Welcome from the Principal

Ms Gina Ericsson (IEST Principal)

Welcome to our IEST website. We are a very popular, well-established and highly successful school with 1200 students and 120 staff. Our striving for excellence and academic success over the last 11 years, is as all IES schools, due to our strong belief in the IES Ethos of Bilingualism, Tough Love and High Academic Expectations. As well as this, our school has its own qualities unique to IEST, as it is the IEST people: our wonderful students, supporting parents and outstanding and caring staff that make us who we are! IEST aims to be an Expert school in all we do. We never stop endeavoring to uphold the quality we believe in.

I would like to share with you my letter in the School Year Book to our year 9 students graduating this year as the Class of 2018. It tells you how our students are well on their way "On the road to success":


 Dear Class of 2018


I am delighted to be able to congratulate and to celebrate in your success as graduating class of 2018 at IEST.

The future is in our hands: the future is your “oyster” as you move on to further studies and on your exciting journey that lies ahead of you in life. You have all shown such potential during your 6 years at IEST making the school the great school we have today. We need you to take these values and your grit, determination and positive attitude shown in your approaches to learning into influencing the world around you. There are many ways to be an “influencer” in life. Nelson Mandela in his strive for equality in South Africa said ” “We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference”

Yes it is in your hands class of 2018 to stand united and create a democratic and caring society for us to live in. Creating unity in Sweden and our world today is a challenge. This is not, however a new challenge for us all. In the words of Mahatma Gandhi we need to remember that “Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the perfect present for the test of of our civilization”.

This perfect present requires grit, a quality we believe is key to success in education and life at IEST. We need to fail to succeed, learn by our mistakes to become experts at what we do. Understanding how small changes and a focus on what we need to do can make us experts and in fact a significant difference to the world around us. Please use this present wisely, use grit with responsibility as the “The future is in our hands and united we stand”.

                                      Give it your all

                                      Redo if necessary

                                      Ignore giving up

                                      Take time to do it right

A warm felt thank you to students and staff for producing this wonderful yearbook; full of fantastic memoires for you to look back on in the years ahead.

Thank you students for making IEST such a successful school and I wish you all happiness and all the best in your lives ahead. We will miss you at IEST,  but I know with grit and a positive attitude you will succeed in life.

Carpe Diem!

Best Regards

Ms. Gina Ericsson

Principal IEST