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European Day of Language at IES Nacka

European Day of Language at IES Nacka

We celebrated our annual European Day of Languages at IES Nacka with several engaging activities to promote language learning. Year 9 students taught Year 6 basic French and Spanish. Year 9 were great role models that acted as inspiration for the younger ones.

 

Students created a wall in which they wrote greetings in all the languages they know. At IES Nacka we have a lot of students who speak another language rather than Swedish or English and this was their chance to celebrate it.

 

¡Gracias! Merci! Tack! Thanks!

 

IES Nacka's new kitchen

IES Nacka's new kitchen

Exciting news for this school year is our brand new lunch room,  kitchen and kitchen team!

Fresh food served every day, and some days we are even baking fresh bread!

Lunch served today was Teriaki salmon with jasmine rice, pak choi & shitaki mushrooms. There is a vegetarian option served every day as well as fresh fruit.

Vegetarian Poké bowl

Tie dye with Project Connect

On Thursday, 10 September, Project Connect students had the opportunity to express themselves by creating tie dye creations.

Project Connect, is an after school club which provides a safe, supportive environment for all.  The goal of the club is to bring together people who want to help promote a welcoming environment for all students regardless of race, color, religion, gender identity, or sexual orientation.  

If you are interested in joining Project Connect, contact Mr. Cornelius Högkvist

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Piñata making at IES Nacka!

There is more to learning a language than just studying vocabulary and grammar. Learning the culture where the language is spoken makes the process more meaningful and in addition, making something creative with your hands is memorable and fun! Before we reached the end of the 2019-2020 term, our year 7 students learned about the history of piñatas and created their own in their Spanish class.

One of the theories is that piñatas have originated in China (where paper comes from). Marco Polo is believed to have passed this custom on to Europe in the 14th Century. When he brought it to Europe, he used the Italian word “pignatta” meaning "cooking pot". When the Spanish missionaries arrived in America, the spelling was adapted to Spanish. However, Mayans already had a very similar tradition to celebrate the birthday of the Aztec god of war with a colorful clay pot filled with little treasures that people would strike with a stick. Therefore, the combination of the Chinese and Mayan traditions led to what the piñata is today. 

Our piñatas were made using mostly recycled materials, such as cardboard boxes, newspapers, and coloured paper. 


In total, the whole process took students between two and three lessons, and the models chosen had different levels of difficulty.

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Our students enjoyed the making and the breaking of piñatas too!

 

From the Principal

End of term letter from the Principal, June 2020

Dear students, parents and staff,

 

As we start the summer holidays and reflect on the school year that has been, I want to take the time to say thank you for all of your dedication and grit during the last twelve months.  The 2020 winter/spring term has been truly challenging and memorable.  Your positive attitude as well as willingness to support each other has been an inspiration to have been a part of.  

 

IESN has continued to achieve academically and socially.  The graduating year level will leave with the best overall achievement levels in the history of IES Nacka.  The staff and students have cooperated, collaborated, and pushed each other to accomplish amazing things.  We are all extremely proud of them.

 

The student council, after school programs / clubs, dedicated staff, student care team and administration have created a safe and caring environment for all the students and staff to work in every day.  So much time, energy and perseverance are involved in ensuring that IES Nacka is a place where everyone can belong.  

 

We continue the process of  renovating the entire school and look forward to August and the opening of the new kitchen, lunchroom and student area on floor 10.  The renovation on floors 6, 7 and 8 will continue in the autumn term with the goal of completion by January 2021.  

We at IES Nacka wish you a safe summer of 2020.  We are looking forward to welcome you back on the 17th of August 2020!

Best Regards,

Donald Christian

Principal IES Nacka

 

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