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IES' Bandy Star

In the basement of the A-building hides a bandy star. Daren Richardson runs the Senior School Rec Room for IES Jönköping by day, but is transformed into an international bandy player at night. Mr Richardson comes from Minnesota in the USA and is a multiple international for the USA, having represented them at numerous world championships - he has even scored goals against Sweden during these matches!

This year Mr Richardson has transferred from Jönköping Bandy, which plays in Allsvenskan, to Eliteserien Vetlanda Bandy Klubb. He has made an immediate impact. In three matches so far this year he has been an ever-present player and been named man of the match in one game and been highly commended in the other two.

When asked about his bandy success, Mr Richardson said, 'It feels great to have reached the top level of Swedish bandy. It has been a lot of hard work and I plan to continue that work and become as good a player as I possibly can.'

Mr Richardson, Bandy Star!

foto: Erik Drakenberg, xfoto
From the Principal

An inspiring journey

Hello and welcome to my first Principal’s blog entry – strangely enough for an entry in October 2011, it is actually about preparing for August 2012!

Mr Stone and I recently travelled to Edinburgh, Manchester and London on an IES recruitment trip. The goals of the trip were to find great teachers and even school leaders to join all of the 17 IES schools in August 2012. Travelling to our home country is of course a lot of fun and we enjoyed eating more than our fair share of fish and chips! More importantly, however, we really enjoyed meeting so many good teachers. In the four days we  were away, we interviewed around 70 qualified teachers and future school leaders.

The teacher quality was very high and the interviews were inspiring – hearing people’s reasons for choosing teaching, how they motivate students, their ideas about what a great teacher is - all these things fill us with hope about what schools can achieve and what potential there is in people for having a positive impact on others. Something else we discussed was how easy it felt for both Mr Stone and I to talk about our school, IES Jönköping. We forget sometimes how much we have all achieved together in just two years and just how far our students have grown and developed… it only really hits you when you have to explain it to someone else.

In short, we came back from the trip feeling very proud of what we have achieved and of all the staff, students and parents who have helped to build this school since we opened in August 2009.

Engelska skolan utökar

Under hösten 2011 har Internationella Engelska skolan fått tillstånd från Skolinspektionen att utöka sin verksamhet i Jönköping till att även omfatta förskoleklass (F) och årskurserna 1-3. Skolan ser detta som en fantastisk möjlighet speciellt med tanke på de ökade kraven som Skolinspektionen har på ansökningarna.

Det finns flera olika förslag att ta ställning till om hur IES ska utöka verksamheten. Skolan har ännu inte beslutat om samtliga årskurser 1-3 ska startas upp på en gång eller öka gradvis och börja med att bara starta upp i årskurs 1 för augusti 2012. De olika alternativen diskuteras för närvarande. Så snart det har fattats ett slutligt beslut kommer skolan att informera alla som står i elevkön. Skolan kommer även skicka ett brev med information till resterande familjer i Jönköping med omnejd som har barn i dessa åldrar. Det kommer även att göras ett pressmeddelande i media samt på skolans hemsida, www.engelska.se/jonkoping    

IES i Jönköping tar in elever i de flesta årskurserna (i mån av plats) och tillämpar en ”först till kvarn” policy. Det finns redan nu möjlighet att registrera barn i elevkön för årskurs 1-3 med start augusti 2012 eller senare. Enklast anmäler man via skolans hemsida eller genom att klicka här: http://jonkoping.engelska.se/sv/apply

Föräldrar som redan har registrerat sitt barn i elevkön kan ändra årskurs och startår, och behåller då sitt ursprungliga ködatum. Det enda föräldrar behöver göra för att ändra sitt barns information är att skicka ett e-mail till: info@jonkoping.engelska.se med följande uppgifter:

  • Barnets förnamn och efternamn
  • Personnummer
  • Önskat startår + årskurs

För dem som har syskon eller kompisar som är intresserade av att börja på vår skola är det redan nu dags att ansöka för att få en bra plats i kön.

Skolan vill även passa på att bjuda in till sina roliga och givande Öppet Hus-dagar. Besökarna får då en intressant guidad tur på skolan, lyssna på rektorns presentation och träffa våra lärare och elever. Detta läsåret har skolan Öppet Hus följande datum:

  • onsdagen den 9 november kl 18.00-19.00
  • lördagen den 12 november kl 12.00-14.00 (IES bjuder även på skollunch denna dag)
  • tisdagen den 24 januari kl 18.00-19.00
  • lördagen den 4 februari kl 12.00-14.00 (fika, tävlingar etc.)
  • lördagen den 24 mars kl 12.00-14.00
  • torsdagen den 24 maj kl 18.00-19.00

Alla som har några frågor är välkomna att kontakta skolan på e-mail: info@jonkoping.engelska.se alternativt på telefon: 0736-257248

Crazy Hat Day!

Crazy Hat Day!

Main image: Oscar Bäck, the students' favourite

There was something a bit unusual about IESJ on Wednesday 28th September. From the neck up the students looked a bit unusual, or dare we say, a bit? crazy?

The headgear on display in this year's Crazy Hat Day competition was, as ever, totally hilarious. Students could be seen wearing anything from a lampshade on their head to a giant kanelbulle! All the crazy hats were photographed and then put on display in the glass corridor. Students could then vote for their favourite. On Monday 3rd October, the following winners were announced: 

Alex Wyon in 7C came second with his lampshade hat.
Alex Wyon in 7C came second with his lampshade hat.

The Students' Favourite Hat category was won by Oscar Bäck in 9C who won a gift card to spend in the shops in town.

Ms Fogelberg won the best teacher's hat
Ms Fogelberg won the best teacher's hat

The Best Teacher's Hat category was won by a Junior School teacher, Ms Fogelberg.

The Winning Class category was won by 9C, mainly thanks to Oscar Bäck who received so many individual votes that he helped his class to win the most number of votes in the whole competition. For their prize, 9C were given ice creams on the following Friday.

Four hats were randomly drawn from all the photos, and these students also received a small prize: Christopher Ljungberg 5C, Mim Rönneke 4C, Josefine Lydén 5B and Holly Bott 5A.

Christopher Ljungberg, 5C
Christopher Ljungberg, 5C
Holly Bott, 5A
Holly Bott, 5A
Mim Rönneke, 4C
Mim Rönneke, 4C
Josefine Lydén, 5B
Josefine Lydén, 5B

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