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:
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...
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!
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.
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.
Ms. Gina Ericsson