Archives for maj 2017

NECIS friidrott resultat

Resultat från NECIS friidrott 18-20 maj 2017

Efter intensiva dagar i Köpenhamn så blev resultaten för våra tävlande elever följande.

Alice Axelsson NAE19
1500 m 5.38,69 1:a guldmedalj
3000 m 12.41,28 2:a silvermedalj

Isabella Nyberg NAE19
100 m 15.03
200 m 31.69
Höjdhopp 1.29 2:a silvermedalj

Emmy Hanstad NAE19
100 m 14.94
200 m 31.42
Längdhopp 3.61

Cecilia Walles 8E
100 m 14.42 2:a silvermedalj
Längdhopp 4.21 3:a bronsmedalj
200 m 30.41

Blenda Wisén 8E
100 m 15.02
Längdhopp 3.74
80 m häck 18.02

Elof Norlin 9E
Höjdhopp 1,58 1:a guldmedalj
Längdhopp 4.66 3:a bronsmedalj
400 m 1.05,76

Tobias Berggren 9E
Längdhopp 4.61
Höjdhopp 1.35
100 m 14.19

Stafetter Flickor över 16 år
4×100 m (Alice, Emmy, Isabella, Cecilia) 58.79 2:a Silvermedalj
4×400 m (Emmy, Cecilia, Isabella, Alice) 4.59,90 1:a Guldmedalj

Vi tackar alla tävlande elever för en jättebra insats.
Vi hann även med en kväll på Köpenhamns Tivoli i ett strålande sommarväder.

Mange tak fra trænere Åsa och Gert (danska!!!)

Grattis STUD17

Kubprojektet – urval av bilder

Alla bildelever från åk 7 – till åk 3 har arbetat med en gemensam uppgift till kubprojektet under året.

Var och en har skapat ett eller flera gipsansikten som på ett personligt sätt ska tolka artikel 6 i de mänskliga rättigheterna ” Rätten att erkännas som person i lagens mening”. Vi visar här i bildspelet ett urval av de 100- tals gipsansikten som skapats.

I kuben som ska ställas ut i Kungsträdgården 1-3 september kommer alla elevers gipsansikten att visas.

DP 19 och IV valet i bild har även under året arbetat med egna projekt till kuben. Ett urval av alla fantastiska skapelser visas här i bildspelet.

NECIS golfturnering i Sigtuna

Golfturnering SSHL var värd för blev en stor succé. Vinnarlaget korades i fredags eftermiddag. Samtliga lag gjorde bra ifrån sig och hade mycket kul tillsammans. International School of Luxembourg tog slutligen hem vinsten.

Resultatlistan ser ni nedan:

Placering Skola
Vinnare International School of Luxembourg
2a plats International School of Amsterdam
3e plats International School of Düsseldorf
4e plats International School of Hamburg

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

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

The Sleep-Deprived Generation

boarding school conference, York

Today, feeling the snow, wind and cold, it is hard to believe that spring in on its way to Sigtuna. It brings to mind the plaintiff voice of the Romantic poet Percy Shelley: “If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?” Here winter has come and gone, but keeps coming back again and again. By the weekend, however we should have seen the last of night frost. Being optimists, we are hoping that our graduating students will get the best of the Swedish spring sunshine on May 24 to celebrate a glorious final day at SSHL.

I have just come back from attending the BSA (Boarding Schools’ Association) Heads Conference in York, UK. It’s truly inspiring to meet so many other schools that provide a first-class boarding experience for young people around the world. We come together to share ideas and experiences and, working together in a supportive environment, help to make boarding schools better.

One thing we all share as members of the BSA is a clear commitment to enriching the lives of the young people that come through our schools, providing each and every pupil the support and encouragement to develop and grow as individuals.

It was very clear to me that some of the top international boarding schools are not just admitting students from privileged homes to a first class education, some are now also cooperating with organisations like The Spring Board Bursary Foundation to provide opportunities for underprivileged young people from the inner cities. Pupils come from all walks of life and aren’t necessarily the brightest, but share a common desire to work hard and develop. This is an excellent initiative that is sure to increase social mobility.

Meeting the Challenge of Social Media

One of the main topics addressed at the conference was the concern amongst educationalists about the negative effect of social media on young people. Studies show that mental health issues are directly linked to the use of smart phones and social media channels.

Prof. Tanya Byron was invited to the conference to share her vast experience with working with mental health care and young people. Her keynote was one of the most informative and inspiring talks I listened to and gave me much to think about when it comes to the challenges facing young people.

Byron spoke at length about the so-called “sleep-deprived generation”: young people connected to net (and social media!) virtually 24/7. Byron spoke about studies that suggest it’s common for many young people to wake up in the middle of the night to reply to a text message, Snapchat or some other kind of notification from many of the other social media channels. Others sit up late into the night online gaming, for example, with friends all over the world in different time zones.

Tanya Byron is very clear that sleep deprivation and access to social media channels without some form of supervision and support has a very negative effect on young people. Clinicians are seeing a drastic increase in mental health issues which they link directly to the use of smartphones and the internet.

It is clear to me that we as adults must take responsibility in ensuring young people are better equipped to handle this situation. We need to be aware how our children are using social media. We need to ensure that they are getting undisturbed sleep so they are ready to tackle the challenges of daily life. Sleep is important to their well-being.

Furthermore, we also need to be careful that our young people are not being negatively affected by social media in other ways. There is considerable peer pressure and educationalists are clearly concerned that young people’s mental health is jeopardised by some of the attitudes and behaviours we see online.

I don’t have all the answers to this but, like many colleagues working in educational management across the world, I am determined that at SSHL we address how the internet and social media in particular are impacting the lives of our pupils. I encourage you as parents to discuss social media usage with your children. Get more insight into how they are using it. Hopefully, we can help provide a secure and safe platform together for our young people to get the most out of digital communications without suffering any negative effects.

University of Cambridge at SSHL

Many thanks to Richard Partington and Caroline Burt from the University of Cambridge for once again visiting SSHL to talk about studying at Cambridge. Gradängsalen was packed with students who came along to listen and learn more. Quite a few of them took the chance to talk with Richard and Caroline in Café Humlan afterwards. Fantastic!


It’s not long now until this year’s Studenten. Once change that you might notice next time you visit the school is that we’ve recently installed an iron fence on the wall where students traditionally stand and celebrate after running out. This hasn’t been done to curb traditions. It’s still possible to stand there! However, there is now a safety rail to hold onto!

Dr Margret Benedikz
Director, SSHL

NB: This post is only available in English

University of Cambridge Visitors Inspire SSHL Students

cambridge university visit sshl

Mr Richard Partington (Churchill College)

Many thanks to Mr Richard Partington (Churchill College) and
Dr Caroline Burt (Pembroke College) from the University of Cambridge, who visited SSHL yesterday.

Aulan was absolutely packed with students interested in learning more about study opportunities at one of the world’s most prestigious universities.

Mr Partington and Dr Burt spent time in Humlan afterwards meeting and talking to students one-on-one.

cambridge university visit sshl

Dr Caroline Burt

Mr Richard Partington (Churchill College)

Mr Richard Partington (Churchill College)

SSHL värd för NECIS golf turnering

SSHL eleverna tränar intensivt inför nästa torsdag och fredag, då skolar från Luxemburg, Dusseldorf, Amsterdam och Hamburg anländer i Sigtuna för att tävla i den årliga NECIS golfturneringen. NECIS tävlingarna anordnas under hela läsåret och ger eleverna möjligheten att knyta nya kontakter och skapa härliga minnen.

De tävlande går två ronder på torsdagen, och en på fredagen. Föräldrar är välkomna att delta som åskådare. Vi önskar våra tävlande elever lycka till i turneringen!