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Important Dates For Autumn And Spring Term 2020/2021

Important Dates For Autumn And Spring Term 2020/2021

Autumn term 2020 / Hösttermin 2020

School start / Skolstart 17/8
Last day of the term / Skolavslutning 18/12  
Autumn holiday week 44 / Höstlov vecka 44
Other days off / Andra lediga dagar: 23/10 (study day / studiedag)

Spring term 2021 / Vårtermin 2021

School start / Skolstart 11/1 
Last day of school / Skolavslutning 11/6
Sports holiday week 9 / Sportlov vecka 9 
Easter holiday week 14 / Påsklov vecka 14 (2/4-9/4)
Other days off / Andra lediga dagar: 13/5 och 14/5

 

IES Södertälje - New Member Of New York Academy Of Sciences!

IES Södertälje - New Member Of New York Academy Of Sciences!

 

With huge pride we announce that our school is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences. The mission of the New York Academy of Sciences is to drive innovative solutions to society's challenges by advancing scientific research, education and policy and to support Teachers, Scientists and Engineers, by running different programs. One of those programs is the Junior Academy, where 6 of our students are successfully participating.

 

IES Södertälje collaborates with KTH

IES Södertälje collaborates with KTH

 

IES Södertälje continues a very successful collaboration with KTH, contributing in research projects connected with Artificial Intelligence and Social Robotics.

Last term, during Technology lessons, students from Years 5-7 participated in an activity designed by researchers in KTH. The aim of this activity was to introduce students to the basic concepts of Artificial Intelligence and, at the same time, use their critical thinking about this new technology.

From the mentioned activity, a high quality research was conducted in the Division of Robotics, Perception and Learning, in which Mr. Gaspar Isaac Melsión Pérez wrote the following about our school.

“Nonetheless, all this work would not have reached to the end without the relentless motivation with which teachers and students in Y5, Y6 and Y7 from the IES Södertälje school in Stockholm received me opening their doors to accomplish the objectives of this thesis. In particular, their Head of Science Department, Sofia Partsinevelou, for her tirelessly support and commitment, who facilitated in every way possible the realization of my work, even when the COVID-19 outbreak seemed to have torn down every possibility to run it in the schools.” 

This term, our school is participating in a new research project which is focused on investigating if and how robots should 'stand up' to sexism in schools, with the aim of (i) improving awareness of the issues of sexism in schools and gender biases in technology and (ii) engaging more girls in science and technology subjects. Dr. Katie Winkle, post-doctoral researcher at KTH, is leading the project (photo above), while we hope that our contribution will help Dr. Winkle and her team to move a step forward in the field of Social Robotics.

 

 

Text: Sofia Partsinevelou

Winners Of Halloween Dress-up Competition!

Winners Of Halloween Dress-up Competition!

Congratulations to the winners of this years Halloween Dress-up Competition!

It was difficult to choose winners since so many dressed up so nicely.

We had one winner per year group and the winners received 10 House Points each. Congratulations House Aqua for receiving 40 points! Ignis 10 points and Ventus 10 points.

 

Here are the winners!

1st House Aqua winner:


2nd winner for House Aqua:


3rd winner for House Aqua:


And the 4th winner for House Aqua:


This is the winner for House Ignis:


And the last one, for House Ventus:

 

Thank you all for the participation, you all looked lovely!

IES Södertälje Is Running The Junior Academy Program This Year!

IES Södertälje Is Running The Junior Academy Program This Year!

Today is a big day for our Science Department and our awesome students as the local newspaper has published an article about the Junior Academy Program that we are running this year!

The program has 15 000 participants from all over the world and 6 of them are our students. Ms Partsinevelou (Head of Science Department) and everyone at our school are very proud!

Please read the article from Södertälje Posten, page 14-15:
https://sodertaljeposten.prenly.com/971/Sodertaljeposten/340525/2020-10-...

We wish the students good luck with the problem solving and thanks to Södertälje Posten for the article!

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