As the Spring Term at IESH light at the end of winter's dark tunnel seems to be finally getting closer, we here at Hässelby Strand welcome spring with its promise of warm weather and longer days. Not that we've let the dreariness of the long winter months put us to sleep. In fact, we've fought of winter's haziness by keeping extra busy and we've maintained our keenness by wholly immersing ourselves into our school work and school life. I get comfort from the fact that our staff and students look to the structure and challenges of their work as a way of negotiating these long winters, and I think it speaks to their dedication. With winter sports day, a series of science fairs, open houses, rock climbing, newspaper, student council, national exams, and much more, we've certainly kept busy during the beginning of the spring term.
The old year 4s welcome the new
On Saturday 23 March IESH held a student and parent orientation day for the new year 4s who will be joining us at the start of the fall term. The future students spent the day touring the facilities, getting to know their new teachers, and learning about what to expect when they matriculate after the summer. The graduating class took part by setting up a bake sale in the matshal for our visitors. They were welcoming and courteous and a good example of the fine upstanding young adults that IES hopes to play some formative, influential role in producing. How reassuring for the prospective students and their parents!