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 or the principal, you can reach out to them through Schoolsoft, this is linked at the top of the webpage.
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 for students in grades 6 to 9, who receive mid-term reports as well as grades at the end of term, in accordance with the law. For parents and students in years 4 to 5, reports are given four times a year.
All F-3 students and parents receive regular feedback on progress during development talks, but grades are not set for these year-groups.
We hold development talks twice a year. As a family you will receive a card to fill in, two weeks before the talk is held, so that you have time to talk with your child and make your own determination 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. The report prepared by the family is compared with the teachers’ report during the development talk, providing a solid base for discussion. 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 are also important for children as they grow and develop. By setting clear boundaries 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.
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 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.
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 Krokslätt is a year 3 to year 6 school. In Sweden you start year 3 the year you turn 9 years old.
Our students come from many different places. Some are native English speakers but most are of Swedish origin and have attended the compulsory Swedish school system.
Knowing English well is not a prerequisite for starting in our schools. Most of our students have attended Swedish schools before coming to us and have acquired a basic foundation in English.
Our experienced teachers are familiar with teaching English to students at various levels. Students in grade four are introduced to learning in English by having a more gradual language immersion.
We know that we are a school in Sweden where students are able to achieve fluency in both English and Swedish. Therefore equal emphasis is placed on commanding both languages, English and Swedish.
We celebrate Swedish holidays, traditions and cultural events plus other international holidays.
We are committed to providing a safe, orderly school environment where students can learn and teachers can teach. Responsible behaviour is essential in achieving this goal. We have a long-standing set of expectations for conduct. These expectations are based on the principles of civility, mutual respect, good citizenship, character, tolerance, honesty and integrity. This code applies to all students and school personnel.
All of our schools have an active student council. The rules are set by students and staff working together. The final decision on rules belongs to the principal.
Violations are handled and quickly expeditiously and can result in various consequences. A clear distinction is made between disciplinary aspects and student care work. Parental consent and participation are important for students to succeed and are the key to everything we do.
Yes, but we do not have school uniforms. We expect all students to give proper attention to dress appropriately for school and school functions. A student’s dress, grooming and appearance shall not disrupt or interfere with the educational process.
Teachers and all other personnel should exemplify and reinforce an acceptable view on student clothing and help students develop an understanding of appropriate appearance in the school setting. Our teachers are professional educators and advisors to the students and are addressed as Mr and Ms and not by their first name.
Yes. We generally adhere to the same schedule. In-service time will be different from school to school and is noted at the beginning of term in the school calendar.
We advise against taking holidays when school is in progress and from extending the holidays. The Teaching time is far too valuable and it is out of respect for learning that we advise against using school time for holidays. This is a very important lesson for our students. The fact that parents prioritize education reinforces this message. In an emergency, you are welcome to contact your principal.
Many students are active in the Student Council. Members of the student council are elected by the students at the beginning of the new school year. Regular meetings with the principal and assistant principal are a part of this process.
The municipalities distribute bus cards for their students. If a student lives in the municipality of Gothenburg, you will receive the bus card and it will be sent home by the municipality. If you live in another municipality, please contact the home municipality. The school does not hand out bus cards.