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Team Kista talk on Equity kicks off the last week before Sport break!

Team Kista talk on Equity kicks off the last week before Sport break!

Dear all,

This is the last week before the Sports Break and both students and staff are eager to get a week's rest and spend some time with their families. When teachers and students are away, the school management team with Mr Dunnell, Mr Gavin and myself, will continue our planning for next year with the aim to keep developing the school in the direction we have started together with all of our dedicated colleagues. Our ultimate aim is to be the number one place for quality education in the northwest of Stockholm and by reaching this goal we believe that we can transform the life chances for many students who enter our school from the neighbourhoods in and around Järva.

I want to take this opportunity to publicly praise my colleagues for how they handled the power shortage that led to the closing of the school on Friday the 7th of January. It is not easy to evacuate almost 1000 students calmly and orderly but we succeeded and this was down to the flexibility and dedication of the entire team at IES Kista.

This week's Team Kista Talk is about Equity, a difficult word that has profound meaning when looking a the different circumstances that are visible in our society as well as globally today.

You can find it here!

Your Principal,

Mikael Ö. Huhta

 

 

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Förintelseöverlevaren Emerich Roth besöker årskurs 9 och Team Kista Talk

Förintelseöverlevaren Emerich Roth besöker årskurs 9 och Team Kista Talk

Kära alla,

Denna veckan har skolan med den stora äran välkomnat Emerich Roth för att tala med våra årskurs 9. Han är överlevande och talare från förintelsen. Hans berättelse och budskap är lika viktiga idag som det var under kriget. Tyvärr lever vi fortfarande i en värld med krig och konflikter och i en tid då miljoner människor lider på grund av detta. Våra elever bör känna sig privilegierade att kunna höra det från någon som vet exakt hur den upplevelsen är.

Denna veckans Team Kista Talk handlar om att vara äkta och det hittas här!

Mikael Ö. Huhta

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Pyjama Friday and Team Kista Talk

Pyjama Friday and Team Kista Talk

Dear all,

Here are some recollections from the past week.

Pyjama Day

On Friday we had the IES Kista Pyjama Day which led to both some laughing and some people feeling very cozy in school! Many thanks to our House Coordinators Ms Baker and Mr Houpt for setting this up. 

School Newspaper Interview

On Thursday I was interviewed by a few students from the school newspaper and among other questions we discussed school food and what I would do if I could be invisible. Of course, we also discussed what many students want to know, what do I really do in the school since I never teach anything!? 

Team Kista Talk

The word of the week is specific and the video can be found here!

Your Principal,

Mikael Ö. Huhta

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

 

 

 

 

 

World Champion IES Kista Going Above and Beyond. 

For one of IESKista’s students the sky really is the limit. 

Ayla Hossain Hallberg in 7A recently smashed the world record for high jump for 12 year old girls, when she jumped an amazing 1.77 metres. 

12-year-old Ayla works very hard to develop her track and field skills. She is a member of Turebergs FK in Sollentuna and trains four to five evenings a week all year round. 

She said: “I’ve been doing athletics for six years. I do the high jump, 60 metres, 200 meters, 60 meter hurdles, long jump and sometimes triple jump too.” In fact, in addition to being a high-jump world champion, she is just 2 centimeters away the European record in the long jump and has already leapt 5.74 metres. 

She was named world champion at the Sayo Sollentuna competition on Saturday November 30th. Ayla was doing really well in the competition and when she jumped 1.64 metres her coach said to her ‘Keep going, you can jump higher.”

“I didn’t realise until they announced it over the loud-speaker that I had got the world record and I couldn’t believe it. I was so surprised and felt so happy.”

I asked Ayla whether she gets nervous in her competitions. She said: “I don’t really think about it, I just focus on the height and go for it.”

The athletics season is finished for this year, so Ayla doesn’t have any more competitions coming up. Ayla, who turns 13 in December, said: “My next challenge is to see if I can jump any higher.”   

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