Dear students and parents August 2013
A very warm welcome to our new students starting in year 4 and welcome back to all our students returning to junior and senior school. It is wonderful to know that we are a very popular free school with a healthy queue wanting to join us!
The staff are busy preparing for students to arrive on Monday 19 th August.
We have worked hard over the summer improving the buildings and we are really excited about the outdoor sports area, with its all weather surface at Senior School as it is finally near completion!
As always we have some wonderful new International teachers joining us from the UK, Ireland, the USA, Germany and Australia as well as some excellent new Swedish speaking teachers. Much to our delight Mr. Ward, HOD English at Junior School and Mr. Whiteroad, PE teacher have decided they missed us all at IEST and have returned this year. Welcome teachers!
We had a most successful year academically last year with our highest meritvärde ever. We also had the best National Test results in English in Year 9, second in Maths year 9 and first in Swedish and Maths in year 6 in our IES ranking of 18 schools. Our students have just received excellent results in the Cambridge IGCSE exams including an A star in English First Language! Well done to students and staff- we have excelled in Academics and intend to continue to enable each and every one of our students to achieve their potential in life.
The IEST Management Team
We would like to share with you some of our hopes for this school year as we are a dedicated management team working hard to support and develop IEST! I am delighted to be able to welcome Mr. Paul McKay as assistant principal at Junior School as a wonderful addition to our management team.
Ms. Gina Ericsson-Principal
My hopes and dreams for our school this year are of course many, but I do hope to continue to improve the close communication between students, school and parents which is key to the continued development of excellence at our school. I also want us all to be proud of our school and develop our school spirit across the whole school.
Mr. Mark Dunnell –Assistant Principal Senior School
After a wonderful summer the Student Care Team in Senior School is looking forward to working with all your children this year, especially the students coming up to join us from last year's Year 6. One of our main hopes for the year is to help make the transition to Senior School for the new year7's as welcoming, happy and exciting as possible. We will as always be working hard to make the school a place where everyone treats each other with the mutual respect that we all deserve. The constant attention we give to the small details which affect our students’ emotional well-being help to create the conditions for each and every student to achieve their academic potential.
Mr. Paul McKay- Assistant Principal Junior school
As the new Assistant Principal for the junior school I am looking forward to meeting and welcoming all our students back after their summer holiday. There is an extremely positive energy buzzing in the corridors in anticipation to the arrival of our students. I’m here to help your children succeed and to create an environment that makes this possible, please do not hesitate to contact me and will look forward to meeting you all.
Ms. Pic Wartanian- Mentor and Student Affairs Coordinator
Working as Mentor and Student Affairs Coordinator is a wonderful experience at IEST. This year I want to develop, expand and improve our extra-curricular activities, and ensure we work on school spirit - so that every staff, students and parents all work together to prove to the world that IEST is the best. My job is all about ensuring students are proud of the school, that it is more than just grades, that we are special community that cares about the entire student experience. This year I want to celebrate even more how wonderful this entire community is.
Ms. My Odelberg Johnson -Academic Manager Senior school
My hopes for this academic year are to continue working on the quality of each and every subject to make sure we achieve the very best of the Swedish National Curriculum. There is no limit to what our teachers can achieve using all their experience and methods from all over the world! I also hope to continue the development of the student friendly examples of the knowledge requirements in order for the students to understand and be able to perform their very best in each and every subject.
Mr. Alex Flynn-Academic Coordinator Junior School
I am very much looking forward to working with my team of highly competent Heads of Departments and committed teachers to create a range or interesting and exciting learning experiences for the students. My aim for 2013-2014 is to continue to see levels of achievement rise in all subject areas, by building on a successful 2012-2013 school year. I would also like to see assessments made more accessible by including student-friendly versions of the knowledge requirements to help support the students achieve their goals.
We look forward to meeting all students at our assemblies on Monday 19th and all our parents at our back to school nights.
I am also looking forward to greeting all our students in the classrooms, hallways, lunch rooms or walking to and from the Junior and Senior schools.
Best Regards /Med vänliga hälsningar
Internationella Engelska Skolan Täby
Nytorpsvägen 7 183 53 Täby
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