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Principal's Welcome 2019-20

Greetings

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year at IEST!

We are excited and well prepared for the start of another great year at IEST.

Our new staff arrived last week for their induction and we are delighted to welcome teachers from New Zealand, the UK, USA, Canada, Spain and Sweden to our school.

We have had an interesting and informative induction week for new staff to get acquainted with IEST and Sweden. We all attended the annual IES All new staff day at the Aula Medica on Tuesday: A great introduction to the IES ethos and culture.

This week we have had staff training and workshops for all our 120 staff. We discuss our quality report and set targets for the new school year based on our school surveys and Academic results. It was wonderful to know that 96% of parents recommend our school and that 95% of students feel safe and secure at our school. However, we have a target for 100% of course!

We started the week with workshops by Lisa Jane Ashes, the UK author of “Teacher in the Cupboard “where we were given practical ideas on solution based strategies for teaching and learning from a student and teacher perspective. A great resource cupboard of ideas for us to use this school year.

We have been busy this summer, our school is looking pristine after our annual total repainting of the inside of school and extensive cleaning. We now have new furniture in all our regular classrooms in Senior school and have started phase one of new furniture in Jr school.We have updated the Senior student lounge and Junior school indoor lighting and playground. Lots of lovely additions await your arrival at school.

I am also very happy about the new IEST diaries for junior school in our house colours! What a great job everyone has done designing these.

We have very high standards and expectations at IEST and our students as always excelled in year 9 last year, graduating with 291 as the average Merit points! Well done to all.

We are looking forward to another successful year in 2019-20 and we will continue to promote our student voice with our motto of Listen, Learn and Lead to continue being an Expert school with Expert teachers and learners.

I am so happy that we will be welcoming 1270 students to our six year group assemblies on Monday 19th August.

I am also looking forward to meeting parents at our back to school nights over the next couple of weeks.

We look forward to meeting you at school next week.

Carpe Diem

Ms. Gina Ericsson

Principal IEST

School Start Senior School Year 7-9 Autumn Term 2019

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

We are delighted to be able to welcome all our students in years 7-9 to our beginning of school ceremonies on Monday 19th August 2019. The assemblies and mentor times take place during Monday morning in our Student Lounge in Senior School. Please check the time of your assembly and when you meet your mentor class in the schedule below. Mentor rooms will be posted in the Reception area for you to check on arrival. Please check on School Soft for information from your mentors.

The students in years 7-9 will be having an Introduction Day on Tuesday 20th August where they are given important information and are together in their classes with their mentors, taking part in team building activities within their year group.

Parents will be contacted by the mentors at the beginning of term, and parents are also warmly invited to meet the mentors at our “Back to school nights” during weeks 34 and 35.

Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to welcoming all students back on Monday 19th August.

 

Best Regards

Ms. Gina Ericsson

Principal

 

Monday 19th August 

9.00 -9.15           Year 7 Mentor rooms

9.15 - 9.45         Year 7 Assembly

9.45 -10.15       Year 7 Mentor rooms

10.00 -10.15     Year 8 Mentor rooms

10.15 -10.45     Year 8 Assembly

10.45 -11.15    Year 8 Mentor rooms

11.00-11.15     Year 9 Mentor rooms

11.15-11.45     Year 9 Assembly

11.45 -12.15     Year 9 Mentor rooms

 

Tuesday 20th August: Introduction Day with Mentor classes and year team building activities for year 7-9

9.00-14.00 Years 7-9 meet in Mentor classrooms

          

Wednesday 21st August: Schedule starts   

 

Dates for your diary: Back to school nights for Senior school

(Information and meeting with Mentor and class parents)

Year 7       Thursday 22nd August      18.00 in Senior School                       

Year 8      Thursday 29th  August       18.00 in Senior School                     

Year 9      Thursday 29th August        19.00 in Senior School

School Start Years 4-6 Junior School Autumn Term 2019

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

We are delighted to be able to welcome all our students in years 4-6 to our beginning of school ceremonies on Monday 19th August 2019. The assemblies and mentor times take place during Monday morning in our Student Lounge in Senior School. Please check the time of your assembly and when you meet your mentor class in the schedule below. Mentor rooms will be posted in the Reception area for you to check on arrival. Please check on School Soft for information from your mentors.

The students in years 5 and 6 will be having an Introduction Day on Tuesday 20th August where they are given important information and are together in their classes with their mentors, taking part in team building activities within their year group. Year 4 have "Student, Parent , Teacher" meetings on Monday and Tuesday followed by their Mentor day on Wednesday 21st August. 

Parents will be contacted by the mentors at the beginning of term, and parents are also warmly invited to meet the mentors at our “Back to school nights” during weeks 34 and 35.

Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to welcoming all students on Monday 19th August.


Best Regards

Ms. Gina Ericsson

Principal


Monday 19th August: Registration Day and Assemblies in Senior School Lounge

8.00-12.00          Student Parent Teacher introduction meetings for year 4 by appointment at Junior School

8.15- 8.45           Year 6 Assembly in SR School

8.45 -10.00        Year 6 Mentor rooms in JR school

                           (Pick up time for Year 6 students: 10:00)

13.00-13.20      Year 4 Assembly in SR school

                          (Class roll call; parents are welcome to attend )

13.30-14.45     Year 4 Mentor rooms in JR school

                         (Pick up time for Year 4 students: 14:45)

14.00-14.30      Year 5 Assembly in SR school

14.40 - 15.15    Year 5 Mentor room in JR School

                           (Pick up time for Year 5 students: 15:15)

 

Tuesday 20th August: Introduction Day with Mentor classes and year team building activities for years 5 and 6

9.00 -14.00       Year 5 and 6 meet in Mentor classrooms

8.00-16.00        SPT introduction meetings for Year 4 students by appointment- home introduction study tasks given on Monday at Mentortime.

 

Wednesday 21st August: Schedule starts for years 5 and 6

Introduction day for year 4 from 9.00-14.00

N.B. Junior Club is open from 14.00-17.00 from Wednesday 21st  August

 

Thursday 22nd August: Schedule starts for year 4

 

Dates for your diary: Back to school nights for Junior School
(Information and meeting with Mentors and class parents)

Year 4 Monday 26th August      4AB:17.30, 4CDE: 18.30, 4FG: 19.15

Year 5 Tuesday 27th August      5AB: 17.30, 5CDE: 18.30, 5FG: 19.15

Year 6 Wednesday 28th August  6AB: 17.30, 6CDE: 18.30, 6FG: 19.15

From the Principal

Summer Greetings

I am delighted to be able to wish all students in years 4-8 a wonderful summer holiday. We will celebrate your success and achievements at our traditional assemblies on Thursday 13th June at school. Your teachers and mentors are so proud of your success! You should be too- Well done!

We are also very excited to celebrate in "IES style" our year 9s Graduation on Friday at the Aula Medica at Karolinska, followed by the PTA Prom at Nygårds Värdshus in the evening.

Congratulations are in order for everyone: excellent achievement in your Academic work thanks to using Grit and focusing on being an expert learner guided by our expert teachers at our school.

A special thank you to all our dedicated IEST staff and to our IEST parents who support our wonderful school.

You all now have a well deserved rest and summer break. ahead of you. I look forward to seeing you all again when we welcome you back on Monday August 19th 2019.

Happy Summer Holidays!

 

Med vänliga hälsningar / Yours Sincerely

Ms. Gina Ericsson

Principal

INTERNATIONELLA ENGELSKA SKOLAN

Täby

IEST Senior School students collected over 63000 SEK in charity sponsorship for the SOS Children's Villages Foundation

It was Operation Dagsverket on Wednesday 22nd May. All students of IEST grades 7-9 were free from school to spend a day out in the community working or doing a Charity Run for SOS Children’s Villages Foundation. Over 70 students participated in the 7 km run around the lake at Skavlöten. Congratulations to Max Backlund 8B who took first place for the second year in a row in the Charity Run, followed by Casper Nuhma 7G in second place and Louise Borgudd 7B who took third place. Class 7F did an amazing job as a class, raising over 6700 SEK and 7B not too far behind with over 6000 SEK!

The foundation was chosen by our 36 Student Council representatives last year, and the Student Council Board decided to work for the same organization this year. Altogether, we have raised over 63.000 SEK for the SOS Children’s Villages Foundation! Well done, students!

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