It’s hard to believe that the year 2022 is coming to an end. I say this every year, but somehow, I feel it this year! At IEGS, it has been a very busy and memorable Autumn Term. We started the year with a focus on democracy and voice - with our students participating in the Swedish elections in Sept, and ended the term with traditions of Lucia, and celebrating culture with our Art exhibitions and Theatre performances.
Students have had the opportunity to lead assemblies, school council meetings, participate in and support competitive IHC events; ranging from cross country, floor ball, debate, and one of my all time favorites… dance!. Our hallways have been decorated and continually changed to reflect the variety of themes and events that are going on in school and society. Our Student Care Team has promoted healthy lifestyle choices throughout the term and our Green Team has been in action reminding us to recycle and be responsible with our waste. With all of these events, not to mention our End of Year Show today, I am impressed with the talents that our students share, the learning they engage in, their display of teamwork, collaboration and support of each other. They are settling in more and more and really making the most of a positive highschool experience. Thank you to our students for your dedication and learning that matters.
Our IEGS teachers and non-teachers have been great this term too! A GIANT thank you to each of you for being supportive of our learners - giving them the opportunities to make mistakes, take risks and be part of the learning process. A special mention here, the hard work of our teachers was recognised by Skolverket with the European quality award for language teaching (Europeisk kvalitetsutmärkelse för språkundervisning 2022) at a digital gala in November. We were awarded for how we incorporate language, culture and creative writing to encourage deeper linguistic learning as an approach to teaching languages. Well done team!