IES Kista School Houses
Internationella Engelska Skolan Kista has a house system and every student is assigned a house when they join the school. The house system is designed to encourage teamwork, cooperation, mutual values and a spirit of healthy competition.
There are four houses teams and each of the house teams have been named after a famous Swedish Scientist: Linné, Celsius, Hammerström and Meitner.
How can students get house points?
- Participating in monthly theme days
- Events on House Days
- Library Challenges
- Class Challenges: Monthly class challenge announced in mentor times for attendance, preparation, lining up, food waste, etc..
- Kista Cup: In school competitions throughout the year
- Clubs and Events Sign Up: Sign up for the talent show, art competition, Kistaloppet, STEAM, language competitions
- Club Commitment: Completing the event or sticking with the team/club for the full season
- Tutorials: 1 point for showing up, 2 points per effective tutorial (subject specific varied through the year)
- Mentor Challenge: Any separate challenges we want to make available for mentors
- Value Up Challenge: A Kindness and Self Worth campaign
- Parent Points: When parents attending in person/online events; first contact with mentor
What can you do with your House Points?
Each House Point Milestone reached will automatically give the student an item of school swag, including t-shirt, waterbottle, socks, keychain, hats and hoodie.
In the past House Events/ Days at IES Kista have included: House Bingo, House Colours, Crazy Hat and Hair Day, Twin Day, Jersey Day, Odd Sock Day and Pyjama day.
Gallery of images from Previous House Days at IES Kista
The Swedish Scientists the Houses are Named After
Anders Celsius - Swedish Astronomer Anders is best known for the temperature scale that bears his name. However his main work was as an astronomer at Uppsala University, working on projects working out the shape of the Earth and the brightness of stars in the sky. Celsius students will have yellow as their house colour.
Louise Hammarström - Swedish Chemist Louise Hammerström was the first female educated chemist. She continued her studies to successfully open her own research laboratory investigating different materials and their properties. Hammerström students will have blue as their house colour.
Lise Meitner - Austrian Swedish Physicist Lise Meitner was a physicist who focused on radioactivity, discovering the process of nuclear fission in uranium and thorium atoms. Moving to Sweden later in life, she gained citizenship and worked on Sweden's first ever nuclear reactor. Meitner students will have red as their house colour.
Elisabeth Christina von Linné - Swedish Botanist Elisabeth Christina von Linné is referred to as the first female botanist in Sweden. Her curiousity in botany led to a discovery connected to how we see colour. She first described the optic phenomenon in which the Nasturtium flower appears to send out small bursts of lightning, now named the Elizabeth Linnæus Phenomenon. She was the daughter of world renowned botanist Carl von Linné.