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Admission and information/ Antagning och information om IES samt IES Järfälla

In these times we adapt our information channels to be able to reich out with our information/  I dessa tider anpassar vi våra informationskanaler för att kunna nå ut med vår information.

This year we conducted our information evening digitally and in the links below you will find information from that evening. We starts with our principle Mrs Sara Viljosson who want to say some words about our school/ I år genomförde vi vår informationskväll digitalt och i nedan länkar kommer ni finna information från kvällen. Vi börjar med några ord från vår rektor Mrs Sara Viljosson.   


In link below you will find the tour of IES Järfälla that Mrs Viljosson talked about and was shown during the evening. Two of our students show you around the school. /  I länknedan finner ni den rundvandring på IES Järfälla som Mrs Viljosson talade om och som visades under kvällen. Två av våra elever visar er runt i skolans lokaler, se länk nedan.


During the evening we informed about our school and the admission process, you can find the information in the document below/ Under kvällen berättade vi om vår skola och antagningsprocessen , ni finner denna information i dokument nedan.        


More information about our organisation youwill find in the link below from - / Ytterligare information om vår organisation får ni i länk nedan från Ms Anna Sörelius Nordenborg Internationella Engelska Skolans Chief Executive Officer.


November newsletter 2020

Winter is coming!  So far it is mostly the clocks that show any winter time, but we can all feel the mornings getting colder, slowly but surely...

Mid term = checkpoint time

In school, this time of the year is a good  time to “zoom out” and see where you are - this goes for teachers as well as students. This of course has to do with students writing their reports and that SPT meetings are taking place in late October. 

We at IES Järfälla, have worked hard to get our message through about the importance of feedback and it is great to see and hear students catching on to it. The students completed a survey recently where they were asked to rate the level of feedback they received so far. The answers were very positive across the school, and a clear improvement from the results on the same questions in the spring.

The SPT meetings went well, and we would like to thank all of you as well as ourselves for making the best out of these digital meetings. We were also happy to see so many parents using our new digital subject teacher booking. 

Quality visit

Our school has had a quality visit from IES head office. For a full day they visited classes, talked with staff and had meetings with management. They summarised the day in our school with very positive feedback regarding the atmosphere in classrooms and hallways, the clarity and professionalism amongst teachers in the lessons they visited as well as the positive vibes around our school motto Stronger Together.  We can but agree!

What is going on outside lessons?

A lot! Our clubs are running at full speed, we have the music club with Mr Andrews, the Warhammer club with Mr Peach, the International Culture club with Ms Eriksson and Ms Mchaite. The sports club with Mr Ersoy ran for 4 weeks, but is now pausing.

Next week we celebrate Barnboksveckan / Children’s book week, with many activities, both in- and outside of the lessons. Thursday is “Nationella läsdagen” which will be celebrated by a Book swap for both staff and students and also have Dress up Day as a book character. Quizzes and Drop and read will also take place, what an interesting week. Read more in detail on SchoolSoft.

The Fun Fridays continue, in October it had a Halloween twist! On the picture with the red frame named Halloween dress up you can see Ms. Barta and Mrs. Vermaak looking just right for the season. 

We have also made a movie recently. The movie is showing our school to new students about to start here. The film has two conferenciers, our students from year 8, Elton Stålspets and Hannah Kinane. They did great and could probably run Melodifestivalen without any problem!

Our science department took part in  “The European Union Science Olympiad, a competition that gives students the opportunity to show their capabilities in natural sciences. From left: Luka Stevenson, Alex Soproni, Leif Sundqkvist.

On October 21:st our SO-department organised the UN-day. It was a great day with a lot of important and sometimes thought provoking content. 

Wishing you all a healthy, and happy November!

Management of IES Järfälla


Admission to academic school year 2021/2022

The admission process for next academic school year has started.

Invitation to our information evening (this year digitaly) has been sent out to children firts in line and their guardians.

IESJ invites more students than the places available, that means an invitation are not a garantee for a place in our school.

Week 47 admission package will be sent out to the 62 students first in line for year 5 and 6. After last day for answer the school 

compiles the response rate and the next step in the admissions process starts by contacting the next child in line with an offer of place.

This process then proceeds until all places to the next academic year in Grade 5 and 6 is added.


Antagningsprocessen för nästa läsår har startat.

Inbjudningar till informationskväll (i år digital) har sänts ut till elever först i kön och deras vårdnadshavare.

Skolan har bjudit in fler än de platser som finns att erbjuda vilket betyder att en inbjudan inte är en garati för en plats på skolan.

Vecka 47 kommer antagningspaket att sändas ut till de 62 elever som står först i kö till åk 5 och 6. Efter sista svarsdag sammanställer skolan de svar som kommit in och nästra steg i antagningsprocessen tar vid genom att skolan kontaktar nästa barn på tur med erbjudande om plats.

Denna process fortsätter sedan till alla platser i åk 5 och 6 är tillsatta till nästa läsår.

Start of Term, Autumn 2020

Start of Term, Autumn 2020

And suddenly it’s October 1st! Seven weeks of getting started, meeting new classes, and teachers, reestablishing routines, team-building, setting expectations and we think we can say the school year is up and running now. 

It has been a good start, the weather has been kind to us, so students are still having PE outside, and our playground is full of active, ball-throwing students at break. Others are happy to simply chill on the benches.  

Walking around the school we see good, calm lessons taking place. We are sure you keep yourselves updated on SS and there would be too much to mention every topic in every year group,  in a letter like this. 

Lessons and learning have been punctuated with other activities that have been appreciated. Our first “Stronger Together” event was of course crazy hair day which brought in money for Lebanon, and Höstlunken (again a sunny morning) raised double the amount of money to help children in Yemen. Thank you for your generosity in sponsoring your child in that event! We currently have 2 clubs in the afternoon, house competitions and a very popular Fantasy Football Competition with 80 eager managers - thanks to Mr Cherry. 

Our Equal Treatment Plan is referred to regularly, through monthly klassråds and reinforced in various ways in lessons. Year 5 will have classes in conflict resolution, Year 6 talk about Grit and friendship, Year 7 are working on self-esteem, Year 8 are having DISA to help them deal with both positive and negative feelings, and  Year 9 talk about dealing with stress and change.

As a management, we have drafted a plan that will be put into action should Covid -19 return - a plan we hope not to have to implement. As you know our SPTs will take place digitally this term, and now is the time to book a time with your child’s mentor. 

Wishing you all a healthy, and happy October. 

Management of IES Järfälla.