You will have regular contact with your child’s mentor, and they can be a useful link between you and other staff at the school. If you need to get in touch with a specific teacher, student care, or the management, you can reach out to them through email or by leaving a message at the school reception (08 584 30630).
We educate all students, our schools are open to everyone. We ask parents to let us know as soon as possible after receiving a place in our school, of any special needs or requirements for special assistance so that we can plan effectively and make sure the right resources are in place to help their child succeed.
Dress code is not a term we use within IES. Our school rules are drawn up in accordance with Swedish school law and are updated every year in consultation with the student council. They do not cover students' clothing.
We will monitor your child’s progress continuously and provide written assessments of their progress to you. Grading is mandatory twice a year for students in grades 6 to 9. Students receive mid-term reports as well as grades at the end of each term, in accordance with the law.
For parents and students in grades 5, reports are given four times a year.
We hold development talks twice a year. Students write their reports together with their teachers before the talk. As a guardian, will receive information about your child's progress, one week before the development talk is held, so that you have time to talk with your child and make your own assessment of their progress.
You can then sign up for a suitable time at school to meet with your child’s mentor and other members of staff. During the meeting, a document will be drawn up in which the students, guardian and mentor together set goals for the next few months.
Everyone works to ensure that the meeting has beneficial results for the students.
Part of our promise to families is to provide a safe and calm environment where everyone can focus on teaching and learning. That environment is something that we need all of our students to help nurture, by behaving responsibly and recognising that school is their workplace. Students have a right to expect that everyone around them will abide by the rules. These rules are set by the principal following discussion with the student council and staff.
Boundaries and routines are also important for children as they grow and develop. By setting clear expectations, and establishing clear routines and following up on these we can help students to explore their own values, and who they want to develop into, in a structured way.
Yes, we always try to follow the same holidays as Järfälla municipality, this is always our aim when setting term dates.
However, we don't always have the same in-service dates as the rest of the municipality
Homework is a useful tool to help reinforce the learning which is carried out in the classroom. Students are given homework each week, though the amount of time needed will vary by age, subject and student.
Many students are active in the student council, which is elected at the start of the new school year, and which meets with the principal and assistant principal on a regular basis.
We always welcome feedback and suggestions from our students, whether they are part of the student council or communicate feedback via their mentor or another staff member. Everything we do in our schools is for the benefit of students, and their point of view is important to us.
We also conduct surveys twice each year, for students to give us input on quality of teaching, peace and calm in lessons and safety in the school. We read them all and share the results with staff and parents, and let them know what we can do to improve the school.
IES Järfälla has an active Parent Teacher Association (PTA).
The PTA meets monthly, sometimes digitally, and sometimes in the school, and is an important forum for us to exchange views and make suggestions for improvement. We have always had very positive cooperation with the PTA, and have many very engaged parents.
Some students arrive by public transport, some walk or cycle, and some are given a lift. The train station is ca 8 min away, the bus stops outside the school. Most of our students live in Järfälla.
If you believe your child might be entitled to a bus card you should contact your home municipality since this is a matter for the municipality and not the school.
Our goal is to provide the highest quality of education for all our students, and we value your feedback.
Yes, all of our schools have libraries and librarians. The library is a space where students can find or request books which will broaden their horizons, increase their knowledge and find something inspirational to read. They are also important spaces for students to quietly pursue independent study, or work on their homework. IES Järfälla is no exception.