September 2014 Newsletter

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From the Principal

Dear parents and guardians,

The autumn term is in full swing with lessons, school work and various projects taking place. Getting started working here has been exciting and there is a lot to do all the time. The students have been both pleasant and polite, something which makes me proud to work here.  I haven’t had as much time as I’d liked to be out and about in the corridors , but I hope to be able to visit classes and lessons as the year progresses.

So far this term, we’ve had our annual autumn sports day, now called “Engelska (Skolan) Milen” which was a success for all - both for students in all years who produced outstanding running times, and for the students who enjoyed a long and social 10 km walk in the late summer warmth. Thanks to all staff and students! I would also like to thank the Social Studies department and student volunteers who organised another successful event: our school election, which proved that students are actually interested in politics even though we adults might not think they are.

Our lunch room staff, who were looking forward to a visit from members of the national cooking team this week, had to  inform us that the visit would have to be postponed until later this year. We look forward to it!

A few weeks ago we had our first parents evening  which proved that the students and staff are not the only ones committed to the school. The PTA reported that a record number of parents had joined them and many of you supported the 9th graders trip to Poland by buying coffee and a sandwich. Those of you who haven’t yet joined the PTA are welcome to contact the committee at any time. I would also like to thank the many parents who gave toiletry gifts, for the people of Iraq, a suggestion that came through Miss Jassim. Thanks to her and to all who contributed.

PTS conferences take place on 15-16th October.

I wish you all a pleasant autumn, you are welcome to contact us at any time.

Nils Rutqvist