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Uppdrag Media

Nu har alla våra åk 6 varit på Tekniska museét och deltagit i Uppdrag Media. Det har varit otroligt lyckat och mycket givande, och våra elever har varit så duktiga. Många har sagt efteråt att de skulle vilja arbeta med något sådant här i framtiden och det känns såklart extra roligt. 




Jenny Helsing

HoD of Swedish department

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Season's Greetings from the Principal

Dear parents and students,

We have had a busy and enjoyable end of term, including our Lucia at Tibble Theatre and traditional IEST end of school assemblies yesterday. Students need to be congratulated on their hard work and success in their school work and to their Approaches to Learning at school this term. Well done! Staff are to be warmly thanked for their dedication and professional support helping our students achieve their goals at IEST.

On behalf of the management and staff at IEST, I would like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas holiday.

Welcome back to a new and exciting "learning journey" on 10th January 2017.

Best Regards / Med vänliga hälsningar

Ms. Gina Ericsson
Principal IEST

Principal’s blog in October 2016


Dear Parents and Students,

We have had a wonderful start to the term and as the leaves turn golden we are looking forward to welcoming you into school next week for the Student, Parent Teacher talks (SPTs).  This is one of the most important times of year for us, as we believe the feedback we provide is key in enabling our students to understand their learning. Students, you have been working very hard and have already achieved some excellent results and you are really showing a positive approach to your learning at school in all you do. Well done to year 4 students, your positive and enthusiastic start at our school has been amazing.

Parents, please discuss the feedback our teachers have provided in the rubrics in school soft with your children: The key questions are: What have I achieved so far and what do I need to improve on in my subjects? How do I go about achieving this and which areas do I need to practice to become an expert learner?

Our focus this school year is a refocus on our Approaches to learning (ATLs). Being Punctual, Positive, Prepared, Active, Cooperative and Respectful are key tools in successful learning: Do I need to change the approach to my learning to achieve my goals in all subjects?

We have had a busy first half term, including extra activities such as the year 6 Aesthetics day, Year 9 canoeing day, Swedish author visits, European Language week, Sports Days and Orienteering.

We have one more week until the autumn break and during this week we have several fun activities in school including our annual dress up day for Halloween. We love to work hard, but play hard too at IEST.

I would like to take this opportunity to inform you about up and coming events at our school:

  • Open House for new year 4 students on 19th November (By invitation only)
  • Cambridge University training days for teachers hosted at our school on 28th and 29th November
  • PRAO for year 8 and year 9
  • Lucia celebration 9th December (More details to come)
  • Year 7 Movie Night on 24th November
  • The Junior school “ Winter White” disco is planned for December 2nd

I am looking forward to welcoming you in to school next week and would like to thank our professional and creative staff and teachers for all they do to make IEST such an outstanding school.

I believe it is important in my role as Principal to actively listen, learn and lead our school and I am delighted to have such an experienced leadership team behind me to support with the operational aspects of running our school, so we also have time to focus on our strategic planning and focus on the quality of education and life- long learning at our school.

I would like to end by wishing you all a lovely autumn break and I welcome everyone back on November 7th.

Best Regards,

Ms. Gina Ericsson


From the Principal

Principal's Welcome

Dear students and parents,

I would like to wish you a very warm welcome back for the start of the 2016-17 school year.

All the staff and management team are eagerly awaiting tomorrow when we get to meet all of the new students and to welcome back all the returning students in years 5-9.

We have an exciting year ahead, with a renewed focus on creating our Expert school, with expert learners and expert teachers. I believe we have all been inspired by the dedication and deliberative practice at the Olympic Games in Rio. So many competitors have trained hard and focused on the key areas in which they need to improve their performances, just like we do at our school. Champions in the making.

At IEST this school year we are going to focus more than ever on our ATLs,Approaches to learning as we believe that showing respect, being positive prepared, punctual, cooperative and active in our learning are key to our success.

We are very proud of our achievements at IEST. Last year we excelled again academically, having a Meritvärde in year 9 of 297, the highest in IEST history. However, we never rest on our laurels and desire to provide a quality education and learning for life through active learning.

To help us in our educational journey this year, I would like you to welcome our new teachers, which include new teachers from, Ireland, Canada, the USA, Australia, Sweden, India, Russia, Spain and the UK.

We have been busy during the summer with our annual renovations to the school buildings. All the classrooms, toilets and hallways have been painted and decorated. We have 3 new classrooms in junior school and have renovated the changing rooms in senior school with new showers and decorations.

All the new books and IT devices have arrived including a new diary for junior school students designed by their HOYs to support in their planning and study skills.

Yes, there is so much to tell…We will meet all our students, tomorrow on Thursday 18th so you will find out much more then in person from your mentors and we look forward to welcoming all parents shortly into school at the Back to school nights”

Welcome back everyone to IEST!

Ms. Gina Ericsson

School Start Junior School Year 4 Autumn Term 2016

Dear Students and Parents,                                                    

We are delighted to be able to welcome all our students in junior school in years 4-6 to our beginning of school ceremonies on Thursday 18th August 2016. The assemblies take place during Thursday in our student lounge areas in the senior school on Nytorpsvägen 7A.  After the welcoming ceremony the students will then proceed to the junior school building accompanied by their mentor for registration and their first mentor time in their mentor class. Parents are welcome to pick up their children at the school entrance at 10.00 for year 6, 14.45 for year 4 students and 15.15 for year 5 students.

New students in Year 4

Student, Parent, Teacher meetings week 33

During the first two days of the autumn term we start with a 20 minute introductory talk (student, guardian and mentor) for all our new students starting in year 4. These meetings will take place during week 33 on Thursday morning August 18th and on Friday 19th August. This will be a great possibility for you to meet your child's new mentor and get to know each other as well as discuss your child’s individual academic and social needs. The new mentor will assign a day and time to meet you and your child and this time will be sent out during of week 32.

Introduction Day

Year 4 students will have a home introduction task for Friday the 19th and they will have their introduction day on Monday 22nd instead. So there is no regular school for year 4 on Thursday the 18th and Friday the 19th. School schedule starts on Tuesday 23rd and Junior Club opens on Tuesday 23rd August.

Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing all our students on Thursday 18th of August 2016.

Best Regards

Ms. Gina Ericsson, Principal

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