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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

With this picture from our very first Christmas Show, I'd like to wish all students, parents and staff members a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope you will all have a fantastic break, and we will see each other again in 2018. School starts on Tuesday the 9th, at 08.45 as usual.

(By the way, it was a great Christmas Show with many skilled student performances accompanied by the combined Student/Staff Christmas Band, and all of us agreed that this will be part of our School Traditions for years to come!)

Welcome to Open House the 23rd of January!

Welcome to Open House the 23rd of January!

In order for interested students and parents to be able to see our school and meet the teachers and the Principal, we will hold an Open House on Tuesday, January 23 at 17:00–19:00. The address is Wendesvägen 1, Hässleholm.

You are most welcome!

(Don’t forget to apply today in our first-come, first-served queue system.) 

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!

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