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Lunches at IES Liljeholmen

Lunches at IES Liljeholmen

Every day we serve a nutritous lunch. Students can choose between a fish, vegetarian, or meat/chicken course. We also serve soup, bread, fruit and different sallads. Kleins provide us with the food, and they cook the food at IES Älvsjö, and also has 4 staff members working with serving the food, and do the dishes. Last year they invested in a new dish washer and new serving tables, and decorated the lunch rooms very nicely. Previously we have invited parents who have questions about our lunches to eat with someone from management, but during these times we have cancelled that. We will post pictures in our social media channels, on FB and Instagram and School Soft. 

Intake of Grade 4 students for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

We are in the process of updating the queue in preparation for the admission of grade 4 students for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Families whose children are waiting for a place in grade 4, 2021 have been contacted and asked to fill in a form to confirm continuing interest in admission. If your child is in our grade 4, 2021 queue but you did not receive the form via postal mail or email, contact School Administrator, Sarah Carlsson:

The admission process is due to commence in the coming months, the criteria for admission being date of application after sibling priority.

Families of those children who we are eventually able to offer places to will be contacted via both email and postal mail.

With questions, please contact: Sarah Carlsson

From the Principal

Welcome to the first spring term of the new decade!

Welcome back to a new term!

The first term of a new decade has just begun. Teachers, staff and students are back, refilled with energy.

We welcome back Ms Sales from her maternity leave, and welcome Mr Stawarz in to the Spec Ed team. We also welcome Mr Saber in to the Swedish department where he will cover for Ms Kjellberg parental leave. Ms Korkutmaz, who has worked with us since August, both in Spec Ed and in the science department, will cover for Mr McInnon during his parental leave. We also welcome Mr Scott back to the PE department after his parental leave.

We finished our term with a survey for the students, covering most of the areas the annual survey will cover in the spring, to feel the temperature of the school, where we are at right now. We have looked at the results together with teachers already, and started discussions on what is good and what needs to be changed, and it is very interesting.


Something that we think will increase the safety in the school are the cameras that are now installed in the corridors, on all levels. As we have had incidents where it would have been useful with cameras, we have seen the need for this.


Another area where students want to improve is the feedback from teachers, being part of planning, and being able to plan and know what will happen. We have now opened up the Unit Sites, to the students so that they have access to them.


Something else that I want to raise is that we still se a lot of children buying candy and snacks after school, at ICA, on a daily basis. We talk about eating healthy and try to promote a healthy life style, and we are sure that you do too, but if you could have a chat to them at home as well we would very much appreciate it. 


Development talks are coming up quiet soon this term, we wanted to do them earlier this year to be able to set goals to work towards when the last term is fresh in mind. If you have questions about grades from last term, contact the teacher that set the grade so that they can explain why they gave the grade they did and how the student can improve. 


Leave of abscence request has reached an all time high this season, as a school we can approve a maximum of 10 days off during a school year. But before approving any leave, we look at the grades, attendance over all, reasons for being off, to be able to take a well informed decision in what we see is best for the student. We will not approve any leave of abscence during National Tests. 



Kind regards, 

Annakarin Johansson Sandman


IES students join New York Academy of Sciences

IES students join New York Academy of Sciences

(Junior Academy Members: L-R Elias and Victor from IES Länna)

Eight students from five IES schools have joined a prestigious group of young international scientists and mathematicians.

The New York Academy of Sciences started its Junior Academy to encourage talented students from around the world to work together, with companies and experts to find innovative solutions to global challenges. Now the group has recruited students from IES schools in Johanneberg, Liljeholmen, Huddinge, Sundsvall and Länna for this STEM project (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Students taking part in the project compete in challenges over 70 days with topics around some of the greatest issues humanity faces today, including issues around public health, nutrition, hygiene, climate change and energy, among others.

Two of the students taking part are Victor and Elias from IES Länna. 

Elias said: “I have always loved to come up with solutions and design work, I love these subjects and working in groups, so I can learn from all of these different people from around the world. That is the biggest part of it, you get to be part of this community and solve problems with people.

"The school told me about this opportunity, I got help from my teachers to write my application, and one of my teachers wrote a recommendation letter. I couldn’t have written such a good application without all that help.”

Victor added: "I will learn to work in teams and with people from all over the world, make friends, and learn about people with different abilities.  For example, right now I am not good at coding but I might get a lot better and learn more, maybe develop interests I do not have today.

"When I talked to my parents, they weren’t too sure I would succeed. When I told them that I got in they were really happy, they said congratulations and that I could choose dinner.  I chose kebab, of course.”

Being part of the programme means that the students taking part are members of the New York Academy of Sciences, which once had Charles Darwin and Thomas Edison as members.

The students work in their free time to find the best solution to the challenges which have been posed.  Those taking part choose who they want to work with, through a global network where they can create a profile which lists their skills and interests.

Now both Victor and Elias have been approached by other students from around the world, keen to enlist their help for the challenges.

Elias said: “I have a lot of messages telling me that they want to learn things together and asking if I want to team up. A lot from Sweden, but also from Pakistan and Egypt, there are a lot from those countries and India. I’m amazed that they want to learn from me and team up with me, it just feels good”

Mr Pruden, academic manager at IES Länna, has been one of those encouraging the two students to apply to take part.

He said: “We were really hoping that one of the two might get in, and when we got the emails to say that they would both take part, we had an academic euphoria. It was a nice feeling and great to see how much both of these students really lit up."

Those teams who win a challenge are given an all-expenses-paid trip to the New York Academy of Sciences in New York City for the annual Global STEM Alliance Summit, where they receive prizes and special recognition.

That is something Victor has his eye on, but he thinks this year will be spent learning how the system works, so that he has a greater chance of winning challenges in the years to come.

He said: “Of course it would be really fun to go to New York but I have plenty of time to win a challenge, I can be part of the community for five years.  Now I will focus on learning the community and seeing how it works.”

IES wishes all the students taking part the best of luck and hopes that they reach New York.

From the Principal

School lunches at IES Liljeholmen / Skolmaten vid IES Liljeholmen



i årets skolundersökning hade nöjdheten med skolluncherna gått upp avsevärt och vi har därför valt att fortsätta att arbeta med Kleins Kitchen som leverantörer. Liksom förra årer serveras det dagligen tre olika rätter, samt ett salladsbord, soppa, bröd och frukt varje dag. Det finns mjölk och vatten att dricka. Kleins har erbjudit oss att servera en mer vegetarisk kost, genom att byta ut kött- eller fiskrätten till en vegetariskrätt. Från och med oktober kommer vi att testa att ibland servera mer vegetarisk kost, vi har gått igenom menyn och valt bort rätter som vi vet inte varit så populära, eller lagt till vegetariska rätter som vi vet varit väldigt populära. Det kommer alltså alltid att serveras en fisk eller kött rätt, men ibland även två vegetariska rätter. 


Bifogat hittar ni lite information kring hur Kleins tänker kring mat och hur de jobbar.


Om ni är nyfikna på skollunchen, hör gärna av er till mig så bokar vi in en dag när ni kan komma och äta med någon av oss i ledningsgruppen. 


Vänliga hälsningar,

Annakarin Johansson



Dear all, 


In this years survey, the results showed that the satisfaction with school lunches was higher than previous years. We have because of this decided to continue with Kleins Kitchen as our caterers. As last year we serve three different courses a day, a fishdish, a meat dish and a vegetarian dish. There are also soup, a salad bar, bread and fruit, and milk or water to drink. Kleins have offered to serve more vegetarian food, so from October we have chosen a few days where we have exchanged the fish or meat for a vegetarian dish. We have picked the days when we know that the meat or fish dish hasn't been overly popular or when we know that the vegetarian dish has been. 


I have attached a couple of documents from Kleins. 


If you are curious about the school lunch, let me know and we can book a day where you come and eat with one of us in the management team. 


Kind regards, 

Annakarin Johansson