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Summer Greetings from the Principal 2020

Summer Greetings from the Principal 2020

Täby 2020-06-08

 

Dear Parents and students,

We are excited to greet our students tomorrow for our end of term celebrations for years 4-8. As always in our traditional manner, we will be celebrating our success, listening to our students perform, awarding students for Academic success, effort and thanking our staff and students for making IESTäby such a  wonderful school to belong to. This year we have planned our day to comply with safety recommendations and we will not be meeting in assemblies in the Student lounge in Senior school. Instead our students will be based in their mentor classroom and will be streamed live or through recordings of the performances, awards and speeches.

Our year 6 Leavers Lunch will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, a special day  to thank mentors, enjoy a fond farewell to Junior school and a chance to look forward to next year and the move up to Senior school in year 7.

On Wednesday we will be celebrating the year 9 Leavers Lunch and Graduation, with pomp and ceremony in our IESTäby tradition with Caps and Gowns, diplomas, awards, musical performances and speeches. Even though parents are so sadly unable to attend this year, they will be able to see a recording of the event streamed the next day.

May I take this opportunity to thank all parents for your patience, support and trust during these difficult times. Everyone has been doing their best...Thank you and please congratulate your children who have shown grit, hard work and amazing adaptability to new ways of learning and have really done their best this school year.

Wishing everyone a safe and relaxing summer holiday.

Welcome back on August 17th to a new and exciting school year.

Best Regards

Ms. Gina Ericsson

Principal IESTäby

 

School Start Junior School Year 4-6 Autumn Term 2020

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

We are delighted to be able to welcome all our students in years 4-6 to our beginning of school ceremonies on Monday 17th August 2020.  The assemblies take place during Monday morning in our Student Lounge in Senior School and mentor times in Junior school. Please check the time of your assembly and when you meet your mentor class in the schedule below. Mentor rooms will be posted in the reception area for you to check on arrival. Please check on School Soft for information from your mentors.

The students in years 5 and 6 will be having an Introduction day on Tuesday 18th August where they are given important information and are together in their classes with their mentors, taking part in team building activities within their year group. Year 4 have “student, parent, teacher” meetings on Monday and Tuesday followed by their Mentor day on Wednesday. 

Parents will be contacted by the mentors at the beginning of term, and parents are also warmly invited to meet the mentors at our “Back to school nights” at the beginning of term. 

Due to the C-virus we may need to make slight changes to our assemblies and meetings in line with FMH recommendations. We will update all parents with any changes as and when we can to comply with safety regulations in our school.

Have a wonderful summer in challenging times. We look forward to welcoming all students on Monday 17th August.

Take care.

Best Regards

Ms. Gina Ericsson

Principal IESTäby


Monday August 17     Registration Day and Assemblies in Senior School Lounge

8.00-12.00 Student Parent Teacher introduction meetings for year 4 by appointment at Junior School

 

8.30 - 9.00    Year 6 Assembly in SR School

9.00 -10.15     Year 6 Mentor rooms in JR school

(Pick up time for Year 6 students: 10:15)

 

13.00-13.20     Year 4 Assembly in SR school 

(Class roll call; no parents if Covid restrictions still apply))

13.30-14.45     Year 4 Mentor rooms in JR school

(Pick up time for Year 4 students: 14:45)

 

14.00-14.30     Year 5 Assembly in SR school

14.40 - 15.00     Year 5 Mentor room in JR School

(Pick up time for Year 5 students: 15:00)

 

Tuesday August 18     Introduction Day with Mentor classes and year team building activities for years 5 and 6

9.00 -14.00     Year 5 and 6 meet in Mentor classrooms

8.00-16.00     SPT introduction meetings for Year 4 students by appointment- home introduction study tasks given on Monday at Mentortime.

 

Wednesday  August 19      Schedule starts for years 5 and 6

Introduction day for year 4 from 9.00-14.00 

 

N.B. Junior Club is open from 14.00-17.00 from Wednesday 19th  August

 

Thursday  August 20    Schedule starts for year 4

 

Dates for Back to school nights and SPTS will be provided shortly….

 

School Start Senior School Year 7-9 Autumn Term 2020

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

We are delighted to be able to welcome all our students in years 7-9 to our beginning of school ceremonies on Monday 17th August 2020. The assemblies and mentor times take place during Monday morning in our Student Lounge in Senior School. Please check the time of your assembly and when you meet your mentor class in the schedule below. Mentor rooms will be posted in the reception area for you to check on arrival. Please check on School Soft for information from your mentors.

The students in years 7-9 will be having an Introduction day on Tuesday 18th August where they are given important information and are together in their classes with their mentors, taking part in team building activities within their year group.

Parents will be contacted by the mentors at the beginning of term, and parents are also warmly invited to meet the mentors at our “Back to school nights” at the beginning of term.

Due to the C-virus we may need to make slight changes to our assemblies and meetings in line with FMH recommendations. We will update all parents with any changes as and when we can to comply with safety regulations in our school.

Have a wonderful summer in challenging times. We look forward to welcoming back all students on Monday 17th August.

Best Regards

Ms. Gina Ericsson

Principal
 

Monday August 17            

9.10  - 9.20     Year 7 Mentor rooms

9.20  - 9.50     7 Assembly

9.45 -10.15     Year 7 Mentor rooms

 

10.10 - 10.25     Year 8 Mentor rooms

10.30 - 11.00     Year 8 Assembly

11.00 - 11.30     Year 8 Mentor rooms

 

11.20 - 11.35      Year 9 Mentor rooms

11.40 - 12.10     Year 9 Assembly

12.10 - 12.40     Year 9 Mentor rooms

 

Tuesday August 18     Introduction Day with Mentor classes and year team building activities for year 7-9

9.00-14.00 Years 7-9 meet in Mentor classrooms        

Wednesday August 19    Schedule starts   7 -9

Dates for your diary: Information about Back to school nights for senior school and SPT days will be posted for you shortly.

 

From the Principal

Greetings from the Principal October 2019

Dear students and parents,

We have had a wonderful start to the school year. Yes, our school won the Barbara Bergström Best IES school award for 2019.

Congratulations to everyone at our amazing school: to all our students, staff and parents who make IEST so special.

I am looking forward to seeing parents this week in school for our SPTs. At IEST we really value this mid- term meeting for feedback and goal setting. This is a great opportunity to set goals for academic success and social well being in school. I always promote our Approaches to learning, ATLs as key tools to support students achieving their goals in school. Which ATLs help you succeed?

At IEST we promote an expert approach to learning where grit and learning by our mistakes leads to understanding and growth. Good luck with your meetings and goal setting this week.

School update: The first half of the term has passed by so quickly, students have been active in studies and activities in and outside of school: 

 

Junior school 

Year 6 students had Aesthetic days at Skavlöten with creative outside learning task which students really engaged with. 

We also had an outside sports day for all of junior school: staff and students really enjoyed the walks and fresh air in our beautiful countryside around Waxholm: most impressive.

Junior school SO dept organised their annual museum visits: a great opportunity to use our Stockholm museums for added learning experiences.

Thank you to the Jr English dept for organising the first House competition!

More news to come on this...

 

Student Voice 

Both Jr and Sr Student Council and Buddies have been very active this school year.  At Sr we have their fantastic newspaper and the Student Council board have come up with several great ideas. Likewise at JR, the suggestion box and SC and Buddies are really helping  promote student voice. The JR school newspaper is coming out soon. Thank you!

 

Senior school

At Sr we have enjoyed Sports day with orienteering and several trips out to museums by SO and Science. We have listened to speakers in school about health and the environment and the Holocaust for year 9s.

The year 7 and 9s have started the PTA sponsored leadership programme and our year 8s are preparing for PRAO in November.

Yes, a busy half term for us all, so hopefully the autumn holiday next week will give our students and staff a well deserved break.

 

Autumn Break

I do hope everyone will find time to recharge their batteries, enjoy the glorious autumn colours and be rested and refreshed to come back on Monday 4th November to continue our learning journey together at IEST.

A special thank you to all our teachers and staff for a great start to the school year. 

Wishing everyone a lovely autumn break.

Best Regards 

Ms. Gina Ericsson 

Principal IESTäby

Senior School Sports Day - The Great Outdoors

Senior School Sports Day - The Great Outdoors

 

On Wednesday, the 11th of September, all Senior School students participated in a Sports Day that centred around the theme of ‘outdoor life’. Our Year 9 students were based out in the beautiful surrounds of Vaxholm, where they participated in some orienteering and also enjoyed a canoeing session. Year 8 students went out to Skavlöten where, in addition to some orienteering, they also participated in some games that utilised the outdoor environment. The Year 7’s combined some nature activities with some ‘City Orienteering’ around Gamla Stan. 

 

The day, which provided some great teaching and learning opportunities, aimed to engage students in nature with the hope that they will continue to pursue recreational activities in this environment throughout their life. An added benefit was that it gave all classes the chance to strengthen relationships within the class at the beginning of the school year. The teachers certainly enjoyed working with the students on this day and we hope a lot of fun was had by all!

 

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