We have had a busy 2 weeks leading up to Sportlov. Year 5 have had a drive to donate clothes and toys to those in need, through the Red Cross. We have celebrated being a 100 days smarter on this academic years 100th school day by dressing up as 100 year olds! And the Student Council has organized a Spirit Week, encouraging students and staff to dress up, culminating in Pink Shirt Day this Thursday, Valentines Day. Now we can all enjoy a well deserved and relaxing Sportlov and come back with renewed energy.
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Our grade 7 classes went to Hammaskog last week on a so called “ice day” to learn about safety around water during winter. The weather was beautiful but very cold! Some students still took the opportunity to under controlled conditions jump into the water and then struggle back out again. Very brave but also educational!
It’s been a busy last few weeks with students working hard to complete all work before end of term. We’ve also managed to include some Christmas cheer: we celebrated Nobel with themed lessons and a special lunch, Year 5 sang Lucia for all the school and have collected gifts for the Red Cross to be sent to children in need, and junior school children have been making lovely Christmas decorations together with Ms Provencher in the Library.
Now term has come to end and I wish you all wonderful Christmas break and a Happy New Year!
In year 8 the students have been working with a technology project called “Gnistan”. They have been focusing on water, how to clean and reuse it. Their designs and models were on display in the library last week and students could vote for the best idea and design. THere were some great designs!
Last week we celebrated Thanksgiving. On Thursday we served a traditional thanksgiving lunch and the Library organised a special project for our Junior School students, encouraging us to think about what we have to be thankful for. We are very fortunate in many ways and have a lot to be thankful for!
The autumn has been beautiful and both grade 6 and grade 8 have had the opportunity to take the learning outdoors. This is always appreciated and gives a different perspective on learning! Grade 8 have been teambuilding and working with “friluftsliv” at Hammarskog and grade 6 have been doing fieldwork in Ecology at the lake Erken.
In the end of September Grades 4 & 5 followed by 6 & 7 teamed up in House teams and challenged each other in various games. We were luck with the weather and had some great competitions!
On Wednesday the 19th of September the school celebrated “Skoljoggen” in order to raise funds for “Clowner utan Gränser”. Thankfully the weather was perfect and everyone had a great time, running for such a good cause and earning House points!
The Swallows have flown southwards and the Jackdaws are back, noisy as ever! It’s been a calm and pleasant start to the new academic year. Classes have settled and routines started establishing themselves again - just what is needed after a long summer break!
All parents are invited to our upcoming parents evenings:
Year 4-6: 5th of September 18.00 - 19.00, Schoolsoft support 19.00 - 19.30
Year 7-9: 12th of September, Year 7: 18.00 - 19.00; Year 8: 17.30 - 18.30, Year 9: 18.00 - 19.30
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
A warm welcome to all new students and a welcome back to all returning students! I hope you have all had a great summer and I am really looking forward to seeing you again, the school has been very empty over the summer.
We have had a busy summer, focusing on improving the physical school environment. Stenvalvet, our landlords, and the school, have been working together to improve the ventilation in the school. We have also employed a new cleaning company who has been working hard to clean the school from top to bottom and polishing all the floors. The Home Economics room has been refurbished and Mr Danielsson has been repainting key areas of the school with help from Ms Morrison and Mr Collins. Later on in the year, we are hoping to put up some panelling in the most exposed corridors and we have also planned to refurbish the boys changing rooms in the middle school.
Mondays and Tuesdays schedules and have been emailed out to you and can be seen on Schoolsoft (news section) but please also find Mondays times below:
Year 4: 8:30 – 11.00 Year 7: 10.00 - 12.30
Year 5: 9:00 - 11.30 Year 8: 12.30 – 15.00
Year 6: 9:30 – 12:00 Year 9: 13.00 - 15.30
Please can all students enter through the main entrance and remember that no lunch will be served on this day.
Looking forward to seeing everyone on Monday!
Hilde Allen, Principal