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Principal's Blog - Life at IES Västerås

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!

Spring Festival Fun

Spring Festival Fun

Last week we had our third annual Spring Festival here at IESV! We had a great turnout of students, staff, parents, siblings and other family members.

Our students planned many different activities and sold a variety of home-backed goods and drinks in order to raise money for class activities and trips. 

Inside the building our departments were showing off student work from the year, as well as other activities, such as an escape room!

We also had visitors from our Spanish Exchange, two teachers and a group of students who helped to make and sell the delicious churros that sold out! 

We had great weather and were so happy to see our IESV community come together. The event was planned by our PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) and Student Council and is looking for more members and suggestions to improve this event for next year. Thank you to all those that participated! 

Here are some photos from the event. 

From the Principal

Principal's blog - A Bright Start

Principal's blog - A Bright Start

The year 2018 has started well and we are in full swing again. 

Students are settling into the routines and our wonderful staff are working hard everyday to deliver the best possible education. I'm proud to walk around our school, listening to students and teachers interact with one another in classrooms and corridors

 

National Tests are being completed successfully, students have been visiting Expectrum here in Västerås, year 4 completed Schack4an with an incredible result and PTA is working together with our Student Council to organise this years Spring Festival. We are also looking forward to our exchange student visitors from Spain and are planning a program for them that shows the best of Sweden and Västerås.  Winter break is almost upon us and then after this are the few short weeks to graduation. Meanwhile and as always we all continues to strive to make our school the best it can possibly be. 

 

Let me just take this opportunity to thank everyone for all their hard work and dedication to making IESV such a proud place to work. 

 

Ms Nyborg 

From the Principal

Principal's Blog

Principal's Blog

It's autumn and winter is quickly approaching again and I want to take this time to ask both students and parents to be extra careful when traveling from and to school. Reflective bands and clothing can really help and I ask that drivers to please slow down when dropping off and collecting students, thank you.

Recently we had the great talent show performed by very talented students and special cultural dishes made by our kitchen in collaboration with our teachers from around the world. All with great results, so I want to thank everyone who has been involved in these activities.

IES Västerås continues to be a place I as a principal am extremely proud to be a part of and thank everyone for their hardwork and dedication to making this school amazing. Now we are looking forward to our Open House and for the start of this academic year’s National Tests coming up.

From the Principal

From the Principal

From the Principal

Things are back in full swing again here at IESV.

The term has started well with a very successful BBQ and Meet n Greet. Classes are settling into their usual routines and lots of students are reporting that they are happy with the re-mixing of classes and they have had chance to make some new friends. Teachers as well as other members of staff have noticed how calm the corridors are and they hope they can continue this way.

Autumn is hectic time of the year with an student exchange program to Spain and different cultural and sport event as well as our annual Open house for all students and parents.

I myself is looking forward to the weeks ahead and know with such a great team behind me we can make a real difference to all the lives of our students here at IES Västerås.

 

Ms Nyborg - principal

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