It’s that time of the year when everyone can tell that the end is near. Students are turning in their last bits of work for the school year and teachers are setting final grades. The temperature is rising and there’s something in the air - not pollen! - that fills us with anticipation for the upcoming season.
As Mr Östling Huhta says in this week’s Team Kista Talk, we’re all looking forward to the rest that summer will bring, especially after this year.
Last week the corridors of IES Kista were flooded with reds, blues, greens and yellows, as the school celebrated House Pride Week. Students were encouraged to dress up in the school's house colours every day to highlight our shared school values and get points for their respective house: Linné, Celsius, Hammerström and Meitner.
Monday was Celsius Day (Honesty - yellow), Tuesday - Hammarstrom Day (Community - blue), Wednesday - Linne Day (Determination - green), Thursday - Meitner Day (Ambition - red) and Friday - Rainbow.
Both students and teachers dressed up and many house points were gained. Depending on how many house points a student earns they receive a T-shirt, a water bottle, powerbank keychain, socks, hat and hoddie.
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.
In a time where it feels like everything is different, it’s nice to know that some things are still the same.
In this week’s Team Kista Talk, Mr Östling Huhta shows us one aspect of life that is still working through the same annual cycles.