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From the Principal

Välkommen till Internationella Engelska Skolan i Enskede

I am very happy about how our school year has proceeded thus far from both a pastoral and academic performance perspective, with recent school surveys indicating a happy staff and student body. It is always pleasing to see the return of Spring enabling students to once again enjoy their break times outside, following this year`s relatively mild  but rather dark winter.

With sports week completed our school now moves into one of its busiest times of year. We have national tests for years 6 and 9 in a variety of subjects as well as SPT Conferences all at the same time as we focus hard on high academic achievement for all. I am confident that our results will once again be outstanding and hope we can repeat our company award winning performances of last year.

There have been lots of fun and interesting things happening of late such as “Skapande Skola” with our Junior School and many more events like our “debate, modern language and aesthetics evenings” still to come. It has been particularly pleasing to see our debate club students proudly wearing their special jackets around school.

There are, of course, very many activities going on at our school worthy of mention and I recommend you go to our News section to find out more about our great school.

Best Wishes,

Robert Clark

Principal

 

 

 

From the Principal

Welcome to the International English School in Enskede

I am very happy about how our school year has proceeded thus far from both a pastoral and academic performance perspective, with recent school surveys indicating a happy staff and student body. It is always pleasing to see the return of Spring enabling students to once again enjoy their break times outside, following this year`s relatively mild  but rather dark winter.

With sports week completed our school now moves into one of its busiest times of year. We have national tests for years 6 and 9 in a variety of subjects as well as SPT Conferences all at the same time as we focus hard on high academic achievement for all. I am confident that our results will once again be outstanding and hope we can repeat our company award winning performances of last year.

There have been lots of fun and interesting things happening of late such as “Skapande Skola” with our Junior School and many more events like our “debate, modern language and aesthetics evenings” still to come. It has been particularly pleasing to see our debate club students proudly wearing their special jackets around school.

There are, of course, very many activities going on at our school worthy of mention and I recommend you go to our News section to find out more about our great school.

Best Wishes,

Robert Clark
Principal

From the Principal

Welcome to IES Enskede

 

Next week sees our school once again being asked to represent the IES organization, this time on two occasions.

Swedish Television will visit in order to interview our owner and founder Mrs. Barbara Bergström and at the same time speak to some of our students. They will also be doing some carefully controlled filming of classroom situations. I see this as a great opportunity for us to show off our school and the fantastic things being achieved by our students and staff.

Later in the week we will host a meeting of educational experts lead by Dr. Hans Bergström. The IES board of directors has decided to establish the "Advisory board" of leading school researchers and would like them to see the "mother school" in operation, as their first impression and understanding of "who we are". We are often referred to in this way within the IES concern  as IES Enskede was the first of the now many “Internationella Engelska Skolor” and as such the place where Mrs. Barbara Bergström laid the foundation for all that followed.

It is of course a great honor for our school that we are asked to represent the IES in this manner and I am sure that all will do their best to make our visitors feel welcome.

Best Wishes,

Robert Clark

Principal IESE

 

From the Principal

Principal Update

Welcome Back Everyone

 

Staff and students have now returned to school following their much needed and enjoyed week 44 holidays. All seem relaxed and rested, ready for the busy time ahead, as we move rapidly toward the end of this term.

The break for teachers and students once again created the opportunity for us to continue with our process of school improvement. Our administration has been working very hard with all manner of tasks setting up for the remainder of the term and school year.  Sisab have been active, cooperating with our school in initiating the total renovation of 4 toilet areas as well as changing the lighting in the blue hall stairway. Non teaching staff have been working tirelessly; painting the walls and handrails in all Middle and Junior School stairwells, painting room 29, putting up new house notice boards, renovating and repairing the display cabinets outside the main auditorium, painting entrance walls in main auditorium and other general maintenance.

My sincere thanks to everyone who helped see to it that our school was so well set up for the return of our students today.

I look forward to a fantastic run up to Christmas together, with lots of fun activities combined with high expectations and performance.

Best Wishes,

Robert Clark

Principal

 

 

From the Principal

Letter from the Principal

Welcome To Internationella Engelska Skolan

The amazing summer of 2013 has finally given way to the autumn, with bright sunshine, cool air and fantastic leaf colors. I am again reminded of the passing of time and how short a school year can seem.

Here at school our very positive start has continued, with the new middle school House System creating many fantastic opportunities for students to become involved around the school. Last week saw a house focus on science with many participants taking part in the friendly competition regarding floating and sinking. Both staff and student entries were evaluated from a load bearing and creativity standpoint. The testing was great fun for all concerned and became somewhat of a spectator sport. All are now eagerly awaiting the announcement of which house will get those so precious points as the overall house competition is very even. This week our illustrious English Department led by Mr. Baker have come up with some interesting and fun house competition activities which I am sure will again enthuse our students.

As always, staff and students have been working very hard, with staff getting ready for our autumn term SPT Conferences. We always look forward to having the chance to meet with our stakeholders and discuss strategies for broad student success.  

Dr. Hans Bergström asked recently if our school could host a prominent group of educational researchers during the month of November. We are always pleased to welcome visitors and were delighted that Dr. Bergström had chosen our school to represent the IES organization. Our owner founder Barbara Bergström and Managing Director Mr. Ralph Riber will also attend this important event which we hope will be the start of a very positive cooperation between our illustrious guests and the Internationella Engelska Skolan. I am sure that I will have cause to refer back to this visit with more information in the near future.

To find out more about great things which are happening at our school please go to the News section.

Best Wishes,

Robert Clark

Principal

 

From the Principal

From the Principal

A Very Warm Welcome To The IESE School Year 2013 2014

On behalf of all staff here at IESE I bid existing and new families a warm welcome to the International English School Enskede. I hope and trust that all are now well rested and ready for the fantastic year to come, following what has truly been an amazing sunny summer.

IESE staff have been hard at work since the start of August with all manner of activities, preparing for another great school year. Areas of focus have been our equal treatment plan and the January introduction of the use of Google Apps throughout our school in line with company policy.

I am very pleased that we this school year will introduce a house system within our Middle School to further enable our students to take an active part in school life. It is our hope that this will extend to include our Junior School section in the coming years. I am sure that this will soon be an invaluable part of our school and much valued by all.

During this week we again hosted the IES nationwide, all new staff, conference with our owner founder Mrs. Bergström and new CEO Ralph Riber presenting. It is always very gratifying when we are asked to represent our very robust organization on important days of this type. Worthy of note is that there were 350 new teachers at our school for this conference representing more than 20 schools.

Relating to building improvements during the summer break, our ventilation in H block has been upgraded by our landlords Sisab providing greater air flow to our Junior School classrooms, the Middle School student room has had a new and upgraded air conditioning system installed, playground lines have been repainted along with outside hand rails, corridors and classrooms have been repainted, Junior School toilet doors have been sent away to be professionally lacquered,  Junior School desks have been sanded and varnished, Middle School doors have had stainless steel panels fitted, Middle School student room has had the wooden floor sanded and varnished, a new student council meeting room with projector has been created to facilitate the implementation of a Middle School house system and house emblems are displayed outside the Aula. My thanks to all those IESE staff involved in this work for their efforts in helping make our school a fresh and inviting place of study for our students.

I am sure we are all looking forward to an outstandingly positive and successful school year for all.

 

Best Wishes,

Robert Clark

Principal.

From the Principal

Principal update

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 present school year I am reminded of what a special time this has been.

  • 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 Junior School boy’s football team won the Inter- IES Football Tournament this spring for the 2nd time running. 
  • 3 year 5 students won a math’s prize in an all IES Junior School competition in October, initiated by the publisher Fri Tanke. They got to personally meet the well-known Swedish astronomer Christer Fuglesang and read his books.
  • The recent UN World Culture Day in the Junior School became a great success. Students learnt about different parts of the world during the day and a few performed in national languages and costumes in the aula.
  • Simon Hector, year 9, was for the 2nd Year running National Schools Orienteering Champion.
  • Our boys reached the year 8 Stockholm Schools Championships finals in basketball where they were narrowly beaten into 2nd place.
  • Our Modern Language department has again facilitated a very positive exchange with a School from Lille in France.
  • Our school was chosen by the IES organization to host a US film team in Sweden sponsored by the prestigious Kato Institute. They will interview our Founder Mrs. Bergström together with previous IES Students and create a documentary regarding Swedish Free Schools.
  • Our 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 9E student Axel Wall was best in Stockholm District and 2nd in Sweden in the very well renowned DN Nutidsorienteering competition.
  • 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.

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 in June and their aim to support this as a yearly event.

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 would be a great way to prevent these memories being lost in the sands of time. These are truly an excellent documentation of our school year.

Fantastic that when school reopens in August all of our year groups will for the first time either be in or will have been through our Junior School, starting from year 4.

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 students again safe and sound when school restarts in August. Again, have a fantastic summer!

Kindest Regards,

Robert Clark

Principal IESE

From the Principal

Welcome To The International English School Enskede

The time between Sport Week and Easter is a traditionally very busy one and this particular school year is no exception. We have national tests in both grades 6 and 9, and a full implementation of the new national assessment system levels A to F well under way. We also have our Mid Term assessments coming up as a precursor to the very important student parent teacher development talks, where an individual development plan is created for each student.

Next week we will be visited by Cecilia Nykvist Chair of Friskolornas  Riksförbund together with a delegation from Norway`s equivalent organization. It is very gratifying that following Ms. Nykvist`s previous visit she should choose our school to represent Swedish Free Schools to the Norwegian delegation. We very much look forward to showing our school to our Nordic neighbors.

Next Friday Mr. Steven Battye the principal of our soon to be opened school in Skärholmen will meet with those IESE staff who have volunteered to assist with and introductory day for prospective IES Skärholmen students. We welcome Mr. Battye and thank those of our staff who have kindly agreed to give up a Saturday to assist with this important activity.

My thanks to all who worked so hard with me at school during week 9, painting doors and walls as part of our continued striving to maintain a bright and attractive learning environment for our students. I am sure also that these efforts are greatly appreciated by all our stakeholders.

I am very happy with how our school year has developed and look forward to the remainder of this academic year, which I am convinced will be equally positive and successful.

Best Wishes,

Robert Clark

Principal

From the Principal

Welcome to IES Enskede

My, how quickly time passes. As the weather becomes colder we are reminded that it will soon be Christmas.

Week 44 saw lots of valuable work again done around the school by our non teaching staff, most notable of which was the total renovation of our middle school home economics room. We have also had electricians rewire our JS Home Economics and Craft Rooms ensuring that our system is very robust indeed. Also, in order to enhance student safety, all of our illuminated emergency exit signs have been replaced with new.

During week 47 we were visited By Glenn Russell and Caroline Ingerfield, our vice principals at the newly opened IES school in the UK.  Both expressed how being at our school had given them many ideas regarding how to address issues at their school and that the exchange had been very valuable. We wish our sister school IES Breckon the very best in their striving toward excellence.

This week IESE teaching staff are focusing on how we will instigate our new goal fulfillment tracking system on school soft. The school soft roll out will be an ongoing process lasting between now and the end of January. I am confident that this development will provide us with a very valuable tool in providing even better goal fulfillment information to our stakeholders.

I look forward to an excellent end of term here at our school, confident in the knowledge that all are working very hard to ensure that this takes place.

 

Kindest Regards,

Robert Clark

Pricipal

From the Principal

Welcome to Internationella Engelska Skolan Enskede

Once again summer slowly turns to autumn here at our great school.

We have made a fantastic start to the academic year and I am very pleased with the positive and happy atmosphere around the school. IES Enskede is now in top gear with students and staff working hard to once again ensure fantastic results.

Our Managing Director, Mr. Peter John Fyles visited our school Monday together with Cecilia Nykvist, the managing director of Friskolornas Riksförbund. It is always very gratifying when our senior management chooses IES Enskede to portray that which our organisation stands for. Ms. Nykvist stated that she was very impressed by our school and its positive, friendly atmosphere.

We are again this year happy to continue offering our year 8 and 9 students the opportunity of taking part in IGCSE Examinations.  This is a great way to obtain a Cambridge International Examinations Qualification in Science, Maths, English or Modern Languages. Our students can do this here in Sweden as IES Enskede is an approved CIE centre and thus allowed to administer these world recognised qualifications. This term students in years 6 and 7 will receive official grades for the first time. This means that all students in year 6-9 will be given grades. As a part of the assessment process students in years 6 and 9 will take National Tests in 5 different subjects. These National Tests will commence in the spring.

Our year 4 and 5 students have the opportunity this term of entering a math competition sponsored by the astronaut Christer Fugelsang.  The winning children will then meet Christer Fugelsang on October 18, where he will give them a signed copy of his book. Students who wish to take part will apply through class teachers. The sitting in “exam conditions” is scheduled for Tuesday 25 September at 8.30 – 9.30.

Our striving to continually develop and improve has this week seen Sisab carpenters, painters and glaziers carrying out important renovations to our middle school library and student room. Also worthy of mention is our new vending machine situated in the Middle School student room. It has proven to be a great success and much appreciated by our students. I have also, today, met with an architect regarding another very positive major development project that is in the pipeline. More information regarding   that and other initiatives will follow in the coming months.

There has been a fantastic response this year from our staff in volunteering their time for after school activities. Ms. Hastie Smith is doing a great job coordinating these activities in middle school, ensuring a wide variety of options for our students. My thanks to our dedicated staff for their hard work in ensuring that IESE is a great place to go to school.

Please use school soft and our website to find our more regarding the many fantastic things that we have going on.

Kindest Regards

Robert Clark Principal

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