Our new faculty have arrived and we have been having some intense days of training both in Karlstad and in Stockholm with the other new staff for the organization. We value the fact that we want all our faculty working together with respect to the values of our schools. What a great group of professionals!
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Welcome back to school!
Students are returning on the 22nd of August for the start of our 10th year in Karlstad. It is an honour for me to start the school year as principal and welcome everyone back from the summer holiday! It is also the 25th anniversary of Internationella Engelska Skolan as an organization. Two very large milestones indeed.
The teachers will be returning soon and it will be terrific to have the faculty back and continue the wonderful work we have been doing. We are very proud of the academic results we achieved last school year and we are looking forward to develop even more. I am really excited for school start and to get back to the daily passion and knowledge from everyone.
It is now the end of the school year and we have had a fantastic pair of graduation ceremonies for both junior school and senior school. Nice speeches, lots of recognition for academic achievement, wonderful music and singing and of course fantastic students, staff and families in attendance. It is always an extraordinary day and this years graduation is one I will always remember.
A special congratulations to the year 9 students leaving us.
Have a great summer and welcome back in August with the first day on the 22nd!
We had a fantastic day yesterday with our new year 4 students who will be starting in August. They met their new classmates and mentors and participated in a bunch of teambuilding activities to start getting to know one another. It was a beautiful day at Skutberget and I am really looking forward to seeing them again when we start the new year.
Last week the year 4 students had our term enrichment days (student choice). There were many different activities to choose from both inside and out. Whether is was making school pride posters, creating marketing projects or different teambuilding activities, the students had a lot of fun this week.
During the school year, the students ran around the school yard to sponsor Team Rynkeby who is raising money to donate to Barncancerfonden. This year our students/parents sponsored over 47,000 SEK which added to the total for Sweden to over 6,300,000 SEK. I can only say that it is wonderful to see the engagement from the staff to help organize this, the students for participating and running/walking as many laps as they could during the time frame and the parents for their sponsorship. It is truly amazing how the efforts of a few can make such a big impact.
During my break duty I often engage with the different activities. This week I was obviously jumping rope with year 5 as seen in this picture taken by a staff member. It's always a lot of fun on the school yard.
It was enrichment days (student choice) last week for senior school. This picture was sent to me from a student in 8e of a mayfly larva 'dagsländelarv' while at skutberget (as seen through the magnifying lens). The students were working on finding living organisms in their water samples.
It has been wonderful to see our students becoming activated again on the school yard with the coming of spring and the nice weather.
This was sent to me from a math lesson last week.
We as a class (8B/D) wanted to update you on the activity that we did this week! We received 8 challenges to try around the school. Some of the challenges include: You have 30 seconds to write as many numbers as you can up to 100, You have 15 seconds to do as many jumping jacks as you can up to 20, You have 2 minutes to do a wall sit then calculate the percent of the 2 minutes you can last, Take 5 shots on the basketball net each then calculate the percent of baskets you make in each trial. We did each of these challenges twice and named them trial one and trial 2. We then calculated the percent increase or decrease by comparing trial 2 to trial 1.
What a great way to get some exercise, practice percent goals and work together! I am impressed!