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From the Principal

Happy holidays from us at IES Nacka

It has been an eventful autumn term and we are all looking forward to the holidays. Everyone has been dedicating themselves to academic and social development.  We have been incredibly busy both in different subjects and Year Level activities.

IES Nacka students continue their quest for excellence in Math and English iGCSE exams.  The Year Level 8 students are going on excursions to practice Spanish by practicing directions, going to restaurants and filming so it can be shown to the teachers.  Our Year Level 4 students have made the transition to IESN and are learning English at a frenetic pace. We are all so very proud of their tenacity and growth mindset.  The library has been in full swing with celebrating European Day of Languages, reading initiatives, as well as the “Bookmark competition”. The creative talents of our students is amazing.  

This autumn our Year Levels, with the support of our parents, have been the busiest in the school’s history.  From Year Level 4 to Year Level 9 events have been non-stop at the school. Halloween parties, Fun Friday, disco parties, ping-pong tournaments, fika parties, to career day (15 parents and alumni spent the day with Year Level 9) are just some of the things that have been going on this term.  We are really looking forward to the talent show that is taking place in January. Please look out for the information and come and support our future stars. Last but not least I want to mention the excellent work of our student council. We have been getting great ideas for lunch, playground equipment, café games and so much more. They are truly dedicated to informing the school leadership about the social and practical needs of the student body.

We at IES Nacka wish you all a joyous and peaceful holiday season.  Please remember our first day back to school will be January 8th, 2019.  

Regards,

Donald Christian

Principal IES Nacka

Junior Club @ IES Nacka in November

Junior Club @ IES Nacka in November

Although the weather is getting colder and darker, the students in Junior Club are having a sunny outlook with many fun activities! 

Plus Plus Christmas reindeers made by Valentin and Oliver in 4D!

Having fun playing with dominos!

When you can’t go to the beach, you can always play with sand at Junior Club!

Or relax with friends and watch a good movie!

 

International and more international

International and more international

Amhariska, italienska, pashto, grekiska, ryska, kinesiska, polska, spanska….detta är bara några av de över 30-talet hemspråk som vi har undervisning i här på IES Nacka.

Att ha tillgång till flera språk är en fin gåva som är väl värd att underhålla och utveckla – och det är just det som sker på hemspråkslektionerna.  

Vi har många elever och externa lärare som kommer, speciellt på måndag-och torsdagsmorgnarna för undervisning. Modersmålsklasserna sker alltid utanför det ordinarie schemat för att inte ta tid från de ordinarie ämnena eller från de också så viktiga lunchtimmen eller rasterna.

 

Det är intressant det man kan läsa om hemspråkets roll hos Skolverket:

“Syftet med undervisningen är att ge eleven möjlighet att utveckla kunskaper i och om sitt språk. Modersmålet har stor betydelse för barns språk, identitets-, personlighets- och tankeutveckling.”

Samt att forskare har funnit att tvåspråkiga förskolebarn är bättre än sina enspråkiga kamrater på att fokusera på en uppgift samtidigt som de ska ignorera distraherande faktorer.

Bara goda möjligheter – även om man missar en sovmorgon i veckan.


 


Amharic, Italian, Pashto, Greek, Russian, Chinese, Polish, Spanish ... these are just some of the over 30 languages ​​that we teach here at IES Nacka.

Having access to several languages ​​is a great gift that is well worth maintain and develop - and that's just what happens at the mother tongue lessons.


We have many students and external teachers who come, especially on Monday and Thursday mornings for their mother tongue classes. These lessons are always outside the regular schedule, so as not to take time from the regular subjects or from the so important lunch hours or breaks.


You can find interesting reading at Skolverket (The National Agency for Education): "The purpose of the teaching is to give the student the opportunity to develop knowledge in and about his language. The mother tongue is of great importance for children's language, identity, personality and thought development."  

And researchers have found that bilingual pre-school children are better than their mono-lingual peers to focus on a task while ignoring distracting factors.

So here we have great possibilities - even if you miss a lie-in morning.