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From the Principal



A new academic year with new possibilities is upon us! The holidays are over and the classrooms are full of students.

Alongside Mr Rutqvist, our Assistant Principal, I have visited every class and marveled at the changes that take place in the four years our students are with us. They come to us a children and leave as young adults. 

Today, I was eating lunch with one of our new teachers when a student came over and announced: "You know Mr Rapp, I LOVE our school food!"

I thought to myself, you know what - so do I!


From the Principal

New Year, New Challenges

The spring term has just begun and it's time for our students in Year Nine to choose which programs they will study in upper secondary school. It is not an easy choice and I do not envy them. When I was young there were twelve different programs to choose from and now there are a seemingly endless number with individual choices within them. A tough mission for a fifteen year old it would seem. Well, it only shows how important education is.

At Internationella Engelska Skolan we share that opinion and we want all our students to succeed.

Success, in this context, is the opportunity to choose the right school and program, which increases your chances of success in further education and future employment.

The key to that choice is the final grade. We want all students to reach their potential, not because we want to interfere with their choice of career but that we want it to be just that, a choice.

From the Principal

Autumn is here and outside my window the leaves are dropping from the trees.

More students in the corridors as the temperature drops and in every corner there are young people talking, doing homework, or reading a book. The student cafeteria is busier than ever, full of life and activity.

Staff are also very busy. It’s business as usual but also there are new tasks to contemplate as we have a new school law and a new curriculum. They are busy rewriting the syllabus and there is an endless stream of new material coming through the school doors.

Several members of staff are also taking their ICT-skills to the next level and blogging has proven to be a popular new tool for learning. One example, Mr Jaranovic is keeping his students up to date in Social Science through http://magisterz.wordpress.com/

Mr Carey is teaching all of us how to use ICT in the school and our daily life. He is pulling the school towards the 21st Century where pedagogy and technology are increasingly one and the same. His blog is very interesting for anybody and it puts a wider perspective on what used to be a narrow field. Read more here http://careystech.wordpress.com/

All buildings have a heart. This school has many. One of them is the student cafeteria. Mr Åkerstedt tells us what happens there, in the school and in the outside world. Follow our students’ daily life here http://cafeieso.wordpress.com/

Last but not least we are happy to have a teacher who is not only teaching within the walls of our school, she is also a wiz in the culinary world… Mrs Lundkvist will take you on a culinary trip here http://matmedsuss.blogspot.com/

Well, that’s it for this time. Enjoy the colorful Swedish autumn


From the Principal

Welcome to IES in Örebro and our new webpage

My name is Johan Rapp and I am the Principal of this school with 480 students and 45 members of staff

IES is an independent school company with schools all over Sweden. In our school we believe in high academic achievements, respect, order and tough love. We teach students from school year six through nine and we follow the Swedish curriculum. All schools in the IES family are bilingual and we teach some subjects in English with native speaking teachers. To command the English language gives the students a great advantage in further studies, travelling and work in and out of Sweden. We have a holistic view of our students and the combination of balanced academic expectations and social stability makes us a school chosen by many families.