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Cooking up a storm at IESV

Cooking up a storm at IESV

Life at IES Västerås is as busy as ever. Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting prospective grade 4 students in our new junior building. This was an opportunity for them to learn more about our calm learning environment and what to expect when they get here. After the initial nerves that one can expect with being in new surroundings with new people, the students settled down and seemed to be really enjoying themselves; it was great to see these young faces leave full of anticipation. The students managed the day perfectly and we are looking forward to welcoming them back next academic year.

Last year's grade 9 national tests results are now published and I am delighted to report that they are exceptionally good, and so too are the results for the final grade. IES Västerås students scored the highest results in Västerås and 100% of them are gymnasiebehörighet. I'd like to congratulate them and their teachers on a fantastic job. I am confident that this year's grade 9s will also perform at a high level. 

Moving on to grade 7 and IES Västerås achieved success in Läskampen, with class 7C achieving first place in their category. The competition is between classes in the kommun to see who can read for the most time over the course of 4 weeks. Collectively, 7C managed to read for a whopping 50 822 minutes. That's a lot of books and well worth the victory- my congratulations again to 7C. Below is a picture of Alireza collecting the trophy from Monserrat Arias of IDA at the Stadsbiblioteket.

And finally, the news that we've all been craving... I can proudly announce that construction on the new school kitchen has commenced! The Student Council were very happy to get the project under way, with a little help from a sledgehammer of course. They all did a smashing job of bringing down a wall of the old kitchen. IES Västerås is determined to have the best school food in Sweden and this was a big step in the right direction. When the students return in January they will be greeted by the amazing smells coming from Mr Synnerborn's kitchen. I'm getting hungry thinking about it! 

Information meetings for new students

We would like to invite you to an

Information Meetings at our school in Västerås.

Saturday October 19th and Saturday November 9th at 10.00

Come and meet us at Hörntorpsvägen 2!

The two information meetings at our school will provide those interested in a place with the chance to meet a range of inspiring teachers from different parts of the world. Visitors can talk to some of our students and enjoy a guided tour of our facilities. The principal will give information on the school and answer your questions. 

No registration needed.




From the Principal

Getting Into The Spirit

The weeks leading up to the höstlov are going to be especially interesting at IES Västerås. Our Student Council decided it would be good to keep our spirits up as the nights draw in and what better way to do it than with a Spirit Week!

During this week, there is a different theme for each day. Today was 'Just Rolled Out Of Bed Day' so the students and staff came to school in their pyjamas. There was a lot of crazy bed hair going on too (though not so much from me).

Tomorrow I'll dust of my best suit for 'Fancy Day', where everyone puts on their finest and fanciest clothes. I can't wait to see the fine etiquette and exemplary manners from our resplendant students.

Wednesday is 'Twin/Triplet Day' and Thursday is 'Opposite Day'. The week comes to a climatic end with 'Halloween Day' and the 'IESV's Got Talent' show. Next week we have Choice Day to look forward to as well. 

It's great to see the students having some well-earned fun and Spirit Week is proving to be a great success for everyone involved!





From the Principal

IES Västerås Comes Back To Life...

Yesterday was a very special day for me as I was able to offer a warm welcome to our new students in years 4 and 6. I'm sure this was a very special day for them too. These students have changed school, have a new teacher, new classmates and are now learning a new language that will open the door to many new opportunities for them. I really admire their courage in making this decision and taking such a big step. I am looking forward to getting to know them all and I've met some great characters so far! 

I also want to welcome back our existing students who contributed so much last year towards making IES Västerås a positive learning environment. We are joined by a number of new international and Swedish staff who, I can confidently say, strengthen our team a great deal.

We have a great year ahead of us, make sure you stop by my blog to keep up with all the news and events happening here at IES Västerås.