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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. 

From the Principal

The New Junior Block

The New Junior Block

I am happy to announce that the final inspection of our new junior block has been completed. The work was done to a very high standard and ahead of schedule. All that we need now is the furniture and students to fill it! Opening in August, the new block will contain 6 classrooms, 2 science labs, a larger library space and the Junior Club.

The next step in developing our school building will be to redevelop the kitchen, starting in June. This will enable us to make all our school meals here on-site and from scratch. This is something that everybody at IES Västerås is very excited about, especially our excellent chefs! Some pictures of the new junior block are included below.

Mr Ledin

From the Principal

What A Load Of Rubbish!

What A Load Of Rubbish!

Greetings from sunny Västerås,

This week, Ms Stålhammar (5b) organised skräpplockarvecka (pick up litter week) at IES Västerås. With the sun shining the students have been able to put on their gloves and go out collecting litter and rubbish from the area around our school. It is amazing what they managed to find! A couple of examples include old hubcaps, a shopping trolley, planks of wood, signs, buckets and containers as well as many other strange things. Fortunately, our Caretaker Mr Schröder was there to help with yellow rubbish bags and to take things that the students didn't want to touch. The arrival of 6 new litter bins to go outside the school will also help everyone keep IES Västerås looking as beautiful as it does now. For all their hard work, every student will receive a reward on Monday...

Earlier in the week, 4d celebrated their success in Schack 4:an. We are very proud to announce that they will be competing in the National Final to be held here in Västerås at the ABB-arena on 1st June. Ms Rosengren has done a great job of leading and supporting 4d in this competition. I am delighted with their progress and was very happy to support them in eating their celebratory chess cake!

Staying with the chess theme, check my blog next week to find out what's happening here at IES Västerås.

Mr Ledin

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