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Important Dates for Academic Year 2018-2019

Monday, 20th of August - Students start school
Week 44- Autumn break
Friday, 21st of December, End of Term
Tuesday, 8th of January, Spring term begins
Week 7, Sports break
Week 16, Easter break
Monday, 22th of April, Easter break
Wednesday, 12th of June, End of term Year 7
Thursday, 13th of June, End of term Year 8 & 9.

We will also add in-service days  spread out over the year. Dates to be set soon.

School Dates for Spring Term 2018

Here are the dates for the spring term: 


Tuesday 9th Students start

Thursday 18th Development Talks



Thursday  8th Sports Day

W 7 12th-16th Sports Break



Tuesday 13th Y9 National Test Swe/Swa

Thursday 15th Y9 National Test Swe/Swa

Friday 30th Easter Break



W 14 2nd-6th Easter Break

Monday 9th Study Day (Studiedag)

Wednesday 11th Y9 National Test Sci

Wednesday 18th Y9 National Test SoS

Friday 20th Y9 National Test SoS

Tuesday 24th Y9 National Test Eng

Thursday 26th Y9 National Test Eng

Monday 30th Holiday



Tuesday 1st Holiday

Wednesday 2nd Study day (Studiedag)

Monday 7th Y9 National Test Math

Wednesday 9th Y9 National Test Math

Thursday 10th Holiday

Friday 11th Holiday

Monday 14th Study Day (Studiedag)

Thursday 17th Spring Bazaar



Wednesday 6th Holiday

Thursday 14th End of Year Ceremony

Swedish Prize for IES Students

Swedish Prize for IES Students

Students from Internationella Engelska Skolan Johanneberg came away from a national contest with two prizes.
The final of iLCompetition, held in Malmö, saw the students from Johanneberg win first prize in the Swedish contest - Mästerskapet i Svenska, and third prize in Spanish.
Kicki Zhou and Gunnar Fovaeus (pictured above) competed against other students from across Sweden to win their place at the national final, but to win the overall contest in Swedish was a surprise.
Kicki said: “It was very nerve-wracking, we didn’t expect to get that far, the atmosphere was very exciting and tense because everybody was there to win.
"I don’t think we realised we had won until the host said it out loud, we were so focussed on the questions that we didn’t realise it, and then it was this big rush of joy.
"I am pleased that I took part in the event, when I was first asked to the regionals I was hesitant, I wasn’t sure it was worth it, but it ended up being a memory for life, so I am glad I went."
Gunnar added: “There was only one school who got the first question right, and I thought they would win everything.  Two questions later we were in first place and they were last.
“There was a school there from Uppsala who did well, and both teams were close until the end. Then on the second to last question we beat them, which felt amazing.
“It went so fast, there were question numbers but we didn’t look at the numbers, and we didn’t know how many questions were remaining. Then suddenly they said congratulations you have won, and we couldn’t believe it, we were so happy.”
The contest is a language and culture contest in modern languages, and Swedish, for students from both grund and gymnasieskolor, with the aim of enhancing students' knowledge of languages.
While Gunnar and Kicki did exceptionally well in Swedish, they were not the only IES team in the contest.  IES Lund were also in the Swedish final with them. IES Johanneberg also took third place in Spanish, slightly ahead of IES Hässleholm who were joint fourth.  IES Hässleholm also came third in French and fourth in English.  In the contest for upper secondary schools, Internationella Engelska Gymnasiet Södermalm placed second in French and fourth in Spanish.

From the Principal

Almost the end of Year


Dear Students and Guardians,


The sun is shining and the feeling at school is wonderful. As I always write, there has been an abundance of activities in school this term. It really is full on, but in a very good way! Our National Tests have gone smoothly, despite leaks on social media etc, our teachers and students have performed well and the organisation has been fantastic.  We are now busy planning for our annual Spring Bazaar. This year we plan to make it bigger and better than ever before.  Our grade 9's can see the finishing line now and their hard work will be recognised at their graduation ceremony in June. Before that there is a chance to have fun and they will have dance and celebrate at their prom.

We have had National success in the Språkolympiad, winning first prize in Swedish and Third in Spanish - an absolutely incredible achievement - well done to all teachers and students involved!

I would also like to use this opportunity to welcome Mr Douglas McPherson to IES Johanneberg, as the new Principal from August 1st. He is an experienced principal from Gothenburg. 

AnnChristin Rothstein

From the Principal

Spring Term Update

Dear Students and Guardians,


As we approach the Spring break it is a perfect time to reflect on the first half of the spring term. We have continued our push for staff to be ever more present in the school, particularly in the corridors and stairwells. This has proven to be a great success and we are pleased to report an even calmer school. As we further build our relationships with our students and interact with them even more, the positive feeling spreads and students are kinder and more respectful of one another. The weather did start to improve and students were also finally taking advantage of our fantastic school yard. It is so nice to see them letting off steam, playing football or basketball or simply being outdoors. But as I am writing this, we have yet even more snow! Come on Spring! 


The national tests are taking up much of year 9's focus, and so far they have done Swedish, and Science will take place this Thursday, as well as after the break.


We are looking forward to our Spring Bazaar, which will take place on May 17th. This we hope will be our biggest and best bazaar ever. We have lots of exciting activities planned - watch this space!  After that, there will be less than 4 weeks until our students can rest after a long, hard-working term. There is never a dull moment at IES Johanneberg and time flies. 


Can I take this chance to also thank parents for filling in the schoolsoft survey?  If you haven't done so yet, please take 5 minutes to fill this in. We really appreciate your input. 



AnnChristin Rothstein