The students learned the process of tailoring pants from a commercial pattern, including washing fabric, copying a pattern to paper then fabric, measuring, seams, cutting fabric and sewing machine techniques. The final touch was to embroider a pocket with a motive inspired by a culture.
In textile crafts the Grade 7 students have been working with different yarn projects. It was specially fun was to see all kinds of different Amigurumi: bears, monkeys, fruits and vegetables. Amigurumi means crocheted soft toys in Japanese and this is a very popular handcraft now days, appreciated by all ages.
The school year has now come to an end and our students are away, enjoying the beautiful summer weather.
We had a fantastic end of year ceremony with speeches, awards and music. The rain may have dampened our clothes but not our spirits as the graduating grade 9s threw their caps to the sky. We wish them the very best of luck in where ever their paths lead them and are confident they are well equipped for continued success!
As of August 2012 IESB will be a grade 4-9 school with five classes in each grade. To be able to accommodate these additional classes a new building, attached to A-building, will be built.
Construction will start during the summer holidays with SISAB ensuring we will have a safe environment for both staff and students come August.
When we return to school after summer we will be joined by 150 new Grade 6s. Our newcomers were acquainted with the school during a fun day in May where they met their mentors, fellow classmates, had a tour of the school and played some games. We look forward to welcoming them to IESB in August.
In the meantime we wish all our students, both past and present, a wonderful summer break. May the sun shine and recharge your batteries, ready for the year ahead.
I look forward to seeing you on August 22nd!
School start 2011-2012
Monday August 22nd
Role call and mentor time followed by a light lunch
Grades 5-6 8.30-10.30
Grades 7-9 9.30-11.30
It has been an intense month so far with national tests in Swedish and Chemistry getting underway. Tests in English and Math are scheduled for April and final grades are now in focus. The time has come for the Grade 9s to put their heads down and work hard as the end of term and gymnasium is in sight.
The staff here at IESB have also been preparing for the new school year with an All Staff Day held on March 14th. While students worked from home teachers focused on the new curriculum and the impact it will have on our work. IESB stands in good stead to fulfil the new requirements as outlined by Skolverket, the National Agency for Education, and we welcome the reform.
March has not been without reason to celebrate. Two of our Grade 8s progressed to the regional quarter finals of Teknikåttan with Davida, Jakob and Emma winning the competition. Congratulations to 8F and best of luck in the regional finals. Read more from the Science Department.
Here in school we have a new way of celebrating the achievements of our students with class cabinets being allocated to each of the departments. They provide us with a wonderful opportunity to display the work of our students while at the same time making the school halls much more dynamic and interesting.
Other activities this month include the Grade 9s seeing Strindberg one day and having their water skills tested the next, SF the Swedish Theatre Company holding auditions here at school, as well as scheduling two Fridays in one week. Tuesday March 22nd ran according to a Friday timetable to make up for the Fridays lost to holidays and other activities in the spring term.
As the month draws to a close we have April to look forward to and staff are preparing for the up and coming development talks. While the parent-teacher meetings are in progress our students will be out fundraising.
Operation Dagsverket is a national initiative that has been running for fifty years. It sees our students doing a day's community service to help the less fortunate. For their day of work students earn 200kr, which will in turn be donated to our sister school in South Africa. IESB is a proud supporter of The Kusasa Project.
One of our Grade 7 students Simon Brobäck recently travelled to South Africa and had the pleasure of visiting our sister school Dalubuhle Primary School in Franschoek, just outside of Cape Town. Simon presented the school with a book put together by our Grade 4 students and returned with one to IESB. The book is a presentation of and by each student and will be displayed in the library. Further exchange between the Dalubuhle students and our Grade 4s is anticipated to enrich both their and our school experience. Thank you Simon for being our messenger and we look forward to hearing more about your adventure.
As the month draws to a close we can look forward to seeing our new satellite clocks change to summertime. It is wonderful to know they are all synced and reliable. Here here to summertime, enjoy the light!