Dear students and parents,
I would like to wish you a very warm welcome back for the start of the 2016-17 school year.
All the staff and management team are eagerly awaiting tomorrow when we get to meet all of the new students and to welcome back all the returning students in years 5-9.
We have an exciting year ahead, with a renewed focus on creating our Expert school, with expert learners and expert teachers. I believe we have all been inspired by the dedication and deliberative practice at the Olympic Games in Rio. So many competitors have trained hard and focused on the key areas in which they need to improve their performances, just like we do at our school. Champions in the making.
At IEST this school year we are going to focus more than ever on our ATLs,Approaches to learning as we believe that showing respect, being positive prepared, punctual, cooperative and active in our learning are key to our success.
We are very proud of our achievements at IEST. Last year we excelled again academically, having a Meritvärde in year 9 of 297, the highest in IEST history. However, we never rest on our laurels and desire to provide a quality education and learning for life through active learning.
To help us in our educational journey this year, I would like you to welcome our new teachers, which include new teachers from, Ireland, Canada, the USA, Australia, Sweden, India, Russia, Spain and the UK.
We have been busy during the summer with our annual renovations to the school buildings. All the classrooms, toilets and hallways have been painted and decorated. We have 3 new classrooms in junior school and have renovated the changing rooms in senior school with new showers and decorations.
All the new books and IT devices have arrived including a new diary for junior school students designed by their HOYs to support in their planning and study skills.
Yes, there is so much to tell…We will meet all our students, tomorrow on Thursday 18th so you will find out much more then in person from your mentors and we look forward to welcoming all parents shortly into school at the Back to school nights”
Welcome back everyone to IEST!
Ms. Gina Ericsson