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From the Principal

Welcome to Internationella Engelska Skolan Enskede

Dear Stakeholders,


A sincere welcome to the International English School Enskede to all who are new and a warm welcome back to existing students and parents.

I hope and trust that you have had a fantastic Summer and that you are well rested, looking forward to a fantastic successful school year.

Non teaching staff have been hard at work all Summer improving the school building. We have created a new school entrance reception area by F1, we have painted multiple stairwells, classrooms, toilets, doors and door frames, corridor plant boxes and much more. Lighting has also been changed in Middle school stairwells.

We have new chromebooks for staff and students throughout the school and new trolleys specially designed to carry a full class set of chromebooks. I am sure that these important resources will be put to very good use in coming years. A number of classroom projectors and screens have also been replaced as part of our ongoing process of improvement.

I am confident that we will all have a fantastic school year and look forward to, together, once again embarking on our journey toward academic excellence and bilingualism.

 

Kindest Regards,

Robert Clark
Principal IESE

From the Principal

A few words

Welcome to the Internationella Engelska Skolan Enskede.

With only a few short weeks left of this academic year our school is now at full speed in all areas. There is so much that needs to fit into the last part of the Spring term that I sometimes wonder how we, each year, manage to get everything to fit. Students and staff are very busy with national tests, IGCSE examinations, end of term assessments, grading, reporting, academic competitions, sports days, class trips, house trips, graduation ceremonies, the prom, and much more.

With the recent great weather all at school begin to see the Summer holidays in the not too distant future. For our year 9 students, of course, there is the realisation that their amazing 6 year journey toward academic excellence and bilingualism with us here at IES Enskede is soon to be completed. Our year 9 students have now traveled that journey as described by me to them in the Aula all those years ago when our year 9`s were only 10..

I am sure that all at IES Enskede are fully committed to ensuring that we have an absolutely fantastic end to that which has been a truly outstanding school year.

Best Wishes,
Robert Clark

From the Principal

From the Principal

Dear Stakeholders,

Welcome back everyone! I trust that all have had a fantastic holiday and are looking forward to a fantastic Spring term.

School is, of course, already in full swing following the Christmas and New Year break. Teachers had two very valuable in service days before students returned, honing their pedagogical skills and preparing for what will surely be another highly successful term.

Staff working over the Christmas break have improved our wireless network coverage, painted rooms, and upgraded projector connections from VGA to HDMI in all classrooms. I am convinced that these improvements will be greatly appreciated by all.

Around the school Ms Wilson our Junior School music teacher has already begun working with our Junior School students on their next performance to be shown in approximately 7 weeks, "The Lion King". This will without doubt be yet another fantastic performance and I warmly recommend parents to attend.

Again a very warm welcome back to all.


Best Wishes,
Robert Clark

From the Principal

Greetings from the Principal

A Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to you from everyone here at Internationella Engelska Skolan Enskede.

Students and staff have been working tirelessly of late ensuring a strong academic ending to an outstanding Autumn term. I am very pleased with our students` excellent progress which as always is a result of the skill, dedication and perseverance of all concerned. There is a truly positive focus around our school this year, with the IESE  house system giving our students real positive influence and the opportunity to participate. I am particularly pleased with the leadership roll taken on by our  student House Captains helping improve our school, expertly mentored by Mr. Ramsay Kinghorn. There have been many high points this term with fantastic events and student performances from both Junior School and Middle School actively supported by our very positive PTA.
 
I am sure that all are now looking forward to a well earned rest to recharge batteries ready for the new school year ahead. Spring term 2016 promises to be a truly great one as our school continues to improve from an already high level both academically and pastorally. Again, have a fantastic safe holiday and welcome back when school restarts for students on the 11th January.
 
Best Wishes,
Principal
Robert Clark

 

From the Principal

Principal update September 2015

Dear Stakeholders,

All at IESE are delighted with the positive and enthusiastic start that our students and staff have made together here this school year. We truly have a school where teachers can teach and students can learn in an atmosphere of support and safety.

Our school recently hosted a visit by the government appointed School Commission who are looking into how swedish schools can be improved. Our owner and founder Barbara Bergström and Dr. Hans Bergström also attended, visiting lessons with the commission and taking part in the discussion that followed. One question asked by a commission member summed up my overall impression from the day and that question was: “Is it possible to recreate this IESE quality of educational experience for students in swedish state schools?”

This question precipitated a very useful discussion regarding possible future avenues of investigation for the commission.

At the recent Principal`s Conference at the new IES school in Kista IESE was recognised with a major award. This was for having achieved the best IES school results for year 9 swedish national tests with 92% of our students achieving the grade C or above. This is truly something for us to be proud of as many of our almost 30 schools throughout the country have the highest results in their region. Also very gratifying here is the re-confirmation that our students truly are bilingual as they leave us in year 9. My congratulations to all at IESE who contributed to this success.

I look forward to another fantastic and successful school year for all.

Best Wishes,

Robert Clark
Principal 

 

From the Principal

Welcome back from the principal

A very warm welcome to all IESE stakeholders, both established and new, as we together embark upon what I am sure will be another excellent school year of bilingualism, focused learning and academic excellence.

Staff have been very busy this last two weeks preparing for the academic year 2015/2016 and the return of our students. I am very pleased with how well prepared we are academically and am confident that our students will be offered excellent learning environments throughout our school this year.

My sincere thanks to all those staff who have laboured tirelessly throughout the Summer painting, building and repairing both inside and out to ensure a fresh and inviting school for all.

I am convinced that we are again going to have an excellent year.

Again welcome all

Robert Clark
Principal

From the Principal

Update from the Principal

Dear Students and Parents

On behalf of everyone working here at the IESE I would like to wish you all a very pleasant and restful holiday.  I am sure that all are looking forward to a fantastic summer with many relaxing days of glorious sunshine.

In looking back over the current  school year soon to end  I am reminded of what a special time this has been and of how proud I am of everyone..

  • Year 8 and 9 students have again had the opportunity of entering for world recognized IGCSE qualifications in English, English as a foreign language, English literature, Mathematics, Spanish, French and Science.
  • Our illustrious Junior School Football Team was for the third time victorious in the all IES football competition.
  • The IES  JS music teacher,  Ms Wilson has done fantastic work with our students this school year producing performances of startling quality
  • The “Skapande Skola” project was again utilised within our JS producing another excellent performance.
  • Our Modern Language department has once again facilitated a very positive exchange with a School from Lille in France with students of both schools having a fantastic educational experience together.
  • The IESE student council has again this year sought to arrange charitable money raising events aimed at raising money to help those less fortunate than ourselves. We have recently held very successful Charity walks, in Junior and Middle School.
  • Our year 9 national test results in English were exceptional, even for us, with a 100% pass rate and 99% of students obtaining an assessment A to C, corresponding to the previous levels VG to MVG.
  • We are very proud that once again 100% of our year 9 students obtained the matriculation necessary to study at High School next year and that 95% of our year 9 students passed in all subjects with a provisional grade point average of 262.

Our thanks go to the IESE PTA for their hard work and support throughout the school year, and for their many contributions that have enhanced the educational experiences of our students. We thank them especially for their provision of guest speaker and generous money gift towards a study visit for year 5 to Tom Tits  and their aim to support this as a yearly event. This school year sees our PTA chair   Meeri Hellsteen step down  as her youngest son graduates from year 9 this school year. I would like to thank Ms. Hellsteen for her immensely valuable, positive and loyal support throughout her time as PTA Chair and for her leadership in heading the outstanding work of our IES PTA helping in putting a “golden edge” on the school experiences of our students.

There are of course many other occurrences, too numerous to mention, that are worthy of note. I warmly recommend the purchase of one of our fantastic student produced yearbooks while stocks last, as this is a great way to prevent these memories being lost in the sands of time. These are truly an excellent documentation of our students`school year.

Our school will be looking to extend the idea of the “House System” to our Junior School during the next academic year. This school enhancement has proven to be a very positive  addition to the quality of school experince for our Middle School students in recent years. I am sure that our Junior students will concur.

In concluding I extend my most sincere thanks to our staff, parents and students for their dedication and hard work, without which none of the above would have been possible.

We wish our year 9` good luck for the future and look forward to seeing our 2015/2016 students again safe and sound when school restarts on August 17th. Again, have a fantastic summer!

Kindest Regards,

Robert Clark
Principal IESE

From the Principal

Principal Update

Dear Parents and Students,

A warm welcome back to everyone as we commence our 2015 Spring Term.

I trust that all have had a fantastic Christmas and New Year Holiday, returning well rested and eager to begin another outstanding Term at IESE.

Following our planning day yesterday staff and students are already in full swing, providing an outstanding learning environment for all. I am confident that we will once again have an outstanding year.

Our planning surrounding the impending building renovation work soon to take place at our school is proceeding according to schedule, with a projected startup date of January 2016. While this date may seem a long way away, the nature of the project to be carried out is such that careful planning to ensure our school continues to function very well throughout is imperative. I am convinced that once completed, this work will make our school facility a truly excellent place to study in for many years to come.

Starting this month IES representatives will be holding meetings with our landlord Sisab and their Architects and Subcontractors to discuss exactly how we will organise this very complex undertaking. We are fully committed to ensuring the maintenance an excellent school facility for staff and students throughout the renovation process. More information regarding this process will be provided to stakeholders as it becomes available.

Yours Faithfully

Robert Clark
Principal

 

 

From the Principal

Principal update

Principal update

Welcome to our school.

I trust  that our stakeholders had a fantastic week 44 with lots of rest and relaxation.

Here at school on duty staff  were very busy with all manner of activities. Selected rooms, hallways and classrooms were painted, the large ventilation fans in our Junior School were replaced with superior models, smoke hatches with electronic steering were changed throughout and school staff made among other things a very impressive custom steel  Junior School playground ball trolley. Our school was also visited throughout the week by a whole series of technicians and experts, all preparing the extensive renovation work soon to be carried out that I mentioned previously.

During this week our year 8 students have their very valuable work experience activity, where our young people have the opportunity to try being at a workplace for a relatively

Next week sees year 8 and 9 parents invited to our IGCSE information evening, where we will describe this great possibility for our students to earn an internationally recognised qualification as a receipt for their already gained skills, abilities and knowledge. During week 46 our outstanding SO and Swedish departments will host a quiz show here at school. Information regarding this great initiative has already been disseminated via Schoolsoft. I  am confident that this will be a fantastic event and am sure that many stakeholders will support this fun opportunity for parents and relatives to get involved in our school events. I am sure that this opportunity will afford our students valuable insights as they begin forming ideas about their possible future educational choices.

The period between now and Christmas is always a very busy one with all manner of activities taking place. It is at this time of year that all become aware of how few weeks there are between now and the 19th December when term ends.

Kindest Regards,
Robert Clark

 

 

 

 

From the Principal

Welcome to the International English School Enskede.

Dear Stakeholders,

Welcome to the International English School Enskede.

We have made a very strong start to the Academic year with everyone focused and positive. I feel that our school atmosphere is the best it has ever been with students and staff working very hard to ensure a great learning environment for all. We are without doubt well on the way to creating yet another great school year, with all our students reaching the maximum of their potential.

One major positive development that is being planned starting  next academic year is in regard to our building. Sisab, our landlords together with the IES organization intend to carry out a major two phase building renovation here at IES Enskede. It is intended that this renovation will be in two phases and encompass the whole of Middle School. The first phase will begin during July 2015 and continue until January 2016. The 2nd phase will begin July 2016 and continue until July 2017. While this initial plan from Sisab may be subject to slight changes I felt that I wanted to inform stakeholders as soon as possible. I will be going out with more specifics as soon as I have them.  We will of course be ensuring that there is as little disruption to teaching and learning as possible during this whole period.

We look forward to having a completely renovated middle School building once the process is complete, making our school even better able to deliver a first class educational experience to our students.

 

Best Wishes,

Robert Clark

 

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