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Magnus Nordin

Magnus Nordin

Author Magnus Nordin visits lessons in Swedish

 

Magnus Nordin, born in 1963, writes books about horror, myth and legends set in ordinary environments. He lives with his family just outside of central Stockholm, and works as a teacher. Nordin says that myth and the supernatural have always fascinated him. Agatha Christie and old horror movies from the 40's have served as inspiration, “nothing beats a good horror story" says Nordin but also points that the best and most effective horror stories are set in ordinary environments that we can recognize.

During the first week of school Magnus Nordin met with all our students in year 7 and 8, to talk about the books they had read. Magnus Nordin's books hook struggling readers, both boys and girls, and we are happy to work the books and met the author behind them.

From the Principal

Creating Churchill and Musk

Most of us would assume that Winston Churchill and Elon Musk, the founder and owner of Tesla, have very little in common. One won the Noble prize in literature and saved Europe (the world he would claim) from the Nazis. The other is known for his love of new technologies. Yet many would argue, including I, that they are more alike than they are different.

I'm currently reading the autobiography of Churchill while I'm listening to the biography of Musk. Two incredible leaders that saw themselves as the answer to humanity's many problems. For example Musk's ultimate aim is to turn the planet Mars into a second Earth -if and when things go wrong in the first one. 

Both would definitely argue that much of their personalities and characters have been shaped by their early school life. Bullied in their early years. Inspired and motivated to succeed as they became older. They would both agree with me that their schools and teachers have contributed in building them in the leaders that they were to become. They would also agree that the same schools could have easily stolen everything from them if it wasn't for a few special teachers that cared enough to prevent this.

Reading about these two incredible people is a strong reminder of the importance of what we do as educators. Don't care and see the next Churchill disappear. See and believe and the next Musk gets a shot at it. A nice (and scary) thought as we relax and reload our batteries during the Xmas break.

Julavslutning 2016

Julavslutning 2016
Julavslutning at IESS today...Happy holidays to everyone and a blessed 2017!!! We are looking forward to spending another year with you and thank you for a fantastic 2016!

Lucia 2016

Lucia 2016

On Monday morning the grade 5's and 9's from our school lite up Gustaf Adolf's chruch in Sundsvall with wonderful songs , costimes and holiday cheer. It was a fantastic experience yet again.

 

Language Evening 2016

Language Evening 2016
December 1 we had our 5st Språkfest . All year 6 students who study German and Spanish were invited to come. 60 students showed up to celebrate languages! Throughout the evening we played language Scavenger Hunt , had taco dinner, and we ended our evening with a dessert buffet and smashing Piñatas. Additionally we gave out awards to those students who are achieving high academically in their language. The evening was a success!

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