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Update From The Principal

Update From The Principal

Dear All,

Wouldn’t you know it, Easter just passed, and summer feels like it’s well on the way. What a magnificent term we have had so far, again keeping up with all the excellent activities like the resent IES Södertälje Talent show and soon our yearly Rowing Competition, where I am sure there are some who wants the beat the highest score from last year.

Do you even remember that we started off this year in the temporary buildings for our Year 4’s and 5’s! It seems so distant even though it was only a few weeks ago, during the Sport break, we actually moved in to the new J- building. Our 4’s and 5’s have established themselves well and are as happy as can be, wouldn’t you if this is where you went to school.

We are now closing in on finishing our second year in operation and everything is going great. From surveys and other means of feedback we can see high approval rate among students, parents and staff and we are confident that we are on the right path for excellence in education for our students. We can also clearly see an increased interest among local teacher and staff who wants to work with us at our school, simply because they believe in what we do and approve with how we organise the school to achieve our convictions of having a safe and calm environment, high academic expectations and command in English.

 

Thank you for trusting and believing us in our ambition to deliver an excellent education for your beloved children, our students.

Johan Öhman

Cupcake Competition @IES Södertälje

Cupcake Competition @IES Södertälje

For the second year in a row IES Södertälje held a cupcake competition for our students.

 

This years theme was to decorate the cupcake's based on our 4 house's Terra, Ignis, Aqua and Ventus. 

 Our winners this year were:

1st place Razan with an amazing fire and mashmellow style to represent house Ignis.

2nd placement was Lova with her awesome large wave and water droplet cupcake to represent Aqua. 

And in 3rd place was Darja who made a lovely beehive to represent house Ventus.

Well done to all our winners! A big thank you also goes to all involved and that took part. 

Photo: Miss Duffy Text: Mr Brace.

!!Photo & Video Special!! IES Södertälje Talent show 2019!

!!Photo & Video Special!! IES Södertälje Talent show 2019!

Due to the success of last years show, again it was time for our students to show off their talents to an excited crowd of staff, fellow students and parents! 

Hosted by Antonio and Eva-maria and judged by our Head of Houses it was an evening full of great fun and entertainment.

Many different acts graced the stage including dance, song, animation and even a Rubix cube presentation! 

Talent shows can be seen as a way to help boost the self-esteem, confidence and promote public speaking. Our students excelled in doing that again this year.

We even had a very special "Teacher talent" act planned by Miss Duffy. the act got one of the largest laughs of the night and thanks to Miss Sattberger we were lucky enough to capture it on film. 

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Our Head of house for Aqua, Mr Wester said this about the evening:

The show was a great success! I'm very proud of how our students performed and we all applaud their bravery to get up and perform in front of such a large crowd. It's always difficult and can be very scary to be in the eye of the public, but our students showed great grit and determination to perform. 

So without further ado, here are the winners on the night!

In third place with a fantastic song melody was Lara from 4th grade.

In second place was 7th grade Naomi, who sung and played piano for the 2nd year in a row.

And finally our winner for the IES Södertälje talent show was 6th grade student Emilia with her amazing ballet performance. 

We were lucky enough to capture Emilias performance when she practised in a PE lesson so you can see the dance in full below (Video uploaded with parents permission) 

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Huge thank you to all that performed and to all that came. 

Mr Brace, stage manager for the show had this to say: 

An amazing night and fun had by all! Im so proud of all our students. I would like to say some special thanks to Ant and Eva for doing such a great job at presenting, my back stage crew that was made up of our 8th graders who gave up their spare time and worked fantastically during the evening.  Our very own HoH's for their judging skills. Ms Duffy for trying to teach teachers a talent, Ms Nilsson who ran the snack stands, Mr Winsnes for great work with managing the music and Miss Kerr for arranging the show. Now I'm looking forward to planning for next year. 

Photos: Helga 8th grade // Text: Mr Brace

 

Rowing Machines Have Arrived!

Rowing Machines Have Arrived!

In co-operation with the Svenska Roddförbundet and for the 2nd year running we have hired rowing machines for some exciting inter house and lesson competitions. 

There will also be an opportunity for all our students to participate and generate thier own personal best time's every Tuesday and Thursday after school. 

Last year was a major success with many students trying to be the best in thier year, we expect a great turnout again this year. 

Keep posted to the website for updates and results.

 

 

 

 

IES Södertälje Participates In Schackfyran 2019

IES Södertälje Participates In Schackfyran 2019

This week all of Year 4 took part in Schackfyran.

Our students joined 1500 other students from around the Stockholm area in Globen Annex and played 4 games of chess each. 

For each game the students collected points towards their class team and competed against all the other schools that were present. 

We were really proud not only of the chess skills shown on the day by our students but also by the great sportsmanship and behaviour they all showed.  Some of our students even managed to win all 4 of their games, a great achievement. 

Well done to you all for taking part.

(Text by Ms Kerr - Head of House Co-ordinator / Photo: Mr Brace)

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