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.