A few words from the principal and information about upcoming events and activities at IES Hässelby.
To all students and guardians.
Autumn has passed and Christmas and New Year are just around the corner. I therefore would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm thank you to all of you for your great commitment during this period. The autumn break was a much-needed break that gave us the opportunity to reflect on the past and recharge for the coming time. Despite some challenges, together we have managed to create a positive and inclusive atmosphere at the school.
The cooperation between school, guardians and students has been and is a key to our joint pursuit of success. Your willingness to support and understand each other has been a powerful driving force for creating a safe and rewarding school climate.
Meet a member of Parliament!
The Parliament wishes schools to meet a member of Parliament, for the students to be able to ask questions. On Jan 18 between 13.00-15.00, Mr Markus Kallifatides (S) will come to our school and meet our Year 8 in the Aula. Mr Kallifatides is a member of Parliament and a deputy in the Civil Committee.
All children in school have the right to receive the support, help and stimulation needed to learn to read. Some children can already read when they start preschool class, others need more time to crack the reading code and for some the words never really come naturally. To develop reading development at IES Hässelby, we have purchased the Lexplore service, which is a digital tool that measures students' reading ability.
In order to provide the right support and stimulation, we will do a digital test, a screening, of all students' reading ability. The test is done using an eye tracker that reads the student's eye movements 90 times per second during reading. The technique of analysing eye movements when reading to 5 measure reading ability was started by a research project in reading development that was started in Kronoberg county during the 80s and which was then further developed at Karolinska Institutet.
At lexplore.se you can read more, and watch a film about how the screening is done.
Next year, all staff at the school will be trained in conflict management and mini-mediation. The training is aimed at all school staff who work with students. It has no prerequisites and the goal is to give the participants an understanding of conflict management and mediation in school as well as practical training in mini-mediation.
Purpose of the education: ● Security - A common way of working in conflict management provides security for students, staff and guardians. ● Responsibility - Students are given the opportunity to take greater responsibility for solving their own conflicts. ● Learning - Students learn to resolve conflicts better. A learning for life!
School mediation also aims to create a better working environment at the school, by saving the staff's time and energy in conflict management.
Last but not least, I would like to wish you all a peaceful Christmas and a happy New Year. May this time be filled with fellowship and rest and give you strength for the new year. I look forward to continuing our collaboration and creating an even better school environment for our students in the coming year.