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From the Principal

Welcome to the IESE school year 2012/13

I bid you a warm welcome to the start of what promises to be a fantastic school year. I am sure that all students, new and experienced, are looking forward to all that this school year has to offer.

During the holidays our non teaching staff have worked hard developing and improving the school so that all is ready for our students on the 20th August.

  • We have increased the bike parking by 50% and tidied the access route to the school.
  • A large number of indoor and outdoor walls have been painted, along with internal and external doors and frames.
  • Our Junior School has two new large carpets for the student room and two large lighted glass display units, one for each floor.
  • Our middle school library entrance corridor has been painted and given a new oak floor which has really made a significant difference.
  • Two new smart boards have been installed in Middle School classrooms and new projector/screen/sound packages have been installed in 10 other rooms.

 

New IES staff from all of our Swedish schools will meet for a conference at IES Enskede on Monday 13th August.  It is always pleasing when our school is chosen to represent our organization in important activities of this type. Our owner and founder Mrs. Barbara Bergström will present, along with our managing director Mr. Peter John Fyles.

Our sister school in the UK will be starting in September, led by outstanding Principal Ms. Sherry Zand.  I had the privilege of assisting Ms. Zand in staff recruitment for her school and was impressed by the quality of staff selected. We welcome IES Breckon and wish them all the very best for their start up year.

There are, of course, many other interesting and exciting developments in the pipeline which we will expand upon more during the coming year.

 

Again Welcome

 

Robert Clark

Principal

From the Principal

Welcome to our School

Endings of all types are an ideal opportunity to look both backwards and forwards and school year conclusions are no exception.

For our year 9 students there is the end of their time in compulsory schooling and at the same time the beginning of their time at gymnasium. For our new students in grade 4 next year we have the end of year 3 and the beginning of a journey toward academic excellence and the command of both English and Swedish.

For all our students we have the satisfaction of yet another successful year here at the IESE with all that this involves.

I wish everyone a fantastic, safe Summer Holiday and a successful next step, whatever that might entail.

 

Best Wishes,

Robert Clark

From the Principal

Welcome To Our School

It is wonderful to see our students playing outside in the sunshine again as we move toward the final part of our school year.

Staff and students are very busy with all manner of activities from National Tests and IGCSE`s to sports and cultural exchanges.  There is much to be done by the 13th of June and as always very little time to do it in.

The Locum owned annex opposite our school has now been successfully removed, rather aptly by a company called “Destroy”. The plot has now been covered with top soil and sewn with grass and will soon blend in nicely with our surroundings. I am sure that all are very pleased that this much needed development has taken place.

We look forward to a fantastic last six weeks of school together with everyone doing all they can to make it so.

 

Kindest Regards,

Robert Clark

From the Principal

Visitors from the UK

Welcome to the Internationella Engelska Skolan Enskede

Next week sees the Internationella Engelska Skolan Enskede play host to important visitors from the UK.

On Tuesday 14th February we will be welcoming our UK Development Manager Ms. King and our new UK School Principal from Brandon in England, Ms. Zand. Our guests will be with us throughout the morning, visiting classrooms and discussing how the Swedish educational system is implemented within our organization.

We are very much looking forward to meeting Ms. King and Ms. Zand, and are honored that our school has been chosen to represent the IES organization in this way.

Thursday 16th February sees us being visited again. This time our guests are a film team from the BBC, who are interested in finding out about or organization now that we are establishing a school in the UK. The team will be filming in classrooms and around the school to try to give viewers in the UK an idea of who we are. We are informed that the recordings will be used in TV News and Documentaries as well as Radio. Once again it is very gratifying that our school has been selected to represent the IES organization to viewers and listeners in the UK.

 

Best Wishes,

Robert Clark

Principal

From the Principal

Best School Award!

Best School Award!

IES Enskede Wins Best School Award

Congratulations to everyone for helping create this amazing result.

IES Enskede received a visit from Mrs. Barbara Bergström, our owner and Founder last week, together with the IES Managing Director Mr. Peter John Fyles. The purpose of this visit was to recognize our school for its academic excellence.

IES Enskede students achieved the highest national test results in our organization for both Science and English, and were 2nd in Swedish. This is a fantastic result when one considers that many of our schools top the academic results tables in their respective school districts.

There was further fantastic news to come as it was then announced that Enskede had been awarded the Barbara Bergström Award for best overall IES school. The very imposing trophy is now on display in our main hall.

Our sincere thanks to Mrs. Bergström and Mr. Fyles for taking the time from their very busy schedules to recognize our school in this very positive way.

Well done everyone!

Robert Clark

Principal

From the Principal

Welcome To Our School

Welcome To Our School

A warm welcome back to school to all our stakeholders for what will surely be another excellent spring term. School has gotten off to a very positive start with students meeting their friends and teachers, happy and relaxed after their 3 week break.

Our teachers met on Monday 9th for an in service day discussing important educational topics for development, as we together strive to help our students in the best possible way.

As is customary at the IESE our non teaching staff have been busy during the Christmas and New Year break improving our facilities. We have painted various sections, installed doors, renovated the staff gym and student room, installed a kitchen section with dishwasher in the MS student room, finished installing  flowers in the corridors and much more. My thanks to all those whose hard work made this continued improvement possible.

 

We were very pleased to be chosen from within the whole IES organization for an award regarding academic excellence. This is praise indeed as many of our sister schools are recognized as being outstanding within their regions. We will be visited by our Owner and Founder Mrs. Barbara Bergström and our Managing Director Mr. Peter John Fyles on the 16th January for a brief award ceremony. My congratulations to the students and staff of our school, as it is their hard work and dedication over many years that has enabled us to be recognized in this way.

I look forward to a fantastic term.

Kindest Regards,

Robert Clark

Principal

 

From the Principal

A Seasons Greetings

A Seasons Greetings

Welcome To Our School

A Seasons Greetings to One and All

At all schools the weeks running up to the Christmas break are very busy, and ours is of course no exception. There is a huge variety of activities taking place this week and next, from Lucia and putting up decorations, to grades and assessments, to talent shows to award ceremonies and so on. Before we know it the term will be over and students will be able to enjoy a well earned rest.

Our award focus at this year`s end of term ceremonies will be Approaches to Learning and Good Citizenship. There will be Certificates, Cinema tickets and Sony Digital Cameras to be won by those students deemed to have best supported our school ethos by deed. These are awards that all students are capable of winning as they are based on recognized random acts of kindness around the school and positive methodologies for success within the classroom.

It is important for all to remember that students with these characteristics who do not win an award this time will always win in the long run, as persistence in these areas is no friend of failure.

I wish everyone a fantastic and relaxing winter break and a happy new year.

 

Kindest Regards,

Robert Clark

From the Principal

School TLC!

School TLC!

School Hall - Before and after

School Hall - After

Our staff and students do their very best to help keep our school looking nice. Despite this the normal "wear and tear" caused by having a thousand people in the building every day and our striving to constantly make our school better means that there is always something to do. By repainting and enhancing the environment at our school we strive to give our students and staff the best work place possible. During the autumn break the admin staff worked hard to improve and restore our already great school. All the stairways were repainted; some of our classrooms were refreshed with new paint and we upgraded our IT equipment.

In the middle school we completed the final individual student work room, with new screens, thin clients and keyboards neatly installed.  We also brought our long halls to life with over 90 new green plants. This will give us some extra energy over the darker part of the school year. There is a lot of work done behind the scenes to help create our nice and calm school environment. We hope that all in our school will appreciate our work and continue to help keep it nice and fresh in the future.

Quiet Study Hall
Quiet Study Hall
From the Principal

Welcome from the Principal!

Welcome from the Principal!

Welcome everyone to that which promises to be yet another outstanding school year here at the Internationella Engelska Skolan Enskede.

I trust that families are well rested after a long and relaxing summer break and that students are looking forward to coming back to school to continue their education together with valued teachers and dear friends. Teachers and office staff are very busy this week getting ready for our school start Monday 15th August. The beginning of a school year means so many things to so many different people. Our year 4 students are no doubt excited about starting at their new school and commencing their educational journey toward being bilingual. At the same time our new year 9 students will be preparing themselves for a crucial  year that requires students to choose, and prepare for entry into, their future Gymnasium schools.

New Academic Vice Principal

We welcome our new middle school Academic Vice Principal Mrs. Maria Segerstedt to her new position. I am confident that Mrs. Segerstedt will do a fantastic job, ensuring that our students are empowered to be as good as they can be.  Mrs. Segerstedt will have a key role this year, facilitating important school wide educational developments together with Mrs. Dolk.

Academics

This year sees the introduction of the new Swedish School Law which came into effect on the 1st July. At the same time the new national curriculum with revised central content and grading scale/knowledge requirements is being introduced. More information regarding how this will affect IESE students will be made available on school soft as the term progresses. You can also read more regarding these changes at:  http://www.skolverket.se/lagar_och_regler

IT

All teaching staff now have laptops configured by our Internet Service Provider to work seamlessly with our wireless network system. We have also purchased laptop trolleys for both our Junior School and Middle School for use by students in classrooms. I was also pleased to be able to install Ethernet connections in all middle school classrooms in order to facilitate future IT developments.

Building

Our new roof was completed and painted as were our Junior School corridors and selected classrooms. Two new quiet work rooms have been established in our middle school providing students with more places to sit and work between lessons throughout the school day. These now complement the existing work room, student room and Library. The middle school office was at last given a much needed facelift with all surfaces painted and new floors installed.

 

ASL  Initiative

As part of the IES organization's continual drive for excellence our board has introduced the Associate School  Leader Program. I am very proud that IES Enskede has been chosen as host school for this pilot project. The ASL initiative will involve Mr. Dunnell and Ms. Hatley  from the UK experiencing  an intensive orientation to the IES organization as well as to the Swedish educational system and culture. This will take place at various IES schools and other agencies throughout the school year with a base at IESE. We welcome Mr. Mark Dunnell and Mrs. Jennifer Hatley to our school for this academic year and are sure that their track records of excellence in the UK will enable them both to make a significant contribution here at IESE.

My thanks to those staff who have worked over the summer to ensure that our school building and facilities are attractive and set for the year to come.

Once again welcome everyone to our school.

 

Robert Clark

 

Principal

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