School Blog

Antagningsprocess/ Admissionprocess 2019/2020

November/ November

Informationskväll hölls 14 november inbjudna var de med en registrering långt fram i kön./ Information evening 14th November children in the top of the queue was invited.

Antagningspaket sändes ut vecka 47 till de 62 som står längst fram i kön i åk 6 samt de 62 som visat intresse att starta ett år tidigare i åk 5. Paketet innehåller datum för sista svarsdag 5 december. Om svar ej inkommit till detta datum antar skolan att intresse av plats på skolan ej finns och nästa barn på tur kontaktas med erbjudande om plats./ Admission packages ware sent week 47 to the 62 first in line in year 6 and the 62 who showed interest to start a year earlier in year 5. The package contains the date for the last answer day December 5th. If no response is received to this date, the school assumes that there is no interest to start in the school and the next child in turn is contacted with a place offer.

December/ December

Skolan sammanställer svarsfrekvens och nästa steg i antagningsprocessen startar, genom att nästa barn på tur i kön kontaktas med erbjudande om plats. Denna process pågår sedan till alla platser till nästa läsår i åk 5 och 6 är tillsatta./ 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 Grades 5 and 6 is filled.


Vid antagning till skolan tillämpar vi ansökningsdatum samt syskonförtur, och inför antagning till nästa läsår vill vi påminna vårdnadshavare till våra elever om registrering av syskonförtur. Enligt information i utsänt mail.

When admitting students to our school, we look at the application date as well as giving priority to siblings, therefore before the admission process for the next academic year begins, we would like to remind the guardians of our students to register siblings in our school as instructed in email.

From the Principal

The start of the academic year 18/19

Welcome to the academic year of 18/19 at IESJ.

We are happy to welcome old and new students to the academic year of 18/19. 

Most of what will happen during this year is familiar to you all. Our main priority is the same as every year:

- to provide a calm and safe environment where teachers teach and students learn.

- to set high academic standards and make sure every student reach their full potential with the support of our excellent staff. 

- to give our students a command of the English language, the key to the world.


Some things will be new to you all, and that's also how it should be. We strive to constantly evolve and get even better by listening to the feedback we get from students, staff and guardians. From last years anonymous feedback we know that:

- we deliver on our promise of a calm and safe school.

- lessons start on time.

- we expect peace and quiet.

- our school is garbage and graffiti free.

We will continue to work improving the school playground and a new parcour park will be in place this fall. 

One of the bigger changes for this term is brought on by Skolverket and the change they have made to the curriculum regarding IT and programming. At our school we started working with adding programming, IT and source criticism already last year and we are all set to meet the new requirements.

PRAO, vocational training, is also a big change this year brought on by Skolverket where they have made 10 days of PRAO in years 8 and 9 mandatory for all schools. Here at IESJ we have always had 10 days of PRAO and therefore will not really feel the effect of this new legislation.

All in all we are in for an exciting academic year and we are looking forward to all that it has to offer.


/Mrs Viljosson, Principal



School start/ skolstart 2018/2019

Welcome to the new academic school year/Välkomna till ett nytt läsår

Year/ Årskurs 5-6, 9.00-11.00 in the Aula

Year/ Årskurs 7-9, 10.00-11.30 in the Café


From the Principal

Principal's Graduation Speech 2018

Class of 2018

Today marks the end of an era for all of you sitting here. Graduation, end of compulsory school and your last days at IESJ. But as you say farewell to the well known, your friends and teachers and close the door on your highschool years you also open the door to the future. A future that we know nothing about, yet.

At IESJ you have had the opportunity to learn and grow, to fail, try again and fail again and to constantly strive to learn more, be more, know more.

We will celebrated some of your results today but there is so much more to all of you then what can be shown here. You are 124 unique individuals, all with your own unique academic and social talents.

I have borrowed a quote from Steve Jobs that I feel really summarizes my hopes and dreams for you. In his commencement speech at Stanford university 2005 he said:

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”

I hope your years at IESJ, with the help of outstanding teachers and staff, have given you just that, the courage to follow your own heart and mind.

After having spent the last two years with you, and especially after our trip to Poland, I feel confident that our future has never looked as bright. You are curious, you are kind, you are brave and you are ready to take on the world and all that it has to offer.

Class of 2018 i wish you all the best for the future.

/Mrs Viljosson, Principal