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From the Principal

Blog Update (Click)

Blog Update (Click)

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

From the Principal

November-blog

November-blog

November-blog

Time flies! It feels like summer was just yesterday but today when I look out the window I see the first snowflakes fall gently to the ground. Even though we can see the end of the term there is still lots of things we need to do before waving goodbye to 2016.

First and foremost I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for all the fun and interesting meetings I had the pleasure to take part of during our SPT days week 43. For me communication with parents is just as important as it is with the students. It is also fun to see that so many parents have been seizing the opportunity to visit the school during their allocated times. I bump into parents in our corridors and classrooms almost every day, which is both fun and something I am a strong supporter of.

We are currently focusing on how to increase the active student influence in our school and how to allow them to be a part of the decision making in regards to their teaching, but also in activities such as sports days and other school events. Our school’s Student Council, lead by the two new presidents, are hard at work planning our Open House together with the PTA. The Open House, which takes place December 7th, welcomes all parents and siblings to come and take part of our organisation.

Further the school’s Student Health and Safety Officers (elevskyddsombud) together with the Health and Safety Officer (skyddsombud) are working on the school environment, I am eagerly awaiting more information from them in this important task. With this in mind I would like to once more praise students and teachers who during last weeks fire drill showed a prime example of how a fire drill should be done. All 750 students and staff responded promptly to the alarm and lined up quietly in their classes in shorter time than ever before - it was an impressive sight!

So it may be a hectic, but fun, November we have to look forward to! 

From the Principal

Our new Student Lounge

Our new Student Lounge

Our Student Lounge is now open. Students can go there on breaks and relax, play ping pong, play games, read, chat, do homework, buy healthy snacks etc. Our Activity Leader Mr. Lehtonen has done a great job decorating the lounge and he works there every day.

From the Principal

A fantastic first week

I had a fantastic first week and I hope all students and staff members have had as well. Now the school is 'back to normal' with lessons underway, classrooms filled with students eager to learn and teachers working hard to make sure all students get high-quality lessons.

We start off this academic year with lots of interesting events and happenings. Next week we have our first sports day and we will open the doors to our new Student Lounge - check next week to see how it went.

Best,
Mr. Ledin

From the Principal

Soo good to see you again!

I had a very exciting day today! I got to meet all our new students in year 4 and they seem so nice! I also met all existing students again after a long and relaxing summer break and they all seem to have had a fantastic summer. It feels so good to see the school filled with smiling students who are eager to get back to school and meet all teachers and classmates again. It really made my day!

Best,

Mr. Ledin

From the Principal

A new Academic Year

The new term is finally here and we are so excited to see all students in school on Monday.  We hope you have had a wonderful summer holidays but are now ready to return to IESV or to join our school for the first time. There are 14 new staff members starting this term and they are so excited to meet everyone.  Lets make this another fantastic year together.

Mr. Ledin

From the Principal

IESV awarded

IESV awarded

This term has got off to an exciting start!

It has been wonderful to see all the students again after the Christmas break. They are what makes my job here so pleasurable. The students all seemed excited and eager to be back. They have returned full of energy and I am sure we can look forward to a lot of learning taking place.

This week we had the pleasure of a visit from Ms Bergström (owner and founder of IES) and Mr Reiber (CEO). They came to present IESV with 4 awards - Highest passing grade for all subjects in 9th Grade 2013 (all of our grade 9 students were extremely successful in their final exams), based on the surveys you all completed we were rated the Best overall IES according to our parents, we also received the award for the most recommended IES school by our students and finally the best award was Best IES school on all factors according to our students. I want to thank all our wonderfull staff for this effort and also all our fantastic studentsbecause you all contribute to the positive atmosphere we have. Below are some photos showing Ms Bergström and Mr Reiber presenting the awards.

Best,

Mr. Ledin

From the Principal

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! 

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!

 

 

 

 

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