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Important School Dates For Autumn And Spring Term 2019/2020

Important School Dates For Autumn And Spring Term 2019/2020

Autumn term 2019 / Hösttermin 2019:

School start / Skolstart 19/8 

Last day of the term / Skolavslutning 20/12  

Autumn holiday week 44 / Höstlov vecka 44

Other days off / Andra lediga dagar: 10/10 (Study day/Studiedag)


Spring term 2020 / Vårtermin 2020:

School start / Skolstart 8/1 

Last day of school / Skolavslutning 11/6

Sports holiday week 9 / Sportlov vecka 9 

Easter holiday week 15 / Påsklov vecka 15 (6-13/4) 

Other days off / Andra lediga dagar: 1/5 (May 1st/Första maj), 21/5 (Holy Thursdag/Kristihimmelfärds dag), 22/5 (klämdag).

From the Principal

Final Letter From Mr Öhman

Final Letter From Mr Öhman

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The end of the school year is here and the students, teachers and staff are looking forward to a well-deserved summer holiday.  My time at IES Södertälje is finishing as I along with my family will relocate to China. It is with immense sadness that I am leaving as I am so proud of the students, teachers and staff here at IES Södertälje. However, I am excited for the school moving forward towards new heights of excellence under the guidance of your new Principal, Mr. Sam West.

Under his excellent leadership, the school will continue to develop and plans for the coming year are already in place. The year 2019 – 2020 will be the first year the school operates on its full capacity as a 4 to 9 school with new grade 4  starting and our current grade 8 students moving into their final year of primary education. This expansion means that new teachers have been recruited to join the school’s community of excellent teachers and staff we currently have.

With these words I would like to say thank you for the trust you as a parent and guardians have granted me with your child/children. IES Södertälje will always mean a lot to me and I will do whatever I can to support the continued growth of this amazing school. I will most certainly follow the school’s progression with great interest and pride over the years to come.

Have a wonderful summer.


Kära föräldrar och vårdnadshavare

Läsåret 2018/19 är över och elever, lärare och personal har en välförtjänt sommarsemester att se fram emot. Några av oss kommer att fortsätta arbeta en bit in på sommaren men förr eller senare får även vi semester. Nu närmar sig även mitt eget slut som Rektor här på IES Södertälje då jag till hösten flyttar till Kina. Det är med stor sorg som jag lämna eftersom jag är så stolt över elever, lärare och personal här på skolan. Jag är också exalterad över att IES Södertälje framöver lyfts till nya nivåer av förträfflighet under ledning av den nya rektorn, Mr Sam West.    

Under hans ledarskap kommer skolan att fortsätta att utvecklas och planer för det kommande året är redan på plats. År 2019-2020 blir vårt första år då skolan opererar i fulla kapacitet som en 4 till 9-skola, med nya fyror och våra åttor som blir nior med sitt sista år i grundskolan. Denna expansion innebär att nya bra, erfarna och behöriga lärare har rekryterats och dessa kommer att berika vårt redan utmärkta team av lärare och personal som finns på skolan idag.

Med dessa ord vill jag tacka er föräldrar och vårdnadshavare för det förtroende som ni har anförtrott mig med era barn, våra elever. IES Södertälje kommer alltid att ligga mig nära om hjärtat och ni kan alltid räkna med mitt stöd vart än i världen jag befinner mig. Det är med stort intresse som jag kommer att följa er alla och en fortsatt strålande utvecklingen av Internationella Engelska Skolan Södertälje.  

Varma Sommarhälsningar

Johan Öhman

Principal IES Södertälje   

Football Inter House Competition

Football Inter House Competition

It was a nice warm sunny Friday afternoon where years 4-8 participated in an exciting and fun-filled football competition!

First of all, I would like to thank all the students and staff that  attended this years inter-house football competition.

A special thanks to the year 8 students, alongside with Mr. Cullen and Mr McInnis who took their time to barbecue and fundraise for their Klasskassa. Way to go year 8!

In year 4 & 5 it was House Aqua that battled hard and came up with an undefeated tournament to take home 1st place. Hard work by all the houses, but there can only be one champion!

In Year 6-8 it was House Ventus that took home first place! A hard fought battle again by every house, but for the second year in a row, Ventus took home first place for 6-8th grade.

Cannot wait to do this competition again!

Bonus Competition for our website readers: 

Whose feet are these in the picture below? 1st person to see Mr Brace with the right answer wins a house point. 

(Text By Mr Wester Photos by Mr Brace)

Mr West Appointed as Principal

Dear students, parents and staff of Internationella Engelska Skolan Södertälje,

As has been communicated to staff, Mr Öhman is relocating to China in August and will leave his position as Principal at IES Södertälje. Mr Samuel West has been appointed as Principal and will lead the school from 1 August 2019.

Mr West was educated in the UK and is a qualified math teacher. He has been working for IES since 2011 and assistant principal at IES Skärholmen since 2015. Most recently he had the role of Acting Principal at IES Skärholmen.

I have every confidence in Mr West's ability to lead IES Södertälje going forward as ne is an experienced educator and school leader.

Please join me in welcoming Mr West to his new role, as well as thanking Mr Öhman for his valuable contribution as the founding principal of IES Södertälje over the past two years. We wish both of them every success.

Kind regards,

Cecilia Marlow

Acting CEO

From the Principal

Update From The Principal

Update From The Principal

Dear All,

Wouldn’t you know it, Easter just passed, and summer feels like it’s well on the way. What a magnificent term we have had so far, again keeping up with all the excellent activities like the resent IES Södertälje Talent show and soon our yearly Rowing Competition, where I am sure there are some who wants the beat the highest score from last year.

Do you even remember that we started off this year in the temporary buildings for our Year 4’s and 5’s! It seems so distant even though it was only a few weeks ago, during the Sport break, we actually moved in to the new J- building. Our 4’s and 5’s have established themselves well and are as happy as can be, wouldn’t you if this is where you went to school.

We are now closing in on finishing our second year in operation and everything is going great. From surveys and other means of feedback we can see high approval rate among students, parents and staff and we are confident that we are on the right path for excellence in education for our students. We can also clearly see an increased interest among local teacher and staff who wants to work with us at our school, simply because they believe in what we do and approve with how we organise the school to achieve our convictions of having a safe and calm environment, high academic expectations and command in English.


Thank you for trusting and believing us in our ambition to deliver an excellent education for your beloved children, our students.

Johan Öhman