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School Start Senior School Year 7-9 August 2018

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 Tuesday 21st August 2018. The assemblies and mentor times take place during Tuesday 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 Wednesday 22nd 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 35.

Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday 21st August.

Best Regards
Ms. Gina Ericsson

Tuesday August 21 
                                               9.00 -9.15    Year 7 Mentor rooms
                                               9.15 - 9.45   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

Wednesday August 22    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

Thursday August 23        Schedule starts

Dates for your diary: Back to school nights for senior school: 
Information and meeting with Mentor and class parents.

Year 7    Monday 27th August     18.00 in Senior School 
Year 8    Thursday 30th August   18.00 in Senior School 
Year 9    Thursday 30th August   19.00 in Senior School

From the Principal

Last week of term 2017-18

Greetings to Parents and Students,

We have an exciting end of term week ahead of us. In typical IESTäby style, we will be celebrating success and academic achievement all week.

We start on Monday 11th June with our year 6 Leavers BBQ Lunch at Junior school.

After our Mentor days on Monday and Tuesday, we will be holding our traditional end of year assemblies on Wednesday 13th June in the morning for years 4-8 at Senior school. Parents are most welcome to collect their children after the assemblies outside junior or senior school.

The year 9 celebrations and activities continue all week, with their formal Leavers lunch on Wednesday 13th June, culminating on Thursday 14th morning in our traditional Graduation ceremony at Aula Medica at Karolinska University. We are delighted that the PTA has once again organised the year 9 Prom for all students on Thursday evening.

Our students, staff and parents have so much to enjoy and look forward to this week. Once again our school has excelled academically and a well deserved summer holiday starts soon.

I look forward to welcoming everyone to enjoy these special days at IEST.

Carpe Diem

Best Regards,

Ms, Gina Ericsson



Big results from big challenges!

Back on the 12th April, all students at IEST in Grade 5 joined 640,000 students across Europe taking part in the Big Challenge, a quiz which tests learners in their English language skills and general knowledge.

We are hugely proud to announce that three students from Täby managed to not only come first, second and third in the Stockholm region, but also in the whole of Scandinavia! A huge congratulations to Junze Hu (5G) who came in first place, Gustav Nylund (5F) who finished just behind in second place, and Kevin Creutzer (5C) who managed to give us a full house and finished in third place. Their prizes will be awarded during our end of year celebrations.

A huge congratulations not just to these three, but to all students in grade 5 who have represented their school with some excellent results across the board, and given us some positive news to end the year with. Well done!

51.200 SEK Raised by IEST's 5th and 6th Graders for the Children Cancer Foundation

Many thanks to Team Rynkeby who organised the charity run (God Morgon skolloppet 2018) to raise money for the Swedish Children Cancer Foundation, and a big thank you to IEST's 5th and 6th graders for the money raised! Our goal was 55.000 SEK and we have raised 51.200 SEK! Well done!

In total in Sweden, the Team Rynkeby managed to collect a total of 6,320,639 SEK, an increase of 55% from the previous year. In total in the Nordic countries, Team Rynkeby Skolloppet has collected 18,860,904 SEK for children with serious illnesses.

Dragon's Den Final 2018

IEST’s PTA sponsored Dragon’s Den started six years ago as a year 8 choice lesson. Seven students participated in the project. Now six years later, IEST's Dragon’s Den is run by the English teachers giving all year 8 students the opportunity to take part in PTA’s Dragon’s Den project.

This year, students work in pairs where they have three weeks to develop their ideas and rehearse for class presentation. One finalist from each class is then chosen for the Dragon’s Den Final!

A big congratulations to our finalists Gabriel Fannberg 8a, Alexander Granlund 8a, Maja Rolness 8b, Ella Lindgren 8b, Mona Kamall 8c,  Clara Kinn 8c, Tasa Bhatia Scheele 8d, Lisa Wesslau 8d, Ida Gravsiö Wallin 8e, Ebba Penker 8e,  Linus Mattsson 8f and Filip Nordqvist 8f! To inspire and prepare for the Dragon’s Den Final 2018, our 12 finalists visited KTH Innovation on Wednesday 7th March.

“I enjoyed meeting one of their robots called Furhat. It could listen, ask questions and speak. We even got to play games with the robot. It was incredibly awe-inspiring to see what people are achieving nowadays. I don't think a lot of people got to see what we saw and underestimated the minds of the world. We were very lucky and did get to see (and interact) with it the possibilities!" explained one of the finalists, Tasa Bhatia Scheele.  

Tuesday the 27th March was IEST’s Dragon’s Den Final 2018 in the Academy at Senior School where our 12 finalists presented their project in front of the three panelists -- Mr Maurice Parry, Ms Agneta Ljungman and School Principal Ms Gina Ericsson. Their presentations were judged on four criteria: Innovation, Business, Sustainability and Communication. They were critiqued on the presentation part: the opening, countdown section and closing statement.

“The participants of this year’s Dragon Den competition clearly demonstrate that our young entrepreneurs will be the driving force of this country’s future!” said Mr Parry, PTA’s Senior Adviser.

"This was my first time as a Dragon and I was blown away by the power and competence of the participating teams. So much work and energy was put into the presentations and the ideas and inventions were without exceptions excellent. Fantastic!" said Ms Agneta Ljungman, PTA’s Chairperson.

The winner and runner-up will be announced at the End of Year Ceremony on Wednesday 13th June.

IEST would like to thank PTA, Ms Ljungman and Mr Parry for their continued support in in the school and Dragon’s Den. Your time and commitment are much appreciated!