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OPEN HOUSE 2019

OPEN HOUSE 2019

All are welcome to IES Sundsvall's 

OPEN HOUSE NOVEMBER 6th 18:30

IES students join New York Academy of Sciences

IES students join New York Academy of Sciences

(Junior Academy Members: L-R Elias and Victor from IES Länna)

Eight students from five IES schools have joined a prestigious group of young international scientists and mathematicians.

The New York Academy of Sciences started its Junior Academy to encourage talented students from around the world to work together, with companies and experts to find innovative solutions to global challenges. Now the group has recruited students from IES schools in Johanneberg, Liljeholmen, Huddinge, Sundsvall and Länna for this STEM project (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Students taking part in the project compete in challenges over 70 days with topics around some of the greatest issues humanity faces today, including issues around public health, nutrition, hygiene, climate change and energy, among others.

Two of the students taking part are Victor and Elias from IES Länna. 

Elias said: “I have always loved to come up with solutions and design work, I love these subjects and working in groups, so I can learn from all of these different people from around the world. That is the biggest part of it, you get to be part of this community and solve problems with people.

"The school told me about this opportunity, I got help from my teachers to write my application, and one of my teachers wrote a recommendation letter. I couldn’t have written such a good application without all that help.”

Victor added: "I will learn to work in teams and with people from all over the world, make friends, and learn about people with different abilities.  For example, right now I am not good at coding but I might get a lot better and learn more, maybe develop interests I do not have today.

"When I talked to my parents, they weren’t too sure I would succeed. When I told them that I got in they were really happy, they said congratulations and that I could choose dinner.  I chose kebab, of course.”

Being part of the programme means that the students taking part are members of the New York Academy of Sciences, which once had Charles Darwin and Thomas Edison as members.

The students work in their free time to find the best solution to the challenges which have been posed.  Those taking part choose who they want to work with, through a global network where they can create a profile which lists their skills and interests.

Now both Victor and Elias have been approached by other students from around the world, keen to enlist their help for the challenges.

Elias said: “I have a lot of messages telling me that they want to learn things together and asking if I want to team up. A lot from Sweden, but also from Pakistan and Egypt, there are a lot from those countries and India. I’m amazed that they want to learn from me and team up with me, it just feels good”

Mr Pruden, academic manager at IES Länna, has been one of those encouraging the two students to apply to take part.

He said: “We were really hoping that one of the two might get in, and when we got the emails to say that they would both take part, we had an academic euphoria. It was a nice feeling and great to see how much both of these students really lit up."

Those teams who win a challenge are given an all-expenses-paid trip to the New York Academy of Sciences in New York City for the annual Global STEM Alliance Summit, where they receive prizes and special recognition.

That is something Victor has his eye on, but he thinks this year will be spent learning how the system works, so that he has a greater chance of winning challenges in the years to come.

He said: “Of course it would be really fun to go to New York but I have plenty of time to win a challenge, I can be part of the community for five years.  Now I will focus on learning the community and seeing how it works.”

IES wishes all the students taking part the best of luck and hopes that they reach New York.

From the Principal

Vår betygssättning är korrekt

Vår betygssättning är korrekt

Vi följer alltid upp hur det går för våra elever när de lämnat oss. Vi vill säkerställa att de känner sig väl förberedda och att de betyg som de arbetat sig till under deras tid hos oss återspeglar deras faktiska kunskaper och färdigheter. I svenska ser vi att 81% av våra elever behåller sina betyg eller höjer sig under sin gymnasietid. Ännu ett bevis på att vårt arbete med betygssättning är korrekt.

Välkommen

Hej allesammans! 

Vilken fantastisk sommar vi har haft! Hoppas ni har fått njuta av värmen och att ni är laddade inför en spännande termin. 

Skolan börjar den 21 augusti. 

Vi träffas i vår stora idrottshall. Efter ceremonin går vi till våra mentorsklassrum för att träffa klasskamraterna och mentorer.  

Tider:

                           Y 3-4 09.00-12.00

                           Y 5-6 10.00-13.00

                           Y 7-9 11.00-14.00

Lunch serveras på skolan. 

Vi ser fram emot att träffa er!

From the Principal

A new year brings new energy

A new year brings new energy

We can't wait for our students to come back to us on August 21st. Last year was an excellent one for us and this year we plan on being even better. "Where teachers can teach and students can learn" is something that we strongly believe in. Our school placed among the best IES schools accross Sweden when it came to this and now we are aiming to become even better. Ms Lehnberg, who's been with us since the start, will now be focussing on Classroom Leadership. We believe in strong classroom leadership. We believe that students want and need this type of leadership if they are to learn. Ms Lehnberg, with her new focus, will be ensuring that we work on delivering this every single day throughout the year. We are excited! 

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