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Futuraskolans own Masterchef 2019

Back in May, teams of 2 from Gåshaga, Bergtorp, Rådan, Stockholm and Hertig Karl took part in a culinary masterchef inspired competition.

The task; Create a main course (2 plates/portions), that is complete from both a gastronomical and nutritional viewpoint. That must include at least: 2 vegetables in season (Swedish) 1 vegetable rich in protein, total cost not higher then 50 kr/portion. 

How did they get on?

View the episode and watch how it all unfolded 🙂  –> Futuraskolan does Junior Masterchef 2019  <–

 

Open House BERGTORP 7th October

Wednesday 7th October – Grade 6 and 7 – for students and Guardians. Find out how we work and what we do!

From Lidingö to the global community

Read about how at Futuraskolan Lidingö the students are being taught about the value of communication and diversity in this article published by Mitt i Stockholm

WORDS FROM THE CEO

Good afternoon members of the Futuraskolan community,

A gentle calm was in the air as I walked up the path to the school this week. The grass smelled freshly cut in the morning sun. Birds sang about the coming of a new day. The only thing I was missing was the sound of laughing students on their way to the bustle and hustle of learning.

We hope this note finds you relaxed and ready for an exciting year of learning following your welldeserved, family orientated summer break.

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the amazing parents and teachers in our community for your outstanding efforts over the previous academic year. In the most recent published data that Skolverket released their formal statistics clearly indicate that once again your efforts and engagement have resulted in a set of impressive academic results at the hands of our fine student body.

There are different ways to measure students’ academic progress and personal growth. Still, summative results can best be viewed as a matter of fact, and not opinion. Last year our amazing grade 6 students have passed all of their subjects at an 88.8% success rate. When comparing this result to other free school organizations (Internationella Engelska Skolan’s result was 86.5%, and Acadamedia’s result was 79.7%) we can see that your dedication and diligence has resulted in an impressive set of standards achieved by the students in our care.

Furthermore, when we dig deeper and focus our attention on our 9th graders merit points we see that your efforts have led to once again an exemplary performance. Our students left grade 9 last year with a 275.2 grade point average. When compared to the previously stated free schools (Internationella Engelska Skolan’s result was 272.8, while Acadamedia’s was 244.8) we have every reason to conclude that the support members of the organization have truly made a positive impact.

These points of recognition do not begin and end with our developmental programs within our schools however. Just last June one of our preschools was featured in an article in a local news publication. Centering on their digital learning agenda and language developmental programs the column was picked up by Cambridge University who proudly shared it on their Facebook page declaring, ‘’look at what they are doing over in Sweden’’. After reading that I commented with a correction, ‘’that’s an inaccurate statement. They’re not doing this in Sweden, they are doing this at Futuraskolan.’’

They say that it takes a village to raise a child. It also takes a community to create a culture. Parents and teachers, thank you for your dedication, your efforts and your passionate diligence in helping to guide our fine students in this personal growth process based on academic success. You stand out as amongst the most successful academic organizations in Sweden, and for that we commend you.

And I know you would all agree that our deepest respects today go out to the amazing students in our care.

Students, you have achieved a level of recognition and competence that no previous student group of students at Futuraskolan have ever achieved. You have done so in a world that is multifaceted and complex. You have done so in a world where dialogue is often replaced by rhetoric, and discord has been replaced by dissent.

Yet still you persevere. With your compassion, your creativity, your intuition and intellect, you have managed to transcend the global condition brought forth by your elders to help make this world a more conscious and caring community. For this we salute you. And please know that I am confident that I speak for all of the elders in the Futuraskolan community:

We are proud of you.

Thank you all once again for your dedicated efforts in helping make Futuraskolan the leading free school organization in Sweden.

I am honored to have my name placed beside your work.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Sincerely,

Tom Callahan

Futuraskolan Junior Masterchef

This spring saw the first Futuraskolan Junior Masterchef held at Martin & Servera in Årsta. Grade 6 students in teams of two from Gåshaga, Stockholm, Rådan, Hertig Karl and Bergtorp battled it out against the clock to take the grand prize. It was an amazing, educational and impactful day in the culinary world!

The 10 participants had to produce a dish that contained 2 vegetables that were in season and 1 rich in protein. The judges had a hard time picking the winner and based their decision on cooking techniques, hygiene, presentation, taste and composition (gastronomic and nutrition).

A fun day was had by all and was filmed with the intent to turn it into our own Futuraskolan Junior Masterchef episode, stay tuned…

The judges tasting the winning dish, Homemade pasta ravioli with ricotta and spinach filling, sage butter. Side of grilled zucchini, cherry tomatoes, asparagus and edamame beans in a citrus dressing.

And the winners are…

MUN Conference

Last week we witnesses Futuraskolan exploring and debating the complex topics of Internet Privacy, Animal Testing, Israel vs. Palestine, Euthanasia and Mental Health in the first ever Futuraskolan International School of Stockholm MUN Conference.

The mission of the MUN (mock UN) Conference is to give delegates the training and experience which resembles a true UN debate in a diplomatic and safe environment at Futuraskolan. The MUN group promotes leadership and helps students expand their experience in public speaking, research, writing papers and debating.

Här presenteras hållbara idéer för Sollentunas parker

Take a look at this article about how 2 students from Futuraskolan International Rådan want to implement an idea.

Stockholmdirekt

Update to leadership team.

Good afternoon members of the Futuraskolan community,

I write to you today to relay the exciting news that we have an adjustment of leadership planned for the 2019-2020 school year.

One of our finest leaders, Ms Veronna Pomeroy, has graciously agreed to become the next Vice Principal of Futuraskolan International School of Stockholm.

Veronna’s competences are well known across the organization. I was personally fortunate enough to begin working with Veronna when she agreed to become my Student Care Manager after a successful run as the Vice Principal of Internationella Engelska Skolan Täby. It was during this time that I developed a profoundly deep appreciation for Veronna’s methods and manner, and I recommended her to become a Principal in our organization. Sadly for me, she assumed the role of Principal of Futuraskolan International Stockholm in 2018 and continued the excellent tradition set forth by her predecessor, Kevin Munro, helping keep Futuraskolan International Stockholm amongst the leading academic institutions in the Stockholm region.

And now Veronna will be taking her immense talents to our Futuraskolan International School of Stockholm.

Thank you Veronna for your outstanding work to date and we can’t wait to see what you achieve in your new role.

Sincerely,

Tom Callahan

New principal – Welcome

Good day members of the Futuraskolan community,

It is with great pleasure and humility that I write you today to introduce to you our newest member of the Futuraskolan leadership team, Mr. Mike Saphir.

Mike made a name for himself in the greater Stockholm area as one of the initial members of the Internationella Engelska Skolan leadership team. As their Head of The Principals Development Group he was personally responsible for providing both direction and vision during the early stages of their organizational development.

In time Mike took his talents across town to the communal environment, cumulating is his present role as Principal of Ensklílda Gymnasium, one of Stockholm’s more prestigious academic institutions.

Mike was inspired by our International approach and by the planned development of our Global Citizenship Program. Having worked as both a school leader and as a member of Amnesty International we are thrilled to have Mike’s experience and expertise on board as we sail into the next phase of our evolution.

Mike will assume the role of Principal of Futuraskolan International Stockholm at the beginning of next school year when his term at Ensklílda Gymnasium is complete.

Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Mike. We are excited to have him on board as we continue our aim to be a key innovator in global education.

Have a great day and welcome Mike!!

Sincerely,

Tom Callahan

CEO – Futuraskolan AB

Futuraskolan International school of stockholm and CIS membership

Good morning members of the Futuraskolan community,

I hope this note finds you all well and warmed from this beautiful spring sunshine. It is with pride and admiration that I write to you to relay the news that our amazing leadership team and staff at Futuraskolan International School of Stockholm has recently been granted membership from the Council of International Schools, a global accreditation body with a pronounced global presence.

We are only the 5 th school in Sweden to have been granted this membership, so this is a very impressive accomplishment.

The quality and rigour of CIS International Accreditation is recognized by Ministries and Departments of Education and by independent national associations responsible for the evaluation of schools and universities around the world. The CIS global membership community includes more than 1300 schools and universities in 116 countries. Their vision is to inspire the development of global citizens through high quality international education: connecting ideas, cultures, and educators from every corner of the world.

You can read more about them at their website: www.cois.org

This accomplishment rests squarely on the dedicated shoulders of the teachers and support staff, while under the leadership of Ms. Nicole MacDonald and Ms. Corina Radar. Please be sure to commend them for their tireless professionalism and dedication in achieving this certification.

With this amazing report, and in tandem with our impending International Baccalaureate accreditation process scheduled for the 2019-2020 school year, we are establishing the foundation to continue our ambition of being a key innovator in the field of global education.

Thank you for all of your amazing work Futuraskolan International School of Stockholm personnel and we wish you in the greater Futuraskolan community a fantastic day.

Sincerely, Tom