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.