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Activity Week and Team Kista Talk

Activity Week and Team Kista Talk

Dear all,

Finally we got some warmth and sun this weekend, I had my first swim in the lake close to where I live and it was cold but worth it!

The coming week is Activity Week at IES Kista, this means that your class will be out of school for an activity for one of the days during the week. What the students will be doing and when, depends on which class or year group they belong to. The information about this has been given to the children in Mentor time and is also shared on SchoolSoft.

Since we are closing in on the end of year and summer is just around the corner, this week's Team Kista Talk is about the necessity of recuperation

It has surely been a testing term for all of us, so use the summer to relax and build up your energy for the school start in August!

 

Sincerely,

Mikael Ö. Huhta

Principal

 

From the Principal

The last week in May and Team Kista Talk

The last week in May and Team Kista Talk

Dear all,

We are now entering the last week in May and this means lots of work needs to be handed in for our students, and our teachers and staff are working as hard as they can to make sure the students can show all the knowledge accumulated during the year. I am so proud of how our school has worked during these troubled times but now is not the time to relax, but the time to focus and make sure we all finish well.

The coming weeks after this one will be a little bit different with outdoor activities and excursions so you could say this is the last normal week of the academic year. Hopefully, we can have some luck with the weather in June and our students can enjoy some sun before school ends.

This week's Team Kista Talk is on cognitive load and can be found here! Cognitive load is an important concept to understand for teachers, students, and parents since it is part of the reason for our pedagogical philosophy at IES Kista and also one of the reasons why we do not allow mobile phones in school.

Your Principal,

Mikael Ö. Huhta

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Team Kista Talk, Graduation and the short week coming up

Team Kista Talk, Graduation and the short week coming up

Dear all,

We have now finalized the plans for a very different type of graduation ceremony, especially for year 9, due to the Covid-19 situation. Information on this will be posted on SchoolSoft this week for each year group.

Please remember that this week of school ends on Wednesday because of the public holiday on Thursday (Ascension Day), and students and staff also have Friday off.  

This week's Team Kista Talk is about a very important word for learning, Self-Efficacy. It is quite difficult to pronounce but has to do with how people assess their own ability to succeed in a task. This ties into expectations and motivation and has a strong effect on if you actually succeed in the task you are asked to perform. Enjoy!

Your Principal,

Mikael Ö. Huhta

 

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IES Kista in the Media, End of Year ceremonies and Team Kista Talk

IES Kista in the Media, End of Year ceremonies and Team Kista Talk

Dear all,

Last week was a little bit different for the school because of the media attention that came from the fantastic work of the entire team at IES Kista managing to keep the school open during the weeks of extreme absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, we also had visitors from a production company who did a piece on the culture shift at IES Kista for the annual report that comes out later this year. Many thanks to the people who volunteeered to be interviewed for this. It will be interesting to see how it looks when in print.

We understand that many of you wonder how the end of year ceremonies will be done this year because of the situation we are in. More information on this will come in the following week but I want to make sure it is clear already now that it is not possible for parents to attend any of the ceremonies regardless of year group because of Covid-19.

Lastly, this week's Team Kista Talk is about Talent and you can find it here!

 

Your Principal,

Mikael Ö. Huhta

 

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IES Kista on the news and Team Kista Talk

IES Kista on the news and Team Kista Talk

Dear all,

I hope all of you have had the chance to enjoy the extra day off even though the weather has not been the best.

Last week we were asked to receive TV4 and talk about the new investigation about how to improve the Swedish school system. You can find the interview here. It is always such a joy to see our students be proud of their school and tell others about it. I think the journalist who visited us for the interview came away with some new perspectives on IES and what we do to build our schools around the needs of our students, regardless of where they live.

This week we will have visitors from another media company to do interviews for the IES annual report. A few students and staff will take part in this as well as myself. This will be another interesting experience and a great way to keep showing the world how good our students and staff are!

Team Kista Talk this week is about the concept of luck and you can find it here!

 

Your Principal,

Mikael Ö. Huhta

 

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