Dear Parents, Students and Staff at IES Uppsala,
Earlier this year Mr. Mikael Östling let the management of IES know that he has accepted a new role, away from education, and will leave IES Uppsala at the end of the school year. We are pleased to inform you that Ms. Hilde Allen has now been appointed Principal of Internationella Engelska Skolan in Uppsala, effective Thursday, 1 June, 2017.
Ms. Allen will be well known to you as the Assistant Principal of IES Uppsala. She played an important role in the successful start of the school in 2011, when she was the Academic Coordinator. She is an experienced and dedicated educator, who has worked in education since 2006, including at two schools in the UK as a teacher of science, and later at IES Bromma, from January 2009, where she worked as a science teacher and later as the head of the science department. She holds a Master of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Uppsala as well as teaching qualifications from both Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Mr. Östling will remain the Principal until Ms Allen formally takes up the post. They will work closely with the rest of the team at IES Uppsala to ensure a smooth transition as the school continues to provide the highest quality of education to students.
As well as welcoming Ms. Allen to her new role, we are sure you will join us in thanking Mr. Östling for his five years of leadership at IES Uppsala. We wish him every success in the future.
Barbara Bergström Founder and Vice ChairmanRalph Riber CEO
Our grade 7 enjoyed the ice days last week, focusing on ice safety. A number of students and staff took the opportunity to jump into the water under controlled conditions of course!
Welcome back to a new term! It was fantastic to see all students again and it seems everyone has a had a restful break!
This term will see some exciting events such as the ice training with year 7, PI competition and a Talent show and Winter Sports Day for the whole school. We are also looking forward to events highlighted by the Student council such as Valentines day and Pink Shirt Day.
Parents evenings are also coming up week 4 and 5, 18.00 - 19.00 on Wednesdays (please check schoosoft for more details).
Now, let’s hope for some snow to lighten up the dark days. Before we know it will however be lighter again and Spring will be on its way.
What a great start to the year! The year 4 have arrived with great energy and excitement, what a fantastic addition to our school. After 2 days with team-building and mentor time, students have quickly settled into their new classes and schedules. We’ve also kick-started our house competitions with the “Clash of the Houses” last week, putting Linné in the leading position.
The adjustment in our rule about mobile phones have paid off so far, it’s great to see students sitting outside during breaks, chatting or doing homework rather than playing games and checking social media.
Parent evenings have started last Wednesday (4-6) followed by 7-9 next this coming Wednesday. Looking forward to meeting even more parents!