MEET SSHL IN SPAIN

Marbella & Mallorca

Get to know SSHL in Spain.

Individual meetings in Spain can be arranged directly with SSHL’s representatives.

15 November PALMA, MALLORCA

the Swedish School (Svenska Skolan) 14.00
Principal Carina Nilsson will meet with the school leadership.

Principal Nilsson is also available to meet interested families.

Book individual meetings by contacting Principal Nilssaln at  carina.nilsson@sshl.se.

15 November MARBELLA

SWEA Exhibition, H10 Andalucia Plaza, 17.00-20.00
House parents Johanna Flink and Ola Olssson will be at theSWEA exhibition at the Andalucia Plaza. to provide information to interested parties.

Book individual meetings by contacting  johanna.flink@sshl.se

Welcome to Parents Day at SSHL

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

We look forward seeing you!

Kind regards,

School Leadership Team

 

Schedule for the day

9.00-15.00 Meeting with teachers in Instan A letter will be sent shortly with a link to the booking code to schedule times with individual teachers. The meetings are open for all students.
9.00-14.00 UTIS (the school shop) open
9.00-15.00 Café Humlan open
12.00-13.00 Lunch for boarding parents will be served in each respective boarding home
13.15-13.45 Information to parents and guardians of families living abroad. An opportunity to meet School Director Margret Benedikz and Marika Wäreborn from the Parents Association who will be present to answer questions
14.00 Applying to Swedish university and university in the US & UK Parents are invited to attend a lecture about the application and admissions process for universities. Lecturer: Ingrid Annett-Nordström/Dr. Jon Buscall The lecture will take place in Gradängsalen, Instan
15.00 Official opening and mingle in the school dining hall
19.00 The Parents Association dinner at Sigtunastiftelsen
(see separate invitation from the Parents Association for details)

Program Kick-Off Baltic Care Project at SSHL the 22 nd -24 th September 2017

The Life-Link led Baltic Care Project conference at SSHL is now underway (SKIP TO THE PROGRAM HERE)

 

Life Link, in collaboration with SSHL, are delighted to announce that the two organisations received a grant on April 26 for a Baltic Sea Region Project entitled ”The Baltic Care Project” from the Swedish Institute. It is a grant for a project involving organisations and schools in the Baltic countries, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
The aim of The Baltic Care Project is to promote education for sustainability focusing on the Baltic Sea Region.
The projects objectives consist of three areas:

  • teachers at the schools will include sustainable development in their teaching
  • the schools themselves should develop projects to become more sustainable
  • the students should be acquainted with, and start to practice, sustainable lifestyle habits.

The project will be working together with centres for children and young people who have excellent contacts with many schools, and pedagogical faculties at the larger universities in the four countries. This will allow the project to eventually reach out to all upper-secondary schools in the region. The plan is to work closely with four schools in each country and that these will go on to act as twenty model schools.

The project includes workshops for the participants from the schools, visits to the schools, and the production of video documentation of the project in each participating school. Life Link and SSHL-s intention is to develop sustainability practices and competence for education for sustainable development at upper-secondary school levels in the participating schools from the Baltic Sea Region. Project schools will become model schools and present their experience and share their knowledge through videos and meetings to all schools in Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia.

Baltic Care Project Plan:

Plan

  • 1 st June 2017 Project starts
  •  30 th June—1 st July 2017 Meeting with partners from Estonia, Latvia
    and Lithuania in Riga.
  • August-September 2017 after the summer holiday plan project in
    each school.
  • 22 nd -23 rd or 23 rd -24 th September 2017 Kick off at SSHL in Sigtuna,
    Sweden. Two students and one teacher from each school in the
    project are invited.
  • Autumn term 2017 and Spring term 2018 Work with implementing
    the aim with the project in the student’s education.
  • September-October 2018 final conference in one of the Baltic
    Countries sharing our experiences.

Members of the Baltic Care Project Group

The group includes Dr Lars T Johnson (Life Link Chairman), Professor Emeritus Lars Rydén (Life Link board member and senior advisor) and Anna Johansson (teacher at SSHL).
If you would like to know and learn more about The Baltic Care Project please contact me on anna.johansson@sshl.se

Please follow this link to learn more about the Baltic Sea Region and other organisations who received a grant.

Very best wishes,
Anna Johansson, SSHL

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Friday the 22nd
Day of arrival
Dinner 18.00 in Dining hall
Get together and school presentations after dinner. Make a presentation of about 5 minutes, Not more!

Saturday the 23 rd
08.00 Breakfast in Dining Hall
09.00-09.15 Conference begins: Welcome from SSHL and Life Link, Dr Margret Benedikz, Eddy Johansson, Dr Lars Johnson.
09.15 – 09.30 Presentation by Dr Lars Rydén and Frans Lenglet
09.30 -11.00 Schools will present their plans for the Baltic Care Project: 5 minutes/ school. There will be a list in what order the schools will be presenting.
11.00-11.15 Coffee break
11.15 -12.00 Project Rajda  – Martin Johnson
12.00-13.00 Lunch in Dining Hall
13.00 -14.00 Lecture/Workshop Ecolibria – CSD Uppsala University
14.00-14.30 Begin the Group discussions. Teachers and students meet and discuss separately. This will be organised so that schools and countries will be
mixed. There will be guidelines handed out for the group discussions
14.30-14.50 Coffee Break
15.00-15.30 Carry on the group discussions about the plans for the project.
15.30-16.00 Presentation of the outcome from the group discussions.
16.00-16.25 How to report and document the project, deadlines etc. – Anna Johansson
16.30 Guided Tour of Sigtuna: Theme: Sustainable Sigtuna throughout history.
18.00-19.30 Dinner in Dining Hall
Cultural Evening
Every school or country should prepare a cultural happening or event. It could be a song, performance or dance. This should not take too long. Not more than
about 5-10 minutes.
There will also be time for summary and evaluation of the conference.

 

Sunday the 24th
08.00 Breakfast in Dining Hall
Farewell and Departure

Top London Universities Visit SSHL

On Thursday, September 21, representatives from top universities in London came to SSHL to meet our students.

 

The universities represented were:

All IB diploma programme DP18 and DP19 students and any other especially interested students came to listen to a presentation given by the representatives about what their universities could offer. The university representatives also gave the students adviceabout things they should consider before applying to universities in the UK.

During the hour after the presentation, students had the opportunity to speak individually with these top university representatives.

Both students and university representatives welcome this new tradition at SSHL.

Invitation to the Annual Parents Association Dinner 14 October

The SSHL Parents Association invites Parents and Friends to our Yearly Dinner on Saturday 14 October 2017 at 7 pm in the Stora Salen at Sigtunastiftelsen in Sigtuna.

Pre-dinner drinks and a three course menu with a glass of wine for the price of SEK 890 per person and there will be an open bar during the evening.

 

Please let us know if you are attending the event with the names of your guests and any dietary requirements to marika.wareborn@sshl.se as well as sending your payment to the Parents Association bank account quoting your name as reference.
Bankgiro: 441-8042
IBAN: SE20 6000 0000 000794 639 798
SHB BIC/SWIFT: HANDSESS
SWISH: 123 514 2005
See Invite
sigtuna swedish boarding school parents association

Settling in to School Life

Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket has had a wonderful autumn as our boarders have settled in and the teaching has begun. The school is now in its third week of term and everyone has adapted to boarding school routines.

Every year new students make up a third of the school numbers. It is important to remember this. Few other organisations go through such drastic renewal every year. As educators we live in this world of changeability. To this end, for our school to thrive, we foster collegiality and open-mindedness. We are not afraid of change, we celebrate the privilege of working with our young people.

Our attitudes to change are so important. We look forward to the beginning of the new year and the opportunity to meet so many who are new to our community. At SSHL we are luckier than most in that our students come from many countries and different backgrounds. This we see as our strength.

The community spirit in school and boarding is the foundation to all our students experience in the school. Its importance cannot be overstated. It is therefore essential that everyone finds a sense of being seen and belonging. Never before have schools had so much responsibility as we have gone from a more utilitarian sense of education, where students learn to get good grades, to a more holistic approach to educating and seeing the whole person.

Today has been a day of celebration. On Mentors Day the mentors work on team building at the same time as the students get to know those in other classes in the school. Our senior students have supported us by preparing many of the events and worked hard at making the day fun for everyone. As well as our usual focus on academics, there is a carnival spirit in the air.

Ongoing school activities are continually updated on the school website and Facebook. It is also important for parents in the Swedish school to make sure that they check information on SchoolSoft and in the international section there is also a need to check ManageBac.

We look forward to seeing everyone on Parents Day, October 14th, and information will be sent out to you soon.

Letter from the Principal: Welcome to SSHL

Whether you are a returning student, or a new member of our community, I am delighted to welcome you to Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket ( SSHL) for the 2017/2018 academic year. My colleagues and I are looking forward to a new and exciting academic year in an increasingly thriving school environment. Please note that the upcoming academic year starts on Sunday August 20th at 13.00, with a welcome drink, mingle and information. At this time, parents and students are expected to be on site. More information will be posted on our website (www.sshl.se) about which class and mentor each student belongs to around one week prior to the event.

Schedule for the Start of School:

Saturday, August 19th (only for new boarders)

  • 13.00 Information for new boarding students in the aula.
  • 14.00 Check-in at the boarding houses for new boarding students.
  • 14.00-18.30 Uniform fitting for new boarding students (boys).
  • 19.00 Dinner for all new boarding students.

Sunday, August 20th

  • 09.00-12.00 Uniform fitting for new boarding students (girls)
  • 13.00-14.00 Mingle and information for all students and families at Midgårdstrappan(In case of rain, we gather in Instan).
  • 14.00-15.00 Students and parents of the Swedish programmes meet in the aula for information.
  • 14.00-15.00 Students and parents of the IB programmes meet with their mentors.
  • 15.00-16.00 Students and parents of the Swedish programmes meet with their mentors.
  • 15.30-16.30 Students and parents of the IB programmes meet in the aula for information.
  • 16.30-17.30 Annual General Meeting of the Parents Association (PTA) in the aula for all parents. See notice of Annual General Meeting including Agenda.

Please note that UTIS, the school shop is open in Instan between 13.00 and 17.00. Café Humlan will be open.

Monday, August 21st

  • 08.15 All Swedish speaking classes meet, in school uniform, with their class at Midgårdstrappan (7A, 7B, 8A, (B, 9A, 9B, EK, NA, SA)
  • 09.45 All english speaking classes meet, in school uniform, with their class at Midgårdstrappan (7E, 8E, 9E+F, DP20, DP19, DP18, BM, NAE)

Tuesday, August 22nd

Lessons according to schedule.

School Uniforms at SSHL – 2017-2018

Uniform Fitting for Day Students:

Tuesday, August 15th

08.30-12.00 year 7-9, boys

13.00-16.00 10-12th grade, boys

 

Wednesday, August 16th

08.30-12.00 year 7-9, girls

13.00-16.00 10-12th grade, girls

New boarding students try out their uniform according to a separate schedule shown above.

SSHL Policy on School Uniforms

As part of the SSHL community, all students are to wear their school uniform correctly at school. Wearing a uniform is mandatory at specific times, and for important, formal school days, and we trust that students will wear their uniform correctly with pride. If a student does not wear their uniform correctly, a warning will be given, and if the offence is repeated, parents will be informed. Students will be asked to correct their uniform if issues are identified. School uniforms at SSHL can be borrowed or purchased depending on the student’s preference. For those who wish to purchase their uniform, please refer to the prices below.

The Following Packages are Available:

Starter Package 1 (2350 kr):

Purchase – Jacket, trousers/skirt and tie – 2350 SEK (1850 SEK + 500 SEK).

Starter Package 2 (800 kr):

Purchase – Trousers/skirt and tie – 500 SEK , borrowed jacket (deposit fee: 300 SEK including dry cleaning costs upon return of jacket).

Starter Package 3:

Apply for funds for Starter Package 2.  Apply before school begins to skoluniform@sshl.se .

Starter Package 4:

A used jacket may be purchased for 800 SEK – the full amount goes directly to the seller of the garment. Please note, we have a limited supply of used items.

Additional Information:

  • Borrowed jackets may not be tailored or refitted.
  • Packages 2 and 3 include borrowed items which should be returned in good condition.
  • Students that grow out of their trousers or skirts may purchase replacements for 500 SEK.

If you have any questions, please call +46 8 592 57100, or e-mail the office at info@sshl.se.

Best Regards,

Eddy Johansson, Principal (Acting)

Grant for Baltic Care Project

life-link grant

Life Link, in collaboration with SSHL, are delighted to announce that the two organisations received a grant  on April 26 for a Baltic Sea Region Project entitled “The Baltic Care Project” from the Swedish Institute. It is a grant for a project involving organisations and schools in the Baltic countries, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

The aim of The Baltic Care Project is to promote education for sustainability focusing on the Baltic Sea Region.

The projects objectives consist of three areas:

  • teachers at the schools will include sustainable development in their teaching
  • the schools themselves should develop projects to become more sustainable
  • the students should be acquainted with, and start to practice, sustainable lifestyle habits.

The project will be working together with centres for children and young people who have excellent contacts with many schools, and pedagogical faculties at the larger universities in the four countries. This will allow the project to eventually reach out to all upper-secondary schools in the region. The plan is to work closely with four schools in each country and that these will go on to act as twenty model schools.

The project includes workshops for the participants from the schools, visits to the schools, and the production of video documentation of the project in each participating school. Life Link and SSHL-s intention is to develop sustainability practices and competence for education for sustainable development at upper-secondary school levels in the participating schools from the Baltic Sea Region. Project schools will become model schools and present their experience and share their knowledge through videos and meetings to all schools in Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia.

Members of the Baltic Care Project Proup

The group includes Dr Lars T Johnson (Life Link Chairman), Professor Emeritus Lars Rydén (Life Link board member and senior advisor) and Anna Johansson (teacher at SSHL).

If you would like to know and learn more about The Baltic Care Project please contact me on anna.johansson@sshl.se

Please follow this link to learn more about the Baltic Sea Region and other organisation who received a grant.

 

Very best wishes, 

Anna Johansson, SSHL

DP Visual Arts Gallery

Two years in the making, IB Visual Art students displayed their art as part of their examination.

Those of you who missed the stunning exhibit at the school can enjoy the artwork showcased in this photo gallery.

Each student exhibited between eight and eleven pieces.

Enjoy!

Holocaust survivor speaks at SSHL

“Today was a day of learning”

Holocaust survivor Tobias Rawet recently spoke to 7-9 graders during a Wednesday assembly at SSHL.

“I got to live!” he told the audience numerous times during his talk and the silence in the auditorium was overwhelming.

Tobias Rawet, welcomed to SSHL by the students in Grade 8, spoke candidly about his life in Poland during the Holocaust.

Born in Lodz, Poland, in February 1936, Rawet was sent to the Lodz Ghetto in 1940. In 1942, all children under the age of 10 were sent to Chelmno to be gassed.

A regular speaker about his experiences during World War II, Rawet shared with the students some of the horrific circumstances he endured until 1945 when he was liberated from a concentration camp by the Russian army.

A part of his family survived and lived in Poland under the Communist occupation until 1948 when they escaped to Sweden, where he still lives. He became an engineer, married, and today has 3 children and 9 grandchildren.

After the assembly, Rawet took part in classes with both 7th and 8th graders, as well as German class 9.

“The students were touched by his visit and Rawet’s message of peace and openness,” said Christina Peters, German teacher. “He warned us that history seems to be repeating itself and this struck a chord with students.”

Some of the 7E reflections:

“On Thursday, March 30 Tobias Rawet came to our school and talked about how he survived the concentration camp and how tough he had it. He is 81 years old but was only four years old when he was taken into the ghetto. He has had a very rough life.

It was really interesting and surprising to hear about what they had to do to survive but it was also really sad. I knew it was tough to live then in Poland but not that it was that bad. It was really nice to meet him and when you meet someone that has gone through all of that you really have a lot of respect for him. I wish they could teach students more about that these days so they could learn from it and really think of not treating people differently depending on their skin colour or their religion.
However, I am also glad that he is alive even though he has gone through all of that.” (Anneli)

“Yesterday when I met Tobias Rawet and he told his story I realized that the World War Two was so much more than we have talked about in school. Before I met him I thought that you just came to a camp and when you got too tired to work you were gassed to death; simple and not respectful at all whatsoever. The Nazis separated women from men, old, sick people or children under ten years old from the people who could work. Children younger than ten weren’t allowed to work so they were brought away in trucks to get killed which was the same for old and sick people. One of those children was Tobias Rawet but his parents were clever and gave him a new ‘personality’ where he was born in 1932 instead of 1936, which made him just about ten years old. Deep down inside I also felt sadness and anger bubbling up. I just don’t understand why people were like that; discriminating Jews and killing them because people thought that they weren’t human. The Nazis labelled Jews in different categories.” (Marieke)

“Tobias Rawet visited our school (SSHL) on March 29, 2017. To be honest I was very excited for his speech and his personal visit and it was up to my expectations, it was all very sad and emotional.” (Farwa)

Some thoughts and reflections even from 8F:
“Yesterday, when Tobias Rawet came to school to talk about the Holocaust was really good. I learned a lot and I learned about how it was in the Ghetto and the Death camps. Yesterday was a day of learning. And Tobias´ story was really emotional about was he has been through. It is unbelievable.“ (?)

Today alive, tomorrow dead
All our decisions, this have lead
To millions of deaths, the mistakes
Have made, yesterday is history
The ashes left of a corpse
The only left is memories

“This unit made med think of how valuable a human life can be, how hate can´t be cured with violation. The power and helplessness of a single human individual. How thrust can play such a role. How life gets offered to death. That a Holocaust survivor lives today, to tell about not to repeat history, but we humans don’t learn. History is repeating today, just at another place. Don’t turn your back towards it. …I can only look in my history book and remember the big numbers…The only thing I can say is: I’m sorry.” (Amanda)

“He lived his life in terror and somehow he manages to contain it inside of him without showing any sign of fear, hate or disrespect. I feel amazed by how this one man has been able to continue to live his life after the Nazis teased it apart. I get teased apart by smaller events but he has somehow shielded himself from this past and his memories.” (Filippa)

“When I saw Tobias standing on the stage in the Aula I thought, it wasn’t him, the Holocaust survivor. He looked so healthy and full of energy. When he started to talk about his early years in life and the depressing and hateful time that he lived in, my picture of Tobias changed. Now I saw a very brave man, an amazing fighter who had done everything he could to survive. I saw this outstanding man and I was very happy to meet him.” (Wilhelm)

“I am glad I wasn’t born in that time. If I never met Tobias, I will never know how painful it is. I hope we will never have that kind of happening again.” (Aaron)