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From the Principal

Dr Benedikz Appointed As Principal

Dear students, parents and staff of Internationella Engelska Skolan Skärholmen,

Mr Samuel West has been Acting Principal to lead IES Skärholmen during the period of a finding a successor to Ms Ohlén. We are very pleased to announce that Dr Margret Benedikz has been appointed as Principal to lead the school from 1 August 2019.

As of the same date, Mr West will join IES Södertälje as Principal.

Dr Benedikz is no stranger to IES, as she was the Principal of the Internationella Engelska Gymnasiet (IEGS) in Södermalm between 2005 - 2013. Most recently she held the position of Director of Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Laroverket (SSHL) since April 2013.

Dr Benedikz holds a PhD in English Literature from Stockholm University.

Please join me in welcoming Dr Benedikz to her new role, as well as thanking Mr West for his valuable contribution to IES Skärholmen. We wish both of them every success.

Kind regards,

Cecilia Marlow

Acting CEO

IESS Ping Pong Tournament

Yesterday six Junior School students and one of our P.E. teachers Mr de Kock went to IES Liljeholmen to participate in the IES Pingis Tournament! Unfortunately the opposition was a bit too strong for us, so the results weren't as positive as we hoped for. The students showed great sportsmanship and attitude throughout the whole day!

Attitude is everything!

6-Up Cup 2019

For our second annual competition, the winning House is yet again:


Yes, Ms Jenkins and her team held onto the title after a series of grueling challenges. The final scores were a combination of both the Jr school and Sr school competitions, both of which Amazon topped. Congratulations to them (and for everyone else, better luck next year)!

IESS Basketball Tournament

Yesterday, Ms Vaugeois and Ms Thomas took our Junior School Basketball team to Hässelby to participate in the inter-IES Junior School Basketball tournament against 5 other schools. The results were unfortunately not as positive as we hoped for, but the students showed great sportsmanship and attitude and represented the school as well as they possibly could!

Attitude is everything!


The winning class is 4A!!!!! 

They had over 20 facts up on the wall about down-syndrome, cut and decorated almost 1800 socks, brought in socks from home, made two giant stuffed socks and sang the rocka sockarna song to us which they had taken time to learn!  Incredible - the students showed great teamwork and were lead by their ERG member who put in so much effort! Shout out to Ms Braf and Mr Kelly who encouraged and supported all the students of 4A - Congratulations!!