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Start of Term 2018-2019 #99

Start of Term 2018-2019 #99

Please note that students are welcome back to school for the first day of the academic year 2018-19 on:

  • Borås - Wednesday, 22 August, 2018
  • Bromma - Monday, 20 August, 2018
  • Enskede - School start information already sent to stakeholders by post and via SchoolSoft.
  • Eskilstuna - Monday, 20 August, 2018
  • Falun - Tuesday, 21 August, 2018 - more information is posted on SchoolSoft
  • Gävle - Monday, 20 August, 2018
  • Halmstad - Wednesday, 15 and Thursday, 16 August, 2018 (personalised information sent to students)
  • Helsingborg - Tuesday, 14 August, 2018
  • Huddinge - Monday, 20 August, 2018
  • Hässelby Strand - Thursday, 16 August, 2018
  • Hässleholm - Tuesday, 21 August, 2018
  • Johanneberg - Monday, 20 August, 2018
  • Järfälla - Monday, 20 August, 2018
  • Jönköping - Thursday, 16 and Friday, 17 August, 2018 (personalised information sent to students)
  • Karlstad - Wednesday, 22 August, 2018
  • Kista - Monday, 20 August, 2018
  • Krokslätt - Monday, 20 August, 2018
  • Landskrona - Wednesday, 22 August, 2018
  • Liljeholmen - Monday, 20 August, 2018
  • Linköping - Thursday, 16 August, 2018
  • Lund - Thursday, 16 August, 2018
  • Länna - Monday, 20 August, 2018
  • Nacka - Wednesday, 15 August, 2018
  • Skärholmen - Wednesday, 15 August, 2018
  • Sundbyberg - Wednesday, 22 August, 2018
  • Sundsvall - Wednesday, 22 August, 2018
  • Södertälje - Wednesday, 15 August, 2018
  • Tyresö - Monday, 20 August, 2018
  • Täby - Tuesday, 21  August, 2018
  • Umeå - Friday, 17 August, 2018
  • Uppsala - Monday, 20 August, 2018
  • Västerås - Monday, 20 August, 2018
  • Älvsjö - Friday, 17 August,2018 for new students and Monday, 20 August, 2018 for returning students.
  • Årsta - Wednesday, 15 August, 2018 for grade 4 and Thursday, 16 August, 2018 for all other grades.
  • Örebro - Monday, 20 August, 2018
  • Internationella Engelska Gymnasiet Södermalm - Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A Fresh Start for IES Kista - A Message from your Principal

A Fresh Start for IES Kista - A Message from your Principal

Dear all,

As the summer now is here in full swing, I am very excited to be planning for the new academic year that will start in August. 

Since my arrival in May, I have had many conversations with students, staff and parents about the school and the way we need to move forward. From these conversations and with the addition of my own experience and beliefs as a school leader, I have found these points below to be essential to restore the learning environment and keep developing the school. 

  • Teaching and Learning must be at the center of everything we do, this means that disturbances in the classroom need to handled effectively and transparently through a warning system that all students and staff are aware of. This will be in effect from August when the students arrive back from break.
  • Learning must be focused around progression and effort, because if students think they are either smart or not smart, they will not develop the grit or resilience they will need to learn to master anything of value.
  • There has to be absolute accountability for behaviour. If students are not taught the value of accepting consequences for breaking rules or treating others badly, they will not be prepared for life outside of school as they grow up.
  • We as a school must communicate to all stakeholders in a more timely and efficient way, it is only through transparency we build trust and relationships.     

Your Principal,

Mr Ö. Huhta 

Students invited to visit King!

Students invited to visit King!

Back in April IES Kista Participated in 2 Technology Events, our students performance impressed the organisers so much that some of our students had been invited to tour King (The maker of Candy Crush). The lucky students were:

Aprilia Svanström
Radita Haque
Linnea Frödin
Amanda Ghebray
Gabrielle Popa
Tuva Boegård
Emily Bartolome Parada 
Medha Yadlapalli
Linnea Vorwerk
Lisa-Li Nilsson

Amanda Ghebray had also been invited to Cybercom for a tour and dinner because of her performance at the technology events.

Well dome to these brilliant students and to the science department for their had work.

Student Work

Forskarhjälpen

Forskarhjälpen

Image above, students from left: Harshitha Alla, Eliana Bartolome Parada, Laasyasree Desu, Elin Antblad, Nirali Pilla, Tanvi Muskula, Paloma Majchrzak Nilsson, Leya Jylhä, Amanda Ghebray, Gabrielle Popa, Keosha Vepakomma, Kevin Pahert, Samuel Eriksson. Science Teacher: Ms U. Banerjee.

IES Kista, this year is a proud member of the Forskarhjälpen project conducted by the Nobel Museum. It is important to connect science to real life scenario.Through Forskarhjälpen, the Nobel Museum, want to give students an opportunity to research themselves, in a real research project. Students gain a deeper understanding of what a research project can mean, and the researchers at the same time get help with their research. Students contribute observations and collection of materials and data to an established research team working on a specific research project. It is funded by the Foundation for Strategic Research.

In order to be able to do a project that the students understand and can participate in, the teachers must research, simplify and be very good at explaining what is going to be done as a researcher. It is very useful, and with this internship-based combination of research and pedagogy, we give the students a strong experience and increased understanding of what research can be.

This year, students are working on the Spindel jakten project. Students went out to collect spiders around water bodies in Kista to check the level of chemicals(drugs) found in them. This will help the researchers to estimate the amount of chemicals found in the water bodies around us. This project is handled by two well-known researchers at Umeå University, Mr. Jerker Fick, and Mr. Tomas Brodin.

Students were really excited to take part in the project. They enjoyed a day trip around Kista to collect spiders and water samples. We will start the second part of the project in September next term and will also take part in a poster competition organized by the Nobel Museum with a number of other schools across Sweden.  Best of luck to the Kista team!!

 

 

Student Work

Another successful open mic night!

Another successful open mic night!

On May 30th, IES Kista hosted another successful open mic event or “Coffee House”. We had many different musical acts, including an original song by Otavio Rodrigues Capato, performances by Eliana and Emily Bartolome Parada and Gabrielle Popa. Ms Hindrichs’ percussion ensemble. A play written and performed by members of Ms Evans Drama Club and multiple K-pop dances added some energy and variety to the show. That being said, it wouldn’t be a “Coffee House” without coffee and fika! Thank you to the PTA for providing and selling treats for the audience.

Thanks again to the teachers, PTA and all the performers for all your hard work.

Gabrielle Popa, Eliana and Emily Bartolome Parada
From left, Mr Brown, Amiena Kolley, Otavio Rodrigues Capato, Zacharias Held, Linnea Karlsson, Alex Nefzi.
Elin Antblad, Ruben Agne, Alex Nefz.
Mira Brusin, Joyjeet Dutta, Gabrielle Popa, Lina Al-Tamimi.
PTA selling fika

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