We have now come to the fall break. A well deserved time off for both the students and faculty who have been working extremely hard during the first months of school. We always celebrate Halloween and many dress up in the school and have a fun time together before taking the long holiday. I wish everyone a safe and restful fall break!
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We had a fantastic day Friday the 5th of October celebrating our 10 year anniversary. We had lots of decorations and two assemblies with the junior and senior school students recognizing 10 years of success. Approximately 1000 students have graduated from our school over the past 10 years. Currently we have just over 800 students and they all of course over the next 10 years will be graduating with strong academic results and prepared for the next phase of their lives. I am so proud of what has been accomplished at IES Karlstad.
We have a yearly exchange trip with our students who study French and Spanish. Some of our year 9 French students are currently in France and are returning today. I have been included in an email to sent to the parents of these students by the language teachers attending. From the email it states, 'We had MANY (French Host) parents approach us and say how wonderful it was to host your children. They said words such as polite, positive, willing to try new things, and teaching them about Swedish culture.' It makes me so happy to hear that our students continue to be fantastic ambassadors with their interactions with the world outside of IES. Congratulations on a successful trip and see you at school soon!
One of our sewing teachers has offered to help the faculty with simple sewing skills on their own time after school hours. What a great way to bond as a team and fix some things around the house. Thanks Ms. Silljer for offering this!
It is always terrific to see how the gym teachers get the students active and engaged in the different activities. Great job Mr. Thelning who is pictured here!
Here we have some year 8 students who have been going around the school yard doing outdoor math challenges with their teacher Mr. Healey.
26 of our faculty signed up for the blodomloppet here in Karlstad. It was a terrific opportunity for us to be part of this as well as do some teambuilding.
We have now been in school for 2 days and the students and teachers have been really enjoying the time together doing different activities and setting a clear tone regarding a calm learning environment and high academic achievement along with getting the students back into the mode of speaking English. It is fantastic to have the buildings filled with learning again!
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!
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.