Principal's Blog - Life at IES Västerås

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Principal's Blog - Life at IES Västerås

IES Västerås is a place ’Where teachers can teach and students can learn’. It is a rejuvenating process to walk around the school and experience this. 

We master english and swedish and use the academic terms of these languages to navigate through challenges in school. That’s personal growth! I am always amazed how english and swedish can be mastered by our students. This doesn’t just happen, but happens due to the constant hard work and determination to make it happen. That’s living the values!

Over the coming weeks knowledge will be taught, so gained, challenged, coached and tested. Lots of questions shall be created and answered and the language of learning brought to life in the classrooms. That’s the brilliance of life in a school. With the dedication to IES shared values leading the way, each person can be proud of high aspirations for themselves in the classroom, but also have high aspirations for our behaviour and manners. 

Manners are central to our behaviour leadership ethos. A simple ‘Please’ or ‘Thank you’ is essential in communicating politely throughout the day. Have the highest of expectations for behaviour and manners is a social norm. 

The last week’s in school have been great fun, allowing different theme days to be lived such as ‘Dress your Best’ and the grade 4/5 party organised by teachers and grade 9’s! Many more fun events shall be approaching. 

In school you’ll be hearing some interesting terms echoing through school in the coming weeks, such as ‘Literacy Leader’ and ‘Growth Mindset and Grit’ and ‘High Aspirations’. 

Students, go to the library to find out more! Reach for the extra mile and enjoy the journey over the coming weeks!