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From the Principal

Principal Update Dec 2018

Dear Guardians

The autumn term of 2018 has now come to an end. I am very thankful for all the hard work displayed by students and staff at IES Landskrona and I think I can honestly say that we all deserve a few weeks’ break to rest now.

However, before we all relax I would like to share some information about next term and about what has been going on during the last few months.

 

SPT (Utvecklingssamtal) will be held on the following days:

Year 3: 21-23 January
Year 4-9: 30-31 January
Year 2: 30 Jan - 1 February
Year 1: 7-8 February
Year F: 11 February

You will be able to book your times on SchoolSoft as last year. Fritids will be open for those who need.

 

Upcoming Events

I would  like to give a heads-up for some upcoming events:


Book Fair - February 7, more information will be put on SchoolSoft.
PRAO for year 8 will take place during week 10. Students can already start to look for places.
A couple of student teachers from Canada will do their practicum at IES Landskrona during week 13-17.
Graduation for year 9 (as well as end of year for F-8) will take place on June 14.

With regard to grades

We know that grades mean a lot to our students and guardians. However I must ask all to view grades for what they actually are: a checkpoint in time to give the best possible indication of the student’s abilities at that very moment. We also know that the grading system in Sweden is confusing and hard for students and parents to understand. If you have questions about grading, you simply call the teacher (after the break) to check in.

With regard to SchoolSoft

We are getting quite of lot of feedback from guardians, students and staff about SchoolSoft. Sadly it is mainly negative. The management are aware that a few updates have caused some confusion. Some guardians suffer from “information overload” while others are lacking information. We are currently reviewing how to use SchoolSoft more effectively, and this is a process that will be completed during the spring term.

Some of the extra activities we have undertaken

On top of the regular classes, the teachers have arranged outings, sports days and more. Here are a few examples of such activities done last term.

  • Sports / activity day for year 4-9.
  • Year 7 did guided tours in Copenhagen.
  • Classes 6A, 6B, 8A and 8B had author “Annette Eggert” visiting us and giving the students good tips in writing.
  • The chess club has been learning a lot and preparing for a competition in January.
  • Some Y5 and Y6 students participated in the Bebras (Beaver) challenge on computational thinking and problem solving.
  • German: 9A have been in Lund and had a historical tour about Lund and Germany.
  • Year 7 and 6 German made their own breakfast company and ended the unit by making breakfast together.
  • Year 8 German made their own Icecafé.
  • Year 7-9 participated in political debates before the election and met politicians from almost all major parties.
  • Year 7-9 participated in the school election.
  • Grade 8-9 volunteers helped with decorations and other planning for the upcoming Scholastic Book Fair.
  • 9A ended their cooking unit by cooking a 3 course meal for some of our teachers.
  • 6A and 6B are making Christmas cookies for the staff.
  • A Yoga instructor came in to teach the year 8s about the benefits of yoga.
  • Year 7s and 8s went ice skating.
  • Year 7-9 got a lecture from Non Smoking Generation.
  • Year 6s had their first debate in English with guest judges as an audience to make it more formal.
  • Year 5 went to Ven and to the Tycho Brahe museum.
  • Year 5 went to a School movie in town.


For more events, please see our Facebook Page: facebook.com/IESLandskrona/


 

Yours Truly

Chris Nilsson

 

Principal IES Landskrona

From the Principal

Principal update Sep 2018

A good start

This year we welcomed around 120 new students in almost all year levels. Most of them (56) in F-class, but also many new in year 4,6, and 7. From my perspective we have had a good start, with the new classes settling in, getting to know each other, and starting the academic process for the year.

The new staggered start times for F-3 have created a much calmer environment in the F-3 wing during the mornings. The start time varies due to accessibility to the special rooms, such as Music Room, Sports Hall and Art Room. We are also happy to see that our Fritidshems new routines are settling in.

Results from last year

This summer we have analyzed the results from last year. Some really positive results I want to share are that:

97 % of students recommend the school

96% of students feeling safe

90 % saying: In your experience, do adults in the school pay attention to and actively take a stand against different forms of violence such disruptions, verbal and physical abuse or tendencies towards bullying?

These are very good results that we will build on during our second year of operations.

Class Remixing

We can also see that the class remixing has gone well. Some new constellations have already formed and many still have classes with former classmates in our mixed SO-groups for year 6-9.

Food

Food has also improved, with an extra pasta dish added each day. We work closely with our contractor to ensure best possible quality.

Extra Curricular Activities

We have also started with the Extracurricular Activities for the students. This year it is mandatory to pick one. So far we have offered the following activities:

Year 8-9

Softball

Advanced Art Techniques

Debate

Random acts of kindness

Book Club

Pattern Cutting & Making

Football with Landskrona BOIS

 

Year 6-7

Sports Club

History Games

Softball

Book Club

Let's make something! (Wood crafts)

Making of a Sewing Booklet

Chess club

Advanced English

Sports Club

Japanese

Football with Landskrona BOIS

 

Year 4-5

Experiments in Art

Softball

Historical Timeline

Fashion Project

Let's make something! (Wood crafts)

Advanced English

Book Club

Environment Scouts

Drama/Public Speaking

Football with Landskrona BOIS

 

New Teachers coming in

Our new French teacher, Ms Wong from Canada, will start in the mid term break. We hope to have decision from migration authorities etc. ready by then. In the meantime, Ms. Baker is filling in.

Cosy Day

After popular demand from students, Friday Sep 14 we have a “Cosy Day”, “Mysdag” where the students and staff dress a little more casual than usual.

SPT Times (Utvecklingssamtal)

Please book your SPT-time on SchoolSoft. Contact your mentor if you have any questions about this. Due to logistical complexity we can not do all SPT the same day this year. The school is simply too big.

Facebook

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Upcoming Events, see our school calendar:

School Calendar

 

From the Principal

Principal Update Summer 2018

Welcome back to school

I hope all students and guardians have enjoyed the nice Swedish weather and are rested for yet another school year at IES Landskrona. We start the school again on Aug 22 with roll call, and with regular lessons on Aug 23rd.

We welcome 56 new students in F-class and about 60 new students in existing year levels. I would like to present some news for the upcomining school year. In total we will be 570 students at IES Landskrona this year.

Extra Curricular & Student Choice

All students will be attending approximately 1 hr of Student Choice (Extra Curricular Activities) from first week of September. A variety of choices will be offered to our students for one term at a time.

New Teachers

We welcome a handful of new teachers to our IES Landskrona Team.

Mr. James Marshall from Scotland - Science and Math senior school
Mr. Peter Lücken from Minnesota, US - Geography and Religion year 6-9
Ms. Anika Albers from Canada - English F-class and Aesthetics subjects year 1-3
Ms. Daryl O´Dea from Ireland - Textiles 4-9
Ms. Louise Cassell from Sweden - Special Education
MS. Molly Eroglu from US - English year 5-6 (Starting in September)

PTA

This year PTA will be a formalized organisation. Meeting Times will be posted on SchoolSoft.

PRAO year 8

Student in year 8 will have PRAO in the Spring Term of 2019.

SO-groups in year 6-9

The Social Sciences (History, Geography, Religion and Civics) will be taught in mixed classes in year levels 6 to 9. That means students will meet classmates from the other class 4 hours per week. Mr. Kronberg will teach History and Civics and Mr. Lücken will teach Religion and Geography.

New pickup Spots for Primary Students

In order to improve the order in the primary part of the school, guardians will be asked to pick up students not attending Fritids outside the main entrance. More details will be published on SchoolSoft.

Mentors

1A Ms. Frasier
1B Ms. Gudinge

2A Ms. Strand
2B Ms. Nordberg

3A Ms. Cederberg
3B Ms. Olofsson

4A Ms. Lundquist & Mr. McIsaac
4B Ms. Karlsson & Ms. Silikar

5A Ms. Persson & Ms. O´Dea
5B Mr. Chappell &  Mr. Miao

6A Mr. Bengtsson & Mr. Lücken
6B Mr. Kronberg & Mr. Marshall

7A Ms. Scott & Ms. Huston
7B Mr. Greene & Ms. Engelbrecht

8A Dr. Håkansson & Ms. Borowska
8B Ms. Holmander & Ms. Bennett

9A Ms. Åström &  Ms. Corlyon

Children born in 2018
The queue for children born in 2018 will open Feb 2019, this mean that all children have the chance to be enrolled despite being born late in the year.