A new year, a new term, and school is back in session! The students have jumped right back into learning, but the day before they arrived, the staff did some learning as well, when we had another First Aid course for all staff at the school. We have these important courses for staff every few years, and for students First Aid is also part of their Physical Education curriculum.
Even though we are continuing the same school year, there are some new things for the students. Year 7 and 9 switch groups for Music and Domestic Science, and Year 8 and 9 switch groups for Woodshop and Textiles, as well as Technology and Art. We also welcome Ms. Löwdin back from parental leave, and welcome our new staff member Ms. Jeppesen to us.
We are counting down the last few days of the autumn term, and of the year, but the school is still buzzing with activity. Lots of academic work is being completed, including the oral national exams for Year 9, but there is also room for special events. We have celebrated Nobel Day with information, quizzes and elegant dress, we have enjoyed a Lucia celebration with beautiful singing and music, and we have sported our Christmas spirit by wearing fancy gear on Beautiful Christmas Sweater Day. In the last few days the students will also have time for team building and other special activities with their mentor classes, as well as a Movie Day when the students can hone their analyzing and discussion skills after watching movies on a variety of important themes. And then it is time for a well-deserved break, when everyone can relax and recharge for the spring term.We wish everyone a wonderful holiday season!