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News | 01 May 2024

Letter from the Principal


Published date 01-05-2024

Letter from the Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It looks like spring finally has made its way up to Stockholm just in time for Valborg and May 1st break. Very welcome for us all, but also a time when students start to move about  and stay out late in the evenings. Please have a look at the post on tips for Valborg published last week on Schoolsoft, if you haven’t already. 


Class Mixing Routines

Last week, we started to inform our students about changes in our routines for class mixing for the coming year. This week parents will get information via Mentor letter and phone calls, as well as information from the school leadership here:  

  • Starting from next academic year, the school will mix new classes in year 4 and again when the students start in year 7. 
  • The school will be making class adjustments between years, including moving individual students.
  • Teachers and Mentors will, when possible, follow the classes for several years, compared to the current routine, with one year as teachers or mentors. 

The main reasons for changing the routines are: Strengthened continuity will bring about more peace and calm in the classes, and generate stronger and more long lasting relationships between teachers -  students - parents. Secondly, we strongly believe that teachers who teach the groups for a longer period of time, will be able to adjust, support and challenge the students even more. Thirdly, we intend to revamp how the school cooperates with Class parents, and believe there is great potential through engagement and a stronger sense of community in the classes. 

It is important to reiterate that the school will continue to make class adjustments when required to ensure the best possible conditions for learning, as well as peace and calm in the classes. 


Reminder about the IES Parent Quality Survey

Thank you to all of you who have already completed the survey. Your input is a vital part of the school’s quality work.

If you haven’t been able to take the survey yet, I encourage you to take 5 minutes now and follow these steps:

  • Log into Schoolsoft’s web page with Bank-ID
  • On the start page to the right you find ‘Inquiries’ (Scroll down)
  • Find ‘Inquiries’ and click on the text to access the survey
  • Complete the survey 


Other information

We are happy to welcome Mr Rawlins back to school from parental leave on May 2nd. 


Thank you so much for your cooperation and, as always, do not hesitate to reach out to me or our staff members if you have any questions! 


Best regards, 

Linus Gellerstedt