Welcome back after the Autumn Break.
On behalf of myself and the management team we welcome back all our students for the second half of our autumn term.
IEST an Expert School?
Our focus for the school year is to be an “Expert School with Expert teachers and Expert learners” and with this in mind what a fantastic start we have had to the school year 2015-16. Our students have won academic awards in IES for their great achievements in National tests, students have participated in several “skapande skola” activities including visits to museums and taking part in guest author workshops in school and what is most pleasing of all is how our students are showing such great focus and success in their studies so far this school year, as confirmed at the positive and rewarding SPTs before the break.
Which House do you belong to? Shakespeare, Lindgren, Da Vinci or Curie?
I have noticed a lovely change in the atmosphere in the hallways this year, a welcome change of friendship across year groups with interest and excitement for our new house system, where students keenly follow their own House’s merit points every month and look forward to meeting with their house groups on Friday mornings. We have more to come as the houses have chosen their shields and mottos which will be made in to flags to be displayed around school.
What’s happening next?
We have a lot to look forward to this term in the run up to Christmas. Our year 8s and 9s will have an opportunity to go out on invaluable work experience, our year 9s will visit the “Gymnasiemässan” at Älvsjö, and we have over 100 students in the choir for both junior and senior school preparing for our annual Lucia concerts in December.
The next key event we are preparing for is our annual Open House by invitation to prospective students in our queue for year 4 for August 2016 which is taking place on Saturday 14th November. This is when children in our queue have an opportunity to come in on a Saturday morning to try out lessons in junior school, look around the school and meet with teachers and some of our students.
While writing this blog, the autumnal colours are a beautiful reminder of this wonderful time of year
We are looking forward to a great rest of the term and know that the Christmas and winter break will be here much quicker than we know. A warm thank you to all our students, parents and staff who make our school the wonderful place for learning it has become…
Ms. Gina Ericsson, Principal