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Team Kista Talk - What is kindness?

Team Kista Talk - What is kindness?

What is kindness?

In this week's Team Kista Talk, Mr Östling Huhta suggests that sometimes, kindness is not only about doing nice things for others, but it can also be to give others space, time, and energy to do the things they want to do and to be who they want to be.

You can watch the video here or check it out on our school Instagram, @iesk.kista.

Celebrating Kindness at IES Kista with the Staff and Student Hero Awards

Celebrating Kindness at IES Kista with the Staff and Student Hero Awards

"Kindness costs nothing, but means everything"

Throughout February everyone at IES Kista will be encouraged to celebrate kindness with the IES Kista Superhero Awards. 

Students will be encouraged to nominate someone who has been kind to them, linking it to one of the following core values. The core values are:

  • Honesty
  • Community
  • Determination
  • Ambition

Students must write the name and class of the person they want to nominate, why they want to nominate them, what core value they show and their name and class. Ballot papers will be in the podiums of each classroom and at reception. When students have filled it the form, they can drop it in the box at reception! 

There will also be a staff award for an everyday hero, where students can nominate teachers or other members of staff who have been kind to them.

House Points will be awarded for nominations.

And remember in a world where you can be anything... be kind.

Student Superhero Awards - Determination


IESKista Take Part in the Erasmus STEAM Virtual Mobility

IESKista Take Part in the Erasmus STEAM Virtual Mobility

Students from IES Kista joined six countries for a virtual meeting to share good practices on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) for the Virtual Mobility Erasmus Project.

The virtual mobility project comprised of students from Romania, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Turkey and Sweden taking part in a variety of different activites.

Activities took place over three days and included: building a pyramid challenge, the Great Wall of China zipline challenge and a coding challenge.

Virtual Mobility Project Erasmus

Organizing this activity was not easy, as they had to coincide meetings between the six different countires across the different European time zones. 

Representatives from the Erasmus STEAM Virtual Mobility project, who managed the event, said: "Thanks to Aiga Sorokina from the Latvian school who first planned the mobility which got cancelled in March at the last moment. But that didn't break her spirit. She had planned again from scratch for all the activities so students can do it individually online with easily available resources at home. Thanks to Massimo La Milia and Gisele Di Liberto from Italy for accepting the challenge. I know it was difficult but I admire your guts to try to make this virtual mobility possible. Cristina Nicolaita , Karamanlı Engin  , Sinead Counihan , Neşe Çelik, from other countries and Charlie Brown, Disha Saxena, Adem leff, Joshua Houpt, Naila Jinnah Brunelle, Adem MO from IES Kista-  there are no words to explain my gratitude for your support to make this project a success. Without you teachers this project wouldn't have been possible. Thank you all.". 






Students help to raise money for COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

Bracelets for charity

Students in Class 7B are making bracelets to raise funds and act against #COVID19. The idea started with a few students in this class who felt that even the smallest change could make an impact.

Each bracelet costs 50 kr and 70% of the profits will go to the @who COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

Bracelets can be purchased from any 7B student at #IESKista. Any donations can be SWISHed to 0702651948 with the message “Corona”.

Bracelets for charity

Team Kista Talk - Digital detox & alone time

Team Kista Talk - Digital detox & alone time

Do you get enough alone time? When was the last time you went for a walk with yourself?

In this week’s Team Kista Talk video, Mr Östling Huhta discusses the importance of taking a digital detox and spending time with your own thoughts, especially during a pandemic.

You can watch the video here, or catch it on our school Instagram account, @iesk.kista.