Welcome: Students and parents walk onto the site of IES Hässleholm for the first time
As the doors were opened to show how work is progressing on Hässleholm's newest school, more than 350 people came to see how the site is developing.
Work is ongoing to transform the building into a first-class, modern, clean, educational environment. The school, which will open in August 2015, is almost ready.
Those on the tour saw classrooms, including specialist rooms, as well as what will be the restaurant and school yard when the academic year begins.
The school's principal, Mr Chris Nilsson, hosted the event. He said: "It was wonderful to meet more of the students who will be studying here, and their families. I could see the students imagining what it will be like to attend this school and it was gratifying to see the looks on their faces as they saw the facilities that will be available to them. The building is not finished yet, but the work is coming along well and and we will continue working this summer to put everything in place, ready for the grand opening." guage immersion, instructed by native English-speaking teachers in an international atmosphere.
Internationella Engelska Skolan Hässleholm is part of a wider organisation which has been running schools in Sweden since 1993. When the three latest schools, including Hässleholm, open in August, then IES in Sweden will be made up of 29 schools. guage immersion, instructed by native English-speaking teachers in an international atmosphere.
From the start in 1993, the founder, Mrs. Barbara Bergstrom, articulated three major convictions which still characterize Internationella Engelska Skolan:
Command of English. English has become the world's common language, "the key to the world". Children should learn to command the English language, not just know it, at an early age. Fluency is best achieved through language immersion, instructed by native English-speaking teachers in an international atmosphere.
A safe and orderly school environment where teachers can teach and students learn. Order, structure and safety are necessary prerequisites for learning. A school characterized by discipline and calm learning conditions also signals respect for the value of education. "Tough love" became the motto for a school which is strict in norms for behavior, but simultaneously conveys love for the students and a strong will to help each child succeed. Practicing good manners and proper behavior in a workplace combined with an appreciation of the positive results of hard work prepares students for success in adult life.
High academic expectations and aspirations. Our conviction is that every child can achieve success irrespective of social background. This ambition to support every student to realize his or her own potential applies to those requiring special support to meet standards as well as the most gifted learners.
There are still a few places left for the school year starting this August, and it is already time to apply for 2016. guage immersion, instructed by native English-speaking teachers in an international atmosphere.
We can now announce that IES Hässleholm will start with one year 8 class already in 2015. The admission process will start week 14-15. We have a few openings to that year level. Apply here: http://hassleholm.engelska.se/en/apply