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Taste Testing At School Lunches

At IES, part of our ethos is that all students have the chance to enjoy a healthy, nutritious lunch every day. At IES Kista, we work hard to help our students make those healthy choices. One of our latest additions has been the ‘Farmer’s Market’ where students get to taste new foods with their friends.

In its first week, our caterers brought out carrots to try. Not just ordinary carrots, but an array of yellow, red and purple carrots!. With one of the chefs slicing them at rapid speed, students were captivated and all enjoyed their first taste of a new food.A few days later we included some of the multi-coloured carrot selection in our salad bar and they were a firm favourite!

Eating well is an important factor in the balance of school life at IES Kista, and we hope these steps make it even easier for the future.


Parents Welcomed For Parents Evening

Throughout week 5 parents and guardians were invited into school for Mentor & Parent evenings. Each evening began with a presentation from Mr. McGowan, the Principal of IES Kista, discussing the success of the new school and his vision for the future. In his presentation Mr. McGowan revealed the plans for IES Kista to expand from 18 classes to 30 classes by the start of 2018/19.

After the presentation, parents and staff met in the dining room to enjoy a quick fika break and a brief opportunity to meet the catering staff who run our lunch room each day. This was followed by class meetings led by the mentors.

Parents and guardians will be invited into school again next month when we have the SPT (Student Parent Teacher) meetings. These biannual meeting allow for students progress to be monitored and discussed as well as setting realistic goals for the future. This is, of course, in addition to the monthly contact all mentors maintain with their parents and guardians via telephone and email.