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''Those in senior school heading to the lunch room will have noticed a wonderful mural on the wall showing a fantastic Stockholm Archipelago scene. This was completed by Ms Barry and Mr Nolan. I think it looks absolutely fantastic and I want to say a big thank you to you both for this.
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Dear students and parents,
We have had a wonderful start to the school year. Yes, our school won the Barbara Bergström Best IES school award for 2019.
Congratulations to everyone at our amazing school: to all our students, staff and parents who make IEST so special.
I am looking forward to seeing parents this week in school for our SPTs. At IEST we really value this mid- term meeting for feedback and goal setting. This is a great opportunity to set goals for academic success and social well being in school. I always promote our Approaches to learning, ATLs as key tools to support students achieving their goals in school. Which ATLs help you succeed?
At IEST we promote an expert approach to learning where grit and learning by our mistakes leads to understanding and growth. Good luck with your meetings and goal setting this week.
School update: The first half of the term has passed by so quickly, students have been active in studies and activities in and outside of school:
Year 6 students had Aesthetic days at Skavlöten with creative outside learning task which students really engaged with.
We also had an outside sports day for all of junior school: staff and students really enjoyed the walks and fresh air in our beautiful countryside around Waxholm: most impressive.
Junior school SO dept organised their annual museum visits: a great opportunity to use our Stockholm museums for added learning experiences.
Thank you to the Jr English dept for organising the first House competition!
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Both Jr and Sr Student Council and Buddies have been very active this school year. At Sr we have their fantastic newspaper and the Student Council board have come up with several great ideas. Likewise at JR, the suggestion box and SC and Buddies are really helping promote student voice. The JR school newspaper is coming out soon. Thank you!
At Sr we have enjoyed Sports day with orienteering and several trips out to museums by SO and Science. We have listened to speakers in school about health and the environment and the Holocaust for year 9s.
The year 7 and 9s have started the PTA sponsored leadership programme and our year 8s are preparing for PRAO in November.
Yes, a busy half term for us all, so hopefully the autumn holiday next week will give our students and staff a well deserved break.
I do hope everyone will find time to recharge their batteries, enjoy the glorious autumn colours and be rested and refreshed to come back on Monday 4th November to continue our learning journey together at IEST.
A special thank you to all our teachers and staff for a great start to the school year.
Wishing everyone a lovely autumn break.
Ms. Gina Ericsson
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
INTERNATIONELLA ENGELSKA SKOLAN
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.
Best Regards / Med vänliga hälsningar
Ms. Gina Ericsson
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
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.
Ms, Gina Ericsson
Dear Parents and Students,
It has been a busy but very successful couple of weeks, full of challenges requiring grit and determination and sometimes a sense of humour. I was delighted to receive so much support from everyone after the unfortunate fire in our woodwork room last week. We have an amazing school and it was fantastic to see all our parents and students in school again at SPTs on Tuesday and Wednesday. Senior school was given the all clear from Södra Roslags Miljö och Hälsa to start school last Tuesday and after the two SPT days, Senior school has also has now been on full schedule again the rest of the week.
I was impressed to hear how well our students are developing academically and to hear how many students have set clear and achievable goals for the rest of the school year.
Learning is a lifelong process and at IEST we encourage students to reflect on their approaches to their learning using our ATLs. As you know, we have added Grit this year to our ATLs as we believe that determination and perseverance are key where understanding that we need to fail sometimes to be able to succeed in life is so important.
As you know at IEST we love to celebrate our success and I have just heard that three of our students won the Stockholm area Pythagoras Maths competition yesterday and they will represent Stockholm in the Finals on May 25th. This is amazing boys. Well done! Congratulations and great team work!
Thank you everyone for all your continued support and may I wish you all a great Easter break from Friday 30th March.
Welcome Back on Monday 9th April. Happy Easter holidays.
Ms. Gina Ericsson
Dear parents and students,
Our autumn term 2017 is coming to a close and we are looking forward to celebrating our students’ success at our traditional end of term assemblies on the last day of term on Thursday 21st December.
Our school targets this year are strongly focused on our ability to Listen, Learn and Lead in all areas of school life. The student council have already played a key role in making the student voice heard and listened to. Thank you!
Our students have shown a very positive attitude this term, showing grit and determination in all that they do resulting in great academic and social achievements. Well done!
On behalf of all students I would like to thank our professional and devoted teachers and staff at IEST who work so hard to listen, support and engage with our students at IEST. At IEST the staff really believe in seeing the “best in everyone.” Thank you!
The Christmas holiday time is a perfect time to rest and to reflect on goals reached and new goals to strive for next term. Please remember that learning is a lifelong journey, so it is never too late to try new ways to get to your journey’s end. How about joining me in reading a book or two over the Christmas break which is always a great holiday activity as reading is such fun!
Finally, on behalf of the management and staff we wish everyone a well deserved rest and lots of quality time together.
I am looking forward to seeing everyone in the new year with all its possibilities for new year’s resolutions, creativity and success in 2018.
Welcome back to school on 9th January 2018.
Ms. Gina Ericsson
Dear Parents, students and staff,
We would like to welcome everyone back to school on Monday 21st August to start the school year of 2017-18 at IESTäby. I would also like to extend my delight in all the new students joining us this year and in particular the new year 4 students and their families.
We have established some important traditions at our school where starting with a year assembly and time with your mentors is the start of our welcoming process. After the more ceremonial welcome we move to the team building fun, including “The Clash” class competition where the winning mentor class is presented with the school’s prestigious trophy!
I am now starting my seventh year as Principal at IEST and was very proud to hear back from the Swedish school inspectorate (Skolinspektionen) in June 2017 that we had passed the inspection back in May 2017 without a single question or issue of concern. We know we have a wonderful school both academically and socially which is reflected in our results and the atmosphere in school and furthermore in our very good support from parents and families at our school. At IES we believe in quality and have an annual quality development plan for our school which is based on the analysis of our surveys and academic results including discussion and feedback from parents, students and staff. I believe most strongly in a Listen, Learn and Lead approach to development at our school. The school focus for 2017-18 is continuing to maintain and create “ A calm and active learning environment where we listen, learn and lead to help create “The Best in everyone”. The staff professional development programme for this school year includes shared practice in Bilingual Teaching and Learning
Finally, I would like to thank all our staff who have been busy over the last couple of weeks preparing for your return to school. I hope you will join me in welcoming all new staff to IESTäby. This year we have new international staff from Canada, Ireland, the UK, USA, Jamaica, Holland, South Africa and Australia.
Welcome to another fantastic year at IESTäby. I look forward to greeting all students at our assemblies and meeting parents at our “Back to school Nights” over the next two weeks.
Ms.Gina Ericsson, Principal and the IEST Management team.