Dear Students and Parents,
As the Acting Principal , I Mikael Östling, have been given the honor to write the Principal´s blog. This is of course a time with mixed emotions for us as staff, and as well for students and parents connected to the school. It always sad to see such an appreciated leader as Dr Heimeier leave, but at the same time it is very exciting for us all to see what the new term will bring. The school will of course run as normal under the current management team with Ms Allen, Head of Academics, and Ms Thoresen, Head of Junior School.
During these first few days both teachers and students have already enjoyed themselves immensely on the two Choice Days on January 14th and 15th. I personally felt as if I was travelling back in time for our Choice activity, ice-skating at Gränby ice rink. I say this because I basically grew up in and around all the small ice rinks in Västerås and Västmanland playing ice hockey from a very young age, but then adulthood caught up with me and changed my direction into the educational field.
When I saw our students enjoying themselves on the ice, some with their very first nervous steps on the ice and some looking as seasoned veterans comfortably chasing a ball or a puck, I remembered how it felt to be on the ice on those early morning practices when I was young. When you could hear each skate cut through the ice, and feel feel the the cold air on my face from speeding across the rink. To me that was and still is pure magic!
Ice skating was just one of the fantastic actvities students could enjoy on the two days. To give you an idea of the variety of the activities I can say that it ranged from cross country skiing with barbecue in Fjällnora, to puppet theatre and fun food creations in school.
Now it is time to get back into the classrooms, work hard and enjoy the sprint up the learning curve!
/ Mr Östling