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January newsletter 2021

January newsletter 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We hope you have all had a relaxing, healthy break with your families at the end of a very different year. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding, when plans, staffing and schedules changed suddenly during 2020. It seems that 2021 will probably be a year in which we will all have to continue being flexible, patient and creative, both in teaching and organisation… as Robert Burns once wrote: “The best laid plans of mice and men, often go awry...”. 

Food, fun, meet and greet: We ended 2020 as we always do, giving our students the opportunity to evaluate the term through anonymous surveys. We were very happy to see that over 89% of our students think the school food has improved! About 77% of students enjoy our “Stronger Together” fundraising days, the younger students being particularly positive about them. And more students noticed we were out “Meeting and Greeting” this term - including Year 5 who weren’t here last year!

Students reporting “kränkning” on social media: We started the term asking you to be more involved in what your children are doing online, and this is clearly having a positive effect. Students are realising that insulting others online affects how others see them, and that those words can be traced back to them.  We were happy to see a significant drop in the number of students reporting being “kränkt” online.  As was the case last term, insulting others online was more common in Years 6 and 7. 

Your children might not tell you this, or show it every day, but you are the most significant people in their lives. We know that praise, encouragement, interest in their work and social situation (from  adults in school and at home) build their confidence. Setting boundaries and consistency helps create security and shows we all care. We do miss meeting parents and guardians in real life, we have always had great cooperation with you, but we will continue to do our best through technical channels in the next few months. As always,  do not hesitate to contact us if there is anything you wonder, or something we need to know. 

See you soon at our virtual Parents Evening on February 17th.

Kind Regards,

Management IESJ

 

New date for parents evening

To all guardians with students at IES Järfälla

Parents evening is moved to the 17th of February.

 

Till alla föräldrar med barn på IES Järfälla

Föräldra mötet är flyttat till den 17 februari.

 

December newsletter 2020

December newsletter 2020

The term is soon gone and even though we have had another different term due to Covid, we are still Stronger Together. Every day we see and feel the warm atmosphere in and outside the building. 

 

The focus last month about the Equal Treatment / Likabehandling has been consent/samtycke. Really good dilemma discussions have taken place where the students have practised on seeing from different perspectives. Hopefully they have learned and been more comfortable at handling different situations.

 

A lot of baking has been going on in HKK lessons and Junior Club. MasterChef week was a success - our Y8 students were professional and made fantastic food. In November we fundraised for Movember and wore mustaches, and now in December we are having Crazy Christmas Sweater Fridays and House Day at the end of term. 

 

Thank you, students and parents, for answering the surveys that have gone out. The food has improved this term with the new company and the students also like it. We still miss the physical meetings with our parents. The mentors and staff are instead making contact home by phone calls, newsletters and GoogleMeets. 

 

A change of schedule has been made for week 51 which is communicated through SchoolSoft and emails to the guardians:

Y7-9 Distance teaching. See SchoolSoft for detailed information and schedule.

Y6: Normal lessons Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday: House Day. 

Y5: Normal lessons Monday. Tuesday is Mentor Day 8:15-13:15 and Wednesday is House Day. 

Thursday is a Home Study Day for everyone and then we take Christmas break. The grade envelopes will be mailed to you week 52. 

 

We all know that this Christmas holiday won’t be the same as usual and not looked forward to for some and therefore we want to remind you to contact the mentor or any member of the Student Care Team if you would like to talk or brief about anything. Together with the PTA will be facilitating the sharing of ideas of games, walks, films and recipes to try during this unusual winter holiday period. More information will be published on School Soft in week 51. 

 

Enjoy the holiday, stay healthy, read a lot of books and see you on January 11th. 

Kind regards,

/Management

 

Admission and information/ Antagning och information om IES samt IES Järfälla

In these times we adapt our information channels to be able to reich out with our information/  I dessa tider anpassar vi våra informationskanaler för att kunna nå ut med vår information.

This year we conducted our information evening digitally and in the links below you will find information from that evening. We starts with our principle Mrs Sara Viljosson who want to say some words about our school/ I år genomförde vi vår informationskväll digitalt och i nedan länkar kommer ni finna information från kvällen. Vi börjar med några ord från vår rektor Mrs Sara Viljosson.   

 

In link below you will find the tour of IES Järfälla that Mrs Viljosson talked about and was shown during the evening. Two of our students show you around the school. /  I länknedan finner ni den rundvandring på IES Järfälla som Mrs Viljosson talade om och som visades under kvällen. Två av våra elever visar er runt i skolans lokaler, se länk nedan.

 

During the evening we informed about our school and the admission process, you can find the information in the document below/ Under kvällen berättade vi om vår skola och antagningsprocessen , ni finner denna information i dokument nedan.        

  

More information about our organisation youwill find in the link below from - / Ytterligare information om vår organisation får ni i länk nedan från Ms Anna Sörelius Nordenborg Internationella Engelska Skolans Chief Executive Officer.

 

November newsletter 2020

Winter is coming!  So far it is mostly the clocks that show any winter time, but we can all feel the mornings getting colder, slowly but surely...

Mid term = checkpoint time

In school, this time of the year is a good  time to “zoom out” and see where you are - this goes for teachers as well as students. This of course has to do with students writing their reports and that SPT meetings are taking place in late October. 

We at IES Järfälla, have worked hard to get our message through about the importance of feedback and it is great to see and hear students catching on to it. The students completed a survey recently where they were asked to rate the level of feedback they received so far. The answers were very positive across the school, and a clear improvement from the results on the same questions in the spring.

The SPT meetings went well, and we would like to thank all of you as well as ourselves for making the best out of these digital meetings. We were also happy to see so many parents using our new digital subject teacher booking. 

Quality visit

Our school has had a quality visit from IES head office. For a full day they visited classes, talked with staff and had meetings with management. They summarised the day in our school with very positive feedback regarding the atmosphere in classrooms and hallways, the clarity and professionalism amongst teachers in the lessons they visited as well as the positive vibes around our school motto Stronger Together.  We can but agree!

What is going on outside lessons?

A lot! Our clubs are running at full speed, we have the music club with Mr Andrews, the Warhammer club with Mr Peach, the International Culture club with Ms Eriksson and Ms Mchaite. The sports club with Mr Ersoy ran for 4 weeks, but is now pausing.

Next week we celebrate Barnboksveckan / Children’s book week, with many activities, both in- and outside of the lessons. Thursday is “Nationella läsdagen” which will be celebrated by a Book swap for both staff and students and also have Dress up Day as a book character. Quizzes and Drop and read will also take place, what an interesting week. Read more in detail on SchoolSoft.

The Fun Fridays continue, in October it had a Halloween twist! On the picture with the red frame named Halloween dress up you can see Ms. Barta and Mrs. Vermaak looking just right for the season. 


We have also made a movie recently. The movie is showing our school to new students about to start here. The film has two conferenciers, our students from year 8, Elton Stålspets and Hannah Kinane. They did great and could probably run Melodifestivalen without any problem!

Our science department took part in  “The European Union Science Olympiad, a competition that gives students the opportunity to show their capabilities in natural sciences. From left: Luka Stevenson, Alex Soproni, Leif Sundqkvist.


On October 21:st our SO-department organised the UN-day. It was a great day with a lot of important and sometimes thought provoking content. 

Wishing you all a healthy, and happy November!

Management of IES Järfälla

 

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