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Preparations Under Way #3

Preparations Under Way #3

New Year, New You, New Us!

Preparations for a new year, a new start (for some of our staff and students) have been ongoing to ensure everything is organised and ready for Week 34 when we kick start the new academic year 2018-2019!

Come and take a look at how busy our maintenance, administration and all staff in general have been the past few weeks to make sure everything runs smoothly and as seamlessly as possible!

New books, new folders, new stationery and for some classes new furniture but most certainly new coat of paint to literally help make a fresh clean start to the year ahead!

From the Principal

Mon 20th Aug Week 34 Mentor Day #2

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please see below schedule for Monday 20th August, Week 34, to help get a better idea of the start and finish times for Mentor Day:

Week 34 Schedule

Year 1-3 start at 8:00 and finish at 13:00

Year 4 start at 8:00 and finish at 13:30

Year 5 start at 8:10 and finish at 13:40

Year 6 start at 8:20 and finish at 13:50

Year 7 start at 8:20 and finish at 13:50

Year 8 start at 8:30 and finish at 14:00

Year 9 start at 8:40 and finish at 14:10

Welcome to our new team! #1

Welcome to our new team! #1

We would like to give a warm welcome to our new staff who have joined us from around the world! 

Our team has grown even more this year with recruitment from South Africa, Europe and regions of America! 

We hope our students and parents will have the opportunity to meet and greet with our new team in the year ahead.

In the meanwhile, let's show our support and make them feel welcome and comfortable not only at IES Jönköping but also in Jönköping, Sweden!


Summer Fritids #100

IES Fritids units have had a busy summer spending this very hot summer weather with the Fritids units at Prolympia School.

They have had their fair share of fun activities to ensure they can make the most of their summer break.

So, come take a look at the photo collages the staff have displayed in the corridors of the 1st floor Fritids (opposite Rainbow unit) to see for yourself all the fun they have been having the past few weeks during the summer Fritids.

From the Principal

Yearbook letter from the Principal 2018 #98

To the Graduating Class of 2018


Congratulations! You made it!

Here are a few last bits of advice, incase you miss listening to my short speeches when you get to gymnasium...

In life, you will have good days and bad days. Even some truly awful ones.

The total number of good and bad days we all have doesn’t actually vary that much between people. What varies is our attitude towards them. Your attitude makes the difference - it can change normal days to bad ones or bad ones to acceptable ones. The lens through which you see the world IS the world.

Change your lens → change the world.

Attitude is everything. It doesn’t matter if you believe you can or believe you can’t - either way, you are right. If people can beat cancer, cycle across the US fixing punctured tyres without actually having any hands or arms, swim from Britain to France without legs then you sure as heck can sort that homework out, get that project done on time, save up for that car, talk to that person you feel all gooey about or run further than ever before. Hey, one day, you’ll have two sick kids at home and a full time job that you will have to go to despite not having had more than 42 minutes of continuous sleep at any point in the whole week. One day you might have to go through mind-bending things like burying someone you love or getting fired from a job. It happens. So when you think you’re struggling through tough times at gymnasium - remember, there’s a billion people going through something tougher than you at the very same point in time, you just don’t know about it.

So when life gets tough, and you think you’re at the end of your rope… tie a knot in it and hang on. You are capable of more than you know. If you are truly committed to doing something you will find a way. If not you will find excuses.

I would like to end this letter by saying “good luck” - but I stopped believing in luck a long time ago when I heard something infinitely more useful:

“Luck” is where opportunity and preparation meet.

/Mr Varley