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Fancy Dress Day #21

It's that time of the year again when we put on our craziest, prettiest or most outrageous costume to participate in the annual Fancy Dress day!

As it falls less than a week before halloween and on the last day before Autumn break, why not make it a halloween themed costume this year!

Please note: masks and any form of weapons are strictly forbidden as part of the fancy dress

We look forward to photographing all the creativity on Friday 26th October and having some friendly competition amongst Primary, Junior and Senior school!

See you there!


PSA Meeting Thursday 11/10 #20

We would like to warmly welcome all parents and guardians who have signed up for the PSA meetings this academic year. Our first meeting of the year is tonight, Thursday 11th October at 18:00. In our initial PSA meeting we plan to discuss the vision and goals for the year ahead and nominate parents to fulfill various roles.

We look forward to it being a real success this year! We hope the working relationship of the school and the Parent School Association helps to unite students, parents and the school in a way that is beneficial to all three.

However, if you are unable to attend this evening, you will have the opportunity of volunteering at the upcoming parent evenings, please see below future meeting dates:

Week 48: Tuesday 27th November, 2018

Week 9: Wednesday 27th February, 2019

We welcome you and look forward to seeing you there!

Skolval Results 2018 #18

To demonstrate the reality of elections and the importance of voting during the elections IES Senior School was actively involved this year with participating and casting their vote in Skolval 2018.

The election took place in the morning of Friday 7th September, it was set up to mirror the real government (riksdag) election that took place on Sunday 9th September 2018.

Once the students placed their votes, the results were counted and sent to Skolvalet. We were then able to compare how our students at IES voted compared to students from other schools in Jönköping and Sweden.

Please see below results of our students votes at IES Jönköping:

Please see the results of the students’ votes from across Jönköping and Sweden:


Tom Bennett visits IES Jönköping #17

Tom Bennett visits IES Jönköping #17

As part of our staff training and professional development program for this academic year, Simon Varley arranged an Inservice Day for the team to have a training day with Tom Bennett.

Tom Bennett is the founder of Research Ed and is the author of a number of books about life as a teacher and working with behaviour management.
The title to some of the books are; Teacher Proof,​ ​Not Quite a Teacher​,Teacher: Mastering the Art and Craft​ ​Behaviour Guru.

The day was filled with a number of group activities, presentations, plenary and Q&As to ensure the staff were able to get the most insightful training with Tom Bennett. Some of the topics of discussion for the day included but were certainly not limited to: Running a School: behaviour for leaders, Creating a Culture: behaviour lessons from the best schools & Creating a culture where all flourish.

The day ended with cheese and wine at the school for all staff to have the opportunity to mingle and share their thoughts, opinions and learnings from the day.

Please see below example from Tom Bennett of the common features required to help ensure a successful culture is created by all staff for both students and staff:

Health Week #16

Health Week #16

It's that time of the year again where we consciously make the effort to eat healthier and participate in activities that make us feel more active and healthy!

Week 39 is Health Week so let's bring in the cold chills of the autumn season with some healthy treats to keep us energised!

IES is ensuring there is an even healthier menu than normal this week for breakfast, lunch and mellanmål with more vegetarian options as well as providing lots of apples, bananas and other fruits to all students every morning of Week 39 to help keep them healthy!

So please join us in encouraging our students to always eat healthy and to maintain a healthy lifestyle by encouraging more healthy eating and exercise, especially during Week 39!