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Autumn & Winter Term Student Choice Activities #28

Various days during Week 50 & Week 51 are filled with exciting Student Choice activities for the Autumn/Winter term before we break for Christmas Holidays.

Wednesday 12th December was the kick off for our Autumn/Winter term Student Choice for both Senior school and Junior school; here are some of the exciting and stimulating activities available for our students this year:

- Boardgames

- Day in Frtiids

- Making a comic

- Various craft options

- Harry Potter World

- Reading & Movie time

- Sportmanship

- Winter Wonderland

That's not all, for sure! There were several other activities to keep our students occupied during student choice days this term!

Student Choice A/W Term #27

Today, Wednesday 12th December 2018 is the first day of our Student Choice Week for the Autumn/Winter term before we break for Christmas Holidays.

This year the Student Choice days have different start and finish times, please see below dates and times for Student Choice for students in the Junior and Senior school, Years 4-9:

- Wednesday 12th December 08:30 - 14:00

- Friday 14th December 08:30 - 14:00

- Monday 17th December 08:30 - 14:00

- Tuesday 18th December 08:30 - 14:00

The mentor teachers have informed all students of the times and rooms for their choices and these will also be on School Soft.

Please check with your child what their schedule looks like for these days and ensure they reach school on time. Attendance is mandatory for these days just like any normal school day.

We hope that our students can enjoy the Student Choice activities they have chosen and make it as eventful as possible.

We hope it is a fun and learning experience for both our students and staff!

Year 9 PRAO Week #26

Our Year 9 students made 5 choices from praoportalen.se (this is a web based system that helps to better manage internships). The website exhibits all the possible institutes, stores, offices and other places of work where students can register themselves for their PRAO.

Some of the choices for Year 9 this year included but were not limited too:

- restaurants

- hospital

- SAAB

- supermarkets

- working with animals

- pharmacies

- IT sector

They were also given the choice to find a place of work themselves, which some students preferred to do.

With the help and support of our Administration team, students were then matched to a place of work that best suited their interest. After this, all students were given their relevant documentations to help them be well prepared and organised in time for their PRAO week in Week 46.

Well, how did PRAO week go for our Year 9 students this year?

From the comments and feedback we were given from our students, most of them had fun, enjoyed themselves, came back happy and felt it was a good experience overall. Some students felt more grown up as they saw that they could achieve so much more than they had perceived for themselves. Most students felt it was a great way to experience what it is really like in the world of work.

Even more exciting and good news was the positive feedback they received from their places of work. We, at the school were given some very good results and feedback on how our students performed during their PRAO week! 

So this is super well done to our Year 9 students for their hardwork and great achievement during their PRAO week, keep up the good work!

Year 9 Scheeledagen 2018 #25

Scheeledagen is an annual exhibition day that recurs every year in November at Erik Dahlbergsgymnasiet (ED) for Year 9 students across the municipality.

This year's Scheel Day took place on Wednesday 29 November, 2018. We had 9 students who were selected by our Science Department to participate in the exhibition and represent IES Jönköping:

9A: Jonatan, Elias, Leija

9B: Amanda, Linnette

9C: Khushi, Alexander

9D: Maggie, Ryan

During Scheeledagen all students that participated were divided into smaller groups. The day was revolved around the science of natural science. All students were given the opportunity to complete laboratory work, participate in competitions and experience ED at a close proximity.

Students at ED from Year 2 and 3 were the hosts for the day for all Year 9 students who participated. There were at least two hosts per group responsible for exhibiting the following program to their group of Year 9 students:

- Information about the NA and TE programs

- Laboratory

- Games

- Chemistry show

All Year 9 students also received information about the Natural Science Program and the Technology Program to help them make their important choice about which Gymnasium to apply for in the year ahead for further education.

To end the day on a high, one of our teams won the 'most spirited' award! So, students from IES Jönköping not only had a great day at ED as they got first hand experience of how it will be for them when they start Gymnasium but they also came back as champions!

Year 9 & Aktion Julklappen 2018 #24

Our Year 9 have been involved in a very giving and charitable course this term! They have been involved in a project with Läkarmissionen and Human Bridge to support their campaign called Aktion Julklappen.

The idea behind Aktion Julklappen is to get involved as a community, including schools, businesses and families to collect ‘present boxes’ that are distributed to a number of different schools, orphanages, hospitals and other in-need families in poor parts of Europe.

Aktion Julklappan campaign to date has shared the gift of love with their present boxes to over half a million children across Europe to children less privileged than others.

The task assigned to our Year 9 students as part of our Character Count, Citizenship was as follows:

In teams of 5-6 students per class, they had to collect five Christmas boxes (not limited to 5, could collect more if possible) containing the following items to make up the ‘present boxes’:

Christmas Box List
Pencil
Pencil sharpener
Eraser
A notebook
A drawing pad
Box of crayons
Soap
Toothbrush
Tube of toothpaste
Small box for candy (tablettask)
Reflector (reflex)
Christmas Wrapping Paper
Optional Christmas postcard with a personal greeting in English

Take a look at the tremendous results we had in the image below, showing boxes and boxes full of present boxes our students manage to collect!

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