Thank you to all students and guardians for the 22/23 academic year!
We started the year with our 20-year celebration (thank you, PTA) which was closely followed by a wave of Corona affecting all year groups, but thankfully after that there were no major outbreaks or restrictions due to the virus.
This academic year was time to implement a new curriculum, LGR22, which has clearer grading criteria and a greater focus on formative assessment and less on grades. This went smoothly and students seem to have adapted well. Our students showed a lot of interest in Cambridge English and Maths, and the French students took the DELF exams. Great results from all! LGR22 brings with it a renewed focus on respecting others, and our Student Care Team helped us address racism, sexism, macho culture, and using respectful language. Our library has been a busy place, with competitions, monthly displays, pop up libraries in the sun, and book clubs.
But all work and no play makes school a dull place, and we have peppered the year with Fun Fidays to continue to raise funds for charity, and trips have started up again after a 2- year break. Our student council has made its voice heard, bringing us suggestions throughout the year for break activities, lunches, trips, and an idea to support our year 8 in a match against IES Eskilstuna. We ended the year with a football match between year 9 and staff, which was won by students, of course! Staff ran various clubs throughout the year, and Junior Club went on several outings including those to the swimming hall, ice rink, laserdome and JumpYard. The PE dept kept us fit, the Aesthetics dept kept us creative, HKK dept arranged Master Chef, and the music dept arranged two great end of term shows!
The year ended with trips and house days for all year groups. But really, in the last week all focus was on our mature, graduating year 9 students, who ended with a bang of a last week with a trip to Kastellet (thank you again, PTA), a splendid if sweaty prom, a grand graduation with proud family members and a tearful last day. Best wishes to you all!
We welcome our “old” students back and look forward to getting to know 124 new faces: Year 5 - 9:00 in the auditorium Year 6 - 9:30 in the auditorium Years 7-9 start at 10:00 in their mentor rooms (there will be signs to point you in the right direction). Until then, we wish you all a relaxing summer break! Management of IES Järfälla