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IESB Boys Basketball Team

IESB Boys Basketball Team

Yesterday, the IESB boys basketball team hosted the boys team from ISSR. It was a very close match going into halftime, but the IESB team pull ahead in the second half, winning by 14 points.

Our team performed very well and displayed outstanding sportsmanship. Great work!!

From the Principal

Approach of Autumn

Approach of Autumn
Hello,
 
As Autumn approaches I hope that you are enjoying the changing colours of nature and all the cosy opportunities that this season provides us with!
 
We have had a great start to the school year here at IESB as we received an award for the “Best IES School in Total Academic Achievement 2016/2017”, this was shortly followed by the prize of “BEST IES in Sweden for National Tests in Swedish Grade 6” – we are very proud of all our staff and students that worked so hard to make this possible. We really look forward to what we may achieve this year and seeing how our students will develop both academically and socially.
 
Following this success the PTA followed suit as they held the most successful Autumn Fair ever, not only was the sun shining but they managed to raise a whopping 90,000:-. Thank you for everyone that attended, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
 
We will soon be holding an MTR presentation for Grade 4, 5 and 6 so that our students are fully educated regarding the transport system here in Stockholm, we hope that this added information will make their commute easier and safer. For those that drop off children by car at IESB we urge you to drive slowly and safely both when you approach and when you leave as there are many students walking around this area in the mornings and it is best to be extra vigilant to avoid any accidents.
 
Our staff will be attending a Regional Conference at our Headquarters in Täby on the 5 th October where we hope to learn from our sister schools during workshops throughout the day. Just a reminder that there will be no school on the 5 th October, this will be a study day
for students instead.
 
All our staff and students are currently busy preparing for the Math, Swedish and English Oral National Tests that are quickly approaching and also for PRAO, two challenging yet rewarding projects.
 
Another rewarding project we have ongoing is our partnership with S.O.S Barnbyar. The entire school is raising money for this amazing charity which supports children and works to ensure that all children are given a safe and loving upbringing. I am sure there are going to
be ample opportunities to donate and we look forward to contributing to such a worthwhile cause.
 
With the new term came new staff members, all of which seem to be fitting into and enjoying life here at IESB. We would like to make you all aware of our new school nurse in particular, Louise Hellberg, she will be looking after the students in Junior School and we wish her a warm welcome.
 
So here is to a great Autumn Term and I hope to see you all soon!
 
Mr. Segerstedt
Principal

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."
 
 

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