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Sports Day at Björnö

Sports Day at Björnö

A crisp, clear winter's day provided the perfect setting for our sports day at Björnö. Students arrived at school warmly wrapped up with sledges, skis and ice skates at the ready. Our year 9s practised ice survival skills, with 2 fearless students taking the plunge by jumping into the freezing cold lake. Fortunately, everyone did a great job of getting the brave duo out of the lake and they were all rewarded with a sauna by the shore.

IESV has invented a new winter sport which combines snow and rugby- we call it 'Snugby'. This proved to be very popular with our sporty students who ran, tackled, dodged and dived throughout the day. Perhaps we can have a snugby team at the next winter olympics?
It was great to see lots of smiles everywhere and my favourite part of the day was speeding downhill on a sledge. Overall, it was a fantastic day full of fun and all the staff and students slept really well that night.
 

 

From the Principal

Another Fine Performance

Congratulations must go once again to 5a and Ms Robinson after another fine performance in Vi i Femman. Although they were narrowly defeated by Fryxellska Skolan, they made everybody here at IES Västerås proud with their great knowledge and exemplary behaviour. This result means 5a finished in the top 3 classes for the whole of Västmanland. Hopefully this great result will inspire Year 4 to build on this success next year. Well done!

 

Best,

Mr. Ledin

From the Principal

100th day of school

It has been great to welcome all the students and staff back after a well-earned Christmas break. I was very pleased with the results from last term and am keen to see the students build on this success. We are focused on the term ahead and I have started the development process for the next academic year by interviewing quality teachers and making sure the school is a top notch learning environment.

Tomorrow at IESV we will be celebrating the 100th day of school. Several interesting things will happen so come back to see the pictures from this day.

This is also an important day for us as 5A are competing in the regional semi-final of ‘Vi i Femman’. Make sure you tune in and give them your support! They will be live on P4 and streaming on the internet from 5-6pm. Everyone here wishes them luck and I am looking forward to cheering them on from the audience.

IESV is also having an Introduction Day on the 9th of February for students who might be joining us next year. This is an excellent opportunity for them to find out more about the school and we are eager to see all the new faces.

Every day at IESV is a beautiful day!

Best,

Mr. Ledin

 

 

Congratulations to 5A!

Main image: Team 5A

This week the students and staff at IES Västerås have been celebrating the fantastic news that class 5A have successfully made it through to the next round of ''Vi i femman''.

This is a national general knowledge competition open to all year 5 classes in Sweden. 5A's victory means that they will now compete on Sveriges Radio against 3 other year 5 classes from Västmanland for a chance to appear on national television.

We are delighted with this achievement and everyone is very proud of 5A & Ms Robinson. Make sure you tune in and give them your support during the next round of the competition! 

Great Support
Great Support
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Positive Signs
From the Principal

A lot of things happening

A lot of things happening

IESV has been a very vibrant place lately, with many interesting things happening. 

All students and staff worked tirelessly right up to the Autumn break to make sure all the important academic and daily routines are in place. With these now set up and running smoothly, other activities and events have been able to emerge. 

The school took on a haunted look during Halloween, with students dressing up in their scariest outfits. There were even sightings of witches teaching in the classrooms and a skeleton Principal terrorising the corridors.

We have also now had our first Choice Day where students were able to choose from a range of activities from 'Soap Making' and 'Scrapbooking' to 'Gangnam Style Dancing' and the now legendary 'Quai Challenge'. All over the school there were happy and engaged students exploring their creative sides.

Our second Sports Day built on the success of the first. This time students took to the track and field to compete with themselves and each other. Special mention must made one of the students in Year 7 who broke his own high jump national record. This is an example of the superb effort shown by everyone for the whole day.

Our excellent students have also participated in various other competitions and events with great results. 7a won Läskampen 2012 in their group, reading a total of 54 684 pages over 5 weeks. They will receive a trophy and diploma as well the opportunity to meet August Prize nominated author Mårten Melin.

All students in Year 4 made the school proud by getting through to the next round of Schack 4:an. 4C and 4D even made 1st and 2nd place respectively. Congratulations to all the Year 4s on this big success and we will be supporting you in the next round!

The school's finest mathematical minds took part in Högstadiets Matematiktävling. We again have students who made it to the next round which will be held at Danderyds Gymnasium. Watch this space...

The school has also represented in 'Vi i 5:an' and 'Lego League'. In both cases we have been very impressed by the abilities and knowledge of our students and we look forward with eager anticipation to seeing more of the same in the future. Bra jobbat allihopa!

The run up to Christmas is an equally active time and I invite you to keep up with events here by visiting my blog.

Best,

Mr. Ledin

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