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Finally some snow, IES National test results and Team Kista Talk

Finally some snow, IES National test results and Team Kista Talk

Dear all,

On Friday the snow finally came, just in time for the weekend! I have spent the weekend re-reading E. D Hirsch Jr. besides spending time with my family out in the snow and sun. If you are interested in education and the impact of understanding the need for basic factual knowledge,a detailed curriculum and the fact that the more you know, the easier it is to learn, I can highly recommend his work.

This week the National Test Results for all schools in Sweden were released and it is a nice read for all IES schools. IES students perform C-A grades on the National Tests in Swedish, English and Mathematics above the average ratio of both municipal and independent schools in Sweden.

 

Finally, this week's Team Kista Talk about acceptance can be found here!

 

Your Principal.

Mikael Ö. Huhta

 

 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1KJ8oENmw87HbfULjaLL06nmiRxui1Tvc...

Year 6 National Test in English, Team Kista Talk and Year 4 Theatre

Year 6 National Test in English, Team Kista Talk and Year 4 Theatre

Dear all,

Academics

Last week we conducted oral assessments for the National Test in English for year 6 and from what I hear our students have generally performed really well. The oral part of the year 9 National Test in Swedish is now complete and the results seem to be good and similar to what we expected. During the coming week we will have visitors from other IES Schools in Stockholm who will participate in our Erasmus STEAM event on Friday the 29th of November.

Year 4 Theatre visit

Our amazing year 4 team arranged a theatre visit for the whole year group to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child on Wednesday and Thursday. The event was a great success and gave our youngest students a fantastic experience and lots of new impressions. 

Team Kista Talk

Finally the Team Kista Talk of the week is about Risk and can be viewed here!

 

Your Principal,

Mikael Ö. Huhta

 

Opera, National Tests and Patience

Opera, National Tests and Patience

Dear all,

Last week we had the honor of having famous opera singer Sanna Gibbs and pianist Karin Haglund visit us at IES Kista to perform to the year 9. Ms Gibbs told her story of how she became an opera singer despite knowing nothing about Opera just a few years earlier. We were lucky to hear parts of several classics like Turandot and Carmen and also a little pop music. The experience was clearly new to the majority of our students and they asked many questions about her voice and how it is possible to make sounds the way she did, including the classic one, could she break glass?

Ms Gibbs and Ms Haglund were fantastic and very patient and we are so happy we could offer this experience to our students. 

During this week we have continued to conduct the oral part of National Tests in Swedish and our year 9 have performed well and hopefully some of their stress is now behind them since all tests are complete.

For our Team Kista Talk this week, we talk about patience and remind students of how it is to be patient in both their academics and their social lives.

 

Sincerely,

Mikael Ö. Huhta

Principal IES Kista

From the Principal

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

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