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!! Photo Special !! Södertälje Police Visit Junior Club

!! Photo Special !! Södertälje Police Visit Junior Club

Another special visit to Junior Club and this time it was the turn of the Södertälje Police. 

Affe from Södertälje Police answers students questions. 

Axel from grade 5 

I thought the police were cool, because he told us about things that the police do. He showed us his equipment and what they carry in their cars. We asked questions and he told us really interesting things like how much the armour weighs and what he does with his equipment. He is really cool as he likes the best teams in football and hockey. 

After a few questions the students were led outside for a tour around Affe's police car. 

Rabia Grade 4 -

The police opened the back of the police car and showed us what was inside, they had lots of things including breath test kit and a box filed with really cool things. I learnt that if someone has a weapon in their hand that the police have to take it to make us safe but the most useful weapon that the police have is their voice. 

We would like to thank the Södertälje police for visiting us and for all the hard work that they do to keep us safe. 

Spooktacular October At IES Södertälje's Library

Spooktacular October At IES Södertälje's Library

This month spooky happenings are a-foot at our new school library, ghosts and goblins, skeletons and demons are present all around. Our new Librarian, Mr Taquelim has transformed our Library into the scariest department in school, with fangtastic decorations and a selection of scary books. 

Cynthia from 4th grade student said this:

Its nice! I like the little cups with scary things in them. I also like the scary books, at the moment I am reading "Silverpokjen" It is about a boy who sees a boy that no one else can see and the boy wears shorts even though the book is set in the winter. It's scary because nobody else can see the boy.


Mr Taquelim explains:

It's been a fantastic experience to have organised this special month with a group of very avid readers. It's exciting to see the level of participation demonstrated by our students. This being the library's first year, and to see the interest from our readers growing exponentially, makes this "scary" Librarian a very happy voodoo bookworm ;-)

We hope all our students can come and check out our Library and "Trick or Treat" yourself to a book and have some "Skele-fun"!

!! Photo Special !! Fire Brigade visit IES Södertälje

!! Photo Special !! Fire Brigade visit IES Södertälje

This week IES Södertälje's Junior club had a very special visit from the Södertälje Fire Brigade.


During the visit Södertälje Fire department split up the class into 3 groups and each group had a different activity to do. The 1st group of students had a tour around the Fire trucks, the 2nd group learned how to put out a real fire, using a fire blanket and doll, and the third group got to look at the "ladder pump". 

'Fire truck tour', Students were surprised at the amount of equipment that could fit inside the trucks.

Students learning how to put out a clothing fire.

Students checking out the "ladder pump"

Mr Brace who orginised the visit had this to say about the visit:

It was an amazing day for the children, I remember as a child when the firefighters came to our school that it was one of the most exciting days that we ever had, and that's why I wanted to do the same for our students. The Södertälje Fire brigade went above and beyond what we expected from the visit, and really interacted well with the children to make the visit a truly memorable one.  Our huge thanks go to Södertälje Fire brigade and to all of the Firefighters that were involved in the visit. 

Mr Brace and the Södertälje Fire department

The day finished off with the Firefighters joining the Junior Club students for afternoon dinner.   After this the students continued with a "Breathing apparatus" demonstration followed by a question and answer session to end the visit. 


Trying on and discovering how heavy the breathing apparatus was. 


Södertälje Fire department take questions.

From the Principal

From the Principal

From the Principal

What a good school start we have had this year. New fantastic Grade 4 students and some new students in the other grades as well. Grade 4 and 5 have their own classrooms in the temporary building. These buildings will be used until we get access to our newly renovated building when it has been brought up to the standard that IES expect. We hope we will be able to move there by the spring term and it will be a great environment for our Grade 4 and 5’s.

This year we have Heads of Year (HoY) for Grades 4-5, 6-7 and 8. HoY’s are the pastoral head for the mentors in their year group. This organisation will make the communication about our students much more efficient, within our school, and with you as parents. One addition to this year is the Student planners. These will be used to further our communication with the parents about homework, behavioural issues, rewards and many other things too. Students are required to take them to every lesson and they are signed every week by parents to ensure that good lines of communication are maintained between us.

House activities are up and running and the first house competition took place in August among the teaching staff before the students arrived. Thereafter, a number of competitions have been employed at school, T-shirt competition, Hoop Hop showdown to name a few. Also, we had a fantastic inauguration ceremony for our new fourth-graders where the fifth-graders welcomed and cheered their new house members. Lastly, a must mention is our second Roald Dahl day, a successful follow-up from last year.

Thank you for trusting us with the education of your children. We are fully dedicated to live up to our three convictions as an excellent school for the students, parents and staff.

Student Work

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!