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From the Principal

Regarding the possible opening of an IES School opening in Värmdö / Gustavsberg:

Here at Nacka we get a lot of questions about a possible school opening in Värmdö - here is the information we have so far:

“Internationella Engelska Skolan har, tillsammans med fastighetsbolaget Turaco, gått vidare i Värmdö kommuns urvalsprocess för en möjlig F-9 skola i Charlottendal, Värmdö. Detta är självfallet oerhört glädjande och vi gå nu in i en fas där vi tillsammans med Turaco och arkitekter tar fram ett detaljerat förslag. Mycket arbete återstår och vi vill vara noga med att poängtera att detta på intet sätt garanterar att Internationella Engelska Skolan kommer att öppna på platsen.Vi måste få tillstånd från Skolinspektionen, politiska beslut återstår och därtill en komplex process med att skapa skolan.

Vi kommer självfallet att hålla alla våra föräldrar, existerande på våra skolor som nya, informerade om händelseutvecklingen och ber om ert tålamod. Skolan är planerad med skolstart augusti 2021.”

1. IES is looking at the possibility of a school in Värmdö  - if confirmed to go-ahead, the aim is to open in the fall of 2021.

2. All IES school has a separate queue - 1 per school - the queue for Värmdö has not yet opened for applications.

3. For more information, please see www.engelska.se  - where any news regarding new schools are posted.

From the Principal

IES Nacka Science project - in cooperation with KTH Royal Institute of Technology

The study is “studying the effects of responsive joint attention in social robotics” by Andre Pereira, Leonor Fermoselle, Joakim Gustafson from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The task consisted of a game in which the student tries to use special reasoning to solve a puzzle alongside a Furhat Robot. 

This is a state of the art artificial intelligence system and involvement in this project may stimulate students’ interest and curiosity to want to learn more about computer science and technology. 

The project is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Program: BabyRobot Grant No. 687831.

 

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From the Principal

Health & Movement class

Health & Movement class

 

”Health and Movement” classes, which are offered once a week to Year Levels 4-8, offer a time for students to focus on their general well being.  Class topics range from yoga, eating habits, relaxation techniques, mindfulness, growth mindset and dance...(as you can see some YL6 students are enjoying with Mr. Högkvist!)

 

 

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From the Principal

Antagning till år 4, höstterminen 2018 update 2018-05-02.

Vi har erbjudit plats till familjer som registrerat sina barn i vår kö före den 2:a april 2013.

De familjer som fått erbjudande om plats har nu en tid på sig att svara. Fortfarande har vi över 830 barn i kö till år 4, 2018.

Skolan har nu antagit alla elever till år 4, 2018. Ytterligare antagning kommer endast att ske om vi får återbud.

From the Principal

Welcome back to school

​Dear students and parents,
 
I want to welcome all of you to the beginning of the 2017-18 school year.  
During the ​first couple of weeks of August, the Internationella Engelska Skolan Nacka staff have been busy with inservice training, setting up the classrooms, and preparing the new curriculum.  
 
​Remember that the first day of school is a mentor class day, the second day is a Year Level Day and Friday is a regular class schedule day.  Over the next couple of weeks we look forward to mentor/parent evenings, SPT meetings, and class pictures​. 
 
​The staff is eager to see all of you and to start another year of amazing development and growth. 
​ See you all on Wednesday. ​
 

Best Regards,

Donald Christian

Principal

IES Nacka

From the Principal

Exciting Autumn at IES Nacka

Dear parents, students and staff,

The school year has gotten off to an amazing start and we are so pleased to have so many wonderful things happening at IES Nacka. There are new students and staff, new projects, and initiatives already taking place since the beginning of the school year.

Students have begun the process of getting to know their new classmates and adjusting to the Autumn schedule. The Student Council Board has been elected and soon class representatives will be chosen to lead the IES Nacka student body for the 2016-17 school year. We are looking forward to the ideas and debates on ways to raise the school spirit and create an unforgettable year. Students have taken part in the Student-Parent-Teacher development conferences and set up their IUPs (Individuell utvecklingsplan) for the Autumn term.

The IESN parents have met the new mentor(s), attended the SPTs, and had an opportunity to get involved at the first Parent Association meeting. Remember, participation in the P.A. is an excellent way to support the school as well as find out about all the ways you can take part in Year Level Days, Career Days, and special events.

The staff is busy with creating new unit sites, implementing co-teaching, and setting new standards in improving the school via Advanced Skills Teacher projects. As the school year unfolds we will highlight these projects taking place at IESN.

The first is: Health and Movement for Year Levels 4-8 being led by Mr. Artigas. This project creates weekly 45 min. lessons for all classes. These lessons focus on motivation, anti-bullying, growth mindset, yoga, meditation, as well as allowing time for the school counselors and nurses to meet with every class, several times a term. Mr. Artigas, working closely with the school assistants and other staff, ensures that all the students have an opportunity to develop and learn in many ways outside the usual curriculum.

The second is: Co-Teaching for Year Levels 4-9 led by Mr. Presland. This program was introduced a year ago and has been focusing on improving the school’s opportunities of differentiating the curriculum while developing the teaching methods and cooperation at IESN. There is currently co-teaching happening in a majority of the theoretical subject lessons.

As we settle into the beginning of a new Autumn term I want to thank everyone for making this one of the best starts 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

From the Principal

Summer time is here

Dear students, guardians, and staff,

The summer is here and we are finishing out an eventful school year. The staff and students have been busy making this a memorable and exciting time. This year has seen the introduction of new programs and many achievements.

Our students have been excelling in the IGCSE English, Math and Spanish exams. We have also done wonderfully in the National Exams in English, Math, Social Science, Swedish and Science. I want to thank everyone for the effort and perseverance in working so hard to make these results possible.

This year one of our year eight classes took part in an international test and survey called ICCS 2016, which measures students knowledge, values and engagement in social questions all over the world. The results will be presented later this year.

The staff and students have also been involved in numerous events. Drama with IEGS, World Book celebrations (our library organized a book swap, reference competitions, and a school wide dress-up as your favorite book character). We have taken part in the IES Språkolympiaden, schackfyran (two students have made it all the way to the national finals), football tournaments, district games in different sports and held a Year Level 6 carnival. Last but not least, we have had memorable trips to Tom Tits, Gotland as well as Barnens ö.

The 2015-16 school year has also seen new programs and projects at IES Nacka. We added a small bandy pitch to the school yard, improved the seating area in the playground, rebuilt the assembly room on floor 12, as well as setting up beautiful art murals in the building. The förstelärare program at IES Nacka has built and decorated a mural wall in the play area, held a guest science lecture series and truly educational after school experiments, improved and redecorated the craft classrooms, started a Teacher to Teacher shadow program, seen the implementation of seminars in Social Science from grades 7-9, as well as seen the creation and implementation of the Health and Movement course.

Lastly we have had a brilliant cooperation with Salisbury and Millersville Universities. We have had 14 teacher candidates and 5 professors spend two weeks at the school. This has been an opportunity to give the students a view of teaching in Sweden as well as a chance for us to evaluate and improve our co-teaching program. I want to give a special thank you to all the families that volunteered to welcome the teacher students into your homes and be amazing ambassadors for the school and Sweden. The university staff and students truly enjoyed the experience and were deeply moved by your hospitality and kindness.

As always I want to thank you for all of your support and dedication to making Internationella Engelska Skolan Nacka an exciting and rewarding place to be.

Sincerely,

Donald Christian
Principal

From the Principal

Continuous Development Never Gets Old

I want to begin with thanking you and letting you know what a pleasure it is to be the principal at IES Nacka.  The joy of leading the continuous change and development never gets old and only improves with each school year. The staff and students’ dedication to achieving excellence is always a pleasure to be a part of.  With that in mind, it is important to let you know that many wonderful events and improvements have been taking place this autumn term.

The teachers have been working to implement co-teaching across the subjects.  However, co-teaching is most concentrated in Swedish, Social Sciences and Math.  As a staff we have also begun the process of thinking, working, and communicating with a growth mindset.  At the start of the school year IES Nacka introduced a Year Level 4-9 initiative with the introduction of Health and Movement lessons for every class 45 minutes a week.  This has been a tremendous success and we look forward to the next term and more development in this area.

Many exciting events have happened . Our Year Level 9 students experienced Career Days in November.  Career Days involved a whole day in which guests from different lines of work came to visit the school and shared their educational background and how that has affected their careers. Students and career advisors from high schools in the area presented their schools and programmes, we are proud to be able to say that alumni students as far back as from IES Nackas’ very first year came to give our students their impressions of high school.

In Year 6 an amazing amount of work was put in to create a very successful carnival where parents were invited to enjoy live music from our talented students, and to help raise money for the coming Year 6 school trip. Everyone had an opportunity to purchase ornaments, food and bakery goods that had been made by the students and taking part in amazing handmade carnival games.  These game stands were extremely popular with everyone.  The effort and diligence put into making them was wonderful.

It is amazing to witness the progress in English from our Year 5 students. Their wonderful performances of “A Christmas Carol” were a joy to watch.  Each class put on a separate rendition and showed what future stars are walking amongst us at IES Nacka.

Our tradition of Lucia gets us all into Christmas spirits. This year’s performance once again exceeded all our expectations, with solo singing, star boys and poems. Thank you Ms. Andersson and Ms. Harmening for your dedication in making this such a memorable event.

On behalf of all staff I wish all of you a Happy Holiday season!

 

Mr. Donald Christian

Principal


 

 

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