Summer is here, students and teachers have all gone on a well deserved break, the school is eerily quiet and calm. Although these interludes in the academic year are very important I miss the hussle and bussle of a school in full motion, thundering forward on the road of learning and development. Once again it was with great joy and pride that we saw our grade 9 graduate on the 9 of June, having followed them from grade 4 and seeing them develop into skilled adolescents ready to move on to their next chapter in life, Gymnasiet!
I have also had the opportunity to grow and develop through these past 6 years and it’s with great respect for the work at hand that I take on the principal's position at IES Uppsala. We will continue to focus our attention on the 3 IES pillars:
- Command of the English Language
- A Safe and orderly environment where teachers can teach and students can learn.
- Setting high academic expectations and aspiration.
This in combination with our work on Growth mindset and Grit is the key to our success, implemented of course by our fantastic staff.
I wish you a restful summer and look forward to seeing everyone back on August the 17th, with batteries recharged.