Dear IES parents,
IES Borås has had a busy spring so far! Skolinspektionen was here for its first visit and I am pleased to report that all went well. We have also spent a lot of time analyzing the new curriculum and grading system which we will start implementing in August 2011.
Many of you were in school last month to meet your child's mentor/class teacher for the Student-Parent-Teacher Conference. Our teachers seemed quite pleased with the conferences and now it is up to all of us to make the IUP an active document for our students.
Some of you did not complete the IES on-line survey in conjunction with the STPs. It only takes a few minutes so please contact Ms Pernilla Telles (Pernilla.email@example.com) who can issue you a password which allows you to complete the survey at home. IES values the opinions of our parents in our endeavor to continually improve.
Right now we are interviewing and hiring new teachers for August. So far we have hired teachers in Crafts, English, Mathematics, PE and class teachers for the new classes in years 4 and 6. At present we are 231 students and next year we will have at least 330 students. The school can hold more than 450 students, but then our lunch room area will have to be expanded.
Renovation projects are still going on! The schoolyard will be finished this spring, hopefully in time for the PTA Spring Fair on Sunday, May 15. During the summer we will turn the top floor, which is not being used at present, into an Art Studio and Textile Crafts room. This will allow us to create a larger break room area in the basement.
We are looking forward to seeing our first class of students graduate in the traditional IES blue caps and gowns. Graduation Day is Thursday, June 9 and Borås Parkhallen has been booked for the event.
Junior School years 4 and 5 and Senior School years 6 and 7 will have an End of Term Celebration at school lasting from 8.30 -9.45 also on June 9. They will have the opportunity to see our year 9 students off as they walk to their Graduation Ceremony. Year 8 students will participate in the year 9 graduation ceremony. More specific information about the last day of school will be sent home in May from the Head of Years.
I hope you have all been enjoying the wonderful spring weather and remember that you can always reach me firstname.lastname@example.org!
Robin Kirk Johansson, Principal