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Principal Update Summer 2018

Welcome back to school

I hope all students and guardians have enjoyed the nice Swedish weather and are rested for yet another school year at IES Landskrona. We start the school again on Aug 22 with roll call, and with regular lessons on Aug 23rd.

We welcome 56 new students in F-class and about 60 new students in existing year levels. I would like to present some news for the upcomining school year. In total we will be 570 students at IES Landskrona this year.

Extra Curricular & Student Choice

All students will be attending approximately 1 hr of Student Choice (Extra Curricular Activities) from first week of September. A variety of choices will be offered to our students for one term at a time.

New Teachers

We welcome a handful of new teachers to our IES Landskrona Team.

Mr. James Marshall from Scotland - Science and Math senior school
Mr. Peter Lücken from Minnesota, US - Geography and Religion year 6-9
Ms. Anika Albers from Canada - English F-class and Aesthetics subjects year 1-3
Ms. Daryl O´Dea from Ireland - Textiles 4-9
Ms. Louise Cassell from Sweden - Special Education
MS. Molly Eroglu from US - English year 5-6 (Starting in September)

PTA

This year PTA will be a formalized organisation. Meeting Times will be posted on SchoolSoft.

PRAO year 8

Student in year 8 will have PRAO in the Spring Term of 2019.

SO-groups in year 6-9

The Social Sciences (History, Geography, Religion and Civics) will be taught in mixed classes in year levels 6 to 9. That means students will meet classmates from the other class 4 hours per week. Mr. Kronberg will teach History and Civics and Mr. Lücken will teach Religion and Geography.

New pickup Spots for Primary Students

In order to improve the order in the primary part of the school, guardians will be asked to pick up students not attending Fritids outside the main entrance. More details will be published on SchoolSoft.

Mentors

1A Ms. Frasier
1B Ms. Gudinge

2A Ms. Strand
2B Ms. Nordberg

3A Ms. Cederberg
3B Ms. Olofsson

4A Ms. Lundquist & Mr. McIsaac
4B Ms. Karlsson & Ms. Silikar

5A Ms. Persson & Ms. O´Dea
5B Mr. Chappell &  Mr. Miao

6A Mr. Bengtsson & Mr. Lücken
6B Mr. Kronberg & Mr. Marshall

7A Ms. Scott & Ms. Huston
7B Mr. Greene & Ms. Engelbrecht

8A Dr. Håkansson & Ms. Borowska
8B Ms. Holmander & Ms. Bennett

9A Ms. Åström &  Ms. Corlyon

Children born in 2018
The queue for children born in 2018 will open Feb 2019, this mean that all children have the chance to be enrolled despite being born late in the year. 



 

First Day of School

The first day of school is August 22. Year Levels F-1 start at 8:30 am, year levels 2-3 start at 8:10 am, year levels 4-6 start at 8:40 am, year levels 7-9 start at 8:50 am . On this day we will review the school rules, schedule and get to know the teachers and students. Guardians of children in the younger years may stay at the school (not classrooms) if they wish.

The students will eat lunch at the school and Fritids is open as normal. The school day ends around 13:00

Regular teaching will start Aug 23, timetables will be published on our website soon.

Första skoldagen är den 22 augusti. Åk F-1 börjar 8:30, årskurs 2-3 börjar 8:10, årskurs 4-6 börjar 8:40 och årskurs 7-9 8:50. Vi kommer att gå igenom skolregler, schema och lära känna lärare och andra elever. Eleverna kommer att äta lunch på skolan och fritids har öppet som vanligt.  

Undervisning enligt schema börjar 23 augusti. Dessa ligger inom kort på vår hemsida.

Four New Schools Open in 2017

Four New Schools Open in 2017

For the first time Internationella Engelska Skolan has opened four new schools in one year - with Landskrona, Helsingborg, Södertälje and Årsta bringing the total number of IES schools in Sweden to 34. 

The new schools will grow over several years but are already educating 1,600 students, bringing the total number of students currently learning with IES to 24,000.

The organisation also held its largest ever event for staff as more than 700 newly-employed colleagues gathered together in one place, at KTH’s Aula Medica, to learn more about the company.

IES Landskrona is the first ever brand-new school that the organisation has opened, after a project in partnership with landlord Hemsö and Landskrona municipality saw the construction of a custom-designed school, next to the municipality's new sports hall, in the up-and-coming area of Borstahusen.

This is also the first time that IES has opened an F-9 school, welcoming seven-year-olds who will learn with IES all the way through until they are ready for gymnasiet.

Mr. Fredrik Alvarsson (pictured above, left, with IES Landskrona Principal Mr. Chris Nilsson and the captains of all four houses) , who is in charge of development for the project’s landlords, Hemsö, spoke in front of students in Landskrona as he donated 10,000 SEK for them to choose recreation facilities for their student lounge.

He said: “We have planned and built this school over the past three years, to create the best possible environment for you, so that you can learn as much as possible every day and become the best students that you can by the time you graduate from grade nine.

"We also wanted to give some money to you, and we will hold a contest for your houses. The house that wins the contest will decide what the money will be spent on."

While the school in Landskrona represents two important firsts, it is only one of several schools which is opening this year, and each of them is the focus of the excitement of the staff and students attending.

Speaking at the opening in Helsingborg, a new 4-9 school in a refurbished building with certified historical significance, the founder and vice chairman of IES, Ms. Barbara Bergström, said.  “For me it is an incredible honour to stand here this morning and welcome you to Internationella Engelska Skolan in Helsingborg. I address you with a huge amount of humility, I understand that you as the parents are entrusting us with that which is most special in your lives, your children, our students.  It is a tremendous honour for all of us.  Mr. Andersson and his staff with their enthusiasm, their dedication, their passion for learning, will take this honour extremely seriously.  The school is not anything without you, our students, and their parents.  We treasure the confidence that you have given us this morning and for the years to come.”

Each new school commemorated its opening according to IES tradition, by planting an apple tree, and cutting a ribbon to mark the school open.

At the first of the four opening ceremonies, for a new 4-9 school in Årsta, the principal, Mr. Julian Dent, said: "It is my honour to stand in front of you and open the 31st IES school in Sweden.  The team has worked extremely hard to get this done and welcome you here today. We are very excited to have all the students here finally.

"Almost a quarter of a century ago a few kilometres away in Enskede, Ms. Bergström started the first IES school and from there, dare I say, we have revolutionised Swedish education.  We invite you students here to command the English language.  We want to prepare you to go out there in the world. That is why we have teachers from 11 different countries, teaching students here at this school."

At the opening of the school in Södertälje, also for years 4-9, the principal, Mr. Johan Öhman, said: "When I was hired as principal of this school, in my first interview I said ‘As always with IES the expectation is set to a high standard. The expectation of continually high standards gives us great inspiration to provide all students with a first-class education.'  That is why I took this job, it is a choice of education to achieve excellence.  Students, I believe in you all, each and every one of you can achieve beyond your own expectations, and believe me, when you do, it’s not only fun, it creates strength, you will be self-aware, and self-confident.”

A Proud Day As Year Nine Students Graduate

A Proud Day As Year Nine Students Graduate

 As the summer holidays approached, students in year nine at schools across Sweden prepared to bid farewell for the last time.

For those attending Internationella Engelska Skolan, the event is marked by a grand occasion, a graduation ceremony featuring distinctive caps and gowns, where the achievements of students are honoured.

As well as speeches and awards, the ceremonies also feature music and joy, as proud parents witness their children passing a milestone and moving on to new challenges.

Mr Robert Clark, Principal of IES Enskede, addresses the graduating class

At Internationella Engelska Skolan Enskede, the original IES school, principal Mr Robert Clark spoke to his departing year nine students.

He told them: “A few months ago I got everyone together in the hall, but there weren't so many parents here, and we sat and I said - ‘Pretty soon you are going to be wearing these gowns and you are going to be asking yourselves the questions: Am I satisfied? Am I happy? Did I do my best? Am I going where I need to be?' and you listened, you have worked incredibly hard. I would like you to put your hands together for the teachers, because they have, not just this year, but in the years before, they have worked really hard for you.

"You have done fantastically well, I have very much enjoyed your company and interacting with you, I am very proud to have been your principal during your years at this school.  There are some amazing people in this room, and I am so sure that you are going to do great things, and I will be following you with interest."

Year nine graduate Felix Persson (right), formerly of class 9E at IES Enskede, won the school’s Ambassador Award for the contribution he has made to the atmosphere in the school.

After the ceremony he said:  "It was fun, it was nice to end, but I am also bit sad leaving friends and changing schools. Now I will be changing schools, moving away from English school and wrapping up having gone to the English school for six years.

"I was surprised to win an award, I didn't count on winning anything but it does fit, I like helping people and keeping people together, talking to different people."

IES Lund, which opened three years ago celebrated the graduation of its first ever grade nine class.

Mr Per Ola Olsson, Principal of IES Lund, speaks to his graduating class

The principal, Mr Per Ola Olsson said: "We have shown excellent results in both the grades and the  national tests.  It has been a successful year and I would like to thank all the students but especially my hard-working staff, who have made this possible. I really would like to express my appreciation and gratitude to all you who work at IES Lund, teachers, non-teaching staff, supervision, administration and student care, all of you who contribute so much to making this a great school."

The graduates and the assembled crowd in Lund were also addressed by their student representative (left), who said:  "I am really honoured to be the one holding the valedictorian speech of 2016. I am so excited to be standing here in front of all you people, my name is Beata Erici and we have just finished ninth grade.  Gathered here around me today I see my lovely classmates, we have worked so hard these two years and are now just looking forward to summer, and sun and the ability to use our phones again.  I can still remember those first awkward days when we all met, we were so worried about speaking English, dressing appropriately and  pronouncing Mr Neppelberg’s name correctly that we completely forgot that we were just a bunch of insecure teenagers."

After the summer a new set of grade nine students will step forward for the first time, ready to make the most of their last year with IES before it is their turn to graduate next summer.

Graduating Students Perform at IES Enskede

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