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From the Principal

Autumn Parents' Meeting

Thank you to all the parents and guardians that attended our autumn Parents' Meeting! It was great to see so many familiar faces as well as having a chance to meet families that are new to our school. At IESÖ we believe strongly in having good communication between the school and home. Information from the evening can be found in the presentation that has been uploaded on SchoolSoft. 

Don't forget to book the next PTA meeting (September 6th at 18:00) and our autumn Parent Café (September 26th at 18:00) into your schedules. The theme for the next Parent Café is adolescents and sleep.

From the Principal

Welcome to the 2018-19 School Year!

On behalf of the staff at Internationella Engelska Skolan i Örebro, I am pleased to welcome everyone to the 2018-19 school year! I am looking forward to all the opportunities a new year brings and very excited about the preparations we have made during the summer. It is very important that everyone in the school community works closely together to create a successful and positive experience this school year.

The students' first day is Monday, August 20th, and guardians should check SchoolSoft for more information. We would also like to inform all our guardians that our autumn Parents' Meeting will be on August 29th. Years 4-6 will start at 17:30 in the dining hall, and Years 7-9 will start at 17:30 in their mentor classrooms. 

I would also like to remind you to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with everything that is going on! 

Welcome to a new school year!

-Michael Ballard (Principal IESÖ)


From the Principal

Great start to the spring term!

Thank you to everyone that attended our parent’s meeting on Wednesday! We appreciate that so many of our families were able to be here, and it is a great opportunity for us to discuss important issues. We have had a great start after the break, and both students and staff are looking forward to another successful term at IESÖ.

Here are some important dates to remember this spring:

  • February 7: PTA meeting
  • February 15: Winter Sports Day
  • February 16: Kindness and Valentine's Day celebration
  • Week 8: Sportlov
  • March 14: Study Day
  • Week 12: Easter Break
  • April 18: PTA meeting
  • April 20: Induction / Entry day workshop for new students
  • April 30 - May 1: Public holiday - no school
  • May 10-11: Public holiday - no school
  • June 6: Public holiday - no school
  • June 15th: Graduation
From the Principal

November update

Hello IESÖ families!

As we continue into the autumn term and have many activities and events occurring at school, I would like to give you an update of what’s going at IESÖ.

This week it was really nice to meet with the IESÖ PTA to discuss their plans for the future and the special topics they would like to discuss in the meetings later this year. The next meeting will take place on February 7th, and parents have asked that we invite a representative from the construction project in Österport to give information and explain how it might affect the school. I hope that you can join us then!

Last week we had oral national tests in years 6 and 9. I have heard from the teachers that they were very pleased with how the students performed! Students in years 4 and 5 attended the skolbio at Roxy and had Student Choice activities, while the students in years 7 and 8 raised money for Barnkliniken in Örebro. It was great to see students working together for such an important cause.

We are looking forward to the next month with many activities and special days leading up to the end of term. Please remember to check the school’s Facebook page to see photos and news of what’s happening at school.

Thank you for reading and have a nice weekend!

From the Principal

Nobel Day, Lucia, and Science Fair

Nobel Day, Lucia, and Science Fair

It is hard to believe that the Autumn term is soon ending. We have had a very busy week at IESÖ beginning last Friday with our Nobel Day celebration and julbord. It was fun to see many students and staff dressed for the occasion, and Student Council did an excellent job to host the lunch and handout ‘Nobel Prizes’ to students in each year level for positive actions they have performed this school year.

On Wednesday, we had two Lucia performances by our year 4 students. It was a very full dining room, and the students did an excellent job to perform in front of so many people. I know that the students, music teachers, and Junior School staff put in a lot of hard work for the show, and it was great that many families were able to attend! We also had a group of year 7 and 8 students that planned and presented their own performance at Barnkliniken, USÖ. I am happy to see the work of these students continue after their fundraiser for Barnkliniken in November.

Today, we had our annual Science Fair, and it was amazing to see all the learning that has taken place and the ideas from our students. I know many students have been putting a lot of time and effort into their projects, and the Science Department, student cafeteria staff and many other school personnel have been staying into the evening to help students research and work on their projects.

The last week of this term will also have many special moments with Student Choice activities, a Mentor Day, and our end of term ceremony. Please remember to check our Facebook page to see updates and photos from the various activities.

From the Principal

Hösten är här och det är mycket som är på gång

Hösten har kommit med stormsteg och den långa sommaren verkar få ett abrupt slut.

På skolan har vi nyss firat 10 år i Örebro samtidigt som vi invigt den nya delen som kommit till under sommaren. Årskurs fyra och fem har flyttat in på vår Junior School och vi har fått fler barn i huset. Det är en helt ny erfarenhet för oss att undervisa de yngre årskurserna och vi lär oss hela tiden nya saker.

Den 13:e november har vi öppet hus då vi välkomnar alla familjer som står i kö till skolan till att besöka oss och få insyn i vår verksamhet.

Det är, som alltid, mycket på gång och jag vill särskilt poängtera följande:

Vi arbetar nu ännu mer med IKT i vår undervisning och har lyckats säkerställa att eleverna i årskurs sju även detta år har en iPad var. Det finns nu ca 250 elever i skolan med en personlig iPad och lärarna utvecklas hela tiden med arbetet att vända sin undervisning, så kallat "flipped classroom". Flera spelar in föreläsningar via Educreations och publicerar dem till eleverna så att de kan förbereda sig bättre för lektionerna. Vi vill på detta sätt göra undervisningen mer effektiv och frigöra lärartid till individuella elever under lektionerna.

Ha en skön höst och välkomna den 13:e november.

From the Principal

The sports break is over...

...and the eight graders are on PRAO. It makes the hallways feel a bit empty, but it is also a chance to have some more time for the other students.

On Monday, we got a new student, and when she went home, I asked her how the day was and if she had had a good first day of school at IES. She said, "It has been great, the school is so nice and the food was much better than in my last school".

I wanted to ask about the lessons or the teaching but I didn't. I realized that when you are 12 years old you have other priorities.

With best wishes for a rapidly approaching spring

Johan Rapp

From the Principal

Over 800 hundred guests at open house


Last Thursday we had an open evening at our school. The response was incredible with over 800 hundred guests squeezed around classrooms, labs and presentations whilst sampling home baked cakes and buns! We are so happy with the overwhelmingly positive response to our plans to welcome students in years 4 & 5, Autumn 2013. Our staff and student ambassadors were busy all evening answering questions and showing our guests around the building. 

Soon we'll be lighting the first advent candles. Christmas is coming! Have a great week!


From the Principal

Good news: We are opening a junior school

Autumn is nearly over, the leaves are falling and I realise that people are already buying Christmas presents.
Where does the time go?

At IES Örebro we have just finished development talks and are now preparing for our open house evening, Thursday 22nd of November. 
We have recently been granted permission to start a junior school and look forward towards welcoming students in years 4, 5 & 6 next academic year. That students will have six instead of four years at IES Örebro is going to give us more opportunities to ensure all our students reach their potential. 

We look very much forward to meeting these younger children in the corridors and playground.