January has been a very exciting and fun month for both staff and students at IES Hässelby Strand. We started the term with our 3rd day of Student Choice. Students danced, baked cupcakes, swam, built robots, created videos, went on field trips and much more. The school was filled with a hustle and bustle of activity. I look forward to seeing what each Choice activity will produce as their final project for Spring Choice Showcase.
Our grade 9 students have started writing the National Exams for Spring term. The first round of tests was in Modern Foreign Languages that took place during week 5. I spoke to some grade 9 students after the test and they told me how well prepared and comfortable they felt. The results from these exams will help the Modern Foreign Language teachers prepare our grade 9 students for secondary education. The results will be closely monitored by our Academic Manager and the MFL teachers to ensure that our school continues to maintain high academic standards in the foreign languages. I would like to thank the teachers for organising the MFL national test for the very first time. Great job!
Last week was Staff Look-Alike Day in grades 4-6. Students were encouraged to dress-up like their favourite IES Hässelby staff member. Students and teachers rose to the challenge and really got into the school spirit. Just take a look at these three Mr. Sundelines!
There have been many more activities going on at our school that are worthy of mention. I recommend that students and parents view the News section on SchoolSoft to find out more about what's going on at our school each month.
Looking to the future, there is much to look forward to at IES Hässelby - Winter Sports Day, Prao, National Tests, Choice, Graduation and the School Play, to name a few.