Dear Students and Guardians of IES Hässelby,
From February 1, 2019, I will be taking over as acting principal of IES Hässelby. I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to the school's current principal, Mr. Frederik Granström, for his dedication and hard work building IES Hässelby into the strong school that it is today. He will be greatly missed.
I am a Canadian certified teacher, with a Master of Education degree in Curriculum Leadership and ten years of teaching experience. I have had the pleasure of working at IES Hässelby since it opened in 2011. Over the years I have held the positions of teacher, Head of Year, Förstelärare and Junior School Coordinator at the school. In this role, I led pastoral and academic programmes for teachers and students in grades 4 to 6. As a member of the Leadership Team, I also worked closely to set goals and targets that promoted the IES ethos and strengthened the school community at IES Hässelby.
IES Hässelby’s staff and students have accomplished a lot together these past 9 years. While we have built an atmosphere of discipline, respect and academic excellence at the school, I am most proud of the strong student-teacher relationships that have developed over the years. We have worked hard to connect with our students, not only in the subjects being taught but also in their lives outside the classroom. Every day, teachers and staff go above and beyond to show students that they are cared for, both as learners and as people. I strongly believe that it is because of these positive relationships that our students have been able to achieve such high academic success.
Although IES Hässelby is a successful school, we still have work to do. Together with the dedicated staff of IES Hässelby, we will continue to build a school culture where safety and mutual respect are key, and which engages learning, promotes international mindedness, upholds high expectations, and above all, fosters strong relationships between teachers and students.
Ms. Katharine Naurin