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Student Work

Growing trees and knowledge

Seedlings

Starting last fall we got a group of approximately 10 students together to plant trees. The goal was to grow some trees in school that we could give out in the hopes that one day they would provide a nice view, some shade and if we are lucky, some ecosystem services. We connected this to what we were learning in science about global warming and how trees naturally are a carbon sink that also provide food and shelter to local animals. 

The seeds that we planted were a mixture of gathered seeds of oak, mango, avocado, and chestnut and redwood seeds that we ordered online.

They were grown (mostly) in the school and May is the time for them to be given out to the students and staff that have a nice home for them. 

'The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.'

Student Work

The Spanish team's got talent!

The Spanish team's got talent!

Yet again, IESG students have impressed with their language skills. This spring, two of our Year 9 students, Julia Söderström and Elisabeth Gorn, qualified in the Spanish section of the International Language Competition. They went on to the regional final for the Stockholm region, where they finished an admirable third. Congratulations, we are proud of you! 

 

Light your white candles, Saint Lucia!

Lucia show at IES Gävle Jr School

Friday the 13th of December and time for the annual Lucia show! Nervous students of various ages, but nothing to worry about. With the support of skilled music teachers and a supportive audience the show became magnificent, there were even some wet eyes around in the audience.

As always, a success!  Big thanks to all participants!

From the Principal

Reflections and celebrations

Reflections and celebrations

The end of a school year! It is a day of many emotions and thoughts, for students and parents, as well as for us staff members. We have watched some of these students grow and develop over 7 years in our school, and others for a shorter time, but they all make an impression on us, and it is a privilege to see all these young people learn and develop. Academically, they keep amazing us with their insights, their fresh angles, the way they make connections and inferences, the way sometimes things that have been murky and cumbersome just suddenly fall into place and become clear and understandable - what joy and what a victory! Socially we also see great development during these crucial years as students interact with classmates and staff and gain independence and self-sufficiency. These are things that we reflect upon as we send our students off on summer holidays, and especially as we send our graduating Year 9 students off onto new chapters in their lives.

Thank you, students, for all that you teach us and share with us, and thank you, parents and guardians, for entrusting us with your children. We wish everyone a restful and enjoyable summer, and we looked forward to welcoming returning and new students again in August!

IESG Is Off to a Running Start

IESG Is Off to a Running Start

Despite rather dreary autumn weather, more than 30 students showed up on an early Friday morning for the first event of this years’ IESG Sports Challenge – the 10K run at Hemlingby. Speedy legs and ambition made for some fine results – well done, runners! Next up is the swimming challenge before Christmas, which will be followed by the skiing and biking challenges in the spring term.