Approach of Autumn

From the Principal
Approach of Autumn
As Autumn approaches I hope that you are enjoying the changing colours of nature and all the cosy opportunities that this season provides us with!
We have had a great start to the school year here at IESB as we received an award for the “Best IES School in Total Academic Achievement 2016/2017”, this was shortly followed by the prize of “BEST IES in Sweden for National Tests in Swedish Grade 6” – we are very proud of all our staff and students that worked so hard to make this possible. We really look forward to what we may achieve this year and seeing how our students will develop both academically and socially.
Following this success the PTA followed suit as they held the most successful Autumn Fair ever, not only was the sun shining but they managed to raise a whopping 90,000:-. Thank you for everyone that attended, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
We will soon be holding an MTR presentation for Grade 4, 5 and 6 so that our students are fully educated regarding the transport system here in Stockholm, we hope that this added information will make their commute easier and safer. For those that drop off children by car at IESB we urge you to drive slowly and safely both when you approach and when you leave as there are many students walking around this area in the mornings and it is best to be extra vigilant to avoid any accidents.
Our staff will be attending a Regional Conference at our Headquarters in Täby on the 5 th October where we hope to learn from our sister schools during workshops throughout the day. Just a reminder that there will be no school on the 5 th October, this will be a study day
for students instead.
All our staff and students are currently busy preparing for the Math, Swedish and English Oral National Tests that are quickly approaching and also for PRAO, two challenging yet rewarding projects.
Another rewarding project we have ongoing is our partnership with S.O.S Barnbyar. The entire school is raising money for this amazing charity which supports children and works to ensure that all children are given a safe and loving upbringing. I am sure there are going to
be ample opportunities to donate and we look forward to contributing to such a worthwhile cause.
With the new term came new staff members, all of which seem to be fitting into and enjoying life here at IESB. We would like to make you all aware of our new school nurse in particular, Louise Hellberg, she will be looking after the students in Junior School and we wish her a warm welcome.
So here is to a great Autumn Term and I hope to see you all soon!
Mr. Segerstedt