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Year 8 admission

Many students and guardians have asked my admission papers have been sent out for students in year level 4 to 7 and not in year 8 or 9. The simple answer is that initially these yearlevels were not planned. However, the interrest for starting year 8 has grown and a start is now possible if we get in additional applications. 

If you are interrested in year 8, apply here:

There will be more information about this in the Mars 16 Meet the principal evening.

Admission information

Dear Guardians

Admission papers for autumn term of 2015 will be sent out weeks 10 and 11. These will contain detailed information on how to respond to an offer of place in the first round of admissions, as well as an invitation to a “Work Shop Day” that will be held March 28.

Apply for a place at IES Hässleholm.


New phase in the setup of the school

New phase in the setup of the school

The process of creating IES Hässleholm continues and now enters an intense phase. The first admission papers will be sent out during weeks 10 and 11, and I will host a “Meet the principal" evening March 16 at 6:30 pm at Hässleholm Kulturhus in the Red Room.  Everyone is welcomed to this occasion where I will present the school, its structure, my own background and how IES Hässleholm will deliver quality instruction to your children.

A workshop day for the first admitted students will take place March 28. More information will be sent in the admission package that is going out soon.

We still have a few places in the planned Years 4-7. To ensure that you have the opportunity to have a place at IES Hässleholm autumn term 2015, apply now by clicking this link.

I have inspected the building site, and am very happy with the progress so far. The deconstruction phase is over, and we have entered the more exiting construction phase. Below is a picture of the hallway outside our future Year 9 classrooms.  

A tour of the building for students that have applied is planned for the middle of May. At that time our schoolyard should be equipped with fun equipment for all our students, both the young and the senior students.

Our gym hall is located no more than a four-minute walk from the school. P.E. is one of the most important subjects we offer, since good physical health is a prerequisite for reaching your intellectual potential. In order to improve the physical health of our students, we will not only have regular P.E. classes, but will also arrange American Football practice together with our friends, our local American Football team Hässleholm Hurricanes, on a regular basis.

The recruitment of teachers and other staff continues and new hire information will be posted on this website on a regular basis. We are looking for both international teachers and native Swedes since Swedish is the medium of instruction in the Swedish language classes and Social Studies (SO). There has been a great deal of interest by job seekers in working for IES Hässleholm, and the process is moving forward.

What subjects will be taught in English and Swedish?

Many guardians have contacted us with questions about what subjects will be taught in English and Swedish. This differs in all our schools, but the set-up for IES Hässleholm will be the following:

Please remember that students come to IES to learn English, not becasue they know English. We provide Swedish support in our lower yearlevels.


Language of Instruction







Social Studies (SO)




Home Economics


Modern Language

Swedish and English depending on teacher


English or Swedish depending on teacher




We look forward to meeting with you in March and sharing the progress we're making in both the construction of the school and the development of a strong, 21st Century, multilingual, multicultural curriculum.


Welcome Ms. Allie Sutton

Welcome Ms. Allie Sutton

Ms. Allie Sutton

Welcome Ms. Allie Sutton

It is with great pride that I welcome Ms. Allie Sutton on board to IES Hässleholm. Ms. Sutton will be teaching our years 4-6 in English, Science and Math starting in August. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Education degree for Primary and Junior Divisions at Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Ms. Sutton has a strong dedication to education and feels that every student is a unique individual with a different history and set of needs. Recognizing and embracing diversity is critical in building a trusting and inclusive classroom environment. During her practicum experience, she built rapport with students by personally interacting with each student daily and inquiring about their interests. This allowed her to connect with students on an individual level. She ensured a safe space by actively listening to and validating feelings, as well as promoting her students' well-being. In turn, she was able to effectively accommodate all learners by differentiating instruction depending on needs, interests, and abilities.  This experience is what we in Sweden refer to as "Mentorship".

On the question of why she wanted to come to Sweden, she says, "My interest in working overseas stems from my curiosity in learning about the world and different cultures, combined with my love of teaching and children. I have given much thought to working overseas and feel an immense amount of support from my family and friends as I begin my career and follow my dreams."

As Principal, I´m proud to welcome Ms. Sutton to our team. I´m certainly delighted to have such a driven teacher from the start. It is my conviction that Ms. Sutton will play a key role in building IES Hässleholm.


Mr. Chris Nilsson

Principal Internationella Engelska Skolan Hässleholm


Welcome aboard, Mr. Reg McCulley!

Welcome aboard, Mr. Reg McCulley!

I welcome our new teacher, Mr. Reg McCulley, to IES Hässleholm. Mr. McCulley is an active member of the Global Cohort at the University of Ottawa, Canada, and will be teaching English, Math and Science in years 4-6 starting August 2015.

Mr. McCulley has a background as an English as a Second Language teacher with experience ranging from Kindergarten to middle school students and even on board Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. As an English as a Second Language teacher, one of his responsibilities has been to teach English grammar to young Korean speakers, giving him international experience.

He quickly learned that the key to success is to teach weekly lessons designed to build on previous knowledge, while constantly rewarding efforts and progress. Mr. McCulley believes that not only does a teacher need to be able to adjust teaching material to meet each student's needs (e.g. visual learners require games, flashcards, and videos, yet  auditory learners require songs, chants, and role playing activities to aid their learning), but that the foundation for good education is a calm and safe environment. No student can learn in a chaotic environment.

As a Principal, I´m proud to have Mr. McCulley on board, and I´m looking forward to seeing him share his experience with both faculty and students of IES Hässleholm.

IES Hässleholm aims to have a 50-50 split when it comes to Swedes and native English speakers. A good teacher is key to academic success, and thus recruiting from all over the world gives IES a clear advantage.