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The student news site of Stockholm International School

The Quirky Quibbler

The student news site of Stockholm International School

The Quirky Quibbler

Goodbyes and see you laters
Goodbyes and see you laters
Gioia S., Editor-in-chief

In Sweden, it is tradition that the graduating class dresses in white and leaves the school’s doors one last time to commemorate the end...

Impressive End to the Personal Project
Impressive End to the Personal Project
Gioia S. and Bruno R.

This year’s Grade 10 cohort was described as “special” by Miss Gonzalez, coordinator of the personal project at SIS, as it was the...

Inspirational Poetry - The Game Cartridge
Inspirational Poetry - The Game Cartridge

The Game Cartridge Inspired by 'Woman Work' by Maya Angelou   The bits to load  The pins to connect, A plastic case,  To guard,...

Grade 11 Take Over at the Irish Embassy !
Grade 11 Take Over at the Irish Embassy !
Gioia S. and David L.

On the 16th of May, some students in Grade 11 took part in a visit to the Irish Embassy in Sweden. This amazing opportunity, presented by Miss...

Euro 2024 - Everything You Need To Know About
Euro 2024 - Everything You Need To Know About
Bruno R., Reporter

Cities and Stadiums Throughout the first half of the school holiday, between June 14 and July 14, 24 countries will play across 10 stadiums...

Student Voices: The Impact of Norra Latin on our School

QQ reporter, David L, speaks to SIS students to get their honest opinions on the move to Norra Latin.
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Varun G.
Interior Norra Latin

To best understand the impact of Norra Latin, we turned to the students to uncover their thoughts about the transition from Annex B, C, and OPG into one building for Middle and Upper School students. The change has yielded positive results yet with all change there is a transition period where we have to be open-minded and welcoming. 

One common sentiment that emerged is that when stepping into the building for the first time in August they were struck by the architecture and grandness of the building. As a 9th grade student put it, “The architecture and painting were the first things that came to mind and I was stunned”. The consensus among the students is that the arches, artwork, and soaring ceilings are what make the building so special. 

However, not all students agreed on everything. When it comes to the new arrangement with the Middle and Upper Schools in the same building, there are some conflicting opinions. Some students think that it was best with separate buildings as having such a wide variety of ages makes it difficult for the school to act as one. An 11th-grade student made the point that “There are different expectations for how a 10 year old and a 19 year old act and having them in the same building feels a bit weird”. It is mostly the youngest and the oldest students who hold this viewpoint, while students aged in the middle think that it leads students to have broadened perspectives. As an 8th grade student said, “I think that having this mix makes us feel like a real school instead of having to go between different buildings with different grade levels having everyone in one building feels right”. 

Due to this significant change there are some adjustments that we have to get used to. Several students said that it has been difficult to find the right classroom. An 11th grade student said, “Since the building is symmetrical it’s hard to know which side a classroom is on, I end up walking loops around the building almost every day”. 

These changes will need some getting used to, but almost everyone still feels that this is a positive change for their learning environment due to larger classrooms, more room during break times as well as having more opportunities for different types of learning and activities. 

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