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From the Principal

Christmas Time!

Dear all, 

I cannot believe that end of Autumn term is already here and that Christmas and New Year's just around the corner. During the last couple of weeks, the students have had their last tests and handed in their last projects. The teachers have been busy marking to meet the deadline for end of term grades. We have had Master Chef competitions in Home and Consumer studies classes, Junior School Disco and much more. 

Earlier this week we also celebrated Lucia in the morning. In the afternoon and evening we had the annual Christmas Market, a truly wonderful event where PTA (Parent Teacher Association) and students and staff come together to organise an evening with Lucia performance and Christmas spirit. As previous years, the students displayed their Art and Slöjd work in the school for their friends, parents and relatives to see. 

Today, the 16th of December, the kitchen staff serve Christmas Lunch (Julbord) for everyone in the Dining Hall. 

And... Student Choice days are on Monday and Tueday next week. There are so many fantastic choice acitivities to choose from this year, including Skapande skola projects at Tekniska Museum, Swimming, Ice Hockey, Martial Arts, Chess, Storytelling with pictures and much more. Students, I hope you will enjoy the choice days before Christmas and the two days in January. More Student Choice days will be planned for end of May. 

To all students, parents and staff that make IES Hässelby the wonderful school it is: Thank you!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Kind Regards,

Mr Granström 

 

Operation Work Day and Sodwana Bay Primary

Our journey with Sodwana Bay Primary began five and a half years ago. Sandy Schäfer, the previous principal, used to work at this little school in Sodwana Bay, South Africa. It had very few resources and facilities, and was in desperate need of help and support.

When we started IESH, we began supporting and working alongside Sodwana Bay Primary. Over the years, we have helped them to build several classrooms, a library, new offices, and have helped them with their day-to-day running expenses. We have been very fortunate to visit the school twice, once last year with two students.

One of the ways in which we raise money for Sodwana Bay Primary is through Operation Work Day. This is an amazing opportunity for our students to use their abilities to help make life better for people in another part of the world. During the morning or afternoon when students do not have their PTS conference, each student is asked to work for half the day. The work can be on the job with a parent, or even another relative. Students are given work to do, and they are paid for their work. Other ways in which money is raised is through bake sales, and the annual Spring Fair and the Christmas market.

The staff, students and parents of Sodwana Bay Primary are incredibly grateful for all the support we have given them over the years - 'Nothing would have happened without your help! We are forever grateful for what your school has done for us! Thank you!'

 

 

From the Principal

A Great Start to the Year

Dear all,  

Welcome back to a new school year. We have had a truly wonderful start!

On August 18th I said 'Good Morning Students' for the very first time to 93 new Grade 4 students. The very same day the staff and I welcomed back 470 students in grade 5-9. It is IESH tradition to start the year with two mentor days. These days are for routines, reminders and for building new teams. The staff worked hard to plan and execute the mentor days. Well done! 

Since those first couple of days, so much has happened at the school. The students have already had several checkpoints to show their teachers that they are meeting the high academic standards that we have for them. Checkpoints, tests and homework are great tools the teachers use to identify students that need an extra challenge and in order to ensure that all students fulfill their potential.  

Students, please remember that you can always go to tutorials (extra classes) in the afternoons to get help with homework or get that extra challenge you want and need.

Our new students have settled in well and so have the new staff. When I greet the students by the main entrance in the mornings, or when I walk through the corridors and out on the playground I see staff, old and new, spending that crucial time getting to know the students. Creating strong staff-student relationships has always been part of who we are in IES and I am proud to see the effort the staff is putting in to make this reality in IES Hässelby.  

Last week during Sport's Week the four Houses competed in outdoor sports' activities as well as designing posters and writing new chants resulting in a House parade around the school. This year there will be more frequent House events. Students earn points to their House in each event. At the end of the year, we will have a winning House. There will be prizes of course.

Speaking about prizes, two weeks ago I was at the annual IES Principals' Quality Conference. IES Hässelby received six trophies for the outstanding academic achievements our students had in the National Tests last academic year. Two examples: Best IES School on Academic Progress, and The Barbara Bergström Award for Best Overall Academic Achievement. To get such a recognition for the hard work our staff and students do every day is something special and something worth celebrating!

Students with awards

Antagning och inskrivning information

Antagning och inskrivning information

Ett barn kan inte registreras i kön för en IES-skola under det kalenderår då det har fötts. Första kömöjligheten är 1 februari följande kalenderår. Regeln syftar till att ge alla samma chans till en plats, oavsett när på året som ett barn fötts. Denna förändring införs den 1 januari 2018 och berör dem som registreras i kön från och med detta datum.

 

Inför årskurs 4, 2018, startar antagningen vecka 44 med inbjudan via mail till den mailadress familjen registrerat.

 

Vi genomför inför årskurs 4 alltid en "Workshop Day" där barnen får en möjlighet att uppleva hur det är att vara elev i vår skola. Samtidigt får vårdnadshavare information om skolan från ledningsgruppen. Det är de barn som står främst i vår kö som får möjligheten att komma till skolan och hälsa på. Platser tilldelas i datumordning enligt registrering i IES Hässelby Strands kö. Skolan tillämpar syskonförtur vilket innebär att elev som nu går på skolan och har ett syskon som vill börja får förtur även om syskonet har ett senare registreringsdatum än andra barn i kön. Erfarenheter och kunskap som skolgång i utlandet, engelska som modersmål etc ger inte förtur.

Vi har begränsad möjlighet att svara på frågor under antagningsprocessen. Därför ber vi om ert tålamod.Många frågar oss om deras barns möjlighet till plats. Detta är en fråga vi inte kan besvara eftersom antagningsprocessen pågår. För att logga in till kön och uppdatera kontaktuppgifter; följ denna länk. Inloggningsuppgifter skickades till den mailadress ni angav samma dag som ni registrerade ert barn i elevkön.


 

Admission and registration information :

A child can be registered in queue the 1st February of the next year the child is born. This means they cannot be registered the same year as they are born. This is so that each child gets a fair chance to be in queue irrespective of the time in the year when they are born.

This comes in effect from 1st January 2018.

Admission for grade 4 2018-19 has started week 44 with invitations via email registered with us.

We have a “workshop day” for our grade 4 students where they meet our teachers and see how it feels to be a IESH student. At the same time parents get to meet the Principal for an information session. Invitation is based on the queue system, the first in queue is offered first. If for some reason they are unable to join, the place is offered to next child in queue and so on. Sibling preference is the only preference given when the sibling can come before the others registered in queue.


We have limited opportunity to reply to your email during the admission process and we thank you for your patience. We receive many questions if their child will get a place, to which we cannot answer right now as the admission process is going on. You can login in the queue via this link . Login details will be sent to the email you had registered at the the time of submitting the application.

Start of Term Dates for All Schools

Please note that students are welcome back to school for the first day of the academic year 2017-18 on:

  • Borås - Monday, 21 August, 2017
  • Bromma - Wednesday, 16 August, 2017
  • Enskede - School start information already sent to stakeholders by post and via SchoolSoft.
  • Eskilstuna - Monday, 21 August, 2017
  • Falun - Wednesday, 23 August 2017
  • Gävle - Monday, 21 August 2017
  • Halmstad - Friday, 18 August 2017
  • Helsingborg - Monday, 21 August 2017
  • Huddinge - Monday, 21 August 2017
  • Hässelby Strand - Wednesday, 16 August, 2017
  • Hässleholm - Thursday, 17 August 2017
  • Johanneberg - Thursday, 17 August, 2017
  • Järfälla - Thursday, 17 August, 2017
  • Jönköping - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
  • Karlstad - Wednesday, 23 August, 2017
  • Kista - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
  • Krokslätt - Thursday, 17 August, 2017
  • Landskrona - Monday, 21 August 2017
  • Liljeholmen - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
  • Linköping - Thursday, 17 August 2017
  • Lund - Thursday, 17 August, 2017
  • Nacka - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
  • Skärholmen - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
  • Sundsvall - Wednesday, 23 August, 2017
  • Södertälje - Thursday, 17 August 2017
  • Tyresö - Monday, 21 August 2017
  • Täby - Monday, 21 August 2017
  • Umeå - Friday, 18 August 2017
  • Uppsala - Thursday, 17 August, 2017
  • Västerås - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
  • Älvsjö - Thursday, 17 August, 2017
  • Årsta - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
  • Örebro - Monday, 21 August, 2017
  • Internationella Engelska Gymnasiet Södermalm - Wednesday, 16 August, 2017 (first year) and Thursday, 17 August, 2017 (all remaining students).

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