In addition, the school principal is required to call a joint meeting of the School Council and the student association board at least once a year.

The role of the council is further detailed in Regulation 1157/2008, and it states that a school council:

  1. Discusses the school curriculum, operational schedule, operational plan, and other plans related to school operations.
  2. Discusses planned major changes to school management and operations and provides feedback before final decisions on them are taken.
  3. Participates in shaping the school's policy and identity and its relationship with the local community.
  4. Monitors security, housing, facilities, housing conditions, and the overall welfare of students.
  5. Discusses school rules and behavior within the school.
  6. Discusses matters from the school committee of the municipality, parent association, teachers' meeting, general staff meeting, student association, individuals and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, and other parties concerning issues mentioned in this Article, and provides feedback if requested.
  7. Participates in other projects on behalf of the school committee, subject to the approval of the municipal government.

A school council does not discuss individual issues of students, parents, or school staff.

The council, among other things sets a work plan and project schedule for the school year, decides how often to meet, what to emphasize. 


Members of Ölduselsskóli’s School Council 2022-2023:

Principal: Una Jóhannesdóttir (while Elínrós Bekediktsdóttir is on leave)

Assistant Principal: Erla Erlendsdóttir 

Teacher representative: Heiðrún Ólöf Jónsdóttir   

Teacher representative: Rut Indriðadóttir   

General Staff Representative: Sólveig Guðmundsdóttir 

Parent representative: Hrönn Jónsdóttir 

Parent representative: Ágústa Þorbergsdóttir 

Grade 10 student representative: Rita Zogaj 

Grade 9 student representative: Hugi Gunnarsson 

Local community representative: Ólafur Jóhann Borgþórsson   

Ölduselsskóli school district

There are several school districts in Reykjavík and each child has priority in their district school. Nevertheless, all parents have the choice to apply to any school in the city for their children according to the rules on school districts, applications, and admission. Here is information on which streets belong to Ölduselsskóli's school district.