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IESH Student Council at EU parliament seminar

IESH Student Council at EU parliament seminar

Friday January 19th, the IESH Student Council attended the annual school debate at Europahuset, the EU headquarters of Sweden. Two of the swedish representants in the EU parliament, Linnéa Engström (Miljöpartiet) and Jasenko Selimovic (Liberalerna), were present to discuss and answer questions asked by students from 7 different schools within the Stockholm area.

IESH asked questions regarding the advantages and disadvantages of changing the swedish currency from SEK to Euro, as well as difficult choice to do the best for Sweden or the best for Europe.

Regardless of the many tough questions about Brexit, the migration crisis and the climate change, as well as the fact that the politicians represented different political blocks, no actual debate took place as they agreed with each other most of the time. Although, all questions came with well developed answers, some more complex than others. Being a refugee himself in the past, Jasenko Selimovic had a burning interest for migration politics, and Linnéa Engström showed that she really loves to discuss climate politics.

The Student Council would like to thank the politicians, Markus Bonekamp (chief manager at the European Parliament’s information office and moderator of the debate) and anyone else involved in organizing this event.

Author: Wilhelm Karlsson, yr 9

From the Principal

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


I would like to wish all in the IES Hässelby Strand community, families, and friends a safe and happy Christmas.

I am privileged to be a part of a school that puts emphasis on a calm learning and working environment where students academic and social development is at the heart of everything we do.

I want to thank all the wonderful students at IES Hässelby Strand for this term. Our students show us each day that they take care of and enjoy their school community and that hard work pays off.

I would like to thank the dedicated teachers and other staff at the school. They are to be celebrated for the way they have worked this term, through success and through challenges. The staff recognize and celebrate the students every single day. Thank you! Without the amazing effort from the support staff the teachers would not be able to teach, and students would not be able to learn. Thank you to everyone in the Student Care Team and Spec Ed Team, Behaviour team, Junior Club and Administration Team.

Parents and guardians are not to be forgotten. Thank you for your ongoing support. I look forward to working with you and your students next term and for many terms to come. You are important to the success of our school. 

The PTA (Parent Teacher Association) also deserve a huge thank you for playing such an important role in our school community. I am very happy with the cooperation we have had this term.

I am sure that all of you have a good feeling about your school looking back at this term.

The first day of Spring Term is Wednesday 10th January 2018. It will be a regular school day. Please see SchoolSoft or Novaschem for your schedule. 

Thank you again so much for this term, and let me wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

Kind Regards, 

Mr Granström


Antagning och inskrivning information

Antagning och inskrivning information

Ett barn kan inte registreras i kön för en IES-skola under det kalenderår då det har fötts. Första kömöjligheten är 1 februari följande kalenderår. Regeln syftar till att ge alla samma chans till en plats, oavsett när på året som ett barn fötts. Denna förändring införs den 1 januari 2018 och berör dem som registreras i kön från och med detta datum.


Inför årskurs 4, 2018, startar antagningen vecka 44 med inbjudan via mail till den mailadress familjen registrerat.


Vi genomför inför årskurs 4 alltid en "Workshop Day" där barnen får en möjlighet att uppleva hur det är att vara elev i vår skola. Samtidigt får vårdnadshavare information om skolan från ledningsgruppen. Det är de barn som står främst i vår kö som får möjligheten att komma till skolan och hälsa på. Platser tilldelas i datumordning enligt registrering i IES Hässelby Strands kö. Skolan tillämpar syskonförtur vilket innebär att elev som nu går på skolan och har ett syskon som vill börja får förtur även om syskonet har ett senare registreringsdatum än andra barn i kön. Erfarenheter och kunskap som skolgång i utlandet, engelska som modersmål etc ger inte förtur.

Vi har begränsad möjlighet att svara på frågor under antagningsprocessen. Därför ber vi om ert tålamod.Många frågar oss om deras barns möjlighet till plats. Detta är en fråga vi inte kan besvara eftersom antagningsprocessen pågår. För att logga in till kön och uppdatera kontaktuppgifter; följ denna länk. Inloggningsuppgifter skickades till den mailadress ni angav samma dag som ni registrerade ert barn i elevkön.


Admission and registration information :

A child can be registered in queue the 1st February of the next year the child is born. This means they cannot be registered the same year as they are born. This is so that each child gets a fair chance to be in queue irrespective of the time in the year when they are born.

This comes in effect from 1st January 2018.

Admission for grade 4 2018-19 has started week 44 with invitations via email registered with us.

We have a “workshop day” for our grade 4 students where they meet our teachers and see how it feels to be a IESH student. At the same time parents get to meet the Principal for an information session. Invitation is based on the queue system, the first in queue is offered first. If for some reason they are unable to join, the place is offered to next child in queue and so on. Sibling preference is the only preference given when the sibling can come before the others registered in queue.

We have limited opportunity to reply to your email during the admission process and we thank you for your patience. We receive many questions if their child will get a place, to which we cannot answer right now as the admission process is going on. You can login in the queue via this link . Login details will be sent to the email you had registered at the the time of submitting the application.

The new classrooms - an update


Here is just a quick update on the progress of the build. As students, staff and parents know, we are adding two new rooms to the main building, A1. In a couple of weeks we will have an assembly room / new classroom for all Music lessons, as well as a new Grade 5C classrom. Have a look at the photos! We only have to put the floor down, install projectors, whiteboards, and get the furniture in place. Then the new rooms are completed, and students and staff can move in, hopefully by Monday November 13th. 

Grade 5 Classroom


Assembly Room / Music Room 

Kind Regards, 

Mr Granström

From the Principal

Autumn is Here

Dear readers,

Many fantastic things are happening at IES Hässelby as we are fast approaching Autumn break. We are all very busy this time of the year, and I thought I would share some examples of activities, besides classroom lessons, happening at the school this far:

- Grade 9 students and teachers have been to a field trip to Fotografiska Museet, and are going to Armémuseet on Friday this week.

- Grade 7 students are going on a Ghost Walk in Gamla Stan for Halloween.

- Grade 4 students have had circus lessons with staff from the organisation Cirkus Cirkör.

- The MFL department teachers planned for and celebrated The European Day of Languages.

- We have had a Sports Day organised by the P.E. department.

- The Student Council has had their first formal meeting (Matråd) with the new catering company.

- We had a day of 'Taste of Choice’ . Instead of doing a different choice activity each choice day, this year students will do one Choice project throughout the 6 days of Choice. The outcomes of the Choice project will be exhibited during Spring term. Before the students made their choice of project they had mini-lessons of all available Choice activities.  

- Students in Grade 6 and 9 are getting ready for oral National Tests in English, Swedish, and Maths.

- Students competed against their teachers in a Students vs. Staff Dodgeball Tournament.

- The first rehearsals for the school musical has happened.

- IGCSE (Cambridge Exams) prep for Grade 9 English went really well with more than 50 students signing up. 

- Open House for all grade levels  

- Teachers are right now busy updating students' subject rubrics and writing comments in SchoolSoft. The mid-term reports are available on Wednesday October 18th.  

As mentioned, we have had Open House for all grades. These are days when we invite parents to join their child at school for a day. In the Grade 4 Open House we had some 50 parents joining! I really enjoy the Open House days as it gives me a chance to speak to new and old IESH parents. It is also fantastic to see how proud students are of their school and that they want their parents to meet the teachers. One parent tweeted about her experiences at the grade 6 Open House. 

Monday 23rd October, PTS (Parent Teacher Student) Conferences are held at the school. We look forwarding to seeing all parents then. 

Thank you for reading!

Kind regards,

Mr Granström, your Principal