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From the Principal

Happy 2018

Hello everyone!

Now we have had a well deserved winter break. The staff have been planning all day long today in preparation to receive the students for the first day back tomorrow for the new spring term! The building has been very empty during these last couple of weeks without all the staff and students in the normal schedules, so I am looking forward to having everyone back as normal!

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Santa visits the winter assembly

Santa visits the winter assembly

Santa Claus came to visit the end of term winter assembly accompanied by awards, music and reflection. The staff wished the students a nice relaxing holiday with a final performance of 'jingle bell rock' and 'rockin' around the christmas tree' and Santa joined in. It was a very fun moment with the school. Have a very nice winter holiday everyone!

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Math observation year 8 today

I had the priviledge to observe a year 8 math lesson today. I was extremely impressed that for 30 minutes the 18 students in room worked with a problem given by the teacher with pure learning. They discussed and collaborated with the problem given to them at different ability levels. It was fantastic to recognize that the class worked as a whole a full work day during these 30 minutes. Absolutely wonderful!

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Lunch with a year 7 class

I had the privilige to eat with a year 7 class today and observed how far they have come with their language. Although they were purposefully making themselves sound grammatically incorrect with their English language while they were joking with each other, it was quite impossible for them to do so since the majority of their language was perfect. The fact that they knew exactly what they needed to say to sound incorrect was evidence that they were already mastering the language. It was quite interesting to observe and we had a nice discussion about it while the joking with each other was going on. Beyond that, it was magnificent to see the bonding within the class and that there was a very obvious trust amongst them.

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Lessons today

We are now into the final 7 weeks of the term before the winter holiday and it was absolutely wonderful to see the engagement in the learning when I was out visiting lessons today. I was at a year 7 Swedish lesson where they were intesely reading and reflecting on the book Fripassageraren by Christina Wahldén. I also visited a year 9 Sewing lesson where they were analyzing the different projects which they had created. At the year 7 math lessons, there was a lot of practice with fractions. It was terrific to see the students all working at different levels within the same classroom. Year 4 English were working with their workbooks and it was impressive how far they have come with their language skills. The same with year 5 and NO where they have been learning about the immune system and they are very much discussing about how the body works to protect itself. I can absolutely say that the working environment was calm, focused and engaged! Well done everyone!

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