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IEST's PTA Sponsored Event: Romme 2017

IEST's PTA Sponsored Event: Romme 2017

Early morning at Täby Galopp, everyone is on time and the buses arrive as scheduled.

There were lots of joy, music and singing in the bus, all the way to Romme. As expected, students were in nicely formed lines -- standing in line to get the rented gear.

The slopes were perfectly prepared and everyone had a super time! Lunch is always the best when skiing!

We had a fantastic afternoon, and the sun was shining on all the smiling faces!

Buses were filled and we started the trip back home. It was long day but still some singing along to the movie we enjoyed.
Some incidents happened during the day, but nothing major or out of the ordinary.

What a nice bunch of teenagers! It has been a pleasure to arrange this trip and I ook forward to next year!

Lena Zachrisson

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


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

Posted in news
From the Principal

Principal's Welcome

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 2017. It tells you how our students are well on their way "On the road to success":

Dear Class of 2017,


“On the road to success, as IEST celebrates over 10 years of success 2016-17!” 


Congratulations on successfully completing year 9 and graduating after 6 years of education at IEST. 


It has been my pleasure to see you all grow up and to be able to accompany you on these 6 years of your journey and to be an important part of your individual “ roads to success”

As Class of 2017, you have also been inextricably connected to my journey as Principal and leader of our school. We started at the same time in 2011 and we have together all played a major part in the development and success of our school. A warm felt thank you from me.


Success can be defined in many ways and I believe having high expectations and perseverance to achieve one’s goals are key denominators in achieving success in life. We all have dreams and goals we strive towards, sometimes we need to fail or struggle to learn how to achieve success in our studies and life. At IEST the staff know that our students need to “wobble” as part of their learning process and we are here to support whether with the shock of all the English in year 4 or the move to Senior school with more personal responsibility for your studies.


Remember when you learnt to ride a bike, it takes time and after you practice you learn the skill for life. Learning is the same. To become expert learners at our school we continually challenge you to focus on your weaknesses and improve these to achieve your potential in all subjects at the school. I know that so many of you have shown grit and endurance in your desire to learn and be successful in your studies to have a wide choice of programmes at Gymnasium in August 2017. Well done.


Now it is time to enjoy your success achieved at IEST and to take with you as much as you can to help you on your individual road to success in life. This wonderful yearbook is a great souvenir to have with you on this journey, memories of special people and events that you will look back fondly on in the future.


A warm felt thank you to the students and staff involved in producing such a fantastic yearbook for you. Every year we see such creativity and hard work by everyone involved: True Grit!


Class of 2017, you are graduating in our special 10 year anniversary at IEST. On behalf of all the staff at IEST we wish you lots of success in the future whatever you decide to achieve or wherever you decide to go on the road to success. Remember travelling on the road itself is learning for life and how important it is to never give up. In the wise words of Winston Churchill: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”


Good Luck Class of 2017


Ms. Gina Ericsson

Principal IEST