The school year 2017-2018 has now begun and our fantastic institution is filled with 827 students and 73 staff members. Everything is back to normal routines again. It feels great !
The other day I spoke to one of our completely new students, I asked how she felt after joining our school in August. She reflected for a moment and told me that she was thrilled and very pleased with her first two weeks. She told me that she had already a lot of new friends, she has found our school culture very welcoming and inclusive. The ethos in terms of having a calm and safe learning environment was also something she mentioned in our conversation, something that she lacked at her previous school. Naturally she welcomed the English speaking environment. I could really see her happy eyes and the feeling of being comfortable. Naturally this warms a Principal´s heart and a human´s heart. I can only thank our school with its staff and students overall who obviuously create this great atmosphere where both "old" and new students feel seen and respected.
Well, this was just a small but very important moment from a very normal school day at Internationella Engelska Skolan Karlstad - I hope there will be more of these days of course. It´s actually up to all of us to work on that on a daily basis and in everthing we do.
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All the best