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One and a half week in to the school year 2019-20

Dear all

After one Class-day, one Year Team-day and one week of regular school days, we are now off to an exciting school year. Students and staff have been enjoying the time together doing different activities and setting a clear tone regarding our expectations about our safe and calm learning environment, high academic aspirations, along with getting the students back into the mode of speaking English. There will be stories from the Year Team day published shortly.

This year IES Falun has grown to 504 students, in 18 three parallel classes in Year Teams 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, as well as 55 members of staff, of various nationalities.

Last week’s Academic SchoolSoft evening for guardians and parents was well attended. Parents and guardians were able to discuss with each other, and one of our Förstelärare, Ms Pietilä and IT-rep Mr Grindrod, to gain a better understanding of the Swedish curriculum, Lgr 11 , and how it is connected to School Soft to show the students’ learning progress. This Wednesday we had the fall term’s Parents and Guardians Meeting the Mentors Evening with a social development focus. 

It is important that we all work together to support our young learners in how to appreciate, understand and embrace the learning process and develop as respectful, safe and responsible democratic citizens. In order to learn and develop, we must all adopt a growth mindset and welcome the work it entails both academically and socially. Understanding the expectations, is a prerequisite for it.  Thanks for attending! 

Together, we will work resolutely towards our vision that all our students are equipped with the knowledge, values and tools to feel so safe, secure and knowledgeable, to make wise, well-thought-out and choices in our democratic and equal society. We celebrate and challenge ourselves and each other! We do this together.


Skol-DM: Girls Football

Skol-DM: Girls Football
Today it was the girls turn to play their group games for Skol-DM football

Första matchen var mot Söderbaumska skolan. Den gick bra och vi hade bra passningsspel. Det slutade 3-2 till Söderbaumska. Stina gjorde första målet med en tunnel på deras målis. Det andra målet var av Lovisa, det var många framför målet så det var lite rörigt med bollen men Lovisa lyckades skjuta bollen bredvid deras målis och in i mål. Deras mål var av långskott från deras sida över till en fri spelare som stod framför vårt mål och sköt in den i mål.

Den andra matchen var mot Skräddarbacksskolan. Den spelade vi oavgjort, 2-2. Första målet vi gjorde var av Agnes som kom helt fri med bollen efter att Skräddarbacken kastade ett inkast som vi tog emot och sköt till Agnes. Det andra målet gjordes på Stinas frispark som var på vår planhalva med ett hårt skott rakt på deras mål, då en av deras spelare tog upp foten och styrde bollen över målvakten in i mål.  De gjorde snygga mål som var svåra för Fanny att ta för att de stod ganska nära henne när de sköt. 

På båda matcherna var det de som gjorde det första målet och vi som fick försöka att ta ikapp. Vi tyckte att det var kul att spela men lyckades inte ta oss vidare till final.

Both matches were incredibly exciting to watch as it was so close between all 3 teams. The girls played well together and were wonderful ambassadors for IES through their sportsmanship and team spirit. We are so very proud of them.

Skol-DM: Boys Football

Skol-DM Football Boys
We had a successful day of football yesterday. Some of the team have written a short report:

Nu har första rundan av Skol DM varit och första matchen var mot Mosaikskolan då  vann vi med 19-1 och vi hade bra spel också. Andra matchen mot Söderbaumska vann vi med 8-1 och vi tycker att vi hade bra lag o bättre spel än dom andra lagen. Nu är vår skola i finalen i Skol DM 2019 så snart ska vi spela igen. Dom som var med och representerade våran skola 2019 var Noel, Baran, Walat, William, Svante, Alexander, Mahmoud, Rodi, Marwan, Axel G och Axel R. Nu längtar vi efter att vinna finalen i Skol DM 2019.

We would like to wish the team good luck for their next games! Play well and be good sporting ambassadors for our school.

Student Work

Home Economics Apple Art

Home Economics Apple Art

With classes started again, the students worked with Ms. Jungåker in Home Economics to create these wonderful pieces of food art!

They learned that even with cooking, you can be creative!

We look forward to seeing more impressive "Food Art" from the students in Home Economics this year!