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Author visit in year 6

Author visit in year 6

Author visit in year 6


In year 6 our students are working with Sweden´s different minority languages and they are reading the book “5768 visningar på Youtube”, written by Ralf Novak-Rosengren and Anita Santesson. On Thursday the 15th of November, on nationella läsdagen, Anita Santesson came to us for an author visit and talked to all our year 6 students about her and Ralf´s journey when writing this book. She told us about the background, how they were working with the writing process and last but not least, she gave us an deeper insight to Sweden´s different minority languages.


This was a very useful assembly for us and our students as it gave us more inspiration as to how to work with the process of writing and a fuller understanding about our five minority languages - Romani chib, Jiddish, Samiska, Meänkieli and Finska.  This assembly was made possible through Skapande Skola.


Some comments from students:


‘It was inspiring to listen to an author who has written a book that I have read!’


‘Jag tyckte det var en bra timme med Anita och jag vill gärna läsa hennes och Ralfs uppföljare’


‘Jag som elev tyckte att det var jätteintressant’


‘Det kändes som om den timmen tickade fram på tio minuter så intressant var det och vi fick veta mera om hur man kan skriva berättelser’.


‘I really enjoyed listening to her having read the book in class, it was interesting to hear how they had written the book and created the characters’


Holocaust lecture for year 9 students at IEST

On Friday 19th October, the year nine students were able to listen to a lecture about the Holocaust. The speaker, Natalie, was from Zikaron, an organisation which offers professional and educational lectures and tells stories from the survivors of the Holocaust to make sure they are never forgotten.

Natalie talked about her grandfather, Samuel, who survived nine different work and concentration camps during the Holocaust. He was liberated from Bergen-Belsen in 1945 and then came to a country he had never heard of before, Sweden. In her lecture, Natalie tells a personal story of a young man whose entire world is destroyed and who survives and builds a new life in a new country against all odds.

It was a very interesting and informative lecture which made us think and further educated us on the horrible events that took place.

(Story written by Lovina Planberg 9F)


From the Principal

Principal's Blog December 2018

Happy Holidays everyone!

The autumn term is now drawing to a close. What a wonderful term we have had. Students in Year 4 have settled in at Junior School and must be delighted with their new English skills. All students will get their term Grades on Thursday 2O th December after our traditional assemblies in the student lounge at Senior school. You all should be proud of your hard work, grit  and achievements this term.

I would like to thank all the students who took part in our Lucia performances at Tibble Teater this year. What a wonderful celebration produced by our dedicated Music teachers and staff.

Now is a time to rest and reflect on one’s achievements and goals. The new spring term in January gives so many new opportunities to learn and be successful. Carpe Diem.

On behalf of the management and staff at IEST, I would like to wish all students and parents a relaxing and peaceful winter holiday break over Christmas.

I look forward to welcoming back all students on 9th January 2019.

Happy Holidays!

Best Regards / Med vänliga hälsningar

Ms. Gina Ericsson

From the Principal

Summer Greetings from the Principal

On behalf of all the staff at IEST, I would like to wish all students and parents a wonderful summer holiday. We enjoyed a glorious week of celebrations and success last week at our end of term assemblies and at the formal Graduation for year 9s at the Aula Medica at Karolinska.

We have an amazing school at IEST and we look forward to welcoming our students back for the new school year on Tuesday 21st August 2018.

Happy holidays everyone.

Ms. Gina Ericsson 

IEST Principal

Year 4-6 School Start at IEST August 2018

Dear Students and Parents,

We are delighted to be able to welcome all of our new year 4 students in junior school to our starting of school ceremonies at 13.00 on Tuesday 21st of August 2018. All our junior school year group assemblies take place during Tuesday 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 ( see program schedule).

Year 4: Student, Parent, Teacher meetings week 34
During the first two days of the autumn term we start with a 20 minute introductory talk (student, guardian and mentor) for all of our new students starting in year 4. These meetings will take place during week 34 on Tuesday morning 21st August and on Wednesday 22nd 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 at the beginning of August during week 33.

Introduction Day on Thursday 23rd August
Year 4 students will have their introduction day on Thursday 23rd August with their mentor class, there is no regular school for year 4 on Tuesday the 21st and Wednesday the 22nd August. Students have a home introduction task for Tuesday the 21st August and the school schedule starts on Friday 24th and Junior Club also opens on Friday 24th of August.

Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing all our new year 4 students at the assembly at 13.00 on Tuesday the 21st of August 2018.

Best Regards
Principal Ms. Gina Ericsson

Tue August 21    Registration Day and Assemblies in Senior School Lounge
                               8.00-12.00 SPT 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 scho
                                (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)

Wed August 22    Introduction Day with Mentor classes and year team building activities for years 5-6
                                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 Mentor time.


Thu August 23     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 Friday 24th of August.

Fri August 24     Schedule starts for year 4


Key dates for your diary: “Back to school nights” for junior school:

Information and meeting with Mentor and class parents.

Year 4   Thu 23rd August     4AB:17.30, 4CDE: 18.30, 4FG: 19.15

Year 5   Tue 28th August     5AB: 17.30, 5CDE: 18.30, 5FG: 19.15

Year 6   Wed 29th August   6AB: 17.30, 6CDE: 18.00, 6FG: 19.15