A few words mid way through the term

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From the Principal

Dear all,

 

Time is flying by, and we have pretty much covered 75% of the school year 18/19. The year 6 and 9 students has just embarked on their national test journey, the Swedish tests has been completed now, and in week 15 it is time for the English tests.


We have been having racism, equal opportunities and human rights as a theme this term and integrated that in to all subjects. Some of our year 9 students have formed a group under the leadership of Ms Mellberg, the Legacy group working on how to intergrate these topics in our school in the best way, giving suggestions to students, teachers and management in order to make a change and our school to an even better place.


Maybe you have noticed that here on School Soft there has been a couple of editions, you can now do your application for Leave of Abscence on line. They annual survey has also been launched and we would be very happy if you could take a few minutes to fill it in, your feedback to us is very valuable. On the topic of School Soft, please have a look to see that your contact information is up to date, so that we can get hold of you if needed.


In the beginning of the term the House Captains and Heads of Houses organised a kick off event where students they turned in the building in to a “computor game” where you earned points in the different classrooms to reach the next level. The goal was to get to level 7, but the real goal was of course to have fun, get to know your new people in your house and build on our school culture. I do believe that we reached that goal, and it was amazing to see the students working together, both with planning the events and trying the different activies.


A couple of weeks ago, the year 9 students went on their yearly ski trip to Kungsberget. It was so much fun, and very rewarding when the 30 students who had never been in a ski slope before managed it very well.


Just this week, we had our first career day for the years 4-6 organized by Mr Gilford and Ms Sydstrand our SYV. Thank you so much those of you that volunteered to come and tell the students about your jobs, and studies. I know that you got questions you didn’t expect, but the students learnt so much. 
We were also visited by four principals from South Africa, this week. They came to hear about how we work with student care and special education, and we could share experiences and learn from each other. One idea that we will try to make happen is having penpals and for a year group in year 4-6 to write to a class in Pretoria, South Africa.

 

These are just a few of the things going on, but last but not least I would like to tell you that our temporary building permit has been extended for another five years, this means we will most likely stay in the building until 2023/2024.

 

 

Kind regards, 
Annakarin Johansson
Principal