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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!

From the Principal

A new School Year is upon us

A new School Year is upon us

Dear all,

As in the picture above, our staff are looking towards the horizon, seeing a new school year begin with all the excitement and challenges ahead of us. This summer we have worked a lot on the structure of the school, moving classrooms and student lounges, adding new rooms and furniture for our students so they can enjoy their breaks and get energized between classes. 

I am very proud to welcome our students back to school after a well deserved summer break. We hope that you have had time to rest and relax so that you are ready for the academic year that will soon start.

At the school, preparations have been going on during the whole summer and we proudly welcome a new member in our leadership team, Mr Ian Gavin, who is responsible for the school ́s academic development as the new Academic Manager. Mr Gavin is no stranger to IES himself, having worked in the organization previously for three years,  holding among other leadership positions, the role of Academic Manager at IES Gymnasium in Södermalm. The last six years Mr Gavin has worked at the international school in Sigtuna (SSHL) as Vice Principal for Academics. 

Mr Gavin shares our conviction in the educational philosophy we stand for and will lead and develop the academic wing in the school supporting teachers to keep moving forward on the challenging and exciting journey towards core knowledge and instructional excellence. 

 

See you soon!

Mr Ö. Huhta

Principal IES Kista

 

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