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From the Principal

A message from the Principal

With the second term well under way, we want to thank everyone for your continued support of our students, teachers, and school as we collectively strive to provide optimal opportunities for learning each and every day. Our school theme for the beginning of this term is Solidarity (“Solidaritet”) and students have taken time over the past several weeks to discuss what Solidarity means, how it can be expressed, and how we see it in action in everyday settings. This theme is important to us in the face of an increasingly divided world - what small steps can we take in our everyday lives to bring a sense of solidarity to the people and environment around us?

In addition, I want to also thank our mentors, parents, and students for another successful round of Development Talks. I hope these meetings helped everyone recalibrate as we set our sights toward a strong finish to the 2018/2019 school year. I was unable to join due to an exciting recruitment trip to Canada during which I met many inspiring educators and received very positive feedback about IES. IES strives to always provide our students with the best educational environment and the best teachers from around the world, making these recruitment efforts one of the bedrocks to ensuring this promise.

Turning to our academics and school life, I would like to point out a few important dates.

Wednesday, 6th of February:  A special presentation hosted by the IESB PTA on the impact of media use and screen time on children. More information can be found here: Föreläsning om skärmtid och ungdomar - 6/2

Friday, 8th of February: Winter Sports Day, meaning no formal classes on campus. If you need a schedule reminder, please use the following link: Winter Sports Day Schedule

Week 6: The beginning of spring National Test season. Please refer to the following documents for more information:

Information on National Tests for Students and Parents of Y6

Information on National Tests for Students and Parents of Y9

Week 9: Sports Break, meaning no formal classes on campus all week. Enjoy the time off to recharge and have some fun!

Dates for the academic school year / Läsårsdata 2018/2019

AUTUMN TERM 2018
Start of term - 20th of August
End of term - 20th of December

SPRING TERM 2019
Start of term - 9th of January
End of term - 11th of June

Breaks:
Autumn Break - week 44 - 29th October - 2nd November
Christmas Break - 21st December - 8th January 
Sport Break - week 9 - 25th February - 1st March
Easter Break - week 16 - 15th April - 22nd April
May 1st
Ascension day - 30th - 31st May
Swedish national day - 6th - 7th June

Important dates:
Choice day - 18th - 19th December 
Development talks - 23rd - 24th January - No lessons - No Junior club
Choice day / Winter sports day - 8th February
More dates tbc

IES Basketball tournament 2019

Congratulations to the Senior Basketball team for winning the latest IES Basketball tournament on February 19th. IESB competed against 5 other schools and finished the tournament as champions! Huge thank you to our students for representing the school so well, and to Mr. Stankovic for his great work as coach!

Annual Ski Trip 2019

On Friday February 8th, Year 8 students travelled to Romme Alpin for the annual Ski Trip.

Over 125 students attended the trip, including a number of students who tried skiing for the first time. All students were extremely well behaved both on the bus rides, as well as during the day on the slopes.

Thanks to all involved for a successful day!!

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