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IES: Celebrating 25 years of excellence in education

By Rachel Heimeier
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On Saturday, Internationella Engelska Skolan celebrated its 25th anniversary of providing quality education to students in Sweden. I was honoured to be amongst the 400 plus guests gathered in the Blue and Gold Halls of City Hall in Stockholm to celebrate IES and the success of our founder Ms Barbara Bergström. What an amazing person and entrepreneur. It was a magical evening of festivities. A superb dinner fit for noble laureates. Outstanding entertainment from IES alumni, staff, student choirs and performers. Not to mention our founding mother herself who bedazzled us with a performance in a

Welcome to IEGS!

By Rachel Heimeier
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Whether you are a returning student or a new student to our learning community, I wish to extend a warm welcome to Internationella Engelska Gymnasiet (IEGS) for the academic year 2018/2019. At IEGS we are prepared to help our students on their life-long learning journey, both academically and socially. Our goal is to support our students and equip them with the skills needed so that they can be the best version of themselves, reaching the goals that they are setting. Today, August 15th, we welcome our first year students to IEGS!

Please note, formal classes for the academic year begins on

Spring has sprung!

By Rachel Heimeier
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With Art Exhibitions, Open Houses, third year theatre productions, successful language competitions, school trips and exchanges, Nordic debate, model UN, IHC dance, chess, ensemble, basketball and not to forget World Book Day and introductions to research on the EU BigO project complete, what is there left to do at IEGS this spring term!

Well, the month of May has brought warmer weather, colourful flowers and chirping birds - all signs of a fabulous spring! At IEGS, the month of May has also contributed to our students increased excitement and nerves as the end of term is drawing near

Modern Language Achievements of 2018

By Megan Rocher
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This year the Modern Languages Department here at IEGS has had the privilege of participating in two language competitions; the annual Språkolympiaden (the Olympic Games of Languages) as well as the Chinese Bridge, a Chinese language proficiency competition. Both of these competitions look, not only at the students competency in each language, but also at the cultural norms and practices of these countries.

After competing in the first round of the Språkolympiaden in January, our students qualified for the Regional Final in Spanish, French and German. In March the students in Spanish, Parnian

A New Year at IEGS

By Rachel Heimeier
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It’s 2018, the start of another 12 brand new chapters, 365 new opportunities to learn, improve, try new things, live healthier, be open to change and challenges! January is a time for new year resolutions and forward planning. And forward planning we are at IEGS! 2018 will bring another graduating class in the spring and it will bring in new applications for our autumn intake of first year high school students. The year 2018 also means a celebration of 10 years in our building in Södermalm – one of the hippest, liveable neighbourhoods according to Vogue. Our building has always been a school

IHC Debate 2017

By Megan Rocher
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It has been an exciting two weeks here at IEGS as we have just had our yearly inter-house Debate Competition! Starting the week off strong was the first debate starring the former champions from King House and the seasoned Curie. Representing King were Benjamin , Akshat and Andreas and on the opposite side representing Curie were Douglas, Katarina and Nada. The first debate had the motion that Extremist Groups should be Banned in Sweden. The debate started with the proposition clearly laying out their points in a detailed matter explaining how the current political situation in Sweden has been

Welcome Back To School!

By Rachel Heimeier
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I wish to extend a warm welcome to our new and returning students to IEGS for the academic year of 2017/18. All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted staff have been planning and preparing for our student’s return. Our enthusiastic administration team have been registering new students, ordering needed materials and updating student files. Our hard working and conscientious custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning and painting the facility.
We are ready for the year ahead!
 
In my morning address to each year group, I

World Book Day in the Library

By Megan Rocher
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World Book Day is a yearly event, celebrated April 23rd, organized by UNESCO as a worldwide tribute to books and reading. More information about World Book Day and UNESCO.

Of course we will celebrate World Book Day in the IEGS Library as well! Since April 23rd is a Sunday this year, the celebrations will be on Friday. The day will feature secret books, author visit, literature quizzes and more. Everyone is Welcome!

Author Anders Fager. Photo by Anna-Lee Jansén

At 11:50 of Friday 21st the author Anders Fager will give a lecture and discuss writing with the students. Anders Fager is a Swedish

Winter Sports Day 2017

By Megan Rocher
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Last week Friday staff and students here at IEGS had the privledge of participating in Winter Sport Day. Students could choose to do any one of the following activities; skiing, skating, climbing or hiking! Keep reading this blog to find out more about the highlights of the day and the the kodak moments as recorded by Students.

Romme Skiing
Blog Contribution By Rebecka Durén 

I have been waking up at 6am since the age of 12 to get up for school, but no morning have I woken up with as much energy as I did when the alarm went off at 04:50 on Friday the 10th of February - Winter Sports Day

Physics trip to ESRF in Grenoble

By Megan Rocher
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At the end of October this autumn I, together with two other natural science students at IEGS, had the wonderful opportunity to go to Grenoble to visit ESRF, a synchrotron facility. Which obviously is a thing we all talk about on a daily basis. It is an electron accelerator, producing X-rays. Which might be even more confusing.

My name is Matilda Froste. I was one of the in total twelve girls who had sent in a contribution to a physics competition that would take us to ESRF and the city in which it lies. We quickly realised using English as a mean of communication in France wasn’t the most

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