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!
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.
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!!
The festive period has well and truly arrived! The Christmas decorations are up, the PTA have been serving students and staff with julmust and pepparkakor and we have been enjoying lots of Lucia concerts. Our students performed a beautiful evening concert, two morning recitals and are spending the afternoon today visiting elderly care homes to delight their residents in some lovely traditional Lucia magic.
With the end of the year quickly approaching, everyone at IES Bromma is busy working hard with the final assessments prior to issuing grades after a very productive term. We have our fingers crossed for great results. In December Skolverket published statistics from the 2016 National Tests and IES year 9 students achieved significantly higher results that the national average. I am very proud to say that IES Bromma achieved the highest results out of all IES schools in Swedish Year 6 and Geography Year 9 – this is a fantastic achievement and we are so proud of everyone involved in this.
Our grade 8 and 9’s are out of school all this week, maybe experiencing their first days of work during PRAO. We have some really stimulating and interesting placements this year and hopefully it will enrich our students work experience and who knows, maybe even shape their futures!
We had all of our grade 8 students out with Mr. Smith for a live blogging event last month which was a huge success – you can see for yourself on School Soft. As normal our sports department has been very busy and we are really looking forward to our inter-school sports days with junior inter-school sports day on Friday December 16th (week 50) and the senior inter-school sports day on Monday December 19th (week 51) – good luck to everyone involved!
We have had a rather creative term with Ms. Svensson taking Grade 9 out to Stadsteatern to see their production of Romeo and Juliet, a theatre visit in the school and the music department also had a “tryout” session where students and teachers alike could have a go at many musical instruments we had on loan. It turned out to be rather loud in the Aula that week, but hopefully it inspired some students to take up a new musical instrument!
This term has seen us renovating the building with new windows being installed. Hopefully when everyone returns in the New Year they will return to a scaffold free school with lots of natural light!
A huge thank you to PTA this term with the Autumn Fair, Project Julklappen, the Literature Prize and our lovely morning Christmas treat! Your ongoing contribution to the school enhances everyone’s positive experience!
We look forward to the choice days next week, it looks like a fun schedule. I hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas break and enjoy yourselves and we look forward to welcoming our students back on the 11th January for a great first term in 2017!
During the Monday evening, the 12th of December, we celebrated Lucia at the school.
The evening was made for parents as the actual Lucia on the 13th of December is a busy time for the choir at the school. But on the 13th it is the students turn to see the celebration.
As a treat, the PTA set up a tent next to the P.E. Hall and treated the students and staff to julmust and gingerbread cookies.