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Magic World of Books Poster Competition

During the first month of school, our wonderful Librarian Ms de Linares has been running her annual Magic World of Books Poster Competition. This competition is an opportunity for students to connect their love for reading with their love for the arts - to create a piece of art that represents the magic of being swept away on the adventures in a really great book!

Ms de Linares received 28 submissions to the poster competition this year, from students all across the school! They were all beautiful, inventive, and unique! Ms de Linares said she was quite happy the winning poster wasn’t up to her, as she wouldn’t be able to pick one!

After three days of voting, the students named their winning posters!

  • 1st Place Prize goes to… Mio Olsson Klarqvist (6A)
  • 2nd Place Prize goes to… Soroush Ghorbani (6A)
  • 3rd Place Prize goes to… Natalie Lenngren (5C)

The students have all received a trophy for their wonderful art pieces. Congratulations to all students who participated in this competition. Stay tuned for the next one coming up very soon!

IES Falun

From the PrincipalStudent Work

Junior School Award!

Hello,

We have some very special news to share with you all!

A couple of weeks back, Ms Iljans and Ms Doty attended the Principals Quality Conference together in Stockholm for all Principals and Academic Representatives from Internationella Engelska Skolan. At this conference, they received an award on behalf of IES Falun!

Our school has won an award for the Most Progress in Junior School Academic Achievement across Internationella Engelska Skolan in Sweden! Based on the Nationella Prov scores in Swedish, Math, and English, our school made the biggest improvement from the 2015/2016 Academic School Year to the 2016/2017 Academic School Year.

We are very proud of the students and teachers who worked so hard last year to achieve such a special award!

Ms Iljans and Ms Doty

Skoljoggen 2017

Hello IES Falun!

Yesterday, our school ran Skoljoggen for the first time, and it was such a great morning!

Students arrived at school between 08:00 - 09:00 for some warm oatmeal and sandwiches at Breakfast Club, and then they headed out to Kålgården for their 60 minute run, jog, walk, or skip around the lake. We also lucked out with some gorgeous autumn weather - perfect for some outdoor exercise!

The loop around Kålgården is approximately 1500m long - which is a pretty long route! But our staff and students were able to do an average of 3 laps around the lake (4.5 km!). So on that note, we wanted to share some statistics from our very first Skoljoggen!

**Our students ran around Kålgården a total of 1146 times!**

**Our students ran a total of 1716 km!**

JUNIOR SCHOOL RESULTS

  • 3rd place prize goes to… 6C with 85 laps around Kålgården (127.5 km!)
  • 2nd place prize goes to… 6A with 89 laps around Kålgården (133.5 km!)
  • 1st place prize goes to… 5C with 90 laps around Kålgården (135 km!)

SENIOR SCHOOL RESULTS

  • 3rd place prize goes to… 7A with 73 laps around Kålgården (109.5 km!)
  • 2nd place prize goes to… 7C with 74 laps around Kålgården (111 km!)
  • 1st place prize goes to… 9A with 78 laps around Kålgården (117 km!)

Congratulations to our Winning Class: 5C!! These students ran 135 kms together, averaging 5.6 km a person. Way to go, 5C!

A big thank you to everyone who has already contributed on behalf of our school to Clowner utan Gränser. If you would like to make a donation still, you can visit our *IES Falun Skoljoggen Page*, and it will be open until Saturday, September 30th.

Good job, IES Falun!

Welcome Back to IES Falun!

What a wonderful week it has been with all the staff and students back at IES Falun! After two weeks of training, the staff thoroughly enjoyed seeing the hallways come back to life as over 400 students poured in. A big welcome back to everyone, and an extra special welcome to all our new students!

We started off the year with something new: Year Group Day! Much like our past Clash of the Classes event, students played team building games and activities with their fellow classmates. Our school spread out across Falun - to Kålgården, Bojsen Beach, and Lilltorpet - for a day of fun with their classmates and mentors.

This year, we have divided the school into three Year Groups Teams: The Years 4 + 5 Group, The Years 6 + 7 Group, and The Years 8 + 9 Group. Our goal is to foster stronger relationships within our students’ year and year group, as we feel it will make a positive impact on their future at IES Falun. While it is important for students to know their classmates well, we also feel it’s important for them to meet the other students in their year level - to find new groups of friends who share interests and hobbies. You will see more Year Group themed days as the school year goes on!

After Year Group Day, our students started their regular classroom schedule. It’s been a great week so far, meeting our new students and staff for the exciting year ahead!

This year, our school will also be focusing on our Social Media more. That means our School Blog will be updated with information from events and activities in school, the SchoolSoft Calendar is fully up-to-date on all school-wide events for the Fall 2017 term, and our Instagram (@iesfalun) and Facebook (IES Falun) accounts will announce upcoming events and exciting happenins at school.

Looking forward to the wonderful year ahead!

The IES Falun Team

From the Principal

Welcome to the school year 2017/2018

It is with a great honor and a belief in the future, we welcome all new and returning students, parents and staff to IES Falun for the school year of 2017/2018. This year  IES Falun has grown to 17 classes with 410 students and 52 members of staff of various nationalities.

After one mentor/class-day, one Year Team-day and two regular school days, we are off to an exciting start. Last week we implemented a parent and guardian mingle evening, with a School Soft demonstration and an introduction of IES Falun's PTA (Parent Teacher Association). For our students best interest, we believe in a strong cooperation between school and parents.

The focus of this academic year is to be promotive and preventative. For physical well-being, students' schedules include health and movement lessons, and for a more psychosocial well-being the students' schedules include Lifeskills-lessons. Lifeskills connect the learning to reality with the intention to reinforce commitment, meaningfulness and, above all, the students' inner motivation. This will be further addressed during the parent and guardian meeting tonight.

Welcome to the academic year of 2017/2018 at Internationella Engelska Skolan Falun.

Magdalena Iljans

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