Good evening all,
I hope this post finds you cozy, warm and inside from the winter chill. The season of solstice brings warm family gatherings, candles and good cheer and a well-deserved, relaxing break for the students in the community.
Our second year at Stockby has found us finding comfort in our surroundings and a more familiar pace to our routines. I’m heartened every morning when I see our fantastic students trudging bravely up the walkway preparing themselves for a new day of learning.
Once in the building, smiles and laughter dominate the corridors. Though our teachers continue to set high academic standards, their contact with the students is most often warm and jovial.
Your students truly make this place a warm and welcoming place to work and their impact on our learning space brings a vibrancy that I am deeply thankful for.
They greet us with a smile and a handshake, ask how our day is going, and sometimes even extend us a hug or a high five on their way to their lessons. We are truly lucky folks for having them in our world.
This year we’ve seen the Student Enrichment Program take flight, a 2 hour activity session using the National Curriculum as a baseline. Students have enjoyed Documentary Film Making, Blacksmithing, we have Lidingö IF training with our track and field athletes, in January we’re sending students to Rome to compete in John Cabbot University’s Model United Nations. I’m thrilled with the teacher’s efforts in this new initiative and am heartened to see the engaged faces of the students in the activity sessions. Enrichment programs are standard fare in International Schools around the world so we are truly extending our reach.
Our Community Development Program saw the inclusion of Eva Hamboldt from Hyper Island come administer Coaching Courses to our parents, students and teachers. We hope you got something positive out of those sessions.
And lastly, after looking through the grade catalogues this week we’re seeing an impressive collection of results, from our dynamic 9th grade Graduating Class of 2017 all the way down through our spectacular 6th graders who are raining our high academic standards ever higher.
Great job kids, you’ve earned your Christmas Break!!
Speaking of, we heartily welcome you tomorrow to the campus church at 10:00 to witness our fine students preforming Christmas songs for your enjoyment. I know when I first started at Futuraskolan I saw Emma Clara and Stella preforming ‘’When I’m Gone’’ down at Gåshaga.
I wonder what song they have prepared for us this year.
Have a fantastic and warm break everyone and we thank you once again for your efforts, engagement and warmth over this first half of the school year. We are lucky to be a part of such a strong community and for that it is truly the season to give thanks.
So thank you:)
Tom and the teachers:)