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Programing Club IES Falun

About IT club

Hi, my name is Henrik Watters. Every Thursday I go to computer Programing club and personally I think it is the best club there is at Engelska Skolan. My teacher Mr Grindrod is helping me create my website about the goods and the bads of IT. It is also about anything technological.

In the IT club, you can learn about anything to do with IT.

SO if you like IT, come and join us, today.    

From the Principal

Year Team 6 awarded for their Technology project

As part of their Technology project earlier this fall, the students in Year Team 6 have worked on solutions to solve the traffic situation outside of school.

Together, the students engaged and worked dedicatedly, which resulted in several innovative, creative and interesting ideas. The project also highlights how learning is interconnected with reality, and strengthen our school culture as well as student influence. The process in such social discourses, places our democratic values at heart.

There were short and long term solutions, less and more complex solutions, as well as less and more expensive solutions discussed. For ex. the suggestion to create a car parking building on the current parking area was met with arguments on that it meant more people would possibly drive their cars, which is not so great for the environment. However some students thought that charging a lot for this would enable more money to go into making a better well maintained system. This discussion also included a health-perspective, by placing physical education- and swimming facilities on the top floor, which would be convenient for IES to use.

All the students ideas were presented to Q-park and Diös, who quickly put their idea about the one-way system in place. This week, during Year Team 6’s assembly, Elke Herbst from Diös came to acknowledge, and thank the students for their commitment.

Well done, and congratulations to Year Team 6!

Football Skol DM

Over the past two weeks, our Junior students (Years 4 - 6) have had the opportunity to participate in the local Football Skol DM competition! This is something fairly new for our school, and we're really excited to be adding more sports into our school culture.

In September, our PE Teacher Mr Croft hosted try outs for one girls and one boys football team. The lucky crew that made it through to the IES Falun Football Team faced their first challenge together when they spent a day at the Skol DM competition! Our boys team travelled to Sundborn to challenge 3 other schools. They did amazingly, winning 2 of their 3 matches! The following week, our girls team headed over to Kopparvallen to also challenge 3 other schools. What an exciting day it was when they won all 3 of their matches! As the champion of this round, our girls will head out on another adventure soon when they will challenge a few more schools.

We are so proud of all the students who have tried out and played on these two teams! Many of our students play football at recess time, but don't have any formal training in after school programs. They all did amazingly and really exemplified what team spirit is!

To continue our quest to include more sports opportunities for students at school, we have also created a Sports Council this year. This is a team of students who want to see more sports available before, after, and during school - in the form of Skol IF activities and Skol DM competitions! Starting after Höstlov, this team will be running 4 after school sports clubs - basketball, football, dance, and dodgeball! The activities are open to all students, and we can't wait to see what other clubs open up during the school year!

From the Principal

IES Falun awarded Most Improved IES School 2017-18

Last week, at IES Quality Conference, our school was awarded most improved IES school for the Academic Year 2017-18! This award is based on IES central quality survey, that our students, guardians and employees participate in annually, and anonymously each spring. 

These fine results are a product of a collective work at IES Falun during the past year. It has been a year of absolut dedication, and we will continue to develop together. Staff and students impress me every day, and together with PTA IES Falun has taken out the direction for a bright future. PTA is our Parent Teacher Association, that plays a crucial role for our students. Parents and school need to work close together, and one area that had improved considerable in last year's survey, was the parent involvement.

Warmly welcome to IES Falun to experience the school when you have the opportunity.

Beginning of Term

It's been quite a busy first month back to school here at IES Falun!

We had a wonderful and sunny beginning of term where we welcomed all the students back to school! It was so nice to see the hallways come back to life after a couple of weeks of just teachers and staff working.

We kicked off the year with a Year Group Day where classes went out on an adventure together in Falun and got to work on getting to know each other and teamwork skills. And just this week, we followed up on those introduction week themes with a full Friendship Week at school. We have had fun theme days, daily acts of kindness, and challenges for students to take part in while earning points. It's been really great watching the students work together and encourage each other to be good friends.

During this Friendship Week, we also hosted our annual Skoljoggen race and Aesthetics Afternoon with the students. Two completely different activities on one day - and really fun for the whole school! We started the morning off with Skoljoggen at Kålgården where students raced against their year group to take home a medal! We ran for an hour around Kålgården before coming back to school for lunch and heading into the Aesthetics Afternoon.

Our wonderful Ms Ghani introduced a school wide project this year to bring our to life the art work our staff and students make. To kick-off the project, all staff and students have participated in an art installation that is now presented all across our school. We have all decorated a circle to represent what our school stands for. We had themes such as international, growth, empathy, structure, love, and inclusiveness. The staff and students created the most beautiful pieces of artwork that have really brought our school to life!

It's been a wonderful beginning of term, and we are really looking forward to what the rest of the school year brings!

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