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IEST JS January: Ice Skating

IEST JS January: Ice Skating

During week 5, IEST Junior School students went on a winter sports day to Sollentunavallen for Ice Hockey and Ice Skating.

The day gave students a chance to show off their skills in different ways. Some showed off their figure skating talents while others their ice hockey techniques, but the majority just enjoyed casually ice skating on a large open area with their friends and class mentors.

Kleins kitchen did an amazing job serving hot-dogs, hamburgers and hot chocolate to all the students, watching them relaxing and eating with their friends in the snow was lovely!

A great week had by all!

 

Nobel Museum's Bi-jakten Recognition

Congratulations to students in 9E

The Nobel Museum's annual school project "Forskarhjälpen" is in full swing and this year's edition is called Bi-jakten, where students in 8th and 9th grade from all over the country participate. This year, the participating students will help researchers to investigate how Sweden's honey bees are. Julia Gelmanovska and Amalia Nylen from 9E were the successful candidates from IEST who had their poster on display in the Nobel Museum. The student’s poster won best designed in the competition which carried a prize of 2000kr for the class account (klasskassa) and a half day with the museum’s designers.

Bi-jakten award

KRAV Visit to IEST

On Monday January 15th a representative from KRAV visited the school to discuss with year 9 Home Economics students how the manufacturing of their products affects the environment, with a focus on sustainability. This topic is the main focus this half of the term and links directly to group presentations that will be assessed. The presentation covered the goals of the organisation in providing the public with the highest rated organic products in the EU, including issues of animal welfare and social responsibility. It also covered the sustainable food brands in Sweden and the standardisation of these brands. The students were very attentive and seemed to enjoy the session.

Holiday Greetings! December 2017

Dear parents and students,

Our autumn term 2017 is coming to a close and we are looking forward to celebrating our students’ success at our traditional end of term assemblies on the last day of term on Thursday 21st December.

Our school targets this year are strongly focused on our ability to Listen, Learn and Lead in all areas of school  life. The student council have already played a key role in making the student voice heard and listened to. Thank you!

Our students have shown a very positive attitude this term, showing grit and determination in all that they do resulting in great academic and social achievements. Well done!

On behalf of all  students I would like to thank our professional and devoted teachers and staff at IEST who work so hard to listen, support and engage with our students at IEST. At IEST the staff really believe in seeing the  “best in everyone.” Thank you!

The Christmas holiday time is a perfect time to rest and to reflect on goals reached and new goals to strive for next term. Please remember that learning is a lifelong journey, so it is never too late to try new ways to get to your journey’s end.  How about joining me in reading a book or two over the Christmas break which is always a great holiday activity as reading is such fun!

Finally, on behalf of the management and staff we wish everyone a well deserved rest and lots of quality time together.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone in the new year with all its possibilities for new year’s resolutions, creativity and success in 2018.

Welcome back to school on 9th January 2018.

Carpe Diem.

Ms. Gina Ericsson

Principal IESTäby

The Principal's blog August 2017

Dear Parents, students and staff,

We would like to welcome everyone back to school on Monday 21st August to start the school year of 2017-18 at IESTäby. I would also like to extend my delight in all the new students joining us this year and in particular the new year 4 students and their families.

We have established some important traditions at our school where starting with a year assembly and time with your mentors is the start of our welcoming process. After the more ceremonial welcome we move to the team building fun, including “The Clash” class competition where the winning mentor class is presented with  the school’s prestigious trophy!

I am now starting my seventh year as Principal at IEST and was very proud to hear back from the Swedish school inspectorate (Skolinspektionen) in June 2017 that we had passed the inspection back in May 2017 without a single question or issue of concern. We know we have a wonderful school both academically and socially which is reflected in our results and the atmosphere in school and furthermore in our very good support from parents and families at our school. At IES we believe in quality and have an annual quality development plan for our school which is based on the analysis of our surveys and academic results including discussion and feedback from parents, students and staff. I believe most strongly in a Listen, Learn and Lead approach to development at our school. The school focus for 2017-18 is continuing to maintain and create “ A calm and active learning environment where we listen, learn and lead to help create “The Best in everyone”. The staff professional development programme for this school year includes shared practice in Bilingual Teaching and Learning

Finally, I would like to thank all our staff who have been busy over the last couple of weeks preparing for your return to school. I hope you will join me in welcoming all new staff to IESTäby.  This year we have new international staff from Canada, Ireland, the UK, USA, Jamaica, Holland, South Africa and Australia.

Welcome to another fantastic year at IESTäby. I look forward to greeting all students at our assemblies and meeting parents at our “Back to school Nights” over the next two weeks.

Ms.Gina Ericsson, Principal and the IEST Management team.

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