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World book day!

This week we are celebrating World Book Day. Both in classrooms, during breaks and in the library, different events are going on. On Friday the 27th the year 6 will host different events reconizing this day. The English Department together with the teachers has had a little competition for the students where they get to guess who the reader behind the book is! It has been a very popular competition, and hopefully it has inspired some students to read new authors. Can you identify the reader behind the book? 

 

From the Principal

Welcome to IES Liljeholmen!

Welcome to IES Liljeholmen!

IES Liljeholmen is a year 4-9 school situated around Telefonplan in Hägersten, not far from Stockholm City. We started this school in 2014 and has grown to our full potential this school year (2017/2018) with five parallell classes in each year group. We believe strongly in the IES Ethos, in a bilingual, safe and orderly school envrionment where students can learn and teachers can teach. 

Our teachers comes from all over the world, but they have in common that they teach in their first language. Our students have the privilage of being taught by a native speaker, in English, Swedish, Spanish, French and German for example. We also offer a wide range of home languages through Omniglot. 

I came to IES Liljeholmen in June 2016, after 12 years at IES Enskede. I started off as a teacher in Swedish, SO and Maths, I was a mentor for many years, and Head of Department and Head of Year. The last three years at IES Enskede I was the Academic Manager. I sometimes jokingly say that I am born and raised IES as this is were I have worked for almost 14 years now, almost a third of my life. 

IES Liljeholmen is my first school as a Principal, and my vision of this school is one of a well functioning school, where students can reach their goals, and learn for life. My goal is that all our students will be able to get in to Gymnasiet after year 9. That the grades they get is reflecting reality and are in following LGR 11, the Swedish curriculum. Which means that my vision also is of a school where all teachers are in line with LGR 11 when teaching, planning lessons and grading. I believe in grit, and an open mindset when it comes to learning. I believe in learning from mistakes, and not giving up even when it is hard. To be able to ask for help, and new ways, when the old ways don't lead forward anymore. As a wise person once said, “The greatest teacher, failure is.”

I wish you all a fantastic 2018! 

 

Best regards, 

Annakarin Johansson 

Principal 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Principal

Thank you for this year!

Thank you for this year!

Thank you all for making this year a wonderful experience for me! It has been quiet a journey with our first inspection by Skolinspektionen, our first year 9s having their national tests, and being able to offer our students the opportunity to take the IGCSE tests.  Though the journey has had it's ups and downs it has been a very learning experience, and I am looking forward to next school year when we reach our full potential of 5 parallell classes from year 4-9 and finally also being able to expand up till the 7th level of the building. 

  A big thank you to all the students, guardians and of course, members of the staff for making this year fantastic! 

From the Principal

Spring development talks!

Spring development talks!

As last term, our Development talks were really successful. It is such a great opportunity for teachers, students and parents to meet and set goals for the future. Some classes took the opportunity to sell fika to the visiting parents, which was very much appreciated. And on the second day, we were visited by English children's books in Sweden, who are an independant Usborne book organiser. It was very appreciated by students, parents and staff, and we will invite them again!

 

From the Principal

Development talk days - a success!

Development talk days - a success!

Thank you all, students, parents, mentors and staff for making the Development Talk Days so very valuable!

 

I am sure we have all gotten a lot of very useful feedback, I sure know I have. Next step for all of us is now to think about that feedback, and how we are going to act on what we were told. Maybe we decide to take an earlier bus to avoid being late, maybe we decide to change how we explain difficult things we teach, maybe we decide to work a little harder to reach a goal we set up?

 

Soon we are off on Autumn break, a well deserved rest for students and teachers! And those of us still here during next week will make sure that the school is nice and tidy when you get back, some painting, some moving and some notice boards will be put up! And when you, the students, get back, we will need your support to make sure that the school stays that way for a long time! 

 

And a huge thank you to the students providing fika for our guests! 

 

Take care, 

 

Ms Johansson 

 

From the Principal

Back to school!

Back to school!

A new school year has finally started. The building is yet again filled with students and teachers and what it takes to make it in to a school, not just an empty house.  It has been an intense start for all of us, but now pieces are falling in to place. We have had the opportunity to meet the parents and guardians during the first full week back, and that was great for all of us. 

 Our Heads of Houses, and House Captains and a few extra students went on a camping and team building trip to Ängsö last week and had a fantastic few days that will benefit all our students. The extra curricular activities such as the Robotics Team and the Running club has already started, with lots of enthusiastic students signing up. Our librarian is hosting a scavange hunt in the library this week and lots of other activities going on out side the lesson time. I have already visited a few lessons, and their is real learning taking place. Today a year 7 class went on an science excursion to look for creepy crawlies! They found some leaches and snails, but no frogs this time. 

We have a Cross Curricular theme for the whole school this year, and that is Juno, the space craft Juno going to Jupiter! Have look at the Youtube clip below for more information. 

This will be a great school year! 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU1CH6p1Tf8&feature=youtu.be

From the Principal

Några ord från er nya rektor

Några ord från er nya rektor

Kära elever och föräldrar,

 

Att få träffa er på skolavslutningen var ett stort ögonblick för mig och jag ser mycket fram emot att få arbeta tillsammans med er nästa läsår. Jag har tagit på mig den här rollen som tillförordnad rektor på IES Liljeholmen med stor ödmjukhet men också med tilltro till att det här kommer att bli bra. Ni har varit med och skapat en mycket bra skola tillsammans med min företrädare Mr Gehlin och de otroliga lärarna  och personal som arbetar här.

 Som jag sa i mitt tal på skolavslutningen, för att lära sig något nytt - anta en ny utmaning, så måste man ruskas om lite. Detta gäller alla, vare sig man är ung eller gammal, nybörjare eller erfaren, elev eller lärare, förälder eller skolledare. Men efter omruskningen kommer aha-ögonblicket, när poletten ramlar ner. Tillsammans kommer vi att få flera aha-ögonblick och det ser jag fram emot.

  Jag önskar er en skön vilsam sommar, men också att ni utmanar er själva att pröva något nytt. Kanske simma lite längre än ni gjort, springa lite fortare, läsa en bok, se in film på engelska utan textning?

 

Vi ses igen den 18 augusti!

 

Vänliga hälsningar

Annakarin Johansson

Interim Principal

From the Principal

Juni

Kära elever och vårdnadshavare!

Det har så, efter avklarad skolavslutning och avtackning  blivit dags för mig att avsluta det första läsåret på Internationella Engelska Skolan Liljeholmen. Ett fantastiskt första läsår har vi haft, som bjudit på både glädjeämnen och utmaningar. Det är i dessa dagar svårt för mig att känna att vi närmar oss slutet på något, när nästan all min tid de senaste månaderna har inneburit en tid i startgropen med förberedelser inför nästa läsår.

Men jag minns våra första veckor, när jag åkte fram och tillbaka mellan diverse butiker och skolan, för att komplettera vår utrustning med diverse klockor, tennisbollar, hyllor och ramar.

Att vi har gjort en sån här resa tillsammans, från en tom byggnad till en färdig skola, är en erfarenhet vi alla skall vårda minnet av för resten av våra liv. “Vågar vi?” -“Ja!” “Klarar vi det?” -”Absolut!”. Många är de mållinjer som korsats, projekt som färdigställts och drömmar som gått i uppfyllelse på grund av att just dessa två frågor besvarats på just det sättet. Nu är Internationella Engelska Skolan Liljeholmen ett faktum. En skola, där det tidigare inte fanns en skola. Inget hade varit möjligt utan det arbete som vår duktiga personal lagt ner, ett stort tack till er, men viktigast var modet att ta steget till att bli en elev. Nu går vi nästa läsår till mötes, med en större skola, med fler elever och lärare som mål.

Men först skall vi alla koppla av, och koppla bort vardagens rutiner; såväl glädjeämnen som (framförallt) bekymmer. Sommarlov, semester och ledighet är det som just nu ligger oss allra närmst. Ta vara på den tiden, jag önskar er en skön och vilsam sommar med bad, sol och varma sommarkvällar.      

Jag är fylld av tacksamhet och vördnad för den chans som erbjöds mig i och med att jag fick jobbet som Rektor på den här skolan. Efter ett decennium av arbete inom skolvärlden och Internationella engelska skolan kan jag konstatera att detta första läsår på vår skola är det bästa jag har upplevt.

Kära vänner; ha en underbar sommar!

 

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