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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

It is amazing to see what dedicated educators and students can achieve together. It started almost a year ago as an idea from a group of teachers and ended up being the best school play this far, at least if you are to trust our principal Mr Granström.
Wednesday was the opening night for IESH's annual school play at Vällingby Theatre in Stockholm. 

This year 45 students worked together with a group of teachers during Choice days (elevens val) to set up the musical Beauty and the Beast. Some students and teachers have made incredible costumes and props. Some of them have learned to sing, dance foxtrot and of course their lines. And... the outcome was nothing but absolute success!!!

Thank you to all the students, teachers and other staff members who helped out with this years school play. You nailed it! 

Choice Day

Choice Day

Choice day #4 has come and gone. Only one more this school year and then our incredible students and teachers get to show the products of what they have been working on all year in our Choice Showcase. There were a lot of fun moments during the day in our different choices. The students in Newspaper Choice were visited by two journalist to help them with the article they are writing and the students in Behind the Scene made great progress with the costumes for this years school play Beauty and the Beast.

Vice principal Mr Wallace had a lot of nice things to say about the day. Here are some of his favourite memories of the day: 

  • Mr. Farnsworth, Mr. Oxborough and some students in yr 9 going out of their way to make a fellow student's day a day he'll never forget. 
  • Watching Mr Pardo Garcia excitedly talking to a year 5 in the lunchroom line about Ninja Warrior. 
  • A portrait of Mr. Pournazaree done in Mr Bonnell's Comic Book Choice - IT'S AWESOME! 

Winter Sports Day!

Winter Sports Day!

On the 9th of Februrary all our students enjoyed a fantastic Winter Sports day with different activities. Students from year 4 to 8 did everything from swimming to climbing to playing football. Year 9 spent an exciting day in Romme skiing and snowboarding.

We are all looking forward to the next Sports day during the fall term!

Sports day

From the Principal

Start of Spring Term 2018

Dear reader, 

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!

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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.
Warmest Regards, 
Mr Granström