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Agenda—First Day in School, August 17th


New Students—Grade 4

Grade 4 students should be at the PE Hall before 08:45. At this time they will receive a short introduction to the school from Mr Gossell and will then meet their class and their mentor before heading down to the main school building. Grade 4 parents are welcome to stay with them until they leave the PE Hall.

Students, Grade 5–9

The students will meet in these locations:

Please Note: We have made some changes, so from now on the two Senior Grades, Grade 8–9, will have their home homerooms in the former Junior Building. Thus, that building is no renamed to "Senior Building". The former Senior Building is renamed to "Main Building".

Grade 9 – Senior Dining Hall (Note: Formerly the Junior Dining Hall)

Grade 8 – Senior Student Lounge (Note: Formerly the Junior Student Lounge)

Grade 7 – Main Dining Hall (Note: Formerly the Senior Dining Hall)

Grade 6 – Main Student Lounge (Note: Formerly the Senior Student Lounge)

Grade 5 – Main Student Lounge (Note: Formerly the Senior Student Lounge)



The School Day officially starts. All Grade 5–9 students will be picked up by their mentors and go to their homeroom. Grade 4 students will be walked to their homerooms by their mentors after the introduction in the PE Hall.



End of Day

School Calendar 2017–2018

Important dates

17 August: School Starts. 08.30–14.00 for all students.

11–12 September: SPT (Development conversation)

30 October–3 November: Autumn Break

22 December– 8 January: Christmas Break

9 January: School Starts

17–18 January: SPT (Development conversation)

19–23 February: Sports Break

26 March–2 April: Easter Break

30 April: Break

11 May: Break

12 June: Last Day of School


From the Principal

A New Academic Year

A New Academic Year

Preparations for a New Academic Year

It's soon time to open up the school for our students, and we in the administration are fully working with getting all details—big and small—in place. Next week the teachers will start working, and I am currently planning the induction for all new staff—who this year come from Canada and USA as well as from Sweden. You find all new teachers at this page, and our new school assistants and Junior Club staff on this page.

I would like to say a warm Welcome to all our students, and of course an especially warm ditto to our new Grade 4 students and their parents! All students start school the same day—Thursday, August 17th. Here is the agenda for that day.

Reorganisation in our buildings

The most obvious change for this new year, is a change of homerooms in our two buildings. Our old students will notice that our former Junior Building—with Grade 4–5 students—now have become our Senior Building—with grade 8–9 students. And our former Senior Building is now instead named our Main Building. There are several reasons for this change—the most important one is, for security reasons, to have our most junior students in the house where we have the most adults at any given time. This allows us at the same time to create a little bit more grown-up and academic student environment for our senior students.

Our first Graduates

In June this year the first students ever graduated from IES Hässleholm, and I'm so happy to be able to say that IES delivers! Their average academic score was sky high above other schools, both in Hässleholm and Sweden, and student testimonials at their prom—with students telling about how both the school and their classmates had made them achive more that they thought were possible—convinced me that our school really is on the right track! I'm so proud and happy to be its principal, and I and my staff will keep on working with its development. I do look forward to its third academic year!

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."