As we head towards the November break, this feels like a good time to reflect on the first couple of months of life at IES Johanneberg 2017/18. The school feels very much a hive of activity and we would like to inform you of just some of the things we are up to.
As usual, a member of the leader group, or administration, continues to meet and greet our students at the main entrance, welcoming them each day, with a big smile and a handshake.
We continue our work with the importance of building relations and have increased our Care and Development team, improving our staff presence around the building, including the lounge room, all helping towards creating a calm and peaceful environment. Our library is better than ever, providing a controlled learning environment. We have also added study sessions into many class schedules. This has been most appreciated by students, teachers and guardians. Our study hall schedule is also complete now and fully functional.
House activities have started and we had a successful Football tournament for each year group. The students and staff had a wonderful time, with each game being played in the right spirit. Soon we will hand out trophies! We will also have House Colour and Halloween dress-up days, an Art competition, a crotchet competition and a Chess tournament.
In week 37, students had a fantastic day hiking. Grade 9s looked after grade 7s, guiding them through the woods and even cooking lunch for them! Grade 8 fended for themselves, happy to say all students made it!
Grade 9s visited Gymnasiemässan this week and are now beginning to see the reality of next year! Many students came back to school with a new focus and motivation to succeed this year.
We now look forward to our annual regional conference, where the staff at our school get the chance to share good practice and ideas with colleagues from other IES schools. Coming up in the calendar, we also have students sitting IGCSE exams, going out on PRAO, visiting the youth clinic, sitting national test oral exams, etc.