April Newsletter

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April Newsletter

Happy Easter! 

Dear All,

Thank you to the parents who showed up last week at our “Parent fika”. What a nice evening we had together. As we said, finally we can meet face to face again. Also, hope you had useful conversations at the SPT conferences. Subject teacher bookings will take place Wednesday night April 20nd. Please, take the time to meet specific teachers online, to talk about your child’s progress and grade level. In case you were not able to book a time, please email the teacher your questions. 

The time between Sportlov and Påsklov has really flown. March is as always filled with National tests for Y6 and Y9, but we have also had some fun. We have had Fun Friday with waffles, Pi Day with pies and pie throwing, Pizza night for Y9, toasts in the cafeteria and other new stuff to eat, Kahoot games and other competitions. It has been a happy feeling overall in school. 

We have had four students in Y7 and Y8 attending a course “Elevskyddsombudsutbildning”. They learned a lot and became even more engaged after that. It is great to have ambitious students who want to collaborate with the staff in a constructive way and make the school even better for our students.

As in the letter on SchoolSoft, the situation in Ukraine and then also the tragic situation in Malmö have made the staff more aware of having eyes and ears open for students that are in need of counselling or other kind of support. We are listening a lot to the students and discuss with them in appropriate ways on each student’s level. Please, tell us if your child needs even more support from school. We are proud of the fundraising for UNHCR-Ukraine, where we raised more than 7000 SEK. Stronger Together!

Åland trips are coming up again! Y7 is going in May and Y9 in August. Staff and students are looking forward to it. Also, it seems like this Y9 will get a prom and Graduation IRL. How nice isn’t that? Our wonderful PTA is helping out and has started to plan together with Management how we could make this a fantastic ending at IESJ. As you see in the picture, PTA was here this morning handing out Waster eggs for our students. Thank you so much, much appreciated! 

We wish you all a Happy Easter! 

/IESJ Management, April -22