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Primary school, grades 1–10
The Seljaskóli school calendar lists the planning days as well as other important information for parents and guardians.
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. Here, you can see what's on offer in the cafeteria of Seljaskóli.
Seljaskóli began operations in the fall of 1979. The first school year only had instruction for the youngest school level, but since then, the number of students increased, up to a maximum of 1500 students, when it has a double-session schedule. Today, the school is a comprehensive primary school with a single-session schedule for students from grades 1 to 10, and it has about 650 students and around 100 staff.
The Act on the Integration of Services in the Interest of Children’s Prosperity has come into effect. The goal is to ensure children and guardians receive the right assistance, at the right time, from the right parties. Families and children in need of early support have guaranteed access to a contact person in the child's immediate environment, such as in preschool or primary school. The contact person offers information and guidance on services and ensures that children and guardians have unhindered access to these services. Children, youth, and guardians can contact the school contact person to request integrated services.
For more information about the legislation and services, visit the website at farsaeldbarna.is
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.
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 Seljaskóli's school district.
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.