Every day we see what a fantastic job our teachers at IES Hässelby do but it is great to see them acknowledged outside our organisation for the hard work and dedication they show.
Lärargalan is a foundation that each year celebrate the teachers of Sweden. Students from all around Sweden have the chance to nominate a teacher that makes a difference in their everyday life. This year we have several nominations within Internationella Engelska Skolan and one is for our own Ms Annie Nordenson. "She makes everything more enjoyable and motivates students to work harder." (From the nomination at Lärargalan) Thank-you to Annie and to all of our teachers!
Halloween only comes around once a year but we always go all in at IES Hässelby. Staff and students all enjoy dressing up in amazing costumes. This year students had the chance to take part in different activities like Catastrophic cooking, Spine chilling science and Freaky fashion show.
One thing that I really enjoy about my work is to do lesson visits, to be where the action is. As a Principal, it is very easy to miss out on what is actually going on in your school, but in IES I know that I have a team of great administrators to help me deal with all the administrative tasks, which gives me time to be with the students and the staff. That is where I should be, not in my office.
Today, I did several lesson visits. Here are just some examples. I visited an amazing Swedish lesson in Grade 6 with Ms Nordensson. The students were busy working on their short stories. I also read a chapter in Bröderna Lejonhjärta to Grade 4 students which was nothing else but magical. It made me miss teaching a lot.
Above is a photo from Woodwork class with 5A from today. The students and their teacher Mr Pitcher were really enjoying the lesson and the projects that they are currently working on. They were having fun, but in a calm and safe environment.
Thank you for today students and staff. I will see you in lessons and in the corridors tomorrow.
At IESH former students come and visit all the time. A while ago, Vera and her mother came by to say goodbye on the day that Vera was moving to the US to do one year in High School. She was so excited and nervous at the same time. She promised to keep us updated, and she gave me this photo of us two from her Graduation last year June.
Best wishes, Vera! We are all very proud of you and we know you will bring so much to your new school, friends and community!