School Blog

Ms Allen taking over as Principal from June 1st

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.

Kind regards,

Barbara Bergström Founder and Vice ChairmanRalph Riber CEO

From the Principal

Parents Evenings

The Swallows have flown southwards and the Jackdaws are back, noisy as ever! It’s been a calm and pleasant start to the new academic year. Classes have settled and routines started establishing themselves again - just what is needed after a long summer break!

All parents are invited to our upcoming parents evenings:

Year 4-6: 5th of September 18.00 - 19.00, Schoolsoft support 19.00 - 19.30

Year 7-9: 12th of September, Year 7: 18.00 - 19.00; Year 8: 17.30 - 18.30, Year 9: 18.00 - 19.30

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Ms Allen

From the Principal

Welcome Back!

A warm welcome to all new students and a welcome back to all returning students! I hope you have all had a great summer and I am really looking forward to seeing you again, the school has been very empty over the summer.

We have had a busy summer, focusing on improving the physical school environment. Stenvalvet, our landlords, and the school, have been working together to improve the ventilation in the school. We have also employed a new cleaning company who has been working hard to clean the school from top to bottom and polishing all the floors. The Home Economics room has been refurbished and Mr Danielsson has been repainting key areas of the school with help from Ms Morrison and Mr Collins. Later on in the year, we are hoping to put up some panelling in the most exposed corridors and we have also planned to refurbish the boys changing rooms in the middle school.

Mondays and Tuesdays schedules and have been emailed out to you and can be seen on Schoolsoft (news section) but please also find Mondays times below:

Year 4: 8:30 – 11.00     Year 7: 10.00 - 12.30

Year 5: 9:00 - 11.30     Year 8: 12.30 – 15.00

Year 6: 9:30 – 12:00     Year 9: 13.00 - 15.30

Please can all students enter through the main entrance and remember that no lunch will be served on this day.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Monday!

Hilde Allen, Principal

From the Principal

Summer break is here!

Summer break is here! Students have finally started their holiday. We had some fantastic end of year ceremonies last Thursday with different performances and lots of awards. Then finally in the afternoon, we celebrated our year 9 during our graduation ceremony, with music, speeches and awards suitable for the occasion. Now the teachers are wrapping up before they also go on a well deserved summer break.

During the next two months we will be working together with the landlord to improve the ventilation in the school. We will also be repainting parts of the school as well as improving the Home Economics room. This is all in preparation for the 20th of August, when the students are welcome back to school.

Have a fantastic break and looking forward to a new academic year!

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