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Spring Term, Parent Evenings and Team Kista Talk

Spring Term, Parent Evenings and Team Kista Talk

Dear all,

The Spring term has now started and we have had a good start with happy students and happy staff coming back to school. There will be lots happening in the school during the spring and we start straight away with the Parent Evenings the coming week. They will take place in the school on Tuesday the 21st of January for Year 4-6 and Wednesday the 22nd of January for year 7-9. The time is 17.45-19.00 for both days. Parents will be guided from the reception area to the right place if you are unsure of where to go.

The longer Breaks during Spring Term

I just wanted to remind you all in regards to families planning to go away for trips that the two longer breaks this term will be Sportlov in week 9 and Påsklov in week 15. It is of course important that your children do not miss school therefore I encourage you to plan for any trips during the spring term to match those weeks.

Team Kista Talk

This week's Team Kista Talk is about adversity. It is impossible to go through life without it and many times you come out stronger on the other side. You can watch the video here!

 

Your Principal,

Mikael Ö. Huhta

 

 

 

 

 

Year 4 introduction evening, Nobel dinner and Team Kista Talk

Year 4 introduction evening, Nobel dinner and Team Kista Talk

Dear all,

On Tuesday we had our introduction session for students and parents who are joining our school in August 2020. It is always a pleasure to be able to talk about our school and it is so nice to see that many are familiar faces who already have a child in the school and now wish to send another one for us to care for and educate to the best of our ability.

 

On Wednesday this coming week we have our annual Nobel Dinner where we invite students who have shown great progress or results in school for a three course meal and a chance to win nice prices together with the PTA. It will surely be a great evening and something to be proud of for our students!

 

This week's Team Kista Talk is about context (sammanhang) and can be found here!

 

Your Principal,

Mikael Ö. Huhta

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

 

 

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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

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