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From the Principal

Winter Break 2017

Winter Break 2017

As the end of one year closes and a new one begins it's always a great time to reflect back on how the year has gone and how we can be moving into the future. You have survived challenges and succeeded when you thought it was impossible. You have worked hard and given it your absolute best. You have shown courage and determination to improve but most of all you have the chance to surprise yourself and others just how much you are able to achieve, to be proud of yourself! Remember, our mistakes are often just lessons designed to help shape the course of this amazing journey of life and give us the chance to reach even further than even we thought possible. As we look forward into our futures I ask you to paint it bright, bold and vivid. Live in the now but plan for amazing tomorrow's.

 

Enjoy the winter break spend time with your friends and family share food, laughter and love and return in the New Year ready to continue our amazing time together.

 

Wishing you all the best from myself and all the staff at IES Västerås.

 

Ms Nyborg - Proud Principal of IES Västerås

From the Principal

Blog Update

Blog Update

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

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

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