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Open House 2019

Hello

We will be opening up the school for visitors the 21st of November. Please feel free to come and visit the school and be part of the wonderful education at IES Karlstad! The school will be open for visitors between 9.30 and 15.30. There will be student guides who will help with questions and lead people around the school. There will be two sessions with the leadership team and our student ambassadors to take questions at 10.30-11.15 in the auditorium and 13.15-14.00 in the dining hall. Between 14.00-15.30 there will be an opportunity to go and speak with the different teachers during our department showcase. During the day our student language exchange program will be selling 'fika' in our K building. Due to the lack of space we cannot offer lunch in our dining hall. All visitors need to check in at our main office and visitors should not attend any lesson longer than 15 minutes to allow for everyone to attend as many lessons as possible.

We look forward to seeing you at our open house!

 

Halloween and Fall break

Halloween and Fall break

It has been a very nice day celebrating Halloween with the students today! We are now going on fall break after a very good first 2 months of school. Well done everyone!

French exchange

French exchange

A group of 30 year 9 students are in France right now for a week's exchange. The students they are visiting were here last year and now it is Sweden's turn to experience the French culture. This was posted on our Facebook page. 'Currently we are with our year nine students on an exchange trip to France. We are experiencing the French school, culture, food and of course the French language. The students live in hosting families and are enjoying every moment here. Today we are visiting Lyon and it is really amazing. We have visited the old city of Lyon, the cathedrale St Jean and the amphitheater. On top of that the weather is fantastic!'

Wonderful October

Wonderful October

Welcome to the month of October and the coming of autumn. It has been a fantastic 2 first months with a lot of exciting events already happening at school. The year 4 students have had an adventure to Vikingabyn. There has been a whole day filled with sporting activities to encourage movement. We have celebrated language week to recognize the different cultures and encourage bilingualism and this included special cultural dishes in the dining hall. We have had the first of 2 exchange trips with our partner school from Spain, and our Spanish students will be leaving in two week as well as our French students who are leaving this week. We have had a year 7 disco to welcome the new year 7 classes which have been mixed up from year 6 to start their senior school years. The younger students are anxiously awaiting the Halloween disco and everyone is looking forward to dressing up in costumes for Halloween. We have had assemblies for all the year groups and it has been fabulous to see the order in the school. The year has only just begun and so much has already happened. It is hard to believe it is only 3 weeks to the fall break.

Talk at lunch

During lunch today, I had a lovely talk with a couple of year 6 students today about their Swedish and NO work. Currently in Swedish they are writing adventure stories and one of the students is writing about a consipiracy theory around aliens and the other more of a thriller containing aliens. Both of them seem to have quite an imagination and their stories seem quite fantastic.  In NO they are learning about chemical and physical changes and they explained to me their different hypotheses about what would happen when a vitamin C tablet is put into 3 different temperatures of water. They had very good reasoning about why they predicted on how the experiment would result. All of this was done in English and I was very proud to be sitting there and listening to what they had been learning. Fabulous!

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