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Principal Blog - A Merry Farewell For The Holiday.

Principal Blog - A Merry Farewell For The Holiday.

Dear friends of IES Södertalje.

Merry Christmas and a Happy new year to you all. I will miss the students during the holidays and I am already looking forward to January when we all meet them up again. Yes, I’m very much look forward to my own quality time with my family, but our school is something extra. We have dedicated
excellent teachers and staff, we have great students and we have a happy positive atmosphere at school. We now complete our third term together since we opened the school and from this I am convinced that we are a great school striving for excellence.

Thanks to all of you, parents and friends, for supporting us in this effort of progressing the school towards excellence. From all of us here at school, we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Yours sincerely
Johan Öhman and staff of IES Södertälje

Lucia Concerts At IES Södertälje

Lucia Concerts At IES Södertälje

To celebrate Lucia we held two concerts on St Lucy's Day, on 13 December.  

Years 4 and 5 sang several traditional songs,  Year 6 music students were the Luciatåg,  Year 8 singers also performed a traditional song and  the special Lucia orchestra (musicians from years 4, 5 and 6) accompanied the singers. 


Special thanks to all the music students who contributed to both fantastic concerts.  Thanks also to all the staff and school who made the events possible.

The singers and musicians have worked very hard for several weeks practicing for the performance, which was wonderful.  The musicians in particular have shown great dedication learning their own individual parts of the music.

Written by Miss Gallen - Music Teacher


Student Work

Hour of Code week at IES Södertälje

Hour of Code week at IES Södertälje

It was a great week of students participating in the Hour of Code. This week helps promote computer science to boys and girls around the world. It is a great way to show the variety of jobs and possibilities that are within computer science. Thank you to all the staff and students who participated last week!

Mr Wester held the hour of code in his science lesson

Hour of Code is conducted every year during Computer Science Education Week . 2018 Computer Science Education Week was held 3-9 December, but you can have an Hour of Code at any time of the year! Computer Science Education Week is held annually in memory of computer science pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper 's birthday (December 9, 1906).

Some of our more "Tech-savvy" grade 9's helped out during the grade 4 class

Mr Wester had this to say about the week -

Each student should be given the opportunity to learn computer science. It supports problem solving, logical thinking and creativity. By starting early, students will be given the skills they need for a career in the 21st century.

For more information on the "hour of code" go to:

New IES Södertälje Book Club!!

New IES Södertälje Book Club!!

Students! If you’re interested in exploring the wonderful world of literature and to push the boundaries of your imagination by reading the best novels ever written, lets get together once every two weeks to debate it, come and join the IES Södertälje Library book club!

If you are interested in joining please see Mr Taquelim in the school library for more details. We hope to see you all there. 

Södertälje Fältarna Visit IES Södertälje

Södertälje Fältarna Visit IES Södertälje

Södertälje's own youth organization "Fältarna" visited IES Södertälje and held a talk for our year 7 students. 

The talk was an introduction to their work and to inform the students of the help they can offer in conjunction with teachers an other staff members in school. 

Fältarna are a group of adults dedicated to the help and support of young people between the ages of 12 to 18. They are present all around town especially in schools and fritids. 

Micheler and Lotta explain what it is to work for Fältarna:

A Fältarna is someone who the children can talk to, even when things are hard at home and school. We are their friends but also a role model. We are hired by the council and social services so we have a lot of support in our role. We are everywhere where young people may hang out and spend most of our times in schools. we have even covered an event in Stockholm. 

When asked about the role Micheler and Lotta explained:

We really appreciate the job, we appreciate that the kids know that they can come and talk to us and we can help, it feels really good. 

For more information about Fältarna and their work, check out:

We at IES would like to thank Lotta and Micheler for their visit and look forward to seeing them more around the school.