The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you´ll go. - Dr Seuss
We always promote reading to our students, but this week we give it a little extra focus.
Book exchange - All our students are encouraged to bring a book, new or old, to school. Then they get to pick a book someone else brought in at the big book exchange. A terrific way to give an old book new life, thinking about the environment and a chance to find a book you never would have bought yourself.
Book character day - Students and teachers get to dress up like their favorite character from a book for a day. Who wouldn´t want to be Harry Potter, Morrigan Crow or Spiderman for a day?
The entire school with students and staff will attend – and we hope some
former, and longing for, teachers, too! Bring your family, friends and
neighbors for a fun day filled with activities for all ages, and delicious food
See you at Spring Fair!
Last week Wednesday 11th of April, we had a workshop afternoon for new students and their parents that are joining us in August. It was wonderful to meet the students and to see them in the mini lessons that the teachers had prepared for them. The school's Principal Mr Granström together with the Management team also met with new parents to inform them of who we are, what we believe in and what makes us such a great school.
Here is what one parent said about the workshop day:
"After the workshop on Wednesday afternoon on 11th April, my husband and I were overwhelmed by how you, and all the staff at the school, are so dedicated to the pupils’ education, especially when you referred to them all as being 'curious learners'.
We would like you to know that we agree with you entirely on placing high academic expectations on the pupils and we appreciate the values you set concerning their pastoral care and behaviour."
New students, we are all eagerly looking forward to seeing you in August.
Spring is finally here as we are quickly moving towards end of term. Soon enough we are in June and we will have our annual Grade 9 Graduation ceremony at Vällingby Theatre, Grade 9 Prom, and Grade 4-8 will have their End of term Ceremonies here at the school in Hässelby Strand. Information about these events is soon posted on SchoolSoft for parents and students to see. Before then we have several weeks of school to look forward to. During these hectic weeks of learning and fun at IES Hässelby, students and staff are enjoying many different acitivites around the school. Here are a couple of things to look forward to:
- Cambridge exams for Grade 9
- Field trips
- Choice Day and Mentor Choice Day
- Spring Fair, organised by the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) on Saturday May 26th.
And, of course, many engaging and interesting opportunities to learn during lessons.
Please feel free to contact me via email should you any questions.
Mr Granström, your Principal