A few words from the Principal.
Easter has come and gone, and it finally feels like spring is here to stay. It is a great pleasure to see the students outside again, playing ball, playing on the the swings and with the skipping ropes.
Since Christmas, there has been several activities going on in and outside the school. First, we are very proud to present that our Modern language students participated in the national competition Språkolympiaden and thanks to the average points we got in the first round, we were invited to the "Regional Final" in Uppsala. Our students did extremely well and they got a second place in French and a fifth position in Spanish. This is a huge achievement that shows how committed our language students are. Congratulations!
Year 8 students have arranged activities to raise money for their Gotland trip. On Fettisdagen they set a record in selling semlor - in 33 minutes they sold several hundreds of semlor to the other students (and teachers). They also arranged a very popular Valentines disco for the year 4 students, with balloons, dancing och and a lot of other treats.
An Art and poetry fair is going on in IES Nacka. Year 9 students have been working on their art pieces all year and a vernissage was held in March. It is still possible to see the pieces all around school.
There are photos posted under Nyheter here on www.nacka.engelska.se
As the autumn term comes to an end I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their dedication and commitment to excellence. We have been challenged by adversity (the flooding of 1100 sq. meters of the building) and shown that by cooperating and being flexible we can overcome any obstacle. The Year Level 9 students (4 out of 5 classes displaced from floor 6) have been wonderful and deserve all our praise for going with the flow and moving around the building for a majority of this term.
Dear students and parents,
I would like to welcome all returning students and parents to a new Autumn term at IES Nacka. A special welcome to all our new students and parents that have chosen IES Nacka for their children.
The school started with a Mentor day where students and mentors had an entire school day to get to know each other and to also discuss the school rules and the Equality Plan, "Likabehandlingsplan".
Continuing on the Friday we had our first Year Level Day where each year level had fun and inspiring acitivities together throughout the day.
Dear students, parents and staff,
With great pride and joy we are working our way to the close of the 2012-13 school year. The growth of the school, from 760 to 870 students has been a grand success. Each and every student, staff and parent has been the key to the progression of our school. The dedication to excellence and drive to reach our potential is evident in so many of the accomplishments during the school year.
After a hectic half term we can all look forward to a well deserved break.
The last couple of weeks have been intense, with national tests, year level days, and S-P-T conferences.
Year 9 students had an exciting year level day meeting a choire with young students from Minnesota. Read more about their day under News.
We have all kept our fingers crossed and cheered for our team in Year 8 in the finals of the IES Social Science competition. After a very close final, IES Nacka came in second. The entire school is very proud of you!
The holiday season is upon us and we are all enjoying the festive spirit, food and of course, the snow. It is wonderful walking around the school and seeing all the beautiful decorations in classrooms and open areas.
As always we are so proud of how industrious and dedicated the students and staff are in creating an amazing school. Whether it is group projects, practical subject assignments or individual assessments everyone is busy putting forth their best effort, up to the last day.
It is rewarding to see how our older students encourage the younger when working across year levels. In Swedish, the Year 8s have presented their work about Minority languages to the sixth year, and the Year 7s have been reading fairy tales to the year 4 students.
Autumn term is well underway with projects, homework and assessments. We have already had our first Year Level Day, a sunny day in August. Check out the slideshow to see all the exciting team building activities that were happening.
Our P.E. teachers have had an extra busy period with swimming for all classes and also preparing for the first Sports Day of this school year, orienteering at Järla, with a barbecue lunch for all students.