Welcome back to school Autumn 2019

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From the Principal

Dear parents, students and staff,

We are all excited to start the tenth year of Internationella Engelska Skolan Nacka.  We have many accomplishments to be proud of as well as goals to achieve in this coming school year.

I want to take this opportunity to congratulate the IESN staff and the students of the graduating Year 9 class of 2019 for the amazing work done to achieve a grade point average (meritvärde) of 291 points.  The Year Level 9 results of earning a C or higher in the national tests was outstanding: English 100%, Math 64%, Swedish 82%, Biology 92%, and Geography 92%. These are absolutely superb results and we are extremely proud of their hard work and dedication. 

A couple academic focuses for the school year are Social Science seminars from Year Level 4-9, continuing the implementation of increased time for Swedish (Year Levels 4-6) and an increase of one hundred hours of math that will include co-teaching (Year Levels 4,5,7, and 8) as well as three teachers for two classes in Year Levels 6 & 9.  Physical Education and Health has also increased by 100 hours. We have been creating new curriculum and you will see this in your children’s schedules as P.E. theory classes. Lastly, as we develop this school year the staff will also be updating all the unit sites for each subject taught at IESN. This will help us improve in our planning and educational achievement. 

We will have over thirty Mother Tongue languages and new company (Omniglot), delivering the services on Monday and Thursday mornings, starting week 37.

We have some new staff starting as well as returning staff that have changed positions at IES Nacka. Please take future opportunities to say hello to our new assistant principal, academic coordinator, nurse, counselors, school assistants, and teachers.  We are truly looking forward to everyone getting to know them and them joining our team.

Here at IES Nacka we have been improving the building with the painting of the walls, installing new sound absorbing photos, new play equipment and all new artificial grass on the play areas.  We will continue to do all we can to create and maintain a beautiful environment to work, play and develop together.

The SPT’s have been a time for all of us to get to know our new mentors and teachers.  The students have been demonstrating their growth mindset in setting goals and looking for the best ways to have a positive and happy 2019-20 school year.  As always please get involved at the school by being student council members, food council members, class parent representatives and volunteering to take part in different activities happening at the school. 

As we settle into the beginning of a new Autumn term I want to thank everyone for making this a positive and exciting start at Internationella Engelska Skolan Nacka and we are looking forward to many new events, learning moments and letting you in on all the things happening this school year.

Sincerely,

 

Donald Christian

Principal , IES Nacka