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From the Principal

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

Dear IES Hässelby,


A warm welcome to all new and returning students and families to IES Hässelby!


As we begin our second week of lessons, the school year is officially in full-swing. The leadership team has been dropping into lessons this past week, supporting teachers and students and making sure that we all start the year strong.


We have a lot of exciting new changes to look forward to this academic year. Firstly, we are pleased to welcome 12 new qualified teachers to our team. In the fall term, we will begin our all new teacher-led extra-curricular program, offering a variety of clubs for students after school. We will also open a new student cafe at the beginning of September. Students can also look forward to the school's Football Field and Basketball Court outside the A-building being renovated in October.


The teachers, staff and leadership team have also set goals for improvement during 2019/2020, based on feedback from our student and parent surveys from 2018/2019. We aim to improve on our school’s commitment to quality education, discipline and order and student happiness. Our actions for how we intend to reach these goals were shared with students during the first days of school and parents during our parent evening presentations.


We look forward to hearing from both parents and students throughout the year and reaching our goals for school improvement together.


Best Regards,
Ms. Naurin

First Days of School- Dates and Times for 19/20

First Days of School- Dates and Times for 19/20

Dear Guardians and Students, 

Welcome back to IES Hässelby! We would like to remind you that the first day back to school for students is Thursday 15 August. Below you will find important information about the first two days of school. 

First Day of School: Thursday 15 August (Half Day)

Grades 4-6 Information 

Start Time: 9:30

End Time: 13:00

*Grade 4 students are asked to meet in the Aula at 9:30.

*Grade 5 students are asked to meet in the Gym at 9:30.

*Grade 6 students are asked to line up outside their mentor classrooms at 9:30.

Grades 7-9 Information

Start Time: 10:00 

End Time: 12:45

*All students are asked to line up outside their mentor classrooms at 10:00.

Lunch will be served.

Second Day of School: Friday 16 August (Half Day)

Grades 4-6 Information

Start Time: 9:30

End Time: 13:00

*All students are asked to line up outside their mentor classrooms at 9:30.

Lunch will be served.

Junior Club will be open to all students who are registered from 13:00-17:00.

Grades 7-9 Information

Start Time: 10:00

End Time: 12:45

Lunch will be served.

*All students are asked to line up outside their mentor classrooms at 10:00.

News About School Leadership Team for 19/20

Dear parents, students and staff at IES Hässelby, 

Ms Naurin will be away on maternity leave from 1 October 2019 to summer 2020. 

I'm pleased to announce that we have appointed a very capable Acting Principal during Ms Naurin's parental leave - Mr Aaron Wallace, familiar to you as Assistant Principal. Mr Wallace has been with IES Hässelby since April 2012 and gained experience in various roles, amongst others teacher, head of year, student care coordinator and currently Assistant Principal. 

I have every confidence in Mr Wallace's capabilities to continue to build on IES Hässelby's academic achievements and strong behavioural foundation. 

I am also happy to announce that we have appointed a second Assistant Principal from August who will strengthen the leadership team towards continued excellence at IES Hässelby. Mr Paul Clement joined Hässelby in 2013 and has experience in roles such as teacher, head of department, head of year, advanced teacher and behaviour team member. He hails from Ontario in Canada and also has advanced skills as an Emergency Medical Responder for 911. 

Please join me in welcoming Mr Wallace and Mr Clement to their new roles, as well as wishing Ms Naurin and her family all the best with their exciting venture. 

We wish all of them every success.

Kind regards, 
Cecilia Marlow

Acting CEO

From the Principal

Principal's Update

Dear IES Hässelby,

We have just received our annual anonymous survey results from parents and students. It’s clear from your feedback that our school is successful and improving--but that our work is not done. 

I strongly believe that parents and students should have high expectations of our school. Whenever you want to provide feedback, positive or negative, I encourage you to reach out and contact us. Afterall, our goal is to create an environment where we are all working together to create a better school for our students.

We will be spending the summer reading your feedback and developing school improvement plans for 2019/2020. We will share our plans with parents and students during our Parent Evenings and Mentor Days in August.

Parents, students and staff who know me, know that I deliver on my promises. Therefore I want to promise all of you that I will continue to work tirelessly in the coming years to make IES Hässelby the best school it can be.

Best Regards,

Ms. Naurin

2019/2020 School Year Dates/ Läsårsdatum 2019/2020

AUTUMN TERM 2019
Start of term - August 15
End of term - December 19

SPRING TERM 2020
Start of term - January 8
End of term - June 10

BREAKS:
Autumn Break (week 44): October 28 - November 1
Christmas break: December 19 - January 7 
Sport Break (week 9): February 24 - February 28
Easter Break (week 15): April 6 - April 13
May 1
Ascension day (Kristi Himmelsfärd): May 21 - 22

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