PTA Staff Appreciation Lunch

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PTA Staff Appreciation Lunch

These are some of the fantastic members of the PTA who coordinated a PTA Staff Appreciation Lunch. The staff were treated to a huge buffet of International cuisine including dessert.
You should have seen the smiles on the staff faces as they navigated their way through these treats. The diversity of the main courses was vast and the desserts were amazing, raising the discussion ‘How much exercise is required to burn off all these calories?’ or ‘I want the recipe for this cake’
One cannot under estimate the importance of the PTA at a school. This initiative was much appreciated. Thanks !!

World Cup Soccer Tournament

LUNCHTIME today saw the opening games of the annual SIS World Cup soccer tournament. Each team represents a country that usually does not reach the ‘real’ World Cup. Six teams each including boys, girls and teachers, competed at lunchbreak today in front of an enthusiastic crowd. 

I was selected to play with the Iceland team. Our team consisted of Marcus, Ruby, Dev, Lukas, Anton and I. Despite nervous discussions before the match, as the match begun, we settled into position. Ruby scored a lovely goal through Mr Hume’s legs to start the match, followed by two more stylish goals. We felt very proud after our 3-0 victory. The crowds of students cheered everyone on and the game was played in a nice friendly fashion. My goalkeeping skills were not really tested (I’m not too sure i I have any goalkeeping skills).

Next match is Thursday. Great way to spend a lunchtime. Thanks to the students and teacher for organising this event. 

Some of these kids are fast!

Aside

This was a quote from one of our younger teachers thinking that they still had their athletic skills compared to the students, despite being 15 years older.

Grades 6-10 headed off to Stora Mossens Sports Field for their Annual Athletics day. The events ranged from long jump, high jump, 100m sprint, shot-put and relays. The students participated positively and had a great time (despite the grey sky) Most of the students showed fantastic sports skills and all competed well. When speaking to several students and hearing of their sprint times, I was not game to challenge them to a race. The staff relay teams (both female and male) ran valiantly against the Grade 10 students, however youthful spirit and speed triumphed. I hadn’t seem some teachers run that fast since I told them there were cinnamon buns in the staff kitchen 🙂

We had some medical requirements that were dealt with quickly and professionally.

Big thanks to our;

  1. Phys Ed staff for organizing this event.
  2. All staff for assisting with the events and encouraging the students
  3. The PTA members who assisted with timekeeping
  4. The teachers who collated the results, sitting in front of their laptops all day.
  5. The wonderful students for really getting into the spirit of the event.

Your POWER

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Marianne Williamson.

I LOVE this quote. Nelson Mandela used it also when he was sworn into office. It is a ‘call to arms’. A call to show your light to everyone; to share your skills, to tell your opinion, to have worth in who you are and what good you can do in the world.

Nordic Network Sports Tournament.

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Nordic Network Sports Tournament.

Our harvest from the Nordic Network Sports Tournament! According to all reports, the students behaved brilliantly. Our PE staff did a great job organizing our competitors and the supporting staff were full of praise for their efforts. The coaches loved the way the students participated and I would like to thank the coaches for their efforts. Two very tired bus loads of SIS people arrived back to Stockholm on Sunday.

Anti-plagiarism Event

Watched some great films made by the Grade 8’s about plagiarism. Such creativity and skills in using the technology to send a message. Plagiarism is NOT accepted!

BRILLIANT MOVIES. Never ceased to be amazed at the skills… wonder how many parents really appreciate just how good at technology these students are. What a future we have ahead of us. The new technologies are creating technologies we can only dream about!