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.
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!