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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

School Start Junior School Year 4 Autumn Term 2016

Dear Students and Parents,                                                    

We are delighted to be able to welcome all our students in junior school in years 4-6 to our beginning of school ceremonies on Thursday 18th August 2016. The assemblies take place during Thursday 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 at 10.00 for year 6, 14.45 for year 4 students and 15.15 for year 5 students.

New students in Year 4

Student, Parent, Teacher meetings week 33

During the first two days of the autumn term we start with a 20 minute introductory talk (student, guardian and mentor) for all our new students starting in year 4. These meetings will take place during week 33 on Thursday morning August 18th and on Friday 19th 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 during of week 32.

Introduction Day

Year 4 students will have a home introduction task for Friday the 19th and they will have their introduction day on Monday 22nd instead. So there is no regular school for year 4 on Thursday the 18th and Friday the 19th. School schedule starts on Tuesday 23rd and Junior Club opens on Tuesday 23rd August.

Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing all our students on Thursday 18th of August 2016.

Best Regards

Ms. Gina Ericsson, Principal

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End of Year Celebrations!

End of Year Celebrations!

On Friday 10th June, our year 9 students graduated in Karolinska Institutet’s Aula Medica as record breakers!  The students achieved a meritvärde of over 297 points, improving their score from the end of the autumn term by over 20 points, to comfortably be the highest achieving year group IEST - a staggering achievement!  

 

This year’s Valedictorian, Alice Carlsson (9A), and Salutatorian, Ludvig Skare (9A), were joined by 10 other students with perfect scores of 340 points - also a record!  Congratulations once more to Victor Sannicolo (9A), Clara Falkenek (9B), Rebecca Lejdström (9B), Parasto Naghibi (9B), Amy Chen (9C), Olivia Eineborg Schön (9C), Jennifer Jerand (9C), Erik Luo (9C), Vidar Stenqvist (9E), and Alicia Barker-Åström (9F)!

 

The ceremony, hosted by year 8 students Maya Bhattacharyya (8B) and Eros Carinci (8A), also included performances by Ms Berzelius singing the national anthem, Ellen Sävenäs (9D) singing ‘Try’ by Colbie Calliat, Victor Sannicolo (9A) playing ‘All of Me’ by John Schmidt on the piano, and Felix Westerlund (5E) singing the traditional den blomstertid nu kommer.  Outgoing student president Isabelle Aiken (9A) also gave a heartfelt speech.With so many successful students at IEST, there was much to celebrate.  Class of the year, for their positive attitude went to 9A, whilst student of the term went to Axel Vide (9B).  Academic prizes went to the highest achieving students in each of the subjects.

 

Students in years 4 to 8 graduated the day before in ceremonies held in the student lounge at school.  Students in 6C treated all year groups to performances of Du Gamla Du Fria and Den Blomstertid Nu Kommer.  Ukulele ensembles from 5C and 5E and recorder players from year 4 also wowed the audience in years 4 and 5, as did the school’s results in Bästa Fyran, the Big Challenge, and the Short Story Competition.  

 

In year 7 and 8, Johanna Grahm (7B) played the piano, and Josefin Sirc (8A) wowed the crowd with a rendition of James Bay’s ‘Let It Be’.  We also found out the eagerly awaited results of the PTA sponsored year 8 Dragon’s Den project, with the winning entry coming 8B - congratulations Emma Ström and Isabella Lejdström!

 

Classes and students of the term went to 4A and Rafael Bröms-Thell (4E), 5C and Embla Åberg (5D), 6A and Miranda Elmer (6F), 7E and William Ericsson (7D), and 8E and Hanna Bjöörn (8F).

 

We would like to wish all students, and their parents and guardians a wonderful and well-deserved summer break - see you all in August!

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School Start Junior School years 5 and 6 for Autumn Term 2016

 

Dear Students and Parents,                                                                

We are delighted to be able to welcome all our students in junior school in years 5-6 to our beginning of school ceremonies on Thursday 18th August 2016. The assemblies take place during Thursday 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 at 10.00 for year 6 and 15.15 for year 5 students.

New students in Year 5G

New students in Year 5G The new class 5G, will be contacted by their mentor in week 32 and will be offered a student, parent, teacher meeting (SPT) with their new mentor. We welcome you to our assembly for year 5 on Thursday 18th of August 2016 at 14:00 in Sr School.

New students in Year 6

The new students in year 6 will be contacted by their new mentor in week 32 and will be offered a SPT meeting with their new mentor. We welcome you to our assembly for year 6 on Thursday 18th of August at 8:15 in Sr School.

 

Introduction Days

The students in years 5 and 6 will be having an Introduction day on Friday 19th of August where they are together in their classes with their mentors, taking part in team building activities within their year group.

 

 

All Parents are warmly invited to meet the class mentors at the beginning of term at our “Back to school nights” during weeks 34 and 35.

Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing all our students on Thursday 18th August 2016.

Best Regards

Ms. Gina Ericsson

Principal

 

Thursday August 18             Registration Day and Assemblies in Senior School Lounge

8.15- 8.45        Year 6 Assembly in SR School

8.45 -10.00      Year 6 Mentor rooms in JR school

14.00-14.30     Year 5 Assembly in SR school       

14.40 - 15.15   Year 5 Mentor room in JR School

 

Friday August 19                  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

                                               

Monday August 22    Schedule starts for years 5 and 6

N.B. Junior Club is open from 14.00-17.00 from Tuesday 23rd August           

 

 

“Back to school nights” for junior school:

 

Information and meeting with Mentor and class parents.

 

Year 5             Tuesday 23rd August              5AB 17.30, 5CDE 18.00, 5FG 18.30

 

Year 6             Thursday 25th August                         6AB 17.30, 6CD 18.00 6EF 18.30

 

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School Start Senior School Year 7-9 Autumn Term 2016

Dear Students and Parents,

We are delighted to be able to welcome all our students in years 7-9 to our beginning of school ceremonies on Thursday 18th August 2016. The assemblies and mentor times take place during Thursday 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 Friday 19th 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 seeing you all on Thursday 18th August.

Best Regards

Ms. Gina Ericsson

Principal

 

 

Thursday 18th             

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 room

 

Friday 19th           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       

    

Monday August 22nd       Schedule starts    

 

”Back to school nights ”for senior school: 

Information and meeting with Mentor and class parents.

Year 7         Thursday 25th August                19.15 in Senior School                       

Year 8         Tuesday 30th August                  18.00 in Senior School                    

Year 9         Tuesday  30th August                 19.00 in Senior School

 

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