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Start of Term Dates for All Schools

Start of Term Dates for All Schools

Please note that students are welcome back to school for the first day of the academic year 2017-18 on:

  • Borås - Monday, 21 August, 2017
  • Bromma - Wednesday, 16 August, 2017
  • Enskede - School start information already sent to stakeholders by post and via SchoolSoft.
  • Eskilstuna - Monday, 21 August, 2017
  • Falun - Wednesday, 23 August 2017
  • Gävle - Monday, 21 August 2017
  • Halmstad - Friday, 18 August 2017
  • Helsingborg - Monday, 21 August 2017
  • Huddinge - Monday, 21 August 2017
  • Hässelby Strand - Wednesday, 16 August, 2017
  • Hässleholm - Thursday, 17 August 2017
  • Johanneberg - Thursday, 17 August, 2017
  • Järfälla - Thursday, 17 August, 2017
  • Jönköping - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
  • Karlstad - Wednesday, 23 August, 2017
  • Kista - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
  • Krokslätt - Thursday, 17 August, 2017
  • Landskrona - Monday, 21 August 2017
  • Liljeholmen - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
  • Linköping - Thursday, 17 August 2017
  • Lund - Thursday, 17 August, 2017
  • Nacka - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
  • Skärholmen - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
  • Sundsvall - Wednesday, 23 August, 2017
  • Södertälje - Thursday, 17 August 2017
  • Tyresö - Monday, 21 August 2017
  • Täby - Monday, 21 August 2017
  • Umeå - Friday, 18 August 2017
  • Uppsala - Thursday, 17 August, 2017
  • Västerås - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
  • Älvsjö - Thursday, 17 August, 2017
  • Årsta - Wednesday, 16 August 2017
  • Örebro - Monday, 21 August, 2017
  • Internationella Engelska Gymnasiet Södermalm - Wednesday, 16 August, 2017 (first year) and Thursday, 17 August, 2017 (all remaining students).

Students Sing For Victory in IES Eurovision Song Contest

Students Sing For Victory in IES Eurovision Song Contest

A grade nine student from IES Tyresö was crowned the winner after 18 bands and solo artists stepped forward to perform during the annual Internationella Engelska Skolan Modern Foreign Languages Eurovision Song Contest.

The popular competition is open to students at all IES schools and sees them perform a song in a language other than Swedish or English.



This year’s winner was Stella Chirinos from IES Tyresö (Pictured above with French Teacher Mr Guerneui, Founder of IES Ms Bergstöm, and music teacher Mr Stones). Stella sang Dernière Danse by French singer-songwriter Indila.

Stella said: “It was a strange feeling to hear that I had won. There was some very good singers from other schools. I knew that I had given a good performance and that I had a strong song but it's always a good surprise to win.

"I started in year 7 here at IES Tyresö so I've been learning French for three years. I like the language, I like how it sounds.”

Stella got the idea of performing the Indila song after a friend mentioned it in a French lesson and she realised it would suit her well.

She said: “I like to sing because it's fun and I can express feeling through songs. There are songs for all occasions, sad and happy.

"I've been singing since I was seven and I've performed on stage on several occasions previously so I have some stage experience but you can't take away the nervosity."

Her French teacher, Mr Guerneui added: “I knew that my student Stella was a very strong candidate for victory but when I heard the singers from Nacka and Gävle I felt that this year's trophy might as well go to one of these schools. The two girls had very strong and beautiful voices. It's my first year at IES Tyresö  and we are still a relatively new school so I am glad that we won with our first attempt.”

Second place was awarded to Paulina Johnson of IES Gävle (pictured, left) who sang Mii Años in Spanish, while the third prize went to a band from IES Nacka made up of Felicia Elding, Louise Andersson, Alva Willers and Annie Wallin (pictured, below, right). Together they performed Colores En El Biento in Spanish.

This year the event was hosted by IES Bromma, other IES schools taking part included those from: Älvsjö, Täby, Kista, Skärholmen, Huddinge, Liljeholmen, Uppsala, Hässelby, Eskilstuna, Halmstad, Lund, Sundsvall, Johanneberg and Hässleholm .

The result means that, according to Eurovision tradition, IES Tyresö will host next year’s contest.

Mr Guerneui is looking forward to putting together next year’s event.

He said: “IES Bromma has set the bar very high this year but we are confident to maintain the same standard next year."

Winter Sports Day

Winter Sports Day

On Friday, March 17th, Year 7 & 8 had their Winter Sports Day.    

Students had the choice of three winter activities: Skiing, Curling or Hiking.     

Winter Sports Day Winter Sports Day

In the skiing group, we had around 75 students who had never been on skis before!  Ms Merritt and the other teachers were extremely impressed by how quickly a lot of students picked up the sport and were flying down the red hill by the end of the day!  It was a fantastic opportunity for students to try something new.  

Winter Sports Day   Winter Sports Day


The curling group travelled all the way to Danderyds Curling club where they learned how to curl.  Students from 8C said "It was fun sliding around and falling on the ice!"  Ms Nieuwenburg said that our students were excellent representatives of our school and that they took on the challenge of curling with lots of laughs and wipe outs!

Winter Sports Day Winter Sports Day


The hiking group had beautiful weather as they travelled to Hellasgården.  They went for a 5km hike where they were able to get amazing views of the lake and Stockholm off in the distance.  After the hike, they got competitive and played some football! 

Overall, it was a great day with lots of sports and smiling students!

Winter Sports Day

IES Skärholmen Students in Sveriges Radio

IES Skärholmen Students in Sveriges Radio


At school I wanted (Ms.Salci, So-teacher) to test students' ability to source critical thinking. Together with the students who were with me in Auschwitz, I conducted an experiment. It was a "miracle drink" that would boost concentration and improve test results. This attracted the attention of the Swedish Radio P1. We were invited to the radio show Nordegren & Epstein P1, Tuesday 14 March. The program (live broadcast) discuss our pupils from Year 9's Adam Alas and Cleo Trad experiment.

Listening Here...


On the 17th of Feb. 2017 Ms Namdar was invited by Nobel prize winner Torsten Wiesel to attend the future Nobelcenters first event
together with her two student Krystian Laptka and Yazid Abukhanfusa from 9B.
Before the event started Nobel Laureate Torsten Wiesel together with his wife artist Mu Reyes had breakfast together with the IES students and after the event they got to spend even more time with Dr Torsten Wiesel who spoke to the boys about their studies, school and future over fika at Kulturhuset. 
IES Skärholmen student Krystian Laptka spoke of his love of science and consulted with Dr Wiesel about the potential areas of interest of work when older. He spoke with the two boys for nearly a full hour after the event, he was very impressed by Krystians level of knowledge in science and how well both boys spoke English. 
Here is a press release from the event: 
Here is some information about the Nobel Center and what is to come once built: 
Torsten Wiesel is not just the only nobel prize winner who gets to attend the Nobel event every year but was has been head of Karolinska, Harvard University, John Hopkins university and the Rockefeller center just to mention a few. 
This has been a amazing experience for the students and a great honor. 
We hope that he will come and visit our school one day in the future.