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Start of Term Dates for All Schools

Please note that students are welcome back to school for the first day of the academic year 2017-18 on:

  • Borås - Monday, 21 August, 2017
  • Bromma - Wednesday, 16 August, 2017
  • Enskede - School start information already sent to stakeholders by post and via SchoolSoft.
  • Eskilstuna - Monday, 21 August, 2017
  • Falun - Wednesday, 23 August 2017
  • Gävle - Monday, 21 August 2017
  • Halmstad - Friday, 18 August 2017
  • Helsingborg - Monday, 21 August 2017
  • Huddinge - Monday, 21 August 2017
  • Hässelby Strand - Wednesday, 16 August, 2017
  • Hässleholm - Thursday, 17 August 2017
  • Johanneberg - Thursday, 17 August, 2017
  • Järfälla - Thursday, 17 August, 2017
  • Jönköping - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
  • Karlstad - Wednesday, 23 August, 2017
  • Kista - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
  • Krokslätt - Thursday, 17 August, 2017
  • Landskrona - Monday, 21 August 2017
  • Liljeholmen - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
  • Linköping - Thursday, 17 August 2017
  • Lund - Thursday, 17 August, 2017
  • Nacka - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
  • Skärholmen - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
  • Sundsvall - Wednesday, 23 August, 2017
  • Södertälje - Thursday, 17 August 2017
  • Tyresö - Monday, 21 August 2017
  • Täby - Monday, 21 August 2017
  • Umeå - Friday, 18 August 2017
  • Uppsala - Thursday, 17 August, 2017
  • Västerås - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
  • Älvsjö - Thursday, 17 August, 2017
  • Årsta - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
  • Örebro - Monday, 21 August, 2017
  • Internationella Engelska Gymnasiet Södermalm - Wednesday, 16 August, 2017 (first year) and Thursday, 17 August, 2017 (all remaining students).

Students Sing For Victory in IES Eurovision Song Contest

Students Sing For Victory in IES Eurovision Song Contest

A grade nine student from IES Tyresö was crowned the winner after 18 bands and solo artists stepped forward to perform during the annual Internationella Engelska Skolan Modern Foreign Languages Eurovision Song Contest.

The popular competition is open to students at all IES schools and sees them perform a song in a language other than Swedish or English.

 

 

This year’s winner was Stella Chirinos from IES Tyresö (Pictured above with French Teacher Mr Guerneui, Founder of IES Ms Bergstöm, and music teacher Mr Stones). Stella sang Dernière Danse by French singer-songwriter Indila.

Stella said: “It was a strange feeling to hear that I had won. There was some very good singers from other schools. I knew that I had given a good performance and that I had a strong song but it's always a good surprise to win.

"I started in year 7 here at IES Tyresö so I've been learning French for three years. I like the language, I like how it sounds.”

Stella got the idea of performing the Indila song after a friend mentioned it in a French lesson and she realised it would suit her well.

She said: “I like to sing because it's fun and I can express feeling through songs. There are songs for all occasions, sad and happy.

"I've been singing since I was seven and I've performed on stage on several occasions previously so I have some stage experience but you can't take away the nervosity."

Her French teacher, Mr Guerneui added: “I knew that my student Stella was a very strong candidate for victory but when I heard the singers from Nacka and Gävle I felt that this year's trophy might as well go to one of these schools. The two girls had very strong and beautiful voices. It's my first year at IES Tyresö  and we are still a relatively new school so I am glad that we won with our first attempt.”

Second place was awarded to Paulina Johnson of IES Gävle (pictured, left) who sang Mii Años in Spanish, while the third prize went to a band from IES Nacka made up of Felicia Elding, Louise Andersson, Alva Willers and Annie Wallin (pictured, below, right). Together they performed Colores En El Biento in Spanish.

This year the event was hosted by IES Bromma, other IES schools taking part included those from: Älvsjö, Täby, Kista, Skärholmen, Huddinge, Liljeholmen, Uppsala, Hässelby, Eskilstuna, Halmstad, Lund, Sundsvall, Johanneberg and Hässleholm .

The result means that, according to Eurovision tradition, IES Tyresö will host next year’s contest.

Mr Guerneui is looking forward to putting together next year’s event.

He said: “IES Bromma has set the bar very high this year but we are confident to maintain the same standard next year."

School Inspection

School Inspection
"We have received the final decision and our report form the Skolinspektionen that took place earlier this year. 
IESB received no points of criticism in the report, which is a fantastic result. 
 
We are incredibly proud and grateful of this and what we have achieved here at IESB and will endeavour to continue this fantastic level of work here in the future."
 
 
From the Principal

New year, new tidings

January arrived with snow and cold, with that, also lighter mornings. Not only did we get a feel of the cold, we also got new staff in the building.

 

Ms. Sofia Kinberg joined us mid January as the new Assistant Principal of Senior School and have started with a busy schedule. Days have been filled with introductions and meetings, from all staff to all the students. Please read the presentation from Ms Sofia Kinberg at the end of the newsletter.

 

We also have some new teachers, Mr. Lopez, who will be teaching grade 8 English, Ms. Jacobsson who has taken over French for Ms. Vukovic who is now enjoying retirement.

Ms. Baillet is covering for Ms. Furbacken while she is away on maternity leave.

 

We also got informed we would have The Swedish Schools Inspectorate (Skolinspektionen) at the school sometime in February, but this was then moved to April 27th. The results from the survey have all gone out as well and we thank you for answering the questions so we can make improvements where needed.

 

The student’s academic status have been discussed during the Development talks and we can go forward with plans for improvement and progress. The talks is a continuation from the start-up talks last term and now we add more information about the development of your child and what is needed to improve in some of them.

 

9th grade students can now do their first choices for gymnasium, the enrollment is open until the 15th of February and will then open up again in April.

 

February is closing in rapidly and with that the National Tests. But more about those in the next monthly letter!

 

 

Marcus Segerstedt

Principal

 

 

 

“Dear parents,

I´m Sofia Kinberg, the new assistant principal at Internationella Engelska Skolan Bromma for the senior classes, 7-9.

It is with great respect and honour I undertake the responsibility of leading and supporting your children that attend our school.

 

My previous work experience is from Visit Sweden, a communication company with the mission to increase awareness of Sweden as a destination on international markets.

I have also work experience from another freeschool organisation in Sweden where I was part of the management team focusing on leadership and development tasks. My educational background is a masters degree in school management from Skolledarhögskolan in Stockholm and an economics degree from Stockholms University. I live in Stockholm since 3 years back after a period of living and working in London, UK.

 

I look forward to meet you and to get to know you and your children and you are welcome to contact me for any queries you might have.

 

Sincerely,

Sofia Kinberg”

IES Interschool Sports Day 2016

IES Interschool Sports Day 2016

On Friday December 16th, IESB junior school students participated in the first ever IES interschool sports day. This day involved four Stockholm IES schools hosting tournaments in different sports. Below are the schools that took part and the sports they hosted:

IES Bromma - Basketball
IES Liljeholmen - Table Tennis
IES Skärholmen - Handball
IES Huddinge - Badminton

IESB had a very successful day!! Our junior school teams won both the handball and basketball tournaments. We also placed first and second in boys singles badminton, first in boys doubles badminton and third in girls doubles badminton.

A huge thank you to the teachers that volunteered to help with the teams, and to the students for their impressive performances and representing IESB incredibly well. Great work!! 

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