Dear Parents & Guardians,
When I look back on these past months, I realise that we have all achieved a great deal.
We’ve made some changes to brighten up and personalise the building by adding glass display cases and hanging photos of students in the upstairs corridors. Our student art is displayed in the cases lining the lunchroom corridor. Ms Holmerson and Mr Velander planted a tree upstairs and we have completed the extra seating areas around the school.
We’ve enjoyed several performances by our musically inclined students, with a charity concert early during the term and most recently five consecutive and beautiful Lucia performances for the entire school. The Christmas choir also travelled to and performed at several external venues, among them Hornstulls Servicehus and Nytorgsgården.
9th graders have been selling baked goods, roses and Christmas trees to help fatten their collective purses for the prom and there have been several profitable bake sales among the lower school classes. Our 5th graders participated in the “Vi i 5:an” competition, we’ve had lots of (unwanted) practice perfecting our fire drill procedures and we have even had a Fire Department representative in to speak with our students. Many of the HoYs have had special assemblies in the aula throughout the term.
To put it simply, most of us have been working hard all term. I know our teachers and support staff certainly have. I am grateful to all of you for going the extra mile to see to it that our students find their way towards academic success.
I have been very pleased to see that so many of you students have placed your focus and energy on your academic studies. I hope you enjoy the rewards of your hard work both now--when you see the grades you have earned--and when you return feeling refreshed after the winter break and ready to begin the Spring term.
With only a few hours left of the Autumn term, I wanted to take a moment to thank you parents, especially, all for your hard work and support these past few months. You know that it takes a village to raise a child so that he or she may reach his or her highest potential--the path to adulthood is more challenging than ever in a world dominated by social media and the instant gratification of the digital world. Together we are making a difference. Thank you for entrusting your children to us to guide them academically and socially during the hours they are at school. They are a pleasure and a challenge--which is exactly what we expect in this field of work and exactly why we choose to do it everyday.
Have a restful and peaceful break and a very happy New Year!Paul McKay