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Nobel Prize Winner visit and SPTs

Dear all,

Last week we had the honour of being visited by Nobel Laureate Torsten Wiesel who won the price for Medicine in 1981 together with David Hubel for research around cells in the eye. Mr Wiesel who is a neurophysiologist, has had a career spanning over more than half a century at among other institutions, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, KI, The Rockefeller Center (President 1991-1998) and is despite his experience and wealth of knowledge one of the most humble people I have met. He and his wife Lizette Mumusa Reyes spent half a day with our students and staff and I am very proud to say I got to discuss some interesting topics with them during dinner in the evening.

On October 25th-26th we will have the autumn term SPTs in the school, this means there are no normal lessons or Junior Club those days, students, parents and staff will be busy discussing the academic results so far and setting goals for the rest of the term.

 

Sincerely,

Mr Ö. Huhta

Principal IES Kista

From the Principal

Why it is more important to be willing to work hard than to be smart and this week's Team Kista Talk!

Why it is more important to be willing to work hard than to be smart and this week's Team Kista Talk!

Dear all,

Last Monday Mr Gavin and Mr Dunnell held assemblies with all year groups and talked about achievement and what makes people succeed. I think this a very important issue so I decided to share one of my favourite qoutes on this here on the blog:

 

There may be people who have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do - and I believe that.

- Derek Jeter

 

Here you can find this week TKT- video about Energy!

Your Principal,

Mr Ö. Huhta

From the Principal

Autumn is finally here, homework recommendations and this week's Team Kista Talk

Autumn is finally here, homework recommendations and this week's Team Kista Talk

Dear all,

This weekend it feels like autumn has finally hit us and it is time to buckle down and get on with the things we need to do. Therefore I thought it might be useful for parents and students to be reminded of our recommendations regarding how much time each year group should spend on homework every week. You can see the table below.

To make sure we are aware of how we can last the whole term and perform to the level we want to, this week's word in Team Kista Talk is diligence!

Your Principal,

Mr Ö. Huhta

From the Principal

Class Photos, Principal Conference at IES Kista and This week's Team Kista Talk

Class Photos, Principal Conference at IES Kista and This week's Team Kista Talk

Dear all,

Last week we had the honor of having all principals from the 36 schools of IES, as well as the company board and chairman visit our school for a conference. Our students made us really proud and our school won the award for "most improved school" for the development and improvements we achieved last year. 

This week we have school photos in the aula and the scheduled photo slot for each class can be found on Schoolsoft. We have also produced a new Team Kista Talk video for Mentor time and this week's word is community. The video can be found here!

 

Your Principal,

Mr Ö. Huhta

From the Principal

First Team Kista Talk and Fire Drill

Dear all,

 

Week 36 has started well and we have had our first planned fire drill at the school this morning. All students had left the building in 6 minutes and within 16 minutes all students were accounted for and properly lined up in class order outside the school.

In regards to the Team Kista Talk, it is my way of communicating with all students on mentor time through a video message where I cover a different topic each week. This week the topic is Discipline! Enjoy!

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