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Back To School 20th August

Back To School 20th August

Dear Students and Guardians,

A warm welcome to IES Johanneberg and the school year 2020-2021. We will be very excited to see you all on Thursday 20th of August.

All students will gather in the school yard and find their mentors who will have a large class sign. If you do not remember your mentor or class you will meet staff in the school yard, we will have a sign “NEW STUDENTS” and we will help you find your mentor and class. It is extremely important that all new students bring in copies of their grades/medical certificates or any other important information that will enable the school to give everyone the best possible start.

8.30-10.30 Year 7 - No Lunch, Mentor Meeting and Planning, New Schedule
9.30-11.30 Year 8 - No Lunch, Mentor Meeting and Planning, New Schedule
10.30-12.30 Year 9 - No Lunch, Mentor Meeting and Planning, New Schedule

Friday 21st August - Normal Timetable for all students and Lunch provided, but all lessons will finish by 15:30 or earlier for some classes

I would also like to invite all parents to our annual parent meetings:

Thu 27th August

Parent meeting Year 7

17:30-18:15 7ABC start in Restaurant 
18:30-19:15 7A - room 302, 7B - room 303, 7C - room 304 
17.30-18.15 7D - room 402, 7E - room 403, 7F - room 404
18.30-19.15 7DEF in Restaurant

Wed 26th August

Parent meeting Year 8

17.30-18.15 8ABC in Restaurant 
18.30-19.15 8A - room 302, 8B - room 303, 8C - room 304 
17.30-18.15 8D - room 402, 8E - room 403, 8F - room 404
18.30 -19.15 8DEF in Restaurant

Tue 25th August

Parent meeting Year 9

17.30-18.15 9ABC start in Restaurant

18.30-19.15 9A - room 302, 9B - room 303, 9C - room 304 
17:30-18:15 9D - room 402, 9E - room 403, 9F - room 404 
18.30 -19.15 9DEF in Restaurant 


I would also like to take the opportunity to remind all of you that we will have our Parent/Teacher/Development meeting day on Wednesday 4th of November where all students and guardians will be invited to a 30 minute developmental talk. This is very important and it is vital that you attend, you will have the opportunity to receive an update regarding your child’s progress/current situation.
If you have any questions please feel free to send me an e-mail at or call the school directly.

A warm welcome!
Mr. Carl Waddington, Principal

8th Grade Mosaic Collection

8th Grade Mosaic Collection

Our 8th Graders have just completed an Art project where they designed and made over 50 mosaics. These mosaics are now permanently displayed in the school’s restaurant and corridors. We will soon hold a vernissage to show all the parents what gifted children they have and what wonderful students IES Johanneberg has. A big round of applause for all who participated this year, next year the other half will of the year group will have the opportunity to show us what they can do. 

PTA - Parent Teacher Association Annual General Meeting

Dear All

Our Parent Teacher Annual General Meeting will be on Tuesday 8 October, at 17:30. Either in the restaurant here at Johanneberg or the Staffroom; it all depends on how many of us will attend. I am sure our students will bake something special to sell for their class savings. 

You are all more than welcome! The agenda, Previous Year's Report and Association's Guidelines are all available on Schoolsoft. We will try and publish them here in due course.

Douglas McPherson, Principal IES Johanneberg 7-9

PTA - Parent Teacher Association Annual General Meeting

Dear All

We plan to hold our annual general meeting on 8 October 17:30 - 19:00 in IES Johanneberg's restaurant.

Please come along and support our students in years 7, 8 and 9. We have to start planning for all the different activities that will brighten up the year ahead. Our main goal is to organise a successful Year 9 Prom/Ball at the end of May or the beginning of June 2020. This has been financed mainly by our Spring Bazar and a small donation from all the students. There is not a set venue or layout that we follow; we will create a committee that will organise everything - parents/students and representatives from the school. 

Ideas and suggestions are more than welcome at our PTA. We will try to meet every month (maybe more if needed) and there is never a must - we all have families and jobs that can mean prioritising other things. 

You are all more than welcome!


Douglas McPherson, Principal IES Johanneberg 7-9