I was very proud of the students, staff and parents who took part in an Open Day in May as we showed what it will be like to attend our school.
Students who will be in years 4 to 8 in August came to our school for a morning, this time on a very sunny Saturday 23rd May. Thanks to not just the new students who gave up their time to see how work on our building is moving forwards, but also the parents for helping to start our community. Our new staff who helped at the event are full of enthusiasm and are making this project a really exciting one.
Presenting the superb statistics about IES schools in the National Tests to new parents
It was great to give students a taste of life at IES and what our schools are about. Open Days include short lessons in maths, English and Swedish, and give our excellent, qualified teachers from across the globe time to demonstrate how we inspire students and help teachers teach and students learn. This is a key part of the IES ethos and one I saw across all the classrooms I visited that morning, each classroom was calm and productive, as it should be.
Ms. Barbara Bergström, the founder of Internationella Engelska Skolan, attended the open day alongside her husband Dr. Hans Bergström. The drive and passion from Ms. Bergström is apparent and I know how proud she has been of opening this school in particular. We look forward greatly to her coming back to celebrate the school opening in August.
For now our main task is to finalise the recruitment of new staff, which should be complete in the coming weeks and to ensure the building work remains on schedule. I cannot wait for the new school year to arrive and to see happy, wide-eyed faces as our students step through the doors of IES Kista once again.