Preparations for a New Academic Year
It's soon time to open up the school for our students, and we in the administration are fully working with getting all details—big and small—in place. Next week the teachers will start working, and I am currently planning the induction for all new staff—who this year come from Canada and USA as well as from Sweden. You find all new teachers at this page, and our new school assistants and Junior Club staff on this page.
I would like to say a warm Welcome to all our students, and of course an especially warm ditto to our new Grade 4 students and their parents! All students start school the same day—Thursday, August 17th. Here is the agenda for that day.
Reorganisation in our buildings
The most obvious change for this new year, is a change of homerooms in our two buildings. Our old students will notice that our former Junior Building—with Grade 4–5 students—now have become our Senior Building—with grade 8–9 students. And our former Senior Building is now instead named our Main Building. There are several reasons for this change—the most important one is, for security reasons, to have our most junior students in the house where we have the most adults at any given time. This allows us at the same time to create a little bit more grown-up and academic student environment for our senior students.
Our first Graduates
In June this year the first students ever graduated from IES Hässleholm, and I'm so happy to be able to say that IES delivers! Their average academic score was sky high above other schools, both in Hässleholm and Sweden, and student testimonials at their prom—with students telling about how both the school and their classmates had made them achive more that they thought were possible—convinced me that our school really is on the right track! I'm so proud and happy to be its principal, and I and my staff will keep on working with its development. I do look forward to its third academic year!