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Share your Christmas joy with the children at Astrid Lindgren’s Hospital

Share your Christmas joy with the children at Astrid Lindgren’s Hospital
December 1, 2020

The first semester of the 2020-2021 school year is almost already over, and Christmas is nearly here! Streets are getting filled up with lights, trees are getting decorated, and advent calendars are being...

Secondary Students’ Snazzy Costumes

Secondary Students' Snazzy Costumes
It is never too late for Halloween Highlights!
November 10, 2020

On the last day before Autumn Break, SIS students got the chance to dress up in their funniest, scariest, fanciest, and -- most importantly -- most creative Halloween costumes. Some students poured their...

To Mask or not to Mask?

To Mask or not to Mask?
The idea of wearing a mask has been debated widely. In this opinion piece, Junheok, QQ reporter shares his views.
October 15, 2020

COVID-19 has been an issue for more than half a year. I assume that everyone is getting sick of this situation where we have to keep social distancing and sanitizing our hand over and over again. However,...

The Quirky Quibbler Returns

The QQ Team
Welcome back to a new school year! (Finally)
October 1, 2020

The Quirky Quibbler is up and running again after a few months' break.  The DP2 have now finished their end of term exams at the beginning of this term. Confused? Quarantine, pandemic, distance...

One More Goodbye

One More Goodbye
Seolli was supposed to address the whole school at our closing ceremony last week, but didn't get the chance. The QQ gave her the opportunity to put share her thoughts in writing instead.
June 16, 2020

Saying goodbye to someone or something that you have cherished for a long time is hard. For me, saying goodbye to SIS and my fellow graduates was definitely a challenge. Due to the Covid-19 situation,...

Final Goodbye from the Class of 2020

Final Goodbye from the Class of 2020
The class of 2020 had a very different graduation, but we continue the QQ tradition of publishing the graduates' speeches. For all of you who couldn't be there this year, here are the words of Miriam L and Thabang R.
June 15, 2020

Introduction - Thabang and Miriam Good evening, esteemed guests, loving parents, teachers and fellow graduates.  We come to you during extra-ordinary times to celebrate our “graduation”.  It...

End-of-Year Now Beginning-of-Year Exams!

End-of-Year Now Beginning-of-Year Exams!
The coronavirus situation has raised many questions about the future for SIS DP students.
June 11, 2020

Some weeks ago the grade 11s were notified that the End-of-Year Exams (usually done in the end of May) have been postponed to September. Almost instantly this triggered questions and, for some, worry....

Graduation in Groups

Graduation in Groups
The class of 2020 have graduated!
June 7, 2020

Graduation was very different from previous years and this applies to the "utspring" as well. Graduation at SIS ends with a Swedish graduation tradition known as "utspring." This is when all of the...

On Campus vs At Home.

On Campus vs At Home.
June 4, 2020

A couple of weeks ago, SIS opened its doors for the primary and middle school students transferring from online learning back to on-campus learning. The Upper school remains at home still, since all ...

Online Tests

Online Tests
Three months into the distance learning phase, students, teachers and the school have successfully found a way through this situation. Although Upper-school students are at home, they still have to take their assessments - online. The Quirky Quibbler brings you Dan C's thoughts about online tests.
June 2, 2020

At first, I felt that online testing would be a bit awkward and that it would take some time to get used to it. The fact that you have to stare at your computer screen for such a long time is very tough....

Glimpses of What Students Think …

Empty classrooms when students work from home.
QQ reporter, Sarra, spoke to a few IB students about their experiences of distant learning
May 15, 2020

At the beginning of this quarantine, students didn’t really have an idea of what life would be like in distance learning. However, with the upper school being closed for almost two months now, we all...

When in Need for a break from the Screen

When in Need for a break from the Screen
The QQ addresses the stresses of being at home which is still a fact for the upper school. In doing so, we wish the middle and lower school luck in returning to school today.
May 5, 2020

It seems to be a misconception that we upper school students have an overflow with time these days. In fact, school work is proceeding as usual. However, we all need a break once in a while so we’ve...

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