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Political debates in Swe/SO

Political debates in Swe/SO

This week our Swedish and SO lessons were filled with political debates. 

Teacher Mr Haraldsson explains: 

"The aim of the course is to create a deep level of knowledge about the Swedish governmental parties. The students are taught about democratic values, their effect on society and their right as individuals. In this specific task, the students are also trained in rhetoric, and perform presentations in front of the whole group." 

Mr Haraldsson Leads the debate Photo: Mr Brace

When asked how the students have found the course Mr Haraldsson replied:

"The students absolutely love to talk about political institutions, and love to show their knowledge verbally. They are really passionate about the topic and for the freedom to speak openly and express themselves. Several students have already shown an amazing ability to express their point of views."

Roald Dahl Day 2018

Roald Dahl Day 2018

Celebrated every year on the anniversary of his birthday, the unofficial holiday celebrates all the characters created by the much loved and read children's author Roald Dahl whose most popular books included Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and The Fantastic Mr. Fox.


Willy wonker and The Fantastic Mr Fox. photo: Mr Brace

The annual celebration, sees school children around the world dress up as their favourite Dahl characters. IES Södertälje joined in the celebration with some fantastic costumes from Students and teachers.


Mr "BFG" Wester and Miss Nilsson. Photo: Mr Brace

Thank you to all Students and Staff involved in the Day, Looking forward to more special days like this in IES Södertälje, Keep posted!


From the Principal

Happy Summer

I’m thinking back a year and how nervous I was then. At that time, I was in recruitment mode, hiring some 30 plus staff in a period of less than three months, but what a great bunch of staff we have. We have experienced and committed teachers who won’t settle for anything less than a job well done with your kids. We have support staff that do their utmost to make sure that our students receive the best possible organization for their education, they deserve nothing less. We have an EHT who have an authentic interest in the student’s capabilities and a strong belief that all student’s can make it if they believe in themselves, and we can help them do that. At the start of the year, I didn’t know these things, I wanted them, and I believed we could achieve them, but I couldn’t be 100% sure. I thought it might take two or even three years before we get settled in as a great school, but I think we are one now. I am not saying that we are perfect, we do have many things to work on for next year, but this will now be easier with all the knowledge that we have collected from this first incredible year of operation.    

What a first year, it is amazing to see that so many things have turned out we the way we planned. The majority of our fourth graders who had about three months of English from their previous school, are improving their command of English every day, even in the corridors many of them are talking to each other and staff in English. They have learned so much English it is so pleasing to see and hear. With regards to behavior, we can see clearly that we are heading in the right direction. We have students who now say that education is their priority for the first time. The House system has been a great success and a signature of our profile, the students and staff want it and we have a lot of fun at the school doing the variety of activities. Take the orienteering day when we had groups of all grades within the houses, the fours were teamed up with the seventh graders and they took care of each other, a beautiful sight. There are so many things that have gone well this first year, and I must say that I am so proud of our students and staff at the school.

I am also proud of you parents, class parents and our PTA IES Telge, our own independent parental organization for the school. It is governed by you the parents and we as a school support and assist if needed. This is a fantastic opportunity for you as a parent to be part of this great thing we all are trying to achieve. Please contact them through mail,

Have a wonderful summer vacation

Johan Öhman

From the Principal

Spring term update

Spring term update

(Photo: Daniel Brace)

Monday, April 23rd was International Book Day, and we celebrated at IES Södertälje by having all students and teachers bring our current best read to school, and at exactly 10 o’clock, doing a “stop, drop, and read!” Many staff and students chose to dress up as their favorite book characters to add to the festive mood.

As we are heading towards the end of our first school year, our high academic standards need to be tempered with plenty of fun in order to keep our students positive and excited about school. We have a couple more House competitions coming up: a fashion design challenge and math competition; and a whole sports day of orienteering this Wednesday. In addition, an IES-wide football tournament is in the works soon.

And at the end of the term, three whole House days of activities for team building and fun will serve as a wonderful memory to last our students the summer until we see them again.

School calendar 2018/2019

Höstterminen 2018

Start 15 augusti

Avslutning 21 december

Höstlov vecka 44

Vårterminen 2019

Start 10 januari

Avslutning 12 juni

Sportlov vecka 9

Påsklov vecka 16

Lovdagar: 31 maj och 7 juni