As the Spring term 2018 comes to a close I would like to wish Students, Parents and Staff a very relaxing and enjoyable break.
My sincere thanks to all those staff, students and parents who have contributed toward making our 2017/2018 school year such an excellent one.
Our year 9 students having achieved the highest grade point average ever at our school is further confirmation to me that this has been a truly outstanding year.
I am sure I speak for everyone when I wish our year 9 students the very best for all that they undertake in the future. We all look forward to seeing our returning students again in August, relaxed and ready for another great school year.
This year 17 middle schools (grundskolor) from across Sweden took part in the event, which sees students compete by singing in any language other than English or Swedish.
The winner was Céline Gilbert (shown in picture and video above) of class 8B at IES Sundsvall who sang Je Suis Malade, a song first released in 1973 by Serge Lama.
After receiving the trophy and performing her reprise, Céline said: “I did not expect to win at all, I was very surprised and it was really fun performing. I started actually practicing about maybe one month ago. It is a song I have listened to for many years and it was on the top of my head and I really wanted to sing this one, it is really good.”
Ms Shannon Lehnberg, a teacher from Sundsvall who attended the event and supported Céline said: “We are so proud of Céline. Her stage presence and ability to engage the audience while singing in one of her three languages is truly remarkable. She is a true entertainer.”
The second place was taken by two sisters from IES Lund, Klara and Tyra Solén, who sang a French version of Ed Sheeran’s Perfect, while playing piano and violin.
In third place were two students from IES Nacka, Lisa Enerdal and Emelie Harris of 9A, who sang Luis Fonsi’s song Un Mondo Contigo.
Ms Nora Kielty, one of the staff from IES Tyresö involved in organising the event, said: "This year IES Tyresö brought the magic of music, language and technology together to showcase the sparkling talent and creative imagination of our young musicians, singers, dancers and presenters. We witnessed the birth of a new star as the winner from IES Sundsvall thrilled her audience amid the energy and enthusiasm that was Eurovision 2018."
Welcome back to school after what I trust was for you was an enjoyable and relaxing Easter break.
Non teaching staff have once again been very busy during the break, renovating and improving our facilities. This time around we have focused on our middle school student room; with new style integrated tables and seating, a new smart TV in the quiet games area, a new reception desk in the pool table area and new oak flooring where needed. Our Junior School area has been painted in key areas in order to maintain our fresh and bright atmosphere. We have this Spring especially ourselves prioritised the clearing of grit and gravel from our playground and walkways. We are also in this area, as with our ongoing painting of our school interior, not prepared to wait until the communal Landlord Sisab gets round to making our school area clean and fit for purpose.
We now look forward to the final 8 or so weeks of school and with everything that this entails. I am convinced everyone will do their utmost to ensure we together have a fantastic end to that which has thus far been an outstanding school year.
Welcome back to IES Enskede after what I am sure was for you a fantastic holiday of fun and relaxation.
I am sure that this term will be every bit as positive and productive as last with our students and staff working hard together to see to it that everyone reaches the maximum of their potential.
Teaching staff returned to school today Monday and have been busy with in service training and getting ready for the return of our students tomorrow . Non teaching staff have also once again been busy around the school over the holidays with various building improvement projects, including the installation of two new high quality pool tables in the Junior School student room. I am sure our Junior School students will be very happy with this development.