October 2nd 2013
The sun is shining and the golden autumnal colours have arrived on the trees and we are all noticing the colder mornings on our way to school. I have just walked over to junior school and was so inspired by the happy smiling faces and friendly greetings from our students saying: “Good morning Ms. Ericsson”.
The term is now well on its way and I just wanted to let you know about a few activities and happenings at both junior and senior school:
Visitors from Asia
Yesterday we had the pleasure of hosting guests for Täby Kommun, when 28 visitors from government departments in Asia came to hear about IES Täby and the free school system in Sweden. They were very interested in our school and the possibility for students to choose a profile like ours which is free of charge and also impressed at the maturity and English language skills of our year 9 students who were presenting our Student council and our school for them. Well done students!
In junior school we had an amazingly active Student Choice morning last week with children choosing a variety of activities, such creativity and enthusiasm was shown by a participating both students and staff. Thank you!
“Ni hao” is being heard around both buildings as we are now offering taster lessons in Chinese Mandarin for our students. Students can sign up in Choice lessons in years 7 and 8 and as an extra-curricular activity in years 4,5, 6 and 9. We have some teachers taking a class as well!
We have many interesting projects going on in our departments right now, including a Media project in SO in year 6 with a movie clip advertisement about our school and in Swedish year 9 the students are working on presenting their dream jobs! Last week the Modern Language department invited several other departments to join them for their annual language week: Activities included taster lessons in different languages, new sports like Lacrosse and Apple Strudel in Home Economics and more…This was enjoyed by many and a great success. Thank you everyone!
We were delighted to find out yesterday that our “meritvärde” (259.5) average points for the students finishing grades in 2013 were the highest in Täby Kommun this year! Congratulations students and teachers and a great challenge for our year 9s to follow in 2014! Good Luck!
All our students in years 4-9 are busy learning and working hard every day at our school with teachers who really go the extra mile in always trying to create lessons that motivate our students and inspire them to learn! Keep up the great work every one and enjoy the glorious colours of autumn!
Students, I look forward to speaking to you in the classrooms and around school. Parents, if you drop off your child outside school I am sure you will not miss seeing one of my team wearing our new yellow vests for meeting, greeting and welcoming students arriving at school.
Ms. Gina Ericsson