Principal’s Monthly Blog We are now moving towards February and we have all settled into the new term. We are looking forward to a busy term! A few events include our Winter sports day, grade 8 PRAO, music performances, national tests and the preparation of our grade 9 students for the next part of their learning journey as they look forward to Gymnasiet.
Reading Our librarian, Ms Wannerud is continuing her work to support students and teachers to enjoy reading. Students visit the library regularly both independently and as part of their learning. Please read with your child at home and challenge them with something slightly more advanced when you read out loud than what they read on their own. Ms Wannerud would be happy to help suggest books and give advice on approaching reading with your child.
Student Success Our first iGCSE cohort received their results! They were extremely dedicated to their courses and their success was as a result of their grit and hard work! Well done to the iGCSE team!
Yard update Some parents have asked about the progression of our yard. I wrote in the December Blog that we would be moving forward with our final plans in the Spring. We need to wait for the weather to improve first.
Health and Fitness Ms De Jong is our health motivator and has designed activities in the yard with the help of our break duty staff. We are continuing to implement creative brain breaks in our lessons to have a structured and short break that helps the students’ concentration in lessons. In the dining hall, the students have the opportunity to hold educational conversations with their teachers about healthy choices with the help from the conversation cards about nutrition, an active lifestyle and the importance of recovery and sleep. Next week, the student council will start the process of creating our sugar smart policy where the students will define smart alternatives for events such as class fika.
PTA - Parent Teachers Association As earlier communicated, IES Solna Parents Teachers Association (PTA) is now formed. You can reach out to the board members by mail: email@example.com and I encourage you to join their facebook group IES Solna PTA FB Group. We will organise further events in the new term!
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